India

India is celebrating its 76th Independence Day on 15 August 2022.
Details of special programs by All India Radio for the occasion is as follows:

14th August 2022 (Sunday)  1330 UTC (7.00 pm IST) onwards “Address to the Nation” on the eve of Independence Day in Hindi and English by Smt.Draupadi Murmu, Hon’ble President of India.

All stations of All India Radio will relay this on MW, SW & FM.
Look out on the following Home Service SW frequencies :

kHz     kW       Station
4760    2.5     Leh          

MW Frequencies : http://www.qsl.net/vu2jos/mw/freq.htm
FM Frequencies : http://www.qsl.net/vu2jos/fm/airfreq.htm

Also on DTH Channels/ airlivenews 24×7
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15th August 2022 (Monday) 0135-0240 UTC (0705-0810 hrs IST)

All India Radio will live broadcast the running commentary in English and Hindi on the Flag Hoisting and Prime Minister’s address to the nation to be held at Red Fort, New Delhi between 0135-0240 UTC (0705-0810 hrs IST) on 15th August, 2022 on the following SW frequencies.

English:
13710 Bengaluru 500 kW

Hindi:
9950   New Delhi 100 kW
11560 Bangalore 500 kW

The Regional SW Stations will start using their day time frequencies about 1 hour or more earlier than usual on 15th August as follows to relay the Commentary. This may provide enhanced reception of stations than on normal days.

Other frequencies operating as usual at that time but carrying the commentary is as follows :

kHz     kW       Station
4760    2.5      Leh          

All stations of AIR on MW, FM & ‘Akashvani AIR’ YouTube Channel will relay the running commentary.
MW Frequencies : http://www.qsl.net/vu2jos/mw/freq.htm
FM Frequencies : http://www.qsl.net/vu2jos/fm/airfreq.htm

Live streaming of the above programs is available in:
https://t.co/gCNx9P5t9khttps://t.co/yQKsYwKCMV
http://allindiaradio.gov.in/
https://mib.gov.in/media/all-india-radio

Reception Reports to :
Please send your reception reports on line at: http://pbinfo.air.org.in/feedback/
or by email to: spectrum-manager@air.org.in or spectrum-manager@prasarbharati.gov.in
or
Director ( Spectrum Management & Synergy)
All India Radio,
Room No. 204, Akashvani Bhawan,
Parliament Street
New Delhi110001, India

Watch the events live on Doordarshan TV  on all their channels .Try the following links:
DD National:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3RhpgO2ItQ
DD News: http://webcast.gov.in/

Thanks to Nirmal Kumar.

Alokesh Gupta & Jose Jacob to dxindia iog (2022-08-13))

United Kingdom

Carillon Wellbeing Radio (Coalville, Leics) 1476 kHz will again relay a broadcast from the LV18 in Harwich on the weekend 13-14 August according to this:

“It is with great excitement that the trustees of the Lightvessel 18 announce our radio broadcast for Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th August 2022.
We will be broadcasting live online at https://carillonradio.com/ and in some areas on 1476 AM Medium Wave.
Similar to last year, we will have 24/7 broadcasting with a variety of DJs including a Sunday show (Sunday 10am to 12pm) by Stephen Foster (formally of BBC Suffolk and now a regular Radio Caroline presenter) and two shows (Saturday 12-2pm and Sunday 2-4pm) by Keith Skues.
They will both be broadcasting live from the LV18.
Keith will also be around for a meet and greet and book signing from about 11am till 1pm on the Sunday.
As the LV18 is a charity, admission will be charged at £4 for adults, £2 for children under 16 and £10 for families.
The LV18’s Postcode is CO123HH
It would be great to see as many of you as possible.”

(Anon on Keith Skues Fan Group Facebook group, 7 Aug)

Schedule on CWR’s website shows programmes from the LV18 actually start at 2000 BST Friday 12th August: https://carillonradio.com/schedule/

CWR on 1476 kHz is well heard after dark in UK and even Europe – I could hear the final hour from Radio Mi Amigo aboard the LV18 light ship on the same weekend last year down here in Caversham on 1476.

