** CUBA. 5025, May 1 at 0646, R. Rebelde is on with VG signal; but no
RHCs on long-gone 5040 nor any higher frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK,
** KURDISTAN [non]. 17460, May 1 at 1524, only signal(s) direct below
17500, JBA carrier(s) from Dengê Welat and Recep`s Turkish jammer
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** NORTH AMERICA. 7400 AM, May 1 at 0642 music at S6/S9 and good
modulation from presumed R. Eastern Star, Russian ethnic pirate
Vostochnaya Zvezda. Strangely enough, this has never been mentioned in
RUS-DX (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** OKLAHOMA. Stitt vetoes OETA bill, accuses network of trying to
'indoctrinate' kids --- Carmen Forman Apr 28, 2023 Updated 4 hrs ago
April 28, 2023 video. 'Some of the stuff that they're showing, it just
overly sexualizes our kids,' Gov. Stitt said of the public television
OKLAHOMA CITY — Gov. Kevin Stitt is pushing to eliminate the Oklahoma
Educational Television Authority, alleging that the nation’s
most-watched Public Broadcasting Service network is airing content
aimed at indoctrinating children.
The network offers children’s programs such as “Sesame Street” and
“Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” in addition to the ever-popular
“Antiques Roadshow” and news programs “Washington Week” and “PBS
Stitt on Wednesday vetoed a relatively routine bill that would
continue OETA’s operations through 2026. Unless two-thirds of the
members of the House and Senate join together to override the
governor’s veto, OETA will cease operating this year.
In a Friday news conference, the governor took aim at some of the
network’s content and said it’s an outdated notion for the state to
subsidize a television network.
“I don’t think Oklahomans want to use their tax dollars to
indoctrinate kids,” Stitt said. “Some of the stuff that they’re
showing just overly sexualizes our kids.”
Stitt criticized OETA for elevating LGBTQ voices and airing news
content related to gender-affirming care for minors.
To back up Stitt’s claims, a spokeswoman for the governor sent the
Tulsa World information showing that OETA promoted LGBTQ-focused Pride
Month programming in recent years.
The spokeswoman also shared information indicating that two animated
children’s cartoons — “Clifford the Big Red Dog” and “Work it out
Wombats!” — that air on PBS affiliates have included lesbian
characters in some episodes. The spokeswoman also sent a Fox News
article that criticizes a “PBS Newshour” segment in which an Indiana
couple talked about how gender-affirming care was beneficial for their
OETA Executive Director Polly Anderson said the governor’s veto of
House Bill 2820 was unexpected.
She declined to comment further except to say, “It’s just really
unfortunate that this is going to hurt the people of Oklahoma.”
The Oklahoma Legislature appropriated $ 2.8 million to OETA in the
current fiscal year, a 10% decrease in funding from the prior year.
The network also receives private funding.
OETA has programming that represents a variety of cultural, social and
religious views, said Friends of OETA board member Ken Busby.
“OETA serves a diverse population, and Oklahoma has a diverse
population,” he said. “People need to be given choices, and they can
choose what they wish to watch and not watch. No one’s dictating that
you have to watch this program or like this program.”
Busby said he was surprised and disappointed by the governor’s veto..
But he expressed optimism that the governor will change his opinion
about the network upon learning about how many people watch OETA and
the public service it provides.
Especially for rural Oklahomans who don’t have cable television, OETA
is a critical piece of the state’s emergency alert system, he said.
“Our broadcast towers are how we inform a lot of rural Oklahoma about
disasters like tornadoes and thunderstorms,” Busby said.
Stitt last year vetoed $ 8.2 million in federal pandemic relief funding
earmarked for OETA to enhance its emergency communications
The Oklahoma Legislature appears likely to override the governor’s
recent veto related to OETA.
House Speaker Charles McCall, R-Atoka, said his chamber has
traditionally supported OETA.
Senate Pro Tem Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, told reporters he once got
called into his predecessor’s office after opposing a previous bill to
continue OETA’s operations. Treat said he learned that OETA’s
broadcast transmitters are critical for the Department of Public
Safety and play a role in emergency communications across the state.
