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Radio stations in Brazil / Estações de rádio em Brasil

Brasília radio stationsSão Paulo radio stationsRio de Janeiro radio stationsManaus radio stations    more ...

    Radio broadcasting in Brasil began in 1919 (PRA8 Rádio Clube de Pernambuco, Recife). Rádio Nacional, now part of Empresa Brasil de Comunicação – EBC is the largest public radio network in the country. Broadcasting is regulated by Agência Nacional de Telecomunicações – ANATEL . Currently there are 1400 AM and 6800 FM radio stations in Brazil. In 2021 regular FM band 88-108 MHz is extended with frequencies from 76 to 88 MHz. Many AM radio stations broadcast on the tropical shortwave bands of 120, 90, 75 and 60m. Radio stations identify on-air with six character call signs (three letters followed by three digits), begining with "ZY" (eg. ZYH714). Primary language on radio is Portuguese.
    Area: 8 515 767 km²; Population: 208.5 million; ITU country code: B; callsign prefix: PP~PY, ZV~ZZ

Radio stations in Argentina / Emisoras de radio en Argentina

Buenos Aires radio stationsCórdoba radio stationsRosario radio stationsSan Miguel de Tucumán radio stations    more ...

    Radio broadcasting in Argentina began in 1920 (LOR Radio Argentina, Buenos Aires). Public radio network Radio Nacional was established in 1937 as LRA and currently operates over 50 local AM/FM stations and shortwave external service – Radiodifusión Argentina al Exterior. Broadcasting is regulated by Ente Nacional de Comunicaciones – ENACOM . Currently there are 360 AM and 7600 FM radio stations in Argentina. Some stations identify on-air with three to six character call signs, begining with LO-LW prefix (eg. LRA1). Primary language on radio is Spanish.
    Area: 2 780 400 km²; Population: 44.5 million; ITU country code: ARG; callsign prefix: AY~AZ, L2~L9, LO~LW

Radio stations in Chile / Emisoras de radio en Chile

Santiago de Chile radio stationsValparaíso radio stationsConcepción radio stationsAntofagasta radio stations

    Radio broadcasting in Chile began in 1922 (CB66 Radio Chilena, Santiago). Chile's Public Radio - Radio Nacional was established in 1974 and privatized in 1995. Broadcasting is regulated by Subsecretaria de Telecomunicaciones – SUBTEL . Currently there are 261 AM and 864 FM radio stations in Chile. Radio stations identify on-air with five or six character call signs, begining with "XQ" for FM stations (eg. XQJ239) and with "CB" for AM stations (eg. CB124). Primary language on radio is Spanish.
    Area: 756 102 km²; Population: 17.5 million; ITU country code: CHL; callsign prefix: 3G, CA~CE, XQ~XR

Radio stations in Uruguay / Emisoras de radio en Uruguay

Montevideo radio stations

    Radio broadcasting in Uruguay began in 1922 (CW90A Radio Paradizábal, Montevideo). Radiodifusión Nacional del Uruguay – RNU was established in 1929 and operates the public network of Radio Uruguay and three other stations. Broadcasting is regulated by Unidad Reguladora de los Servicios en Comunicaciones – URSEC . Currently there are 143 AM and 198 FM radio stations in Uruguay. Radio stations identify on-air with three to six character call signs, begining with "CX" (eg. CX46). Primary language on radio is Spanish.
    Area: 173 626 km²; Population: 3.4 million; ITU country code: URG; callsign prefix: CV~CX

Radio stations in Paraguay / Emisoras de radio en Paraguay

Asunción radio stationsCiudad del Este radio stations

    Radio broadcasting in Paraguay began in 1922 (CXZ27, Asunción). Public radio network Radio Nacional del Paraguay was established in 1942. Broadcasting is regulated by Comisión Nacional de Telecomunicaciones – CONATEL . Currently there are 72 AM and 89 FM radio stations in Paraguay. Radio stations identify on-air with three to six character call signs, begining with "ZP" (eg. ZPV28). Primary language on radio is Spanish.
    Area: 406 752 km²; Population: 6.8 million; ITU country code: PRG; callsign prefix: ZP

Radio stations in Bolivia / Emisoras de radio en Bolivia

La Paz radio stationsSanta Cruz de la Sierra radio stations

    Radio broadcasting in Bolivia began in 1922 (CP1AA Observatorio San Calixto, La Paz). State-owned Radio illimani was founded in 1933 and today operates the largest national radio network Red Patria Nueva. Broadcasting is regulated by Autoridad de Regulación y Fiscalización de Telecomunicaciones y Transportes – ATT . Currently there are 214 AM and 588 FM radio stations in Bolivia. Shortwave radio stations identify on-air with three or four character call signs, begining with "CP" (eg. CP12). Primary language on radio is Spanish.
    Area: 1 098 581 km²; Population: 11 million; ITU country code: BOL; callsign prefix: CP

Radio stations in Peru / Emisoras de radio en Perú

Lima radio stationsArequipa radio stationsCusco radio stationsIquitos radio stationsTrujillo radio stations

