söndag 29 december 2013

Radio documentaries about early British Independent Local Radio on BBC Local Radio stations

You may have already spotted it in the Radio Times, but I've done another of my radio documentaries to be broadcast on some BBC Local Radio stations over New Year.

It's called "The Other Side of the Dial" and looks at the early years of Independent Local Radio in its 40th anniversary year.

The only North West station taking it (so far) is Radio Lancashire at 1800 on Monday December 30.

It includes archive audio of all the opening broadcasts (including Piccadilly)  and interviews I've done with  John Whitney (founder of the Local Radio Association and the first MD of Capital Radio), Jon Snow (LBC), Dave Cash (Capital), Lord Jimmy Gordon (Clyde), Ed Doolan (BRMB), Roger Day
(Piccadilly), Gillian Reynolds (City), James Whale (Metro), Keith Skues (Hallam), Tony Blackburn (Radio 1), Austin Mitchell MP (Pennine), Mike Reid (210), Andy Wint (Beacon),  Tony Stoller (IBA) and Torin Douglas (Campaign magazine).

It also includes things you don't associate with modern day commercial radio. You hear "God Save the Queen", Kenneth McKellar, Franny Scully, the story of how Richard Attenborough's paintings saved Capital Radio, the Radio Clyde prayer, Captain Mainwaring, the Balcombe Street siege, Yellow Pages, and Jon Snow firing the wrong cartridges.

Feel free to spread the word among radio fans.

It will be broadcast at the following times, and can be heard live online, and on "Listen Again" for a week. Other stations may also take it.

Mon Dec 30
18:00
BBC Radio Lancashire

Tue 31 Dec 2013
15:00
BBC Radio Gloucestershire

Tue 31 Dec 2013
18:00
BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Wed 1 Jan 2014
05:00
BBC Radio Gloucestershire (repeat)

Wed 1 Jan 2014
18:00
BBC Radio Cornwall

Hope you enjoy it.

From Paul Rowley to Mike Terry, mwcircle 28.12.2013 via Tore Larsson, ARC

söndag 22 december 2013

Experimental voice and music broadcast from WG2XFQ on 486 kHz for Christmas and New Year's Eve

From RSGB news today:
Brian Justin, WA1ZMS/4 is an active participant in the ARRL’s WD2XSH 600 meter experimental project and will transmit voice and music on 486kHz as WG2XFQ on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and again on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
Transmissions will begin at 0001UTC and end at 2359UTC.
Justin will use an AM audio loop modulating his vintage-style, homebrew transmitter to honour Reginald Fessenden’s Christmas Eve 1906 AM voice transmission. (Svenn Martinsen, ARC)

fredag 20 december 2013

Special Christmas programmes from Arctic Radio Club

Radio Merkurs in Riga, Latvia will be broadcasting special Christmas programmes for ARC on the 22nd and 28th December 2013 via the transmitter near the seaside resort Jurmala on the Latvian west coast broadcasting on 1485 kHz. The schedule is 1500-1600 Swedish time = 1400-1500 UTC. Power is 2,7 kW.

ARTIC RADIO CLUB will confirm all correct reports with our special QSL-card. Send your report and mp3-file to: info@rock.x.se  or ARC, c/o Ronny Forslund, Vita Huset, SE-17995 SVARTSJÖ, SWEDEN. If you want a QSL card, please include some form of return postage. Email reports will be confirmed by email.¨

Det skulle vara intressant att veta hur många medlemmar som faktiskt lyssnar på dessa program. Kommentarer är mycket välkomna, antingen här i bloggen eller i samband med lyssnarrapport. Klubbens speciella QSL-kort kan erhållas mot svarsporto och rapporten sänds till adressen ovan.

