Local Radio Needed for Atenas Costa Rica
As much as I made fun of local radio everyplace we lived… sometimes I wish there was local radio for Atenas. Maybe I can convince my paddle-buddy Rick– a former FM radio deejay – of the real need for local radio. Never mind that he doesn’t speaka-da-spanish, I bet he can quickly learn the phrases he would need:
- At Number 68 on the Top 500 Count-down is Jr. Samples and BR-549.
- Local weather is hot and humid with no/slight/guaranteed chance of rain.
- Next up: Swap-Shop
- Stay tuned for weather on the fourteens.
- Now a word from our sponsors.
The current version of local radio is this… a truck or car with speakers mounted on the top blasting the same message on a loop. Sometimes it’s vital info about the electric or water being cut off for repairs… but more often than not, it’s an entrepreneur hawking goods or services.
You could easily start your own station with a low power transmitter. You can legally do a “Part15” AM station here in the States with no license that gets out a few miles. Don’t know if there’s a Costa Rican equivalent of the FCC, but I’m sure there are low power (legal) options there as well. Or you could go complete pirate off the coast.
Ha! If this didn’t sound so much like work, I’d be tempted. So for the sake of argument, would the transmitting device have to be high on a mountaintop to get a few mile signal? Would a regular ole radio get the signal?
You trolling for a consulting gig? 🙂
There is at least one gringo internet radio. I suppose there are HAM operators. too.