Norfolk Island

Per their website, Radio Norfolk now broadcasts on 1566 AM at the following times:
Monday to Friday 7am till 4pm, then relay of Radio NZ,
Saturday 7am to 12pm, then relay of Radio NZ;
Sunday 7am to 11am, then Radio NZ.
Times listed here will be local – 1 hour behind NZ.
I did hear them opening at 2000 UTC last year but haven’t been able to trace their signal during my late July checks morning and evening.
Bryan Clark to WOR groups.io (2020-08-04)

Portugal

I confirm the channel of the R.Renascença group called “Rádio Sim” is theoretically over. The VHF-FM txs and the MF txs airing R. Sim were switched to air R. Renascença channel 1 instead, with the Seixal tx awaiting reactivation.
The active MF fqs. will be 891 Vilamoura, 963 Seixal (greater Lisbon), 981 Geria (Coimbra) and 1251 kHz Castelo Branco. R. Sim is not dead yet though as the Serra da Arrábida tx on 102.2 MHz is still airing that particular channel while awaiting the switch to RR ch. 1.
There are no plans to reactivate the remaining MF txs, let alone that of the Muge site which houses 2×10 kW MF txs, 1×100 kW MF tx plus 1×100 kW HF tx. Replacement of the existing MF txs by new ones is not in the RR group either, just like what happens with RTP.
Carlos Gonçalves (2020-07-28)

Guyana

Guyana refuses US’ request to facilitate radio broadcasts to Venezuela.
Guyana’s President David Granger late Friday said his administration rejected a request by the United States (US) to use the medium wave radio frequencies of this South American nation to broadcast Voice of America programmes to Venezuela:
http://demerarawaves.com/2020/07/17/guyana-refuses-us-request-to-facilitate-radio-broadcasts-to-venezuela/
(WRTH 2020 shows the only MW frequency for Guyana to be 560 kHz 10 kW Georgetown. Ed)
Demerara Waves (2020-07-17)

United Kingdom

Radio Caroline North July – the return to the Ross.
“At last we are back on board our radio-ship Ross Revenge for the first time since March for the next Radio Caroline North broadcast over the weekend 18th-19th July.
You’ll hear all the best music from the 60s – early 90s throughout this two day broadcast. Our sponsor this time is Feature Story News, and you’ll have the chance to win some Web Shop goodies, kindly sponsored by Grace Devine from Skerries, Co Dublin.
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 and around the world online here, with the Radio Caroline app or on smart speakers.
We’d love to hear from during the broadcast via memories@radiocaroline.co.uk and remember, it’s the only email address that gets you straight through to Ross Revenge directly.
http://radiocaroline.co.uk/home.html.”
Mike Terry to WOR groups.io (2020-07-13)

United Kingdom

Tune in for more nostalgia with another of our monthly Radio Caroline North broadcasts this weekend 27th-28th June.
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 Felixstowe and Offshore Radio, together with Felixstowe Museum.
Sadly again, due to ‘social distancing’ restrictions, we still can’t use our radio-ship Ross Revenge, so this 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 and around the world online here, with the Radio Caroline app or on smart speakers.
We’d love to hear from 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 directly.
Radio Caroline website http://www.radiocaroline.co.uk/ (2020-06-26)

United States / Mexico

The FCC’s International Bureau today dismissed an application to deliver Mandarin Chinese programming from a studio located in Irwindale, California to XEWW-AM in Mexico for rebroadcast back into the United States.
The application was dismissed because the parties failed to include in their application a key participant, Phoenix Radio, which produces the Mandarin programming in its studio. Phoenix Radio is partially owned by two entities with Chinese government ownership, Extra Steps Investment Limited and China Wise International Limited. The parties have 48 hours to cease broadcast operations related to this application.
The Bureau formally dismissed the Permit to Deliver Programs to Foreign Broadcast Stations (section 325(c)) application of GLR Southern California and H&H Group USA as deficient as the application failed to include Phoenix Radio, LLC, as an applicant. Phoenix Radio’s known activities at this broadcast programming studio are such that, without reviewing its role as an applicant, the FCC could not evaluate the proposed service. Specifically, the broadcast programming subject to this application is supplied, created, and produced in a studio used, owned, and maintained by Phoenix Radio.
The Bureau also dismissed an associated request to renew Special Temporary Authority to operate pending Commission action on the underlying section 325(c) application. The intent of the application was that the programming would be transmitted from the studio to XEWW-AM in Rosarito, Baja California Norte, Mexico and then broadcast back into the United States.
If such a revised application is filed that includes Phoenix Radio as an applicant, the Commission would review it under applicable law, including determining whether the grant of the application would serve the public interest under Section 309 of the Communications Act.
Washington, June 22, 2020
https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DOC-365056A1.pdf
Mike Terry via WOR Groups.io (2020-06-23)
Actual delegated authority order here:
https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-20-649A1.pdf
Chief of the International Bureau seemingly forgot a signature block but this is also a redacted copy.
Stephen Michael Kellat via WOR Groups.io (2020-06-23)

Canada

(CRTC) More ethnic programming requested for CJLV 1570 Laval.
Radio Humsafar Incorporated has applied to increase the allowable amount of ethnic programming on CJLV 1570 Laval from 25% to 40% during the broadcast week. 60% of the total programming will remain French, while the remaining 40% will cater to 12 ethnic groups in 4 different languages. The applicant states that the changes are necessary to remain financially viable.
Canadian Radio News FB group (2020-06-16)

Canada

CHHA-1610 Toronto cuts back on Spanish language programming.
CHHA is now running large blocks of Punjabi programming, including Overnight when Spanish programming formally greeted most DXers. From what I heard from Edmonton, the “Punjab content” overnights is continuous Punjabi pop vocals with 2-4 breaks an hour for commercials and announcements.
A reply from the station indicates they are still running 6250 watts, even though they were recently approved to increase to 10KW with the same West-facing directional pattern on the same single tower with the null created by powering the Eastern guy wire.Canadian Radio News FB group (2020-06-13)