** AUSTRIA. 15265, May 5 at 1500, AWR theme and ID, introducing
Turkish as sked this semihour only via Moosbrunn, S7/S9 with flutter,
SSOB except for 15770 WRMI with Wavescan. 100 kW at 115 degrees so
off-the-back serves N America at 295 degrees rather than long-path
(Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** KURDISTAN [non]. 17450, May 5 at 1457, JBA carrier direct, presumed
Dengê Welat and/or Recep`s Turkish jammer; only other JBAC below 17500
is 17490 but that is probably ChiCom jamming and/or VOA Tibetan via
Biblis, Germany, scheduled this hour only (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** OKLAHOMA. Stitt's vetoing OETA funds another irrational action
EDITORIAL: Stitt's vetoing OETA funds another irrational action
Enid News & Eagle Editorial Board May 3, 2023
Gov. Kevin Stitt’s comments in regard to his recent veto of
reauthorization of funding for Oklahoma’s public television station
are nothing short of embarrassing, discriminatory and about as
divisive as a leader of a state can possibly get.
While many thought the move was part of the governor’s hardball
strategy to get his education bill across the finish line, we found
out that it really is Stitt’s irrational conjecture that OETA is
“indoctrinating” kids to an LGBTQ agenda.
“I don’t think Oklahomans want to use their tax dollars to
indoctrinate kids,” Stitt told reporters about his decision to veto..
“And some of the stuff that they’re showing, it just overly sexualizes
our kids. There’s elevating LGBTQIA2S+ voices.”
If there are programs with LGBTQ content, they are a very minuscule
part of OETA programming. Why has the governor chosen to wage war
against education, parents and public and cultural programming that
has been a valuable asset for decades?
OETA leverages private donations, federal support and state
appropriations to deliver public services programming that we believe
add value to our state. Since the last renewal, OETA won two regional
Emmy Awards, provided 500 hours of Oklahoma original content, expanded
their weekly newscast to a full hour and provided programs that
reached half of the state’s population. With the budget, the network
would be allowed to boost its digital presence and create a stronger
subscriber base to gain more self-funding.
Also, according to OETA, it’s the most watched PBS affiliate in the
country. It also provides valuable news programming, children’s
programming like “Sesame Street,” and OETA provides commercial
networks with coverage of matters of the state as part of their public
The governor also used a secondary argument that in today’s world,
there is no need to “prop up” a public television station.
“That, to me, is an outdated system,” Stitt said during a press
conference Friday. “It may have had its place in 1957. Why are we
paying taxpayer dollars to prop up OETA?”
It’s true that some states no longer fund public television. Also,
Oklahoma spends more on public television than some other states. If
it’s truly a matter of prioritizing state funding and seeing if it
makes sense for Oklahoma’s public television funding to be reduced,
that’s a rational discussion.
But that’s not how the governor formulated his veto response. He chose
zealous rhetoric to promote an ideological difference, not a
necessarily a fiscal one. The governor has previously supported OETA
funding, so this veto is definitely a blindside.
OETA, which broadcasts PBS throughout Oklahoma, is still plenty
popular with parents and many others who enjoy its wide variety of
programming. Public television still has its place and should not be
erased from our culture.
Hopefully, three-fourths of the Legislature will override this veto,
and if a discussion needs to take place regarding fiscal
responsibility of supporting public television, then let’s have that
discussion next session.
Support local journalism.
Oklahoma governor blames Clifford the Big Red Dog, LGBT folks for PBS
Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt vetoed funding for his state's PBS
affiliate, citing an all-too-common GOP talking point.
May 2, 2023, 9:30 PM UTC By Ja'han Jones
Oklahoma’s Republican governor is on a crusade against "Clifford the
Big Red Dog," the network that produces the animated children's show,
the local affiliate that airs it.
Last week, Gov. Kevin Stitt vetoed a bill that authorized funding the
Oklahoma Educational Television Authority (OETA), which broadcasts PBS
programming, through July 2026.
Republicans have targeted PBS funding for years, including Donald
Trump during his presidency and Mitt Romney as a presidential
candidate in 2012. Stitt appears to be seizing on a sordid political
moment in the United States to advance that cause.
"I don't think Oklahomans want to use their tax dollars to
indoctrinate kids," Stitt told reporters on Friday about his decision
to veto the bill. "Some of the stuff that they’re showing just overly
sexualizes our kids.”
Here, Stitt seems to be winking at Republicans’ crusade against
so-called groomers with his criticism of PBS, much like Florida Gov.
Ron DeSantis is targeting Disney to push his anti-LGBTQ agenda.
Tulsa World on Friday laid out the Stitt administration’s issues with
PBS, and they’re just as bigoted as one might imagine.
``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 daughter.``
First of all, if you watch “Clifford the Big Red Dog” or “Work It Out
Wombats!” and think, “Gee, there’s an awful lot of sexiness going on
here,” that sounds like a personal issue. But fundamentally, Stitt’s
veto is nothing more than anti-LGBTQ government censorship.
