United Kingdom

Caroline Community Radio
In October 2020, a new station using the Caroline name and logo launched in Burnham-on-Crouch, broadcasting to the Maldon District of Essex on 94.7FM.
The station, owned by St Peters Studio and Community Radio Limited, has not only licensed the name from Radio Caroline, but has also got technical support and programming from the station, who have their own community radio licences in the south, south east and in East Anglia on 648AM (with Radio Caroline also found on DAB in a number of British cities, plus DAB+ in Cambridge)

Kari Kallio to nordx iog (2022-11-30)


AFN Japan 1575.
Iwakuni and Misawa 1 kW AFN, Nov 29 0727 – I happened to record this frequency overnight and had a serious listen today.  I can confirm hearing both Iwakuni and Misawa, with their local base specific reports.  I did not identify anything from the weaker (listed as 250 w) Sasebo base.  It was fun googling phone numbers.  For example at 07:49, 226-4636 was announced.  Google this, and it’s the information line for Misawa Air Base  (226-INFO).  Number was announced  for the latest road conditions.  Another way to confirm Misawa, which is the AFN transmitter I usually hear, is by listening for names. 
At 08:09, I heard a generic ‘AM 1575’ (heard that a lot) and DJ Bugaboo.  Google that, and it’s Sgt Benjamin Buganig aka DJ Bugaboo at AFN Misawa!      By 08:14, I heard the ID, ‘Power 1575 The Eagle’ with Sgt Chase Drayer.  Power 1575 belongs to MCAS Iwakuni, south of Hiroshima.  Google Sgt Chase Drayer, and one can find him at MCAS Iwakuni.  Local weather for Iwakuni was heard at 08:18:45.  Lots of other IDs overnight, including for AFN GO, and I think AFN ED.   Also, AFN Legacy.  Around 09:00, there’s a Chinese cochannel, but not particularly strong.  After 09:00, no further local programming from what I could make out.  Reception was generally poor during the 09:00 and 10:00 hours.  Lots of AFN The Eagle IDs. 
During and after the 12:00 UTC hour, conditions again improved.  At 13:40, ‘Don’t touch that dial.  You don’t know where it’s been.  AFN The Eagle’.  About 14:28, VOA Thailand began to dominate.   During a PSA at 15:24, one could hear 2 PSAs.  Once again at 16:28:30 when I could clearly hear 1 AFN PSA then fading, replaced by another PSA.   Other PSAs/announcements included, ‘AFN GO’ and ‘The Eagle never sleeps’, at 16:45.  After 16:25 or so, AFN again dominated, often at near armchair level.  One observation during the network feed segments (after 09:00, my sense is that it’s The Eagle, but PSAs are still station specific.  I could not hear more than one AFN feed during music (which is most of the night, between the PSAs).  When PSAs occured, there was mo.

Walter Salmaniw, Masset, BC to irca iog (2022-11-30)

United States

The Christopher Brochon led Heart of Virginia Communications will relaunch 870 WFLO Farmville VA on Thursday, December 1.

Heart of Virginia Communications acquired WFLO from Educational Media Foundation in July for $75,000. Brochon was previously Station Manager and Director of Operations for WFLO and 95.7 WFLO-FM until the closing of the sale of the stations from Colonial Broadcasting Company in 2021 for $750,000.

The AM daytimer will relaunch with a full service lineup including music programming with multiple genres, local news, and a return of the station’s “Call Flo” talk show.

Lance Venta, RadioInsight (2022-11-29)

United States

The Bois Forte Band of Chippewa have found a buyer for Variety “End of the Road Radio1450 WELY and 94.5 WELY-FM Ely MN months after the tribe intended to shut the stations down.

Mike Oberg’s Zoe Communications will acquire the stations for $130,000. However, the stations will go silent on Thursday, December 1 until the closing of the license transfers as the company will need to relocate the station’s studios out of the building being retained by the tribe.

The Bois Forte had intended to shut down the stations on June 1 after losing $1.7 million in the 17 years they owned them. The sign-offs were delayed to September 1 and then December 1 as they sought a buyer for the properties.

Zoe owns eleven stations in Northwestern Wisconsin with three in the process of being sold to Civic Media.

Lance Venta, RadioInsight (2022-11-29)


The broadcast situation is volatile because of the damage to electricity supplies caused by Russian missile attacks.

Various reports including from Odesa say
1278 kHz has been missing since 11/23
1404 kHz also disappeared, but today (28/11)  it is back

Steve Whitt to mwcircle iog (2022-11-29)

Right, I can hear 1404 kHz yesterday at 2100.
657 kHz has been on continuously.

73, Mauno Ritola to mwcircle iog (2022-11-29)


As of today, World Music Radio (WMR) is now on the air as follows:

927 kHz (300W) from Hvidovre – daily 0000-2400 UTC
5930 kHz (100W) from Bramming – Saturday & Sundays 0900-1600 UTC (times are approx)
15700 kHz (10W*) from Randers – Saturday & Sundays 0900-1600 UTC (irregular at other times)
25800 kHz (60W) from Mårslet, Aarhus – daily 0000-2400 UTC
As well as via online streaming from www.wmr.radio

*) A new 300W transmitter is due to be installed for 15700 kHz soon.

World Music Radio FB group (2022-11-28)


Now at 1130 I can hear 657 kHz even here in Finland. 873 kHz has Moldova and 1404 kHz Romania. 1278 kHz remains silent.

73, Mauno Ritola to MWlist iog (2022-11-27)