THE SOLAR WIND IS HERE: A stream of solar wind flowing ~600 km/s from a hole in the sun’s atmosphere is buffeting Earth’s magnetosphere today. NOAA forecasters say there is a slight chance of G1-class geomagnetic storms while Earth is inside the stream.
Ydun Ritz (2022-06-19)
790 “The Score” Sports Radio is Back.
It’s been nearly 15 years, but now “The Score” is coming back to 790 AM radio.
In an announcement posted to YouTube, The Score touted its return with “round-the-clock sports programming,” sports betting, Jim Rome, Kevin McNamara, and Yankees, Celtics, and Browns sports coverage.
Now WPRV and owned by Cumulus, it has previously been WSKO for New England sports coverage starting in 1998.
For ten years, it featured such hosts as John “Coach” Colletto, Andy Gresh, Scott Cordischi, John Rooke, Steve Hyder, Jess Atkinson, Amy Lawrence, Scott Zolak, John Crowe, and Bryan Morry.
The sports format had been discontinued in 2008 — and now, it has returned.
Ydun Ritz (2022-06-18)
Booth-Cobb Media sells Christian Preaching/Conservative Talk “Freedom 1110” WKQA Norfolk VA to Delmarva Educational Association for $10,000. An LMA took effect on May 27, while an STA filing notes that the station had been silent since March when Booth-Cobb dismantled WKQA’s four tower array as it prepares to redevelop the site. As part of the deal the station has filed an STA to operate with 100 watts daytime from a long-wire antenna at the site of 1010 WHKT. Delmarva Educational Association also owns “The Word In Praise” 89.1 WWIP Cheriton VA, while co-owned Chesapeake-Portsmouth Broadcasting owns Christian Preaching “The Lighthouse” 1010 WHKT Portsmouth and 1270 WPMH Newport News and Gospel “Praise 104.9” 1650 WTJZ Portsmouth in the Norfolk market.
Lance Venta, RadioInsight (2022-06-10)
SAQ unable to air on Alexanderson Day July 3rd, 2022.
Ydun Ritz (2022-06-18)
Today, there are nine sunspot groups on the solar disk, the most in years. If only one explodes, Earth could experience a solar storm. The most likely would be sunspot AR3031, which has an unstable ‘beta-gamma’ magnetic field that harbors energy for M-class solar flares.
Ydun Ritz (2022-06-18)
Reception reports: We are still happy to receive reception reports for our 648 AM service.
You will find a report form on our 648 AM page.
Radio Caroline returned to the medium waveband on 648 kHz AM as a legal broadcaster at the end of 2017, after applying for, and being granted, the Ofcom licence for the Essex and Suffolk areas of South Eastern England.
In July, 2021, Ofcom extended our licenced areas to parts of Kent and East Sussex, and increased our licenced ERP (Effective Radiated Power) to 4 Kilowatts. Our (second hand) Harris transmitter is housed at the former BBC World Service site at Orfordness, an irony not lost on us. You can read how we came
to find this plum site on our The History of 648kHz page.
Kari Kallio to nordx iog (2022-06-17)
Cumulus Media will flip Talk 790 WPRV Providence RI back to Sports “790 The Score” in August.
First announced in a video posted to YouTube, the station will drop its mostly syndicated lineup of hosts including Chris Plante, Dave Ramsey, Mark Levin & Ben Shapiro to return to the Sports brand the station had under its former WSKO call letters from 1998 to 2008.
The new iteration of the Score will feature programming from CBS Sports Radio and Audacy’s BetQL network. The Boston Globe reports that Kevin McNamara, who hosts the 6pm hour on sister News/Talk 630 WPRO/99.7 WEAN, will air on 790 from 5-7pm with the second hour simulcast on WPRO/WEAN. The station will also continue to air New York Yankees baseball, Boston Celtics basketball, and Brown University football and basketball.
WPRV currently has a 0.1 share in the Providence market. The Sports marketplace currently features Audacy’s WEEI network heard on 103.7 WVEI-FM Westerly with a 4.4 share and Beasley’s “98.5 The Sports Hub” WBZ-FM Boston with a 4.1 share.
Lance Venta, RadioInsight (2022-06-16)
However, COPE Barcelona on 783 kHz can be heard well now in Salzburg after 2030 UT.
Christoph Ratzer (2022-06-16)
I was informed several days ago that COPE-SEVILLA [837 kHz / Ed] is using a long wire as antenna and low power. They are performing some changes in the FM antennas attached to the MW mast.
A couple of minutes ago I have heard they ending an adv. local block with very poor signal.
Mauricio Molano Salamanca to MWlist iog (2022-06-16)
More bad news for us MW DXers from
“As we read in the Facebook Group “Radio and much more”, COPE Valladolid would have closed its medium wave station at 882 khz.
It is explained that in the absence of a signal, a listener has contacted the station and they have informed him that the medium wave has closed.
For several days the COPE station in Seville has also been reported inactive on 837 khz and for a few hours the one in Barcelona on 783 khz has also been out of service.”
Jarmo Patala (2022-06-16)