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[HCDX]: AM DX NewsFlash 10-30-97
WELCOME TO IRCA's AM-DX NEWSFLASH - October 30 1997
Vol 3 No 31
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Lee J Freshwater 414 SE 3rd St, Ocala, FL 34474
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The F.C.C. has started putting CALL LETTER changes in their computer data
base...We will include them here as time and space permits.
PREPARED ON 10/28/97
CALL SIGN CHANGES
NEW CITY AND STATE FREQUENCY FORMER
CALL * CALL
WJWR NEWARK, NJ 620 WXLX *
KBBC HAVASU CITY, AZ 980 KFWJ
KSDK TIGARD, OR 1040 KLVP
KBAI MORRO BAY, CA 1150 KJQY
KMZK BILLINGS. MT 1240 KMAY
KOAZ TUCSON, AZ 1290 KCUB
WCGR CANANDAIGUA, NY 1310 NEW
KREB ROGERS, AR 1390 KAMO
KVVN SANTA CLARA, CA 1430 KNTA
WFJY PORTAGE, PA 1470 WZGO
* from D Blois (via E-mail)
* The F.C.C. does NOT list the frequency in their database.
I have tried to suppliment this with information from my
own database,, so look it over "carefully" before you
change anything in yours.
We have put this information in order of frequency rather
than location. Send any suggestions, changes AND
corrections to the above E-Mail address.
CORRECTIONS :: !!!!!!
We listed a call letter change for KWJJ in Portland OR. Pat Roberson has
informed me that they DID indeed switch to KOTK. The FCC database was a week
or so ahead of the station and was listed here BEFORE the actual change was
made. THANKS Pat !!!
KPPT Was listed as TOLEDO, OH last week, it should have read : TOLEDO, OR
A couple of weeks ago, we listed a call swap with WJNO/WJNA. I listened to
1040khz today, and the West Palm Beach station is STILL using the WJNO
calls. I "assume" that the 1230khz in Boynton Beach would still be using
WJNA. CHECK YOUR RECORDS AS I MAY have got these backwards last time around
That "should" wrap things for another week or so.
ALSO, the complete call letter change list is available at:
FROM LEE J FRESHWATER Ocala, FL
FCC Acts on Expanded Band !!!
The following stations have been GRANTED Construction Permits by the FCC
All stations are 10 KW DAY 1 KW night
Call letters listed are the Call sign AT THE TIME OF
APPLICATION, and DO NOT reflect call changes.....
1610 KALT Atlanta, TX
1620 WGYJ Atmore, AL
KECN Blackfoot, ID
KOIL Bellevue, NE
KHRT Minot, ND
WTAW College Station, TX
WRRA Frederisksted, VI
KRIZ Renton, WA
1630 WRDW Augusta, GA
KCJJ Iowa City, IA
KJJL Fox Farm, WY
1640 WSYD Mount Airey, NC
1650 KWHN Ft. Smith, AR
WPMH Portsmouth, VA
1660 WODX Marco Island, FL
KRZI Waco, TX
1670 KNRO Redding, CA
WTDY Madison, WI
1680 KXEX Fresno, CA
KLFE Seattle, WA
1700 WCMQ Miami Springs, FL
KKSO Des Moines, IA
KAST Astoria, OR
A recent article in "Radio World" says that KQXI-Arvada, CO & KKSL-Lake
Oswego, OR have received Construction Permits as well, but I find no record
of that, yet, so I have left them off the list at this time.
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TRH-CA Tim Hall, Chula Vista, CA ICF-2010, KIWA Loop
TRH-TX DXing in Dallas, TX (airport) ICF-2010, internal loop (bandscan only)
TRH-FL DXing in Tampa, FL ICF-2010, KIWA Pocket Loop
TRH-GA DXing in Norcross, GA ICF-2010, KIWA Pocket Loop
TRH-VA DXing in Richmond, VA ICF-2010, KIWA Pocket Loop
TRH-CT DXing in Windsor Locks, CT ICF-2010, KIWA Pocket Loop
TIS & Other
1570 -- CA, Chula Vista 10/19 1230 Chula Vista Community Church
carrier current station noted on car rx with sermon from
Sunday morning drive-in service. This church used to use
the Harbor Drive-In in National City for their drive-in
service (using 830kHz transmitter still in use at that
drive-in), but have since moved the service to their own
parking lot and set up operations on 1570 kHz. (Church is
located on East J St. close to the I-805 overpass). New,
CA #261 and my closest unheard. (TRH-CA)
1400 WOND-NJ Pleasantville Tim Hall Tampa, FL
860 WGUL / FL, Dunedin /
1560 WINV FL, Inverness In addition to its own FM, WGUL now simulcasts
with WAVQ(?)-FM 104.3 and WINV-1560 Inverness, which is
apparently back on the air now. Nostalgia format, probably
1060 KHYM? TX, Gilmer 10/14 0720 Station is back on the air, apparently
simulcasting KVNE-FM 89.5. ID "KVNE Gilmer-Tyler-Longview."
Ad for Hawkins electronics at 903-509-1500. (TRH-GA)
1450 WCLM? VA, Highland Springs 10/16 0700 Appears to be back on the air
with Solid Gold Soul format. Local quality signal in
Richmond, but no ID noted. (TRH-VA)
1050 10/14 0804 Fair & fading with accuweather ("weather watch 10-50"),
slogan "Praise 10-50". (TRH-GA)
1150 10/14 0745 Oldies, calls sounded like KTRK but seemed to give EDT
time check. (TRH-GA)
1160 10/13 1844 ID "WDXE AM 11-60, playin' all your Gospel favorites."
Sure rings a bell, but I can't find this call change listed anywhere.
1220 10/14 0512 Fair with country music, calls sounded like WTMD.
Closest match is probably WKMT-NC. (TRH-GA)
1250 10/15 0650 Ad for Ledford(?) Pest Control in Charleston (or Carrollton?)
at 766-5280. First ID sounded like WHBC, then into what sounded like
"WBNE traffic." (TRH-VA)
1280 10/12 2141 Blues format, slogan "The home of the blues."
Calls sounded like WLBC or WLBT. (TRH-FL)
1340 10/15 2258 Good w/country music, ID sounded like "AM 13-40 WTMK
Roseville." (Suspect WENT, Gloversville, NY). May have mentioned
something about having been on the air over 50 years. (TRH-CT)
10/16 0059 PSA for Clinton Community College Foundation, slogan
"North Country." (TRH-CT)
1400 10/13 0456 Slogan "All news, all talk, all the time." (TRH-FL)
10/14 0421 "We're the station playing... W-99." (TRH-GA)
1440 10/16 0605 "Sports all day, all night, sports radio WJAG(?)."
One on One sports network (TRH-CT)
1450 10/13 0515 UNID simulcasting WFLA-970 with "news radio 9-70 WFLA"
10/15 0612 Ad for East Tennessee Hospital. (TRH-VA)
1550 10/14 0633 Georgia news read by woman, calls sounded like WBNM.
