In recent years, the radio industry in Latin America has had an important boost thanks to the fact that the different governments of the region are interested in expanding the offer of stations.
This is how in Mexico more than 300 new stations were delivered in recent years, making its first commercial tender in almost two decades; Colombia, Peru, Ecuador and Argentina, just to name a few, have also delivered new frequencies or have ongoing tenders.
One aspect to highlight of these concessions is that the interest has not been only in the frequencies for commercial stations. Community, social, ethnically focused stations in rural areas and remote locations are included in the new frequencies. Even countries like Argentina have updated the rules for radio amateurs.
These plans to strengthen radio not only include delivering new frequencies, but also a frontal fight against illegal stations, as Peru has been doing against the misuse of spectrum, which degrades the quality of services received by citizens and causes interference to other services such as aeronautical communication.
Undoubtedly, this is good news and provides a great panorama for this medium that for its easy access has been considered as the great company.