The August 2020 edition of the Pacific Asian Log [PAL] is now available. It can be downloaded from the Radioheritage website:
The link for the PDF version is at the center of the site’s main page.
There have been many changes to the station and network listings, especially for Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, the Philippines, Taiwan and China. Examples include the demise of two New Zealand networks and the start of a new one, the emergence of the SENTrack network in Australia, and the silencing of the ABS-CBN network in Philippines. Schedules and other information have been revised for many of the listings. I’ve also removed a few stations that don’t appear to exist anymore.
Comments and updates from users are welcome and encouraged. They can be sent to There are undoubtedly some website and audio links that need to be to be added, so if you know of any let me know.
Bruce Portzer to WOR (2020-08-28)


New RNE local/reg times
from August 31st:
0525-0530  LOCAL R5TN
0545-0600  REG R1 // R5TN
0645-0700  LOCAL R5TN
0804-0806  REG R1 // R5TN
0904-0906  REG R1 // R5TN
1004-1006  REG R1 // R5TN
1110-1200  REG R1 // R5TN
from Sep. 7th:
0525-0530  LOCAL R5TN
0545-0600  REG R1 // R5TN
0645-0700  LOCAL R5TN
0804-0806  REG R1 // R5TN
0904-0906  REG R1 // R5TN
1004-1006  REG R1 // R5TN
1110-1200  REG R1 // R5TN
1404-1406  REG R1 // R5TN
1504-1506  REG R1 // R5TN
1604-1606  REG R1 // R5TN
1704-1706  REG R1 // R5TN
1750-1800  REG R5TN
Mauricio Molano, Salamanca Spain (2020-08-28)

United States

AM stations affected by hurricane Laura.
Kinda curious to know if stations like KLVI-560 in Beaumont, KOLE-1340 in Port Arthur, and KLCL-1470 in Lake Charles are still on the air.
If so, does anyone know if they are going with all-local programming for the time being, focusing on storm damage reports and other emergency broadcasting?
Rick Dau, South Omaha, Nebraska to WOR (2020-08-27)

Yes, KLVI 560 is on the air, but not as strong as they usual are, so may be on
reduced power.
As yet, I have not heard from KLCL 1470, usually in with “Magic 1470”.
There is no sign of KDEI 1250 as yet with “Radio Maria” usual in here pretty good.
I checked 1600 KOGT in Orange and there appears nothing as yet, usually good on south antenna with Country. Orange is East of Beaumont.
I will be recording on the South antenna tonight so may hear some new stations if lucky.
James Niven, East of Austin, Texas to WOR (2020-08-28)


Many radio and TV station may go off in Canada.
The Canadian Press Aug. 26, 2020 7:50 a.m. Business
As many as 40 local television outlets and up to 200 Canadian radio stations could be forced to close in the next three years as the pandemic adds to financial pressures media companies were facing before COVID-19, according to a new study from a media advocacy group.
Artie Bigley to WOR (2020-08-27)

The original 43 page report by the Canadian Association of Broadcasters in English:
Stephen Kellat via WOR (2020-08-27)


The IRCA MEXICAN LOG 23nd Edition (Fall 2020) lists all AM stations in Mexico by frequency, including call letters, state, city, day/night power, slogans, schedule in UTC/GMT, formats, networks and notes. The call letter index gives call, frequency, city and state. The city index (listed by state, then city) includes frequency, call and day/night power.
The transmitter site index (listed by state, then city) tabulates the latitude and longitude of transmitter sites. Also, in this edition, there is a spread sheet with links to web sites, live broadcasts and facebook page of many of the Mexican stations. This is an indispensable reference for anyone who hears Mexican radio stations.
The 2020-21 Mexican Log .pdf is posted on the IRCA website for all to download.
The link is:
Phil Bytheway, IRCA via WOR


(CRTC) More ethnic programming proposed for CKNT 960 in Mississauga.
Elliot Kerr (8159203 Canada Limited) has applied to increase the amount of Ethnic programming broadcast on CKNT 960 Mississauga from 15% to 22% per week. The request is being made in order to better connect and target Mississauga’s culturally diverse population.
If approved CKNT will be enabled to provide the Mississauga community with programming in English and the use of foreign words along with world music to better connect the English speaking ethnic newcomers.
Canadian Radio News fb group (2020-08-26)

United States

XEJPV-1560 off? Others to follow?
You may recall that just about a year ago, the IFT cited several stations owned by Grupo Mega Radio in the Ciudad Juarez market for failing to renew their licenses. All of the stations in question remained on the air at that time.
Today I noticed that the web site and Facebook page for XEJPV-1560 had been taken down sometime this month.
One response I received on a Mexican radio Facebook group tonight indicated that Grupo Mega Radio was indeed shutting down all of their AMs in this market whose licenses have not been renewed in recent years. In addition to XEJPV-1560, that could mean XEZOL-860, XEFV-1000, XEF-1420, and maybe XECJC-1490 (I hadn’t heard that XECJC’s license was expired like the others are, but the respondent said Mega Radio was planning to shut down all their Juarez stations except a 105.9 FM).
This MIGHT mean that XEJPV-1560 is already off the air (can anyone confirm?). If so, that would leave XEMAS as the last surviving Mexican station on the once-crowded frequency of 1560. Combined with the recent shutdown of KKAA, that could really open up 1560 for DX, especially in the central part of the country. It could surely make things a bit more interesting at the Border Inn, where I have been chasing several low-power stations in the central US.
Additionally, I would think that losing so many stations in a market over a short period, if it really happens, could seemingly give one or more low-rated stations on the El Paso side a good reason to consider flipping to some kind of Spanish language format. That’s just conjecture, of course…
Tim Hall, CA, abdx iog via WOR