Loggings 0000-0800 ELT
890 KVOZ TX, Laredo 10/14 0736 Good with English/Spanish IDs and
930 WSLI MS, Jackson 10/14 0659 Good "Your first choice for sports,
9-30 WSLI Jackson, the sports ticket." (TRH-GA)
960 WFIR VA, Roanoke 10/13 0547 Good with IDs, promos, slogans like
"You've got questions, we've got answers." (TRH-FL)
990 WEIS AL, Centre 10/14 0738 Fair-good with ad for Josie's(?) Pizza
in the Uptown Center, ad for Midway Varieties on Highway 9
between Centre and Cedar Bluff, school menus for Cherokee
County, birthday wish for listener in Ellsville. Country
music format. (TRH-GA)
1030 WWGB MD, Indian Head Beach 10/15 0742 Back on the air, noted with
"Praise and Worship" program and IDs. (TRH-VA)
1060 WCOK NC, Sparta 10/15 0715 Sign on with Star Spangled Banner,
ID mentioned being owned by Sparta Independent Radio
Corporation, studios on Highway 21. (TRH-VA)
1090 WBAF GA, Barnesville 10/14 0721 Fair-good with ad for Alamo
Building Supply in Barnesville, slogan "All your country
favorites on Lamar County's own Country 109." (TRH-GA)
1110 KTLD LA, Pineville 10/14 0723 ID "KTLD News-talk radio
Alexandria" into Daybreak USA program. (TRH-GA)
1140 WAKK MS, McComb 10/14 0725 Fair w/ad for Crystal Restaurant at
I-55 @Delaware Ave. in McComb, then ID. (TRH-GA)
1160 WJFJ NC, Tryon 10/14 0746 Very good with ad for a lawn care company
at 704-894-2957, then jingle. 1160 is a nice "graveyard"
channel in the South! (TRH-GA)
WAMB TN, Donelson 10/13 2319 Good with beautiful music, ID "WAMB,
WAMB-FM1 Donelson." Ad for local sewer & drain service.
WODY VA, Fieldale 10/14 0445 Good with Gospel music, "WODY, your
Christian information station." (TRH-GA)
1170 WMLB GA, Cumming 10/14 0747 Fair-good with ad for Forsyth Appliance,
weather by man, slogan "Mountains Lake Radio AM 11-70, the
best country in the country." (TRH-GA)
1240 WSKI VT, Montpelier 10/16 0105 "12-40 WSKI, bringing your old
favorites and your new favorites... serving your community
for 50 years, 1947-1997." (TRH-CT)
1310 WDOD TN, Chattanooga 10/13 0544 Good with slogan "Unforgettable
13-10 WDOD" and nostalgia format. (TRH-FL)
1350 WSMB LA, New Orleans 10/13 0528 Good with ID, slogans "Talk radio
13-50", "We're So Much Better" (note the acronym matches their
call letters). News and weather by man. (TRH-FL)
1370 WTAB NC, Tabor City 10/15 0616 Good mixing with WSPD. NC news,
ads, "WTAB 13-70 sports, the voice of the Stallions... your
station for NC State football AM 13-70." Jingle "Country
music and you and WTAB." (TRH-VA)
1380 WRBQ FL, St. Petersburg 10/12 2200 Noted this station was running
open carrier all night after 2200 EDT. (TRH-FL)
1390 WROA MS, Gulfport 10/12 2029 Fair mixing w/WXTC. Weather forecast
and ID by man. (TRH-FL)
WXTC SC, Charleston 10/12 2258 Noted with slogan "Nobody plays more
music" into country music. (TRH-FL)
1400 WOND NJ, Pleasantville 10/13 0500 Fair with ABC news, PSA from
NJ Broadcasters Association, promo for "All About Real Estate"
program on "Radio 14 WOND and 15-80 WONZ", NJ lottery info.
WICK PA, Scranton 10/15 0001 Wilkes Barre weather, ID "1340 WYCK
and 1400 WICK." (TRH-VA)
1420 WRCG GA, Columbus 10/12 2200 Noted ID, slogan "The Valley's local
news authority." (TRH-FL)
1430 WMYS IN, Indianapolis 10/14 2306 Good w/Bloomberg stock report,
"great memories, WMYS" into nostalgia format. (TRH-VA)
WTTT MA, Amherst 10/16 0659 Sign-on "WTTT is licensed to Hampshire
Broadcasting Company, Ltd. ... operates on an assigned carrier
frequency of 1430kHz with a power of 5,000 watts... Route 9 in
Amherst." UPI news. (TRH-CT)
1450 WBYU FL, New Orleans 10/12 2205 Good with "WBYU, playing the
Music of your life." (TRH-FL)
WQNT SC, Charleston 10/13 0458 Promo/ID "Your home of the Clemson
Tigers, WQNT News-talk 14-50 Charleston." Back on the air.
1460 WGNA NY, Albany 10/16 0606 Fair with country format ID as "WGNA-FM".
1480 WADR NY, Remsen 10/16 0505 Weather for Utica, slogan "Your star
station, Utica." (TRH-CT)
1590 WCSL? NC, Cherryville. 10/13 2356 Tentative with ad for business on
Main St. in Lincolnton. Seemed to be them with Monday Night
1600 WKXF KY, Eminence 10/15 0452 "AM 1600 bluegrass radio WKX", ad for
Mormon church, weather, ID. (TRH-VA)
TIS & Other
530 HAR GA, Atlanta 10/13 1836 GA Dept. of Transportation HAR audible
briefly near I-75/85/20 interchange. (TRH-GA)
(HAR) VA, Richmond 10/14 1955 Noted signs near I-64/195/295 junction
for highway advisory radio, but nothing was active either day
I passed through this area. Only TIS station noted active
in Richmond was the one on 1610 kHz at the airport. (TRH-VA)
1060 TIS FL, Clearwater 10/12 1750 Airport TIS good with tape loop
by man. No sign of the other 1060 TIS listed at MacDill AFB.
1610 TIS FL? 10/12 2123 UNID station with NOAA weather for Northern
Florida and Southern Georgia. This station was also noted the
next night from GA, and one sounding just like it was noted
the following night from VA. (TRH-FL/GA/VA)
WPHE255 NC, Durham 10/15 0536 Duke Medical Center TIS with information
about parking rates. (TRH-VA)
TIS UNID, 10/15 0546 Tape loop by man mentioned mining and a
national forest. Looped E-W. (TRH-VA)
1620 WPJM404 VA, (various locations) 10/15 0526 Noted three stations all
using these call letters giving information about various
attractions along I-81 and I-64 and the Shenandoah Valley.
630 HONDURAS, La Ceiba? HRLP7 10/13 1103 Tentative. Noted "Radio America"
slogans fading up over UNID XE station. Several Honduras stations
listed, thought this one might be most likely due to coastal site.
640 MEXICO, Tulancingo XENQ 10/13 1024 Good with GMT-5 TCs, promos by man
and woman, slogan "La N-Q". (TRH-FL)
650 MEXICO, UNID 10/13 1029 UNID station, calls sounded like XENF. Male
announcer mention "1000 watts de potencia... Tabasco... Esta es La
Copable(?)... ". PSAs all mentioned Tabasco. New station, or frequency
change for some existing station? (TRH-FL)
720 MEXICO, Alvarado XEAVR 10/13 1058 Huge signal with anthem, ID "Esta
Usted escuchando XEAVR, 720 kHz AM, Radio Formula, 2500 watts, desde
Veracruz. Sure loud for 2500 watts. (TRH-FL)
740 MEXICO, Peto XEPET 10/13 1106 Fair-good with IDs and time checks, slogan
"7-40" (siete cuarenta). (TRH-FL)
810 MEXICO, Tampico XEFW 10/13 1110 Fair-good with ID "Fiesta Mexicana,
XEFW, La Estrella de su Radio." Fiesta Mexicana outlets are almost
never give local IDs until after 6am local time. (TRH-FL)
1000 MEXICO, UNID 10/13 1108 Not sure which R. Mil outlet I had. I have seen
reports of a Radio Mil station in Cancun on 1000, but I know that XEQOO-
1050 is the Radio Mil outlet in Cancun. This could have been Mexico City
(50kW) or Nuevo Laredo. Also noted the next morning from Atlanta.
