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Re: [HCDX] Venezuelan radio
The Venezuelan radio (and TV) is subject to what has
been labeled as a "Gag law".
At any rate, I think this is the time to dig out your
follow up reports and send them right away to
The passing of the "Ley del contenido" may make
stations more prone to honor QSL requests from abroad.
Read this protest letter from Vienna
The actual law can be found at
The government will set up a controlling body to
monitor all broadcasting content, including the
mandatory playing of the NA at midnight and 6 am
(every 6th hour along the national borders).
The law will be enforced by a Judiciary which, after
recent purges, appears to be listening very intently
to ?His Master´s Voice?.
I think the comparison to Canada is slightly out of
/Henrik Klemetz, Sweden
--- Don Moore <donmooredxer@xxxxxxxxx> skrev:
> Venezuela is following Canada's lead in terms of
> mandating local content on the
> radio. According to an article in the New York
> Times, a new law requires that
> "At least 50 percent of a radio station's
> programming must be Venezuelan music
> and at least 85 percent of its commercials must be
> Venezuelan-made. The law
> allows the government to impose fines and permits
> regulators to close stations
> that break the rules." With so few Venezuelans on SW
> any more, this is mostly
> of interest to MW DXers.
> The article mostly deals with how the new law
> regulates violence and sex on
> television when children might be watching. (Hmmm...
> does Hugo Chavez have
> higher moral standards than the Fox TV network and
> the US politicans that
> support it?) The article is at the following URL,
> but read it soon - usually
> after two or three days you have to pay to see them.
> Don Moore
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