(CRTC) AM to FM conversion proposed for ICI PREMIERE in Rolphton
The CBC has applied to flip low power repeater Ici Premiere CBOF-4 1400 AM in Rolphton, Ontario to 98.5 FM. The new station will operate with 129 watts. Antenna height will be 18.2 metres with a non-directional radiation pattern.
CBC submitted application for this change on 20th Sept (Wikipedia)
MW Frequency Challenge – Week 1 – 1160-1224 kHz It is Week 1 of our MW Frequency Challenge and this week’s frequencies are 1160-1224. The challenge is open to ANY DXer, no matter your location! A quick reminder of the challenge rules:
All logs are for receptions made between 0000 UTC on Saturday, September 24 and 0200 UTC Saturday, October 1, 2022. Can’t count that time you heard them 4 years ago, lol!
Logs must be made using your own equipment, no online SDRs (unless it is YOUR online SDR). If you are remote from your home QTH, please be sure to document your correct location on the form.
Any stations transmitting within this range of frequencies are fair game for the challenge. This includes TIS/HAR stations, 9 kHz split stations, pirates, etc. As long as the fundamental transmitting frequency of the station is between 1160-1224, it counts!
To be considered for the challenge, logs MUST be submitted using the Google Forms link, below. Any logs made through social media, email, in club publications, etc, are NOT counted.
James Harold Heathcock Jr.’s Heathcock Communications will acquire Classic Hits 105.5 WABO-FM and 990 WABO Waynesboro MS from Martin Broadcasting for $300,000. The deal was originally agreed to when Heathcock began operated WABO/WABO-FM in June 2019 via Time Brokerage Agreement.
Zee Ferrufino’s Latino Communications is selling 1480 KAVA/107.5 K298CG Pueblo CO to Dave Moore’s Kix Broadcasting for $159,000. Moore, who previously owned and programmed “KIQ’N Country” 106.9 KIQN, will begin operating KAVA via Time Brokerage Agreement on October 1. We reported on the future branding for the station in our 9/16 Domain Insight report. Latino will retain Regional Mexican “Que Bueno 1280” KBNO/97.7 K249EX Denver, which currently simulcasts on KAVA. https://radioinsight.com/headlines/242797/station-sales-week-of-9-23/
Sage Weil and Mike Crute’s Civic Media continues its rapid expansion across Wisconsin with the purchase of Oldies 1590 WGBW Denmark/97.9 W250CV Green Bay and 1530 WLAK/93.9 W230DA New Holstein WI.
Mark Heller’s MetroWest Communications will receive $937,000 for the pair. The deal continues Civic Media’s rapid expansion across the state of Wisconsin. Upon closing of all of its pending deals, the company will own eleven stations with its shareholders also holding stakes in two others.
Civic Media has also expanded its flagship Liberal Talk format to two more of its stations. Upon the close of its purchase of Fruit Broadcasting’s Standards 1450 WRCO/107.7 W299CD and Country 100.9 WRCO-FM Richland Center last week, the company relaunched WRCO/W299CD as “News From The Center” under new WRCE call letters.
As some of you may have difficulty hearing stations from Nova Scotia on regular radio, I thought I’d pass along this short audio clip of Hurricane Fiona coverage from 1140 CBI Sydney, NS as heard here.
Top wind gust of 172 km/h (107 mph) recorded in Antigonish County. 0410 UTC / 24 SEP
Mark Connelly, WA1ION | South Yarmouth, MA | FN41vq to irca iog (2022-09-24)
Autumn equinox bandscan 2022. The weather was clear with barely a breeze. There was still visible auroral activity over the mountains just north of town.
The LW band showed little if any changes to the existing signals.
The MW band had stronger signals from Spain at the low end than I had expected. Higher up, Smooth Radio was listenable on 1152 and audible on 1161 kHz. Absolute Radio was fair on 1215 with a weak relay audible on 1242 kHz. The other big Brits were there, just not wall-to-wall. There was a clear signal on 999 kHz, probably Russia.
For the third night in a row, WSB 750 kHz in Atlanta, GA will be off the air for maintenance again tonight. They will leave the air at 11 PM [03:00 UTC] and be off-air until 4 AM [08:00 UTC] Eastern time. This may be your last opportunity to listen for weaker signals on 750 kHz.
Thanks to CPC member Paul Walker for keeping us informed of these outages. Go Get ‘Em!
WSB 750 off again tonight. I am informed that WSB will be off-air again for an indeterminate amount of time tonite as the installation is not yet complete. The installation of various hardware on AM antenna towers is an efficient use of resources, and sometimes a cashflow benefit to the station or tower owners, but it certainly almost never does appear to be well thought out or organized. Required by 47CFR1.130000 et seq.