‘Cio Garcia’ visits O Pantaneiro’s headquarters to pay tribute to the 100-year-old

Antonio Rodrigues Garcia, or Seo Garcia, walks into the headquarters of Newspaper O this Monday morning (the twenty third) Pantanal To thank the tribute obtained by way of an article revealed about its 100 years.

In a really full of life tour, they jokingly recounted tales and shared experiences.

During the go to, he spoke about faith and pressured the significance of having the ability to really feel and derive which means from emotion.

“In the burrows of macaws, parrots and parakeets. our pricey Aquidouna, little mom of Anastasio… I write down what I hear in my very own phrases, it’s not the spirit that speaks with my hand, it’s I who communicate after getting into my physique, Only then am I going to write what I heard from the different aspect,” he mentioned at one level.

Later, throughout the chat, Sio Garcia launched the following sentence, which acquired us pondering.

“Thank God I can nonetheless be sentimental.”

Seo García, as he’s fondly referred to as, informed his story on the O Pantaneiro web site by the staff on the eve of its centenary


Born in Campo Grande, Antonio Rodrigues García, São García selected the Princess of the South to dwell.

Having lived in entrance of the CEJAR faculty for a few years, Seo Garcia feels wholesome.

He had three kids with Emigdia Armoa García, Doña Tota García, with whom he was married for greater than 70 years and skilled for sure one in every of the most stunning love tales in the Pantanal.

From Hammer to Independent

The historical past of Radio Independiente de Aquidona is intertwined with the historical past of Antonio Rodrigues García. Born in Campo Grande, the station’s founder was born on December 30, 1922, and at age 18, in the Nineteen Forties, he moved to Ponta Pora, on the Paraguayan border, to serve in the Brazilian military.

In 1942, at the age of 20, then sergeant García settled to serve in the tenth Independent Cavalry Regiment (RCI) in the municipality of Bella Vista, after requesting a switch from Ponta Pora-MS, the place he had served since 1940. Served until 1942. In Bela Vista, additionally in the border area, he met Emigdia Armoa (in reminiscence) at the age of 16.

After a 12 months’s courtship, in 1943, the marriage occurred, leading to three kids: Luiz, Edson (in Memorian) and Geraldo.

On October 25, 1943, in the center of World War II, in a really discreet ceremony since García, being a army man and in alert standing, couldn’t marry with out authorization from his commander, the couple married eight contracted their marriage at Night Watch in the Church Church of Santo Alfonso.

With the finish of the conflict, García determined to go away the army profession. He was discharged on March 31, 1945. Now, undercover and married, he returns to Ponta Pora the place his household lived. In 1950, the couple and their three kids, born in Ponta Pora, returned to Bela Vista, transferring to Aquidona on July 1, 1952.

Although the precise work on a radio station occurred in Aquidona, Antonio García says he was a scholar at the Instituto Tecnico Monitor LDTA in São Paulo in the Fifties, when he nonetheless lived in Ponta Pora. Professional radio restore programs have been provided in a distance medium by way of correspondence. Initially the purpose of the course was to receive the technical data wanted to construct a radio station in Pedro Juan Caballero in Paraguay. However, his lack of awareness of broadcasting regulation in the neighboring nation prevented him from taking the initiative.

In Bella Vista, as talked about, Antonio Garcia labored with the loudspeaker service. His expertise in the discipline, added to his data of radio restore programs, enabled him to work as an electronics technician at Rádio Difusora de Aquidauana, in the Fifties, at the invitation of proprietor and founder Elídio Telles de Oliveira.

“I got here to Aquidona in 1952 with an invite to work at Radio Diffusora. I labored for about ten years. I used to be an announcer and likewise sorted the transmitter.

According to him, in Diffusora, the closeness and friendship established with the radio technician Francisco Romero was elementary in the alternate of experiences relating to the technical data of broadcasting.

“At that point, he taught me how to construct a radio station, as a result of being the operations technician, he accompanied Elidio Telles de Oliveira in the building of the radio”.

In the Sixties, after working at Radio Diffusora de Aquidona, Antonio García determined to fulfill the dream he had introduced with him from Ponta Pora, to set up a radio station, thus making a handbook building of a second radio station in Aquidona Started: Radio Independent.

I had to purchase gear from a certified manufacturing unit, however I believed:

“But I haven’t got cash to construct a radio, construct it? I’ll do it”.

I made this from a turntable, with two motors that I gained, with out the platters, simply the motors. I made the soundboard in a kind of workshops on the nook of Rua Estevão Alves Corrêa. We used car pistons which have been manufactured from aluminum. We melted down the half that have been the plates for the small motor. I constructed the console from begin to end. Box, circuit, then additionally transmitter. All handmade.

It first broadcast on an experimental foundation in 1961, the station was situated on Rua Assis Ribeiro, subsequent to the Casa Tamashiro constructing, the place Antonio García lived together with his household. For the success of the initiative, the founding father of the station reiterates the partnership established with the former coach of Defusora, Francisco Romero.

Chico Romero favored me as a result of I used to be a dialog companion, a piece companion. He was the one who guided me. The day I turned on the transmitter to go on the air, he was shocked […] It was simply high quality and in the air with 250 watts. That was in 1961, as a result of in 1962 I already had frequencies from the Radio Technical Commission. They informed me to go on expertise and gave me the prefix ZYX 20.

At the time, Independiente was referred to as Radio Martelinho.

“I used to be there one afternoon engaged on constructing the transmitter, and a few ladies who got here to go to my spouse requested: is that a bit of hammer?”, remembers the founder.

According to Robba (1992, p.81), the identify refers to the craftsmanship developed by Antonio García throughout the implementation of the station. On the day of the opening, journalist Álvaro Pontes remarked in his congratulatory speech that it had been constructed with a “hammer”. Hence it got here to be referred to as “Hammer Station”.

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