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Calling the Malvinas: Argentine news broadcast in English from Rio Grande

Friday, July 5th 2013 - 05:03 UTC
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Rio Grande the city from where the news cooked in Buenos Aires is broadcast Rio Grande the city from where the news cooked in Buenos Aires is broadcast

Since Wednesday midnight Radio Nacional from Radio Grande is broadcasting news in English targeted to the Falkland Islands. The news bulletin has been prepared by Radio Nacional Buenos Aires through Radio Argentina al Exterior and will be broadcasted at the break of every day, reports Tierra del Fuego media.

The brief bulletin, so far only with Argentine news, is broadcasted from Rio Grande since they have the necessary emission power to reach the Falkland Islands, according to local reports.

“It was really exiting, thrilling to broadcast the first news bulletin for the English speaking residents of Malvinas; this is very important because of the links we expect to establish”, said Leda Soto the broadcaster from the night shift who inaugurated the “calling the Malvinas” service.

Ms Soto that for some time now “we had been thinking of implementing the project and finally last night it became true. The news report is made up in Buenos Aires; then they send it to us in Rio Grande, we edit it and put it on the air to the audience in Malvinas”.

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  • reality check

    Shades of, “Germany calling, Germany calling.”

    Who is the main broadcaster, odious Alejandro no doubt!

    Jul 05th, 2013 - 05:09 am 0
  • LEPRecon

    I'm sure that this signal will never be tuned into, unless the Falklanders want to listen to fairy tales.

    I'll bet it's even easier to block the signal all together.

    But isn't it nice that the Argentine government is still wasting all of it's money on senseless and useless things, instead of on the infrastructure or people of Argentina.

    This 'initiative' won't be around for long, because as soon as the money is gone, so will all of these wasteful 'projects'.

    Jul 05th, 2013 - 05:41 am 0
  • JuanGabriel

    They will probably broadcast on the maritime distress frequency or something

    Jul 05th, 2013 - 06:03 am 0
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