Brazilian Radio Station Expands Its Reach Beyond Framingham, Massachusetts [VIDEO]

Framingham-based WSRO is the top Portuguese language radio station in America and Tuesday, it expanded its reach, with the help of Governor Deval Patrick.

Framingham-based WSRO 650 is the only Brazilian station in the United States airing full-time programming that caters to Portuguese-speaking listeners.

Tuesday, the radio station expanded its reach to even more listeners, with the help of Governor Deval Patrick. The expansion will allow those all over New England and New York to hear the station's programming. Prior, it could reach Boston-area listeners but not those in the western part of the state.

Under the direction of station manager manager Ilma Paixão has become the top Portuguese language radio station in America.

Located on Mt. Wayte Avenue, WSRO, with its new live streaming (and mobile app) has been able to reach listeners in New York, New Jersey, Florida and even listeners in Brazil.

A large Brazilian crowd greeted the governor Tuesday, who flipped the switch to extend WSRO's signal even farther than its Massachusetts border.

Alex Langer, CEO of Langer Broadcasting Group/WSRO 650 AM, said the station could reach two million more audience members with the expansion.

Many state and local officials were also in attendance Tuesday for the celebration.

Jim Rizoli July 18, 2012 at 02:48 PM
I have been asked to be on their show to give Americans side of the story but they refuse to follow through. So what have I learned about the Brazilians....they don't keep their word. When I say I'm going to do something I do, it they don't. I've interviewed Brazilian supporters for my Weekly Show, so I show both sides. What are they afraid of? I'm just going to tell them what the law is and they can do what they want with it. They won't comply with the laws anyway so what's the problem. IIma Paixao is an interesting person....someone threw a rock through her car window one day and she inferred it was us. Like I would do something as stupid as that. The Brazilians have their radio station where they learn to skirt American Laws. I'm surprised Homeland security doesn't shut them down...but then again Homeland Security isn't really concerned with our security, and the Brazilians plot and plan how they can tip toe around the Laws. An American Station couldn't survive at that station but a Brazilian one can.....what does that tell ya? The foxes have taken over the hen house....again. Jim@ccfiile.com
gilson July 18, 2012 at 03:47 PM
You Don't Know.
Jim Rizoli July 18, 2012 at 04:25 PM
I don't know what? Jim@ccfiile.com
Lui July 18, 2012 at 11:45 PM
Your Insinuations Jim are quite hilarious actually.
Joe Rizoli July 19, 2012 at 02:15 AM
Just what we need, more conspiracy and help among those mostly Illegal members of our great nation plotting and scheming in another language on how to cheat the system, drive illegally, get free health care, be answerable to no laws and remain in the shadows. We have tried to go on their show but for some strange reason it seems they don't want honest people who really know whats going on in their community to let the cat out of the bag. Joe Rizoli
Jim Rizoli July 19, 2012 at 02:53 AM
Lui.....insinuations? How about facts! If the Govt. really were on top of things they would investigate what's going on there. If it was a Moslem radio station the Feds would be all over it, but the Brazilians seem to be untouchable. Reason being, too many police are rubbing shoulders with the Brazilians. One big happy family. Corruption seems to reign everywhere police are no exception. Jim@ccfiile.com
Kira Gagarin July 19, 2012 at 03:34 AM
Some strange reason indeed. I wonder why that would be? I'm on every Thursday at 2pm, I'll put in a good word for you...
Kira Gagarin July 19, 2012 at 04:09 AM
Muslim, Jim, Muslim. Come on, you have to get that right if you want anyone to give your opinion any weight at all.
Jim Rizoli July 19, 2012 at 04:14 AM
Kira.....I'm ready anytime you want some fun on the show. I'll give you equal time on my show....deal? Video is a lot more fun than audio. Jim@ccfiile.com
Joe Rizoli July 19, 2012 at 04:31 AM
Kira, I wouldn't look to your mic check at that radio station as something to hang a medal on. I'd feel the same way about a lawyer defending the Mafia or a Mexican drug cartel. Unless I was bringing these radio listeners and people to try to obey the law, and set them straight as to their illegality and a way to fix the problem, my conscience would bother me.  As adults we should be setting examples to the community in obeying the law not skirting it. If Braziians after listening to your words of wisdom suddenly had their consciences pricked and decided to try to do things legally and self deport, then I would have high praise for you Kira, but I really don't think that is happening. If you were really doing your job as an American you wouldn't be asked back on the radio program. Apparently you are part of their stay here in America to keep staying in America. Joe Rizoli
Doug Barth February 03, 2013 at 06:24 PM
Frankly, Kira, I wouldn't engage with Mr. Rizoli. His mind is made up, and he seems a tad mean-spirited. Ignore the ignorant.


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