    Radio broadcasting in Peru began in 1925 (OAX, Lima). Public radio network Radio Nacional del Perú was established in 1937 and today is a part of Instituto Nacional de Radio y Televisión del Perú – IRTP . Broadcasting is regulated by Ministerio de Transportes y Comunicaciones – MTC . Currently there are 349 AM and 1929 FM radio stations in Peru. Radio stations had previously identified on-air with five character call signs, begining with "OA", "OB", "OC" (eg. OAX4A). Primary language on radio is Spanish.
    Area: 1 285 216 km²; Population: 32.2 million; ITU country code: PRU; callsign prefix: OA~OC

Radio stations in Ecuador / Emisoras de radio en Ecuador

Quito radio stationsGuayaquil radio stations

    Radio broadcasting in Ecuador began in 1925 (SE1FG Radio El Prado, Riobamba). Public radio sector includes Radio Nacional del Ecuador and Pública FM . First Christian radio station in the world – the world famous HCJB (La Voz de Los Andes) operated on Shortwave from Quito, Ecuador, from 1931 to 2009. Broadcasting is regulated by Agencia de Regulación y Control de las Telecomunicaciones – ARCOTEL . Currently there are 398 AM and 976 FM radio stations in Ecuador. AM radio stations identify on-air with five character call signs, begining with "HC" (eg. HCJB1). Primary language on radio is Spanish.
    Area: 257 217 km²; Population: 16.6 million; ITU country code: EQA; callsign prefix: HC~HD

Radio stations in Colombia / Emisoras de radio en Colombia

Bogotá radio stationsBarranquilla radio stationsCali radio stationsMedellín radio stations    more ...

    Radio broadcasting in Columbia began in 1929 (HJN, Bogotá). Public radio network Radio Nacional de Colombia was established in 1940 as Radiodifusora Nacional (HJN) and today is a part of Sistema de Medios Públicos – RTVC with two radio networks on national level and several online channels. Broadcasting is regulated by Ministerio de Tecnologías de la Información y las Comunicaciones – MinTIC . Currently there are 491 AM and 915 FM radio stations in Colombia. Radio stations identify on-air with four or five character call signs, begining with "HJ" (eg. HJCY). Primary language on radio is Spanish.
    Area: 1 141 748 km²; Population: 49 million; ITU country code: CLM; callsign prefix: HJ~HK

Radio stations in Venezuela / Emisoras de radio en Venezuela

Caracas radio stations

    Radio broadcasting in Venezuela began in 1926 (AYRE, Caracas). State-owned Radio Nacional de Venezuela – RNV was established in 1936 and together with YVKE Mundial Radio is a part of Sistema Bolivariano de Comunicación e Información – SiBCI . Broadcasting is regulated by Comisión Nacional de Telecomunicaciones – CONATEL ). Currently there are 214 AM and 1378 FM radio stations in Venezuela. AM radio stations identify on-air with four letter call signs, begining with "YV" (eg. YVKE). Primary language on radio is Spanish.
    Area: 912 050 km²; Population: 32 million; ITU country code: VEN; callsign prefix: YV~YY

Radio stations in Guyana

Georgetown radio stations

    Radio broadcasting in Guyana (then British Guiana) began in 1926 as a wired service and on-air in 1935 (VP3BG). State-owned National Communication Network – NCN is the public broadcaster with 10 radio stations. 15 private radio stations in Guyana. Broadcasting is regulated by the Guyana National Broadcasting Authority – GNBA . Broadcasters do not use call signs. Primary language on radio is English.
    Area: 214 969 km²; Population: 784 thou.; ITU country code: GUY; callsign prefix: 8R

Radio stations in Suriname / Radiozenders in Suriname

Paramaribo radio stations

    Radio broadcasting in Suriname began in 1935 (AVROS, Paramaribo). Stichting Radio Omroep Suriname – SRS is country's public radio broadcaster. Broadcasting is regulated by Telecommunicatie Autoriteit Suriname – TAS . 34 private and community radio stations; 50 FM transmitters in Suriname. Broadcasters do not use call signs. Primary languages on radio are Sranantongo, Dutch, Hindustani.
    Area: 163 820 km²; Population: 558 thou.; ITU country code: SUR; callsign prefix: PZ

Radio stations in French Guiana / Stations de radio en Guyane

Cayenne radio stationsKourou radio stations

    Radio broadcasting in French Guiana began in 1951 (Radio-Cayenne). Guyane la 1ère is the public broadcaster, serving the region via 21 FM transmitters. 42 private and community radio stations; 132 FM transmitters in French Guiana. Broadcasting is regulated by the French Audiovisual and digital communication regulatory authority – Arcom (Autorité de régulation de la communication audiovisuelle et numérique). Broadcasters do not use call signs. Primary language on radio is French.
    Area: 83 534 km²; Population: 297 thou.; ITU country code: GUF; callsign prefix: FY

Radio stations in the Falkland Islands

Stanley radio stations

    Radio broadcasting in the Falklands began in 1929 (Falklands Radio). Falklands Radio Service (FIRS) was privatised in 2005 and today is known again as Falklands Radio . Broadcasting is regulated by the Falkland Islands Government. British Forces Broadcasting Service operates three FM networks and one AM station; Falklands Radio is the fourth network. Currently there are four radio networks on the islands, using 1 AM and 29 FM transmitters. Broadcasters do not use call signs. Primary language on radio is English.
    Area: 12 173 km²; Population: 3 thou.; ITU country code: FLK; callsign prefix: VP8


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