June 2010 ABDX CME Journal
Vol 5. Issue 5
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The Journal is gone and we are doing CMEs again. This month’s CME is FM DX and Hell Week over the Summer Solstice which is the worst possible day for MW DX. We have lightning we have hissing atmospheric noises and the day is the longest possible. If you can get MW DX on this day, you can get it any day.
Turn your radio on. What are you hearing? The world is out there just for tuning in. You never know what you might hear.
CEO, List Owner, Chief Cook, Bottle Washer and Janitor
Editors Corner 1
Hell Week – AM 2
The Line of Sight and Beyond – FM 16
Gear in Review 27
Call Sign Changes 28
Unusual conditions on MW band this AM well after local sunrise. At 7 AM EDT KMOX heard . 1560 radio disney NY also in armchair copy. UNided booming in on 1660 . TIS hammering in on 1630 !!! 1500 Washington DC in fighting for channel with Farmington CT. Grave yard channels packed some like soup bowls. the band sounded like Dec 22 , not June 22th !!!! Hitting the FM button yeilded a lively band loaded with tropo including NH and NY relogs.
Final Logs from 2345 19Jun10 to 0130 20Jun10 UTC from Fort Hill, which is part of the Cape Cod National Seashore in Eastham, MA. Perseus and Delta antenna 29’ high, 44’ each side and 65’ across bottom oriented E/W.
Although TAs were a disappointment, the unexpected bright spot was 8 Brazilians with 3 being new and a new country, Paraguay on 780.
Thanks to Mark Connelly and others for ID help, typo corrections, and suggestions.
530 Early in the session getting a spur from WEZE, Boston. At 0100, a nice ID from Radio Encyclopedia, Cuba.
540 WLIE Islip NY loud early and by 0100 CBC Radio One on top.
549 Only carrier and het noted with weak audio from Algeria poking through the mauling by WDDZ.
550 WDDZ Pawtucket RI strong throughout session.
555 Carrier only from ZIZ St Kitts totally clobbered by Disney on 550 and WGAN 560.
560 WGAN Portland ME
570 WMCA NY
580 WTAG Worcester MA early, then by 0100 mixing with WKAQ San Juan with some presumed Cuba underneath.
590 WEZE Boston
600 WICC Bridgeport CT early and pretty much a jumble by 0100 but Rebelde gaining.
603 Spurts of French from France Info, Lyon and a touch of Spanish presumed RNE towards the end of session.
610 WGIR Manchester NH dominate with French from CHNC QC gaining after 0100.
620 WZON Bangor ME
621 Threshold audio – presume CNR/ESP
630 WPRO Providence RI
639 Threshold audio – presume RNE
640 WNNZ Westfield MA, CBC St Johns NL and YVQO Unión Radio Noticias, Puerto la Cruz VEN
650 WSRO Ashland MA
660 WFAN NY
670 Radio Rebelde CUB
680 WRKO Boston
690 HJCZ R Recuerdos Bogatá CLM (ID 0100)
693 Weak BBC Five Live UK
700 WTUB Orange MA and ZYK686 R Eldorado São Paulo BRA (File#007 ID 0027)
710 WOR NY
720 Radio Progresso CUB
730 WJTO Bath ME and CKAC Montreal QC
740 WJIB Boston, WNYH Huntington NY, CHCM NL, CFZM (AM-740) Toronto ON
750 CBC Radio One NL and YVKS RCR Caracas VEN
760 WVNE Leicester MA, WCAP Champlain NY, WJR Detroit and ZYH588 R Uirapuru Fortaleza BRA
770 WABC NY
780 WTME Rumford ME, ZBVI Tortola VRG, and Radio Primero de Marzo Asuncion PRG
790 WPRV Providence RI
800 WNNW Lawrence MA
810 CJVA Caraquet NB and WGY Schnectady NY
820 WNYC NY
830 WCRN Worcester MA
837 France Info Nancy FRA
840 WRYM New Britain CT strongest early with 4VEH Cap Haiten HTI gaining later and WHAS Louisville KY appearing before 0130. ZYK687 R Bandeirantes São Paulo BRA also in the mix. (files#006,011) NEW
850 WEEI Boston with WREF CT way under.
860 WSBS Great Barrington MA, ZYJ459 Rio de Janeiro BRA (file#008), CJBC ON and YVYE Enlace 8-60 VEN
864 Threshold audio
870 WLVP Gorham ME
880 WCBS NY
882 Threshold audio
890 WAMG Dedham MA
900 WGHM Nashua NH early and CHML Hamilton ON later in session.
909 BBC Radio 5 Live UK
910 WAEI Bangor ME, WLAT New Britain CT, R Cadena Agramonte CUB
920 WHJJ Providence RI
930 WGIN Rochester NH
940 WGFP Webster MA and Portuguese presumed ZYJ453 Super R Brasil Rio de Janeiro (files#017,018) NEW -- WIPR R Dif de Puerto Rico PTR (ID file #015).
945 Threshold audio
950 WROL Boston
960 WELI New Haven CT
970 WZAN Portland ME
980 WCAP Lowell MA
990 WALE Providence RI, CKGM Montreal QC
1000 Slaughtered by 1010 IBOC
1010 WINS NY
1020 Ravaged by 1030 IBOC
1030 WBZ Boston
1040 Mangled by 1030 IBOC
1050 WEPN NY
1060 WBIX Natick MA
1070 WTWK Plattsburgh NY
1080 WTIC Hartford CT
1089 Talksport UK
1090 WILD Boston [seriously molested by 1080 IBOC]
1098 RNE5 ESP //1107
1100 WHLI Hempstead NY and ZYK694 R Globo, São Paulo BRA
1107 RNE5 ESP //1098
1110 WPMZ East Providence RI
1116 Threshold audio
1120 WPRX Bristol CT
1130 WBBR NY – ZYJ460 R National Rio de Janeiro (file#004). NEW
1140 CBI Sydney NS
1150 WWDJ Boston
1160 WSKW Skowhegan ME
1170 WFPB Orleans MA and WWVA WV
1180 WHAM Rochester NY and Radio Rebelde CUB
1190 WLIB NY
1200 WXKS Newton MA
1206 Threshold audio
1210 WPHT Philadelphia PA
1220 ZYJ458 R Globo Rio de Janeiro (file#014)
1230 WESX Nahant MA
1240 WBUR W Yarmouth MA
1250 WARE Ware MA and WKBR Manchester NH
1260 CKHJ Fredericton NB and WMKI Boston
1270 WTSN Dover NH and CJCB NS
1280 WADO NY, WHTK Rochester NY and WFAU ME
1290 WRNI Providence RI
1300 WGDT Albany NY
1310 WLOB Portland ME
1320 WARL Attleboro MA and WDER NH
1330 WRCA Waltham MA
1340 WNBH New Bedford MA
1350 WINY Putnam CT and CKAD NS
1360 WLYN Lynn MA
1370 WDEA Ellsworth ME
1377 France Info Lille FRA
1380 WKDM NY and WNRI Woonsocket RI
1390 WPLM Plymouth MA
1400 WHTB Fall River MA,WVAE Biddeford ME and CBG NL
1410 WPOP Hartford CT
1413 RNE5 ESP
1420 WBEC Pittsfield MA and WBSM New Bedford
1422 Deutschlandfunk DEU and French – presume ALG
1430 WXKS Everett MA
1440 WNYG Babylon NY and WVEI Worcester MA
1450 WRKD Rockland ME and WNBP Newburyport MA
1460 WXBR Brockton MA
1470 WMMW Meriden CT, WAZN MA and Unid oldies fair throughout session
1480 WSAR Fall River MA
1490 WMRC Milford MA
1500 WFIF Milford CT and WFED Washington DC
1510 WWZN Boston
1520 WIZZ Greenfield MA and WWKB Buffalo NY
1521 BSKSA Duba ARS
1530 WVBF Middleboro Center MA
1540 WDCD Albany NY
1550 WDZK Bloomfield CT
1560 WQEW NY
1570 WFLR Dundee NY
1580 WLIM Patchogue NY
1590 WSMN Manchester NH and UNID strong Spanish religious
1600 WUNR Brookline MA
1620 Threshold audio
1630 TIS RI
1640 TIS New City NY
1650 WHKT Portsmouth VA
1660 WWRU Jersey City NJ
1680 WTTM Princeton NJ
1690 WPTX Lexington Park MD
1120 KANN Roy , UT 1838 Christian rock, but way out in the
1700 XEKTT - TIJ/ San Diego area 1813 had detected that station at 1730 , but not able to make out anyting. at 1813, station suddenly rose up out of the pond to good level and stayed there with sports .(6/20 Barton-AZ)
1690 KFSG (Roseville, CA) and KDDZ (Arvada, CO) 1830 trading off since 1800. one would dominate, then give it up to the other.
