National Constituent Assembly

When he rang the doorbell at the 1: 00 in the morning, Emilio was still on his cot in the room next to the kitchen replacing the dream lost the previous night when he led a program of 12 hours alluding to the day of the candles and to the Immaculate Conception. Three years earlier he had come to la Guajira from his hometown Valledupar in order to work as an announcer and news reader at Radio Peninsula, CA that Bosque on the dials of the border with new vigor after two years of inactivity. The station was located in an apartment whose rooms, halls, canteens and closet, were specially fitted. The main room housed the cabin speaker and control; in the room was installed the reception and table, with typewriters of journalists; in another room was placed the general administration; to the side, in another room, were the necessary equipment to mount another station, although managers of the radio House, burdened by the high costs of operation queno wanted to put in functioning old Radio rostrum; the kitchen became Cafe and the fourth of next door, built for accommodation of the maid, was assigned to Emilio Alfonso Arias Acosta, who thus added to its functions of announcer, journalist and seller of cots, the caretaker of the station. The night of December 7 actually began at 4: 00 in the afternoon when the voice of Emilio echoed in all radios, bodkins and sound equipment, to begin a 13-hour program entitled turn on the candles with Radio Peninsula. He ran the month of December 1990 and this was December 8 very important in Colombia the next day, all citizens there to the polls to choose members of the National Constituent Assembly, in whose charge was the drafting of the new Magna Charter. The programme was spirts. By the station turntable were parading fashionable songs and traditional music in December.