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Glenn Hauser logs May 30-31-June 1, 2017  View Printable Version 
Thursday, June 01 2017

** ARGENTINA [non]. 9395, June 1 after some Andean music, RAE English wrapup until 0158.5, so now occupying more of the hour rather than finishing circa :55. Mirian Turkula, as if talking mainly to podcast listeners, assures us that to hear them on SW, we must listen at 01-02 UT Tue-Sat on WRMI 9395. No mention of the repeat at 07-08 on 5850 and 7730, which is too late for me to check, but has been confirmed on both by two different Australian listeners.

11580, Thursday June 1 at 1400, checking what`s on this WRMI today: guess what: RAE in Spanish! To stay or just filling this hour with whatever? An unscheduled prolongation of the French hour before 1400 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 3330-CUSB, May 31 at 0637, CHU timesignals reactivated at S9, while by this nightmiddle, // 7850-CUSB has faded to JBA with plummeting MUF, so we`re glad 3330 is back. Richard Langley, in contact with CHU technician, says 3330 resumed May 30 circa 1700, after the underground antenna cable had been replaced. Also going to replace the one for 7850 before it fails, they hope (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1880, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 15034-USB, May 30 at 2045z, Trenton Military, CHR is back after missing since at least last week. But it`s still not back in whack. Current zulu timechex used to be 61 minutes slow, but now they are 4 hours slow! ``Time, 1645 zulu``, i.e. really EDT but calling it zulu! Furthermore, altho back on the air, it`s still ``no report received`` over and over for airport after airport, with a few ``special report`` exceptions: somewhere as of ``1524z``, and Ottawa as of ``1651z`` even tho it is not yet really 2051z! Even Trenton itself is ``no report received``.

6754-USB, May 30 at 2337, now night frequency is back on too, at S9+10, but still ``no report received`` from Lajes, Shannon, Prestwick, Keflavik, Lajes, etc., etc. 2340 terminal forecasts are NRR from the same group. Still claiming time is ``1940z`` really EDT. Why is it so difficult to fulfill basic automated funxions? Human oversight is obviously incompetent.

15034-USB, May 31 at 1319, still NRRs at S8, at 1320 UT claims the time is ``0920 zulu`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1880, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 11880 // better 5040, Tue May 30 at 2349, RHC with Arnie talking about baluns, so DXers Unlimited is still going later in the hour than I had listed in DX/SWL/Media programs as :30-:40v, so that will have to be adjusted for all airings (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA SOUTH. 9100, June 1 at 1217, weak talk at S3. Aoki shows jammed Taiwan`s Sound of Hope could be here between 21 and 16 UT, plus ChiCom jamming likely using CNR1 programming; but Echo of Hope, South to North Korea is also listed on 9100 at 1755-2400 only.

However, as of May 26, Ron Howard was reporting definite IDs from Echo of Hope/VOH during this hour on 9100 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. Just as I am finishing this report, I check FM and find a Mexican on 90.7, June 1 at 1738 --- bad news for my lunch break (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NEW ZEALAND [and non]. 13840, May 30 at 2351, RNZI is only poor at S6, and splattered upon by 13845 WWCR-3 at S9+30, which doesn`t close until 2359 move to 4840. Too bad these two have to be adjacent in a mostly vacant band. Without some sporadic-E boost, however, WWCR is often evitable.

11725, June 1 at 0522, no signal from RNZI; must be another of their Thursday maintenance downtimes (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 7585, June 1 at 0523, JBA carrier, presumed Station YHWH which Walt Salmaniw has been reporting running this late on this frequency lately (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. As I am bandscanning for Es DX even higher than 101.5 [see USA], May 30 at 1826 UT, here on 103.7 is a ``K-Love`` offering prayers via website, but steady signal, unlikely Es, and it`s // Enid translator on 105.5 but not synched. So has to be this I had not noticed before: [KYLK 103.7 OKEMAH OK, 72.0 kW H&V, 282.0 m HAAT, 35-15-47, 96-22-43, A588, K-Love, Title & Artist, Title & Artist, Adult Hits, K-LOVE, CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN] 178 km/110 st mi, due east of OKC. Now blotting out Wichita? (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, May 30 at 2330 I`m tracking the JBA carrier from R. Chaski for its current autocutoff time, which occurs at: 2333:34.5*. So timer has been reset earlier, last caught at 2335:22* May 20, but unheard May 22 at 2333 when I may have just missed it. Henceforth, expect it to recess at ~6.7 seconds later per 24 hours (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ROMANIA. 11700 // 11800, May 30 at 2347 Spanish feature about vino rumano, so from RRI. 11700 at S6 fading to S3 is 247 degrees from Tsiganeshti to CIRAF 14 only, which is the northern 2/3 of Chile and Argentina, all of Uruguay, half each of Bolivia & Paraguay. Why such weird boundaries? 11800 is 280 degrees from Galbeni for CIRAF 12N which means Ecuador?-Colombia-Venezuela-Guyana (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 9370, June 1 at 1218, Brother Scare on strong new frequency, S9+10 running 10 seconds behind much weaker 9330 WBCQ. Not synchro with 7570 WRMI or 9980 WWCR, so whence, maybe WHRI. I remonitor around hourtop when BS is giving contact info, but finally at 1301 during the ramshorn blow, very quick lo-fi legal ID by Dave as ``WWRB, Manchester, Tennessee``. O yeah, this is an old WWRBS frequency reactivated after a long absence. Same deal an hour later when the ID fires at 1401:30. Is this accounted for at http://www.wwrb.org/ ? Of course not: still lists the defunct Ugandan service weekends on 15240. 9370 has remained registered available for WRB at 13-24, 100 kW at 45 degrees; true total span as yet unknown. Still on at 1738 check but much weaker than 9980. Just what we need! No doubt a welcome infusion of cash into WWRB. As a new month has started, there could be more additions/deletions to TOM scheduling on otherstations. Is this now listed at
http://overcomerministry.org/radio-schedule/ ?
Of course not! Still shows, however, defunct WRMI frequencies like 6915; god, is BS incompetent (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1879 monitoring: confirmed Tuesday May 30 after 2330 on WBCQ 9330.12v-CUSB, fair. Also confirmed Wednesday May 31 after 1315 on WRMI 9955, fair S8. Also confirmed Wed May 31 after 2100 on WBCQ 7490 webcast; also confirmed Wed May 31 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330.0-CUSB, good.

