Ángel Vázquez Millares, Premio Nacional de Radio.

On April 25, 1948, the CMBF identifying sound was heard in the ether: the Los tres golpes Cuban dance, by Ignacio Cervantes. It was the first radio station in Cuba and Latin America dedicated to offering the best classical musical works of the universal repertoire, under the direction of musicologist, pianist and researcher Orlando Martínez, through the musical waves of the CMQ circuit, from Radiocentro, in the historic building where the historic Radio Reloj booth is located.
At the triumph of the Cuban Revolution, when the stations were nationalized to create the new radio broadcasting system, CMBF kept its signal, and the excellence of its broadcasts allowed it to become in October of 1961 a national network, adopting the definitive name of CMBF Radio Musical Nacional. The doors were opened for the station to assume a new social responsibility, based on the promotion of the taste for international and Cuban classical music through radio, accompanied by more specialized information. It is then when the informative spaces about the cultural and artistic events of Cuba and the world are introduced. And the most important thing: everyone was able to be in contact with what until then was only spread exceptionally: Cuban music, Caturla, Romeu, Lecuona...
The dynamics of Cuban cultural development led to the expansion of the sound spectrum of universal classics of the CMBF, which in 1985 executed the most profound and radical changes in all levels of the radio broadcasting structure, from the twenty-four-hour programming, the content of the programs, the form of communication to the relationship with the listeners. Today the station has more than forty spaces devoted to chamber music, symphonies, operas, zarzuelas, ballet music, concerts, jazz, choral music, sacred music, contemporary music, ancient music, among others, in which relevant personalities of art and literature on the Island are interviewed.