Christmas greetings from our members

First from Björn Fransson BEFF on the island of Gotland:




Xmas greetings from our member Torgeir Woxen of Norway, via Tore Larsson:


From our member Svenn Martinsen, Radio Northern Star:


From Frida and yours truly:


This one is from our member Lars Bygdén in Northern Sweden:


Greetings from Rafaél Rodríguez of Colombia and some radio stations from his country, regularly heard in Scandinavia:








torsdag 19 december 2013

The very last transmissions for 2013 from Bergen Kringkaster LKB/LLE

It's almost over for the Norwegian temporary test and development license, but radio station LKB/LLE will still be on the air with 4 longer test transmissions: Today Thursday December 19th, Tuesday Christmas Eve December 24th, Christmas Day December 25th into Boxing Day December 26th, and finally New Year's Eve December 31st. Our tentative schedule goes like this:
*Thursday December 19th, 1500-2200 UTC(Programs from Bergen Kringkaster)
*Tuesday Christmas Eve December 24th, 0600-1600 UTC(Programs from Bergen Kringkaster)
*Christmas Day December 25th into Boxing Day December 26th, 2200-0900(Programs from Bergen Kringkaster)
*New Year's Eve December 31st 0600-1600 UTC.(Programs from Radio Northern Star)
Transmitters used are LLE-2 (1314 kHz) and LLE-3 (5895 kHz). QSL card for correct reports. Remember to enclose Norwegian stamps or 3$. Address: Box 100, 5331 RONG. On a final note: Thank you for all your many reports! And, please, dear reporters, have patience for our reply. There will most likely be a new license next year, hopefully then with the right to transmit program content. (Svenn Martinsen, ARC)


måndag 16 december 2013

Final test transmissions from Bergen Kringkaster LKB/LLE

It's almost over for the Norwegian temporary license, but LKB/LLE is on the air with new test transmissions today, tomorrow and Thursday from LLE-2 (1314 kHz) and LLE-3 (5895 kHz). Morning broadcasts Tuesday and Wednesday are 0530-0800 UTC, and we also plan an afternoon transmission Thursday afternoon, 1400-1600 UTC. There have been many reports, but we'd like more! QSL card for correct reports. Remember to enclose Norwegian stamps or 3$. Address: Box 100, 5331 RONG. Address: Box 100, 5331 RONG. (Svenn Martinsen, ARC)


Trans World Radio testing from Pani, Kyrgyzstan

TWR Pani, Kyrgyzstan, was heard today Monday, Dec. 16  testing on 1467 kHz at 1100. (Mauno Ritola, ARCA)

fredag 13 december 2013

DX-test from WKAL 1450

WKAL is currently testing equipment, awaiting regular services to start soon. On Saturday 14 and Sunday 15, WKAL will do morse code IDs on the TOH and BOH between 03:00 and 07:00 UTC. Each morse segment will last 5 minutes. Other program elements to listen for is Christmas music of the musical variety ...piano type etc.. and programs from The 1920s Radio Network. QSL request may be sent via email to WKAL (at) midatlanticengineeringservice.com. QSLs will be returned via email.

Mid-Atlantic Engineering Service has its own facebook page (use the search function). Hopefully, the effects of the coronal hole will be delayed long enough to at least make it possible to hear WKAL in Europe on Saturday. (Bjarne Melde, ARC Facebook Group)

måndag 2 december 2013

Further tests from Bergen Kringkaster

LKB/LLE is on the air with new test broadcasts this week from LLE-2 (1314 kHz) and LLE-3 (5895 kHz), Morning Broadcast today Tuesday and tomorrow Wednesday @0615-0930 UTC, and afternoon broadcast Thursday @1530-1730 UTC. Especially interested in reports today as our CE Øystein made improvements in the modulation on MW during the weekend. Running at @100 watts now. Especially the morse ident should travel well. We are looking for the specs of our Western Electric! Our QSL card has arrived, and are being sent out, but still reports are welcome! Address: Box 100, N5331 RONG, NORWAY or report@bergenkringkaster.no . (Svenn Martinsen, ARC)


