Argentina

More valuable mediumwave info from fellow DXers in Argentina:

From Argentina en AM y FM:
(Google translate)
AMPLIED BAND PANORAMA
Argentina and Peru, are the only two countries of the Southern Cone of America that own operational stations in the expanded Modulated Amplitude Band (1610-1710 KHz), even our country has awarded several seasons in that segment of the dial, although most of them are currently without airing and other long inactive. During this year 2021, the reduction in the number of audible stations in that extended sector of the dial is very noticeable, with many stations being stopped operating for the reasons we were referring to in previous articles.
Here is the list of stations active at the end of May 2021:
1610, Magic Radio (Laboulaye, Cordoba), Radio Light of the World (Rafael Calzada, Buenos Aires)
Radio Sentires (Merlo, Buenos Aires)
1620, Radio Italy (Villa Martelli, Buenos Aires)
1620, AM 16-20 Radio (Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires)
1620, Radio Mitre (Cañada de Gomez, Santa Fe)
1630, LRI234 Radio America (San Jose, Between Rivers)
1650, Radio A (Adrogué, Buenos Aires) – TESTING
1660, LRI232 Radio City of Nogoyá (Nogoyá, Between Rivers)
1660, Radio Revivir (Gregory of Laferrere, Buenos Aires)
1710, Radio Jungle (Ituzaingó, Buenos Aires) 
Mika DX Makelainen to DXing.info FB group (2021-05-23)

Chile

Valuable info on AM stations located in Santiago, Chile, compiled and posted by Marcelo A. Cornachioni. Many stations have changed names during the past few months.

Mika DX Makelainen to DXing.info fb group (2021-05-22)

Italy

Yesterday at 5.34 UTC in Gradara location (central Italy), I was able to listen to Radio Prêt-à-porter (Milano/Magenta) on 1602 kHz. Moderate fading with Radio SER.
Alberto V., Pesaro (2021-05-11)

United States

KVET [1300 kHz] License Restored.
In what was described to us as being an inadvertent typo by the FCC, the license of KVET has been restored.
While nobody has gone on the record over what happened, we are told KVET’s FRN was misconstrued for another station which did surrender its license this week. It will likely be another day or two before the FCC’s database properly lists which station had done so.
(See United States May 6th/ed)
radioINSIGHT (2021-05-06)

United States

FCC Reports:
Four more licensees have been hit with consent decrees for failing to properly maintain their online political files:
Bakken Beacon Media, LLC licensee of 1090 KTGO Tioga ND and 1100 WZFG Dilworth MN.
Crawford Broadcasting’s KLZ Radio Inc. licensee of 560 KLZ Denver CO.
D&K Distributors, Inc. licensee of 1400 KEYL Long Prairie and 99.7 KXDL Browerville MN.
Krystal Broadcasting, Incorporated licensee of 93.9 KYSL Frisco CO.

Multicultural Radio Broadcasting’s Regional Mexican “Que Buena 1600WLXE Rockville MD/Washington DC applies to dismantle two of the three towers utilized in its nighttime array. WLXE will continue to operate with 1kW day, but drop from 500 watts to nine watts at night.

Salem Media seeks to diplex Conservative Talk “1640 The Patriot” KDZR Lake Oswego/Portland OR on the tower of co-owned Christian Preaching 800 KPDQ Portland with 10kW day/1kW night. KDZR is currently located on the site of Crawford’s 1330 KKPZ Portland, which ceased operations on Friday [April 30th].
radioINSIGHT (2021-05-02)

QSL

Not exactly just a MW item but I think many DXers can remember the exciting feeling when receiving QSL cards and letters from abroad reaching their mailboxes.
Jaisakthivel Thangavel, a professor of Journalism and Communications at the University of Madras. is telling about this in an article published in “The New India Express” (2021-04-24)
It is well worth reading.
Ydun Ritz



United Kingdom

BBC supernova!
A supernova a short lived  stellar explosion marking the end of the life of a star. Over the next few weeks BBC local radio will undergoing their supernova equivalent. Before a star explodes into a supernova it may be difficult to see. Right now BBC local radio stations are difficult to 100% identify at night because they carry nationally syndicated programming with no local content. So sending a recording of networked programming to get a QSL card is less than convincing.
But in a few weeks time many stations will switch over to a brief looped recording telling listeners that the MW service about to close down. These looped messages are unique, easy to hear, repeat every few minutes 24 hours a day and are 100% convincing evidence that you heard a particular station. The audio can’t even be recorded from a parallel frequency or off the internet. The only place you’ll hear these message is on MW.
This brief period of super DX visibility will be followed by total extinction as the BBC MW  local radio network collapses and switches off the MW transmitters for good. This super nova experience is your last, but best, chance to hear many BBC local radio stations and to try to get a QSL.
Good star spotting
73 Steve Whitt, MWCircle groups.io via Kari Kallio in nordx groups.io (2021-04-24)

Space

Sunspot AR2816 has produced another solar flare–this time a C3.8-class eruption on April 22nd (0435 UT). A pulse of X-rays and UV radiation ionized the top of Earth’s atmosphere, producing a minor shortwave radio blackout over southeast Asia. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded a shock wave rippling away from the blast site; this suggests a CME is heading our way.
Stay tuned for updates.https://spaceweather.com/
Mike Terry to WOR groups.io (2021-04-22)