DX Radio DX News - 2008

This is a compilation of all the logs and news items that have appeared on this site in 2008.

Some external links may no longer be valid though they did work at the time of writing.

Saturday 8 November 2008

MW - Finally got an ID from Celtic Music Radio on 1530 kHz, with their ID at 40 seconds past the top of the hour audible while Pulse! were carrying news. I've been trying to get a positive ID from them for the past 6 months at least ... but they never faded up at the right time.

02.00  1530  G  Celtic Music Radio     Song, theme ID with website               poor  MH
                                       Celtic Music Radio top of the hour ID

Saturday 4 October 2008

MW - Hot Country CIMR is coming in very well this evening on their weekend channel of 549 kHz. Their station website is countryandirish.ie

22.00   549 IRL Hot Country CIMR       Country music, ads, IDs                   good  MH
                                       CIMR top of the hour ID

Saturday 19 April 2008

MW - Littoral AM is on-air on 1593 kHz in standard AM mode. Coming in well despite the co-channel DRM from Germany. Their station website is littoralam.fr but the on-air announcements give RadioNumerique-Bretagne.com

19.10  1593  F  Littoral AM, Saint Goueno songs, French/Breton/English ann's     fair  MH
                                       Littoral AM idents

Saturday 12 April 2008

MW RSL - Radio Rockingham is on-air on 1602 kHz for the BTCC racing weekend at the Rockingham Raceway Circuit just west of Corby this weekend.

Sunday 6 April 2008

MW closedown - CBA Moncton, the 50 kW station serving New Brunswick on 1070 kHz, closes its MW channel at 0700 Atlantic time tomorrow morning ... 1000 UTC. There will be a special short duration "DX Test" at around 0100 Atlantic time, 0400 UTC which *should* be audible across the Atlantic.

Friday 4 April 2008

UK FM - Touch Radio began broadcasting at 7pm (1800 UTC) this evening serving Warwick, Leamington and Kenilworth. Noted their RDS TOUCH___ while driving up the M40/A43 towards Northampton. More details on the Touch Radio website.

Monday 31 March 2008

MW - RTE finally switched off their transmitter on 567 kHz (and the relay on 729 kHz).

aerials - relocated the feeders at home, and moved the SW beaming EWE to the back garden which means it's slightly further anti-clockwise than previously. It picks up the Gurkha station from Sandhurst on 1134 kHz very nicely, whereas the NW and NNW aerials yield L&D Hospital Radio.

Sunday 30 March 2008

MW - TWR Benin have a slightly revised programme schedule for their new transmitter in Benin on 1566 kHz. In the mornings they're on 0200-0435 UTC, and in the evening 1600-2030 (or 2045).

MW - VRT closed most of their Flemish language outlets on mediumwave today. So 540 and 1512 are now silent. 927 kHz continues to broadcast the Radio 1 service. 1188 kHz was supposed to close down too, but appears to still be on the air.

Saturday 29 March 2008

MW - R Littoral on 1593 kHz broadcast overnight in standard AM modulation despite announcing DRM with a mixture of music (French pop and Breton folk) with English and French IDs.

Friday 15 February 2008

MW - Vatican Radio on 1530 kHz noted much earlier than their normally scheduled 0330 start with Spanish at 0100, then French at 0230. Not shown on their website schedule. As I was recording that channel overnight, trying to hear Celtic Music Radio, it didn't help.