1330 1905 unid. EZ-Listening music station, mixing with KJLL,
Tucson, AZ. (6/20 Barton-AZ)
1160 KSL Salt Lake City , UT 1810 good, with radio adaption of The Twilight Zone. (6/20 Barton-AZ)
1140 KNWQ Palm Springs, CA 1822 , fair , with Bill Handel
Show. (6/20 Barton-AZ)
550 KFYI PHX spot for Lerner & Rowe attys.
580 KSAZ Marana , L.Am rap
620 KTAR PHX Spts p-b-p
660 KTNN Window Rock . male announcer in Navajo, speaking in a sermon-like tempo.
710 KMIA Black Canyon CIty , male SP, "goaaaaaaalllll !".
740 KIDR PHX w/ some Spanish lang. rap song about murders in Latin America.
760 male in SP with spot for "Jarritos". possible Nogales, Sonora, MEX (XENY).
780 KAZM Sedona , live D-Backs p-b-p
790 KNST Tucson, just abv noise floor. OM / YL anncrs, couldnt discern content.
830 KFLT Tucson Christian pop.
860 KMVP PHX revival Gospel. lively !
910 KGME PHX sports
990 KTKT Tucson ESPN Deportes en Espanol.
1010 KXXT Tolleson blowtorch talk pgm today.
1030 KVOI Cortaro . en Espanol.
1060 KDUS Guadalupe, sports and powerhouse. jingle for "sporting news radio".
1100 KFNN Cave Creek flamethrower.
1130 KQNA Prescott Valley D-Back p-b-p live.
1150 KCKY Coolidge . ballads. "romantica".
1170 KYET (pres.) Golden Valley, just abv noise.
1260 KBSZ Apache Junction oldies. much weaker in sig strength this session, compared to usual.
1280 KXEG PHX w/ sermon .
1310 KIHP Mesa, former KXAM channel. Catholic discussion.
1340 KIKO, Miami, (AZ) carrier detected, can't hear station this session.
1360 KPXQ Glendale sermon.
1400 in SP. local promos "beisbol los grandes ligas"...(Big League Baseball).
1440 KAZG Scottsdale Lovin' Spoonful's Summer in the City.
1480 KPHX PHX recording of Rep . Joe Barton , no relation to me; not cross-posted.
1510 KFNN PHX blast furnace rx.
1550 KUAZ Tucson pgm on politics of Vietnam war.
1580 KMIK Tempe . Radio Disney, nuf sed.
1700 Baja Del Norte, MEX / San Diego (non) at times able to hear XEKTT here during daylight hours. not today.
810 KGO San Francisco, 1130 with Ray Taliaferro and is Tiger back?
alone and strong on frequency. **
1030 XESDD Peurto Nuevo, BN, MEX 1300 ID by male and "Baja California" . totally dominant with no sign of KTWO (Casper, WY), often heard early here. **
1140 KYDZ N. Las Vegas, NV 1830 "Kidz Radio" jingles, Disney like music . blasting in pre-sunset here.
1350 KTDD 1945 male announcer with "Transponder 72 (?)" ,
"AM 1350 the Toad" , to country. 1958 , suddenly dropped out to uncover KABQ with talk show to CNN news. faded out a cupola times giving way to live baseball p-b-p from unid. (Probable Pueblo , CO station, KDZA). ---this is what i love about Medium Wave - it's the intrigue. always a surprise waiting.
June 21, 2010 - last night -
Receiver: RF Space SDR-IQ
Antenna: LFE M601C active omni whip
Start time: 9:30 p.m. - 21:30 ADT - 00:30 UTC
End time: 11:20 p.m. - 23:20 ADT - 02:20 UTC
540 CBGA-1 New Carlisle QC SRC Premiere Chaine
555 ZIZ St. Kitts
560 WGAN Portland ME
570 CFCB Corner Brook NL playing oldies - note VOCM - CFCB network previously a mix of C&W and local talk - call in shows, now oldies is added in.
590 VOCM paralleling 570 CFCB
610 CHNC New Carlisle QC
620 CKCM Grand Falls-Windsor parallel to VOCM
640 CBN St. John`s NL
660 WFAN NYC NY
680 WRKO Boston MA
684 RNE R. Nacional, Sevilla Spain
693 BBC Radio 5 Live Droitwich
710 WOR NYC NY
720 KNR Simiutaq Greenland
730 CKAC Montreal QC
740 CHCM Marystown NL parallel to VOCM
750 CBGY Bonavista Bay NL
770 WABC NYC NY
790 CFNW Port au Choix NL parallel to CFCB
790 WPRV Providence RI
800 VOWR St. John`s NL
810 CJVA Caraquet NB
820 WNYC NYC NY
830 WCRN Worcester MA
840 WCEO Columbia SC
850 WEEI Boston MA
860 CJBC Toronto ON
870 CFSX Stephenville NL
880 WCBS NYC NY
890 WAMG Dedham MA
900 CKDH Amherst NS
920 CKNX Wingham ON
930 CFBC Saint John NB
950 CKNB Campbellton NB
960 WEAV Plattsburgh NY
970 WZAN Portland ME
980 WCAP Lowell MA
990 CBY Corner Brook NL
1010 WINS NYC NY
1030 WBZ Boston MA
1035 Radio Club Belmonte Portugal
1040 CJMS Saint-Constant QC
1050 WEPN NYC NY
1060 Unid playinjg Urban music
1080 WTIC Hartford CT
1089 Talksport England
1090 WBAL Baltimore MD
1100 WTAM Cleveland OH
1107 RNE 5 Spain
1110 WBT Charlotte NC
1120 WBNW Concord MA
1130 WBBR NYC NY
1140 CBI Sydney NS
1150 CHGM Gaspé QC parallel to CHNC
1160 WSKW Skowhegan ME
1170 Vernon CT
1180 WHAM Rochester NY
1190 WLIB NYC NY
1200 WXKS Newton MA
1210 WPHT Philadelphia PA
1215 Absolute Radio England
1220 WFAX Falls Church VA
1230 CFGN Port aux Basques NL parallel to CFCB
1250 WGAM Manchester NH
1260 CKHJ Fredericton NB
1270 CJCB Sydney NS
1290 WKBK Keene NH
1290 WRNI Providence RI
1310 WLOB Portland ME
1320 CJMR Mississauga ON
1330 WRCA Watertown MA
1350 CKAD Middleton NS
1360 WDRC Hartford CT
1370 WDEA Ellsworth ME
1380 CKPC Brantford ON
1390 WEGP Preque Isle ME
1400 CBG Gander NL
1410 WPOP Hartford CT
1420 CKDY Digby NS
1430 WENE Endicott NY
1440 WRED Westbrook ME
1450 CFAB Windsor NS
1470 WLAM Lewiston ME
1480 WSAR Fall River MA
1500 WFED Washington DC
1510 WWZN Boston MA
1520 WWKB Buffalo NY
1530 WCKY Cincinnati OH
1540 WDCD Albany NY
1550 CBE Windsor ON
1560 WQEW NYC NY
1570 CFAV Laval QC
1580 CKDO Oshawa ON
1590 WARV Warwick RI
1600 WUNR Brookline MA
1610 CJWI Montreal QC
1650 CJRS Montreal QC
1660 WWRU Jersey City NJ
1680 WTTM Lindenwold NJ
1690 CJLO Montreal QC
1690 CHTO Toronto ON
1710 Unid pirate
Heard 6/21 in full daylight on a DX 398 and Space Magnet 2 antenna:
