United States

KXPL-1060 [El Paso TX] is reportedly back on the air, at least as a daytimer. Also on 1060, note that XEEP has been re-licensed as XECPAE and has started using those calls in their IDs.
(Alfredo Hernandez via) Tim Hall to DXing.info fb group (2021-07-06)

United States

1400 WINC gets new operator & calls.
Following the closing of the sale of Hot AC “WINC 105” 105.5 WINC-FM Berryville/104.9 WZFC Strasburg VA to Metro Radio LLC, Centennial Broadcasting has found a new operator for Conservative Talk 1400 WINC Winchester VA.
Todd Bartley’s Colonial Radio Group has begun operating WINC via LMA ahead of a $25,000 sale. The station is now operating under the WZFC call letters as Metro Radio gained exclusive rights to WINC in the purchase of the FMs. To facilitate the call letter change, 104.9 WZFC is now WKDV-FM. 
RadioInsight (2021-07-06)

United Kingdom

Limited coverage FM trial.
“In March 2021, Ofcom announced it is conducting a trial implementation of ‘limited coverage’ FM restricted service radio licences, and invited applications from potential participants. The trial will test whether the use of limited coverage FM spectrum – at low power and over a short range of up to around 1 km radius – is a viable way of making more spectrum available for the licensing of restricted radio services in the future. We expect it to be particularly suitable for providing radio services to defined establishments such as hospitals or army barracks.
Ofcom received 23 applications from parties wishing to take part in trials by the closing date of 30 April 2021. Following consideration of those applications against the eligibility criteria and objectives of the trial set out in the Invitation to Apply, Ofcom has decided to award licences to participate in the trial to 12 applicants proposing to serve the following establishments.“
The liste includes several stations active on mediumwave:
BFBS Gurkha Radio (1278 kHz) broadcasting to the Shorncliffe military base DoverUniversity
Radio York (1350 kHz)  broadcasting to the  University of York campus
Anker Radio (1386 kHz) broadcasting to the George Eliot Hospital Nuneaton
Radio Redhill (1431 kHz) broadcasting to the East Surrey Hospital Redhill
https://www.ofcom.org.uk/manage-your-licence/radio-broadcast-licensing/monthly-updates/radio-broadcast-update-june-2021 6 July 2021
via Dr Hansjoerg Biener (2021-07-06)

United States

Public broadcasting welcomed another station into its fold when Purdue University agreed to have its student station operated by a nonprofit media company.
On July 1 Purdue announced that it signed a letter of intent to enter an agreement for WBAA radio [920 kHz] to be acquired by Metropolitan Indianapolis Public Media (MIPM). The nonprofit currently operates WFYI (TV) public broadcasting in central Indiana. The goal, Purdue said in a statement, is to enhance WBAA’s public service while preserving WBAA’s local heritage.
It’s a station with a storied history. WBAA(AM) is Indiana’s longest continuously operating radio station after receiving its broadcast license in1922 followed by WBAA(FM) in 1993. The AM station was one of several that went on the air by land-grant schools in the early days of radio.
Under the agreement, WBAA will maintain its call letters, its physical presence in greater Lafayette, as well as the mainstay of programming including local news and reporting, NPR and global news and classical music.
RadioWorld (2021-07-05)


Several readers have advised us that Bell’s CHAM 820 in Hamilton has been off the air since Friday July 2nd. Unaware if the cause is transmitter problems or whether they are gone for good (as was the case with Bell’s CKSL 1410 in London a few years ago). Phone calls and emails to Bell inquiring about the situation have been met with dead silence. Anybody know anything?
Canadian Radio News FB group (2021-07-05)


Turkmenistan’s longwave station Turkmen Radio on 279 kHz; 24-hour sked (150 kW via Asgabat) still reported as “irregular,” and may not be active. Your observations/info welcomed.
Shortwave Central (Gayle Van Horn W4GVH) in Twitter 5 July 2021.
Mike Terry to Longwaveradiolistening iog (2021-07-05)

United States

The Federal Communications Commission [FCC] has issued bidding instructions for the 114 applicants that are qualified to bid in its upcoming Auction 109.
The auction will offer 135 FM construction permits and four AM CPs. Bidding begins Tuesday, July 27. A mock auction will take place earlier in the month.
The four AM frequencies are
1190 kHz Fairview Heights IL
1430 kHz St. Louis MO
1490 kHz East St. Louis IL
1510 kHz Highland IL
Radio World (2021-07-03)