And the governor’s cruelty is likely to impact Oklahomans in a major
way. Just last year, Stitt vetoed more than $ 8 million in funding
authorized for the OETA to improve its emergency alerting services,
hampering the agency’s effort to improve a tool it uses to notify
residents — including many in rural areas — of local issues.
Stitt claimed he doesn’t see a reason for public funding to go toward
a broadcast network. And that stance has him at odds with some members
of his own party in the state Legislature.
Multiple Oklahoma Republicans told Tulsa World they support OETA
funding. That includes state Senate Pro Tem Greg Treat, who pointed to
public broadcasting's key role in relaying emergency communications.
According to Tulsa World, the Legislature appears likely to override
the veto, which would require a two-thirds majority in the Oklahoma
House and state Senate.
Ja'han Jones is The ReidOut Blog writer.
(both via Glenn Hauser, Enid, WOR)
** SWAZILAND. 9585, Fri May 5 at 1454, TWR music-box IS, ID in
English, ``broadcasting from -- [Eswatini?]``, 1455 theme music and
opening language. Fair signal, best outside NAm on 31m band. That is,
Malagasy as scheduled.
9585 1453-1525 SaSu SWZ Trans World Radio F MDG
9585 1453-1525 Mo-Fr SWZ Trans World Radio MSY MDG
9585 1455-1525 SWZ TWR Africa Fre Manzini 17
9585 1455-1525 SWZ TWR Africa Mal Manzini 23456
Must be long-path. HFCC shows 100 kW at 64 degrees: 9585 1455 1525
53SE MAN 100 64 0 142 1234567 260323 281023 D 9500 MalFra SWZ TWR TWR
Approx. Great Circle path of the 64 degree beam: across northern
Madagascar, Indian Ocean, Yangon, China, Tokyo, Pacific Ocean,
northern Chile, Porto Alegre -- so not that close to USward.
WRTH 2023 finds this under SOUTH AFRICA, page 650 (Glenn Hauser, OK,
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2188 monitoring: ``From: Richard
Lemke, St. Albert, Alberta, Canada, the desk of Richard’s listening
Post, Radio: JRC NRD-535 HF, Antenna: random long wires in the trees,
Dear Glenn: confirming World of Radio #2188, WRMI:
5850, very noisy, not good, 0130, 0142, 0155 (45433), April 29 [Sat]
9395, 0031, 0045, 0059 (45343), May 2 [Tue]
9395, 0030, 0044, 0059 (45343), May 4 [Thu] (Lemke, Richard -AB)``
WORLD OF RADIO 2189 contents: Afghanistan and non, Antarctica,
(Armenia), Australia, Bolivia, Canada, Colombia, Cuba, Europe,
Germany, India, (Japan), Jordan, Korea North & South, (Lithuania), New
Zealand, Oklahoma, (Oman), Russia, Sudan, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine
non, UAE, UK non, USA, (Uzbekistan), Vanuatu; propagation outlook
(countries mentioned along with others not in order)
WORLD OF RADIO 2189 available from 0135 UT May 5:
(mp3 stream) https://www.w4uvh.net/wor2189.m3u
(mp3 download) https://www.w4uvh.net/wor2189.mp3
Or via http://www.worldofradio.com/audiomid.html
Also linx to podcast services.
Confirmed first SWBC, Friday May 5 at 1430-1459 on WRMI 9955, JBA
S3/S5 direct; no jamming audible. Next:
2030 UT Friday IRRS 1323 & 918? & 207?-Italy
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 5850 to NW
0400 UT Saturday WBCQ Radio Angela 5130v to WSW
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2230 UT Saturday WRMI 5850 to NW
2230 UT Saturday WRMI 15770 to NE
0030 UT Sunday WRMI 7780 to SW
0245vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315; as late as 0457]
2000 UT Sunday IRRS 1323 & 918? & 207?-Italy
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to SW
0300vUT Monday WBCQ Area 51 6160v to WSW
0030 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
2330 UT Tuesday WRMI 9395 to NNW
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. APRS maps show huge tropo blob over the NW half of TX, much
of OK, and western KS, morning of May 5 but does not dissipate into
the afternoon as you might expect, so I may have more to report than
this into my rooftop antenna cut for RF channel 7 up thru UHF,
permanently aimed SSE toward OKC:
1731 UT: RF 28 briefly decodes as KFDX-DT 3-1 = Wichita Falls TX; also
flashing in very briefly: 3-2 KJBO-DT with a court show from MyTV; a
few minutes later also 3-3 as Laff; 3-4 as ANT with I Dream of Jeannie
at 1740. Rabbitears.info about KJBO: yes, it is on 3-2, but also
originally KJBO-LD on 35-1 & 35-1, unseen.
BAD signals only into the STB:
At 1731, 20, 21, 22, 26.
At 1747, 10, 20, 22.
At 1855, 10, 11, 21, 22, 26, 34.
At 1825, RF 20 decodes quickly as KQCW-HD, 19-1: Muskogee OK, CW
At 1855, RF 31 as 3-1 OETA, i.e. KOET Eufaula, and 20 KQCW again.
(Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, WOR)
UNIDENTIFIED. 9518 USB, May 5 at 0627, 2-way in Spanish (Glenn Hauser,
This report dispatched at 1944 UT May 5