Globovision’s citizen call-in program about life in Venezuela, Alo Ciudadano (Hello Citizen), will now reach a Cuban audience via Radio and TV Martí. As part of expanded coverage of relevant international news, TV Martí began broadcasting Alo Ciudadano on Dec. 27 and Radio Martí will soon air the program.
“This interactive program format showcases the compelling approach we are taking toward a 360-degree strategy in news and information,” said Carlos García-Pérez, director of Radio and TV Martí. “We believe our viewers and listeners will find this audience driven programming from Venezuela very relevant to their own experience.”
In a country where many newspapers and broadcast companies are closing down or scaling back, Alo Ciudadano remains one of the few broadcast forums for independent voices. In Alo Ciudadano citizens express their opinions and/or complaints live on the phone or via text messages, which appear on the news ticker.
The program will be broadcast to Cuba via Radio and TV Martí, on Ch. 13 (VHF), Ch. 20 (UHF), AM and shortwave radio and will be available online at www.Martinoticias.com.
The Office of Cuba Broadcasting, which is funded by the U.S. government through the presidentially appointed Broadcasting Board of Governors, was established in 1990 to oversee the operations of Radio and TV Martí, which broadcast news and information to the people of Cuba.