radio history

This station is born the 26 of August of 1963, anniversary day of the former School of Mines, of La Serena, later headquarters of the Technical University of the State. From the 2004 this date is considered as the anniversary of the university station product of the permanent policy of the Corporation to preserve and exalt the traditions of the organisms that gave rise to the University of La Serena.

The airing of this radio, the third oldest in the area, resulted in a student concern for having a means of dissemination to inform about teaching, cultural, artistic and other subjects.

The first transmitter of only 100 watts of power, the tenth with which its peers operate, was built by the then director of the headquarters Eduardo Aguirre Ortiz, who in turn was the first director of the station. This transmitted from the building of the workshops of the UTE by street Anfión Muñoz. Together with its director, the electricity professor Rafael Fernández and the technician Régulo Gayoso collaborated in its construction.

After that in the middle of the 80 decade the station became Frequency Modulated and after successive stages of improvement in the technological aspect, today it has a modern equipment that allows delivering a quality broadcast, according to what it has to offer and represent a means of university communication. Added to this are the cooperation agreements with international radio stations such as La Voz de los Estados Unidos de América, Radio Francia Internacional and Radio Exterior de España.

The use of new technologies and the investment of equipment have allowed to modernize the facilities of the University Radio and, unlike its origins, it currently makes possible the continuous transmission of the 24 hours of the day 365 days of the year. As of the year 2006, it broadcasts its online signal which allows it to go from a radio with local coverage (mainly the communes of La Serena and Coquimbo) to a global one.