1430 MEXICO, UNID 10/13 1101 Mexican anthem fair-good, GMT-5 time check by
female announcer, dead air for a while, then PSAs and slogan which was
something like "... en todo momento, Radio Ola" (The "Ola" could have
been "Uno" or "Oro". Ther eused to be a Radio Oro in Mexico City which
reportedly moved to 1550. (TRH-FL)
1500 MEXICO, Mexico DF XESM 10/13 0137 Over other Spanish station with ID
"XESM, Radio Formula Cadena, Mexico." Seems to confirm reported
frequency swap with XEAI. (TRH-FL)
540 WWZN-FL Pine Hills Sports (TRH)
KDFT-TX Ferris Religion/Gospel (TRH)
XEBACH-BCN Tijuana Classical "X-Bach" (not K-Bach); station uses
all 6 letters in their Spanish IDs. (TRH)
550 WDUN-GA Gainesville News-talk "News-talk 55" (TRH)
570 WHNZ-FL Pinellas Park News "Wins" (TRH)
KLIF-TX Dallas Talk (TRH)
580 WDBO-FL Orlando News-talk (TRH)
600 KOGO-CA San Diego Talk (TRH)
620 WSUN-FL St. Petersburg Nostalgia (TRH)
660 KSKY-TX Balch Springs Religion (TRH)
690 XETRA-BCN Tijuana "Extra Sports AM 11-50 LA and Extra Sports
6-90 San Diego". //KIIS-1150 at times.
Most programming originates in LA now. (TRH)
710 KTZN-CA Los Angeles Radio Disney childrens format. (TRH)
730 KKDA-TX Grand Prairie Black Gospel (TRH)
770 KPBC-TX Garland Religion (TRH)
830 KPLS-CA Orange Childrens programming, local sports most
860 WGUL-FL Dunedin Satellite NOS // WGUL-FM, WAVQ-FM 104.3,
and WINV-1560. (TRH)
890 KVOZ-TX Laredo Spanish religion // KUBR-1210 and several
910 WFNS-FL Plant City ABC Solid Gold Soul (TRH)
WORD-SC Spartanburg News-talk //WYRD-1330 (TRH)
950 WQBE-WV Charleston Talk "hot talk 9-50" (TRH)
970 WNIV-GA Atlanta Religion //WVNF-1400 (TRH)
KHVN-TX Fort Worth Religion (TRH)
980 WTRY-NY Troy Oldies //FM 98.3 (TRH)
1040 KURS-CA San Diego Spanish full service (TRH)
WMTX-FL Pinellas Park Sports fan satellite sports (TRH)
KGGR-TX Dallas Religion (TRH)
1050 WCMS-VA Norfolk Country //FM 100.5 (TRH)
1090 WBAF-GA Barnesville Country (TRH)
1110 KTLD-LA Pineville News-talk (TRH)
1150 KIIS-CA Los Angeles Sports, //XETRA-690 at times (TRH)
K???-TX Highland Park Ethnic/Asian (TRH)
1160 WVNJ-NJ Oakland Nostalgia (TRH)
WAMB-TN Donelson Nostalgia (TRH)
WODY-VA Fieldale Gospel (TRH)
WDXE-?? ?? Gospel (TRH)
1170 WMLB-GA Cumming Country (TRH)
1180 WJNT-MS Pearl News-talk (TRH)
1190 KGBS-TX Dallas Talk (TRH)
1210 KPRZ-CA San Marcos Religion (TRH)
KUBR-TX San Juan Spanish religion // KVOZ-890 and several FMs.
1240 WGCV-VA Petersburg Gospel
1260 WTJH-GA East Point Gospel //FM 92 (TRH)
1270 WNOG-FL Naples News-talk //WINK-1290 "Southwest Florida's
1290 WINK-FL Fort Myers News-talk //WNOG-1270 "Southwest Florida's
WCHY-GA Savannah SMN Real Country (TRH)
1300 WNQM-TN Nashville Religion (TRH)
1310 WDOD-TN Chattanooga "Unforgettable" Satellite Nostalgia (TRH)
1330 WYRD-SC Greenville News-talk //WORD-910 (TRH)
1340 WTAN-FL Clearwater Gospel (TRH)
KAND-TX Corsicana Country (TRH)
WHAP-VA Hopewell Radio Aahs //WPES-1430 (TRH)
1350 WSMB-LA New Orleans Talk (TRH)
1360 KAHZ-TX Fort Worth Childrens (TRH)
1370 WCOA-FL Pensacola Pensacola's 13-70, news-talk radio (TRH)
WTAB-NC Tabor City Country (TRH)
1380 WKDM-NY New York Spanish "La Radio de Nueva York" (TRH)
1390 WPLM-MA Plymouth Jazz // FM 99 (TRH)
WXTC-SC Charleston Country //FM 107.5 (TRH)
KBEC-TX Waxahachie Country (TRH)
1400 WVNF-GA Alpharetta Religion // WNIV-970 (TRH)
1410 WPOP-CT Hartford Sports (TRH)
1420 WBSM-MA New Bedford News-talk (TRH)
1430 WMYS-IN Indianapolis Nostaligia. (TRH)
WNJR-NJ Newark Ethnic "The station of nations" (TRH)
WPES-VA Ashland Radio Aahs //WHAP-1340 (TRH)
1450 WBYU-LA New Orleans Music of your life (TRH)
1480 WRDW-GA Augusta One on One sports, //FM 93.1 at times (TRH)
1530 WSAI-OH Cincinnati "Original Hits" nostalgia (TRH)
1540 KXEL-IA Waterloo Iowa's 50,000 watt power source, 15-40 (TRH)
WSIV-NY East Syracuse Religion "Christian radio" (TRH)
K???-TX University Park Personal Achievement (dreadful! TRH)
WREJ-VA Richmond Religion "Rejoice radio" (TRH)
1560 WINV-FL Inverness Satellite NOS // WGUL-860. Nice to see them
back on, this was a favorite catch at the old
San Diego beverage site. (TRH)
WPAD-KY Paducah Nostalgia (TRH)
1570 WYTI-VA Rocky Mount Country (TRH)
1600 KRVA-TX Cockrell Hill Spanish "Radio Variedades" (TRH)
550 WDUN-GA News-talk 55
560 WHYN-MA Springfield's news and information leader, news-talk 5-60
570 WHNZ-FL Wins
580 WDBO-FL News-talk 5-80, Central Florida's news, weather and ?? station.
620 WDNC-NC The news station
670 WVNS-VA All news 6-70
710 WOR -NY Radio 7-10, the information station
740 KRMG-OK News, weather, traffic, and entertaining talk.
KTRH-TX The news station, news radio 7-40
760 WJR -MI News-talk 7-60
770 WABC-NY News-talk radio 77
800 CKLW-ON AM 800, the information station.
880 WCBS-NY News radio 88
890 KVOZ-TX La Radio Cristiana
910 WFNS-FL 9-10 AM, solid gold soul, classic soul hits from the 60s and 70s.
WORD-SC 13-30 and 9-10 newstalk
KXEB-TX Joy 104.9
930 WSLI-MS Your first choice for sports, 9-30, the sports ticket.
950 WQBE-WV Hot talk 9-50
960 WERC-AL News-talk 9-60
WFIR-VA You've got questions, we've got answers.
