Egypt. Broadcasting of Voice of Arabs on medium wave 621 kHz stopped today. It seems that Egypt will be one of Medium wave silent countries.
Ahmad Ghamrawi, Cairo (2021-05-10)
These 3 feeds stopped carrying Radio Foyle and Radio Ulster at 0930 UTC on 6 May
792kHz Sheriff’s Mountain (Radio Foyle)
873kHz Enniskillen (Radio Ulster)
1342kHz Lisnagarvey (Radio Ulster)
Now all carry retune loops. These transmitters will close permanently shortly.
Services other than Radio Ulster and Radio Foyle from same sites are unaffected.
James Robinson (2021-05-07)
From BDXC-news iog:
1341 Northern Ireland closedown announcement.
If you click on this link about 58 minutes into it you’ll hear a little piece that BBC Radio Ulster did regarding this.
73’s, John Gleeson, UK to WOR groups.io (2021-05-06)
BBC R Ulster 1341
1341 Northern Ireland [BBC] closedown announcement.
Here’s the closedown announcement:
Paul Crankshaw, UK, 06 May, MWCircle iog via WOR groups.io (2021-05-06)
BBC Radio Ulster 1341kHz and BBC Radio Foyle 792kHz have both ended normal broadcasts on MW. They are carrying a recorded message telling people to retune.
These messages are a last chance to hear these stations and to get a QSL. Not only are they the last chance, they are the best chance. That’s because the recorded messages are unique on each frequency and they repeat every minute or so. So you have a great chance of hearing an ID, which might be difficult with normal programming – especially with nighttime networked shows.
I’m led to believe that these recorded messages will end on 23rd June after which the transmitters will fall silent.
Steve Whitt to Medium Wave Circle fb group (2021-05-06)
iHeartMedia Surrenders 1300 KVET Austin License.
In another instance of the land underneath the station being worth more than the station itself, iHeartMedia has surrendered the license of Sports “1300 The Zone” KVET Austin TX.
KVET’s four tower array is located on Metric Blvd. in a residential neighborhood in North Austin. The property is still owned by former KVET owner Butler Broadcasting Ltd., which sold KVET along with FMs 98.1 KVET-FM and 100.7 KASE to iHeartMedia predecessor Capstar for $90 million in 1998.
Read more here
Greatest Hits Radio 1161 kHz in Hull now off permanently since 1300 UTC.
James Robinson (2021-04-30)
Greatest Hits Radio in 838 kHz Leeds, 999 kHz Preston and 1152 kHz Manchester now off air permanently.
1161 kHz Hull still active at time of writing. Due off today.
James Robinson (2021-04-30)
Another “legacy” AM is soon to be off air, at least temporarily.
(A station whose directional antenna is on a significant slope, rather unusual.)
1330 KKPZ, Portland has filed for Silent Special Temporary Authority – Looking for a buyer.
Ben Dawson (2021-04-27)
Ten more BBC stations to turn off mediumwave services.
Closure dates for each station’s medium wave frequencies have now been announced:
Mike Terry to WOR groups.io (2021-04-23)