tisdag 19 november 2013

This week's tests from Bergen Kringkaster / Radio Northern Star

LKB/LLE is on the air with new test broadcasts this week from LLE-2 (1314 kHz) and LLE-3 (5895 kHz), carrying IDs and jingles of Radio Northern Star: Morning Broadcast today Tuesday @0730-0900 UTC, and afternoon broadcast Thursday @1530-1730 UTC. On Wednesday there will be split programming: Morning Broadcast @0730-0900 UTC on 1314 kHz and all day broadcast on 5895 kHz @0730-2100 UTC will carry LKB LLE IDs and morse idents. We are looking for the specs of our Western Electric! Our QSL card has arrived, and are being sent out, but still reports are welcome! Address: Box 100, N5331 RONG, NORWAY or 1000@northernstar.no or report@bergenkringkaster.no (Svenn Martinsen, ARC)

fredag 8 november 2013

Brazilian AM stations about to switch to FM

Hej!!

Enligt TV-nyheterna har president Dilma skrivit under ett dekret, som ger tillstånd till alla AM stationer i Brasilien att flytta till FM. Från och med den 1:e Januari 2014 kan stationerna ansöka om förflyttning.

Associação Brasileira de Rádios e Televisão tror att ca 90 % av de 1784 MV stationerna kommer att gå över till FM-sändningar. Den första tiden får dom sända både på MV och FM.

Efter 5 år måste dom ha valt att gå över till FM eller fortsätta på MV och kan också om dom så vill utvidga sina MV-rättigheter.

Några av motiven ar battre ljudkvalitet och mindre störningar, samt att FM-sandningar i motsats till MV kan avlyssnas på mobiltelefoner.

Tråkigt for MV-DX:are!!

Hälsningar från Brasilien

Nils Olsson

Hello!

According to the TV news, president Dilma has signed a decree which enables all Brazilian MW/AM stations to switch over to FM. As of January 1, 2014 the stations can apply for switching to FM.

Associação Brasileira de Rádios e Televisão believes that around 90% of the 1784 stations currently broadcasting on MW/AM in Brazil will be switching over to FM. Initially, the stations will be able to broadcast both on AM/MW and FM.

After five years the stations must decide whether to switch to FM permanently or to continue on FM. They may also decide to stay on MW/AM and are allowed to expand their prescence in this band.

Some of the motives for the decree is better audio quality and less interference plus the fact that FM transmissions, contrary to AM/MW radio, can be received on cellular phones.

Tough for AM/MW buffs, indeed!

Greetings fom Brazil,
Nils Olsson (Nils Olsson, formerly of ARC, via Bengt Ericsson, ARC)

tisdag 5 november 2013

Upcoming tests from Bergen Kringkaster LKB/LLE

LKB/LLE is on the air with new test transmissions today from LLE-2 (AM 1314) and LLE-3 (AM/USB 5895), Morning broadcasts are normally Tue, Wed, @0615-0900 UTC, and the afternoon broadcast Thur @1400-1600 UTC. Please note: Next scheduled broadcast November 14th! Our QSL card has arrived, so why not report! report@bergenkringkaster.no or: Box 100, N5331 RONG, Norway. Many reports already from Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Russia, Ukraine, Greece, Italy, Austria, Germany, Holland, England, Scotland, Ireland, Iceland. etc. (Svenn Martinsen, ARC)

måndag 4 november 2013

Further tests from Bergen Kringkaster LKB/LLE, Norway

LKB/LLE is on the air with new test broadcasts this week from LLE-2 (1314 kHz) and LLE-3 (5895 kHz), Morning Broadcast today Tuesday and tomorrow Wednesday @0615-0900 UTC. Reports are welcome! Address: Box 100, N5331 RONG, NORWAY or report@bergenkringkaster.no
Picture showing the southern mast taken down 2000. (Svenn Martinsen, ARC)

