The station EAJ-12 Radio Alcoy was born with the Republic. Jesus Raduán Pascual, a telecommunications technician who had set up a radio station in Alcoi, put on day 22 of May 1931, just one month after proclamation of the Republic, its station at the disposal of the new municipal Consistory of Republican character. Immediately the new aldermen agreed to ask the Minister of communications a radio license to Alcoi. Shortly after, on 9 September of that year, telecommunications granted permission with the callsign EAJ-12 Radio Alcoy and on 20 November the new station began their broadcasts continuously.
From that day until now EAJ12-Radio Alcoy has followed point by point the political, social, cultural and technological developments that have been taking place in Alcoi over the years, becoming a witness of the historical evolution of the country and the city.
In fact, the station lived with intensity illusions that sparked the Republic, radiating all kinds of meetings and speeches. He suffered the vicissitudes of the Civil War, so their broadcasts were controlled by one and another side respectively. It endured the black night of the Franco regime, with required information connections, harsh censorship and the broadcast of programmes to disseminate the ideals of the national-Catholicism. He suffered the effects of autarky. And, with the arrival of developmentalism, spread the change in musical tastes and consumerism, through the issuance of new programmes and advertisements that preceded the radio dramas and the dissemination of Basque, Galician, Catalan, Valencian singer-songwriters or bands that made the delight of young, eager to hear new music rhythms. He encouraged the citizenship during the democratic transition and dreamed to listeners during the first democratic elections, with the broadcast of live programmes where expressed freely trade union leaders, neighborhood groups, representatives of political parties or own listeners involved over the phone. We angustió with the 23-F coup, when the military took the station and forced to radiate military marches and airing the side prepared by Milans del Bosch, which decreed the State of emergency and curfew. And he helped settle the democratic, making everyday freedom of expression through the broadcast of local news, interviews and programmes which have been voice all those who requested the floor or had something to say.
Today, Alcoy EAJ12-Radio sound files make up a source of information of particular relevance to the history of the radio and the city, having recorded hundreds of interviews with the testimony of characters relevant to the arts, culture, sport, politics or trade unionism, but also of anonymous characters who at some point were news in the city.
In 1981 there were specials within the program "Suya es la radio" to commemorate the fifty years of life of the station. These are important programs that we can hear the voices of the founder, Jesus Raduán, along with broadcasters such as Mario Silvestre and Pepe Montava with memories and anecdotes that bring us closer to the history of the station:
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