Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Radio in Brazil

May 2013
Photo courtesy of Hannah Malaschock.

With 49.5 million listeners in Brazil today, radio is an institution as Brazilian as samba itself. Brazil was the birthing ground of the short wave transmitter and has the oldest history of radio in Latin America. But it hasn’t remained static – radio has been growing and changing with the years, from its birth early in the 20th Century through repeated dictatorships and into the modern era. For WTUL and Enlaces Américas, this is Archibald Rowan, Daniela Garcia-Schulz, and Emily Floyd reporting. Produced in spring 2013 in conjunction with Advanced Portuguese, taught by Professor Annie Gibson, and the Center for Public Service. 4:56.

  • Full transcript of this podcast can be downloaded (which includes full Portuguese interviews) and found in Portuguese
    and in
  • English
Brazil + People
Mauro Porto
Associate Professor - Communication