In France, there are rumors that RTL will stop broadcasting on Long Wave, on 234 kHz from December 31, 2022. But for the moment no confirmation from Luxembourg.
RTL has been on 234 kHz since 1933, first from Junglinster and now from Beidweiller. It will be a sad decision!
Christian Ghibaudo (2022-10-14)
Two licensees held by James Su have turned in their licenses. Major Radio LLC surrenders 890 WJTP Lithia Springs/Atlanta GA, while Trade Route Media surrenders 1090 KULF Bellville/Houston. Both stations previously aired programming from co-owned EDI Media and China Radio International as “iCiti News“.
Association Des Haitiens Vivant A L’etranger Pour Le Develop’s 88.3 WBIY La Belle FL (antenna destroyed by Hurricane Ian)
Family Stations’ 1190 WAMT Pine Castle Sky Lake FL (water damage to transmitter from Hurricane Ian)
Unity Broadcasting’s 1600 WLAA Winter Garden FL (tower destroyed by Hurricane Ian)
Southwest Montana Media’s 580 KANA Anaconda MT (tower lease expired)
Zip2 LLC’s 850 WKGE Johnstown PA (transmitter failure)
Family Life Broadcasting’s 920 KFLB Odessa TX (RF module failure)
Brock Whaley, Aiken, SC to WOR iog (2022-10-11)
According to the official websites of South Korean stations, even more MW stations will be effectively discontinued on November 8, 2022.
“SBS Love FM”(Seoul). 792kHz HLSQ
MBC (Seoul). 900kHz HLKV
Daejeon MBC. 765kHz HLCQ
MBC Chungbuk Broadcasting Cheongju. 1287kHz HLAX
Ulsan MBC. 846kHz HLAU
MBC Gyeongnam Changwon Broadcadting. 990KHz HLAP
Gwangju CBS. 999kHz HLCL
Jeonbuk CBS. 1314kHz HLCM
The next station is not yet confirmed. Not found on official website, but listed as suspended on Wikipedia Korean edition (source unknown).
MBC Gangwon Yeongdong Broadcasting Gangneung. 1287kHz HLAF
The next stations are MBC local stations whose article on the discontinuation of MW cannot be found in the announcement on its official website. Continuation of MW?
Jeonju MBC. 855kHz HLCX
Gwangju MBC. 819kHz HLCN
Pohang MBC. 1107kHz HLAV
Koji Shimotori to DXing.info FB group (2022-10-07)
According to an October 4 announcement on official website of Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS) in South Korea, “SBS Love FM” MW 792kHz HLSQ Seoul will effectively be discontinued on November 8, 2022.
The site states that SBS AM broadcasting station 792kHz will be out of operation from November 8, 2022 to May 7, 2023, and will be terminated after a six-month hiatus.
It is a great pity because 792kHz is one of the MW stations with good reception among Korean MW commercial stations that can be received here in Tokyo, Japan.
Koji Shimotori to DXing.info FB group (2022-10-04)
9/30/2022: WJTP-890 Lithia Springs, Georgia. [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WJTP / Ed]
Dennis GIbson to irca iog (2022-10-03)
(CRTC) AM to FM conversion proposed for ICI PREMIERE in Rolphton
The CBC has applied to flip low power repeater Ici Premiere CBOF-4 1400 AM in Rolphton, Ontario to 98.5 FM. The new station will operate with 129 watts. Antenna height will be 18.2 metres with a non-directional radiation pattern.
CBC submitted application for this change on 20th Sept (Wikipedia)
Steve Whitt to mwcircle iog (2022-09-24)
After their studio building and AM transmission facilities were destroyed by a microburst on July 23, 25/7 Media is surrendering the licenses of News/Talk 920 KLMR and Hot AC “93.5 The Heat” KLMR-FM Lamar CO.
In a statement to the FCC, the station’s engineer wrote, “Studios are a complete loss. Unable to restore service for both KLMR-AM (920) & KLMR-FM (93.5) 25-7 Media requesting to cancel both licenses, return spectrum, and release call letters.” The owners told Radio World in July, “Our insurance company believes the building could be a total loss. We should know about that within the next few days. What hasn’t helped is that we have had storms every night since.”
Lance Venta, RadioInsight (2022-09-21)
Grupo Radio Centro Sports “Lone Star Sports 920” KQBU El Paso TX has ceased operations.
KQBU has carried CBS Sports Radio programming and Houston Texans football since launching its Sports brand in September 2018. In its filing with the FCC, Grupo Radio Centro notes that operations of the station is not currently possible as it has lost the station’s tower site and is making plans to relocate. KQBU had been operating at just 150 watts since May under an STA that stated they were working on rebuilding the tower.
Lance Venta, RadioInsight (2022-09-19)
Rai Way medium wave broadcasting center in Milan Siziano tribute.
I would like to share my simple tribute to the Rai Way medium wave broadcasting center in Milan Siziano, which will be shut down on 11 September 2022 and subsequently demolished.
Currently the transmitter (Harris DX600) and the antenna (148 meters) are used for “Rai Radio 1” at 900 kHz with a power of 50kW.
A second antenna (145 meters) is used for the private broadcaster “Radio Zainet” (693 kHz, 2kW).
Andrea Zamproni on WRTH FB group via Mike Terry in WOR iog (2022-09-09)
Historical end of RAI medium wave transmissions.
657 RAI Radio I Toscana is closing down for good
900 RAI Radio 1 Lombardia is closing down for good
936 kHz – RAI Radio 1 Veneto FVG is closing down for good
981 kHz – RAI Radio Trst A is closing down for good
999 kHz – RAI Radio 1 Piemonte is closing down for good