970 WFLA-FL News radio 9-70.
WNIV-GA Making a difference for you and your family, WVNF (//WVNF-1400).
980 WTRY-NY Oldies 98, 9-80 AM & 98.3 FM
990 WVNZ-VA The nines
1010 WINS-NY New York's weather station, 10-10.
CFRB-ON 10-10, the news station, your source for reliable news and
1030 WBZ -MA News all day and talk all night.
1050 WCMS-VA All your favorites, 100.5.
1080 WTIC-CT The weather station, AM 10-80
1090 WBAF-GA All your country favorites on Lamar County's own Country 109.
1100 WTAM-OH (Cleveland's only) News radio, your official weather station.
1120 KMOX-MO Total information AM.
1160 WVNJ-NJ The new AM 11-60
WODY-VA Your Christian information station.
WDXE-?? Playin' all your Gospel favorites.
1170 WMLB-GA Mountains Lake Radio AM 11-70, the best country in the country.
WWVA-WV #1 for country music and news.
1180 WJNT-MS Central Mississippi's news-talk leader, news-talk 11-80.
1200 WOAI-TX The sports leader for the great Southwest
1210 WPHT-PA Talk radio 12-10 AM.
KUBR-TX La Radio Cristiana
1230 WFON-GA Info 12-30
1240 WGCV-VA Your first choice in Gospel music
WSKI-VT 12-40 WSKI, bringing your old favorites and your new favorites...
serving your community for 50 years, 1947-1997.
1270 WNOG-FL Southwest Florida's news leader
1290 WINK-FL Southwest Florida's news leader
WCHY-GA Pure country, real country, your home for real country.
WHIO-OH Your hometown station.
1310 WDOD-TN Unforgettable AM 13-10
KTCK-TX Your sports radio 13-10, the ticket.
1330 WYRD-SC 13-30 and 9-10 news-talk, WORD.
1340 WTAN-FL The music of love and inspiration, the best Gospel music in
the bay, Tampa Bay's Gospel leader.
WHAP-VA Radio Aahs AM 13-40 & AM 14-30 (//WPES-1430)
1350 WSMB-FL Talk radio 13-50, We're So Much Better
1370 WCOA-FL Pensacola's 13-70, news-talk radio.
WTAB-NC The voice of the Stallions, your station for North Carolina
State football, AM 13-70, country music and you and WTAB.
1380 WKDM-NY La Radio de Nueva York
1390 WPLM-MA Jazz 99.1 (99.3?).
WXTC-SC Nobody plays more music. (Love/FM) 107.5
1400 WVNF-GA Making a difference for you and your family, WNIV (//WNIV-970).
WOND-NJ Radio 14 WOND and 15-80 WONZ
1410 WPOP-CT The all-new sports radio 14-10 AM
1420 WRCG-GA The Valley's local news authority
WBSM-MA Greater New Bedford's news-talk station
1430 WMYS-IN Great memories
WNJR-NJ The station of nations
WPES-VA Radio Aahs AM 13-40 & AM 14-30 (//WHAP-1340)
1450 WBYU-LA The music of your life.
WQNT-SC Your home of the Clemson Tigers, news-talk 14-50.
1470 WLVU-FL 106.3 FM
1480 WRDW-GA 14-80 AM & 93.1 FM, the fan
1490 WWPR-FL Bradenton's Pier 14-90, the home of Southeast High Seminole
football is Pier 14-90.
1510 WLAC-TN News-talk 15-10
1530 WSAI-OH 15-30, Cincinnati's original hits station.
1540 WSIV-NY Christian radio
WREJ-VA Rejoice radio
1570 WYTI-VA Great country
1580 WONZ-NJ Radio 14 WOND and 15-80 WONZ
Jay Novello - jay@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
DX'ing from Buxton, North Carolina
R8A, 1000' NE wire, 500' NW wire
1134 CROATIA, Hravatski Radio, Zadar, OCT 19 2255 - symphonic versions of
Queen songs "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "We Are The Champions" to 2300.
Three pips and "Hrvatskaya" ID by W at TOH, then into nx. Good
1089 UNITED KINGDOM, Talk Radio synchros, OCT 21 0000 - ID "This! Is Talk
Radio" and into Independent Radio News. Reasonable signal
considering splash from 1090. (Novello-NC)
1215 UNITED KINGDOM, Virgin Radio synchros, OCT 21 0015 - "Talk of the
Town" by The Pretenders, and, almost predictably, Oasis. Tough copy
in splash from both sides. (Novello-NC)
1386 RUSSIA, Voice of Russia, OCT 21 2150 - with EG program about
computers, // 5940 but with satellite delay. Bolshakovo listed.
Held on for about half an hour in all, fair to good signal.
1044 MOROCCO, RTM Sebaa-Aioun, OCT 21 2215 - presumed with local drumming
and call-and-response vocals, dominating Spanish SER synchros. Slop
from 1040 domestics phased. (Novello-NC)
1521 SAUDI ARABIA, BSKSA Duba, OCT 21 2258 - Qur'an, few words by M, very
short vocal anthem and off promptly at 2300. (Novello-NC)
Mark Connelly - wa1ion@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
(logs 21 - 25 OCT 1997: file=DX971025.LOG)
Report from Mark Connelly - Times / dates = UTC / 1997
e-mail = WA1ION@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[Connelly*H-MA] = East Harwich, Cape Cod, MA (GC= 70.02 W / 41.71 N)
(near junction of Routes 39 & 137: pitch pine forest 2 km from ocean)
[Connelly*rw-MA] = Rowley, MA (GC= 70.825 W / 42.75 N)
(end of Stackyard Road at Parker River Nat. Wildlife R.: salt-marsh)
[Connelly*Y-MA] = South Yarmouth, Cape Cod, MA (GC= 70.20 W / 41.65 N)
(Windmill Beach Park: River Street at Willow Street)
Receiver: Drake R8A
Antenna systems - MFJ-1024 active whip phased against RL-1 remotely- tuned
loop (or) 28 m east wire. Phasing units included DCP-2 and a new prototype
*** TRANS-ATLANTIC DX ***
549 ALGERIA, Les Trembles, OCT 25 2131 - energetic group AA vocal,
strings, percussion; good. [Connelly*Y-MA]
567 IRELAND, RTE R.1, Tullamore, OCT 21 2303 - news by woman in EE
mentioned a murder trial in Texas; briefly up w/ a good signal.
603 SPAIN, RNE5, Sevilla / Palencia, OCT 21 2311 - // 639 w/ SS talk
mentioning Maria; good. [Connelly*rw-MA]
612 MOROCCO, Sebaa-Aioun, OCT 21 2235 - AA vocal, strings, flute;
+ OCT 25 0223 - group AA vocal; fair. [Connelly*H-MA]
+ OCT 25 2132 - AA vocal in an almost- operatic style; fading up.
621 CANARY ISLANDS // SPAIN, RNE1, OCT 21 2239 - SS teletalk; to good
+ OCT 25 2129 - fast SS talk by man; good. [Connelly*Y-MA]
639 SPAIN, RNE1, La Coruna et al., OCT 21 2240 - // 621 w/ SS teletalk;
fair through CBN/WNNZ slop.
