United Kingdom

URY 1350 York.
This station should be returning to regular programming on 26 September according to online schedule on their website.
Perhaps they may be testing before hand this weekend?

Steve Whitt to mwcircle iog (2022-09-23)

Australia

Good signal from 6PR 882 [Perth, Western Australia / Ed] into Cape Town right now, with ads and TC of 24
minutes to 3.
Never heard at home at this strength before.
SDR Airspy HF+ and flag antenna NW-SE

Vincent Stevens to mwcircle iog (2022-09-22)

India

All India Radio‘s special transmission for “Mahalaya 2022”
Date : 25th September, 2022 (Sunday)
Time : 0350 – 0545 IST, 2220 UTC (24th Sept 2022) to 0015 UTC* (25th Sept, 2022)
* some stations have late sign in & may continue past 0100 UTC

All India Radio, Delhi will broadcast the special dawn programme “Mahishasur Mardini” on the ocassion of Mahalaya in following languages  :

– Hindi/Sanskrit version – on its Indraprastha & FM Gold channels. This will be relayed by all FM Gold channels and selected SW & MW stations.
– Bengali/Sanskrit version – at same time on AIR Delhi FM Rainbow network and selected SW & MW stations.

All India Radio, Kolkata will also originate the special Mahalaya programme in Bengali/Sanskrit at same time which will be relayed by selected SW & MW stations .
This programme may also be relayed over concerned DRM channels,YouTube channel AIR Live News 24X7 & DTH.

Live-streaming on : https://www.youtube.com/user/akashvani

“Mahishasuramardini” is a special two hour transmission consisting of Sanskrit & Bengali recitation & music orated by Late Shri.Birendra Krishna Bhadra. All India Radio has been broadcasting this program since early 1930’s. The sheer nostalgia is what makes the dawn of Mahalaya special as one of the most looked forward to Radio broadcasts. Countdown of Indian festival of Durga Puja starts from the day of Mahalaya.

Frequencies observed during past years :

MW

531 – Jodhpur
549 – Ranchi
603 – Ajmer
621 – Patna A
648 – Indore A
657 – Kolkata A
675 – Chattarpur
684 – Port Blair
711 – Siliguri
729 – Guwahati A
747 – Lucknow A
756 – Jagdalpur
774 – Shimla
792 – Pune (Also try 783 DRM)
801 – Jabalpur
810 – Rajkot A
819 – New Delhi A
828 – Silchar
846 – Ahmedabad A
891 – Rampur
909 – Gorakhpur
918 – Suratgarh
954 – Nazibabad
981 – Raipur
990 – Jammu
1008 – Kolkata B (Pure DRM)
1026 – Allahabad A
1044 – Mumbai A (Pure DRM)
1125 – Tezpur
1179 – Rewa
1242 – Varanasi
1260 – Ambikapur
1296 – Darbhanga
1314 – Bhuj
1386 – Gwalior
1395 – Bikaner
1404 – Gangtok
1458 – Bhagalpur
1530 – Agra
1593 – Bhopal A

Please email your observations & receptions reports to :  spectrum-manager@prasarbharati.gov.in

Or,
Director (Spectrum Management & Synergy)
All India Radio,
Room No. 204
Akashvani Bhawan,
Parliament Street
New Delhi 110001, India

Related :

Eight Decades Later, the Original Mahalaya Still Unites  
https://thewire.in/society/eight-decades-later-the-original-mahalaya-still-unites-bengalis-in-communion

Come Mahalaya, Birendra Krishna Bhadra’s recitation still default choice for All India Radio
http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-come-mahalaya-birendra-krishna-bhadra-s-recitation-still-default-choice-for-all-india-radio-2020933

Alokesh Gupta, New Delhi to dxindia iog (2022-09-22)

India

Interesting to note that 2 All India Radio stations in Uttar Pradesh state changed their names with effect from yesterday 21 September 2022.
All India Radio -Allahabad which operates on 1026 kHz & 100.3 MHz was changed to All India Radio Prayagraj while All India Radio -Faizabad which operates on 101.9 MHz changed to All India Radio-Ayodhya.
This follows changes in name of the cities.
Info got from Jhavendra Kumar Dhruv, Raipur, India

Jose Jacob to dxindia iog (2022-09-22)

United States

After their studio building and AM transmission facilities were destroyed by a microburst on July 23, 25/7 Media is surrendering the licenses of News/Talk 920 KLMR and Hot AC “93.5 The Heat” KLMR-FM Lamar CO.

