Radio in Argentina
Argentina was a world pioneer in broadcasting, being the third country in the world to make its first regular broadcasts in 1920, having been the first Spanish-speaking country in Latin America to offer daily radio broadcasts. The main stations were in Buenos Aires and Córdoba.
In 1921, the transmission of classical music became a daily occurrence. The following year, the assumption of President Marcelo Torcuato de Alvear was broadcast live.
Also at that time the first advertisements, called “reclames”, were put on the air. At the end of the decade the radio drama was born.
The introduction of the loudspeakers substantially modified the listening conditions. The receiving apparatus was gaining an important place in the home, gathering around the family. Meanwhile, the multiplication of the stations generated the first conflicts over the airwaves, which led to the first regulations on emission frequencies at the end of the 20s.
Finnish Amateur Radio League is a national non-profit organization for amateur radio enthusiasts in Finland was founded in 1921 and has today approximately 5,000 members.
Finnish Radio Association, Finlands Radioförening was a private association founded in Helsinki in 1923 to promote only the interests of radio listeners. The association also passed listening permits to its members.
The organization had about ten local member associations of radiohobbyists around the country. Each local association also owned its own small radio station to serve so-called close listening. The first actual broadcasting station of this organization started operating in Finland in 1923 in Tampere.
Incidentally, nearly all tube radio listeners were already familiar with most European radio stations at that time. Ylisradio was later established in 1926 by merging all those small radio stations into the same broadcasting company whose 1st own powerful Lahti longwave station began broadcasting in 1928.
Kari Kallio (2021-03-05)
Argentina & Finland
Radio in Argentina