+ OCT 21 2311 - up to good level w/ SS // 603. [Connelly*rw-MA]
648 SPAIN, RNE1, Badajoz et al., OCT 21 2241 - // 774 & others w/ SS
teletalk; fair. [Connelly*rw-MA]
666 PORTUGAL, RDP, Lisboa, OCT 21 2230 - Ella Fitzgerald or similar
'40s-era female jazz vocal; to fair peak. [Connelly*rw-MA]
666 SYRIA (t), Damas-Sabboura, OCT 21 2312 - AA Koranic chanting seemed //
to a very strong 783. Signal was poor, in a jumble w/ Portugal and
at least one other. [Connelly*rw-MA]
684 SPAIN, RNE1, Sevilla, OCT 21 2242 - SS talk; over a music station that
was likely Serbia. [Connelly*rw-MA]
+ OCT 25 0517 - SS teletalk; loud. [Connelly*H-MA]
693 UNITED KINGDOM, BBC, Droitwich et al., OCT 21 2229 - BBC news &
documentary; fair, dominant. [Connelly*rw-MA]
711 WESTERN SAHARA, Laayoune, OCT 25 2127 - AA vocal and strings at low
modulation level on huge carrier; WOR phased. The 50 Hz growl (from
weaker Libya) didn't show up until several minutes later.
756 GERMANY, Deutschlandradio, Braunschweig/Ravensburg, OCT 21 2222 - //
1422 w/ piano jazz; good, over Spain. [Connelly*rw-MA]
756 SPAIN, R. Euskadi, Bilbao, OCT 25 0523 - man in SS; poor to fair.
765 SENEGAL, Dakar, OCT 21 2247 - African-accented FF talk; good w/ the
loop pointed southeast to null Switzerland. [Connelly*rw-MA]
+ OCT 25 2137 - heated discussion or argument in a local language
(choppy sounding, a bit like AA); excellent at S9+20 and better,
sometimes stronger than WABC. Whatever technical problems this
station may have had now seem to be corrected. [Connelly*Y-MA]
765 SWITZERLAND, RSR, Sottens, OCT 21 2247 - classical music was strong
with the loop pointed northeast. [Connelly*rw-MA]
774 SPAIN, RNE1 synchros, OCT 21 2242 - SS talk // other RNE1's; good,
slightly over Egypt. [Connelly*rw-MA]
+ OCT 25 2245 - SS man mentioning R. Nacional Espana; over Egypt w/ a
fast SAH resulting. [Connelly*Y-MA]
783 SYRIA, Tartus, OCT 21 2315 - AA Koranic vocal; totally dominant and
very loud, about the best signal I've ever heard from this.
819 MOROCCO, Rabat, OCT 25 0515 - // 612 w/ AA chant; fair.
836 AZORES, RDP, Pico da Barossa, OCT 21 2253 - fair w/ operatic romantic
vocal. This station was noted on 837 a few days later: it's not the
first time this has jumped back to its correct 9-kHz- multiple
channel. [Connelly*rw-MA] (+ see 837 below)
837 AZORES, RDP, Pico da Barossa, OCT 25 2144 - here (ex-836) w/ PP talk;
strong, evenly mixing w/ Canaries SS talk. Just because this has
reappeared on 837, don't discount the possibility of it jumping back
to 836 without warning. [Connelly*Y-MA]
837 CANARY ISLANDS // SPAIN, COPE synchros, OCT 25 2144 - SS talk
over/under Azores; loud. [Connelly*Y-MA]
855 SPAIN, RNE1, Murcia et al., OCT 21 2257 - SS teletalk; fair.
864 EGYPT, Santah, OCT 21 2258 - male a cappella Koranic AA vocal; good.
864 FRANCE, Paris, OCT 25 0540 - // 945 w/ FF talk by man, then mellow FF
vocal; poor to fair. [Connelly*H-MA]
873 LEBANON (t), Beirut, OCT 21 2316 - I'm not 100% sure if this is still
active, but someone was running AA music behind dominant SER Spain.
Syria-783 was huge at the time (annihilating Spain/ Portugal), so the
propagation certainly seemed right for this. [Connelly*rw-MA]
873 SPAIN, SER R. Zaragoza, Zaragoza, OCT 21 2316 - SS teletalk; atop AA
music station. [Connelly*rw-MA]
891 ALGERIA, Algiers, OCT 21 2317 - male AA vocal & wild instrumentation,
then AA talk by man; good. [Connelly*rw-MA]
+ OCT 25 0502 - woman in AA, then vocal; good. [Connelly*H-MA]
+ OCT 25 2154 - man & woman in AA; good. [Connelly*Y-MA]
944 unID African, OCT 25 2250 - Angola or Sao Tome here w/ bits of music
and a het from something weaker on 945. [Connelly*Y-MA]
945 FRANCE, Toulouse, OCT 25 0500 - man in FF said "bonjour", FF folk-rock
vocal followed; excellent. Still strong when re-checked at 0542 UTC.
954 SPAIN, R. Espana, Madrid, OCT 25 2249 - excited SS teletalk by man &
woman; good. [Connelly*Y-MA]
963 PORTUGAL, R. Renascenca, Seixal, OCT 25 2248 - mellow vocal (style of
Al Martino or Vic Damone), then woman in PP; poor, over others.
981 ALGERIA, Algiers, OCT 25 0543 - group AA chant; fair to good.
+ OCT 25 2155 - AA folk-style vocal w/ steel guitar; good.
1008 CANARY ISLANDS, Las Palmas, R. Las Palmas / RadioVoz, OCT 25 2243 -
slow SS talk (not // SER); poor, in WINS slop. [Connelly*Y-MA]
1017 GERMANY, Rheinsender, OCT 21 2325 - good signal: folk- rock vocal, GG
talk by man, then the "Chariots of Fire" theme by Vangelis was
played. Spain (fast SS talk) was audible way under. [Connelly*rw-MA]
1044 SPAIN, SER synchros, OCT 21 2237 - dominant & loud w/ usual newstalk
in SS. [Connelly*rw-MA]
+ OCT 25 0544 - woman in SS; starting to fade out. [Connelly*H-MA]
1053 UNITED KINGDOM, Talk Radio synchros, Start Point et al., OCT 21 2328 -
blaring US-style ad for the "200 Non-Stop Party Hits" set of CD's.
Bits of numerous '70s / '80s rock and disco hits were played; good,
atop Spain & others. [Connelly*rw-MA]
1089 UNITED KINGDOM, Talk Radio synchros, OCT 21 2331 - EE talk mentioning
the Rolling Stones. [Connelly*rw-MA]
1098 SLOVAKIA, Nitra, OCT 22 0046 - disco-influenced Muzak (ouch !); good
strength, well over Spain. [Connelly*rw-MA]
1098 SPAIN, RNE5 synchros, OCT 21 2333 - a bit of SS talk fighting its way
through a raucous low-pitched growl. [Connelly*rw-MA]
1107 SPAIN, RNE5 synchros, OCT 25 0547 - SS teletalk; fair. [Connelly*H-MA]
1116 SPAIN, SER synchros, OCT 22 0042 - // 1044 w/ SS teletalk show w/
woman moderator; fair. [Connelly*rw-MA]
1125 CROATIA, HR, Deanovec, OCT 21 2336 - talk // 1134; evenly mixed w/
1125 SPAIN, RNE5 synchros, OCT 21 2336 - SS talk over/under Croatia.
1134 CROATIA, HR, Zadar, OCT 21 2334 - Slavic newstalk / teletalk;
local-like, often better than WBBR ! [Connelly*rw-MA]
1134 SPAIN, COPE synchros, OCT 25 2238 - fast SS talk; totally dominant.
1179 SPAIN // CANARY ISLANDS, SER synchros, OCT 25 2237 - man & woman w/
fast SS political teletalk; LOUD. [Connelly*Y-MA]
1197 LESOTHO, BBC relay, Lancer's Gap, OCT 25 2200 - "Lilybolero" interval
music, BBC news in EE; to fair peak over others.
