Canada

VOCM goes Christmas. Announcing as “Your Merry Christmas station” seemingly all Xmas songs. Noted with good signal at 1915 utc today – signal collapsed at 1940 utc.
590//570 (VOCM instead of KNR)//620//710

Steve Whitt to mwcircle iog (2022-11-14)

United States

As iHeartMedia flipped dozens of its stations across the country today to Christmas music, one newcomer joined the ranks dropping its regular brand in the process.

Hot AC “103.9 Kiss-FM1450 WSDV/103.9 W280EV Sarasota FL went all-Christmas at 5pm today as “103.9 Santa-FM“. The station had its first foray playing holiday music in 2021 where it went to a split identity keeping its regular format during the daytime, but playing “Kissmas” music on evenings and weekends.
https://radioinsight.com/headlines/245017/santa-fm-arrives-in-sarasota/

Lance Venta, RadioInsight (2022-11-11)

Lithuania

Extended airtimes for “Radio Pravda 1557 AM” Lithuania.
Signal from Lithuania is audible now at 15:43 UTC already.
Clear ID “наше лента – коротка и ясна” 3x ID at 15:45 UTC; in the week before, it was 1700-2100 UTC, now 1530-2130 (that makes RTI from Kouhu almost impossible at winters).

Horst (2022-11-08)

Japan

New frequency schedule NHK World Japan from November 6, 2022
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/ja/information/brochure/pdf/radio_frequency_schedule.pdf

RBWI 1386 AM

Changes in saturday-sunday (time in UTC)
3:30 NHK World Japan (in Russian)
3:50-4:00 NHK World Japan interval signal
15:00 NHK World Japan (in Russian)
15:20-15:30 English language TV-programm NHK Newsline
17:30 NHK World Japan (in Russian)
17:50-18:00 NHK World Japan interval signal

Weeri (2022-11-02)

United States

After twenty two seasons on News 780 WBBM, the NFL’s Chicago Bears will move their game broadcasts to Good Karma Brands’ “ESPN 1000WMVP for the 2023 season.

The Bears will join MLB’s Chicago White Sox on WMVP with the station planning to add “unique content” to air on its local shows.

WBBM had served as home of the Bears since the 2000 season after previously being home to their games from 1977 to 1984. During the franchise’s history, their games have also been heard on 560 WIND, 670 WMAQ, 720 WGN, and 1160 WJJD.
https://radioinsight.com/headlines/244589/chicago-bears-to-move-to-espn-1000/

Lance Venta, RadioInsight (2022-11-01)

India

From tomorrow 1 Nov 2022 the timings of News in English and Hindi originating in  All India Radio –  New Delhi and relayed by all stations of AIR is changing their schedule.

The changes of major bulletins are as follows:
The durations has been changed from 30 minutes to 15 minutes of the following

Morning News
Hindi  0230-0245 UTC  (ex 0230-0300 UTC)
English 0245-0300 UTC (ex 0300-0330 UTC)

Mid-day News
English  0830-0845 UTC  (ex 0830-0900 UTC)
Hindi 0845-0900 UTC (ex 0900-0930 UTC)

News
Hindi  1515-1530 UTC  (ex 1430-1500 UTC)
English 1530-1545 UTC  (ex 1500-1530 UTC)

Hourly News in English & Hindi will be 5 minutes each (ex 10 minutes)

Note: Due to above changes, many stations may sign off at night etc. about 10 minutes earlier than present time.
Announcements about the news timings was heard on AIR in Hindi News bulletin today at around 1445 UTC.
Incidentally, the new timings are the same as the old timings which were in force before the Covid 19.

Thank to  Gopala Krishna, Broadcasting World DX for info.

Jose Jacob, VU2JOS to dxindia iog (2022-10-31)

United States

After much earlier starts to the Christmas music season in 2020 and 2021, we do have our first all-Christmas music launch for the 2022 Holiday season.

Cumulus Media AC “Lite Rock 100.71340 KRMD Shreveport/100.7 K264AS Mooringsport LA made the move to all-Christmas at 9:00pm on Friday, October 28 kicking off with Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas”.

KRMD’s launch was the latest for the first station to go all-Christmas since WTRV Grand Rapids became the first to make the move in 2018 on October 30.
https://radioinsight.com/headlines/244470/christmas-music-season-starts-in-shreveport/

Lance Venta, RadioInsight (2022-10-30)

United States

MyTown Media has flipped 1340 KSEK/107.9 K300DE Pittsburg KS to its Country/Red Dirt “My Country” brand.

KSEK previously featured a Sports format airing Fox Sports Radio under former owner Michael Landis until being swapped to MyTown Media last year, who switched it to CBS Sports Radio at the start of 2022. Landis would drop the “My Country” brand from 101.7 KHST-FM Lamar MO in June in favor of Oldies.

MyTown Media operates the “My Country” brand in six Kansas markets with KSEK joining 93.5 KKDT Burdett/Hays, 98.3 KQZQ Kiowa, 99.5 KHDL Americus/Emporia, 102.9 KBIX Independence, and 1460 KKOY/99.9 K260DF Chanute. All six stations feature Colby Ericson in afternoons with his “35 South” Red Dirt show airing on Fridays.
https://radioinsight.com/headlines/244247/mycountry-returns-to-pittsburg/

Lance Venta, RadioInsight (2022-10-21)