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Retro Radio Dial: 1953 Brazil Radio


 
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This is a list of radio stations known to be broadcasting from Brazil in 1953 and includes mediumwave [AM], shortwave [SW] and FM. At the time, Rio de Janeiro was the capital city and Brasila had not been built.

kHz/MHz Call Station Location
 
AM
 
550 ZYZ22 R.Eldorado Rio de Janeiro
560 ZYM5 R.Guairaca Curetiba
590 ZYA8 R.Difusora de Taubate Taubate
600 PRH2 R.Farroupilha Porto Alegre
620 PRH7 R.Panamericana Sao Paulo
640 PRF9 R.Difusora Porto Alegrense Porto Alegre
680 ZYD7 R.Sociedad Norte del Minas Montes Claros
  PRC2 R.Gaucha Porto Alegre
690 PRC7 R.Mineira Belo Horizonte
720 PRA8 R.Clube de Pernambuco Recife
740 PRA4 R.Sociedad da Bahia Salvador
780 PRL6 R.Jornal do Comercio Recife
  ZYZ30 R.Quitandinha Rio de Janeiro
800 PRA2 R.Ministerio de Educacao Rio de Janeiro
840 ZYD8 R.Exelsior da Bahia Salvador
  PRH9 R.Bandeirantes Sao Paulo
860 PRA3 R.Clube do Brasil Rio de Janeiro
880 PRI3 R.Inconfidencia Belo Horizonte
890 PRA6 R.Gazeta Sao Paulo
900 PRB7 R.Tamoio Rio de Janeiro
940 PRF4 R.Jornal de Brasil Rio de Janeiro
960 ZYC4 R.Emissora Alagoana Maceio
  PRF3 R.Difusora Sao Paulo Sao Paulo
980 PRE8 R.Nacional Rio de Janeiro
1000 PRB9 R.Record Sao Paulo
1030 PRD8 Emissora Continental Niteroi
1040 PRG2 R.Tupi Sao Paulo
1060 PRD2 R.Cruzeiro do Sul Rio de Janeiro
1100 PRG9 R.Excelsior Sao Paulo
1110 PRF7 R.Cultura Campos
  PRI4 R.Tabajaras Joao Pessoa
1130 PRH8 R.Maua Rio de Janeiro
1160 PRI9 R. Clube de Espirito Santo Vitoria
  PRF5 R. Cariri Campina Grande
1180 PRE R. Globo Rio de Janeiro
1200 PRE9 Ceara R. Clube Fortaleza
  PRE6 R. Emissora de Piratininga Sao Paulo
1210 PRG8 Bauru R. Clube Sao Paulo
1220 PRA9 R. Mayrink Veiga Rio de Janeiro
1260 PRA5 R. Sao Paulo Sao Paulo
1270 ZYX9 R. Brasil Central Goiania
  ZYB5 R. Poti Natal
1280 PRG3 R. Tupi Rio de Janeiro
1300 ZYR7 R. Iracema Fortaleza
  PRE4 R. Cultura Sao Paulo
1340 PRH6 R. Guarani Belo Horizonte
1350 ZYO7 R.Borborema Campina Grande
  PRH5 R. Cultura de Pocos de Caldas Pocos de Caldas
1360 PRC8 R.Guanabora Rio de Janeiro
1370 PRD4 R.Cultura de Ararquara Sao Paulo
  ZYQ3 R.Difusora de Teresina Teresina
1400 PRD5 R.Roquette Pinto Rio de Janeiro
1410 PRE7 R.America Sao Paulo
1430 PRE2 R.Vera Cruz Rio de Janeiro
1440 PRB2 R.Clube Paranaense Curitiba
  ZYN20 R.Cultura de Bahia Salvador Bahia
1450 PRC5 R.Clube do Para Belem
1470 PRJ4 R.Educadora de Parnaiba Parnaiba
1490 PRJ9 R.Timbiras Sao Luiz
  ZYZ21 R.Relogio Federal Rio de Janeiro
 
