Transmitter Liblice, near Prague, Czech Rep. on 639 kHz was testing for a new Country Radio broadcast today. Most of the time the carrier was on, sometimes modulation. The supposed power is 20 kW.

Vaclav Dosoudil to mwcircle iog (2023-08-28)


Tomorrow August 29th will be the 96th birthday of Kalundborg 243 kHz LW.
It will also be its last birthday, as the transmitter will be switched off by the end of this year.
On air four times every day:
05.45 – 05.55, 08.05 – 09.00, 11.45 – 12.15 and 17.45 – 18.20 Danish summer time (=UTC+2).

Catch it while still is possible, send a report and get a QSL.
Jens Christian Seeberg, former engineer at the station, has offered to verify your reports. Please be patient as Jens Christian does this on a voluntarily basis and also has other things to fill his days with.
Reports can be sent to

Ydun Ritz (2023-08-28)


Tonight, Album AM will be the only Dutch 846 LPAM station on air. Starting from skywave at 9 pm UK (10 pm CET) for DX contacts till 12 pm (1 am CET) or till late at night/early morning (depends on expected thunderstorms).
We use a small offset so it is possible to receive the station in LSB mode in case pirate station RN is interfering our signal too strong.
Every 3 minutes an ID jingle is played included a (legal) AM “CW” jingle (15 words a minute) “A L B U M A M”.
Happy DX-ing!

Nico from Gouda, the Netherlands (2023-08-27)


The Fascinating World of Medium Wave radio in The Netherlands
From the Radio Delta home page August 26th, 2023 (originally in Dutch):

“In the Netherlands, there are still many active radio stations on the medium wave, each with their unique names. In our studio, we often tune in to these radio stations, using the ICOM 7610 and a dipole antenna for shortwave reception. However, when we want to venture outside into nature to listen, we take along the ICOM 705 and a 20-meter wire antenna. And our trusty companion, an old German Shepherd, joins us with great enthusiasm to explore the outdoors and enjoy the radio broadcasts along with us.

Recently, we have captured recordings of various radio stations, each with its distinctive flavor and programming. One such station, Radio Noorderzon, takes us back in time with their unique selection of traditional Dutch folk music. We find it fascinating how they manage to transport us to a bygone era with their carefully curated playlist. Another station that captures our attention is Radio KJ. They specialize in playing hits from the 70s and 80s, creating in the early morning a nostalgic atmosphere that resonates with listeners of all ages. It’s thrilling to hear iconic songs from legendary artists as if they were being played live just for us.

When we venture outdoors with our ICOM 705 and 20-meter wire antenna, we become immersed in the beauty of nature while listening to these radio stations. Whether we’re sitting by a calm lake or hiking through a dense forest, the soothing melodies and informative discussions from the radio transport us to different worlds, enhancing our connection with the environment.

The world of medium wave radio in the Netherlands is a treasure trove of unique stations with captivating names and programming. Whether in the comfort of our studio or out in the embrace of nature, we thoroughly enjoy the experience of tuning in and exploring the diverse offerings of these radio stations. It’s a hobby that not only entertains us but also connects us with the rich heritage and cultural tapestry of this wonderful country.

We encourage you to embark on your own journey of radio exploration. Take your radio equipment, find a peaceful spot in nature, and let the waves of music and voices carry you away. You never know what hidden gems you might discover on the medium wave frequencies. Happy listening! ” 

Kari Kallio to nordx iog (2023-08-26)

United States

Steve Hegwood’s Core Radio Group is converting its LMA of JDJ Communications’ 1420 WWSZ/105.1 W286DN Decatur GA to a purchase for $10 as it has completed its 60 month rebroadcast agreement for a total of $540,000. WWSZ also serves as parent signal for Core’s Hip Hop “Streetz 94.5” W233BF Atlanta. As part of the deal JDJ Communications will acquire 94.5 WIPK Calhoun GA for $10.

Krma Media Group sells Classic Country 1490 WYYZ Jasper GA to Jose Steven Lara’s Gorilla Broadcasting for $240,000. Included in the deal is the option to purchase 102.5 W273CT Canton from Radio By Grace, whose remaining payments will be deducted from the sale price. Lara owns Regional Mexican “El Gallo” on 900 WNMB North Myrtle Beach SC and three translators and operates the same brand via LMA on 94.3 WLEL Americus GA and 107.1 KRQN Vinton/Cedar Rapids IA.

After surrendering and then resurrecting their licenses and a failed donation to Saul Levine’s Advanced Public Radio, SummitMedia is now donating 650 KPRP Honolulu and 940 KKNE Waipahu HI to Raleigh Wake Chapter Shaw University National Alumni Association. The deal includes an agreement that the stations will be run “as noncommercial educational stations providing primarily spoken word educational programming, providing a platform for schools to expand access to classroom material and lectures.”

The estate of William O’Shaughnessy’s Hudson-Westchester Radio is donating Talk 1460 WVOX/98.3 W252DX White Plains NY to MMTC Broadcasting. Upon closing, MMTC will sell the licenses to Jeff Chang for an undisclosed amount. The leases for the AM site and studio are not included in the transfer.

Lance Venta, RadioInsight (2023-08-25)

New Zealand / Australia

549 KHz is usually dominated by strong 2CR ABC Orange (Cumnock, NSW) at 50 kW. 2CR is a entertainment quality signal via pure ground wave during all daylight hours into NW Sydney. The Sangean PRD3 receives it well using the inbuilt ferrite rod antenna.

Last evening around 11:30 pm, the PK 65 cm circular PVC loop was tuned to peak at 549 KHz. The PRD3 by trial was placed at various distance positions to the side of the PK loop. By aiming the loop NW, and the PRD3 North, 549 KHz Gold Sport, Nelson, NZ (1 kW) could be clearly heard over 2CR. Unlike most songs on the radio, I recognised every song on 549 KHz Gold Sport. They seem to concentrate on the 1960s and 1970s. The ability to almost completely null out 2CR Orange, should enable the CNR5 Putian, China (1200 kW) TX when conditions permit.

Todd to ICDX-AM iog (2023-08-26)