Venezuela assembly launches its own radio station
December 16th, 2009 - 10:19 UTC
by Andy Sennitt.

The Venezuelan National Assembly yesterday began the broadcast of its new radio station on 102.3 FM, which formerly belonged to Circuito Nacional Belfort (CNB), at a time when the legislative body is celebrating the tenth anniversary of the approval of the Bolivarian Constitution.

Cilia Flores, the president of the National Assembly, announced in the ceremony of the anniversary of the Constitution that from Tuesday at 1129 am (Venezuelan local time) the radio broadcast of the station Radio AN had begun, as part of the plan of the ruling party to “democratize” the Venezuelan media. Ms Flores said that the National Assembly owns a TV station since 2005, and now “the Venezuelan people” has another voice thanks to this radio station.

The National Telecommunications Commission (Conatel), which is the media regulatory agency, allocated the 102.3 FM frequency to “AN Radio.” This is one of the five frequencies that the government seized from CNB.