SW
 
2340 ZYV30 R.Difusora Brasiliera Uberlandia
2360 ZYV40 R.Cultura de Pocos de Caldas Pocos de Caldas
2480 ZYR60 R.Cultura de Araraquara Sao Paulo
3255 ZYR62 R.Clube de Marilia Sao Paulo
3265 ZYK21 R.Tamandare Recife
3275 ZYR31 Bauru Radio Clube Bauru
3325 ZYJ21 R.Borbrema Campina Grande
3335 ZYR59 A Voz do Sertao Prudente
3345 ZYN22 R.Cultura de Bahia Salvador Bahia
3944 - R.Universidad Rio Grande Sul Porto Alegre
4755 ZYY3 R.Brasil Campinas
4785 ZYM8 R.Ribamar Sao Luiz
4805 ZYS8 R.Difusora do Amazonas Manaus
4825 ZYE7 R.Educadora de Paranaiba Paranaiba
4835 - R.Sociedad Triangulo Mineiro
4845 ZYU8 R.Difusora de Teresina Teresina
4855 ZYR61 R.Difusora de Taubate Taubate
4865 - R.Clube do Para Belem
4895 PRF6 R.Bare Manaus
4905 ZYZ20 R.Relogio Federal Rio de Janeiro
4935 ZYI21 R.Poti Natal
4975 ZYY9 R.Timbiras San Luiz
4985 ZYZ5 A Voz do Oeste Cuiaba
4995 ZYY2 R.Brasil Central Goiania
  ZYY20 R.Difusora do Guapore Porto Velho
5045 ZYP23 R.Quitandinha Rio de Janeiro
5955 - R.Nacional Sao Paulo
6000 PRK5 R.Inconfidencia Belo Horizonte
6015 - R.Clube de Pernambuco Recife
6025 ZYR63 R.Emissora de Piratininga Sao Paulo
6035 - R.Clube do Brasil Rio de Janeiro
6055 PRB21 R.Panamericana Sao Paulo
6065 - R.Ministerio de Agricultura Rio de Janeiro
6085 ZYK2 R.Jornal do Commercio Recife
6095 ZYB7 R.Difusora Sao Paulo Sao Paulo
6105 ZYN6 Ceara Radio Clube Fortaleza
6125 - R.Excelsior Sao Paulo
6135 PRC21 R.Gaucha Porto Alegre
6147 PRL9 R.Nacional Rio de Janeiro
6165 - R.Cultura Sao Paulo
6185 ZYR77 R.Bandeirantes Sao Paulo
6195 PRD21 Emissora Continental Niteroi
7935 PSL Agencia Nacional Rio de Janeiro
9290 PRN9 A Voz da Policia Federal Rio de Janeiro
9505 PRB22 R.Record Sao Paulo
9505 - R.Nacional Rio de Janeiro
9545 - R.Nacional Sao Paulo
9565 ZYK3 R.Jornal do Commercio Recife
9575 - R.Mayrink Veiga Rio de Janeiro
9585 - R.Excelsior Sao Paulo
9595 - R.Cultura da Bahia Salvador Bahia
9610 ZYC8 R.Tamoio Rio de Janeiro
9635 ZYR64 R.Emissora de Piratininga Sao Paulo
9645 ZYV40 R.Cultura de Pocos de Caldas Pocos de Caldas
9675 PRC22 R.Gaucha Porto Alegre
9720 PRL7 R.Nacional Rio de Janeiro
9745 ZYR57 R.Cultura Sao Paulo
9770 PRL4 R.Ministerio de Educacao Rio de Janeiro
10220 PSH Agencia Nacional Rio de Janeiro
11720 PRL8 R.Nacional Rio de Janeiro
11735 PRD22 R.Cruzeiro do Sul Rio de Janeiro
11745 ZYR65 R.Emissora de Piratininga Sao Paulo
11765 ZYB8 R.Tupi Sao Paulo
11775 - R.Mayrink Veiga Rio de Janeiro
11795 - R.Clube do Brasil Rio de Janeiro
11805 - R.Excelsior Sao Paulo
11825 ZYK32 R.Jornal do Commercio Recife
11865 PRC23 R.Gaucha Porto Alegre
11925 - R.Bandeirantes Sao Paulo
14690 PSF Agencia Nacional Rio de Janeiro
15115 PRC24 R.Gaucha Porto Alegre
15135 PRB23 R.Panamericana Sao Paulo
15145 ZYK33 R.Jornal do Commercio Recife
15155 ZYB9 R.Difusora de Sao Paulo Sao Paulo
15165 ZYN7 Ceara Radio Clube Fortaleza
15190 PRK9 R.Inconfidencia Belo Horizonte
15265 - R.Excelsior Sao Paulo
15370 ZYC9 R.Tupi Rio de Janeiro
15415 PRD23 Emissora Continental Niteroi
15525 - R.Cultura da Bahia Salvador Bahia
17850 PRL9 R.Nacional Rio de Janeiro
 
FM
 
96.1 - Radio Bandeirantes Sao Paulo
97.3 - R.Cultura de Araraquara Sao Paulo
98.3 - R.Difusora Taubate Taubate
100.1 - R.Cultura da Bahia Salvador
100.5 - R.Nacional Rio de Janeiro
101.3 - R.Cultura da Bahia Salvador
105.3 - R.Nacional Rio de Janeiro

Stations in bold used the most powerful transmitters broadcasting from Brazil at the time and provided the most extensive nationwide and international coverage of programs.

It Happened 1953

Population: 58.266m
Registered radio receivers: 4,000,000
President: Getulio Vargas

Arrivals:
 
Playboy magazine
Pat Benetar
Pierce Brosnan
Alex Van Halen
Cyndi Lauper
Kim Bassinger
 
Departures:
 
Hank Williams
Joseph Stalin
Alice Prin ‘Kiki de Montparnasse’
Django Reinhardt
Rene Fonck
Dylan Thomas

Favorite Movies of 1953: Your Personal Collection

Top 20 Singles

  Artist Song
 
1 Percy Faith The Song from Moulin Rouge
2 Les Paul & Mary Ford Vaya Con Dios
3 Patti Page [How Much is] That Doggie in the Window
4 Eddie Fisher I’m Walking Behind You
5 Ames Brothers You, You, You
6 Teresa Brewer Till I Waltz Again with You
7 Les Baxter April in Portugal
8 Perry Como No Other Love
9 Perry Como Don’t Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes
10 Frankie Lane I Believe
11 Pee Wee Hunt Oh
12 Frank Chacksfield Ebb Tide
13 Nat King Cole Pretend
14 Richard Hayman Ruby
15 Stan Freberg St George and the Dragonet
16 The Hilltoppers PS I Love You
17 The Gaylords Tell Me You’re Mine
18 Julias La Rosa Eh Cumpari!
19 Tony Bennett Rags to Riches
20 Doris Day Anna
 

Top 5 Music Albums: Your Personal Collection

Reflecting on Brazil

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