United Kingdom

Four AM transmitters in the North turn off in April. these are all Greatest Hits Radio in Lancashire, Manchester and Leeds, plus Magic in Humberside in the UK.
Bauer to turn off four AM transmitters in the North – RadioToday:
In Lancashire, 999 kHz carries the same output as 96.5FM in Blackpool, in Manchester 1152 kHz is duplicated on 96.2FM from Oldham and GHR was added to the former Radio Aire frequency of 96.3FM last year in addition to 828 kHz.
Bauer will also switch off the Magic Radio AM (1161 kHz) in Hull. Magic replaced Greatest Hits on AM last year when KCFM (owned by Nation Broadcasting) re-branded as Greatest Hits Radio.
David Ayling (2021-02-25)

Czech Republic

1233 Dechovka about to close, now with info loop. Radio Dechovka has stopped airing the regular music programme on this frequency yesterday and is now broadcasting an in total 24 minutes long loop programme containing of the station hymn played several times, two songs and after each music the same 2 minutes long “retune information” spoken by a female voice. Content: Dear Listeners of Radio Dechovka in Middle, East and North Bohemia will have to retune their radios from the end of February as this service has ended.
792 kHz local in Hradec Kralove will remain and continues with normal programming, which improves its coverage during evening hours and at night into the whole republic because of the propagaion on the medium wave band.
The loop does also feature detailled instructions how to listen via digital television (DVB-T2) by using the Radio/TV button on the remote control of the DVB-T receiver. Digital radio DAB and FM frequencies are mentioned only at the end of the text.

Horst Puestow, Germany (2021-02-24)

United States

WFME 1560 went off air at 1616 UTC today.
WFME 1560 gikk av luften kl 1616z i dag. Blir interessant å se hva som skjer videre. Kanskje noen ledetråder i GM og President sin tale i loopen de har sendt de siste dagene.
Svenn Martinsen to DX_LISTENERS’ CLUB fb group (2021-02-15)

Canada

CANADIAN RADIO NEWS –Jon Pearkins
jon@pearkins.com
Bell Media began 2021 with Wade Oosterman taking charge. He quickly removed senior managers, then laid off over 200 staff, and has just completed cost reductions in Radio that focused on people-intensive formats. Individual station impacts are shown below.
There is finally some current published information on The Shift, a live national late night radio show that replaced Coast to Coast on mostly Corus-owned “Global News” stations. The permanent hosts are Shane Hewitt and Jawn Jang. Shane does weeknights and is based in Calgary AB. Jawn is based at CKNW
New Westminster BC, where he hosts The Shift on weekends.
All times shown are Eastern Local Time: EST in the Winter and EDST in the Summer.
 610 BC Kamloops CHNL “The Shift” airs daily 0100-0500.
 630 AB Edmonton CHED “The Shift” airs daily 0100-0500.
 640 ON Richmond Hill CFMJ “The Shift” airs daily 0100-0500.
 680 MB Winnipeg CJOB “The Shift” airs daily 0100-0500.
 690 QC Montreal CKGM All Sports TSN-690 had its license renewed but was denied its request to reduce local programming from 96 hours/week to 63 hours. In 2013, the CRTC granted an exception to its Common Ownership Policy for Montreal, allowing Bell Media to keep CKGM after purchasing Astral Media’s stations, with one of the conditions requiring CKGM to provide at least 96 hours per week of local programming.
 770 AB Calgary CHQR “The Shift” airs daily 0100-0500.
 800 QC Montreal CJAD The Newsroom was shuttered February 1st with the elimination of all reporters and some News announcers, with evening Newscasts being done by CFCF-DT “CTV Montreal” TV announcers. TV reporters will now record both audio and video reports. The audio from CFCF-DT’s “CTV News at 6” is now being aired on CJAD; CFRB-1010 Toronto ON and CFRA-580 Ottawa ON were already airing the audio of their local CTV supper hour News.
 900 ON Hamilton CHML “The Shift” airs daily 0100-0500.
 980 BC New Westminster CKNW “The Shift” airs daily 0100-0500. ON London CFPL “The Shift” airs daily 0100-0500.
1040 BC Vancouver CKST All Sports TSN-1040 was abruptly ended February 9th and Funny-1040 debuted February 12th. In between, it was continuous Classic Hits.
1150 ON Hamilton CKOC All Sports TSN-1150 became All Business News “BNN Bloomberg Radio 1150” on February 9th, fashioned after CFTE (see below).
1260 AB Edmonton CFRN All Sports TSN-1260 continues, with some staff being laid off.
1290 MB Winnipeg CFRW All Sports TSN-1290 was abruptly ended February 9th and Funny-1290 debuted February 12th. In between, it was continuous Classic Hits.
1410 BC Vancouver CFTE All Business News “BNN Bloomberg Radio 1410” continues, with at least one high profile network host laid off.
1460 ON Guelph CJOY No longer airs “The Shift” overnights.
The Facebook page Canadian Radio News by Dan Sys provides much of the information for this column. Additional information was provided by blog.fagstein.com and broadcastdialogue.com
IRCA DX Monitor Feb 20, 2021, published Feb 15 via WOR groups.io (2021-02-15)

United States

WFME 1560 New York City closing.
Still there today (15 February) at about 14:00 UTC as noted here in NB but signal is fading fast as the sun gets higher in the sky.
Richard Langley to WOR groups.io (2021-02-15)

United States

WFME 1560 goes away after tonight.
It’s a pest for most of us in the east, of course – but after tonight, the 50,000 watts of WFME 1560-are going away for a while, and maybe for good. Family Stations has sold the land under the station’s transmitter
site in Queens (for an insane $51 million) and it signs off at noon ET Friday.
There’s nothing filed yet for any sort of a move, and I expect 1560 to be silent for a while. The expectation seems to be that Family will use some of its windfall to buy another existing station in New York, and
may or may not put 1560 back on the air from a different site sometime in the next year.
I’ll be interested to hear what shows up on 1560 in the east now…
Scott Fybush to abdx.org via Glenn Hauser, WOR groups.io (2021-02-12)

Canada

BELL pulls the plug on TSN in Hamilton, Vancouver and Winnipeg.
In a totally unexpected move Bell has dumped the TSN Sports programming on CKOC 1150 Hamilton, CKST 1040 Vancouver, and CFRW 1290 Winnipeg.
Bloomberg Business News has appeared on 1150 in Hamilton, while 1040 Vancouver and 1290 Winnipeg are running non-stop Classic Hits with announcements saying that something new will be coming this Friday. Those “in the know” are speculating an All Comedy format for both stations (FUNNY 1040 & FUNNY 1290).
Canadian Radio News fb group (2021-02-09)

United States

If you have not yet heard or got a QSL from WFME New York on 1560kHz you only have a few days left to do so.
[According to this youtube clip Family Radio on 1560 kHz will go silent on February 12th, 2021]
Steve Whitt to Medium Wave Circle fb group (2021-02-08)

Australia

I can confirm that SBS PopDesi here in Launceston, Tasmania that was on 1611 KHz, is off air. I think it left the frequency sometime in November, 2020.
SBS PopDesi is available locally on DTV channel 305.
Martin Greer, Launceston, Tasmania in ICDX-AM groups.io (2021-01-25)