Ecuador law guarantees local bands airtime

Miami Herald,
11 August 2013, Ecuador

When you spin the radio dial in this high-altitude city you could almost be anywhere. The airwaves are crowded with the likes of Beyonc, Shakira and Pitbull, just like you were cruising a highway in Miami or Manhattan  rather than tooling through the snow-capped Andes. But Ecuadors airwaves are about to undergo a domestic invasion. Thanks to a recently passed communications law, half of all music played on the radio will have to be homegrown.