Franck Baste from France reports on the MWCircle mailing list that Dimtsi Woyane Tigray was noted tent. signing on 1359 kHz at 0247 UTC today August 26th, which could mean that the Ethiopian transmitter has been reactivated.
After local sunset in Denmark music from the Africa Horn was noted on 1359 under dominant Smooth Radio. However no ID was noted and no webstream was audible. 

Stig Hartvig Nielsen (2021-08-26) 

United States

The five station cluster that Reier Broadcasting Company shut down in June 2018 will soon return to full-time operations under new ownership.

Cam Maxwell’s Desert Mountain Broadcasting has agreed to purchase the former Oldies 93.7 KOBB-FM Bozeman, Classic Rock 97.5 KOZB Livingston, Country 99.9 KBOZ-FM Bozeman, Talk 1090 KBOZ Bozeman, and Sports “ESPN 1230” KOBB Bozeman from receiver Richard Samson for $300,000. The stations have operated minimally since just to keep their licenses alive. The stations were involuntarily transferred to Samson for divestment in 2019 following Bill Reier’s death and a 2020 sale to Ted Austin’s SW Montana Media failed to close.

Desert Mountain Broadcasting was formed by Maxwell in 2019 when he purchased the Connoisseur Media cluster in Billings that he had led as General Manager since 2015. It first entered Bozeman with the purchase of 1490 KYWL/104.1 K281CX Bozeman from Chaparral Broadcasting for $50,000 last October and launched Rock “104.1 The Zone” in March.

An LMA to begin restoring the stations to operation began earlier this month.

Radio Insight (2021-08-19)


XESOS-730 Agua Prieta, Sonora has indeed returned to the air as someone tentatively reported last week. Heard them on the car radio tonight in San Diego. They don’t seem as loud as they used to be. Still using “La Ranchera 97.3” slogan. NON-SPANISH SPEAKERS please be advised that perennially compliance-challenged KDBI-730 “La Grande 106.3 / 103.7”, which has a fairly similar format, is blasting their signal all over the western US as usual tonight.

Tim Hall to fb group (2021-08-05)


Listening to Super Strength Ethiopian MW 1485 kHz 10kW (WRTVH2021) Negele Borana. As I listened I thought it sounded like Amharic but again more like Somali and so I knew this must be close to the Somalian border, sure enough its in the Oromia region. Incredible for just 10kW. If you listen to the recording you see the MW characteristics of slowly fading down to come back.
Negele (or Neghelle) is a town and separate district in southern Ethiopia. Located in the Guji Zone of the Oromia Region on the road connecting Addis Ababa to Dolo Odo, it is the largest town in the Borena Zone, traditionally inhabited by the Borana Oromo. It has a latitude and longitude of 5°20′N 39°35′ECoordinates: 5°20′N 39°35′E with an altitude of about 1,475 meters above sea level. Negele Borana’s principal importance is that a barrack revolt in this town is considered the first incident of the Ethiopian Revolution.[1] Moyale town is greatly affected by the regional clashes between Borana and the Somali community. It’s believed that Somali community were settled by the Ethiopian government back in 1991 as refugees due to war in Somalia. Ethiopian government have taken little mechanism to address this sole and disturbing issues.(Wikipedia)
Here is the link
Victor Goonetilleke to WRTH fb group (2021-07-27)

United States

KXPL-1060 [El Paso TX] is reportedly back on the air, at least as a daytimer. Also on 1060, note that XEEP has been re-licensed as XECPAE and has started using those calls in their IDs.
(Alfredo Hernandez via) Tim Hall to fb group (2021-07-06)

United States

After a 14 month silent period and a “fire sale” of the station to a new owner, KDYL 1060 (South Salt Lake City, UT) is back on the air. KDYL is currently stunting with an automated soft rock format, but according to a recent post on the “Talking Utah Radio” discussion board, the new owner plans to air a Spanish language format once the stunting period has ended. KDYL offers a new twilight DX target for 1060, as it powers down from 10 kW days to 149 watts at night to protect Class A stations KYW and XEEP.
David Wilson to I Love AM Radio FB group (2021-06-18)