Radio Ciudad de La Habana: August 14, 2017


Live, off-air, one-and-a-half-hour excerpt of a five-and-a-half-hour recording of Radio Cubana's AM radio station CMBE, Radio Ciudad de la Habana, Havana, Cuba, on 14 August 2017 beginning at 21:00 UTC. The station operates on an frequency of 820 kHz from a transmitter in the Arroyo Arenas area of Havana with a power of 10 kW and an omnidirectional antenna. There is some confusion about the correct current call letters of the station. Government documents state CMBE, while other sources state CMBU. On air, the station uses CMCA and these were the official call letters in the past when the station used a different transmitter site.

The transmission was received on a Tecsun PL-880 receiver with its built-in ferrite-bar-loop antenna in Naples, Florida, in AM mode with 5 kHz RF filtering. Reception was fairly good although the signal is a bit weak initially and there is some atmospheric noise due to thundershowers and thunderstorms in the Naples area. The transmitter went off the air a few seconds before the end of the recording and didn't return for about five minutes.

Radio Ciudad de la Habana, or simply Radio Ciudad, is a youth-oriented radio station with an emphasis on cultural and musical programming.

The recorded programs are "Diario Hablado" and "Rapsodia Latina."