lördag 27 april 2013

Radio Vitoria 1602 closing down with special programme on April 30

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

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