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Rádio Clube do Mindelo

Rádio Clube do Mindelo was a local radio station in Cape Verde broadcasting in the Portuguese language. A shortwave station (CR4AB), it could be heard 7092kc, and later 4719kc.[1] The station served Mindelo as well as a part of the entire Barlavento island group including Santo Antão, São Vicente and São Nicolau. It was renamed Barlavento Radio in 1955.[1] The station was located in a building near downtown Mindelo that is now the Centro Nacional de Artesanato e Design. It broadcast music, especially traditional Cape Verdean, as well as programs from around the world.

Plaque commemorating Radio Barlavento.jpg
This is a plaque commemorating the site where Radio Barlavento broadcast from 1955 until 1974. It notes that it was where the singer Cesaria Evora was first recorded on magnetic tape.
Broadcast areaMindelo, Cape Verde
BrandingRádio Clube do Mindelo
First air date1947
Last air date1955
Transmitter coordinates16°53′25″N 24°59′16″W / 16.8903°N 24.9878°W / 16.8903; -24.9878


In the early years of the station, Hermínia da Cruz Fortes recorded a couple of morna songs at the station.

In the 1970s and the 1980s, several singles made by Djô d'Eloy (José Rodrigues Silva) were recorded and aired on the station which became the Voice of São Vicente which is now an RTC affiliate for Mindelo. His songs were recorded by the singer Luis Morais.

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  1. ^ Berg, J.S (2012). Broadcasting on the Short Waves, 1945 to Today. Google-Books-ID: Ux9fZj6izuEC: McFarland.