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ZNS, Radio Bahamas a/k/a ZNS Network Bahamas
What Does ZNS Stand For? · Bahamian AM BCB Radio Stations
More About DXing ZNS Radio · I'm A Long-Time ZNS Fan
Nelles Verlag Folded Map: Bermuda, Bahamas
ZNS, the Bahamian government-operated radio station, broadcasts on three AM broadcast band frequencies (per the table below), all of which can be easily heard in southern Florida.
ZNS is by far the easiest English-language non-US radio station to pick up in south Florida. It's so easy -- it's like picking up Canadian stations in the frozen northern US! But it should be challenging DX for folks elsewhere in the south!
ZNS carries local news and sports events, talk -- and even BBC news. In addition to local, religious, and Caribbean music, you can also hear oldies and jazz.
ZNS-2 now calls itself Inspiration 1240.
(January 2003) ... ZNS has announced "We have Bahama-ized our playlist so you can hear more Bahamian music."
That's great news! It'll make it more interesting than (or at least more different from) Miami radio stations.
That's what we like: more choices!
Note: Several south Florida stations have a Caribbean format, and many more have at least some Caribbean programming, as described the South Florida Radio Pages.. These pages are being updated and moved to this new site now.
Bahamian AM BCB Radio Stations
More About DXing ZNS Radio
|ZNS-3||810 kHz||Freeport, Grand Bahama|
|ZNS-2||1240 kHz||Nassau, New Providence
(Nassau is the capital of the Bahamas.)
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Whether you can pick up one or more ZNS stations in south Florida depends on where you are.
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Just turning or moving your radio might help.
There are also FM and TV stations in the Bahamas, but you're unlikely to pick them up in Florida without special equipment or unusual conditions.
You can find out more about ZNS and other Caribbean radio and TV stations in the 2007 edition of the World Radio TV Handbook 2007: The Directory of Global Broadcasting (WRTH).
I've been a ZNS fan and a radio geek since I was a teenager. I wrote the following about ZNS in 1971, as part of Radio News, in the Hollywood Herald and North Dade Herald-Crier.
I wrote this in 1971
I first listened to ZNS-1 when I was a teenager, in the late 1960s or early 70s. I even wrote to their deejay Kirby Brooks, whose name I recognized from Miami's WGBS (710), where he had been employed previously. (I think I still have his reply ... somewhere!)
Of course, there will be more about ZNS in future editions of Radio News.
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