Alan Pennington on the BDXC club newsgroup via Mike Terry (2022-08-08)

United Kingdom

Radio Caroline North August 2022.

The next Radio Caroline North broadcast is happening between 12th-14th August during the first three days of our annual Fundraiser.
You’ll hear some fine music from the 60s – early 90s over this mammoth live broadcast.
Listen on 648 AM across England, The Netherlands, Belgium and beyond, on 1368 AM in the North/North-West courtesy of our friends at Manx Radio, worldwide online here via our Caroline North Player, on smart speakers and the Radio Caroline app.
We’d love to hear from you during the broadcast via memories@radiocaroline.co.uk and remember, it’s the only email address that gets you straight through to our ‘North’ broadcasters.
http://radiocaroline.co.uk/#home.html

Nico from Gouda HOL (2022-08-08)

India

AIR Rajkot noted on 1071 khz 1000 kw now at 1645 utc in AM mode in Urdu. (1015 pm IST) . Earlier they used to sign off at 1330 utc. Urdu scheduled till 1930 UTC.

Jose Jacob to dxindia iog (2022-08-07)

United Kingdom

The annual Four Day Fundraiser will run on Radio Caroline and Caroline Flashback until midnight, UK time, on Monday, August 15th, and on Radio Caroline North, live from MV Ross Revenge, until closedown on Sunday, August 14th.

“Our costs to run our 648 AM transmitter have increased substantially, due to the four-fold increase in its power output. However, we have plans to go green by funding a solar array to offset the cost of powering the transmitter. This could, in turn, offset the cost of a future power increase. But it requires a sizable upfront investment.
We also need to raise a substantial amount of money to get Ross Revenge into dry dock. Without extensive repairs, the future of the ship is uncertain. Through the charity, Ross Revenge Home of Radio Caroline, we aim to raise half a million pounds and then apply for grants and other funding.”

Full details here: https://www.radiocaroline.co.uk/home.html

Mike Terry via bdxc-news (2022-08-02)

Pakistan

Director General, Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation, Sohail Ali Khan has said that Radio Pakistan will start its transmission from all its broadcasting houses round the clock very soon.
He was addressing a meeting at Radio Pakistan, Lahore on Friday.
Station Director Nazakat Shakeela, Controller News Sajjad Parvez along with sectional heads briefed him about their respective wings.
Director General said Radio Pakistan is upgrading its transmitters installed at different stations so that listeners can enjoy quality transmission across the country.
He said Radio Pakistan being the voice of the nation is playing an important role in dissemination of information and provision of entertainment and infotainment.
He urged the officials of the sales department to bring more business in order to make PBC financially sound.
The Director General said Radio Pakistan is country’s biggest custodian of oral history of Pakistan and soon it will take concrete steps for the copyrights of its broadcasting material.
He said that keeping in view the modern trends, Radio Pakistan also launched PODCAST service and streaming so that its transmission can be listened to in and outside the country.
Later, the Director General visited the Newsroom where Controller News Sajjad Parvez briefed that PBC News Bureau, Lahore is broadcasting daily current affairs program, “Lahore Insight” apart from producing PODCAST and coverage of the entire Punjab Province.
July 29th

Steve Whitt to mwcircle iog (2022-07-30)

United States

Press Communications has returned “The Breeze” to its Monmouth/Ocean NJ cluster as Oldies “Great Gold 1410WHTG/100.7 W264DH Eatontown has begun using the branding.

The new iteration of “The Breeze” is positioning as “The Jersey Shore’s Feel Good Station” while continuing to feature a 60s/70s based Oldies playlist. The station lists core artists as including Chicago, Donna Summer, The Eagles, Rod Stewart, The Bee Gees, Billy Joel, Elton John, The Beatles, Frankie Valli, and The Beach Boys.