WORLD OF RADIO 1880 ready for first airing June 1:
Thu 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Fri 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sat 0630 HLR 6190-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1431 HLR 7265-CUSB to WSW
Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0200 WRMI 11580 to NE
Sun 0310v WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030 HLR 9485-CUSB to WSW
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2130 WRMI 9455 to WNW, 15770 to NE
Tue 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030 WRMI 5850 to NW, 9455 to WNW
Wed 1315 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A. 7490, UT Wednesday May 31 at 0000 on WBCQ, o no, it`s a rant from Alex Jones, but o yes, it`s just to introduce `Dead Frog Radio 3 dot 11 [?]`. Allegedly incarcerated host says show is coming to an end after finale next week. Complains about the work of doing the show, he`s out of energy, lack of feedback, and ``don`t even get to hear my own damn show``, so ``giving up at least temporarily; maybe back in a year to do it live``. That could be when he gets out. Previously has explained that he phones his talk track out of the prison, and a cohort puts together the show adding the music (Glenn Hauser, OK, WORLD OF RADIO 1880, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 11580, Wed May 31 at 1401, WRMI is playing a gospel hymn instead of true World Music, more of same at 1427. It seems this hour is now flexible. See also ARGENTINA [non]! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9395, UT Thursday June 1 at 0200, I`m checking WRMI Oldies channel since on May 31, Richard Langley in NB was hearing VOA News ending circa 0215 on this frequency! But not tonight. After Argentina finished, back to music past 0200; 0204 commercial for cheap flightgs via an 800 number, 0205 more music, Beatles` ``Penny Lane`` et al., past 0215. It seems that 9395 is open for who knows what, with no specific full 24/7 schedule published on the WRMI website (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) See also ARGENTINA [non]

** U S A. 12105, May 30 at 2350, WTWW-3 is missing as seems to be more and more the case lately; while 9475 WTWW-1 is nominal with SFAW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. More sporadic E FM DX as we are into seasonal peak:

6m Es map shows a good opening May 30, so I head to the porch at 1750 UT with the PL-880 and DX-398. As usual, all times UT, ID Info in [] from the WTFDA FM Database; RDS fields separated by / and none of these scrolling; audible quotations in ``/``. Distances are NOT to site, but city-to-city approx., from http://www.distancefromto.net

88.3, at 1750, singing ID for ``88.3`` only, praise music, with brief strong Es peaks, not a nearby

89.3, at 1751, KIEL OK has CCI, one with hymn one with religious talk

89.5, at 1752, torch song on one of my more open frequencies

90.7, at 1753, talk about Soul Train. RDS shows HERE / AND / NOW / NEWS / 90.7, so it`s a public radio station. At 1759, news about FPL, WMFE-FM ID, Here & Now [WMFE-FM 90.7 ORLANDO FL 100.0 kW H&V, 223.0 m HAAT 28-36-08 81-05-37 HD 74DE WMFE-FM WMFE 90.7 FM NEWS/TALK] 1776 km/1103 st mi

92.9, at 1756, rock in stereo, Es rather than KBEZ Tulsa or The Edge OKC

93.5, at 1756, C&W music

96.5, at 1757, talk station, RDS: 96.5____ / WDBO____ / NEWS____ / WEATHER_ / WDBO____ [WDBO-FM //WDBO 580 96.5 ORLANDO FL 99.0 kW H&V, 454.0 m HAAT, 28-34-07, 81-03-16, HD, 5CBC, NEWS 96.5 TALK] 1776 km/1103 st mi