“Ever since then, I have supported its continuation,” he said.
About a decade ago, a group of GOP lawmakers unsuccessfully sought to
Tulsa County resident Sally Keel, 83, told the Tulsa World on Friday
that her children grew up watching OETA. She still watches the channel
more than any other.
OETA programming speaks to Oklahomans of all ages, she said.
“It’s a wonderful channel,” Keel said. “I’m just flabbergasted. I
can’t believe this has come up.” email@example.com (via
gh, OK, WOR)
** OKLAHOMA. This program: ``10:30am - Monday, May 1, 2023, Back In
Time, Hispanic Oklahoma #1202, OETA WORLD
Oklahoma was once a territory of Spain. In the 1600's and early 1700's
Spanish adventurers explored parts of present Oklahoma. The route they
took through Oklahoma became known as the "Great Spanish Road." Since
then, many travelers from South and Central America have made Oklahoma
their home. Broadcast In: English. Duration: 0:27:45``
Starts off showing a ``radio station`` I have never heard nor heard
of, carrying silly football games, at least, in Spanish, ``Los
Sooners``. I then search it out:
``Los Sooners @LosSooners Twitter oficial de Los #Sooners en Español
#VamosSooners 🏈 en VIVO por Exitos 96.5 FM (OKC), El Patron 101.5 FM
(TUL) y http://thevarsitynetwork.com
Oklahoma, USASoonerSports.com Joined August 2017 98 Following 1,846
Those stations in WTFDA FM db:
``K243BJ relays: KRXO-FM 107.7 H 96.5 OKLAHOMA CITY OK Spanish OLDIES
EXITOS 96.5 0.25 0.25 302.0 302.0 35-24-54 97-30-32 3F48 Exitos 96.5
FM!Exitos 96.5 FM Foreign Language``
``KIZS 101.5 COLLINSVILLE OK HD Spanish OLDIES 101.5 EL PATRON 6.2 6.2
200.0 200.0 36-20-02 95-47-08 17BC 101.5 El Patron``
Varsity Network: nothing Spanish or Soonerish seen there now (Glenn
Hauser, Enid, WOR)
** OKLAHOMA [and non]. Turmoil at WNYC over The Takeaway cancellation,
Melissa Harris-Perry. I did not hear it on April 28, but others report
that MHP said the show had been canceled. Here`s the background from a
However, `The Takeaway` still exists, a new show with MHP dated May 1
from 1800/1806 UT via KOSU. First topic: Emmett Till. Perhaps the
termination date of June 2 as in the March story stands (Glenn Hauser,
** SPAIN. 17855, Monday May 1 at 1517, S8/S9 of dead air, no doubt
REE, North American frequency not supposed to start until *1800 M-F.
Wonder if it`s been on all-night-and day! as Ricky Leong had reported:
``[WOR] REE open carriers, 2305 UTC, April 30, 2023 --- Although Radio
Exterior de España programming went off the air at 2200 UT, it appears
someone forgot to power down the transmitters on 15520 and 17855 kHz.
I've been seeing/hearing open carriers for the last half-hour or so.
Ricky Leong, Calgary, Alberta, Canada``. 17715 for SAm is not on.
15520 I also check May 1 at 1520, S6/S8 and undermodulated? with
rumble, wobble, maybe Doppler flutter. This ME frequency starts at
*1500 weekdays, *1400 weekends. Something`s nonsensical at Noblejas.
17855, however, is on air later Monday May 1 with modulated
programming, 2200 accurate timesignal = WWV, opening token English on
a holiday devoid of news, right into Hélena Rigobert`s feature on a
trip on the `Strawberry Train` from Madrid to Aranjuez, with
100-year-old coaches and personnel in period costumes; VG S9+10/20
direct (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** TURKEY. 11785, May 1 at 2158 no signal yet direct from VOT English,
so over to SPAIN. Recheck at 2225, good signal with unusually
jocular/happy song --- oops, that`s RNA 11780 Brasil as I am first
tuning wideband AM on R75. Now TRT can be heard separately by USB
tuning, but JBA. 2253 s/off with details uncopiable but I know what
they are and how incomplete; 2254 IS to 2255* (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A. 6993, May 1, 2023 at 0640, JBA carrier. Often noted and
occasionally relogged for the record: presumably 164-watt
transmitter(s) in Florida, WH2XWF, for ionospheric study. These are
explained in detail in http://www.w4uvh.net/dxld1616.txt
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2188 monitoring: confirmed Sunday
April 30 at 2000 on IRRS SW via AM Italia, 1323 kHz only, S9+5/18 into
nearby Noale SDR; with heavy CCI from rock music, making SAH of
224/minute = almost 4 Hz. Maybe this be Romania still on.
