Piepzender, the shortwave station I was already able to listen to, will
definitely be off the air on medium wave 1467 kHz.
They will still be on air on shortwave 3920 kHz in the 75m band.
They used a Rhode & Schwarz SK010, but in the documentation it is only
for the range of 1.5 MHz up to 24 MHz. I wonder how they managed to
operate it on 1.467 MHz.
More about this transmitter:
The SW-transmitter (this is a link to the website of the operator of the
Kall-Krekel SW station)
Marco (2020-09-26)


Radio Beijing International will stop MW 774kHz.
Radio Beijing International (Beijing Foreign Language Broadcasting Station), a division of “Beijing Radio and TV Station” (former Beijing Peoples’ Broadcasting Station), announced on September 15 that they will stop MW 774kHz (10kW) at 16:00UT on September 22. The remaining broadcast will be on FM 92.3MHz, internet and Cable FM. They began broadcast in September 2004 with the nickname “Radio 774” on 774kHz for the audiences in Beijing. They also began FM broadcast (92.3MHz) on February 2017. The programs mainly consist of English lessons, broadcast at 23:00-16:00UT. The original item is shown at
Takahito Akabayashi, Tokyo, Japan to WOR (2020-09-21)

United States

XEJPV-1560 off? Others to follow?
You may recall that just about a year ago, the IFT cited several stations owned by Grupo Mega Radio in the Ciudad Juarez market for failing to renew their licenses. All of the stations in question remained on the air at that time.
Today I noticed that the web site and Facebook page for XEJPV-1560 had been taken down sometime this month.
One response I received on a Mexican radio Facebook group tonight indicated that Grupo Mega Radio was indeed shutting down all of their AMs in this market whose licenses have not been renewed in recent years. In addition to XEJPV-1560, that could mean XEZOL-860, XEFV-1000, XEF-1420, and maybe XECJC-1490 (I hadn’t heard that XECJC’s license was expired like the others are, but the respondent said Mega Radio was planning to shut down all their Juarez stations except a 105.9 FM).
This MIGHT mean that XEJPV-1560 is already off the air (can anyone confirm?). If so, that would leave XEMAS as the last surviving Mexican station on the once-crowded frequency of 1560. Combined with the recent shutdown of KKAA, that could really open up 1560 for DX, especially in the central part of the country. It could surely make things a bit more interesting at the Border Inn, where I have been chasing several low-power stations in the central US.
Additionally, I would think that losing so many stations in a market over a short period, if it really happens, could seemingly give one or more low-rated stations on the El Paso side a good reason to consider flipping to some kind of Spanish language format. That’s just conjecture, of course…
Tim Hall, CA, abdx iog via WOR


1550 POLISARIO Front, Rabouni, ALG, is still off the air… unless they’re operating at vy. early hrs in the morning and I’m missing that, but I’m convinced they’re *gone* for some reason, maybe just technical, so it can be temporary, or then Algeria fed up with spending funds and resources for this Algerian backed clandestine project; time will tell.
Carlos Gonçalves (2020-08-24)

United Kingdom

Absolute Radio [1215 kHz] from Brookmans Park appears to be currently off the air. No carrier noted in London at 1042 UTC. Seemingly no information regarding planned maintenance, and BBC Radio 5 Live on 909 kHz from the same site remains on the air.
BDXC – British DX Club fb group (2020-07-15)


Philippines top broadcaster ABS-CBN denied new licence. (10 July 2020).
One of the Philippines’ largest broadcasters, ABS-CBN, has been refused a new licence after being forced off air in May. On Friday, an overwhelming majority of a parliamentary committee rejected as “undeserving” ABS-CBN’s request for a 25-year extension of its franchise. Government critics say the refusal is directly connected to the channel’s criticism of President Rodrigo Duterte. […]
Hansjörg Biener to WOR (2020-07-10)