540 WKFN Clarksville, TN 1240 sports, bla, bla, bla...
560 WHBQ Memphis, TN 1239 sports basketball talk.
570 WAAX Gadsden, AL 1238 Rush blowing hot air.
590 WWLX Lawrenceburg, TN 1237 playing alternative.
600 WREC Memphis, TN 1236 Rush exercising his jaws.
610 KARV Russellville, AR 1236 running a stopset of local ads.
620 WJHX Lexington, AL 1235 SS with ad for Honda, a dance, and an Exxon station during stopset.
640 WCRV Collierville, TN 1233 with J. Vernon McGee who is no longer seeing through a glass darkly.
650 WSM Nashville, TN 1233 old C&W, definitely not as powerful as before the flood.
680 WMFS Memphis, TN 1232 // on FM and Jim Rome ad.
690 WSPZ Birmingham. AL 1231 Smart Laser Body Sculpting.
730 WUMP Madison, AL sports talk.
740 WIRJ Humboldt, TN 1230 with C&W. Both kinds of music.
750 WSB Atlanta, GA 1229 super ultra weak with ads.
770 WVNN Athens, AL 1228 Rush droning on and on.
790 WMC Memphis, TN 1228 C&W
800 WHOS Decatur, AL 1227 Dave Ramsey.
810 WMGC Murfreesboro, TN 1225 SS ranchera.
830 KOTC Kennett, MO 1224 Neil Boortz.
850 WLRC Walnut. MS 1223 man praying.
860 WTZS Sparta, TN 1223 playing 80s MX.
880 KGHT Sheridan, AR 1221 Sounds like more Alex Jones.
890 WYAM Hartselle, AL 1220 SS MX grupera.
900 WKDA Lebanon, TN 1220 SS MX grupera.
910 WMRB Columbia, TN 1214 REL talk about how the GOP is Gods Own Party.
920 WLIV Livingston, TN 1213 C&W.
930 WWON Waynesboro, TN 1213 summertime song.
940 WECO Wartburg, TN 1212 GOS man preaching.
950 WAKM Franklin, TN 1211 giving TFC RPT then stopset.
1000 WMUF Paris, TN 1209 tradio program.
1010 WHIN Gallatin, TN 1209 C&W George Jones.
1030 WGSF Memphis, TN 1206 SS story about Columbia, TN
1050 KMIS Portage, MO 1205 FSR sports rambling about Kobe Bryant.
1060 WKMQ Tupelo, MS 1204 Mississippi, News.
1070 WAPI Birmingham, AL 1203 Alabama News.
1070 WDIA Memphis, TN 1203 R&B.
1080 WKAC Athens, AL 1202 with NX of fires at Flagstaff, AZ.
1090 KAAY Little Rock, AR 1201 GOS super weak.
1130 WYXE Gallatin, TN 1157 SS weak, weak, weak.
1140 WSAO Senatobia, MS 1156 GOS man preaching.
1160 WCRT Donelson, TN 1155 GOS woman preaching.
1180 WJNT Pearl, MS 1151 playing R & B.
1190 WEUV Moulton, AL 1149 woman singing GOS MX.
1200 WAMB Nashville, TN 1147 Johnny Mathis singing "True Love Ways."
1230 WTKN Corinth, MS 1030 running Glenn Beck.
1240 WBCF Muscle Shoals, AL 1032 Fox News into stopset QRM WTKN ad for Kilgore Supply WX and // to FM station.
1250 WKBL Covington, TN 1146 C&W.
1260 WDKN Dickson, TN 1143 with sports segment on local stuff.
1270 WFUL Fulton, KY 1140 playing modern C&W.
1280 WMCP Columbia, TN 1138 C&W George Strait.
1290 WBTG Sheffield, AL 1137 Oldies playing "Fever" ID "Memories".
1310 WDXI Jackson, TN 1137 business programming.
1320 WENN Birmingham, AL 1136 running talk program.
1340 WLOK Memphis, TN 1043 GOS preaching NEW
1360 WIXI Jasper, AL 1134 CBS NX and into C&W.
1370 WDXE Lawrenceburg, TN 1130 PSA, PSA, PSA, PSA, PSA, ad infinitum.
1380 WLRM Millington, TN 1129 with Alex Jones show.
1390 WTJS Jackson, TN 1129 with Rush bloviating.
1400 WBIP Booneville, MS 1045 C&W Charlie Pride.
1410 WZZA Tuscumbia, AL 1128 black man singing GOS MX.
1420 WKSR Pulaski, TN 1127 Steppenwulf -Born to be Wild.
1430 WPLN Madison, TN 1125 NPR programming about the BP disaster.
1440 WZYX Cowan. TN 1124 playing Rolling Stones.
1450 WLAY Muscle Shoals, AL 1047 playing Eric Clapton.
1460 WJAK Jackson, TN 1123 with Jim Rome.
1470 WNAU New Albany, MS 1122 playing Heart - Barracuda
1480 WBBP Memphis, TN 1120 black woman really going for it singing GOS.
1490 WDXL Lexington, TN 1050 GOS MX.
1500 WKAX Russellville, AL 1118 with GOS pgm.
1510 WLAC Nashville, TN 1114 with Rush blathering about Obama being the most evil force in the universe.
1520 WTLM Opelika, AL 1113 sports talk.
1530 WWDX Huntingdon, TN 1111 weak playing C&W.
1540 KBOA Kennett, MO 1110 MYL type MX.
1550 WKJQ Parsons, TN 1108 "Oh, What a Happy Day" ˝GOS MX.
1570 WTRB Ripley, TN 1057 C&W "I Got a Southern Voice" CBS NX.
1580 WLIJ Shelbyville, TN 1055 C&W weak.
1590 WVNA Tuscumbia, AL 1053 ad for man named Burns running for AL governor ad is about illegal aliens.
1600 WMQM Lakeland, TN 1052 black minister preaching.
And thats all for the day parts folks!
Heard 6/21 on an Eton E-1 XM and 150 foot wire.
630 KJSL St. Louis, MO 1619 REL MX
670 WYLS York, PA 1620 with REL concert
760 WENO Nashville, TN 1623 REL political talk pgm
870 WQRX Valley Head, AL 1624 SS REL talk
960 WERC Birmingham, AL 1628 Glenn Beck grinding on
970 WERH Hamilton, AL 1630 ad for Pizza Hut in Hamilton
990 WEIS Centre, AL 1632 C&W female singer
1040 WPBS Conyers. GA 1704 with Korean singing
1110 WBIB Centerville, AL 1706 playing C&W
1150 WJRD Tuscaloosa, AL 1709 playing California Dreaming
1300 WNQM Nashville, TN 1549 with REL radio drama
1350 WKCU Corinth, MS 1716 ad for Boniva
1350 WHIP Mooresville, NC 1725 with singing ID and into oldies NEW
1560 WPAD Paducah, KY 1802 with ESPN Sports Center
1640 WTNI Biloxi. MS 1805 ESPN baseball talk
1670 WFSM Dry Branch, GA 1807 FSR sports
1680 KRJO Monroe, LA 1807 Old School R&B
1700 WEUP Huntsville, AL 1808 with a perfect ToH ID at a weird time
Heard on a blisteringly hot 6/21 night on an Eton E-1 and 150 foot wire.
