This is "The Voice of Cabaiguan, the sound of the community"!. This is the slogan identifying La Voz de Cabaiguan station of that municipality in Sancti Spiritus central province, which celebrated its 8th anniversary on September 5. The station broadcasts everyday events in this municipality and constitutes a cultural and educational institution forming human values in the territory.
A cultural gala was held on September 4 to celebrate the 8th anniversary of La Voz de Cabaiguan, in which representatives of the local culture and some radio workers of the station also participated.
During the gala, the 12 founders of this station were given awards. Some 30 radio workers currently work at the station. They include journalists, artists and the staff who support the radio programming from 7.00am to 1.00pm, every day of the week.
La Voz de Cabaiguan created its web site http://www.rcabaiguan.cu five years ago and now provides the everyday events of Cabaiguan municipality abroad. The web site already exceeds the 121,000 visits in 2012, mainly from Cuba and the United States although statistics also report visits from 60 countries.
The first broadcasting attempt in Cabaiguan municipality occurred in 1937, but the station was really created 10 years later and began to be called "Radio Cubanacán" in 1952, when it was taken over by the troops of the Ciro Redondo 8 Column, led by guerrilla Che Guevara in November, 1958. At that time, the station broadcasted from the Escambray Mountains.