+ OCT 25 2236 - up to good peaks w/ BBC discussion program.
1206 FRANCE, R. Bleue, Bordeaux, OCT 21 2355 - Edith Piaf vocal, brief FF
talk by woman, then "A Whiter Shade of Pale" by Procol Harum;
excellent, blasting in. Something else was way under w/ talk: Israel
+ OCT 25 0550 - // 945 w/ nostalgic female vocal; poor to fair.
1215 SPAIN, COPE synchros, OCT 25 2235 - fast SS talk & teletalk; to fair
1215 UNITED KINGDOM, Virgin R. synchros, OCT 21 2359 - rock song ended, EE
male DJ said a few words, then news headlines were read by a woman;
fair signal. [Connelly*rw-MA]
1224 SPAIN, COPE synchros, OCT 25 2202 - // 837: man & woman w/ SS
teletalk; poor. [Connelly*Y-MA]
1251 LIBYA, Tripoli, OCT 25 2203 - AA news by man; good w/ just a bit of
local WBUR-1240 slop. [Connelly*Y-MA]
1296 SPAIN, COPE, Valencia, OCT 25 2203 - woman w/ SS teletalk show; loud.
1314 NORWAY, NRK, Kvitsoy, OCT 22 0039 - Louis Armstrong vocal; absolutely
LOCAL-LIKE (overwhelming the adjacent domestics). [Connelly*rw-MA]
1349 MAURITANIA, R. Mauritanie, Nouakchott, OCT 25 2204 - flute music; fair
through slop. [Connelly*Y-MA]
1386 unID, OCT 25 2206 - a fair amount of RF, but the audio was murky.
Guinea probable per receiving site characteristics, time of day, and
1422 ALGERIA, Algiers, OCT 25 2208 - AA vocal & strings; dominant, poor to
1422 GERMANY, Deutschlandradio, Heusweiler, OCT 21 2222 - piano jazz (//
756); fair. [Connelly*rw-MA]
1458 unID, OCT 25 2227 - male operatic vocal in heavy slop. CKRB-1460 is
less a problem on Cape Cod than it is north of Boston, but 1458 is
still a tough channel to DX. [Connelly*Y-MA]
1467 FRANCE, TWR, Roumoules, OCT 25 2210 - absolutely HUGE (S9+30 and
better) w/ choral hymn, then US EE preacher. [Connelly*Y-MA]
1475.1 BENIN, ORTB, Cotonou, OCT 25 2212 - fast drumming & vocal; fair but
1485 SPAIN, SER synchros, OCT 22 0036 - SS teletalk w/ a musical interlude;
1503 unID, OCT 21 0035 - open carrier w/ something else way under. Iran
possible, based on propagation. [Connelly*rw-MA]
1521 SAUDI ARABIA, BSKSA, Duba, OCT 25 0308 - male Koranic AA vocal; good
to excellent. Fading was fast and "ripply", like polar flutter, but
the signal stayed generally strong. [Connelly*H-MA]
+ OCT 25 2215 - local-like (way over S9) w/ high- energy AA strings and
drums, then male vocal. [Connelly*Y-MA]
1544 ALGERIA - CLANDESTINE, Tindouf, OCT 25 2222 - fast AA talk by man at
light audio level on a massive S9+25 carrier. [Connelly*Y-MA]
1548 KUWAIT, VOA, Kuwait City, OCT 22 0010 - "VOA Business Report" talking
about the day's 139 point advance in the Dow- Jones average; HUGE
signal, amazing for the distance. A British station was way under w/
a woman doing a teletalk or interview show. [Connelly*rw-MA]
1559 unID (Middle East ?), OCT 22 0004 - bits of AA talk & a big het
against the residue of phase-nulled WQEW-1560. This station has been
noted in Spain and it might be the "Iraqi Army Radio" anti-Saddam
Hussein clandestine that shows up on various split frequencies above
1500 kHz. [Connelly*rw-MA]
1566 INDIA, All India R., Nagpur-Buttibori, OCT 22 0022 - Indian-accented
EE talk by a woman mentioned agriculture and trade topics, then the
words "external service"; poor to fair at best. I had to chase a
jumpy phase null of WQEW's slop to pull this through. By 0030, the
channel became jumbled w/ Iran & others getting into the mix.
Getting India made sitting in the car on a cold night at the Rowley
salt-marsh well worth the effort. [Connelly*rw-MA]
1575 SPAIN, SER synchros, OCT 25 2220 - fast SER SS newstalk; fair.
1619.5 NETHERLANDS, Scheveningen, PCH, OCT 21 0012 - this is still on the
air (it's supposed to be going silent soon). Usual repeated cycle of
"PCH" Morse code ID and 8 data bursts. Very strong. [Connelly*rw-MA]
*** PAN-AMERICAN DX ***
550 CUBA, R. Rebelde synchros, OCT 25 1013 - // 670 w/ SS political talk;
barely atop jumble. [Connelly*H-MA]
555 ST. KITTS & NEVIS, ZIZ, Basseterre, OCT 25 1005 - bits of Carib-EE
news; weak, but still audible at this late time. [Connelly*H-MA]
570 CUBA, R. Reloj, OCT 25 1008 - Reloj program still active here; loud,
atop domestics. [Connelly*H-MA]
600 CUBA, R. Rebelde, CMKV, Urbano Noris, OCT 25 0953 - good: // 670 w/ SS
male vocal and jazz instrumentation including brass, xylophone, &
640 CUBA, R. Progreso, Guanabacoa / Las Tunas, OCT 25 0950 - dominant:
this was running the R. Reloj program at this time. [Connelly*H-MA]
670 CUBA, R. Rebelde, CMQ, Arroyo Arenas, OCT 25 0943 - Cuban music //
710; good. [Connelly*H-MA]
700 COLOMBIA, HJCX, Cali, OCT 25 0946 - "R. Net" ID, Bogota mention;
dominant, way over WLW. [Connelly*H-MA]
710 CUBA, R. Rebelde synchros, OCT 25 0943 - // 670 w/ upbeat Cuban vocal
& rhythm section; audible behind WOR. [Connelly*H-MA]
760 COLOMBIA, RCN, HJAJ, Barranquilla, OCT 25 0957 - // 770: discussion
program w/ woman in SS; good, over growl. [Connelly*H-MA]
770 COLOMBIA, RCN, HJJX, Bogota, OCT 25 0957 - // 760 w/ woman in SS;
audible through WABC. [Connelly*H-MA]
780 BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS, ZBVI, Roadtown, Tortola, OCT 22 0052 -
Carib-EE talk about football and other sports; over CFDR/WBBM.
840 CUBA, CMHW, Santa Clara, OCT 25 2300 - ID "Esta es Dobleve, desde
Santa Clara, en Cuba."; loud / dominant. [Connelly*Y-MA]
860 unID, OCT 25 2150 - festive Latin American music, slogan "la nueva ...