1690 WMLB Avondale Estates, GA 2024 interview with George Burns.
1660 WBCN Charlotte, NC 2029 with Laura Ingraham, bla, bla... NEW for these calls.
1530 WCKY Cincinnati, OH 2031 baseball trades talk
1520 KRHW Sikeston, MO 2032 playing C&W
1500 WQCR Alabaster, AL 2035 SS baladas. Either they are blasting in on 3W or they may be cheating.
1450 WGZX Bessemer, AL 2038 SS and // 1500 NEW!
1410 WIQR Prattville, AL 2039 ID and then ad for Wagon Wheel Restaurant.
1260 WSDZ Belleville, AL 2043 R. Disney
1210 WPHT Philadelphia, PA 2044 talk about Rand Paul
1200 WOAI San Antonio, TX 2045 Dennis Miller
1120 KMOX St Louis, MO 2045 with talk show.
1100 WTAM Cleveland, OH 2046 talk about Catholic church and illegals
1040 WHO Des Moines, IA 2047 ad for WHO and about drunken boating
1010 WMOX Meridian, MS 2050 Lars Larson
890 WLS Chicago, IL 2052 stopset with Chicago ads.
870 WWL New Orleans, LA 2053 huge signal as always and with stopset.
850 KOA Denver, CO 2053 Michael Brown
840 WHAS Louisville, KY 2054 Methodist Church ad , Your Baby Can Read, stopset.
760 WJR Detroit, MI 2056 talk about fireworks for the 4th.
700 WLW Cincinnati, OH 2057 stopset before the Reds game.
530 R. Encyclopedia La Habana, Cuba 2059 EZL / BI MX
Heard on 6/22 the first day of the new season on a DX440 with 200' wire and 20' stub:
1380 WRAB Arab, AL 1800 "This concludes another broadcast day at WRAB:" - Klunk! Gone!
1370 WDEF Chattanooga, TN 1805 with Atlanta Braves Baseball.
1210 WMPS Bartlett, TN 1818 with MYL then into stopset.
1140 WBXR Hazel Green, AL 1820 man preaching.
1110 WSLV Ardmore, AL 1822 C&W "God is great, Beer is Good, People are Crazy."
1100 WWWE Hapeville, GA 1824 SS Ranchera.
810 WCKA Jacksonville, AL 1845 "Alabama 810" C&W.
Heard on a DX398 and 200 foot wire and 20 foot stub:
720 WGN Chicago, IL 1955 first time heard in a week, talk about illegal aliens.
780 WBBM Chicago, IL 1955 first time heard in a week here also. Sounder then into WBBM business NX.
I did some listening on Saturday night through early Sunday morning as to follow the Hell Week CME contest on ABDX and bagged the following South Americans. The most impressive one was YVKE-550 as it is usually weaker than both YVKS-750 and YVNM-780 and is ONLY heard during the regular fall and winter months... The outage of former semi-local CHLN-550 in Trois-Rivières definitively helped ! But what helped the most was the outage of the powerline buzz that is runining DX on all LW, MW and SW bands day and night which thanksfully stops occasionally allowing for the nice DX that I used to report often and that I`m still enjoying at least sometimes. Enough chatter, into the logs:
550 VENEZUELA YVKE Mundial, Caracas, DF JUN 20 0618 - trad. YV mx selecgtions with patriotic comments in between, mention of "la patria" and "la revolución". Fair with QRM from WGR in Buffalo, NY. SINPO 33432. (Chiochiu-QC)
760 COLOMBIA HJAJ, RCN Cadena Basíca, Barranquilla JUN 20 0720 - Very tentative with man talking slowly in apparent Spanish trhough residual nulled WJR (Detroit, MI). Almost impossible copy. SINPO 12421. (Chiochiu-QC)
780 VENEZUELA YVNM, Radio Coro, Coro, estado Falcón JUN 20 0415 - Poor to fair at tune-in and fading up to very good with some QRN, in Chicago`s QRM null: "El mejor de la balada" program with old-fashionned tropical sounding Spanish romantic songs, caught some beautiful ones on tape. Ended around 0430 UTC, then Ruta Músical Siete Ochenta. + JUN 20 0715 - End of a Dominican merengue, then canned ID "Esta es la Ruta Músical Siete Ochenta por la AM Radio Coro, siempre en primer lugar" followed by Lalo Rodriguez 80`s salsa classic number "Tu Me Quemas"... During the Lalo Rodriguez number, the signal was fading down from fair to very poor. SINPO 44322. (Chiochiu-QC)
All in all, I have a full C90 tape with the peaks in the strength of Venezuelan Falconiano 780 kHz biggie and also 2 or 3 segments from Mundial YVKE airchecked.
About those airchecks, I have a lil` problem with the soundcard of my computer, but as soon as I get it fixed, I will forward them to some of you. If you are interested, please drop me an e-mail.
There was only one other Spanish signal noted on 890, but it sounded like the Massachussets station in a suburb near Boston.
Having spent part of the morning getting the back deck cleaned up and
usable for the first time in two summers, it seemed only right to put it
The following takes place between 1405 and 1435 EDT, 6/21, using a
barefoot 12-655 TRF that probably needs new batteries sometime soon:
550 WGR Buffalo NY sports talk about swearing
560 CFOS Owen Sound ON AC music, very weak
570 WSYR Syracuse NY local talk about cigarette tax
580 CFRA Ottawa ON talk about budget and Ottawa parks
590 CJCL Toronto ON "870-0590, star 590, on the FAN Toronto"
610 CKTB St. Catharines ON talk about vuvuzelas
620 WHEN Syracuse NY local car dealer ad, sports talk
630 CFCO Chatham ON country music
680 CFTR Toronto ON "time now for 680 News sports from the FAN 590
710 CJRN Niagara Falls ON tourism information
740 CFZM Toronto ON local-quality, weather "clear and 18 tonight,
showers tomorrow and Wednesday"
760 WJR Detroit MI talk about oil reserves
790 WWNY Watertown NY Kia car ad, fighting with country from WLSV
800 CJBQ Belleville ON afternoon oldies show, very strong
850 WYLF Penn Yan NY ad for "Tom Meehan's farm market, route 14A, 5
miles north of Penn Yan"
860 CJBC Toronto French talk
870 WHCU Ithaca NY Hannity talk
900 CHML Hamilton ON talk about smoking
910 WPYT547 Monroe County highway TIS
930 WBEN Buffalo NY very strong, talk about Obama
950 WROC Rochester NY local sports update
990 WDCX Rochester NY "Neil Boron Live" religious talk, IBOC wiping out
960-1030 including usually strong CFRB Toronto on 1010
1040 WYSL Avon NY "News Talk 92.1" ID for FM translator
1070 WSCP Sandy Creek NY weak, ESPN Deportes Spanish sports
1080 WUFO Amherst NY weak, "call law office of Brown and Chiari, 681-7090"
1110 WSFW Seneca Falls NY "Thru the Bible Radio Network," CSN network ID
1120 WBBF Buffalo NY gospel mx
1140 WCJW Warsaw NY strong, ad for Warsaw Hardware
1180 WHAM Rochester Rush Limbaugh (he airs on delay, 1400-1700), IBOC
1230 WECK Cheektowaga NY talk with local band
1240 WGVA Geneva NY Dr. Dean Edell health talk
1280 WHTK Rochester "1280 WHTK and FM 107.3, Rochester's Sports Talk,"
IBOC wipes 1250-1300
1310 WRSB Canandaigua NY religious talk, financial scam ad
1340 WLVL Lockport NY talk, very weak
1370 WXXI Rochester All Things Considered
1420 WACK Newark NY CNN news
1460 WHIC Rochester Catholic religious talk
1490 WBTA Batavia NY "WBTA community calendar, on air and online at
WBTA1490.com," into Beatles music (great little community station!)
1520 WWKB Buffalo "Call Buffalo Works, Sunday morning at 9 on KB Radio
1550 WCGR Canandaigua NY oldies ("Barbara Ann"), "hits of the 60s and
70s and local news, 104.5 WCGR" (ID refers to their FM translator, W283BF)
1570 WFLR Dundee NY country music, weak
1590 WAUB Auburn NY Dr. Dean Edell // 1240 WGVA
1610 NYS Thruway TIS
This is basically my local dial, regardless of time of year...only the
noise level changes!
The June 12 opening was slow to develop in Delaware. Signals were noted about 1800 but it took about an hour for the MUF to get over 92 mhz here. I spent a frustrating first hour logging nothing but Prairie Home Companion broadcasts. The MUF finally got above 92 around 1900 and then the fun began.
