Poland

Just to let you know that Polish Radio Programme 1 longwave transmitter on 225 kHz located in Solec Kujawski will be switched off for maintenance from September 27, 0610 UTC to October 10, 1700UTC.

Wojtek Zaremba, Legionowo, Poland to HCDX list via WOR iog (2021-09-25)

United States

Major Keystone acquires four Pennsylvania stations from Cumulus. and will pay $179,500 for 590 WARM Scranton, 1240 WIOV/98.5 W253CK Reading, 1320 WTKZ Allentown, and 1440 WGLD/107.1 W296EA Manchester Township/York PA.
All four stations currently air Sports programming with WARM, WGLD and WIOV running CBS Sports Radio network programming and WTKZ simulcasting “Fox Sports Lehigh Valley” 1230 WEEX Easton/94.7 W234AX Allentown.
https://radioinsight.com/headlines/211116/major-keystone-acquires-four-pennsylvania-stations-from-cumulus/

Lance Venta, RadioInsight (2021-09-24)

Afghanistan

Reliable sources tell us that the Kabul and Khost transmitters are still broadcasting the US government programming, unusual as that may be.
(It is also being transmitted from Orzu, Tajikistan.)
VOA Ashna Radio, VOA Deewa Radio, Radio Azadi, Radio Mashaal the frequency usage and times are rather convoluted.
Kabul 1296 kHz, Khost 621 kHz, Orzu 972 kHz.

Glenn Hauser in WOR iog (2021-09-22)

Vietnam

Some background to the new high power medium wave station of the Voice of Vietnam
https://vovworld.vn/en-US/news/vovs-south-central-region-transmitting-station-promotes-vietnams-sea-island-sovereignty-1022192.vov.
Mr. Vu Hai Quang, VOV’s Vice President, said the project has a duo goal of assuring socio-economic development and national defence. “Millions of fishermen and marine forces will benefit from VOV programs on various topics including socio-economic, political, and cultural affairs. The broadcast will provide a mainstream information channel for fishermen, helping to improve their awareness of protecting Vietnam’s sea and island sovereignty. It also contributes to exercising Vietnam’s maritime sovereignty.”       
VOV programs broadcast from the new station are available on the frequency of 1071 kHz.
Reports in German (although the translation of an original text into German is sometimes obscure)
https://vovworld.vn/de-DE/nachrichten/baubeginn-der-sendeanlage-in-sudzentralvietnam-die-stimme-vietnams-erweitert-die-abdeckung-im-ostmeer-911396.vovhttps://vovworld.vn/de-DE/nachrichten/vovsender-aus-sudzentralvietnam-fur-ostmeer-1021777.vov

Dr Hansjoerg Biener (2021-09-23)

United States

iHeartMedia has rebranded Sports 940 WINZ Miami as “Fox Sports 940 Miami“, while moving to the national Fox Sports Radio lineup 24/7.
As part of today’s rebranding, FSR’s new “2 Pros and a Cup of Joe” will air from 6-9am replacing Jeff ‘DeFo’ DeForrest. Also exiting the lineup is “The Greek” from 3-5pm as the station will now run The Doug Gottleib Show in its entirety.
WINZ will continue to carry Miami Marlins baseball and University of Florida basketball and football.
https://radioinsight.com/headlines/213160/940-winz-rebrands-as-fox-sports-940-miami/

RadioInsight (2021-09-22)

Iceland

Autumn equinox bandscan.
I went outside with the Panasonic portable shortly after 23Z. The weather was cool and breezy, and the moon was “wading in clouds”.
For the LW band, it was “the usual suspects” (Allouis, Daventry, Luxembourg, Dublin, Gufuskálar and Eiðar – my local), plus a very weak voice on 153 kHz.
The MW band netted me English and Spanish stations. Signals were on the weak side, with the Absolute Radio relays too weak to identify on the Panny tranny.
Since it was cool enough for the breeze to nip at my fingers, I only stayed outside for one run across each band before retreating back inside to brew up a cup.

