I want to know if any of the radio and TV channels in Cuba run any commercial advertisements. I know that Radio Reloj doesn't run any.
Personally, I'll get my news on Cuba from Radio Marti in Miami. They report the news on Cuban prisoners of conscience that Radio Havana Cuba won't report on. Are the RHC trying to muzzle the truth? What do you think?
Well, obviously there is a certain "spin" on things on RHC. I'm sure that there are those out there who will say that Radio Marti does the same, only the other way.
The only "commercials" you will hear on Cuban radio/TV are those that you will hear on Radio Taino, which is FM-only in Cuba, but can be accessed online, via www.vtuner.com
. Radio Taino is mainly a station for tourists, and it used to be very bilingual Spanish/English, but today I only hear the top-of-hour ID in both languages, and I believe there is an English news report at 7pm Eastern, maybe 7:15.
I am not sure if the "commercials" are actually underwritings like our non-comms have in the US. I wanna say that most of these are for local shops in La Habana.
Note: There *are* quite a few PSA's they have, something like our Ad Council puts out. Also on their TV are many announcements of upcoming arts festivals, maybe concerts and such.
I'm sure DavidEduardo has more to say here.