After waiting for a pretty long time, the first signals from India this fall – at least in my location – appeared on different channels.
On 747 AIR Lugnow could be heard at 1725 with local ads and into news in English at 1730, SIO: 333.
918, AIR Suratgar was heard at the same time with film-music, SIO: 222. On 1206 AIR East, Bhanipatna came in lower but clearly readable with traditional mx. On all channels at 1730 news in English were broadcasted.
Zeljko Crncic, Germany (2020-10-25)
KDKA Centennial -The birth of Commercial Radio.
November 2, 2020 marks the centennial of radio station KDKA going on the air for the first time. Their first broadcast, considered by many to be the birth of commercial broadcast radio, was to report the election results of the Harding-Cox presidential race. KDKA has been on the air continuously ever since.
To celebrate this historic milestone, Pittsburgh area amateur radio operators, also known as hams, will take to the airwaves with a series of special event stations. Their goal is to contact as many other ham radio operators across the United States and around the world. They will be celebrating the centennial of KDKA for the entire month of November.
KDKA originally began operations in 1916 as an amateur radio station, call sign 8XK, operated by Dr. Frank Conrad, Assistant Chief Engineer of Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company. During World War I, amateur radio operations were ordered to be suspended because of national security concerns. After the war, the operators reorganized the station as a commercial AM radio station. The first transmissions of KDKA were from a makeshift studio on a roof of the Westinghouse K Building in East Pittsburgh.
Southgate Amateur Radio News (2020-10-25)
On frequency 1098 kHz, LPAM Milano Team could be heard from Punthorst today during the day.
B-AM from Bladel is on air on 1485 kHz.
Still listed as planned on mwlist.org:
The IFT (Mexican equivalent of FCC) has received 25 additional new applications for AM stations – 12 commercial and 13 “social.” I haven’t found any details yet.
Tim Hall to MWDX – The National Radio Club fb group (2020-10-23)
KFXD 630 Boise [5000W – Idaho] (ex KIDO) has flipped format.
At the moment calling itself “105.5 Darrell FM” (long story) and playing a variety of current pop hits, hip hop, and a classic rock song dropped in.
Bill Frahm in MWDX – The National Radio Club fb group (2020-10-24)
Taranaki Civil Defence Emergency Management wrote in its fb group:
Hi everyone, here’s an important update from RNZ and NZME for AM radio listeners around New Plymouth.
**RNZ 918 AM, Newstalk ZB 1053 AM, Coast 1359 AM moving off-air**
In mid-November RNZ will be decommissioning its aging AM radio transmitter site at Bell Block.
The transmitter serves some areas north of New Plymouth and some areas south and south-west of the city.
Radio listeners on AM frequencies served by the site will need to retune to alternative frequencies to continue receiving RNZ National, as well as Newstalk ZB and Coast Radio.
Listeners to RNZ National on the 918 AM frequency will need to retune to their local 101.2 FM frequency or choose alternative ways of listening via the RNZ website www.rnz.co.nz and app, www.iheartradio.co.nz or on the iHeartRadio app, and Freeview channel 50 / SKY Channel 421.
Some RNZ listeners may still be able to receive an AM signal by retuning to 567 AM.
Listeners to Newstalk ZB on the 1053 AM frequency will need to re-tune to the 96.4 FM frequency or listen at www.iheartradio.co.nz or on the iHeartRadio app.
Listeners to Coast on the 1359 AM frequency will need to re-tune to the 106 FM frequency or listen at www.iheartradio.co.nz or on the iHeartRadio app.
Bryan Clark to DXing.info fb group (2020-10-23)
On United Nations Day, October 24th, 2020, the SAQ transmitter in Grimeton will again send out a message to the whole world on 17.2 kHz CW.
On air & YouTube Live Stream
16:30 (14:30 UTC): Startup and tuning of the Alexanderson Alternator SAQ.
17:00 (15:00 UTC): Transmission of a message from SAQ. We are proud to announce that this year’s message has been composed by Anders Tegnell – Chief Epidemiologist Public Health Agency of Sweden.
Only on YouTube Live Stream
17:20 (15:20 UTC): Live music concert from the transmitter hall.
Anna Louise Ekman www.annalouiseekman.se will perform Swedish and Italian songs, accompanied by a pianist.The entire transmission event and the following concert can be seen live at our YouTube Channel starting at 16:30 (15:30 UTC).
Mike Terry to WOR groups.io (2020-10-23)
This evening I heard a program with a radio format similar to The National Radio of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic on 1550 kHz.
So, I suppose the transmitter is reactivated.
Max van Arnhem, The Netherlands (2020-10-22)
Two of the antenna masts from Europe 1 in Felsberg are now history. They were taken down yesterday.
“There was a bang when the masts 11 and 12 of the Europainsender in Berus were blown up at 2 p.m. A deer and a hare at full gallop quickly got to safety in the fields in the neighborhood, some small children in Ittersdorf and Düren cried in shock on their mothers’ arms, although they had previously been warned of the expected bang….”
More in this article (in German) in Saarbrücker Zeitung
Christian Ghibaudo (2020-10-21)
Some newspaper websites of LW Saarlouis EUROPE # 1
183 kHz 750 / 375 kW mentioned it to be blown-up soon and scrapped then for ever .
Europe 1 Saarlouis site
Europe 1 antenna mast
Access maybe blocked behind Paywall Google or FaceBook etc.
Wolfgang Bueschel (2020-10-19)