DX India exclusive:
AIR Karnataka state network started!.
AIR Bengaluru A 612 kHz from the capital of Karnataka state, is noted identifying as Akashwani Karnataka! Look out for other new state networks of AIR ….. It is as per new policy of AIR to have a single program network for each state (instead of different stations having seperate programs)…. Doordarshan TV has been following this policy from the beginning…. Start of a new era by AIR….
Jose Jacob to dxindia iog (2022-01-22)
Voice of America still on the air with presumed 400 kW on 1296 in Kabul. Maybe the Taliban don’t listen to MW?
Bjarne Mjelde to MWDX – The National Radio Club FB group (2022-01-21)
World Music Radio (WMR) 927 kHz Hvidovre on air again, with 200 W only.
Ydun Ritz (2022-01-21)
WEEKEND AURORA OUTLOOK:
Updated modeling by NOAA forecasters suggests that only one CME will pass near Earth in the days ahead. A single glancing blow is expected on Jan. 22nd or 23rd when a CME from the Jan. 18th M1.5-class solar flare arrives. The impact could spark bright auroras inside the Arctic Circle.
Ydun Ritz (2022-01-21)
Bigfoot Legends Debuts In Elmira.
On the heels of expanding the coverage of their Classic Country “Bigfoot Legends” brand in Scranton PA, Seven Mountains Media has launched the format in Elmira NY.
The brand is now being heard on 1450 WENI Corning and translators 102.9 W275DD Elmira and 103.3 W277DG Corning creating a flanker to their primary “Bigfoot Country” heard on 96.1 WCBF Elmira and 105.3 WKPQ Hornell. This marks the first time the company has operated both “Bigfoot” brands in the same market.
In addition to the aforementioned 107.7 WLGD Dallas/590 WARM Scranton, Seven Mountains operates “Bigfoot Legends” on 98.7 WLEJ Pleasant Gap/State College PA, where the brand debuted in March 2019.
Lance Venta, RadioInsight (2022-01-20)
SLBC restarted Colombo International Radio from today on 873 kHz in Tamil at 0125-0230 UTC beamed to S. India.
Fair to poor reception noted at my place.
Jose Jacob, Hyderabad, India to WOR iog (2022-01-20)
Moments after closing on its purchase of 590 WARM Scranton from Cumulus Media as part of a four market acquisition, Major Keystone has turned around and resold the station to Seven Mountains Media for $50,000.
With an immediate Time Brokerage Agreement taking place, Seven Mountains flipped WARM from Sports “CBS Sports Radio 590” to Classic Country simulcasting its “Bigfoot Legends 107.7” WLGD Dallas/Wilkes-Barre. The addition of WARM improves WLGD’s coverage in the northern portions of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre market.
Lance Venta, RadioInsight (2022-01-19)
Fixed times for Radio Andorra Revival on February 5th 2022:
For North America: 1200-1400 UTC at 5850 kHz via WRMI Florida, USA, 315° with 100 kW
For Europe: 1630-1830 UTC on 6175 kHz via ORS Moosbrunn, Austria, 270° with 100 kW
For Europe: 1900-2100 UTC on 1467 kHz via RMC Roumoules, France, 325° with 1000 kW
For Africa/Asia, possibly South America: 2130-2330 UTC on 7400 kHz via CJSC Gavar, Armenia, 258° with 300 kW
Christian Milling via Christoph DXer to A-DX Fernempfang FB group (2022-01-19)
I can hear IRRS on both 1323 and 918 now at 2010.
Mauno Ritola to WOR iog (2022-01-19)
On 14 January 2022, KAAY was granted an Extension of its Existing Engineering STA:
“Station KAAY (AM) Little Rock, Arkansas, is licensed to operate on 1090 kHz with 50 kW of power in the non-directional mode during the day and 50 kW of power in the directional mode utilizing three towers at night. Radio License Holding CBC, LLC (‘RLH’), the licensee of KAAY, respectfully requests an extension of its special temporary authorization (‘STA’) to permit continued operation in the non-directional node at night with reduced power. Daytine operation is unaffected. […]
As previously reported the tower(s) used for its nighttime operation collapsed. As a result, RLH has been using the daytime tower during nighttime hours with 25% power (12.5 kW) to provide service to its listeners, pursuant to section 73.1560(d) of the commission’s rules.
After much discussion, RLH has made the business decision to propose changes to the nighttime operation of station KAAY. It intends to work with its consulting engineers to prepare a construction permit application that will request nighttime operation in the non-directional mode at reduced power. Until this FCC form 301 is filed and FCC action is taken, RLH respectfully requests an extension of its STA, which allows non-directional operation with 25% power at night. this will enable its listeners in the little rock area to continue to receive nighttime service.”
Hansjörg Biener (2022-01-19)