Waiting for the CME.
A CME expected to sideswipe Earth’s magnetic field on July 23rd did not arrive on time. It might have missed, or it may yet deliver a glancing blow later today. There is a slight chance of G1-class geomagnetic storms in response to a tardy arrival on July 24th.
Long duration solar flare.
Today began with an explosion on the sun. Minutes after UT midnight, sunspot AR2849 erupted, producing a long-duration C4-class flare. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded the ultraviolet flash:An hour-long pulse of X-rays and ultraviolet radiation ionized the top of Earth’s atmosphere, disrupting the usual propagation of radio waves over the Pacific Ocean. Mariners, aviators, and ham radio operators may have noticed sudden drops in signal strength at frequencies below 20 MHz.
Mike Terry to WOR iog (2021-07-24)
National Broadcasting Day: All India Radio came a long way since 1927.
It is true that today technology has made a lot of progress and information from different parts of the world is just a click away. But the journey was started with the Radio. In India, “National Broadcasting Day” is celebrated on 23rd July every year to make people aware of the importance of radio. Radio has been an important part of the lives of people in India. On this day in the year 1927, the broadcast of radio started from Bombay station for the first time in the country under a private company called Indian Broadcasting Company of India (IBC).
Mike Terry to WRTH fb group (2021-07-23)
WFNI 1070 Indianapolis to go dark August 2.
It very likely will not go dark but Emmis will request some STA for limited low power operation from some other AM site or some temporary antenna lashup. That is because the FCC’s rules for FM translators for AM stations
do not allow the translators to stay on air if the AM signal is not in operation – even if it’s just off-air for repair or maintenance, and certainly not if it has a “silent” STA. Unless of course Emmis turns off the translators as well.
Ben Dawson to WOR iog (2021-07-20)
WBAA 920 AM IN sold to WFYI.
Have no actual data but heard a snippet on the news that WBAA has been sold. The first and oldest radio station licensed in Indiana. Was owned by Purdue University and had been an early NPR affiliate. Have no details but evidently Purdue wanted out of the business after all these years and the station has been taken over by WFYI, a PBS TV station and NPR radio station located in Indianapolis.
Have no idea if the studios will be moved elsewhere or not but some employees have been let go though it was stressed that most of the programs on the station now would continue to be available. As I said, it was just a snippet on the news. It was affectionately known as “the sheep station” both because of being owned by Purdue and the call letters. Don’t know if the call letters will change or not. Several years ago a group known as Friends of WBAA started up a HD version of the transmissions possibly on FM but I don’t have any HD radios so never checked it out. Have no idea if this is included in the sale or not.
John Carver, Mid-North Indiana to WOR iog (2021-07-19)
WFNI 1070 Indianapolis to go dark August 2.
WFNI 1070 kHz 50 kw day/10 kw night, different patterns (4 towers day/6 towers night) in Indianapolis will go dark August 2.Their night pattern dominates 1070 here in Aiken with a mix of WFLI and WCSZ when nulled.Still, maybe a chance for DXers in the central U.S. to hear KNX.
EMMIS COMMUNICATIONS is shutting down the AM signal of Sports WFNI-A-W228CX-W298BB (93.5/107.5 THE FAN)/INDIANAPOLIS on AUGUST 2nd after closing on the sale of some of the land under the station’s AM transmitter and tower array in WHITESTOWN, IN. The programming will continue on the two FM translators, W228CX and W298BB, and online, fed by WIBC-HD2. EMMIS had the site rezoned for mixed-use commercial/residential use over a year ago and listed the 70-acre site; several acres have been sold or are under contract, with some sites remaining on the market.
“As long-time owners of 1070, we are working diligently on finding the next great use for the signal,” said Chairman JEFF SMULYAN. “We were offered a wonderful opportunity to monetize the property and felt it was our obligation to explore that. Ultimately, it made the most sense.”
The AM signal was formerly the longtime home of News-Talk WIBC before that station moved to FM in 2007 and THE FAN was launched.
Brock Whaley, Aiken SC to WOR iog (2021-07-19)
New assigned freq 1485 in Apeldoorn (Rotterdam).
“Nieuw uitgegeven LPAM frequenties: 1485 kHz in Apeldoorn en Rotterdam.”
There is no station listed yet.
Cumulus Media has surrendered the licenses of Soft AC “98.1 The Valley” 1320 KSCR and 98.1 K251BN Eugene OR.
By surrendering the license of the translator, Cumulus can complete the move of 102.9 K275AA Springfield OR to 98.1 utilizing the existing antenna of K251BN. That translator will rebroadcast News/Talk 590 KUGN Eugene.
KSCR utilized programming from Westwood One’s Lite AC network since the launch of the translator in January 2018.
CJBQ 800 in Belleville turns 75 next month.
Welcome to the history of 800 CJBQ. Since August of 1946, CJBQ has proudly served as The Voice of Quinte. Join us as we celebrate 75 years of timeless music, breaking news, provocative talk and unforgettable personalities. Below, you will find some of our favourite memories. Which moments do you recall? Which voices from the past still echo in your ear? Scroll on for a stroll down memory lane and be sure to check back as we add more key moments from CJBQ’s history. Every memory below, we owe to our listeners. Thank you.
Canadian Radio News fb group (2021-07-16)