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Diaz-Canel congratulates Cuba’s radio on its 100th anniversary

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Diaz-Canel congratulates Cuba’s radio on its 100th anniversary

Havana, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) President Miguel Diaz-Canel on Monday congratulated producers and listeners on the occasion of the centenary of Cuban radio.

On his Twitter, the president wished “that for the next 100 years it will continue sounding with the Cuban spirit that distinguishes it.

With the beginning of radio transmissions on August 22, 1922, Cuba was among the first countries in Latin America to have this kind of communication.

The accelerated development of the medium allowed that less than a year later 24 transmitting stations were registered, including 14 in Havana.

By the end of 1923, that number rose to 31 radio stations throughout the country.

The creation of Radio Rebelde in the mountains of the Sierra Maestra, on February 24, 1958, marked the beginning of the National Radio System, which has focused on the dissemination of knowledge, culture, recreation and the ideological, social, ethical and aesthetic values of the Cuban people.

Cuban radio began its first digital transmission in 1998. Today, the 97 digital radio stations produce their own contents.

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