Both World Music Radio on 927 kHz and Radio208 on 1440 kHz were forced off the air due to extreme weather earlier this week.
Today Saturday, Radio208 resumed broadcasting on 1440 kHz with 250W (//5970 kHz).
The aerial for WMR 927 kHz has been damaged, and it is expected to take at least a week before WMR returns to 927. In the meantime WMR continuous 25/7 on SW 5930 and 25800 kHz.
Stig Hartvig NIelsen (2021-07-31)
Local BBC Radio in England is to share more programmes between stations to help with staffing problems due to self-isolation issues.
Chris Burns, Head of Audio and Digital for the corporation, told staff this week across the country that some output across the day and at weekends will be networked with nearby stations.
For example, in Yorkshire, BBC Radio Sheffield, BBC Radio York and BBC Radio Humberside will take the evening show from BBC Radio Leeds with Sanchez Payne, Monday to Thursday starting next week.
All four stations will then take the Friday evening show from BBC Radio Lincolnshire.
Radio Today (2021-07-30)
Radio Europe (sometimes called Radio Jong Europa and Radio Europe Netherlands) has recently been heard on SW from Alphen aan den Rijn, but it is also active on MW:
“Thank you for your recording, we are a small station on the 801Khz 100 W and shortwave 100 W. I am sending you this confirmation on behalf of the permit holder John; we started as a hobby in the 70’s and now legally on medium wave. Everything is all hobby and at your own expense. The antenna is not high, think about 20 meters on the roof. Thanks again and hopefully you will hear us again and maybe with a better signal.
Greet John and Pons, Radio Europa”
Kari Kallio to nordx iog (2021-07-15 and 2021-07-30)
Rod Stalvey’s Waccamaw Broadcasting has flipped Oldies/Standards 1400 WGTN/107.5 W298CO Georgetown SC to Classic Country “Countryfied 107.5“.
WGTN has gone under a wheel of formats the past few years. Since November 2018 the stations has flipped from News/Talk to Country and then CHR via LMA to Comedy to Oldies/Standards last December focusing on music from the 1940s through 60s and now Classic Country.
Radio Insight (2021-07-29)
Medium wave antenna mast Wilsdruff will be demolished.
The medium-wave transmitter Wilsdruff near Dresden (MDR 1044 kHz) has not been in operation since 2013. Its 153 meter high main tower, known as a landmark on the highway to Chemnitz and Leipzig, disappear from the landscape on August 1, 2021 at 9.45 a.m (0745 UTC).
Radio Eins Radio-News (2021-07-28)
Lyca Media will phase out its Dilse Radio branding soon in favour of creating a Gold service for Lyca Radio.
Lyca Gold will launch in September on 1035AM in London and digital following a Format change from Ofcom allowing Dilse to switch from a speech heavy service to playing oldies.
Radio Today (2021-07-28)
Curtis Media News/Talk 680 WPTF Raleigh/98.5 W253CY Cary NC will be the new home for University of North Carolina men’s basketball and football starting in September.
WPTF will carry all games for each team, plus coaches shows and the weekly “Primetime in the ACC”. WPTF succeeds iHeartMedia’s “106.1 FM Talk” WTKK Knightdale, which has carried the games since 2005.
Listening to Super Strength Ethiopian MW 1485 kHz 10kW (WRTVH2021) Negele Borana. As I listened I thought it sounded like Amharic but again more like Somali and so I knew this must be close to the Somalian border, sure enough its in the Oromia region. Incredible for just 10kW. If you listen to the recording you see the MW characteristics of slowly fading down to come back.
Negele (or Neghelle) is a town and separate district in southern Ethiopia. Located in the Guji Zone of the Oromia Region on the road connecting Addis Ababa to Dolo Odo, it is the largest town in the Borena Zone, traditionally inhabited by the Borana Oromo. It has a latitude and longitude of 5°20′N 39°35′ECoordinates: 5°20′N 39°35′E with an altitude of about 1,475 meters above sea level. Negele Borana’s principal importance is that a barrack revolt in this town is considered the first incident of the Ethiopian Revolution. Moyale town is greatly affected by the regional clashes between Borana and the Somali community. It’s believed that Somali community were settled by the Ethiopian government back in 1991 as refugees due to war in Somalia. Ethiopian government have taken little mechanism to address this sole and disturbing issues.(Wikipedia)
Here is the link https://app.box.com/s/nownbznijt62pnmn7ztagj8ijaolge6y
Victor Goonetilleke to WRTH fb group (2021-07-27)
ABC DRM Test.
There is DRM on 747 now. I’m getting decoding on both Melbourne & Adelaide Kiwi’s. Nothing this side of the Tasman though.
As I read the licence this is a DRM/AM simulcast test using the 3RN licence. The “thou shalt not interfer” will be to make sure local listeners on 756 don’t get too much hiss from the DRM signal. This was a bit of an issue when there were simulcast tests on 657 kHz in Wellington years ago.
Chris Mackerell to ICDX-AM iog (2021-07-26)
ABC Radio National DRM tests on MW.
Great news coming from Australia, ABC National Radio is testing in DRM mode on 756 kHz, from the Broadcast Australia Site at Dockers Plains, Victoria. It was heard by a listener at Melbourne at around 1300 UTC, will share full schedule once available.
Technical Details :
ABC Radio National DRM Test
Logged : 21 July 21
Frequency : 756 kHz AM/747 kHz DRM
Time : 1300 UTC
Txer Site : Dockers Plains, Victoria
DRM mode A
9 kHz Channel
SDC 4 QAMMSC 16 QAM
Services: 1. xHE_AAC (F03201) Radio National EEP Audio 16.40 kbps
Alokesh Gupta blogspot.com
Svenn Martinsen to DX-LISTENERS’s CLUB (2021-07-25)