Rádio Clube do Mindelo

Last updated
Plaque commemorating Radio Barlavento.jpg
Broadcast area Mindelo, Cape Verde
BrandingRádio Clube do Mindelo
First air date
Last air date
Technical information
Power Shortwave
Transmitter coordinates
16°53′25″N24°59′16″W / 16.8903°N 24.9878°W / 16.8903; -24.9878
Website www.rtc.cv

Rádio Clube do Mindelo was a local radio station in Cape Verde broadcasting in the Portuguese language. A shortwave station (CR4AB), it could be heard 7092kc, and later 4719kc. [1] The station served Mindelo as well as a part of the entire Barlavento island group including Santo Antão, São Vicente and São Nicolau. It was renamed Barlavento Radio in 1955. The station was located in a building near downtown Mindelo that is now the Centro Nacional de Artesanato e Design. It broadcast music, especially traditional Cape Verdean, as well as programs from around the world.



In the early years of the station, Hermínia da Cruz Fortes recorded a couple of morna songs at the station.

In the 1970s and the 1980s, several singles made by Djô d'Eloy (José Rodrigues Silva) were recorded and aired on the station which became the Voice of São Vicente which is now an RTC affiliate for Mindelo. His songs were recorded by the singer Luis Morais.

See also

Related Research Articles

History of Cape Verde Aspect of history

The recorded history of Cape Verde begins with Portuguese discovery in 1456. Possible early references go back around 2000 years.

Mindelo Settlement in São Vicente, Cape Verde

Mindelo is a port city in the northern part of the island of São Vicente in Cape Verde. Mindelo is also the seat of the parish of Nossa Senhora da Luz, and the municipality of São Vicente. The city is home to 93% of the entire island's population. Mindelo is known for its colourful and animated carnival celebrations, with roots in Portuguese traditions later influenced by the Brazilian culture.

São Vicente, Cape Verde Island in Cape Verde

São Vicente is one of the Barlavento Islands, the northern group within the Cape Verde archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean, off the west African coast. It is located between the islands of Santo Antão and Santa Luzia, with the Canal de São Vicente separating it from Santo Antão.

Sergio Frusoni was a poet and promoter of the Cape Verdean Creole language.

Baltasar Lopes da Silva

Baltasar Lopes da Silva was a writer, poet and linguist from Cape Verde, who wrote in both Portuguese and Cape Verdean Creole. With Manuel Lopes and Jorge Barbosa, he was the founder of Claridade. In 1947 he published Chiquinho, considered the greatest Cape Verdean novel and O dialecto crioulo de Cabo Verde which describes different dialects of creoles of Cape Verde. He sometimes wrote under the pseudonym Osvaldo Alcântara.

João Cleofas Martins, his nickname Djunga Fotógrafo was a Cape Verdean photographer and author.

The Cape Verdean Football Championship or the Campeonato Caboverdiano de Futebol is a football competition that was created in 1976 in Cape Verde. A local championship was founded in 1953 before independence, when the islands were still part of the Portuguese Empire.

The São Vicente Island or Regional Premier Division is a regional championship played in São Vicente Island, Cape Verde. The championship is organized by the São Vicente Regional Football Association. The winner of the championship plays in Cape Verdean football Championships of each season. In 1989, 2012, 2015, 2016 and 2017, a second place club participated in the national championships, Académica do Mindelo in 1989, Mindelense in 2014 and FC Derby in 2015 and in 2016 and will be for 2017. The 7th place club plays with a Second Division runner-up in a division decisional match to decide on promoting or remain in the Second Division. The last placed club relegated into the São Vicente Second Division. Up to around 2010, only a club was relegated into that division.