onsdag 30 oktober 2013

Bergen Kringkaster LKB/LLE on the air with new tests

LKB/LLE is on the air with new test broadcasts this week under its test and development license issued by NPT from LLE-2 (1314 kHz) and LLE-3 (5895 kHz), Morning Broadcast today Wednesday @0615-0900 UTC, and afternoon broadcast tomorrow Thursday @1500-1700 UTC. This fall, we've had semi-regular transmissions Tuesday and Wednesday mornings as well as Thursday afternoon. Especially interested in reports today and tomorrow as our CE Øystein made improvements in the modulation on MW last evening. We made a brief test on 1314 then. Especially the morse ident should travel well now. And, we are looking for the specs of our Western Electric! Our QSL card has arrived, and are being sent out, but still reports are welcome! Address: Box 100, N5331 RONG, NORWAY or report@bergenkringkaster.no.
This information may be reposted!

73 de Svenn (Svenn Martinsen, ARC)


tisdag 29 oktober 2013

ARCTIC RADIO CLUB special Christmas programmes

Radio Merkurs in Riga, Latvia will be broadcasting special Christmas programmes for ARC on the 22nd and 28th December 2013 via the transmitter near the seaside resort Jurmala on the Latvian west coast broadcasting on 1485 kHz. The schedule is 1500-1600 Swedish time = 1400-1500 UTC.
The programs will be produced by the ARC member Ronny Forslund (Ronny B Goode) and every member that wants to send a special dedication can do so. Send your mp3 file with your Christmas greetings and your music request to info@rock.x.se. If you have a recording of your requested music, please include it. Deadline for contributions is December 15.

ARTIC RADIO CLUB will confirm all correct reports with our special QSL-card. Send your report and mp3-file to: info@rock.x.se  or ARC, c/o Ronny Forslund, Vita Huset, SE-17995 SVARTSJÖ, SWEDEN. If you want a QSL card, please include some form of return postage. Email reports will be confirmed by email.

tisdag 8 oktober 2013

Test transmissions from Bonch-Bruevich Saint-Petersburg State University of Telecommunications on 1593 kHz

Hi, all! We are glad to inform you that for tomorrow we have planned a test AM transmission. Of course ZS-1 will be used. Frequency 1593 kHz, power 10W PEP. Just music for the beginning... We are going to start at 12:00 UTC and finish at 13:00-13:30 UTC. The frequency belongs to the Bonch-Bruevich Saint-Petersburg State University of Telecommunications (Russian Federation). Coordinates of the station: 59.902799,30.489243 In future a power amplifier will be added and broadcasting will be more regular. (Gromov Alexandr via Tracey Gardner, mwcircle 8.10.2013 via Tore Larsson, ARC)

Further tests from Bergen Kringkaster

LKB/LLE (Norwegian test and development analog/digital license from NPT for Foreningen Bergen Kringkaster) plans to be on the air on 1314 and 5895 kHz from @0500 to 0730 UTC on Wednesday 9th of October . Next broadcast is planned for Thursday 10th of October in the afternoon from 1430-1630 UTC. Report to: report@bergenkringkaster.no If you want a QSL-card, please send written report enclosing Norwegian stamps for foreign postage or 3$ bills, to: LKB/LLE Bergen Kringkaster PO BOX 100, N5331 RONG, NORWAY. If possible also enclose printed address label to ease our work, as many reports already have arrived! (Svenn Martinsen, ARC via Tore Larsson, ARC)

måndag 30 september 2013

Radio Nord Revival from Latvia on 1485 kHz

Starting on Wednesday, October 2 at 1900 UTC, Radio Nord Revival will be conducting a series of test transmissions over Radio Merkurs on 1485 kHz, each transmission being one hour. Maximum power is 2,7 kW and the aerial is directed towards Stockholm. Reception reports are welcome to info@rock.x.se and we are especially interested in how the reception is on ordinary household receivers, transistor radios and car radios. If you want a QSL card, reception reports with return postage can be sent to Ronny Forslund Radio Nord Revival Test transmissions Vita Huset SE-17995 Svartsjö Sweden Broadcast times may be changed depending on reception conditions. Programmes will contain recordings and spots from 1960s offshore station Radio Nord plus lots of music from the early 60s. For updates please check out our blog www.radionordrevival.blogspot.com (Ronny Forslund, ARC)

