Netherlands

“The licence for LPAM frequency 675 kHz in Wassenaar has been handed in per 1-1-2022. The main reason is that the licensee currently has no prospect of another broadcasting location in The Hague and the rest of the Randstad.
Later this month the combination Groeistad Radio / Studio 846 is scheduled to start from Terneuzen on LPAM frequency 846 kHz.”
https://radio-tv-nederland.nl/

Marco (2021-12-14)

United States

After taking the two stations silent on July 31, IVOX Media will relaunch 920 KKGX/99.1 K256CU Palm Springs and 1340 KWXY/92.3 K222DA Cathedral City CA today.
The stations will relaunch at 12pm on Sunday with a four hour special hosted by Wink Martindale celebrating Frank Sinatra’s birthday. Following an immediate replay, both stations will then air Christmas music through December 27, with KKGX continuing until January 1. KWXY will relaunch on 12/27 as “KWXY Music Radio” with what owner Louie Comella tells the Palm Springs Desert Sun, will feature “a wide range of genres and generations, like big band, jazz and rock ‘n’ roll from roughly the 1940s through the 1970s”. Weekends will include specialty shows for local music, Country, Punk Rock, Rockabilly, Showtunes, and Spanish language music. Martindale will host a show on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays.
KKGX will return to a Talk format with programming that Comella tells the newspaper will include a “hyperlocal morning show” featuring local journalists, a show hosted by former local TV anchor Joe Smith and four comedy shows.
IVOX Media acquired KKGX and KWXY earlier this year from Gary Wing’s Desert Broadcasters LLC for $105,000. Comella separately purchased the station’s studio building for $549,000. The stations went silent with the station’s equipment in a state of disrepair needing months to fix.
https://radioinsight.com/headlines/216808/kwxy-kkgx-palm-springs-resuming-operations/

Lance Venta, RadioInsight (2021-12-12)

Algeria

153 R.Algérienne, Béchar, was observed on the 8th inst. after a long time of silence.  Whether they were already there before the 8th is something I can’t say.  For some (odd?) reason, I wasn’t expecting RA back on LF at all.
As I write, 1141 UT, they are putting a 45454 SINPO.
I just hope they won’t reactivate the Ouargla 198 and/or the Tipaza 252 outlets.

Carlos Gonçalves (2021-12-11)

Italy

On December 12th, AM Italia’s 207 kHz long wave transmitter will be switched on at Villa Estense (PD), the power used will be 1 kW with a 350-metre wire antenna. The commemorative transmission is organized to remember the connection between Poldhu and St. John of Newfoundland with the speech of Marconi and 3 points of the letter S in repetition.
(tnx Achille De Santis – IU0EUF “Radio in Schools 4. 0 ARI”)”
https://www.bclnews.it/2021/12/06/trasmissione-speciale-di-am-italia-sui-207-khz-il-12-13-febbraio-2022/

Marco (2021-12-07)

Italy

Trasmissione speciale di AM Italia sui 207 kHz il 12-13 febbraio 2022
In occasione della mostra a Piana delle Orme, il 12 e 13 febbraio verrà acceso il trasmettitore in onda lunga sui 207 kHz di AM Italia a Villa Estense (PD), la potenza utilizzata sarà di 1 kW con un’antenna filare da 350 metri. La trasmissione commemorativa è organizzata per ricordare il collegamento tra Poldhu e S. Giovanni di Terranova con il discorso di Marconi e di 3 punti della lettera S a ripetizione. (tnx Achille De Santis – IU0EUF “La Radio nelle Scuole 4.0 ARI”)
https://www.bclnews.it/2021/12/06/trasmissione-speciale-di-am-italia-sui-207-khz-il-12-13-febbraio-2022/
https://www.facebook.com/bclnews.it
(bclnews.it iog Mon, 06 Dec 2021 19:01:07 UTC)

LW 207 from AM Italia has been a plan for some time along with active MW 918 kHz which relays IRRS including WORLD OF RADIO. Are there or will there be any 207 kHz tests or transmissions before this, and when will that be regular? Why pick 207? Altho there is not much LWBC any more, there is also 75 kW from Iceland, while WRTH 2021 shows nothing on 216.

Glenn Hauser, WOR iog (2021-12-07)

Ukraine

Local nongovernmental FM radio station from Chernihiv Svoboda.FM have plans to start broadcasting on the medium wave frequency of 1422 kHz. Svoboda.FM has already obtained license, including this frequency, from the National Council of Television and Radio Broadcasting of Ukraine (НР № 01501-м) valid from 10.05.2019 till 10.05.2026.
Here are some interesting details which can be found in NCTRBU’s decision № 596 from 18.04.2019:
Transmitter location: Chernihiv
Address: vul. Remisnycha, 53-b, Chernihiv, Ukraine
Frequency: 1422 kHz
Output power of the transmitter: 0.2 kW
Time of broadcasts: 24 hours a day

From Ukrainian DX Blog (2021-11-21)

Marco (2021-11-26)

United States

I saw a report  from the US that said:
As of yesterday (October 25th), Family Radio’s 1560 WFME is back on the air, transmitting a 1 kW signal from a temporary slant wire antenna strung up on the WNSH tower in West Orange, NJ. A far cry from their former 50 kW signal, but it’s good enough to maintain the license.
But apparently signal was reported absent today.

Steve Whitt to WOR iog (2021-10-26)

Just checked 1560 KHz at 0845 UTC and they are on. Signal is fair, fading up and down, but generally over top of anything else on channel. Christian talk at 0850, and TOH identified as “Family Radio”.
Total dark here in Rochester, sunrise is still 2.5 hours away.
Distance about 240 miles.
Checked the FCC temporary authority record. New location is 40-47-18 N, 74-15-19 W.
1000 watts to a slant wire off a 203 ft. tapered tower hosting 6 other FM services.
Location is in West Orange, New Jersey at the Goddard School.
Let’s see if I can paste a picture in here.

Bill, WE7W https://radio-timetraveller.blogspot.com

Heard at 1600utc 27/10 with legal ID at top of hour amidst Family Radio programming.
Checked via KiwiSDR in USA located about 70km from the temporary tx.
Nice modulation and clean clear signal.
Signal had some brief random breaks in its audio feed.

Steve Whitt to WOR iog (2021-10-27)

Georgia

Abkhazia:  Apsua/Abkhaz Radio was confirmed on the new frequency MW 1296 kHz (ex1350 kHz) on Oct 24 at 1545-1600 UTC & on Oct 25 at 1530-1600 UTC. Songs in Abkhazian with DJ Galina … ID at 1559 UTC, followed by 3 minutes programme in Russian of Avto Radio Moscow & cl/down at 1603 UTC on both days. There were broadcasts from 0500-? UTC & from
1500 UTC but with tiny signal.

Rumen Pankov BUL via Wolfgang Büschel (2021-10-25)