Also confirmed UT Monday May 1 at 0030 on WRMI 7780, S7/S9 VP direct.
NOT confirmed UT Monday May 1 at 0300 on WBCQ Area 51. JL runs
slightly over, ``gotta go`` at 0301, LAST WEEK`s WOR 2187 plays
instead from just before 0302: S9+7/12 on 6160 -67 Hz = 6159.933 into
NH SDR. Intervening WBCQ ID with the `Falling Star` theme. Notified
Larry Will immediately, but no change and something else ensued at
0331. At 0347 an anti-Humanist sermon. Next:
0030 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
2330 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
1000 UT Wednesday Unique R, Australia 5035 USB [low power][suspended]
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0030 UT Thursday WRMI 9395 to NNW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S
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** U S A. 5130-, UT Mon May 1 from 0200, WBCQ R. Angela with `Concert
Hall`, repeat from last week due to poor propagation, Uncle Bill
introducing one of his favorites, `Grand Canyon Suite` by Ferde Grofé.
I find a remote with good S8/S9 reception that no one else is using
but have to keep restarting it as times out. Initially -20 Hz offset =
5129.980. Only occasional distant storm crashes. Ends at 0234 but no
back-announcement; intro next Grofé piece, `Niagara Falls Suite`. I
may have missed the next break as circa 0300 I had to switch to the
other WBCQ, 6160-, to find the wrong WOR playing. Next announcement at
0314 after what sounded like different music. 0331 a jazzed-up version
of Gershwin`s `Rhapsody in Blue`. Unfortunately there are no
playlists. Circa 0350, Lainie Petersen reading. By now it`s -24 Hz
offset = 5129.976 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A. 9330, May 1 at 1513, WBCQ-6 WLCR is OFF. Wonder what`s the
matter now. Not a twit about it today circa 1400 from AW: ``On the
road again. Getting ready for a summer of transmitter installation and
repair.`` Still absent at 2118 check (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A. 5010, May 1 at 0646, WRMI-14 is OFF. Scheduled
9955, Monday May 1 at 1514, WRMI-3 is ON, with TOMBS; normally off
after 1500 except Saturdays. Somethings` odd at Okeechobee (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A. 9275, May 1 at 2118, still no signal from WMLK. Are they
ever on air anymore? Who cares? Gospel huxter DEJOM is muted (Glenn
Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A. Updates from George McClintock about WTWW-1 repairs, as
captions to multi-MB close-up photos:
``Subject: WTWW: power module # 48 of 48 --- Power module # 48 of 48
is under repair. If I do not get some control cards from Continental
this repair will be of no use to the power of transmitter #1.
Bottom. Card cleaned of burned up shorting material.
Card in the middle of restoration.
George McClintock 4-30-2023``
``Subject: WTWW: # 48 module parts --- All, This is the only part that
I had to order for module # 48. The module takes 3 big and 2 small
fuse clips (shown below). I had to make 4 small jumpers and plugs that
I had in house. For the power module. I have or will have all parts
except the control card.
PCB Fuse Clips For 13/32 inch 10mm Diameter Fuses, KTK, BBS
George McClintock 4-30-2023`` (via gh, WOR)
** VANUATU [and non]. 7260, May 1 at 0641, weak music from R. Vanuatu
still here. BTW have not had anything from Nigeria neighbor 7255- in
quite some time (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
UNIDENTIFIED. 17464 USB, May 1 at 1525, weak 2-way sounds Spanish as I
am checking area for KURDISTAN [non] (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
This report dispatched at 0002 UT May 2