Tropical !", then slow ballad; heard w/ CJBC nulled. This has been
heard before, but not successfully ID'ed. [Connelly*Y-MA]
1352.3 unID, OCT 25 2232 - carrier here, not sure if Pan American or TA:
years ago, YVTJ Venezuela was drifting on the high side of 1350, but
this could be something else. [Connelly*Y-MA]
Vince - saponet@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Greetings from Vince Stevens in Cape Town RSA
The following logs may not be of much use to those of you in the US and
Europe but they represent DX to us down south in Africa... (After all, my DX
is your local 50KW Boomer and vice-versa!!)
Locations: various holiday resorts in the Cape Town area & my home in
Rigs: Icom R70 & Collins R-389
Antennas: Various longwires 50m to 200m and MW Loop at home...
Here we go anyway... (all times in UTC)
693 2259 23/10 BBC R5 ID's and frequencies given including 909 khz,
850 0435 31/9 KOA Denver. Only heard briefly with ID, very poor.
880 2302 23/10 WCBS NY. CBS News and ads, poor-fair. Good at 23h13. [The
23rd was very unusual in that the NAm stations were heard much earlier
than normal and at quite surprising signal strengths at times. One of
the best openings this year, which has been terrible overall!]
954 0313 15/10 Kenya KBC. News and Instr music //1044 and 1134.
fair//poor//v poor. Not a regular catch.
981 1915 7/10 Greece ERA Athens 4 (TENTATIVE) w soccer comm featuring
Panathinaikos, fair-good in what was presumably Greek ?
990 0345 14/10 Germany Deutschlandradio (PRESUMED) in German with talks,
1050 2335 23/10 WEVD NY w phone in, fair. (Quite a regular lately)
1060 2308 23/10 KYW Philadelphioa. "KYW News time 7:08", poor-fair.
1130 2306 23/10 WBBR NY. Weather, traffic & sport, fair.
1140 2335 23/10 WRVA Richmond. Ad for Richmond Decorating, poor-fair.
1143 0340 15/10 UNIDENTIFIED East European //1161 with talk in local lingo.
1143 weak but clear, 1161 good. Suspect Bulgaria (??)
1152 0335 15/10 ROMANIA R.Romania (TENTATIVE) w local pop music and talks in
unid lingo. Many mentions of "Romania", good.
1170 2358 23/10 NIGERIA Ogun State BC (TENTATIVE) in English with list of
upcoming prgs and s/off at 00h03 with timecheck for one o'clock and
anthem, very poor. (Altho' fairly nearby (relatively !) I don't recall
this being logged in RSA for the last few years)
1210 2304 23/10 WPHT Philadelphia (if that's what they're still called
according to my WRTH '96) with ID as "Talk radio 12-10" and many
mentions of "Philly", poor-fair.
1287 0347 15/10 UNIDENTIFIED East European (Czechoslovakia ?) with Blues
type music, poor. (15/10 had an unusual opening to Eastern Europe
around local sunrise)
1296 0358 17/10 Spain COPE Valencia. ID in Spanish, fair.
1314 0345 15/10 Norway NRK. in Norweg with sport results, good.
1320 0414 15/10 WTCK Greensboro NC. ID and ad for "Quality late model cars"
(My first positive ID on a 5kW US Station for quite some time)
1395 0350 15/10 Netherlands Veronica Nieuwsradio. w discussion and interview
in Dutch, poor/fair.
1422 0310 15/10 GERMANY DLF. in German w US news, fair-good.
1500 0413 25/10 VENEZUELA R.Dos Mil. w ID in Spanish, poor/fair.
1500 0408 15/10 WTOP Washington. ID & News, fair w Noise.
1540 0401 16/10 WDCD Albany (PRESUMED) w phone-in and someone called Steve
Khan or something similar, fair. (Either WDCD or Bahamas usually
dominate this channel in the mornings)
Other UNID's from the USA were heard on 1000, 1470 and 1480. Those logged,
with the exception of 1320 used to be fairly regular until this year when
conditions seemed to have deteriorated dramatically.
Mark Mohrmann - mohrmannm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Coventry, Vt. USA
>From Bremen, Maine about 1 mile inland from the coast, with GE Superadio III
and internal loop. (MM-ME)
>From Coventry, Vermont with NRD-535D and 440' wire at 220 degrees. (MM-VT)
550 VENEZUELA YVKE Mundial, Caracas Oct25 0315, LA pop music, TC ID
"...hora Mundial", excellent (MM-ME)
555 ST KITTS & NEVIS ZIZ, Basseterre Oct25 0136, Carib music, fashion
model agency ad, ID "...zed-i-zed...", good (MM-ME)
570 CUBA R. Reloj Oct25 0224, M talk Spanish, time pips, ID, fair (MM-ME)
580 PUERTO RICO WKAQ R. Reloj, San Juan Oct25 0300, Taped reports from
"WKAQ" correspondents. 'Radio Reloj' ID, good (MM-ME)
600(p)CUBA CMKV R. Rebelde, Urbano Noris Oct25 0207, Spanish sports, //
620, poor (MM-ME)
620(t)CUBA R. Rebelde Oct25 0155 Spanish sports, mention of 'Cuba', // 600,
640 CUBA R. Progreso Oct25 0200, LA ballads, promos, 0230 ID, good (MM-ME)
650 COLOMBIA HJKH RCN Antena 2, Bogota Oct25 0313,M talk Spanish, ads, ID
"RCN Bogota", good (MM-ME)
670 VENEZUELA YVLL R. Rumbos, Caracas Oct25 0328, ID "Radio Rumbos
presenta...NotiRumbos", anncr lists net stations, good (MM-ME)
750 VENEZUELA YVKS R. Caracas, Caracas Oct26 0220, M anncr rattling off
Venez. MW stations, 0325 promos/ads/ID, good (MM-ME)
760 COLOMBIA HJAJ Barranquilla Oct25 0333, Ad for 'Banco Popular', ID
"RCN", fair (MM-ME)
770 COLOMBIA HJJX, Bogota Oct26 0346, LA pop music, ID "RCN", under WABC,
// 760, fair (MM-ME)
780 VENEZULEA YVOD Ecos d Torbes, San Cristobal Oct25 0338, LA pop mx, ID
"Ecos del Torbes el sonido mayor de los Andes", vgood (MM-ME)
800 NETH ANT PJB Trans World Radio, Bonaire Oct26 0150, Religous talk in
English, 0200 promo ID, vgood (MM-ME)
810 COLOMBIA HJCY, Bogota Oct28 0220, ID "Caracol, Colombia", fair (MM-VT)
820(p)COLOMBIA HJED, Cali Oct28 0234, SP // 810 but weaker, poor (MM-VT)
864 UNID Oct28 0229 Arabic vocal in briefly. Santah,Egypt? fair (MM-VT)
890(t)CUBA CMDZ R. Progreso, Sto. d Cuba Oct28 0236, M anncr mentions
"Cuba...Cubano", // 640, vgood (MM-VT)
1060(p)CUBA CMDX Trinchera Antiimperialista, Baracoa Oct28 0240, M anncr
mentions "...para los Cubanos...para Cuba...", LA ballad, 0250
possible ID, under KYW much of the time, good (MM-VT)
Paul Ormandy - paulorm@xxxxxxxx
WAIANAKARUA TRAIL - Paul Ormandy, October 25-27th
162 1707 FRANCE TDF Alloius, MA in FF then light pops. Ormandy
189 1644 RUSSIA R Rossii, fr sig w/C&W song. Other Russkies hrd on 180, 153
& 234. Ormandy
207 1646 JORDAN JRTV Al-Kharanah, MA w/tlk in AA, Western instru mx
bridges, wasn't sure if this was Jordan or Morocco so checked Jordan's
SW // 6105 and found same prog though LW was actually clearer due to
co-ch QRM on 49mb! Ormandy
660 0818 CANADA CFFR Calgary AB, gd sig o/KTNN w/"66 CFR" ids and 60's &
