Radio News: Legendary Cuban broadcaster Coro dies

Jan 09, 2023 11:40 pm

T. Carter Ross reports for Radio World that Cuban radio broadcaster, journalist, and DX-er Arnaldo de Jesús Coro Antich died at age 80 on Jan. 8, 2023. Radio listeners knew him as Arnie Coro on his twice-weekly program “DXers Unlimited” on Radio Havana Cuba, Cuba’s English-language shortwave service. Coro also co-founded Radio Havana, and was a professor of broadcasting at the University of Havana. He joined the Radio Club de Cuba amateur radio association at the age of 12, and then, in 1957, began working as a journalist at Canal 7 (CMBF-TV). He was one of the founders of Radio Havana Cuba in 1961, setting up the station’s first transmitter before the Bay of Pigs Invasion. State broadcaster Radio Cubana gave him the National Radio Award in 2017. Coro's amateur callsign was CO2KK. Read the full story at Radio World.