RTC (Cape Verde)

The Radiotelevisão Caboverdiana is Cape Verde's first radio and television station broadcasting local programs from Cape Verde, Portugal and Brazil as well as the rest of the world especially France. It is a publicly owned company and enterprise and is located in the Capeverdean capital city of Praia, in the southern part in the middle of Achada Santo António RTC also has a few buildings, it also has offices in São Vicente, Sal, São Filipe on Fogo Island and Assomada in Santa Catarina. The building size is very small, only like local affiliates in North America as well as Latin America, Australia and Europe. The radio building is in the south on Rua 13 de Janeiro and the television station is in the north. Its current president is José Emanuel Tavares Moreira/

Rádio Barlavento Former radio station in Cape Verde

Rádio Barlavento was a radio station in Cape Verde which broadcast in the Portuguese language from 1955 until 1974. It was a shortwave (CR4AC) station broadcasting on 3930 kHz. From 1947 until 1955 it was called Rádio Clube do Mindelo. In 1974 it was seized by members of the Partido Africano da Independência de Guiné-Bissau e Cabo Verde - PAIGC, who sought to "get the station out of hands of those who aligned with colonial power." After this the station became Radio Voz de Sao Vicente. The station served the entire Barlavento island group including Santo Antão, São Vicente, São Nicolau, Sal and Boa Vista. The station was located in a building near downtown Mindelo, which is now the Centro Nacional de Artesanato e Design, and broadcast Cape Verdean traditional music, local programs, and Portuguese and some international programming. Rádio Voz de São Vicente later became an affiliate of RCV, Mindelo's own station would have another separate one and would be named Ràdio Nova.

Centro Nacional de Artesanato e Design

Centro Nacional de Artesanato e Design is a museum in the city of Mindelo on the island of São Vicente in Cape Verde. It situated at the north end of Praça Nova in the city centre of Mindelo. It exhibits works of popular culture, design and crafts.

Cape Verde country off the coast of West Africa

Cape Verde or Cabo Verde, officially the Republic of Cabo Verde, is an archipelago and island country in the central Atlantic Ocean, consisting of ten volcanic islands with a combined land area of about 4,033 square kilometres (1,557 sq mi). These islands lie between 600 to 850 kilometres west of Cap-Vert situated at the westernmost point of continental Africa. The Cape Verde islands form part of the Macaronesia ecoregion, along with the Azores, the Canary Islands, Madeira, and the Savage Isles.

Mass media in Cape Verde

This article is about the mass media in Cape Verde including its telecommunications, television and radio.

Elisângelo Ramos is a Cape Verdean journalist who has been at RTC since 1997. He belongs to the broadcasting, television and the press sectors. He is a reporter for RCV in the city of Praia and is a producer of cultural programs.

The island of São Vicente in Cape Verde in the westcentral portion of the Barlavento Islands is home to several teams and clubs. The major professional clubs are CS Mindelense, FC Derby, Académica do Mindelo, Batuque FC and Amarante. The island also has a league named the São Vicente Island League, it is the oldest in Cape Verde, first it only had football, later it had basketball, volleyball, athletics and now futsal.

1910s – 1920s – 1930s – 1940s – 1950s – 1960s – 1970s – 1980s – 1990s – 2000s

The Culture of the Island of São Vicente, Cape Verde is the second richest in the nation, with a range of customs and practices common in the islands,

São Vicente Regional Football Association is a football (soccer) association covering the island of São Vicente. It is headquartered in the city of Mindelo, the island capital.

Criod de São Cente is a 2011 album by Val and Roberto Xalino. The songs were written by Val Xalino's son Roberto. The album includes the new single "Praía de Baia", one of Cape Verde's greatest ballads, released on Val Xalino's first album Dança Dança T' Manchê in 1987. Some singles features both Val and Roberto Xalino. The album also features music by Val and Roberto Xalino, Djo d'Eloy, Manuel de Novas and Luis Silva. Four singles from the record were nominated in the 2011 Cabo Verde Music Awards


  1. Berg, J.S (2012). Broadcasting on the Short Waves, 1945 to Today. Google-Books-ID: Ux9fZj6izuEC: McFarland.CS1 maint: location (link)