Nor Andina, Celendin, began broadcasting May 1, 1985. The
station uses 1 kw (originally 500 watts) on 4460 kHz, and
also operates on 1420 kHz. Because of an electricity shortage
1420 is used only at night.
Miseal Alcartara Guevara, the manager of the station, is
forty years old and an accountant by profession. He also
serves as the president of the Committee for Good Health
2664 meters above sea level in northern Peru, has 90.000
inhabitants. In the province of Cajamarca, where Celendin
is located, and where there is extreme poverty, six to eight
children die each day from infectious diseases. According
to Miseal, financial help from outside Peru is needed to
help save the lives of the children in that part of the
Nor Andina broadcasts on the average of 150 messages
daily, around half of which are of a community service nature.
The station, by broadcasting these messages, provides a
very important function, as there is only one central telephone
office, and only one main road, for the residents to use
in communication with others. The station lacks commercial
advertising ("propaganda commercial" in Miseal's words;
I think his words are better than the English) because of
the lack of industries.
Jirón Pardo 579,
Roberto Alcantara G.
Marlin A Field, Hillsdale, MI, in NASWA Journal, March 1992,
from translation of a letter from the manager. In the letter
the name of the station was spelled three ways: Radio Nor
Andina, Radio Nor-Andina, and Radio Norandina)
shortage a problem
noted the station on 14/10, 1995. The station had recommenced
its morning transmission thanks to the new electricity service
in the province of Celendín. S/on around 1100 with
morning folklore program "Amanecer Andino" with saludos
I remember that several years ago, it has temporally operated
in the local morning, using the private diesel-generator
(5kW) for producing its output power, but it was shortly
suspended. When I was there in January this year, I was
informed that the electricity supply would be available
for 24 hours a day from July 1995.
During my stay there, the electricity was only supplied
from 1800-2400 hours local time (i.e. 2300-0500UTC), so
all SW stations have transmitted only in the evening, except
for a tiny FM pirate station "Frecuencia VH FM" (104.1MHz)
which has run with car batteries.
"Esta es la señal que surca los cielos del Perú
y del mundo, Radio Nor Andina desde Celendín, Cajamarca"
"Desde Celendín en el Perú, esta es Radio
Nor Andina, 1420 en amplitud modulada y 4460 onda corta.
Radio Nor Andina, la radio que no tiene frontera."
tierra de chalanes y de gente progresista tiene ahora a
Radio Nor Andina, por la que se vierte educación,
cultura, información y entretenimiento para todo
el Perú. Radio Nor Andina en 1420kHz en amplitud
modulada y 4460kHz onda corta. Radio Nor Andino para todo
el país desde Celendín."
Its morning transmission was also observed in Tokyo on 5/11
(Source: Takayuki Inoue Nozaki, Japan, 1995)