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More, Faster News for Radio Martí

Redesigned website also coming for both radio and TV

Some changes are in the works for Radio and TV Martí, the U.S. government-funded operations that broadcast news and information to Cuba.

Radio Martí has introduced a new program clock, with faster tempo news and a more dynamic sound, it says. Programming includes a half-our newscast at the top of each hour, followed by expanded news programming on various topics.

A redesigned website for Radio and TV Martí also will launch in the coming weeks, according to the Office of Cuba Broadcasting, which is funded by the U.S. government through the presidentially appointed Broadcasting Board of Governors.

The Radio Martí news was coupled with an announcement that TV Martí has expanded its broadcast hours to Cuba on Direct TV, Channel 8, on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 to 11 p.m., in addition to the existing weekday schedule.

TV Martí has begun an advertising campaign inviting Cuban Americans to tell their relatives in Cuba about the expanded programming.