Retro Radio Dial: 1953 Brazil

Philips Radio Model 436-AN dial.

This is a list of radio stations known to be broadcasting from Brazil in 1953 and includes mediumwave [AM], shortwave [SW] and FM. At the time, Rio de Janeiro was the capital city and Brasila had not been built.

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550ZYZ22R.EldoradoRio de Janeiro
590ZYA8R.Difusora de TaubateTaubate
600PRH2R.FarroupilhaPorto Alegre
620PRH7R.PanamericanaSao Paulo
640PRF9R.Difusora Porto AlegrensePorto Alegre
680ZYD7R.Sociedad Norte del MinasMontes Claros
 PRC2R.GauchaPorto Alegre
690PRC7R.MineiraBelo Horizonte
720PRA8R.Clube de PernambucoRecife
740PRA4R.Sociedad da BahiaSalvador
780PRL6R.Jornal do ComercioRecife
 ZYZ30R.QuitandinhaRio de Janeiro
800PRA2R.Ministerio de EducacaoRio de Janeiro
840ZYD8R.Exelsior da BahiaSalvador
 PRH9R.BandeirantesSao Paulo
860PRA3R.Clube do BrasilRio de Janeiro
880PRI3R.InconfidenciaBelo Horizonte
890PRA6R.GazetaSao Paulo
900PRB7R.TamoioRio de Janeiro
940PRF4R.Jornal de BrasilRio de Janeiro
960ZYC4R.Emissora AlagoanaMaceio
 PRF3R.Difusora Sao PauloSao Paulo
980PRE8R.NacionalRio de Janeiro
1000PRB9R.RecordSao Paulo
1030PRD8Emissora ContinentalNiteroi
1040PRG2R.TupiSao Paulo
1060PRD2R.Cruzeiro do SulRio de Janeiro
1100PRG9R.ExcelsiorSao Paulo
 PRI4R.TabajarasJoao Pessoa
1130PRH8R.MauaRio de Janeiro
1160PRI9R. Clube de Espirito SantoVitoria
 PRF5R. CaririCampina Grande
1180PRER. GloboRio de Janeiro
1200PRE9Ceara R. ClubeFortaleza
 PRE6R. Emissora de PiratiningaSao Paulo
1210PRG8Bauru R. ClubeSao Paulo
1220PRA9R. Mayrink VeigaRio de Janeiro
1260PRA5R. Sao PauloSao Paulo
1270ZYX9R. Brasil CentralGoiania
 ZYB5R. PotiNatal
1280PRG3R. TupiRio de Janeiro
1300ZYR7R. IracemaFortaleza
 PRE4R. CulturaSao Paulo
1340PRH6R. GuaraniBelo Horizonte
1350ZYO7R.BorboremaCampina Grande
 PRH5R. Cultura de Pocos de CaldasPocos de Caldas
1360PRC8R.GuanaboraRio de Janeiro
1370PRD4R.Cultura de ArarquaraSao Paulo
 ZYQ3R.Difusora de TeresinaTeresina
1400PRD5R.Roquette PintoRio de Janeiro
1410PRE7R.AmericaSao Paulo
1430PRE2R.Vera CruzRio de Janeiro
1440PRB2R.Clube ParanaenseCuritiba
 ZYN20R.Cultura de BahiaSalvador Bahia
1450PRC5R.Clube do ParaBelem
1470PRJ4R.Educadora de ParnaibaParnaiba
1490PRJ9R.TimbirasSao Luiz
 ZYZ21R.Relogio FederalRio de Janeiro
2340ZYV30R.Difusora BrasilieraUberlandia
2360ZYV40R.Cultura de Pocos de CaldasPocos de Caldas
2480ZYR60R.Cultura de AraraquaraSao Paulo
3255ZYR62R.Clube de MariliaSao Paulo
3275ZYR31Bauru Radio ClubeBauru
3325ZYJ21R.BorbremaCampina Grande
3335ZYR59A Voz do SertaoPrudente
3345ZYN22R.Cultura de BahiaSalvador Bahia
3944R.Universidad Rio Grande SulPorto Alegre
4785ZYM8R.RibamarSao Luiz
4805ZYS8R.Difusora do AmazonasManaus
4825ZYE7R.Educadora de ParanaibaParanaiba
4835R.Sociedad TrianguloMineiro
4845ZYU8R.Difusora de TeresinaTeresina
4855ZYR61R.Difusora de TaubateTaubate
4865R.Clube do ParaBelem
4905ZYZ20R.Relogio FederalRio de Janeiro
4975ZYY9R.TimbirasSan Luiz
4985ZYZ5A Voz do OesteCuiaba
4995ZYY2R.Brasil CentralGoiania
 ZYY20R.Difusora do GuaporePorto Velho
5045ZYP23R.QuitandinhaRio de Janeiro
5955R.NacionalSao Paulo
6000PRK5R.InconfidenciaBelo Horizonte
6015R.Clube de PernambucoRecife
6025ZYR63R.Emissora de PiratiningaSao Paulo
6035R.Clube do BrasilRio de Janeiro
6055PRB21R.PanamericanaSao Paulo
6065R.Ministerio de AgriculturaRio de Janeiro
6085ZYK2R.Jornal do CommercioRecife
6095ZYB7R.Difusora Sao PauloSao Paulo
6105ZYN6Ceara Radio ClubeFortaleza
6125R.ExcelsiorSao Paulo
6135PRC21R.GauchaPorto Alegre
6147PRL9R.NacionalRio de Janeiro
6165R.CulturaSao Paulo
6185ZYR77R.BandeirantesSao Paulo
6195PRD21Emissora ContinentalNiteroi
7935PSLAgencia NacionalRio de Janeiro
9290PRN9A Voz da Policia FederalRio de Janeiro
9505PRB22R.RecordSao Paulo
9505R.NacionalRio de Janeiro
9545R.NacionalSao Paulo
9565ZYK3R.Jornal do CommercioRecife
9575R.Mayrink VeigaRio de Janeiro
9585R.ExcelsiorSao Paulo
9595R.Cultura da BahiaSalvador Bahia
9610ZYC8R.TamoioRio de Janeiro
9635ZYR64R.Emissora de PiratiningaSao Paulo
9645ZYV40R.Cultura de Pocos de CaldasPocos de Caldas
9675PRC22R.GauchaPorto Alegre
9720PRL7R.NacionalRio de Janeiro
9745ZYR57R.CulturaSao Paulo
9770PRL4R.Ministerio de EducacaoRio de Janeiro
10220PSHAgencia NacionalRio de Janeiro
11720PRL8R.NacionalRio de Janeiro
11735PRD22R.Cruzeiro do SulRio de Janeiro
11745ZYR65R.Emissora de PiratiningaSao Paulo
11765ZYB8R.TupiSao Paulo
11775R.Mayrink VeigaRio de Janeiro
11795R.Clube do BrasilRio de Janeiro
11805R.ExcelsiorSao Paulo
11825ZYK32R.Jornal do CommercioRecife
11865PRC23R.GauchaPorto Alegre
11925R.BandeirantesSao Paulo
14690PSFAgencia NacionalRio de Janeiro
15115PRC24R.GauchaPorto Alegre
15135PRB23R.PanamericanaSao Paulo
15145ZYK33R.Jornal do CommercioRecife
15155ZYB9R.Difusora de Sao PauloSao Paulo
15165ZYN7Ceara Radio ClubeFortaleza
15190PRK9R.InconfidenciaBelo Horizonte
15265R.ExcelsiorSao Paulo
15370ZYC9R.TupiRio de Janeiro
15415PRD23Emissora ContinentalNiteroi
15525R.Cultura da BahiaSalvador Bahia
17850PRL9R.NacionalRio de Janeiro
96.1Radio BandeirantesSao Paulo
97.3R.Cultura de AraraquaraSao Paulo
98.3R.Difusora TaubateTaubate
100.1R.Cultura da BahiaSalvador
100.5R.NacionalRio de Janeiro
101.3R.Cultura da BahiaSalvador
105.3R.NacionalRio de Janeiro

