Australia

Last evening May 26th around 11 pm first noted 1368 KHz 2GN Goulburn off air. Recorded the AM to 107.7 FM changeover loop tape around 11:00 pm May 25th Wednesday night. I didn’t realise at the time that this was my last opportunity.

Todd to ICDX-AM iog (2022-05-27)

United States

CRC Media West’s Sports “Team 1010KXPS/102.7 K274DA Thousand Palms CA is promoting a “change is coming” on Wednesday, June 1.
KXPS’s website features a countdown clock to June 1 that features a logo icon similar to the one used by co-owned “1580 The FanaticKQFN Tempe/Phoenix. On-air promos also indicate that the 1010 signal will be “going away” on that date and to keep listening on the FM. KXPS currently airs a mix of programming from the Fox Sports radio, CBS Sports Radio, and VSiN networks.
CRC Media West also owns Oldies “Studio 100.9” 1200 KPSF/100.9 K265FH Cathedral City in the Palm Springs market. KPSF is operated by Mark Westwood’s Westmark LLC via LMA.
https://radioinsight.com/headlines/226879/kxps-counting-down-to-change/

Lance Venta, RadioInsight (2022-05-26)

United Kingdom

BBC Radio 5 Live to close AM transmitters & Radio 4 to cease Long Wave service.

The BBC is planning to make £500m of annual savings in a digital-first future by cutting services such as Radio 4 Extra, Radio 4’s Long Wave service and Radio 5 Live’s mediumwave transmitter network.
Changes in local radio and regional news will also be made, with more programme sharing between neighbouring stations.
The BBC will look at simplifying schedules and cancelling shows that do not deliver, including networked shows.
A BBC spokesperson told RadioToday: “We will build on local radio’s strengths by focussing our resources where we make the biggest difference with audiences.
“It makes sense to share some programmes at times of the day when we have the least audience impact. We will maintain local news bulletins throughout the day and protect live sport.”
BBC Director-General Tim Davie made the announcements in an all-staff meeting on Thursday afternoon, setting out a new blueprint for a digital-first BBC.
He said the BBC must reform to stay relevant and continue to provide great value for all.
One thousand jobs will also go across the board as part of the cuts.
Tim Davie told staff: “When I took this job I said that we needed to fight for something important: public service content and services, freely available universally, for the good of all.
“This fight is intensifying, the stakes are high.”
https://radiotoday.co.uk/2022/05/bbc-radio-5-live-to-lose-am-network-and-radio-4-to-cease-long-wave-service/

RadioToday (2022-05-26)

United Kingdom

BBC – severe cuts announced.
Sky News reports that, in a speech by Director General Tim Davey, he has said that in the next few years, the corporation will stop broadcasting BBC Three, BBC Four, CBBC and Radio 4 Extra.

Mike Terry to Longwaveradiolistening iog (2022-05-26)

The official text of his remarks makes no mention of a specific date for closing LW.
Here’s what it says:
“We do plan to stop scheduling separate content for Radio 4 Long Wave, consulting with partners, including the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, ahead of the closure of the Long Wave platform itself. 5Live on Medium Wave will also close no later than December 2027, in line with a proposed industry-wide exit from the platform.”
https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/speeches/2022/digital-first-bbc-director-general-tim-davie

Chris Greenway to BDXC via Mike Terry to Longwaveradiolistening iog (2022-05-26)

United States

Truth Broadcasting will flip Sports 600 WSJS Winston-Salem NC and its four translators to a combination of Talk and Sports on Monday, June 6.
WSJS will add a local morning show “Triad Today” hosted by Jeffrey Griffin from 7-10am. The local Sports show “The Drive” hosted by Josh Graham will remain in the 3-6pm slot. Syndicated talkers Brian Kilmeade, Todd Starnes and Charlie Kirk will fill out the daytime lineup, while CBS Sports Radio programming will be heard at night and most of the weekend lineup. WSJS will also carry local high school sports, Duke University, and Westwood One’s national play-by-play coverage.
Truth acquired WSJS late last year for $625,000. The station currently carries a mix of national and regional sports programming. The station is also heard on 93.7 W229CH Greensboro, 101.5 W268CG Winston-Salem, 103.1 W276DS Winston-Salem, and 104.9 W285EU High Point.
https://radioinsight.com/headlines/226789/wsjs-to-move-to-mix-of-talk-sports/

Lance Venta, RadioInsight (2022-05-25)

United States

Six weeks after closing on his $1.25 million acquisition of Brokered Business/Talk 1470 WWNN Pompano Beach FL and translators 95.3 W237BD Boca Raton and 96.9 W245BC Lauderdale Lakes/Fort Lauderdale FL from Beasley Media Group in early April, Marc Paskin’s Marco Broadcasting is turning around and selling the stations to Vic Canales Media Group for a $200,000 profit.
The whole story here
https://radioinsight.com/headlines/226795/vic-canales-media-group-acquires-wwnn/

Lance Venta, RadioInsight (2022-5-25)

Germany

Radiomuseum.org has started the project Cohiradia long ago using Videorecorders to conservate historical radio bands on MW, LW or SW. COHIRADIA stands as acronym for COnservation of HIstorical RAdiofrequency bands by DIgital A rchiving.
The developement of 14Bit-DSPs in RSP1a or StemLab 25-14 (Red Pitaya) has improved the project a lot, because the dynamic range can reach as much as 80dB. VCR recordings were limited to about 40dB.
Using these recordings everybody is able to feed his old radio with a real radio spectrum. If you don´t have the hardware, you can listen to the recordings by free software like SDR#. It is worth to have a look in the future, because the library will grow.
https://www.radiomuseum.org/dsp_cohiradia.cfm

Walter Barteczek (2022-05-25)

United States

Jose Villafane’s Costa Media Boston is expanding to Washington DC with the $800,000 purchase of Christian Preaching 1220 WFAX (https://wfax.com/)/100.7 W264DB Falls Church VA from Newcomb Broadcasting Corporation.
An LMA will take effect ahead of closing on July 1.
[….]
WFAX was founded by Lamar and Genevieve Newcomb in 1948. Their daughter Doris Newcomb has owned the station since 1970.
The whole story here
https://radioinsight.com/headlines/226691/70-years-of-family-ownership-of-wfax-ends-with-sale-to-spanish-operator/

Lance Venta, RadioInsight (2022-05-24)

Luxembourg

RTL France on 234 kHz in Beidweiller.
More mixed speech of RTL on the stop of the long waves. The station recognizes that “The audience of RTL via the long waves is still important”. To this day, no more stop date exists. We are even talking about 10 years, 5 years or 3 years!
The station will, however, continue to suspend its broadcast between 12:30 a.m. or 1 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. or 5 a.m. During this time slot, the station rebroadcasts programs of the day.
The station accuses the genes of reception “following the jamming caused by computer screens and any other equipment”!
She also claims that the transmitter settings have not been changed, while the power has been reduced by five, compared to the glory days.

Michel FREMY to Longwaveradiolistening iog (2022-05-24)
https://www.media-radio.info
https://www.facebook.com/Radiosdumonde/