1931 101.5 KUNE Tyler TX 1184 miles Country, 101.5 UNE, mention of East Texas
1946 107.5 SS, mention of Cuba, but probably not Cuban
1955 92.5 UNID, "Power 92.5" CHR. The only one listed is in the Turks and Caicos but
didn't sound Caribbean
2000 92.5 WQST Forest MS 908 miles AFR
2031 92.5 WQYZ Ocean Springs MS 966 miles country, Gulfport ads
2100 95.3 WADI Corinth MS 766 miles call ID, country
2100 95.3 WFFN Coaling AL 792 miles Crimson Tide Sports liner
2108 96.3 WUSJ Madison MS 962 miles "US 96.3", country
2112 97.1 WEZB New Orleans LA 1042 miles urban, mentions of Kemmerer and the West Bank
2118 99.1 WKNN Pascagoula MS 958 miles country, K99.1
Noted Es around 1300 and again around 1700. Had some high hopes for the 1700 opening to Nebraska and some very strong spikes on 92.5 and 99.1, but it wimped out by 1720. The 1300 opening to Florida was pathetic as well.
Only 3 re-logs noted today.
1330 88.1 WJIS Bradenton FL 927 miles WAY-FM, CCM
1334 92.5 WNTY Estero FL 965 miles Rush Limbaugh
1711 93.5 KKOT Columbus NE 1167 miles The Hawk
First noted Es at 1700 when I left work. I had my car radio on 106.9 and heard "The World at Six" which was probably CBN in St Johns NF. That was the only Canadian heard. Everything else was from Texas and Arkansas.
All new logs.
1701 106.9 CBN St John’s NF 1271 miles World at Six
1707 92.5 UNID Thought I heard a mention of “Eastport”
1710 94.3 UNID Sean Hannity
1712 95.3 UNID Sounded like Clark Howard Show
1713 90.5 KLRE Little Rock AR 973 miles "Classical 90.5", ads for “UAMS”
1714 95.9 KWHF Harrisburg AR 864 miles Country, "The Wolf"
1723 96.3 KHLS Blytheville AR 814 miles "Thunder Country"
1727 95.5 KITX Hugo TX 1159 miles Paris TX ads, one for "Reno Paint and Body Shop" on LaMarr Road in Paris
1731 99.1 KSMD Pangburn AR 924 miles Newstalk 99.1, mentions of "heart of Arkansas"
1734 99.9 KWCK Searcy AR 934 miles Quick Country
Big Es opening to Minnesota-Iowa-South Dakota tonight 6/17. Had a weaker opening around 1100-1130 but couldn't ID anything.
Lots of severe weather announcements tonight as well from the Minnesota and South Dakota logs.
All new stations below.
2020 102.5 KQIC Willimar MN 1072 miles Q102 w/tornado warnings
2022 101.5 KCGN Ortonville MN 1167 miles Insight for Living w/Chuck Swindoll, into CCM
2028 91.9 KQSD Lowry SD 1306 miles South Dakota Public Broadcasting
2032 91.1 KTSD Reliance SD 1274 miles South Dakota Public Broadcasting, RDS,
2040 91.1 KTPR Ft Dodge IA 1006 miles RDS “KTPR”
2044 88.5 KEBM Minneapolis MN 979 miles Mentions of Twin Cities w/tornado warnings
2047 107.9 KQQL Anoka MN 996 miles RDS “KQQL”, HD2 also decoded but no audio
What an opening! MUF to top of band for extended periods. 9 new stations from 8 states.
2028 88.1 KAYT Jena AR 1090 miles Gospel, call ID
2100 88.1 KNTU McKinney TX 1264 miles Jazz, “Star Date” ID w/Dallas and Ft Worth
2104 92.5 KQMA Phillipsburg KS 1259 miles ID
2124 104.1 KIBZ Crete NE 1121 miles Blaze 104,1m “Lincoln’s Pure Rock”, ad
2132 99.7 KMJJ Shreveport LA 1113 miles
2142 95.5 KAFX Diboll TX 1205 miles Lufkin ads, very strong
2149 93.9 KJMK Webb City MO 1032 miles Lite Rock 93.9, Delilah
2156 89.7 KJTH Ponca City OK 1208 miles “The House FM” CCM
2200 89.7 WPAE Centreville MS 1037 miles SRN News, ID
2209 107.9 WZKX Bay St Louis MS 961 miles Country “Kicker 108”
2222 101.5 WYNK Baton Rouge LA 1080 miles Country, "Wink Country"
2257 88.7 WJFR Jacksonville FL 710 miles Family Radio, relog
Not that great on June 19 as compared with the previous two days.
The skip started early, around 0900 but never really got about 92 mhz all day here. Lots of NPR and AFR stations to start, with no IDs from anyone.
Finally pulled in some IDs after 1300:
1337 88.3 WLPT Jessup GA 633 miles (good short skip!) Christian with "Good News Network" liner
1340 88.5 WMFL Florida City FL, 1004 miles, Family Radio with "Family Bible Reading Fellowship". Could be the outlet in Charleston SC but the skip zone (for the next log) makes south Florida a better choice.
1344 88.7 WKCP Miami FL, 991 miles, RDS "WKCP" with classical music. Caught top of the hour ID at 1400.
Weak skip was back around 2000 but again, no IDs. Tracked a station on 88.7 with an Irish music program but no ID or even what the program name was.
As far as FM goes, I had a fairly big opening to Kansas on the 17th of June with huge signals on 93.1, 93.3 and 100.3, but I won`t report on it. I`m waiting for something in Spanish or Caribbean English, like Florida or the Bahamas to report it.
Heard 6/17 on a Sony CGFS-3000 boombox:
Strong Es with heavy fadings; the most unstable sporadic E opening in my short DX career !
Heard on a grundig G-8 utralight from Warwick R.I. barefoot.
WHUS 91.7 Storrs CT 11:15AM EDT gave calls and location . 6/22/2010
June 12, 2010 [last night] at 11:20 p.m. ADT to June 13, 2010 at 12:30 a.m.
89.3 K-Rock 89.3 Kentville NS the Valley's Classic Rock
89.9 CHNS Halifax NS HAL FM
91.9 CKNI Moncton NS News 91.9
93.9 Confederation Bridge Radio mid point between Cape Tormintine NB and Borden PEI [less than 40 watts, approximately 40 miles]
94.5 CKCW Moncton NB
94.9 Magic 94 Kentville NS
95.7 CJNI Halifax NS News 95.7
96.5 CKUL Halifax NS Kool FM
96.9 CJXL Moncton NB XL 96
97.7 CKWN Kentville NS AVR
98.1 CKBW Bridgewater NS
99.3 CFAN Mirimachi NB The River
99.9 CHOY Moncton NB
100.1 CIOO Halifax NS [the FM station that started it all in the Maritimes - the year was 1977, and although certainly not the first FM station in the Maritimes, it was the first to make money]
101.3 CJCH Halifax NS The Bounce [Yo Dawg!!!]
101.5 CIGO Port Hawkesbury NS The Hawk [just in, an application to the CRTC to go from 19KW, EHAAT of 171 metres to 40 KW, same EHAAT - having seen the coverage maps, doubling the power extends the 0.5 mv/m contour by a whopping 2 miles or so]
101.9 CHFX Halifax NS FX 101.9
103.1 CJMO Moncton NB C103
103.5 CKHZ Halifax NS Z103.5
103.7 CKQK Elmira PE [a K-Rock, CKQK Charlottetown PE repeater]
103.9 CFQM Moncton NB
104.3 CFRQ? Halifax NS Q104
107.3 CKOE Moncton NB IDs as CKO FM nominally 50 watts - this little Christian rocker seems to have a signal enhancing heavenly troph cloud over its transmitter site 365 days per year.
Not included are all my locals, near locals, a large number of CBC/SRC stations [4 networks, repeaters everywhere] that appear like rabbits together filling the FM dial and keep my Ramsey FM covered in dust.
Shame there isn't an up to date FM guide, the latest FM Atlas is WAY out of date given the flipping frenzy that has filled the FM dial and emptied the AM dial. That is why I don't have callsigns for some of these stations.
