Date: February 14, 2017
Radio Taiwan International was named the world’s best Spanish-language shortwave
station for 2016 by a Brazil-based association of radio enthusiasts, RTI announced Feb. 10, highlighting the global reach of the state-run broadcasting service.
DX Clube Sem Fronteiras members from 14 countries, predominantly Latin American nations including Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba and Chile, voted for the award online between Sept. 1 and Dec. 15 last year. RTI beat out Spanish-language competitors from Japan, South Korea, the U.S. and mainland China to claim the top honor.
Several of RTI’s programs also performed well in the awards. The station’s “El Cartero” show placed second in the all request category, while two of its broadcasts finished in the top 10 in the variety show rankings. RTI also had three representatives each in the categories for best male and best female presenters. [FULL STORY]