Reynir Heidberg Stefansson (2021-09-22)

Canada

CANADIAN RADIO NEWS –Jon Pearkins
jon@pearkins.com
No word yet on the full names but October 18th has been announced as the date that CityNews will be the new slogan for CFTR Toronto ON (CityNews 680), CKGL Kitchener ON (CityNews 570), CKWX Vancouver BC (CityNews 1130) and CFFR Calgary AB (CityNews 660).
All times shown are Eastern (EDT):
1610 ON Toronto CHHA Spanish programming was being broadcast at 0015 on Tuesday, September 14th, rather than the Programa Punjabi still listed on their program schedule for Monday to Friday nights beginning at midnight, running until 5:00 AM. Their Web site is now chha1610am.ca
The Facebook page Canadian Radio News by Dan Sys provides much of the information for this column, with additional material this issue from sowny.net

IRCA DX Monitor Sept 25, published Sept 21 via WOR iog (2021-09-21))

Czech Republic

End of medium and long waves for the Czech public broadcaster.
Since the beginning of this month, Český rozhlas Dvojka has been broadcasting information about their closure on medium wave.
At the end of this year, Český rozhlas will cease broadcasting on medium wave and long wave.
On this occasion, a warning begins to be broadcast on the AM transmitters of Dvojka radio. It aims to prepare the auditor for this stage. Listeners on Dvojka’s AM frequencies are alerted by a message announcing that the broadcast will end on December 31, 2021.
In the weeks and months to come, Czech Radio will intensify this broadcasting.
Broadcasting in the AM range was very expensive for Czech radio. The director general of the public establishment René Zavoral has confirmed on several occasions that this distribution is of the order of tens of millions of crowns per year.
Dvojka and other Czech radio stations are broadcast in the ČRo DAB + multiplex, on FM and online.


The above text was Google-translated from the original text in French:
Fin des ondes moyennes et longues pour le radiodiffuseur public de Tchéquie.Depuis le début de ce mois, Český rozhlas Dvojka diffuse des informations sur leur fermeture sur les ondes moyennes.À la fin de cette année, la Český rozhlas cessera de diffuser sur les ondes moyennes et les ondes longues
.A cette occasion, un avertissement commence à être diffusé sur les émetteurs en modulation d’amplitude de la radio Dvojka. Il vise à préparer l’auditeur à cette étape. Les auditeurs sur les fréquences AM de Dvojka sont alertés par un message annonçant que la diffusion se terminera le 31 décembre 2021.
Dans les semaines et les mois à venir, la Radio tchèque intensifiera cette diffusion.La diffusion dans la gamme AM était très chère pour la radio tchèque. Le directeur général de l’établissement public René Zavoral a confirmé à plusieurs reprises que cette distribution est de l’ordre de dizaines de millions de couronnes par an.
Dvojka, ainsi que d’autres stations de radio tchèques sont diffusées dans le multiplex ČRo DAB +, en FM et en ligne.

Radios du Monde fb group (2021-09-12) and Svenn Martinsen (2021-09-21)

Turks & Caicos

Radio Vision Cristiana:
Jerry Kiefer, the former CE of the Turks & Caicos facility on Facebook:
“There is a project just getting started to rebuild the facility 50 miles west from the previous site on the island
of Providenciales but construction hasn’t started yet. The plan is to run 100 kW with their Nautel and diplex
1570 on the 530 tower.”
via Svenn Martinsen, ARC/Arctic Radio Club to WOR iog (2021-09-20))

Vietnam

Voice of Vietnam VOV1 on 1071 kHz since 1 September, with a Nautel 400 kW transmitter at Phuoc Dinh
Village, Ninh Thuan Province for coverage of the South China Sea (or Eastern Sea as VTN calls it). It’s
directional towards 135 degrees.
At night it’s a fair to good signal at my location in Indonesia.

Alan Davies via Mauno RitolaWRTH/ARC to WOR iog (2021-09-20)