Band was open towards Owensboro 6/14
7:44 101.9 WQXQ Central City KY "WQXQ" ID relog 75 miles
7:46 100.5 WLGX Louisville KY ads "WLGX Louisville " the only odd logging relog 141 miles
7:47 96.1 WSTO Owensboro KY RDS: HOT 96 "dont ya" by the pussycat dolls cleb dirt gave hot96 website ads ID "WSTO Owensburo Evensville "
8:05 94.3 WULF Hardinsburg KY "94.3 the wolf" liner relog
7:09 98.3 WQXE Elizabethtown KY with Liner "quckxie 98.3" into "today was a fairytale" by Taylor Swift relog at 105 miles
7:14 93.5 WAIN Columbia KY true country liner into spoorts and a campbellville Ment relog 91 miles
7:18 99.5 WKDQ Henderson KY with ID 120 miles
there was a big FM tropo opening here at my QTH towards Atlanta and others to the east
logged using a Sony XDR-F1HD and rabbit ears
10:41 91.3 WKMS Murray KY with talk about Pizza NEW! KY NPR #3 RDS : WKMS 98miles
10:48 98.3 WRIK Metropolis IL "k98 liner" talk about Fathers day relog
10:51 UNID Q 106.3 FM talk about Rock and Roll dads into rock music who is this?
10:58 96.5 WDOD Chattanooga TN "96.5 the mounton " into WX new! 114 miles
11:12 99.9 WKSF Asheville NC "i 'm in" Keith Urben ads for Western NC at 11:20 recheck heard Carrie Underwood's hit "before he cheats" and "99.9 Kiss Country" liner NEW! NC #1 (new state!) 233 miles
11:20 98.5 WSB FM Atlanta GA 80's music "b98.5" liner new for this QTH but logged back at the old lake house as a hip hop station over took the cookeville pest
11:27 101.5 WKHX Atlanta GA w/ "your gonna miss this" Kicks 101.5 liner again new for this QTH
11:52 104.7 WFSH Athens GA Father's day contest ad "104.7 the fish" liner Atlanta Ment 214 miles NEW!
11:57 100.3 WNOX Oak Ridge TN with Knoxville area ads relog 131 miles
Huge sporadic E opening, and I can`t stay with it constantly.
Merida was in on FM for quite a while, then skip shortened to as close as the RGV, both sides of border.
I wonder who would have been broadcasting World Cup live England vs Algeria on 97.5, in English, with co-announcers, one British- one American-accented. Belize? Jamaica?
Haven`t had time to go thru all the posts, if someone has already IDed this. Hard to imagine a US station doing so. Is ESPN or any other radio network carrying WC in US?
** MEXICO. FM DX: unlike my TVDX done with external antenna and rotor,
FM DX is on portable DX-398, usually with AC, and easily manoeuverable
whip antenna only. The TV antenna altho also covering FM has an
amplifier with FM trap engaged, but still not enough to get rid of
QRFM on certain channels in certain direxions. There are only a few
relatively open FM channels here available for DX, so I make the best
of them. Primary reference is the 2010 Emisoras de FM by Jim Thomas.
UT June 18:
1846 on 96.5, the frequency radio happened to be tuned to previously,
turned on initially outside with battery power, and there is DX, FM
expected to be open, as TV had been up to channel 6. Romantic music in
stereo; 1847 concert promo in Loreto, Zacatecas, ``celebración de
96.5, sus primeros 20 años de existencia``. 1850 cuide-los-bosques
PSA. After several other logs, again at 1913 VG signal but lo-fi YL
report by IP. 1914 TC for 2:14 by studio announcer, much better
fidelity, talking about Zacatecas, something going on at a santuario
para creyentes. 1915 promo EstéreoZER, primeros 20 años; CCI from
romantic music. Emisoras de FM shows: XHZER Estéreo ZER, Zacatecas,
Zacatecas, 100000 watts, variety. 900+ mile range.
1853 on 95.3, stereo, Euzkadi General Tire ad. The Basques must have
been pioneers in the tire business. Ad gave several phone numbers far
too fast for anyone to copy or remember. Then something selling for
4.99 pesos per kilo, father`s day gifts. 1855, plug Sala de Fiesta
Sufi(?), a 19 de junio concert. 1856 ID as ``La Candela --- la más
Grande``. This is the same Mérida, Yucatán station we hear relayed on
SW 6104.8v (but not lately). Not new on FM here, but nice to hear
again so clearly. XEMH-FM, 5000 watts per EFM. Other Mérida FMs are
likely in too, under 1200 miles:
1856, on 97.7, Spanish adstring including a zapatería. 1924, ``ésta es
la información internacional, headlines by YL, ``noticias-radio``,
huracán promo, SIPSE-noticias, 19 de junio día del papá ad. 1924
adstring including lottery, 1925 cerveza, 1926 PSA ``el robo de
energía es un delito``, and finally back to news, now with anchor
``Antonio García, en Sipse, Noticias Radio, continuamos``.
SIPSE runs XHY-TV canal 2 in Mérida, and here is Sr. García himself:
SIPSE = Servicios Informativos y Publicitarios del Sureste.
Story about a federal government military convoy arriving in Yucatán
along the Quintana Roo border, camiones del ejército mexicano.
Allegedly to assist the public in hurricane preparedness, but had the
impression another purpose had something to do with corruption in Q.R.
1931, still news about Yucatán; 1959 recheck still audible, but skip
is shortening to Matamoros area with another 97.7, as below. EFM says
Mérida 97.7 is XHGL, Kiss FM, CHR/English, 80000 watts --- but they
have a news format, at least when I heard them! Could be a one-hour
break in the music.
1858, on 99.3, stereo, Spanish, ``Exa-FM``; 1900 ad with phone 9-42-
95-95 which gets a google hit for something in Mérida; 1901 ad for a
3D movie. 1902 ad for Galerías Mérida. EFM says XHMRA, 98500 watts,
Exa FM, format chr/SS-EE.
1908, on 92.7, RDS static display shows UASCALIE --- obviously the
middle of AGUASCALIENTES, which is also a hotspot for TVDX on channel
6. Sports news about Celtics de Boston. [When I started this DX
session I checked 92.7, one of the lowest available frequencies, and
was hearing Spanish, but Wichita can fakeout, revealed by a 316- area
code mention]. Quite a lot of ACI still from KOMA OKC 92.5. But the
RDS hit is all I need to identify this per EFM as: XHRTA, 65000 watts,
Aguascalientes FM, variety format. 950 mile range.
2000 on 92.7, is it USA or MEXICO, simulcasting Reynosa 102.5? see USA
2020 on 97.7, another station has taken over from Mérida: Coca Cola
ad, static RDS says LOS 40; per EFM that would be XHRW, 29190 watts in
Tampico, Tamaulipas. Los 40 Principales (Top 40) is a national group,
or net; I thought it was same as next station until researched:
2020 on 97.7, adstring for Impacto Matamoros; Bancómer, Mundial,
restaurante; CCI in Spanish from Tampico or maybe still Mérida. 2022
political ad for Rodolfo Torres, gobernador de Tamaulipas. 2045 ad for
Soriana department stores, and something in Brownsville; 2046 losing
out to fringe signal from KICM, Healdton OK, presumably the one with
ad for Sherman-Texhoma Hyundai at the OK/TX border. 97.7 Matamoros is
XEEW, only 2860 watts per EFM. 700-mile range to the RGV (Glenn
Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. FM DX: June 18 after getting Yucatán, Zacatecas and
Aguascalientes, see MEXICO, skip shortened to Tejas = Baja Oclajoma.
1911 on 97.5, live World Cup commentary, Algeria vs England, in
English by two OMs, one with British accent, one American. I dreamt of
skip area moving on to Belize, which is 1400-1500 miles from here and
never DXed on FM; or even Jamaica beyond the one-hop limit. Vuvuzelas
also audible, fades in and out, but easily topping semi-local in Alva
OK. Also at 2009 in the ``final 6 minutes``.
I queried this one right away on several DX lists. Tnx to these
identifiers, tho I would have settled for Belize or Jamaica:
``There is KFNC in Beaumont, TX, on 97.5 - "The Ticket" - that is an
ESPN Radio outlet. They will occasionally carry the World Cup games,
especially when either the USA or Mexico are playing. 73, Steve N5WBI
Ponder, Houston, TX`` amfmtvdx at qth.net
``Glenn, that could have been KFNC-FM Beaumont TX which operates as a
rimshot to the Houston market. Website http://www.975theticket.com/
indicates that the station carries the WC games.