söndag 29 september 2013

Bretagne 5 testing on 1593 kHz

1593 kHz Bretagne 5 is now testing with 5? kW from Saint-Gouéne in Brittany. The test will continue until tomorrow. Partly good reception in southern Sweden, but QRM from Romania. Information from Christopher Ratzer. (Bengt Ericson, ARC, Växjö)

torsdag 26 september 2013

Bergen Kringkaster testing on 1314 and 5895 kHz today!

Thursday Sept 26th LKB/LLE will be broadcasting on 1314 Khz MW and 5895 kHz SW USB from 1130-@1400 UTC. Reports as sound files in mp3 to: report@bergenkringkaster.no (Svenn Martinsen via Tore Larsson, ARC)

söndag 22 september 2013

Radio 10 from the Netherlands has now closed down on 828 kHz

Radio 10 on 828 kHz has now closed its normal programs on MW. A tape asking the listeners to move to FM is now running. (Bengt Ericson, ARC)

fredag 20 september 2013

Radio City on the air Sept. 20-21

Radio City: Friday 20th: 18.00 to 19.00 UTC on 7290 kHz via IRRS, and MW 1368 kHz from Padova, Italy Saturday 21st: 08.00 to 09.00 UTC on 9510 kHz via IRRS, also at 19.00 to 20.00 UTC on 1485 kHz via R Merkurs in Latvia with a weekly separate programme. Email:citymorecars@yahoo.ca (via Bengt Ericson, ARC)

tisdag 10 september 2013

AFN Lajes Field, Azores 1503 kHz

Azores 1503 AFN, Lajes, Azores was heard this morning just before sunrise at 0600 UTC when RNE was weak. Clear ID at 0600 then news in AFN-style with relaying different news agencies. Reception with QRM from the 2 Spanish stations on the frequency. AFN faded away at 0620. The reception was made from the 10th floor at the Sweet Atlantic hotel in Figueira da Foz in Portugal (EDXC 2013 site) located just at the Atlantic Ocean.(Bengt Ericson, ARC)

fredag 6 september 2013

Test transmissions from LLE-3 Bergen on MW 1314 plus SW

Try if you hear us ! With LLE-3, we will be on the air on 5895 kHz USB in the 49-meter band. App. 45 watts. 1314 kHz will follow soon. Note: We still broadcast old announcements. New and updated will be in place next week. Reports to: styret@bergenkringkaster.no More broadcasts soon. If you would like a QSL please send us preferably Norwegian Stamps. Svenn LKB LLE Bergen Kringkaster/Radio Northern Star

onsdag 4 september 2013

Deutschlandsender Kultur, Berlin-Britz off air

Deutschlandsender Kultur, Berlin-Britz closed its operation on 990 kHz at 0938 UTC on September 4th. During the early evening Radio Sawa from Cyprus and Radio Iran from Shiraz "took over" the frequency. Bengt Ericson, ARC, Växjö

måndag 19 augusti 2013

Time to look for rare LPAM UK stations as some dominants are silent

For listeners in the UK & Europe looking for the low power LPAM stations in the UK, it is worth noting that many student stations are silent for the Summer vacation. This may open up other co-channel opportunities. For example URY 1350kHz in York is off air. Coincidentally Kingstown Radio 1350 Hull is silent again (blank carrier only atthe moment) so this may allow you to catch other stations around the UK on this channel. (Steve Whitt in the Medium Wave Circle Facebook-group)