01.00  1530 CVA Vatican R                 Int sig into Spanish prgm              fair  MH

21.00  1449  G  BBC R4, Redmoss           Radio 4 News                           fair  MH
22.01  1386  G  Carillon R                ID voiced over Man of Action           weak  MH
22.20  6265 LTU The Mighty KBC            Wolfman Jack show, adverts, IDs        good  MH
                                          The Mighty KBC clip
23.00  6300 ALG R Nacional RASD           IDs in Arabic and Spanish              fair  MH
                                          RASD ID

Thursday 14 February 2008

MW - R Lleida noted with local ID at 0004 (EMWG lists local px 0000-0001)

00.04  1287  E  R Lleida                  adverts, promo, YL ID                  good  MH
                                          "Radio Lleida 1287 onda media"
                                          Radio Lleida ID

10.00  1575  G  Stoke Mandeville Hosp' R  Morning Call, idents, What's On Guide  weak  MH
                                          Stoke Mandeville audio clips (4 mins)

19.40  1431  D  Voice of Russia           GG px, .59 anthem, .00 "Golos Rossii"  fair  MH
21.00  1386 LTU China R Int'l             News and Reports. 
                                          abruptly off at 2130, but back by 2145 fair  MH

Wednesday 13 February 2008

MW - 1386 kHz was only populated by UK LPAMs in the early hours, with Carillon very weak most of the time, and Anker Radio popping up at 0103 with a weather forecast and ID.

00.15  1386  G  Carillon Radio            back to back music with jingles/IDs    weak  MH
                                          compilation of four Carillon jingles/IDs
01.03  1386  G  Anker R, Nuneaton         Anker Radio Weather Forecast, wx       weak  MH 
                                          "Broadcasting to the George Eliot
                                          Hospital, this is Anker Radio"
                                          Anker Radio ID

Tuesday 12 February 2008

MW - Missed recording a nice clear Carillon ID at 0849, much weaker one at 0900.

08.49  1386  G  Carillon Radio            ID, talk, ID, music                    weak  MH
                                          Carillon ID at 0900
21.58  1026  E  Cadena SER Jaen           2 mins of local opt-out, YL ID immediately
                                          before top of the hour.                good  MH

Monday 11 February 2008

MW - Even the 49mb almost dipped out around 0130. Good to hear some more LPAM in the morning, and very surprised to hear Carillon all the way from Loughborough.

01.20  6005 CHN China R Int'l             News, music, talk, weather             weak  MH
01.30  6020 CHN China R Int'l             Feature programme                      good  MH
01.35  6085 RUS R Rossii                  many IDs                               fair  MH
01.56  6120 IRN VOIRI                     News abt US Primaries //7160           fair  MH
02.00  6200 CZE R Prague                  News, Czech tennis, weather, Mailbox   good  MH
02.05  6973 ISR Galei Zahal               YL Presenter, EG and Heb songs         good  MH

09.48  1278  G  Insanity, Egham           Breakfast show, news at 10.01          fair  MH
                                          Insanity Radio LONG clip
10.12  1386  G  Blast 1386, Reading       talk about Suffragettes, jingle, pop   weak  MH
10.39  1386  G  Carillon R                presenter giving address, phone no     weak  MH
                                          Carillon Radio

Sunday 10 February 2008

MW - Good signals early on, but nothing apparently very special.

00.00  1386 IRL Energy Power AM, Dublin   pop, ID at 00.01                       good  MH
                                          "Music from the 1960s to today,
                                          this is Energy Power AM"
                                          Energy Power AM
00.22   870 USA WWL  New Orleans LA       adverts                                weak  MH
00.25   600 CAN CBNA St Anthony NL        CBC talk about music composition       fair  MH
00.55  1030 USA WBZ  Boston MA            promo "Voice of the Bruins"            fair  MH
01.00  1320 CAN CKEC New Glasgow NS       ice hockey comm "94.1 East Coast FM"   fair  MH
01.08   640 CAN CBN  St Johns NL          "Chapel of Love" oldie //600           fair  MH
02.03   580 CAN CFRA Ottawa ON            sport nx, "CFRA NewsTime 9.05", promos fair  MH
02.10  1080 USA WTIC Hartford CT          talk over/under Euro's                 fair  MH
02.15  1700 USA KVNS Brownsville TX       Silverado's basketball 1st half        weak  MH

21.10  1386 LTU China R Int'l (Sitkunai)  News abt space shuttle, world weather  fair  MH
21.20  1170  G  Swansea Sound             adverts, ID, male voice choir          good  MH
22.00  1170  G  Magic 1170                Oldies, ID, News                       fair  MH
22.04  1107  G  Moray Firth Radio         Arthur's theme, ID, foggy in Inverness good  MH
22.07  1070 CAN CBA  Moncton NB           CBC                                    weak  MH

Saturday 9 February 2008

MW - Good signals from the East Coast stations, though not in the x-band. The only x-bander audible was KVNS way down in SE Texas. Toronto stations were notably good.

