Tuesday, January 25

Paco Cabrera, the voice of Ràdio Altea for 27 years, dies


Paco Cabrera, the voice of Ràdio Altea for 27 years, dies

Paco Cabrera, the voice of Ràdio Altea for 27 years, dies

The Voice of Altea Radio It has been turned off. Paco Cabrera Ivars, known, admired and beloved host of the local station died this past Tuesday afternoon unexpectedly and suddenly while enjoying his vacation. Paco’s death “El de la ràdio”, as he was known in Altea, caused a shock eAmong the majority of the population, and social networks, especially Facebook, quickly began to fill with thousands of messages of condolence, surprise and sadness for the loss of this person considered a purebred “showman” with a great special charisma . The burning chapel remains in the Funeral Parlor of Vila Joiosa until the funeral that will take place in Altea at 12:30 pm this Thursday in the parish church of Nuestra Señora del Consuelo,

Paco Cabrera He had turned 54 on May 31, and his radio career began with the birth of the municipal radio station Ràdio Altea in 1994. A versatile man both for doing interviews with people and characters from the street, show business, music or the Pink universe, he was always in a good mood and transmitted his joy with characteristic spark to everyone who listened to him or was by his side.

The program “The alarm”, presented and driven by him between 8 and 9 in the morning, from Monday to FridayIt was the longest slot on the radio grid. Paco invited listeners to start the day with the best of smiles, and “with enough courage so that after having left bed, the morning presents itself as a new opportunity to live with joy”, according to his words, bringing to the airwaves “our humor of each day”, giving information on all the numbers of the different draws of the previous day, some of the headlines in the press, and those news “that seem impossible because they are curious,” as well as others daily content with which “starting the day will be child’s play,” said the announcer.

In addition to this program that opened the station’s programming, Cabrera hosted the daily magazine “La Glorieta” which was broadcast from Monday to Saturday between 10 am and 1:30 pm. In these three and a half hours, music was the protagonist but there were also spaces such as the horoscope, job offers, the weather, or interviews with the protagonists of the daily activity of Altea and region that told in the first person everything that could be of interest to the listeners. But the highlight of the program was Paco Cabrera’s constant communication with the audience seeking “a close complicity with the listener with the help of the telephone line. In fact, proof of this relationship, is the space of congratulations and live musical dedications that from ‘La Glorieta’ continues with the same success as the first day ”, said at the time the veteran announcer, alma mater of the Altea station that He was also in charge of the “Musicalandia” program that was broadcast on Wednesday afternoons for two hours with the great poprock classics, and the “Rewind” program Thursday afternoons where he took us to “a musical journey of other times for the less young to whom he will bring more than one unforgettable memory and linked to some moment of his youth”, indicated the announcer.

Paco Cabrera Ivars Studies

From the radio station Altea They were deeply shocked this Wednesday by the death of Paco Cabrera “with whom for more than 25 years we have given and shared news of all kinds. The worst news of all came to us yesterday, Tuesday, July 27. The voice from the radio, the voice from Radio Altea … would suddenly turn off. Paco Cabrera has always been and will always be, ‘Paco el de la radio’. No one else with his energy, joy, contagious smile, was capable of transmitting so much and so much on the radio, just by saying two words. There have been many displays of mourning and remembrance that have reached the station. Therefore, we want to thank all the support and affection shown towards him. Paco Cabrera made himself loved and showed it every time he stood in front of a microphone. Genius and figure, criticism mattered little to him. He told things in his own way, how he felt them and how he thought they had to reach his listeners. Radio, as many have said, you will no longer be the same without your voice. Every day saying good morning with ‘El Despertador’ or congratulating people from many corners on their birthday in the magazine. The music of ‘Rebobina’ or ‘Musicalandia’ will remain in the memory, of that lethargy in which those musical files were left and that he put it in each of his programs. In ‘Todo Deporte Motero’ he made clear his passion for motorcycling, organizing with the support of the radio countless trips with the ‘Motobus’. During these almost 30 years, we have been able to enjoy your company. So from the station we want to launch the initiative so that the Radio Altea studios are renamed ‘Estudios Paco Cabrera Ivars’. Thus, every time we do a live show, we will always remember the beloved announcer and the best person. Paco Cabrera … DEP, partner, and that you continue to encourage those up there with your music and your jokes ”.

Finally, the announcer Miguel Ángel Fernández, host of the program “Café Ràdio Altea” which airs from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. from Monday to Friday, noted on Tuesday on its Facebook wall: “I cannot close the day without conveying the immense pain for the loss of a friend and a partner of that word: partner) What helplessness! You leave the radio very empty and Altea is muted by sadness. Rest in peace, Paco. We have a coffee pending … and a ‘güiski’. Someday we will drink it and it will taste great to us. But the morning coffee will taste very bitter. Very bitter”.


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