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Chan Li Po, a character that made history in Cuban broadcasting

Havana, Cuba. – Who wrote “Chan Li Po, the detective” and who impersonated this character? Two undisputable talents did. One was Felix B. Caignet, author of the famous novel “The Right to be Born”, a great success that was even taken to the big screen. The other was Anibal del Mar, an actor who left an indelible mark in our radio; to the point that he somehow changed the life rhythm of... 

Don Porfirio, a curious Cuban Radio character

Havana, Cuba. – Yes, I should tell you about him. Why? Because he was a pioneer and a man who managed to monopolize Havana radio audience in 1930. On the Air/ En el Aire... In those days, just a few years after the beginning of radio in Cuba; people often used the common denominator “the hours” to name many radio shows. There was “Hora Radiante”, “Hora Azul”, “Hora Roja”,... 

La novela del aire

Nadie hablaba de “radionovela” ni de “novela radial” hasta que los cubanos inventamos dichos términos, y lo mismo sucedió con el de “telenovela”. Inventamos los términos porque antes habíamos inventado el producto. De ahí que una famosísima radionovelista de ayer, Iris Dávila, expresara hace años que los cubanos son los culpables de un hecho literario unido por el cordón umbilical...