The original iteration of the Breeze brand in the market was heard on 107.1 WWZY Long Branch and 99.7 WBHX Tuckerton from 2003 to 2013 evolving from Soft Oldies for much of its tenure before eventually evolving to AC and then Hot AC until rebranding.
https://radioinsight.com/headlines/235048/the-breeze-returns-to-the-jersey-shore/

Lance Venta, RadioInsight (2022-07-28)

United Kingdom

Absolute Radio Pirates will celebrate the music and personalities of the pirate radio stations of the 60s with a one day take over from Absolute Radio 60s on the 12 August from 10am-4pm UK time (UTC + 1 hour).
The special broadcast will mark the 55th anniversary of the Marine Offences Act which made it illegal for any British subject to have anything to do with a pirate radio station – whether it be presenting on air, a crew member on board, being an advertiser, promoting the stations, or supplying them with music.
The pirate radio stations closed down on 14 August 1967, to avoid breaking the law, although Radio Caroline continued to broadcast.
Welcoming a number of well-known presenters and archive content, the pop-up station will feature a line-up including Tony Blackburn, Johnnie Walker, Leona Graham, Shaun Keaveny, along with archive broadcasts from the likes of Kenny Everett and Tommy Vance.
Tony Blackburn talks about his love of Wonderful Radio London. Tony presented the first soul music programme in the UK and developed the Fabulous 40 format which combines the best new music with greatest hits. He will tell tales of climbing masts and doing aerial repairs so he could broadcast.
Johnnie Walker chats about falling in love with pirate radio while working as a car salesman in Birmingham. There’ll be archive content from when he remained on air after the ban came into force at midnight on the 15 August 1967.
Listeners will also hear archive broadcasts of Kenny Everett and his chaotic reports from touring with The Beatles in 1966 alongside Tommy Vance’s final Fabulous 40 from Sunday 6 August 1967.
In 1966, a feud over money between two rival fort-based pirate stations – Radio Atlanta and Radio City, resulted in the murder of Radio City’s owner Reg Calvert. Susan Calvert joins the station to talk about the life of her dad – and how his passion for music took him on a journey into the world of the pirates.
Leona Graham is joined by her dad to talk about their love of music radio which all started with the DJs on the pirate ships.
Radio historian David Lloyd will share a detailed history lesson, to show the evolution of music radio from the 1950s to the present day.
Shaun Keaveny shares his love of music and broadcasting – and the impact and legacy of the pirate radio stations.
Jordan and Perri from KISS Breakfast will talk about continuing the pirate traditions on KISS FM.
Tim Blackmore – the man who helped to launch Radio One before becoming part of Britain’s first land-based commercial music station, Capital in London – shares what he learned from listening to Radio London and how it influenced his 50 year career in radio.
Zeb Soanes will be reading news bulletins from the age of the Pirates – 1964-1967.
Absolute Radio Content Director Paul Sylvester said: “Modern radio wouldn’t exist without these titans of broadcasting who introduced British audiences to the likes of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Aretha Franklin. We’re proud to pay tribute in a typically unique Absolute Radio way, disrupting the airwaves with an incredible soundtrack, legendary voices, compelling archive and the recreation of vintage news bulletins and ad-breaks. If you loved Absolute Radio 40s, well, we’ve fast-forwarded a couple of decades for another appointment-to-listen day of radio.”
Executive Producer Jon Holmes added: “An amazing day celebrating the incredible pirate radio stations that, ironically, changed the audio landscape of the UK from the (air)waves of the North Sea. If you like radio, music, music radio, or people doing what they love sticking two salty fingers up to The Man, then prepare to board Absolute Radio Pirates.”
https://ontheradio.co.uk/2022/07/tony-blackburn-and-johnnie-walker-to-join-absolute-radio-for-one-day-celebration-of-radio-pirates/

Mike Terry to mwcircle iog (2022-07-26)

United States

Audacy Sports 660 WFAN/101.9 WFAN-FM New York has announced it has extended its deal to carry New York Yankees baseball.
Multiple sources indicate the deal stretches into the late 2020s and potentially into the next decade. Audacy will continue to produce Yankees games in English and Spanish and retain streaming rights on its app in the Yankees broadcast territory. The deal will also see the launch of additional year-long Yankees content as part of WFAN evening host Keith McPherson’s show. WFAN/WFAN-FM have carried Yankees games since 2014 after airing on co-owned News 880 WCBS from 2002 to 2014.
https://radioinsight.com/headlines/234887/wfan-extends-new-york-yankees-rights-deal/

Lance Venta, RadioInsight (2022-07-27)