(BTW: Not all ESPN Radio affiliates broadcast the entire ESPN Radio
lineup. My local affiliate in Little Rock (KABZ 103.7) carries local
sports-talk weekdays and preempts the ESPN shows (including WC games)
on weekend mornings for infomercials/brokered programing) --
(Fritze H Prentice Jr, KC5KBV, Star City, AR``, WTFDA
Beaumont is under 500 miles from Enid, indicating a very strong
opening. And it`s in exactly the same direxion as Mérida. COL is
really Mont Belvieu [sic], which is closer to Houston than Beaumont.
2000 on 92.7, Spanish, Chevy ad, on Bryan Road en Mission [pronounced
as in English], Spanish ad for ``Alamo Dance Hall`` en Álamo. Both
towns are in the RGV near McAllen (not San Antonio!). I thought this
would be easy to ID, but the closest US station is KESO, 38 kW
licensed to South Padre Island, but really from Port Isabel; 60 dBu
coverage area does not go beyond Harlingen per
and areas being advertised, such as Mission are more than twice as
far, but I suppose this has to be it.
Or could this be a Mexican? None anywhere near the area listed in EFM
or FM Atlas. Ahá --- at 2002 on 92.7 ID in passing as ``en 102.5 y
92.7, Es La Ley``. At first I took this to be part of a PSA, but EFM
shows that is the name of the 102.5 station in Reynosa, XHRR, which
must now have a new repeater somewhere on 92.7.
Time to consult our third source, Fred Cantú`s directory. Under
he has no 92.7 listings, but the 102.5 station logo also shows 92.7.
Linked from it,
http://www.myspace.com/laleyfm ``la que manda en el valle`` where it
pretends to be a bilingual McAllen TX station, even tho we know 102.5
is transmitting from Reynosa, Tamaulipas! But which side of the border
is 92.7, or have they taken over KESO SPI to expand their coverage
toward the Gulf? Lotsa luck finding out from myspace. Does anyone
2006 on 97.3, ``Cruisin` 97-3 The Dog`` ID in passing. That should be
unique somewhere when researched; who needs calls? Then fades up
strong enough to energize RDS, which corrects my spelling: THE DAWG.
Yes, Google knows it`s KMDL Lafayette LA. FM Atlas refines COL to
Kaplan and also shows that slogan once we find the entry in the
frequency list. Less than 600 miles.
2016 on 97.5, CCI to World Cup station, ad for Kroger/Fry`s; 2017
contest line 560-KFTX so this is that Kingsville-Corpus Christi
station, further confirmed by ad for tractors, phone 767-2223, which
Google pins on Diamond B Tractors & Equipment in Robstown, also in the
CC area. 600+ mile range.
2024 on 95.1, ads in English with Es fading overriding OK and KS
stations, ads for Father`s Day shopping and JC Penny in Parkdale Mall.
Also ad for Ace Credit Services with 500 Texas locations. Refers to
``KNS``, a partial callsign? Guess not. Parkdale Mall Googles to
Beaumont TX, ergo KYKR as in FM Atlas. Less than 500 miles.
UT June 19, mobile on the caradio: 0028 on 99.7, ad for Virginia
College, in Charleston [sic, heard several times]. So is this in
Virginia, or really West Virginia, where there is of course a
Charleston? Neither! Google locates the college by this name in South
Charleston, South Carolina! Therefore the station is? No 99.7 in
Charleston itself, but must be regionally advertising. The closest is
WXST Hollywood SC - Savannah GA, per FM Atlas. Guess what? Hollywood
is just outside Charleston. Clinched. Kilomile range.
UT June 20, TV from NW Mexico clogging channels 2-6, so I shift to FM
for a while, DX-398 portable at home, but only ID stations north of
2312, on 97.7 interviewing Newt Gingrich, Es fading, turns out to be
NPR ATC. Disgraced former SOTH, who cares what he thinx? Puts the lie
to rightwingnuts` belief that NPR is biased left, anyway. Certainly a
strange place for a non-commercial station so should be easy to track
down later even if I get no ID.
And I never did, but it was // 91.5 which turned out to be KJZZ
Phoenix. // but not necessarily synchronized as I only had one
receiver at hand. 2324 interview Sinead re Irish priests sex scandal.
By 2331, 97.7 is weakening vis-à-vis KJZZ. I thought it might be a
KJZZ relay or even translator but AZ listings do not bear that out. By
2339 when KJZZ was in local break, 97.7 was gone.
However, this must have been KQVO in Calexico CA, 6 kW, which is
axually a satellite --- oops, ``sister station``, of KPBS San Diego,
check for ATC at this hour on Sundays; tho per website they do break
away for some local programming, especially stupid local ballgames.
Neighboring Mexicali XHBC-3 was pounding in before and after, becoming
quite common here. Kilomile range.
2317 on 88.3, Mexican music breaking thru the local Harold Camping
doomsday translator if I angle the antenna just right. One of the 22.5
kW sharetimers in Phoenix most likely, KNAI Radio Campesina rather
than KPHF with gospel format per FMA. Also 2331 with Tex-Mex music
still battling Camping.
2319 on 90.3, preacher in English could be my close but weak gospel
huxter KHEV (as in Heaven) Fairview OK, but tnx to the RDS the ID is
KFLR 90.3, i.e. Phoenix AZ.
2319, on 91.5, headline news in English amid NPR ATC, some CCI
probably from KS, but mostly overcomes ACI from semi-local KOSU 91.7
and its IBOC. 2324 interview Sinead O`Connor // 97.7 as above. 2338
NPR funding credits. 2339 finally KJZZ Phoenix ID and local credits,
headlines. 800+ mile range.
2327, on 90.7 rock music in Spanish, stereo, this track skewed to the
right, mostly bass line on left: probably phony stereo; 2329 in break
YL says one word, slogan ID? ``alterlatino`` which is a play on words,
not likely in your dixionary; next cut is balanced OK. Hoped I could
find such a slogan on 90.7. Googling connects it to KPFK Los Ángeles,
but current sked does not have such a show at this time: 4-6 pm
Sunday, ``Melting Pot``, apparently a recent change; but that could
still embrace alterlatino as a genre, methinx. Is less fitting for the
two AZ stations on 90.7.
Could be Mexico? Tho there are 90.7 stations in Sonora and one in BCN,
LOS 40 in Mexicali, word does not match any listing for Mexico in EFM.
And top 40 is contrary to alterlatino; it also smax conceptually of US
rather than Mexican usage. KPFK around 1140 miles to Mt Wilson, super-
power Pacifica station, and heard many times before (Glenn Hauser,
Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
98.3 WRIK Metropolis, IL 1110 playing tonights going to be a good night and then being bothered by another station on top of them.
88.7 WQPR Muscle Shoals, AL 6/14 1159 with classical music from NPR. Trop.
89.9 WMAB Mississippi State, MS 1200 with NPR news at noon.
So far I have heard IL, KY, TN, AL and MS on FM. Not too bad.
105.9 WNRQ Nashville, TN 6/17 1745 HD1, 2, 3 with rock on HD1, Depeche Mode on HD2 and Mark Levin bloviating on HD3 with WLAC relay. Rare.
104.7 WMUF Henry, TN 6/17 1753 with ads after fishing show.
103.7 WFGS Murray, KY 6/17 Murray, KY 1757 "Froggy 103"
103.3 WKDF Nashville, TN 6/17 1758 HD with stopset prior to ID.
102.5 WPRT Nashville, TN 6/17 1759 HD1, 2 rap going on HD1 and jazz on HD2.
102.1 WLLE Paducah, KY 6/17 1800 with ToH ID and into paleocountry music.
101.1 WUBT Nashville, TN 6/17 1804 with rap and in HD.
94.1 WLZK Paris, TN 6/17 1815 with The Clash.
91.3 WKMS Murray, KY 6/17 1818 with NPR Marketplace.
92.5 WBKR Owensboro, KY 1230 6/19 WBKI 25 weather report. Tr
92.5 WVBW Suffolk, VA 1240 6/19 slogan "The Wave". Es NEW!
92.7 WHVE Russell Springs, KY 1240 6/19 Playing James Taylor "Whenever I See Your Smiling Face." Tr NEW!
105.7 WQAH Addison, AL 1314 6/19 playing old C&W and bluegrass!!! They played "Big Balls in Cowtown" http://www.wqah.com/Tr NEW!