tisdag 13 augusti 2013

RIAS/Deutschlandradio 990 closing down

After 65 years of broadcasting the RIAS/Deutschlandradio, Berlin-Britz will close the operation on mediumwave 990 kHz on September 4th, 2013 . (Bengt Ericson, ARC, Växjö)

tisdag 9 juli 2013

British RSL Brit AM 1386, Croydon on air July 8-19


From Ofcom BRIT AM 1386 AM - Croydon School & community radio broadcast On air from: 08/07/13 to 19/07/13 Contact: Jon Preston Telephone: 020 8665 5242 Email: jpreston@brit.croydon.sch.uk (John Williams via Tore Larsson, ARC)

tisdag 18 juni 2013

Radio Seagull taking over 1602 kHz 24/7

We are delighted to tell you that, from the beginning of July, Radio Seagull will be available on 1602 kHz around the clock.
Transmission power 1kw.
Enjoy the summer with Radio Seagull 1602 24/7.
The frequency will be fully taken over by Radio Seagull.       (Bengt Ericson, ARC).


måndag 17 juni 2013

Greece radio update

I wrote this to WRTH Facebook:
Again tonight 729 carries Flash 96.
1260, 1404 is // with 9420 now at 2030, earlier local px.
1008, 1278, 1314, 1512 own prgr.
666, 792, 981, 1179 off.

I suppose Flash 96 on 729 kHz could be regarded as a new station, because legally ERA doesn't exist this week.

Source: WRTH Facebook via Mauno Ritola, ARC via Bengt Ericson, ARC

Radio Waddenzee closing down

The Dutch commercial radiostation Radio Waddenzee, broadcasting on 1602 kHz medium wave from an old lightvessel near Harlingen will stop broadcasting on the 29th of June. The station announced that on their website. Problem is, they don't have enough advertisers. Because Radio Waddenzee has a 1 KW transmitter, they can be heard in the northern part of the Netherlands only. And in the Netherlands , apart from some freaks, nobody listens to mediumwave anymore. (René van Hoof in the Medium Wave Circler Facebook group)

torsdag 13 juni 2013

ERA Rhodes still on the air with local programming

ERA Rhodes, Greece on 1260 kHz is protesting by running their own program. Very good reception in southern Sweden at 2000 UTC. Mentioning several telephone numbers, e-mail addresses etc. Discussions, some high voices and few musical interludes.         (Bengt Ericson, ARC)

tisdag 11 juni 2013

Greek state radio and TV ERT closing down temporarily

According to AP news ERA, the Greek Public Radio, will cease all transmissions from midnight June 11th, 2013 local time due to the financial situation in the country. Transmissions will be resumed when the financial situation is improving. (Bengt Ericson, ARC)

tisdag 21 maj 2013

AFN Frankfurt 873 closing down

Germany 

873 Final closure of the mediumwave AFN Frankfurt installation on May 31, 2013, because of the US budget problems after three wars in Middle East in the past 25 years.... For more information check out the full story at http://www.afneurope.net/Headline/tabid/2098/Default.aspx?aid=28284 (Bengt Ericson, ARC)

fredag 10 maj 2013

Mother's Day in Peru on May 12

On Sunday, May 12, Peru will be celebrating Mother's Day. (Henrik Klemetz via Tore B. Vik via Tore Larsson, ARC).

You are all welcome to mail your contributions directly to me at info @ rock.x.se

fredag 3 maj 2013

Radio Seagull has left 1395 kHz


The Netherlands

1395 R Seagull has left this frequency! Message on their website:"1395 AM - April 2013 - Radio Seagull’s co-operation with the 1395 licence holders has ended, and Radio Seagull will cease broadcasts on 1395AM at 7pm on April 30th. We have been using the frequency for 13 months, and would like to thank everyone who sent in reception reports etc.
Radio Seagull will continue daily broadcasting via 1602 from 7pm til 7am (CET). Taking into consideration that the Spanish 27 kW co-user of 1602, Radio Vitoria, will cease using this frequency by April 30th we hope to increase our coverage. http://www.radioseagull.com/news.html"
(Erhard Goddijn via Ydun’s Medium Wave Info 2.5.2013 via Tore Larsson, ARC)

