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04/11/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

'Suddenly, With Chavez': Venezuelan President Launches New Radio Show

(AP) CARACAS, Venezuela -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has launched a new radio program in which he can take to the airwaves at any time of the day or night.

Called "Suddenly, With Chavez," the show on state-run Venezuelan National Radio doesn't have a schedule and can be aired at any moment.

In the first program Monday, Chavez said it could be broadcast "at midnight or at dawn."

"We have many things to report," he said.

Chavez relishes talking to Venezuelans on television and radio, and he frequently seizes the airwaves several times a day to expound his views.

He already makes frequent use of a law allowing him to force private television and radio stations to broadcast his marathon speeches.

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