Radio Nuevitas: in the heart of the city (+ Photos)

Camagüey, Cuba, Nov 25.- The work of the CMHL station in its more than 80 years of foundation is summarized in the book Radio Nuevitas: in the heart of the city, by the journalist Milagros Manresa Rodríguez, which makes available from the readers of the Spanish Academic Editorial, to end 2020 with a beautiful gift to the readers of Cuba and the world interested in a fascinating story.

The work that emerged from the investigation carried out by the author for her Bachelor of Journalism thesis, contains testimonies of the main protagonists, historical documents and almost twenty photographs of different stages of that plant, the oldest of those existing in the province of Camagüey.

The writer Oscar Viñas Ortiz, in the prologue to this first edition, recognizes the hard work of Manresa Rodríguez, who dedicated “many years tracing history” through “the testimonies of each protagonist. That is the great merit of Milagros, not stopping in the face of adversity and tenaciously maintaining her passionate love for her radio station ”.

The media made its first transmission on August 1, 1939 in an old house on Agramonte Street No.21 (now 63), between Maceo and Calixto García, thanks to the efforts of its owner Gaspar Estévez Pérez -Agriculture Inspector at that time- which had the collaboration of Benito Mayedo Verdecia, «Toto» Padrón and Angelino Vázquez; which alternated the functions of locution and operation of the equipment.

After more than eight decades, Radio Nuevitas continues with this path – melodious and hopeful – in the preference and hearts of the working people, of all those who inhabit the port city in the north of the province of Camagüey.

With current technological advances, the signal crosses the ether at 103.5 megahertz and reaches beyond its borders, being able to be heard on five continents through its digital site, another way to expand sound. fresh and novel that since August 1, 1939 enters hundreds of homes.

Oscar Viña Ortiz emphasizes that Radio Nuevitas represents a symbol of love for all its workers, from that advanced agricultural inspector -Gaspar Estévez Pérez-, to whose initiative and tenacity we owe the emergence, but whose history contributes every day a new element to this extensive « love novel ». (By Lázaro David Najarro Pujol / (Photos: Courtesy of the station)(Translated by Linet Acuña Quilez)

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