97.3, at 1758, ad, ``97.3 The Sky``, Rush [WSKY-FM 97.3 MICANOPY FL 50.0 kW H&V, 150.0 m HAAT, 29-32-09, 82-19-18, HD 854C News Talk 97.3 The Sky Drive Time Happy Hour Now On 97.3 FM The Sky News THE SKY 97.3 FM NEWS TALK NEWS/TALK] 1644 km/1021 st mi

98.1, at 1759, Spanish ``en Orlando``, Orlando Science Center, 1800 Honda ad for, ``centro de la Florida``; 1801 ``Salsa`` overcomes OKC
[WNUE-FM 98.1 DELTONA FL 50.0 kW H&V, 145.0 m HAAT, 28-51-09, 81-04-03, Spanish, HD 7908 Adult Hits SALSA 98.1 TROPICAL] 1763 km/1096 st mi

93.1, at 1805, RDS: ALRIGHT_ sticky, C&W; later some more RDS: COUNTRY_ / _RUCKER_ / _COAST__ / __GARY__ and says at 1808 ``93-1 Coast Country. (My RDS copying may not be in proper order or complete due to fading.) [WKRO-FM 93.1 PORT ORANGE FL 24.5 kW H&V, 53.0 m HAAT, 29-09-15, 80-59-45, 70D8, 93-1 Coast Country, Country, COAST COUNTRY 93.1, COUNTRY] (instead of a 250-W // 810 Portuguese translator in Orlando) 1771 km/1101 st mi

93.7, at 1809, ``Kay-Country``, promotion to win a trip to Vegas, St. George. I was hoping this would turn out to be from the West, as double-hop across the US looked possible, but it`s only another FL:
[WOGK 93.7 OCALA FL 100.0 kW H&V, 411.0 m HAAT, 29-16-05, 82-04-51, 7A46, Song/Artist, Song/Artist, Country 93.7 K-COUNTRY, COUNTRY] 1674 km/1040 st mi

93.9, at 1810, RDS: 94______ / WMTM___ / CRUISINâ / with soul? music, 1811 ``Thanks for hanging out with us`` [WMTM-FM 93.9 MOULTRIE GA, 100.0 kW H&V, 169.0 m HAAT, 31-12-54, 83-47-13, 7652, CRUISIN' 94 WMTM - Oldies, CRUISIN CLASSIC HITS] Moultrie is in S Central GA about 35 miles from FL, 1425 km/886 st mi

95.1, at 1812, national ads for GEICO, Dominos, Mattress One, overcomes KQCV OK; non-national for Murray Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Wrangler, an anti-big city dealer, by Mike Murray in Starke FL. Since Starke is halfway between Jaxonvil and Gainesvil, of the 7 FL stations on 95.1 the only fit is: [WAPE-FM 95.1 JACKSONVILLE FL, 100.0 kW H&V, 300.0 m HAAT, 30-19-22, 81-38-34, HD 5632 - THE BIG APE, CONTEMPORARY HIT RADIO] 1650 km/1025 st mi

101.5, at 1816, 855-773-8634 for RPFunding.com, AETNA, CNS Health, 904-AC number, Virginia College ad, ``V1015.iheart.com``; 1818 RDS finally lox in: V_101.5__ and then with music info: / THROWBAC / BACK-HIP; 1823, ``All new V101.5`, Throwback, `Hip-Hoppin` R&B``. No fit for any FL station, so search for any such 101.5 finds: [WMXV 101.5 ST. JOSEPH TN 2.85 kW H&V, 147.6 m HAAT, 34-55-47, 87-31-44, V 101.5, URBAN AC] An itty-bitty town about 2 miles from the AL border near Florence, so site could be in AL. Radio-locator.com indeed does show in well into Alabama closer to Florence. St Joseph itself anyway: 949 km/only 590 st mi

That`s a nice cap to the opening, which is soon fading, so tuning back down for a couple more UnIDs:

90.1, at 1833, talk about guns in Texas, mixing with OK`s KUCO

88.3, at 1835, discussing radical Islam, Es fades

Opening over by 1838 so I quit for now

May 31: Another Es opening, with lots of CCI, but OK tropo is still up, especially from Tulsa area, so I can log only this:

93.1, at 1450, mixing with Hutchinson KS, ``93-Q, #1 hit music for central New York`` [WNTQ 93.1 SYRACUSE NY, 97.0 kW H&V, 201.0 m HAAT, 42-56-48, 76-01-28, HD 78FA, 93Q The #1 Hit Music Station, 93Q Title & Artist CD name, Top 40, 93 Q, CONTEMPORARY HIT RADIO] 1995 km/1240 st mi

93.7, at 1451, KSPI Stillwater OK has some Es CCI

Vance training jets are constantly zooming overhead, not only noisy, but causing annoying Doppler flutter to any signals not purely local. The AFB is on the south edge of Enid, so why do they have to keep flying right over the city and my house? There`s lots of sparsely populated country in all other direxions! Shortly after sunrise they also blast noise across Enid from jet engines on the ground (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN. 11750, June 1 at 0523, poor S4-S6 in African language. HFCC shows this semihour is VR Hausa southward from SMG, for all those Catholic Hausans (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1745 UT June 1


Glenn Hauser logs May 29-30, 2017  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, May 30 2017

** ARGENTINA [non]. 11580, Monday May 29 at 2200, RAE via WRMI is *still* in Spanish, not Italian as scheduled. There must be some mixup in the automation programming. As of May 30, RAE has uploaded to System D, Italian files dated only Mon 5/22 and Thu 5/25; to System F, only Tue 5/23, Wed 5/24, Fri 5/26 and Mon 5/29.

