United Kingdom

 According to
https://www.ofcom.org.uk/manage-your-licence/radio-broadcast-licensing/monthly-updates/august-2022 (20 September 2022), a ten year renewal has been granted to the following analogue commercial radio station:

Area Service name Current licensee
Greater London Lyca Gold Lyca Media II Limited
[1035 kHz, stream at https://www.lycagold.com]

According to licence details at
On air from: 19-02-2005
now to: 31-08-2032

Dr Hansjoerg Biener (2022-09-20)

United States

Grupo Radio Centro Sports “Lone Star Sports 920KQBU El Paso TX has ceased operations.

KQBU has carried CBS Sports Radio programming and Houston Texans football since launching its Sports brand in September 2018. In its filing with the FCC, Grupo Radio Centro notes that operations of the station is not currently possible as it has lost the station’s tower site and is making plans to relocate. KQBU had been operating at just 150 watts since May under an STA that stated they were working on rebuilding the tower.

Lance Venta, RadioInsight (2022-09-19)

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is without electricity following Hurricane Fiona. 3million people in darkness unless they have personal power generators.

Most MW stations that I could find streaming online still seem to be doing so, but that doesn’t mean that their MW transmitters are still on air, or that they won’t run out of diesel fuel for generators.

(Still apparently streaming online: WMDD 1480; Notiuno 630; WSRN 1320; WPAB 550; WKVM 810; Victoria 840; WPRA 990; WBMJ 1190; could not connect to WRSS 1410; WOLA 1380)

Steve Whitt to mwcircle iog (2022-09-19)

FCC update on Puerto Rico dated 18/9 at 12pm EDT.
FCC says 24% of entire cellular network is down and another 31% is holding on due to standby power.
However only reports two FM stations off air. AM & TV not reporting outages.

Steve Whitt to mwcircle iog (2022-09-19 – 20:33 UTC)

United Kingdom

“Our next Radio Caroline North broadcast is between 24th-25th September live from our radio ship Ross Revenge

You’ll hear some great music from the 60s – early 90s plus, in this month’s on-air competition, you can win virtual money to spend in our web shop, and the first prize winner will also receive a framed A3 print from Howard Hornagold’s extensive selection of Norfolk Broads scenes. The competition is kindly sponsored by Century Printing in Stalham, Norfolk.

Listen on 648 AM across England, The Netherlands, Belgium and beyond, on 1368 AM in the North/North-West courtesy of our friends at Manx Radio, worldwide online here via our Caroline North Player, on smart speakers and the Radio Caroline app.

We’d love to hear from you during the broadcast via memories(at)radiocaroline.co.uk and remember, it’s the only email address that gets you straight through to our ‘North’ broadcasters. “

Mike Terry to WOR iog (2022-09-19)

Puerto Rico

580 WKAQ San Juan, Puerto Rico still on air despite Hurricane Fiona knocking out a lot of the power grid and causing flooding.
Power may have been dialled down as WDBO FL is competing as noted in attached audio. Usually WKAQ “owns it” on 580 here.
19 SEP at 0500 UTC.

Mark Connelly, WA1ION, South Yarmouth, Cape Cod, MA, USA to irca iog (2022-09-19)

United States

WRJR 670, Claremont, VA is no longer Spanish language religious. It’s now part of a consortium of stations that carry a progressive/alternative/eclectic rock format fed from Stu-Comm’s independent, non-profit WNRN out of Charlottesville. (reported yesterday 17/9)

WRJR is licenced with 20kW days and 3 W at night. For some reason this has been omitted from previous lists of US “daytimers” that European DXers might hear just before the transmitter reduces power..

In September it should reduce power at 1815EST = 2315UTC and reception should improve towards the end of the month. At the end of Sept actual sunset will be 1754EST so the transmitter will be running full power for about 20 minutes after sunset.

There is one catch however, the station runs a directional antenna during the day with a deep null pointing directly at the BDMR in Clashmore! (shown by the trace in the image below). Best reception should be in South Africa. ( the null is a legacy of the years before 2003 when CKXB operated on 670kHz from Musgravestown in Newfoundland.)

Steve Whitt to mwcircle iog (2022-09-18)

Puerto Rico

Hurricane Fiona:
Entire island of PR reported blacked out on news circa 19 UT Sept 18. Look for hams and MW stations on aux power.

Glenn Hauser to mwcircle iog (2022-09-18)