70's mx with a promo for Rod Stewart songs. Ormandy
720 0904 USA WGN Chicago IL, been trying for this one for years! 4YZ and
KDWN finally relented, MA w/"Radio 7-20 WGN" ids and wx then into
light mx prog. Ormandy
740 1046 USA KRMG Tulsa OK, annc "KRMG time it's 5:46" then into ads o/KTRH
and 1 other. Ormandy
780 1428 ALASKA KNOM Nome AK, fr sig despite splash, w/interview w/jazz
musician giving concerts in AK. Ormandy
783 1224 THAILAND Wor Sor Por, Lop Buri, up nicely w/ FA in Thai followed
by Thai folk mx, hrd past 1305. Some QRM 6VA. Ormandy
860 1042 CANADA CJBC Toronto ON, vgd sig, FA in FF w/light chat, ments
'CBC' w/male co-host. Ormandy
880 1051 USA WCBS New York NY, fr sig w/high-school football & volleyball
results for NY colleges. Ormandy
900 0611 MEXICO XEW La Voz de America Latina, Mixico C, id as "La cadena
grande 'W'..." vgd sig. Ormandy
909 1433 CHINA CNR Fujian, pr-fr mxd Thai, FA in CC // 9170. Ormandy
940 0728 USA KFRE Fresno CA, id as "Hot talk 9-40 KFRE..." then talk-show
hosted by Laura Lee prior to Art Bell in the next hour. Ormandy
940 0758 CANADA CBM Montreal PQ, a real surprise, have hrd a second
talk-show mixing w/KFRE before though had always thought it was
WINZ...this turned out to be CBM. Had talk-back till 0800 then CBC
news. Faded shortly after but at re-tune 0859 gave FM frequency prior
to nx, then at 0905 carried "CBC Overnight" with programs from
"Network Africa" and "YLE Radio Finland" Ormandy
980 0539 COLOMBIA HJES RCN Cali, fr w/ad for bank then nx story. Ormandy
1000 0609 COLOMBIA HJAQ RCN Cartagena, string of ads, net promos and nx
stories, gd sig. Ormandy
1020 1053 USA KDKA Philadelphia PA, fr w/stock-market & futures pricing
item. Local ads 1058 followed by ids and nx at 1100. Also hrd 0559
w/invite to join them for their breakfast show. Ormandy
1050 1351 MEXICO XED Mexicali, up nicely w/long tlk detailing a meeting this
day "..en el Centro Civico..." Ormandy
1060 1310 USA KAYR Van Buren AR, this one popped up while I was chasing
CKMX, w/report on Van Buren dairy sale. Two ads 1312 then quickly
1060 1316 CANADA CKMX Calgary AB, very nice signal w/some assertive slogans,
e.g. "...when CKMX first started out, everyone said it couldn't get
better. Two years later we're still going strong and getting
1140 0850 USA KHTK Sacramento CA, running "One-On-One" sports, dominant
signal though second station (see next item) rode over occasionally.
1140 0859 USA KSFN N Las Vegas NV, was wondering who the other station
carrying "Sports Fan Radio Network" was, fortunately KHTK went silent
for 5 seconds prior to the hour to reveal KSFN (ex-KXNO Casino Radio).
1180 0520 USA R Martm, Marathon Key, FL fr sig, up briefly w/light SS pops,
1240 0718 VENEZUELA R Nacional, Caracas, fr sig, MA w/canned id between
1300 0748 VENEZUELA YVNS R Reloj, Maracaibo,hrd each night w/relig prog "La
Voz de la Liberacisn" as carried by a number of other Latins, reg ids
during break-outs detailing religious rallies in Maracaibo. Ormandy
1320 0723 MEXICO XEJP R Variedades, Mixico C, MA w/mx details then spoken id
and jingle ids, fr-gd sig. Ormandy
1360 0546 USA WMOB Mobile AL, MA preacher w/id then into Southern Gospel.
1520 0530 USA KOMA Oklahoma C, OK, fr sig w/sports-talk show in Tauranga
1521 slop. Ormandy
1570 0954 MEXICO XERF Cd Acuqa, had me fooled by playing The Doors "Come on
Baby Light My Fire"! Thought it may have been another Cannuck. Ormandy
1680 0943 USA WQA767 Dallas-Fortworth TX, first time heard here since March,
weak signal just readable w/airport info. Ormandy
The National Radio Club now has the 18th edition of their NRC AM Radio Log
for the 1997-1998 DX Season edition.
This annual edition contains 310 pages, 8 1/2" x 11" size, 3-hole punched,
loose leaf format with over 5,400 A.M. Radio station listings from the
United States and Canada. Each station listing consists of its location,
frequency, call, format, network affiliation, station address, station
slogan, day and night transmitter powers. There are cross references by
city and by call letter.
The AM Radio Log is available to NRC/IRCA members for $16.95 post paid.
(Canadian members funds must be US funds)
The Nonmember and Overseas prices of the AM Radio Log are as follows:
U.S. & Canada US$22.95
Latin America US$23.50
All Others US$28.00
All Overseas prices are shipped via AIR and payment must be in US funds.
Please mail all orders to:
National Radio Club
P.O. Box 164
Mannsville, NY 13661-0164
Werner Funkenhauser - funk@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Also posted to rec.radio.shortwave.
Some of the folks in this newsgroup are aware that for some time I've been
offering WHAMSRCH.EXE via my page. This free program runs under DOS or
Windows and permits user to search WHAMLOG files on multiple criteria like
call, state, power, schedule, etc. The unregistered version had no print
Recently I added a registration form to my page and DXers can request a
print-capable version of WHAMSRCH, also free. My only requirements is that
you supply me with your name, e-mail address and country. I want to know who
is using this more useful version of the program.
To get a copy, click on the 'FREE' link on the WHAMLOG page, fill in the
form and submit it. When I receive your request from my ISP, I will e-mail a
file attachment which contains the program and documentation.--
WHAMLOG Page: http://home.inforamp.net/~funk
phil bytheway - Seattle WA - philip_bytheway@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Tabulated from WWV at ~0518 GMT nightly
Geomagnetic Summary October 24 1997 through October 30 1997
GEO - Geomagnetic activity pca - polar cap absorption
maf - major flare SA - Solar Activity
mas - major storm spe - satellite proton event
mis - minor storm ss - severe storm
Date FLUX A K SA GEO OTHER
10/24 79 13 4 very low quiet-active -
25 81 17 4 very low quiet-mis -
26 82 13 3 very low quiet-mis -
27 84 15 2 very low quiet-active -
28 86 9 2 low quiet-unsettled -
29 87 7 0 very low quiet-unsettled -
10/30 88 6 2 very low quiet-unsettled -
If you note any AM changes (call, format, slogan, etc), please send them to
the NRC Log coordinator (Wayne Heinen) @ nrclog@xxxxxxx
END of 10/30/97 IRCA's "AM DX NewsFlash" - philip_bytheway@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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