9395, UT Tuesday May 30 at 0102, RAE English relay via WRMI with informal YL announcer previewing rest of hour: says upon request of listeners, will be repeating last Friday`s DX program tonight; the last item mentioned, so if in order would be toward hourend, but I have to miss it again as lawnmowing beckons in the cooloffing twilight, trying to avoid squishing apricots starting to fall.

I had tried RAE UT Sat at 0133 when DX was airing a previous week, but no show May 27. Then heard from Charlie Harlich: ``Glenn: I happened to tune into WRMI/RAE Argentina al Mundo 9395 kHz at 0120 UT approximately on 5/27/2017 and was surprised to hear the DX program. Perhaps it was repeated after 0145 because I remember hearing the inaugural DX program closer to the end of the hour time slot. As to this week's article contents, I only remember hearing about the Israeli Broadcasting Authority being eliminated. Best. Charlie Harlich``

So DX show may appear earlier or later during the hour, and now perhaps always repeated on UT Tuesdays?

Richard Langley, NB, also reports about this to the DXLD yg:

``Last night's English program on 9395 kHz had a problem. At about the 20-minute mark, programming switched to Italian (I think) and could have been the DX program in that language. It had been announced at the beginning of the program that the DX program would be repeated today but presumably it was supposed to be the English version. Returned to English at about the 34-minute mark with the Tango program. I had contacted RAE earlier about the recent programming anomalies and received a reply from Mirian Turkula, one of the on-air presenters, saying:

"Yes, we do have a reason for the repetition of some features and we want to share it with you. This is really breaking news. We are launching a new radio season as from next June and are working pretty hard on the new contents. Maybe, we've been a bit too careless lately but we've been really carried out by the production of our new programs which we are sure our audience will love right away. RAE is undergoing a deep overall change and we want you, as any other important member of our audience, to come along with us."``

** COLOMBIA. 5910.22, May 30 at 0035, AlcaravÃn Radio is S7 with music, and the undermodulated transmitter is still wobbling (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 4765, May 30 at 0056, R. Progreso is S9+20 of dead air vs the CODAR (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5990, May 30 at 0052, CRI Spanish relay is JBM with music, S9+30, while // 15120 is fading S9-S4 but slightly better modulation with Chinese song (Glenn hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. As if in response to my frequent comments, English from RHC seems to be trying harder to modulate: May 30 circa 0600, 6000, 6060 and 6100 all achieve a sufficient level, 6145 is undermodulated but better than the often JBM (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6950.00-USB, May 30 at 0043, music and groans, etc. 0045, echoey talk mixing with music, irreverent comments about Al Weiner, echoing. 0047, ID as ``Radio ---something--- Worldwide, pirate radio, Dr. Tornado, we`re not The Planet``. Finally on the third or fourth iteration, I comprehend the missing word, Metallica. Recheck 0105, it`s off. These logs agree about both names
and Joe Filipkowski explains:

``Radio Tornado is a parody station of Radio Metallica Worldwide. The real Radio Metallica has been off the air since the late 1990s, maybe 1998 or 1999. From what I heard back then the RM transmitter "blew up" and it was indeed a 10kw transmitter. The operator of the 90s pirate station Anteater Radio visited Dr. Tornado and Senor El Nino and confirmed the power output of the old RM transmitter.

Radio Tornado used to QSL loggings in the old ACE and Pirate Pages publications back in the 90s but I'm not sure if the person who put together the original Radio Tornado program is still active in the hobby. The recent Tornado broadcasts are most likely from tapes and recordings that have been circulated by various people. There isn't an email for the station and QSL cards sent out were of the postal variety. Maybe the original op will see the recent loggings and send out QSL cards or maybe even eQSLs, who knows!?`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 88.3, May 29 at 1733 UT, local FÃmily Radio translator in Enid, K202BY, is still OFF again, as very frequently the case for weeks at a time. When on, the ID we hear is for KEBR 88.1 in California, the source for all those FR satellators. Fine with me, a good DX frequency and the one I am using for BST-1 SW caradio feeder. In its absence, barely heard is 1.2 kW KOSR Stillwater // 91.7 KOSU, but there are six other low-power Okies on 88.3 I`d like to hear (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 92.9, May 29 at 1930 UT on caradio, listening again for the translator in OKC, and again it`s barely audible, with full non-ID as ``92.9 The Edge, Oklahoma City`s rock alternative``. Now that I have that word, Edge, I can search it out. Neither radio-locator.com nor WTFDA FM Database mentions Edge, wrongly showing 92.9 merely // primary 92.5 KOMA, which I already pointed out would be pointless, from a mile apart.

