Eco, San Borja, has sent a nice verification letter dated
March 27, 1996 with 2 page information in 6 months.
Station director Gonzalo Espinoza Cortez, explains the following
He is 22 years ago, and started broadcasting labor in 1991,
when his brother Carlos Espinoza Cortez has administered
and directed Radio Eco in Reyes. Carlos passed away on February
15, 1994, after having carried on a struggle against his
disease. Then Gonzalo Espinoza Cortez took over as station
director of Radio Eco in Reyes. Later, another brother,
Freddy, invested to establish another new broadcaster in
San Borja. Nowadays, Gonzalo is the Director Gerente of
both radio stations, therefore he goes and returns between
Reyes and San Borja (180km of distance by land) each 15
days, to supervise the broadcasting operation.
Eco - San Borja was officially inaugurated on June 13, 1995,
transmitting on the nominal frequency of 4700 kHz. It uses
a reformed "Philips" brand transmitter. Its output power
is confusedly stated as "1kw de salida, 300kws" (sic). When
I observed the station during my stay in Lima, Peru, in
October 1996, its signal was not so strong as other stations
which operated with 1kW transmitter, so it may correspond
to an output power considerably lower. Its signal is fed
out to inverted V antenna. The studio is equipped with two
console mixers: "SNE" (10 channels), "AEG" (4 c hannels),
2 "Yamaha" LP-450 disk players, two "JVC" disk players,
2 cassette decks, and 4 "Shure" microphones.
Eco operates at 1200 -0300 with programming of greeting
music show, message for audience living in the rural area
and river basin, radio-novel for community education, and
it relays the mass of the Catholic Church, on Sundays. They
plays the Anthem for Beni ("El Himno al Beni") at the final
The station personel includes:
Gonzalo Espinoza Cortez (owner/administrator), Luis Perez
Blanco (operator), Aida Guardia Mendez (secretary).
Its studio is located at Avenida Selim Majluf s/n, San Borja
, Provincia Ballivian, Departamento de Beni, Bolivia.
(Takayuki Inoue Nozaki, Relámpago DX, 1997)