Since 1931, year in which Radio Alcoy starts its journey to the present day, by radio station EAJ - 12 Radio Alcoy been magnificent broadcasting professionals, broadcasters and feminists who showed his good do daily through the microphones. Antonio Gisbert, José García, Teresita Pérez, Francisco Arjona, José Ases, Camilo Olcina, Mario Silvestre, Helena Orts, Rosa Orquín, Carmen Such, M.ª Pilar Coloma, Torres brothers, Antonio Doménech, José Montava, Lorenzo Rubio, Carmen Campoy, Francisco Espulgues, Mari Gallego o Tomás Gisbert,... are proof of this, which led a number of radio programmes, most of them of own production.
The radio show and children's emissions entertained listeners during the long post-war. "Alcoy canta”, “Ventanal artístico”, “Artistas noveles” o “Micrófono para todos” were variety shows where participating young artists of the city. While "Radio chupete" passed hundreds of children singing, they recited or played instruments.
In turn, the radio-charity, i.e. programmes to raise funds for charity, to distribute toys among children in need or to meet the costs of an operation or the misfortunes that were natural disasters, were also common. "Mariola la Asunción" was a program that made the priest Cyril Tormo, for years in order to cover a House of rest for children. Programmes "Campaña de Navidad", organized by the Local leadership of Falange, the "Campaña de la simpatía" or the "Ayuda a Valencia", on the occasion of the flood that flooded city, they served to raise funds destined to the most needy.
Programmes in the service of the Church also had great importance. The lives of Saints, the exhort, the missionary vocation and priestly, the spreading of the Gospel, the Holy Mass, the hour of the Angelus or the apostolate of prayer were common spaces. As well as emissions that commemorated the most significant Ephemerides of the regime or the Falange as the victory day, the anniversary of the death of José Antonio or the founding of the Falange, ...
By the 1960s "Boletín deportivo", issued by Mario Silvestre, was the stellar local radio sports program. This same speaker also performed "Desde la butaca", a programme of film information that was continuation of "Reflejos", Antonio Domenech had been addressed in the previous decade. In turn, the announcers José Montava and Carmen Campoy passed magazine to local and Spanish theatrical scene in the program, "Proscenio, revista de radio teatro".
At the end of that decade the station aired the first municipal political criticism program. "Nuestra ciudad" was entitled and the scripts were signed under the pseudonym of Casimiro.
"La entrevista del día" was a certainly daring program that originated in 1973, the last years of the Franco regime. During its broadcast, the announcers Francisco Esplugues, Mari Gallego or Lorenzo Rubio interviewed, live, a character of today, with the consequent risk that behaved at that time.
During the 1980s those same broadcasters, under the protection of freedoms and the abundance of news generated by the new political situation, talk openly about national and local policy and inform of labour and Union issues which hitherto were taboo. “Noticiario local”, “La entrevista del día”, “La ciudad paso a paso”, “Micrófono libre”, “Suya es la radio”, “Desayuno con...” were the most significant programs of the time, which served for interviewing hundreds of people who at that time were currently or had responsibilities of political, business, Trade Union, cultural, sports, etc., and whose recordings today compose a sound source documentary of the first magnitude.
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