It`s // only in the sense that 92.9 puts on the clear air, the HD2 of 92.5, an increasingly common rule-bending method to get another format into a market, so people can axually hear it, not the original intent of FM translators. I guess ``the edge`` is in the sense of being at the edge of KOMA`s main 92.5 signal. There`s another Edge in Tulsa/Pryor 104.5, and WTFDA knows of 29 more of them around the USA.

Here`s it`s own website: http://929theedgeokc.com

Upon which you will not find any ordinary or extraordinary alfanumeric call letters. Perhaps they barely utter K225BN for legal hourtop IDs --- in this case would they have to do it every hour, or as real translators only a few times a day? It says:

``About --- 92.9 The Edge is OKCâs only rock alternative station! We play your favorite new songs from Cage The Elephant, Florence + The Machine, Twenty One Pilots, AWOLNATION, Cold War Kids, Death Cab for Cutie and the 1975. We also play your favorite old hits from Green Day, Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Coldplay, Weezer, Fall Out Boy and Red Hot Chili Peppers!

Contact Us --- Tell us how weâre doing!
92.9 The Edge is a product of Tyler Media
400 E. Britton Rd., Oklahoma City, OK, 73114
Call us at 405-478-5104
Program Director: Tod Tucker â tod.t@tylermedia.com
Music & Promotions Director: Rob Clement â rob.c@tylermedia.com``

Further searches for news about it, find The Edge has been going for almost a sesquiyear! unknown to the databases or in Enid, but apparently well-known within its tiny OKC coverage area:


``NOWâS EVOLUTION REACHES THE EDGE --- December 28, 2015 Format Changes, OKC Radio News 92.9 The Edge, Alternative

While everyone was picking up last-minute Christmas gifts and preparing for the holiday on Dec. 23, Tyler flipped KOMA-HD2 from Top-40 "Now 92.9" to Alternative as "92.9 The Edge."

The HD subchannel feeds K225BN, the Tyler-controlled 200-watt translator that covers most of the northern half of the Oklahoma City metro.

"OKC has been asking for a station like this for a while, and Santa has delivered, just in time for Christmas!" Edge PD Tod Tucker said in a statement to AllAccess. "92.9 The Edge was built specifically for Oklahoma City," Tucker added.

Besides current artists like twenty one pilots, Florence + The Machine, Coldplay and Cage The Elephant, Tucker promises Alternative favorites from the â80s through 2000s.

The "Now" brand burst on the scene in September 2013 on Tylerâs 96.5 translator (now-Exitos 96.5). Tyler brought in former KJYO (KJ-103) personality and former KHTT/Tulsa (106.9 K-HITS) PD Tucker to program the station. Tucker also makes on-air appearances throughout the cluster and had a hand in Tylerâs throwback hip-hop and R&B station V103, which airs on another translator, the wonderfully named K276EX (103.1). In 2014, Now began to simulcast on 92.9 before making its permanent there.

The Edge will compete with Cumulus heritage Rocker KATT-FM (Rock 100.5 The KATT) and indie alternative/AAA-leaning KOSU (91.7), which airs Ferris OâBrienâs "The Spy-FM" network at night.

OâBrien was the last to try alternative in OKC on KINB (then-105.3 The Spy) with a year-long Local Marketing Agreement (LMA) with Cumulusâ Last Bastion Trust that was supposed to end with OâBrien buying the station. However, the purchase fell through and OâBrien took his station online only, before striking up the deal with KOSU. 105.3 The Spy, also had a stint on the frequency from 2002-2004 as KSYY.

OâBrienâs "Spy" moniker comes from his time as Stillwaterâs KSPI (93.7 The Spy) which programmed the format and had a cult following in Oklahoma City before going Hot Adult Contemporary in 2000.

iHeartMedia (then Clear Channel) tried the format on then KHBZ-FM with "94.7 The Buzz" from 2002-2009. This effort came after they programmed alternative from 1996-1997 on the same frequency as KNRX (95X).``

So even before a sesquiyear ago, 92.9 was NOT // 92.5 KOMA main channel! Much of the above quoted under this confusing headline:

December 23, 2015 at 3:01 PM (PT) Be the first to comment!
Stream THE EDGE live at 929theedge.com.