lördag 27 april 2013

Radio Vitoria 1602 closing down with special programme on April 30


Spain
Radio Vitoria on 1602 kHz will cease its tranmissions on MW  April 30th with a special programme to remind of memories from the 80 years of operation. It will be between 2030-2200 UTC on April 30th on the frequency of 1602 kHz. (Francisco Txabi Matxain via Bengt Ericson, ARC)

lördag 20 april 2013

BBC Cyprus 1323 still active


Cyprus
1323    BBC Zygi, Cyprus is still on the air between 2100-2300 with BBC World Service in English. Very good signal in southern Sweden. It was not switched off as reported  in many sources, but transmission time reduced. The transmitter will probably be closed within the coming weeks. (20.4.2013 Bengt Ericson, ARC)

onsdag 17 april 2013

ARC MW news from Germany/Spain/Bulgaria

Germany NDR transmitter at Lingen on 792 kHz will be off due to maintenance during the following days: April 16-19, 22-26, April 29 - May 3, May 6-8, 13-17, 21-24, 27-31 and June 3-7. (NDR webpage via Bengt Ericson, ARC)

Spain The webpage Euskadi Irratia informs that the Basque programs will leave mediumwave from May 1st, i.e. 1107,1386 and 1476 kHz. The EITB programs in Spanish on 756, 818 and 963 kHz plus Radio Vitoria on 1602 kHz will also leave the mediumwave. During April the transmitters will reduce the power. 13.4.2013 (Patrick Robic, Austria)

Bulgaria 873 Radio Stara Zagora is now broadcasting with 60 kW 02-21 their local program and between 21 and 24 relaying Hristo Botev. 5.4.2013 (Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria)

måndag 15 april 2013

Some North American MW news

USA 1540 WDCD Albany NY has returned to the air. (Saul Chernos, Wikipedia and Station Intel via IRCA via Barry Davies, mwcircle 4.4.2013) Format is still religion, simulcasting WDCD-FM 96.7. Slogan is “The Light”. (Scott Fybush, NRC) Background info via Steve Whitt, mwcircle 4.4.2013: WDCD began broadcasting in HD Digital in 2006, the second AM station in the area to do so. Recently, WDCD had not been broadcasting in HD, and also signed off between 9-10 every night. WDCD temporarily left the air on April 1, 2012 to make plans for a new format.
1630 KKGM Fort Worth TX now Southern Gospel, dropping TLK (DX-midAMerica via Barry Davies, mwcircle 20.3.2013)
1660 WCNZ Marco Island FL old C&W, dropping AC “Avenue” from April 12. No news on what is happening to the relays on 1410 WMYR and 1480 WVOI (DX-midAMerica via Barry Davies, mwcircle 7.4.2013) via Tore Larsson, ARC

söndag 24 februari 2013

Two new MW stations to go on the air from the Czech Republic


Two private stations are applying for MW-permission:
1233 kHz    Radio Dechovka 10 kW 24h    (stream: radiodechovka.cz).
981            Radio Impuls AM 10 kW 24h   (stream: radioimpuls.cz).

Both stations apply for 10 kW and 24h. Location of transmitter Libeznice.
Radio Deckovka hopes to be testing this spring.
(24.02.2013 Patrick Robic, Austria via Bengt Ericson, ARC)

tisdag 1 januari 2013

Some Bulgarian stations still on the air

BULGARIA Radio Shumen is on the air at 1400 UTC January 1, 2013. On 963 kHz the Horizont station is also heard behind Shumen at the same time. According to info from Patrick Robic in Austria Radio Varna on 774 kHz is still on the air. Strange situation in Bulgaria. (Bengt Ericson, ARC, Växjö)