Alaska AM DX

It’s been underwhelming this week. I had tons of Japanese, and pretty good too during a quick check Weds. Aug 24th, but that’s not really what I’m after. I want the aussies, kiwis and Europeans… most of that comes a bit later in the season.

The “domestic” DX before sunrise hasn’t been that thrilling either.

KMZT and KLTX in LA, KMKY 1310 near San Fran.. KSTN 1420… a few of the big AM’s in western Canada.  KSTN and KMZT are nice and not regulars, but the rest are kinda ho-hum and something I hear often.

I think im the only Dx’er who thumbs his nose at 2000 mile domestic DX lol. Not to be snobby, but it is so so common that even KIHH 1400 eureka, CA while nice.. i don’t spend much time with.

Paul Walker to IRCA iog (2022-08-25)

Kyrgyzstan

The TWR Asia Center in Kyrgyzstan.
For the Trans World Radio, medium waves are the best investment and they remain viable to reach target audiences in the remote parts of the world. In addition, medium waves have the ability to travel great
distances at night and also to cover rough terrain.

That’s why the Red River Tx site near Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, became a home to two sections of TWR:
1. PANI on 1467 kHz and
2. CAMENA on 1287 kHz.
PANI stands for Pakistan, Afghanistan and North India and
CAMENA for Central Asia, Middle East and North Africa.

In addition to TWR broadcasts, Kyrgyz Radio broadcast on 612 kHz from this transmitter center. The TWR CAMENA started broadcasting their programs in March of 2003 with a power of 150 kW. The station was closed at the end of 2016, because the transmitter, which dated from the time of the USSR, was out of order.

CAMENA’s Central Asian Broadcasts had been reduced and moved to the PANI transmitter on 1467 kHz. For the frequency 1467 kHz a directional antenna from 4 masts went into operation in 2014 with an output of 500 kW.

Then in 2019 the TWR had bought 2 transmitters from Germany at a very good price and reinstalled them on the Red River site. The diplexer made it possible to couple two transmitters to reach 200 kW. With a new directional antenna it became possible to cover some 60 million people dispersed in the vast steppes of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, in the valley of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan and in Afghanistan, North West of China, North of India and Africa – to 10 countries.

In the last period of time – in 2020-2021 – the TWR was on the air on 612 kHz, 200 kW for the TWR Europe and CAMENA and also on 1467 kHz, 500 kW for the TWR PANI.
In 2022 the TWR CAMENA is just on 1467 kHz in different languages.

The TWR Asia Center in Kyrgyzstan
From: lev.lyt
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2022 20:15:19 UTC

Glenn Hauser, WOR iog (2022-08-24)

South Korea

I received MW of six local stations of Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) in South Korea, which is scheduled to be effectively shut down on September 8 Korea Time, from the night to early morning on August 20 to 23 Japan Time in Tokyo, Japan.

All stations have a local Station ID at 59:30 every hour. The national anthem, the opening announcement, etc. are made from 0455 to 0500 Korea time (1955-2000 UTC).
” ” in parentheses is the name of the station that is actually announced on the Station ID.
Wonju MBC: “Wonju Munhwa Bangsong”. 1242kHz HLSB
Mokpo MBC: “Mokpo MBC Radio”,”Mokpo Munhwa Bangsong”. 1386kHz HLAM
Yeosu MBC: “Yeosu Munhwa Bangsong”. 1080kHz HLAT
Busan MBC: “Busan MBC Radio”,”Busan Munhwa Bangsong”. 1161kHz HLKU
Chuncheon MBC or Jeju MBC. 774kHz. Chuncheon: HLAN, Jeju: HLAJ

Koji Shimotori to DXing.info FB group (2022-08-23)

United States

WGOP 540 Maryland destroyed by fire.
The station has filed an application for a silent STA in which the owner, Birach Broadcasting says:

Narrative – WGOP & W293DN
Due to a fire at the studio and transmitter building Thursday August 18, 2022, WGOP (AM) and W293DN (FX) are currently silent.  The Licensee respectfully requests six months in which to remain silent while the matter is investigated and repairs take place.

Andrew Brade to mwcircle iog (2022-08-23)

United States

With the closing of their $175,000 acquisition of the stations from Blount Broadcasting Corp., Ricki Lee and Aaron Ishmael’s Loud Media has flipped Sports 850 WKVL/100.9 W265DR and Classic Country 1400 WGAP/105.9 W290DJ Maryville TN to a broad Variety Hits playlist as “Random Music Radio“.

The stations are running commercial-free and with limited imaging in what appears to be a placeholder format while the company prepares for additional moves at its now five station Knoxville cluster that also includes Classic Hits “104.9 Lake-FM” WPLA La Follette, Rock 106.1 WVLZ Oliver Springs, and Oldies “Mid Century Radio1180 WKCE/105.1 W286DT Knoxville.
https://radioinsight.com/headlines/238803/wgap-wkvl-go-random/

Lance Venta, RadioInsight (2022-08-22)

Cuba

Havana, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina)
President Miguel Diaz-Canel on Monday congratulated producers and listeners on the occasion of the centenary of Cuban radio.
https://www.plenglish.com/news/2022/08/22/diaz-canel-congratulates-cubas-radio-on-its-100th-anniversary/
On his Twitter, the president wished “that for the next 100 years it will continue sounding with the Cuban spirit that distinguishes it.
With the beginning of radio transmissions on August 22, 1922, Cuba was among the first countries in Latin America to have this kind of communication.
The accelerated development of the medium allowed that less than a year later 24 transmitting stations were registered, including 14 in Havana.
By the end of 1923, that number rose to 31 radio stations throughout the country.

The creation of Radio Rebelde in the mountains of the Sierra Maestra, on February 24, 1958, marked the beginning of the National Radio System, which has focused on the dissemination of knowledge, culture, recreation and the ideological, social, ethical and aesthetic values of the Cuban people.

Cuban radio began its first digital transmission in 1998. Today, the 97 digital radio stations produce their own contents.

jg/afl/mem/evm via WOR iog (2022-08-22)