If that`s not enough for you about this, see

BTW, checking 92.9 earlier May 29 at 1739 UT, some rock music was fading strongly in & completely out, sporadic E, but nothing more came of that opening (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 6604-USB, May 30 at 0614, New York Radio, with eastern airport after airport ``missing`` such as New York, Washington, Boston, Baltimore. 0615 switch to another group of ``missings`` --- Bermuda, Atlanta, Orlando, Miami. I hope they have not all been destroyed in some terrorist attack or nuclear strike I haven`t heard about yet. This nonsense, inability to achieve basic automated services, makes VOLMET transmissions ridiculous, so is NYR about to go the way of Trenton Military? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1879 monitoring: confirmed Monday May 29 at 2330 on WBCQ 9330.05v-CUSB, poor. Also confirmed UT Tue May 30 at 0043 the 0030 airing of WOR on WRMI 7730, S9+30. I gingerly shall remove the (to be canceled?) proviso. Next:
Tue 2130 WRMI 15770 to NE, 9455 to WNW
Tue 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030 WRMI 5850 to NW, 9455 to WNW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A. 21525, May 30 at 1344, R. Africa via WRMI is S5 with ``Holy3`` hymn, English, so the Rwandan experiment is definitely over. WRMI-7 is scheduled 13-21 UT daily. We are referred to
where there is no mention of Radio Africa, let alone any program schedule! They used to present a jumbled ``schedule`` not in chronological order (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

this report dispatched at 1628 UT May 30


Glenn Hauser logs May 28-29, 2017  View Printable Version 
Monday, May 29 2017

** NORTH AMERICA. 6945-USB, May 29 at 0135, rock at S9, then robotic voice with ``Welcome to ---`` can`t make it out, and a hotmail address, played twice, back to music. Numerous logs here from 2110 past 0300 with some breaks, say it was Clever Name Radio again,

** OKLAHOMA. 92.9, May 29 circa 0018 UT on caradio atop an overpass on the way to the cemetery, seem to hear ``OKC`s alternative rock``. The only full-power Okie on 92.9 and usual fringe occupant is KBEZ Tulsa, which is ``Bob-FM, Classic Hits`` per WTFDA. But is there a translator of something in OKC? Yes, the only other 92.9 in OK:

[K225BN // KOMA 92.5, 92.9, OKLAHOMA CITY OK, 200 watts H&V, 267.7 m HAAT, 35-32-51, 97-29-30, THE BEST MUSIC OF THE 60'S AND 70'S, CLASSIC HITS]

I didn`t know or think to see if it matched 92.5, which of course is a constant bigsig, but why would KOMA want or need a // translator on a second adjacent frequency from slightly different coordinates in OKC??
[KOMA 92.5 OKLAHOMA CITY OK 94.0 kW H&V, 472.0 m HAAT, 35-33-36 97-29-07 HD 3630 KOMA 92.5 FM Artist/Title 2 digit yr Artist/Title Oldies THE BEST MUSIC OF THE 60'S AND 70'S, CLASSIC HITS]

Here are the coÃrdinates again to compare:
92.9, K225BN 35-32-51 97-29-30
92.5, KOMA 35-33-36 97-29-07

Radio-locator.com maps show 92.9 tower site is just SE of NE 78 and Kelley, i.e. in the antenna farm area, and so is 92.5, about a mile to the northeast. I will certainly be checking for this again. Two 92.9s in KS are pretty far away (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1879 monitoring: confirmed Sunday May 28 at 2340 the 2330 broadcast on WBCQ 9330.3v-CUSB, JBA. Also confirmed UT Monday May 29 starting late at 0311 on Area 51 via WBCQ, 5129.82-AM, S9 but still in storm noise level. (See USA: WBCQ log for why it was late.) Also confirmed UT Monday May 29 at 0333 on WRMI 9955 with some noise but not sure if it`s jamming. Next:
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW [to be canceled?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 15770 to NE, 9455 to WNW
Tue 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030 WRMI 5850 to NW, 9455 to WNW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A. 5129.82-AM, UT Monday May 29 at 0300 I`m checking Area 51 via WBCQ for WORLD OF RADIO, but previous program is running late, `Plastic Magic`. Host says it`s the last song, and he means forever, not just tonight, his voice getting really broken up by the end at 0311. WBCQ sked says:

``Plastic Magic (website) http://plasticmagic.blogspot.com/
Schedule 5130 Mo 0000 0200 UT Su 08:00PM 10:00PM EST [sic]

Description: Advanced counter-culture music for the rock and roll connoisseur. Specializing in ACID ROCK, GARAGE ROCK, PSYCHEDELIC, STONER ROCK, GARAGE ROCK REVIVAL from 1960's to present (mostly 1966-1973) Drawn from original anolog LP's I've been collecting since 1983. Airs weekly on KXUA 88.3fm Fayetteville, AR. College radio station at The University of Arkansas as well as bi-weekly on Area 51 WBCQ 5110 kHz shortwave from Monticello, Maine sunday evenings from 7-9pm CST [sic] Notes: Heard every other week on Area 51``

So I check his own website, not yet updated with the final show, but:

``Monday, May 22, 2017 --- Plastic Magic Podcast 436 May 21st, 2017
Hey Everybody out there in podcast land!!!! Getting near the end folks. This is the next to the last episode of Plastic Magic. I dug in deep to bring you some obscurities and some old classics. On this whoppin' 3 hour podcast you will be delighted to hear the mezmerising sounds: GOOSE CREEK SYMPHONY (1970), SAINTE ANTHONY'S FYRE (1970), DRAGONFLY (1970), BOLDER DAMN (1971), SKY HAWK (1978), THE CRAZY WORLD OF ARTHUR BROWN (1968), TROYKA (1970), THE MUSIC MACHINE (1966), BILL QUICK (1972), CHEECH AND CHONG (1972), BLACK SABBATH (1973), SUN CITY GIRLS (1983), HOG HEAVEN (1971), GRATEFUL DEAD (1971) and much more! Download It heRE: podcast # 436``

About him, the only name that shows is ``Filthy Phil``. The finale still isn`t on his website 13 hours later.