Stations in bold used the most powerful transmitters broadcasting from Brazil at the time and provided the most extensive nationwide and international coverage of programs.

It Happened in 1953

Population: 58.266m
Registered radio receivers: 4,000,000
President: Getulio Vargas
Playboy magazine
Pat Benetar
Pierce Brosnan
Alex Van Halen
Cyndi Lauper
Kim Bassinger
Hank Williams
Joseph Stalin
Alice Prin ‘Kiki de Montparnasse’
Django Reinhardt
Rene Fonck
Dylan Thomas

Favorite Movies of 1953: Your Personal Collection

From Here to Eternity

Roman Holiday

The War of the Worlds

Peter Pan

The Big Heat

Stalag 17

House of Wax

Little Fugitive

Julius Caesar

The Band Wagon

Top 20 Singles

  Artist Song
1 Percy Faith The Song from Moulin Rouge
2 Les Paul & Mary Ford Vaya Con Dios
3 Patti Page [How Much is] That Doggie in the Window
4 Eddie Fisher I’m Walking Behind You
5 Ames Brothers You, You, You
6 Teresa Brewer Till I Waltz Again with You
7 Les Baxter April in Portugal
8 Perry Como No Other Love
9 Perry Como Don’t Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes
10 Frankie Lane I Believe
11 Pee Wee Hunt Oh
12 Frank Chacksfield Ebb Tide
13 Nat King Cole Pretend
14 Richard Hayman Ruby
15 Stan Freberg St George and the Dragonet
16 The Hilltoppers PS I Love You
17 The Gaylords Tell Me You’re Mine
18 Julias La Rosa Eh Cumpari!
19 Tony Bennett Rags to Riches
20 Doris Day Anna

Top 5 Music Hit Music Albums: Your Personal Collection

Tropicalia: Ou Panis Et Circencis 1968 Japanese Brazil’s Treasured Masterpieces 1950s – 2000s

Les plus belles chansons de La Compagnie Créole

Special Request

Caribbean Holiday

16 Carnival Hits

Reflecting on Brazil

Top 10 Recommended Reading available right now:

Insight Guides Brazil

Brazil on the Rise: The Story of a Country Transformed

The New Brazil

Bossa Nova: The Story of the Brazilian Music That Seduced the World

Rio de Janeiro Lonely Planet Guide

Brazil: The Once and Future Country

Politics in Brazil 1930-1964: An Experiment in Democracy

When Brazil Was Modern: A Guide to Architecture, 1928-1960

Music in Brazil: Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture

Hotel Trópico: Brazil and the Challenge of African Decolonization, 1950–1980

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