I tried tonite (same date as this email) to try to hear country radio on 639 khz; unfortunately its impossible to null out the Spanish stations on the same frequency. Its a shame I can’t hear it.

Kelly Marie Angel Johnson (2023-09-28)


Petr Štědronský informs, that Country Radio from Praha Liblice has started today from Prague Liblice 639 kHz with 20 kW.
1062 kHz will be closed in the near future.

Mauno Ritola to WRTH FB group


World Music Radio (WMR) now back on the air (after being off air since Saturday at 1320 UTC) – via online streaming from and on 927, 5930, 15700, and 25800 kHz.

Radio208 is now back on the air (after being off air via web streaming since Saturday at 1320 UTC) – via – as well as 1440 amd 5970 kHz.

On Facebook (2023-09-26)


Today we have been to Bergen Kringkaster and increased the transmitter power on 1611 kHz to @700 watts, and at the same time we turned up the volume. This should also be audible on 5895 kHz since both frequencies now have the same program stream. In addition, the promotional rebroadcast of Kysten (FM 93.8 and 100.3) was taken down from medium and shortwave, so now only our mother station Radio Northern Star is on 1611 and 5895, as it was until autumn 2019. The transmission time is 0659- 0005 CET. Address for listener reports:
Hope you can hear the difference! And thanks for listening to us!

Svenn Martinsen on FB (2023-09-26)


W1440 Wetaskawin, AB
Despite “changing formats” to sports talk a month or so ago, they’re playing oldies at night still.
Currently coming into my west central Alaska QTH pretty darn well. 

Paul B. Walker, Jr. to irca iog (2023-09-26)


530 ON Brampton CHLO HD (hybrid/IBOC) transmissions were discontinued when the transmitter was damaged some time ago. There is no word on when HD will be restored but the station’s web site still prominently displays HD logos.

1220 ON St Catharines CFAJ Promises to launch with a live two host morning show at 0600 September 25th, with their own Newsman providing News and Sports. Afternoons are also live from 1500-1900.
A week-long Internet outage and software issues were blamed for the two week delay. Music will remain Oldies from the ’60s to ’90s.

1330 SK Rosetown CJYM Simulcasts CFYM-1210 Kindersley SK all or most of the time. Despite being the less powerful of the two stations, the programming originates from the CFYM studios. Splitters between Oldies music often simply say “Classic Hits”, the branding and format shared by both stations. Not listed as Simulcast in current NRC AM Radio Log.

(All times Eastern Daylight (EDT). {UT -4})

CANADIAN RADIO NEWS – Jon Pearkins via
IRCA DX Monitor Sept 30, published Sept 25 in WOR iog (2023-09-26)

United States

Bobby Caldwell’s Bobby D. Caldwell Revocable Trust will acquire six stations in northeastern Arkansas from various holding companies of Harold Sudbury for $1.1 million.

The deal includes Phoenix Broadcasting Group’s Hip Hop “K-Jam 93.9” KAMJ Gosnell and Silent KQXF Osceola, Sudbury Services’ “Thunder Country 96.3” KHLS Blytheville, and Newport Broadcasting Company’s Silent trio of KOKR Newport, 860 KOSE Wilson, and 1280 KNBY Newport. Caldwell also advanced to Sudbury the money for the stations’ regulatory fees and will assist in getting the four silent properties back on the air ahead of closing.

Caldwell owns 29 stations across Arkansas under various license holding companies that operates as “East Arkansas Broadcasters”. The company also owns statewide news, farm, and sports networks and has additional acquisitions awaiting FCC approval.

Sudbury retains Newport Broadcasting Company’s 104.9 KHPA and 1490 KXAR Hope AR, which also both went silent in July due to storm damage.

Lance Venta, RadioInsight (2023-09-25)


Autumn Bandscan 2023

I went outside around 2230Z. There was very, very slight drizzle in calm wind.

First the LW band. What remains of the usual suspects was audible, with BBC R4 as the strongest signal. While Gufuskálar is the closest sender, it is weak on the portable, possibly because the entire path
is over land.

On the MW band, the Spanish stations at the low end and some Central European stations higher up were coming in slightly stronger than usual. The Brits, however, were a bit weaker than I’m used to; none of them lit up the “TUNED” indicator on the Panny tranny’s LCD panel.

Well, this is all I recall this time.

Reynir Heidberg Stefansson (2023-09-23)