In a statement to the FCC, the station’s engineer wrote, “Studios are a complete loss. Unable to restore service for both KLMR-AM (920) & KLMR-FM (93.5) 25-7 Media requesting to cancel both licenses, return spectrum, and release call letters.” The owners told Radio World in July, “Our insurance company believes the building could be a total loss. We should know about that within the next few days. What hasn’t helped is that we have had storms every night since.”
https://radioinsight.com/headlines/242602/after-storm-destruction-klmr-klmr-fm-surrender-licenses/

Lance Venta, RadioInsight (2022-09-21)

United States

After upgrading its FM simulcast from a translator to the Class C3 92.7 signal at the beginning of March, Radio One Sports 92.7 WFNZ-FM Harrisburg/Charlotte NC is no longer being heard at its original home of 610 WFNZ Charlotte.
610 WFNZ is currently simulcasting Hip Hop “102.5 The Block” W273DA Charlotte/105.3 WOSF-HD2 Gaffney SC reuniting the two signals that had been home of the Sports format from 2016 until the move to 92.7 at the start of March.
The flip comes just a couple weeks after the 610 signal marked its 30th anniversary with a Sports format. The station flipped to Sports on August 31, 1992 while still utilizing the WAQS call letters. After becoming co-owned with Classic Rock “99.7 The Fox” WRFX-FM in 1993, the station would become known as “Fox 610 Sports” WRFX until November 1995, when mergers and divestitures would split the stations and it would become WFNZ.
https://radioinsight.com/headlines/242519/wfnz-moves-exclusively-to-fm/

LAnce Venta, R

United States

Nashville Public Radio is selling one of its three signals in its home market.
Tony Richards’ Kensington Digital Media will acquire “WPLN International1430 WPLN Madison TN for $1.3 million. The deal includes the real estate associated with the station’s four tower array for its 15kW day/1kW night signal, but not the current call letters. The station currently runs the BBC World Service around the clock.
Kensington will add WPLN to its holdings in the Nashville area that include Hot AC 1010 WHIN/100.7 W264CR/107.9 W300EA Gallatin on the east side of the market and Classic Hits “94.5 Hippie Radio” WHPY-FM Bellevue rimshotting the city from the west.

Nashville Public Radio retains Public News/Talk 90.3 WPLN-FM and AAA 91.1 WNXP Nashville .
https://radioinsight.com/headlines/242574/nashville-public-radio-sells-1430-wpln/

Lance Venta, RadioInsight (2022-09-20)

Argentina

LRA5 1300kHz. Radio and Television Argentina announced that as of today, Tuesday, September 20, Radio Nacional Rosario will bear the official name of LRA5 Radio Nacional Rosario Roberto Fontanarrosa , in homage to the enormous artist from Rosario. The official ceremony, which has the support of the family and the editors of Fontanarrosa, will take place in the historic headquarters of the radio station in the center of the city of Rosario and will be broadcast throughout the country by TVPública and by the 49 stations of National Radio.

The transmission can also be followed on the YouTube channel of Radio Nacional, and will feature testimonies from personalities close to the Master. In addition, with the presence of national authorities, the plaque that will immortalize the new name of the radio station will be unveiled.

In this way, Radio Nacional Argentina promotes and stimulates collective memory towards the exponents of our culture.
https://www.argentina.gob.ar/

Steve Whitt to mwcircle iog (2022-09-20)