CBP Launches 2nd AM Radio Station

Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 5:59pm

EL PASO — U.S. Customs and Border Protection Thursday announced the installation of a second AM radio broadcast system at the El Paso port of entry. The newest radio station is located at the Bridge of the Americas (BOTA). The public can tune into the 10-watt signal at AM 1620.

"The goal of the radio broadcast is to communicate important border crossing information to members of the traveling public who are in the vicinity of the port of entry," said CBP El Paso Port Director Hector Mancha. "From one end of the radio dial to the other, CBP in El Paso is now broadcasting vital bilingual travel information 24 hours a day, seven days a week."

The BOTA system supplements a similar low-power radio which went live at the Ysleta crossing in February of this year. The Ysleta signal can be heard on AM 530. Each signal broadcasts a bilingual message several miles away from the ports.

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