(CRTC) Reduction in local programming proposed for CKGM 690 Montreal.
Bell Media has applied to reduce locally produced programming from 96 to 63 hours per week on CKGM “TSN 690” in Montreal. Bell states that a reduction in the number of local programming hours will allow for additional coverage of live sporting throughout the broadcast year, such as Toronto Blue Jays baseball, NFL Football and NHL Playoffs.
Canadian Radio News fb group (2020-10-30)


XEFRTM-770 Fresnillo, Zacatecas (replacement for the widely-heard XEIH which moved to FM several years ago) is reportedly on the air with 25kW and W Radio programming via some kind of a lease agreement. Slogan is apparently W Radio Zacatecas. The W Radio network has seemingly not yet created individual web sites for their newer stations like XEQRMD-1310 and XEFRTM-770. Another target for my upcoming trip to the Nevada-Utah desert.
Tim Hall to MWDX – The National Radio Club (2020-10-27)


On today’s trip to the broadcasting site we made some changes to the use of our radio stations, thanks again to LA7CFA!
1314 kHz Radio Northern Star is now on this frequency with its classic pop and rock format 1659-0007 CET. 700 watts from a Hercules 1 kW and Comrod antenna. Today, the transmission time was also increased to 0525-0950. The rest of the broadcast time is set aside for programs on health as well as FBK’s own programs. The new local radio licensee in Bergen Radio Rummur has also been given some airtime on Wednesday night.
1611 kHz has so far been Radio Northern Star‘s main frequency. But we plan that this channel at least the next six months will send our new country station The C. This is on the air from today from its Hercules 2 kW transmitter. Transmission time as before 1459-0007. Slightly down in transmitter power to 400 watts to adapt better to the inverted V antenna, but with better modulation than before makes us think this will still go far. So far heard in 15 countries.
Svenn Martinsen in DX-LISTENERS’ CLUB fb group (2020-10-26)

United States

KFXD 630 Boise [5000W – Idaho] (ex KIDO) has flipped format.
At the moment calling itself “105.5 Darrell FM” (long story) and playing a variety of current pop hits, hip hop, and a classic rock song dropped in.
Bill Frahm in MWDX – The National Radio Club fb group (2020-10-24)

United Kingdom

Tune in for more nostalgia with another Radio Caroline North broadcast this weekend 17th-18th October.
You’ll hear all the best music from the 60s – early 90s, plus the chance to win some goodies from our Web Shop, this time kindly sponsored by Alan and Dawn Sharp from Enfield, Middlesex.
Sadly again, due to ‘social distancing’ restrictions, we can’t use our radio-ship Ross Revenge this time, so the broadcast will be land-based.
Listen in on 648 AM in the South and South-East, on 1368 AM in the North and North-West courtesy of our friends at Manx Radio, the Radio Caroline app and around the world online here (via the Manx AM Radio Player).
We’d love to hear from during the broadcast via and remember, it’s the only email address that gets you straight through to our ‘North’ broadcasters directly.
Mike Terry to WOR (2020-10-15)

Colombia / Venezuela

There has been discussion in Cadena DX, the Latin American Facebook group, on the VOA programs via Radio Libertad 600 kHz in Barranquilla, Colombia. Santiago San Gil in Barinas wrote that normally Radio Libertad was received there with “acceptable signals” but that since the programs began there has been significant co-channel interference. Fernando Viloria in the coastal Venezuelan state of Carabobo says he has been hearing an unlisted station calling itself “Radio Verdad” and “La Emisora de la Alegria” on 600 kHz. The station has not announced a location. Several DXers wrote of tuning the Radio Libertad programs on the remote SDR in Bonaire. They report it is putting in a good signal to Bonaire.
Don Moore in WOR (2020-09-19)

United States

WNRP 1620 kHz Gulf Breeze/Pensacola, FL Update – Hurricane Sally Aftermath.
Monitoring at my Atlanta, Georgia Location tonight, WNRP 1620 kHz from the Pensacola, Florida area is on the air and still over riding co-channel, higher power Radio Rebelde, Cuba. It has been on tonight with continuing Hurricane Sally aftermath coverage in the Pensacola, Florida area primarily focusing on the Three Mile Bridge section collapse (a vital travel route in the area) and the numerous power outages, etc.
WNRP on 1620 kHz and 92.3 FM had been off and on throughout the last day or two due to power outages in the area. It was trying to broadcast on sister station WEBY 1330 kHz and 99.1 FM with varying success. The internet streaming service has also been intermittent.
Harry Smith to WOR (2020-09-18)

Dominican Republic

1440 Radio Impactante – noted in English on Dominican Republic SDR at 2310utc.
Tony Magon AUS to WOR (2020-09-17)

WRTH shows 5 kW in Sto Domingo, with this link:
Certainly religious but nothing seen there not in Spanish
Was the English programming religious?
That also linx to: which is under construxion with a dead play link to a DR FM station of same name and on same page to a Radio Impacto en California.
Glenn Hauser to WOR (2020-09-17)

Yes it was religious in English from about 2300 to 2340utc, then Religious Vocals until around 2355utc
Tony Magon AUS to WOR (2020-09-17)


This year marks the 60th Anniversary of the Arctic Radio Club. To celebrate this we are broadcasting a special programme over Radio Northern Star/Bergen Kringkaster in Norway as follows:
Saturday Sept. 19 1800-2000 UTC
Sunday Sept. 20 2000-2200 UTC
Tuesday Sept. 22 1800-2000 UTC
Frequencies: MW 1314 kHz and SW 5895 kHz.
The programme is in Swedish but with IDs in English. Many of the ARC oldtimers are participating in the programme. We also present a wide selection of music.
Reception reports are welcome to:
Arctic Radio Club Anniversary Broadcast
c/o Music & Media Production
Box 114SE-82423 HudiksvallSweden
If you want a QSL-card please enclose return postage in form of 2 IRCs or $3. As a DX club we are interested in seeing how far the radio waves will go so we are not interested in reports taken over SDR receivers close to the transmitter site.For further information about Radio Northern Star and Bergen Kringkaster check out:
Welcome to listen in and GOOD DX!
Ronny B. Goode to WRTH fb group (2020-09-17)