My favourite online radio station – my daily companion – World Music Radio – WMR – has also been transmitting on SW for a couple of years now.
Yesterday a new milestone was reached when it conquered the MW band on 927 kHz with 50 watts. The QTH is Hvidovre, 13 km southwest of Copenhagen city centre.
It was audible with a good signal after sunset at my location in southern Denmark.
Great work of Stig and his assistant.
Ydun Ritz (2021-04-15)
On Sunday, April 18 Radio Turkiyem will test on the LPAM frequency 1224 kHz from Voorburg.
World Music Radio (WMR) has now commenced test transmission on 927 kHz from Copenhagen starting Wednesday April 14th 2021 at 1130 UTC. It is on the air 24 hours a day 7 days a week and provides local coverage in the larger Copenhagen area. Reception should also be possible in the rest of Zealand, in Southwestern Sweden and along the Baltic sea coast in Poland and Germany.
It has taken four years to get it on the air. It took a very, very long time to find a transmitter site, and then it also took quite some time to plan the site, erect a mast, design the aerial and do all the constructions and installations. The site is Hvidovre, Copenhagen; it is the same site as Radio208 transmitting on 5970 kHz. The power on 927 kHz is going to be 500 Watts, but for the first few days with reduced power. The mast is only 18 m tall and the aerial is a coil aerial with approx. 400 m of radials.
Meanwhile WMR continuous broadcasting on 5930 kHz (200 Watts from Bramming) also round the clock; however, reception is difficult or impossible at times when 5930 is used by the ‘big boys’ (e.g. VoA from around 16 UTC to 18 UTC and RFI 21-23 UTC). Also 15790 kHz (200 Watts from Randers) is still in use Saturdays and Sundays 0700-2000 UTC. In late April or May, WMR plans to start broadcasting on 25770 kHz (150 Watts) from Maarslet in the Southern outskirts of Aarhus, the second largest city in Denmark.
Reception reports to World Music Radio, PO Box 112, DK-8960 Randers, Denmark, are welcome. If possible please enclose return postage (two international reply coupons or five euro) for a printed QSL-card, a pennant and stickers. A new WMR-QSL for 2021 will be printed late April 2021. E-mails to email@example.com are also welcome. Please note that reception reports which are based on the use of remote receivers are not QSLed (unless you are using your own remote receiver in your own part of the world).
Stig Hartvig Nielsen (2021-04-14)
TAB NZ New Zealand return to AM.
Information received from the station:
The TAB (New Zealand sports radio) has its own network that was once managed by MediaWorks on TAB NZ behalf however we recently sold our national set of licences to Sports Entertainment Network Australia (SEN). SEN are due to set up a NZ broadcasting arm.
The network will continue to broadcast on it’s former AM frequencies.
Jarmo Patala, Finland (2021-04-12)
1431 Uni Radio from Thessaloniki is back. Limited time schedule.
Zach Liangas to Medium Wave Circle fb group (2021-04-04)
Radio Podenco started broadcasting via the LPAM frequency 1485 kHz from Warffum (1 Watt).
Sitara FM has been licensed for the 900 KHz in Houten (100 Watt).
Permit is also issued at 846 KHz in Hengelo (OV). [no station name yet]”
KUAM 630 Guam returning to air, weakened from new antenna site:
According to this, http://www.radioheritage.net/Story506.asp KUAM ceased broadcasting 630 on May 1, 2020. It would continue on FM, streaming. No explanation of why. Station 2) was deleted from WRTH 2021 but the 2) reference remains.
Now, an FCC application to move its transmitter site has been approved. The old site was leased on a month-to-month basis and could not be relied upon.
The new site is at the KSDA shortwave! facility with what appears to be a temporary antenna design, to be at reduced power but sufficient to cover the island.
FCC AM Query now shows the original 10 kW info and, as applications, for the new site at 2.5 kW:
Here is the letter granting STA only until September 20, 2021:
The engineering statement with all the details, including diagrams of the antenna, maps of old and new coverage:
A month earlier, in February, KUAM applied to change from commercial to non commercial, and with a new licensee name, Good News Broadcasting, i.e. religious. It is not clear how closely or what relationship it now have to Adventist World Radio. Its old brand was “Isla 63“ music, by Pacific Telestations.
Expect the new facility to go on the 630 air once the license transfer be completed, with weaker signal and new format.
Glenn Hauser, OK, in WOR groups.io (2021-03-28)
“Schalkhaar AM started broadcasting via the LPAM frequency 675 kHz from Schalkhaar.
Sitara FM submitted the license for the 900 kHz in Vianen.”
According to the information map of AT, the LPAM frequency 918 kHz is
published in Oldenzaal with 20 dBW.
Radio Monique is back on LPAM 918KHz from Velsen-Noord.
Also Radio Europa on 801 kHz is on air again since 2 days.
SEN to launch SENZ in New Zealand.
SEN has announced it will launch in New Zealand, after announcing plans to acquire 29 TAB NZ AM/FM radio licences.
Ydun Ritz (2021-03-18)