After WOR at 0311-0340, Timtron follows, then a Paul Harvey classic on the evils of marijuana; but no Hobart Radio International which is nominally at 0330 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9955, May 29 until 1359, WRMI has inserted `Ask WWCR` into a `Viva Miami` slot, from NASB an interview with Glen Tapley of WEWN about DRM, which he thinks WEWN may eventually employ once receivers are easily available. (DReaM on; still waiting for any US SW station to take the plunge even as an experiment).

11580, May 29 at 1400, WRMI instead of resuming `World Music` after 3 days of testing the Rwanda program via Radio Africa, starts playing a hymn, opening a Church of Christ program from Dallas. I`m afraid the last(?) hour of reliable W.M. fill is now gone from WRMI, but it must mean business is booming at RMI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17775, May 29 at 1402, KVOH is still propagating as early as sign-on, S9 signal with praise music in Spanish, but distorted modulation and breaks in it (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15760, May 28 at 1602, WHRI has bumped Brother Scare for scary Indianapolis 500 broadcast; still going at 1833 check, mentioning ``hit the wall head-on`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. We are into the peak of the summer sporadic-E season, so I keep an eye on the channel 2 NTSC snow, for anything, like Cuba or double-hop from further Latin America, but nothing so far. Also an eye on the 6m Es maps, frequently with lots of lines, contacts across various parts of North America, but OK is often just beyond the affected area, or in the middle of it, both of which mean no DX reaching here. Conditions look barely favorable May 28 at 2200 UT, so out to the porch for a bandscan on the PL-880 and RDS-capable DX-398:

88.1, at 2206 UT, rap music with Es fading in & out; neither Okie would be doing that; 2209 RDS reads METERMAI, presumably part of a song or artist name; 2218 RDS says BIKE_FOR; again rap at 2231. The definite on 90.7 Durham NC below makes me suspect this one nearby as in WTFDA DB:


88.1, at 2220 UT, unID different station with classical, promo; 2229 it`s Fiona Ritchie about a Celtic music festival, likely amid her `Thistle & Shamrock` show, but can`t find any frequency or time match by searching station list for NC and several other nearby states at http://www.thistleradio.com

90.7, at 2214 UT, RDS: WNCU-FM --- and Ed Fulbright, CPA, mentions ```Mastering Your Money` on WNCU 90.7``; sounds rather commercial. His show is on schedule for 6-6:30 pm EDT Sundays; otherwise mostly jazz format. WTFDA DB shows WNCU without any suffix, so which is it?
[WNCU 90.7 DURHAM NC 50.0 kW H&V, 132.0m HAAT, JAZZ 90.7, NEWS/JAZZ] 1703 km/1058 statute miles

89.3, at 2212 UT, some unID jazz overcomes KIEL OK semi-local. Doesn`t fit any VA/NC/SC station (Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1726 UT May 29


Glenn Hauser logs May 27-28, 2017  View Printable Version 
Sunday, May 28 2017

** CANADA. I watched the final performance of ``Requiem for Radio`` at
May 27 at 2300-2400 UT and noticed some subtle differences from the previous night. Followed by almost another hour of Q&A session, in which Amanda Dawn Christie & Co. went into much further detail about the project and its background, most interesting, but I am not attempting to make notes about it. Too bad if you missed it. They said the Q&A was being broadcast on CKUT in MontrÃal, so can probably retrieve the hour from their archive, like the International Radio Report (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** COLOMBIA. 5910.24, May 28 at 0140, AlcaravÃn Radio is off-frequency as usual, but now also a big wobble on the carrier causing some distortion on the weak music, S9+15 including noise level (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6145, May 28 at 0136, RHC is S9+45 but JBM music, as often the case on this transmitter; other English frequency 6000 is S9+40 and undermodulated, but better than 6145, almost sufficient vs noise level. It remains a mystery why Arnie never puts any of the 01-07 UT English to North America on any higher band (except by mistake). Yet he passes himself off as a propagation expert. But then what difference does it make if the transmitters can`t manage to modulate at a normal level? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 12000, May 28 at 1203, RHC Spanish at S8, but fading. It`s 2 x 6000 second harmonic, and better than it in noise level. Both somewhat undermodulated (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NETHERLANDS [non]. 9925, May 28 at 0119, The Mighty KBC via GERMANY with sped-up novelty tune, S9+15/20 yet imperfect reception (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6945.0-USB, May 28 at 0156, pumping music at S9+7, while there was nothing on the band at my earlier scan circa 0120. No ID across ToH 0200. These logs say it called itself Clever Name Radio and the music at 0156 was "Some Chords," by Deadmau5:

** RWANDA [non]. 11580, May 28 at 1400, ``La Voix de la Paix`` special test broadcast for the third and final time. Original airing on 21525 during previous hour was totally inaudible, no signal here. WWV explains:
``Solar-terrestrial indices for 27 May follow.
Solar flux 82 and estimated planetary A-index 14.
The estimated planetary K-index at 1500 UTC on 28 May was 4.
Space weather for the past 24 hours has been strong.
Geomagnetic storms reaching the G3 level occurred.
Space weather for the next 24 hours is predicted to be minor.
Geomagnetic storms reaching the G1 level are expected``

Chuck, W3ON, told the DXLD yg on May 27: ``I had been sent an email that mentioned that today, Saturday May 27th and tomorrow the 28th, a second broadcast of the 'Radio Africa Network' of the 'Rwandan Youth For Change' on 11580 kHz for the weekend`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1879 monitoring: confirmed UT Sunday May 28 at 0200 on WRMI, 11580, a new prime-Saturday-evening time we are thankful for and now the first airing anywhen on WRMI. Good but with flutter as a prop disturbance is developing, G2 storm as WWV had warned at 0118. Also confirmed at 0330 UT Sunday May 28 on WA0RCR, but buried by too much storm noise from southern OK to figure out the start time. Next:
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW [to be canceled?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 15770 to NE, 9455 to WNW
Tue 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030 WRMI 5850 to NW, 9455 to WNW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A. 9330.3v-CUSB, May 28 at 0146, I find synchronized // Brother Scarism on a bunch of spurious WBCQ frequencies at plus/minus ~6.3 kHz intervals --- first noted around 9317.7 mixing with some RTTY, then found circa 9324.0, 9336.6, 9342.9, 9349.2, 9355.5, 9311.5, 9305.2, the further ones weaker. Later I notified Allan Weiner about this and at my next check circa 0600, not even 9330.3 audible, but MUF may have dropped out by then, as at 0118 WWV 10000 was predicting a G2 storm. Next2 check at 1313, 9330.30 is on at S6, and no spurs audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9395 // 9455, May 28 at 1312, Ray Robinson is speaking, so it`s still the secret airing of `Wavescan` on WRMI we ran across several weeks ago, still not appearing on WRMI schedules, but revealed in our DX/SWL/MEDIA programs list, Sundays at 1300-1330 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5085, UT Sunday May 28 at 0121, WTWW-2 with `Theater Organ from the Ozarx` in progress; 0130 Bob Heil says March 17 is coming up soon, so some Irish melodies --- a rerun as I suspect several others have been. As usual runs way past 0130, so when did it really start? 0138 two ham-oriented ads, 0140 Amateur Radio Newsline. Huge S9+50 signal.

9475 & 5830, May 28 at 0145, WTWW-1 is AWOL both from day and night channels (and also WTWW-3 no 12105) (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 7490, Sunday May 28 at 1316, a WWCR gospel huxter is just barely modulated on usual huge signal, tnx very much. Does The Pat Boone Show get a refund? Probably not, just a filler? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. I`ve found the frequency for WHRI broadcast of the Indianapolis 500 at 1600 UT: 15760, pre-empting Brother Scare. For the record; not an endorsement of an extremely dangerous exercise in futility, going round and round and getting nowhere. Usual huge signal eclipsing 15770 WRMIBS (Glenn Hauser, OK, 1607 UT Sunday May 28, dxldyg via DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1744 UT May 28


DX Listening Digest 17-21; World of Radio 1879  View Printable Version 
Sunday, May 28 2017

DX Listening Digest 17-21 has now been posted at
and also soon, sometimes delayed at
Alternatively, latest DXLD 17-21 is also here until next issue:


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[also linx to previous years]

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WORLD OF RADIO 1879 contents: Argentina non, Azerbaijan, Bougainville,
Brasil, Canada and non, China, Iran non, Japan non, Korea South, Laos,
MÃxico, New Zealand, Nigeria non, Papua New Guinea, PerÃ, Slovakia
non, Tibet, USA

Thu 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB [confirmed]
Fri 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB
Sat 0630 HLR 6190-CUSB Hamburger Lokalradio
Sat 1431 HLR 7265-CUSB Hamburger Lokalradio [confirmed]
Sat 1930v WA0RCR 1860-AM
Sat 2230 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB
Sun 0200 WRMI 11580 [NEW] [confirmed]
Sun 0310v WA0RCR 1860-AM [confirmed]
Sun 1030 HLR 9485-CUSB Hamburger Lokalradio
Sun 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB
Mon 0300v WBCQ 5130v-AM Area 51
Mon 0330 WRMI 9955
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 [to be canceled?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 15770 9455
Tue 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB
Wed 1030 WRMI 5850 9455
Wed 1315 WRMI 9955
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v
Wed 2330 WBCQ 9330v-CUSB

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