00.02  1520 USA WWKB Buffalo NY           adverts, news                          fair  MH
00.03  1510 USA WWZN Boston MA            adverts, RadioShack, USPS, jingle
                                          Ice Hockey comm (Terriers)             good  MH
00.06  1500 USA WWWT Washington DC        Ice Hockey (Hurricanes)                fair  MH
00.07  1440 USA W--- unid                 talk                                   poor  MH
00.09  1140 CAN CBI  Sydney NS            CBC talk                               fair  MH
00.10  1130 USA WBBR New York NY          talk                                   poor  MH
00.12  1540 CAN CHIN Toronto ON           YL in Chinese                          poor  MH
00.20  1390 USA WEGP Presque Isle ME      advs, snowmobile festival?, talk       fair  MH
00.25  1050 CAN CHUM Toronto ON           pop oldies                             qrm   MH
00.26  1050 USA WEPN New York NY          sport                                  qrm   MH
00.27   920 CAN CJCH Halifax NS           pop                                    good  MH
00.59  1390 USA WEGP Presque Isle ME      promo                                  fair  MH
01.00  1540 CAN CHIN Toronto ON           English ID (twice), CRI in English     good  MH
                                          "Broadcasting to Toronto on AM 15-40
                                          simulcasting on 91.9 FM and worldwide
                                          on chinradio.com, this is the voice of
                                          multi-cultural radio, this is CHIN Radio."
                                          CHIN Radio
01.59  1700 USA KVNS Brownsville TX       oldies, legal ID (weak but clear)      weak  MH
                                          "We are oldies radio 17 hundred KVNS
                                          Brownsville in the Rio Grande Valley."
                                          KVNS legal ID
02.52  1050 CAN CFRB Toronto ON           Ryan Doyle in for Jim Richards        fair  MH
                                          "You're listening to the Jim Richards
                                          show on NewsTalk 10-10 CFRB. Jim Richards
                                          is off tonight - filling in is Ryan Doyle."
                                          CFRB audio clip
02.55   800 CAN VOWR Mount Pearl NL       light music                           fair  MH
03.31   710 CAN CKVO Clarenville NL       "VOCM First with news" //620 590      fair  MH
03.35   740 CAN CHWO Toronto ON           The wonder of you                     fair  MH
03.42   710 USA WOR  New York NY          adverts, "WOR"                        fair  MH
03.56   740 CAN CHWO Toronto ON           oldies, ID at 04.02, oldies (splatter)fair  MH
                                          "Rock and roll, rhythm and blues, doo-wop
                                          and rockabilly, from Elvis and Little 
                                          Richard to Sam Cooke, Jerry Lee Lewis, 
                                          the Shirelles, and Ricky Nelson, 
                                          this is Prime Time Bandstand every 
                                          Friday night from Toronto's AM 7-40.
                                          CHWO ID/promo

Tuesday 5 February 2008

SW - Looked through the 49mb for off-channel stations. Found an unstable signal from Iran which spent most of the time on 6066.6 but jumped around every so often (jump not drift).

01.25 6066.6 IRN VOIRI Sirjan             Arabic service, internet addr and ID   good  MH
                                          IRIB Arabic Service

Saturday 2 February 2008

MW - Conditions not so good last night, but still open to North America.