Great skip - IA, KS, TX > MD Details later. I am monitoring 92.7 and 93.5 2030 EDT, 6/18
Some interesting weak signals here, at least three on 89.5, one doing classical music, another with folk rock, some talk, maybe religious ... one surged atop at 8:25 p.m. with list of sponsors, including businesses in Wolf Lake and Columbia City, Indiana. This'd have to be WBKE North Manchester. Call W-C- (sounded like L for last letter) squeaked in but nothing's holding very long.
I'm in Krum TX, 49 miles north of the Cedar Hill (DFW) transmitter site.
Rats, music just ended on one station, but voice went under @ 8:45.
I haven't done much e-skip chasing, so anything's new ... I'm using Yamaha T-550 with indoor dipoll tacked to wall above it.
A few days ago, on a parking lot at the Lake Dallas High School (where I was attending a basketball tournament, I had WMFE in Orlando on 90.7 during the early afternoon ... nothing really to be super excited about ...
Unfortunately, I have no ID's to show for this opening.
89.3 Jazz 2010 PDT
91.1 Talk (weak,) 2010
91.5 Spot: More tickets available for July 3rd and 4th; the best country
music festival in Canada has just gotten better.
88.9 Program sounding like CBC's Ideas or similar Minnesota Public Radio
offering, other competing station (both atop local xlator) 2045-2055
91.9 Jazz, long cuts, no talk while in (sporadic 2035-2103)
92.9 French, weak
93.7 Techno/upbeat dance
96.1: Hard rock or alt, possibly two stations; only song I've heard before
is Stand by REM at around 2030. In sporadically till 2055.
It wasn't a four-deep opening, and no NOAA WX radio or TV
channel 13 (congrats on those
guys), but it's my first of the season and the longest steady opening
since 2008. And very welcome, too.
Man this Es opening must have been huge. I just happened to be dialing around a bit on the way home tonight about 9:15 and noticed something at 88.9....which I KNEW couldn't be anywhere near here with KBYU (Provo, UT) at 89.1. No telling how long it had been going on but that's when I first caught on. Came in the house and plopped down right in front of the Sony XDR-F1HD with pen and paper in one hand and the Sony's remote in the other. This was an amazing hole. Just looking at all the posts tonight on the list and how many people were catching Es. Once again, exciting and amazing..the stuff that was coming in...the things that were fading in and out and things that were in SO solid..and RIGHT NEXT TO a local or semi-local (with my roof antenna) frequency. The Sony's signal rejection must be pretty good if I can pick something up .2 mhz away from a blowtorch with no interference from the adjacent channel.
So.....the loggings. Too fast-paced to log exact times especially spending so much energy listening closely for IDs or at least something to give me an idea and watching the RDS on the Sony to catch a glimpse...especially of those that would come in and out and sometimes only leave a jumble of RDS on the display. As far as time I will say I started listening at about 9:30 and stopped listening at 10:10 (all times mountain daylight time). Only reason I stopped was to eat a bite with my wife now that the kids had gone to bed. I came back out at 11pm only to find flurries and flutters in the open frequencies in the lower part of the band and that's it. So it's gone for now but I have a feeling it will be back. Interesting to note that the last time I got amazing Es it was also to Canada. Everything tonight was from Canada ...mostly the Edmonton area about 850 miles from here. So I need not mention that the HD indicator did not turn on at all :) I'll post things in the order received as I hopped back and forth and jotted down as much as I could and have later verified via the internet based on my info.
92.7 CHSL AB Slave Lake Many slogans for "92.7 Lake FM" Heard Earth, Wind, & Fire with "After The Love is Gone" and then some Canadian song I didn't recognize. This one was in SO strong like local. Stuck around the whole time, but I eventually moved on after about 5 minutes to see what else there was to find. RDS: "92.7FM the Fox"---as research later showed that the re-branding to "92.7 Lake-FM" just barely took place about a month ago...they DID indeed use to be "the Fox".
92.9 ??? Country music - likely from Alberta since that's where the opening was coming from
93.1 CJXX AB Grande Prairie Another one coming in beautifully for quite some time. Local break with many ads mentioning Grande Prairie. RDS: "The country music you love, the information you need. 93.1 Big Country"
94.3 ??? contemporary - hot a/c or a/c - heard Maroon 5 with "Sunday Morning". Faded off before I could grab an ID or any RDS
97.7 CFGP AB Grande Prairie Rock music and into local break with promos mentioning "...visit rock977.ca" (which I did) RDS: "Rock 97.7 Today's Best Rock"
96.9 ??? Almost sounded like jazz. Not sure what this was but possibly Edmonton as the window tended to move eastward to Edmonton in the next note.
91.7 CHBN AB Edmonton Intersting to hear commercial radio down in what is the non-commercial band here in the states. This is Edmonton's CHR station 91.7-the bounce. Many mentions of Edmonton and 91.7-the bounce. Promos directing listeners to "thebounce.ca" RDS:"91.7 Bounce Friday Night Live"
89.3 ??? Contemporary or maybe a non-commercial, however the music was pop stuff - Akon for sure, then a rap song. Passed by this one several times and it was almost always a rap or pop song. Never could get anything on RDS or get it to come in well enough and stick around long enough to grab an ID.
88.9 CKYL-FM-5 AB Saddle Hills Wow...really glad I looked this up. This is one of the more interesting catches. Here is a genuine AM station in Peace River - CKYL 610 AM that also broadcasts on several FM frequencies that are labled like our FM Boosters are here in the states. They have CKYL-FM-1 through CKYL-FM-5 plus a few other FM frequencies with different normal calls. So I guess in Canada you can have an AM station that has FM boosters??? How interesting. Anyways their format is Country and it's branded as "YL Country" with the slogan "Peace Country Favorites" or as their web site (www.ylcountry.com) shows it's actually "Peace Country Favourites".
88.5 CKYL-FM-3 AB Fairview See above - another one of their translators / boosters.
Really cool stuff! For a while there it was amazing that just about every blank spot on the FM dial not filled by locals or semi-locals (salt lake city) had something there. I tried sending a message to the list about it using my phone but apparently as I found out, everyone already knew Es was hot and it was apparantly hot all over the US tonight. Hope many of you got to enjoy it.
19 JUNE 2010
1600 90.7 XHLDC MEXICO Sonora, Magdalena De Kino; "Fiesta Mexicana" musica Mexicana, norteña, full ID "con 10mil watts de potencia"
1604 90.7 XHMOE MEXICO BCN Mexicali, "Los 40 Principales" rock/pop
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I have the CC Radio Plus and I don't find it to be too bad with local stations, granted we only have 4, and one of them (1670 CJEU) is down because something blew, and they're in the process of getting a replacement. That leaves me with 3 stations locally on 580, 1200, and 1310. With 580, I have very little problem hearing the Fan 590 at night with no splatter. 1200 is a bit more difficult but I have been able to hear audio at 1190 and 1210, if I have the radio facing JUST RIGHT. 1310 is another story. I find the higher the blowtorch signal, the worse it bleeds on the CC plus. 1320 is just impossible where I am and I've only heard something on 1300, once and I got lucky for 2 minutes. I find even 1330 and 1290 can have splatter but it's easily nullable. It doesn't help that 1310 is oldies...so the music makes for more splatter. Since 1670 is not as strong as the others, I can still hear stations at 1660 and 1680 with no problem in my near downtown location. It's also a hot receiver on FM, It's the only radio I have that doesn't get overload from 3 FM transmitters that I can see from my window. FM is just useless in downtown Ottawa, and you can forget about being able to dx it from here.
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