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Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Cuban Radio Celebrates 90th Anniversary
Havana, Aug 22.- Cuba is celebrating the 90th anniversary of the first radio broadcasts on the island, a pioneer in Latin America in the development of radio broadcasts.
Political leaders and the media are recognizing certain radio workers today, as protagonists in historic events on the island.
Newspapers, for example, are publishing a message by Cuban Vice President Esteban Lazo to those who work at national radio stations, recognizing them 'for contributing in the formation of the strongest traditions of struggle of our people, the defense of national identity, and for representing the best of our culture.'
Local television is broadcasting many interviews with those who anchor daily transmissions, under the motto "Sonido para ver" (See through Sound).
Fans in Latin America will also exchange tweets on the social network Twitter about the country's radio history, with the hashtag CubaRadio90.
Since the beginning of broadcasting in the 1930s, Cuban radio stations had maintained a program mainly based on information and entertainment.
In the 1950s, most of the transmitters belonged to the ruling class who possessed political power, using the stations to enforce ideological and cultural patterns that reflected their interests.
That scenario changed after the triumph of the Revolution in 1959, when broadcasts were expanded with new ideology, until becoming a right available to all people. (Prensa Latina)
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