(ANF) -- Catholic station Radio Loyola celebrated 50 years
of existence in the homes of Chuquisaca. CIty Hall, the Prefecture
of Chuquisaca and the Supreme Court rendered the station a
merited recognition for its labor in communications.
The popular station made its first broadcasts after an earthquake
that affected Sucre at the end of the 1940;s, when the enthusiastic
Jesuits decided to start their own station to help the people
affected by the natural disaster.
On July 31, 1950, the feast of St Ignatius Loyola, after experimental
tests, the Jesuit Fathers decided to formalize the new medium,
giving it the name of the founder of the Society of Jesus,
St Ignatius of Loyola.
Since then, the Catholic station has been characterized by
its public service work, in direct relation with one of the
recommendations of the founder of the Jesuits, who pointed
the way of constant improvement in order to serve better.
Data: Sucre: CP54, Radio Loyola 1300 AM (2,500 watts),
y CP41 en 5995 khz shortwave (1,000 vatios). Fides 2001. Apartado
40, o Calle Ayacucho 161, Sucre. Phones: +591(64)53677, fax
42555. Señor Gonzalo Ibañez Ferrufino, director.
6am-10pm daily. Audio streams. Founded July 31, 1950.
Los Tiempos, Cochabamba, August
1, 2000; via Catholic Radio Update 76