00.00  1700 USA WJCC Miami Springs FL     "This is WJCC 17 hundred AM"           weak  MH
01.00  1660 USA WWRU Jersey City NJ       ID after time pip "16-60 AM WRRU
                                          Jersey City New York City"             fair  MH
02.00  1660 USA WRRU Jersey City NJ       "This is multicultural radio broadcasting
                                          WWRU Jersey City New York City 16-60 AM
                                          WWRU"                                  fair  MH
06.05   610 CUB CM-- R Rebelde            music, songs //5025 kHz                fair  MH
06.30   590 CAN VOCM St Johns NL          ID "You're listening to 5-90 VOCM St 
                                          Johns a station of Steele Communications
                                          a division of NewCap Radio Inc
                                          VOCM Depend on it"                     fair  MH

Friday 1 February 2008

MW - Again good MW conditions tonight, less Florida though on the X-band.

00.00  1660 USA WWRU Jersey City NJ       This is multi-cultural .. radio on 
                                          16-60 WWRU Jersey City ... AM WRRU     fair  MH
00.55  1620 UVI WDHP Frederikstad         music, WDHP ID at 01.02                weak  MH
02.00  1690 USA WPTX Lexington Park MD    "You're listening to News Talk 16-90
                                          AM WPTX Lexington Park"                weak  MH
                                          WPTX audio clip
02.12  1650 CAN CJRS Montreal QC          Promo for their Kol Israel nxcasts on
                                          Radio Shalom 16-50 AM                  fair  MH
                                          R Shalom audio clip (short)
                                          R Shalom audio clip (long)
02.15  1650 USA ?WHKT Portsmouth VA       many espn radio references             weak  MH
02.47  1700 USA WEUP Hunsville AL         Gospel music, "WEUP" drop in ID        fair  MH
03.00  1660 USA WFNA Charlotte NC         espn NBA comm, local ID at 03.02       weak  MH
03.15  1520 USA WWKB Buffalo NY           OM ID                                  fair  MH
03.59  1640 USA WTNI Biloxi MS            lots of espn radio promos. ID "The Gulf
                                          Coast's News, Talk and Sports leader
                                          TalkRadio 16-40 WTNI Biloxi, Gulfport
                                          ABC News, another ID at 04.03          fair  MH
                                          WTNI audio clips

Thursday 31 January 2008

MW - Good MW conditions tonight

00.03   920 CAN CJCH Sydney NS            News                                   weak  MH
00.10  1510 USA WWZN Boston MA            NFL Sports Talk, then 00.14 Boston Univ
                                          Basketball brought to you by Pepsi     good  MH
00.13  1510 USA ?WLAC maybe               talk under WWZN                        QRM   MH
00.59  1510 USA WWZN Boston MA            "Terrier basketball on 15-10 The Zone" good  MH
01.00  1660 USA WWRU Jersey City NJ       time pip, legal ID                     fair  MH
01.08  1680 USA WLAA Winter Garden FL     Mexican style ballads, 01.52 adv's     fair  MH
01.20  1700 USA WEUP Huntsville AL        OM ID "... on WEUP", gospel mx         weak  MH
01.53  1700 USA ??                        YL adv, sports score 14-12, sport in EE
                                          over top of hour, xd Gospel at 02.12   fair  MH
02.18  1650 CAN CJRS Montreal QC          Hebrew singing                         fair  MH
02.20  1690 USA ??                        YL "music mix of the night"            qrm   MH
02.28  1660 USA WCNZ Marco Island FL      adv's, Daily Mass from Green Bay WI    good  MH

08.20  1120 USA KMOX St Louis MO          adv's, talk                            fair  MH

Wednesday 30 January 2008

MW - Good MW conditions tonight

23.35  1660 USA WWRU Jersey City NJ       Korean px. ID at 00.00                 fair  MH
23.40  1390 USA WEGP Presque Isle ME      mentioning their 25 kW                 weak  MH
23.45  1320 CAN CKEC New Glasgow NS       weather, pop                           fair  MH
23.50  1200 CAN CFGO Ottawa ON            Sports Talk, 00.01 NHL news            fair  MH
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