Radio Quito: May 1985

Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Paul Harner, for the following recordings. Paul notes:

Aside from HCJB, Radio Quito was the first signals I ever received from Ecuador.  The station would reach the midwestern USA in the evening hours.
On a Saturday evening in May 1985, Radio Quito was playing an enjoyable mix of cumbia and salsa music and I decided to roll tape.  The first half hour was recorded on a cassette, and the last hour was recorded on an open reel machine.  To reduce interference I recorded the station in single sideband instead of AM.  While I am not completely sure of the date, I believe this was recorded on 4 May 1985.  The recording starts at around 0130z/UTC and ends with their sign-off at 0300z/UTC.

HCJB (Quito, Ecuador): July 19, 1979

Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Tom Laskowski, who sends us his first shortwave recording: HCJB Ecuador.

Tom recorded this broadcast, on 9 MHz starting around 0600 UTC on July 19, 1979 using a GE portable radio. Tom has informed us that he has a number of shortwave recordings on cassette that he will be sharing in the near future. Many thanks, Tom!

Ecuadorian Music circa 1976-1978

Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Greg Shoom, for this recording of music from the late 1970s. Greg describes the recording:

"This is a compilation of Ecuadorian and perhaps other South American music recorded on shortwave in the late 1970s (1976-1978 time-frame I think). Mostly from HCJB in Quito, Ecuador. I listened regularly to their DX Partyline program back then, and they usually included one piece of Ecuadorian music on each episode. I think most of these songs come from there. Sorry that I don't have any record of station IDs, song titles, dates, times, or frequencies for this recording."

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