United States

WNJC 1360 AM DX Tests.
Listen for Halloween sounds and a DX Audio mix from now till 06:00 AM EDT (1000 UTC). We are operating on our daytime pattern with 5kw to the SSE.
Tomorrow night we are begin at 08:00 PM EDT (12:00 UTC) to Midnight EDT (0400 UTC) running nighttime pattern. At midnight we will be switching to daytime power and pattern. Sorry couldn’t get up to the station to setup another omnidirectional test.
Duke Hamann in WNJC 1360 AM DX Tests fb group (2020-10-31)

Netherlands

As of January 1, Radio Koekoek from Rijswijk will no longer be heard on the LPAM frequency 1485 kHz and Radio T-Pot from Gasselternijveen will no longer be heard on 1287 kHz because both have indicated that they will hand in the license at the end of this year.
Just counted (used Libreoffice Calc), there are 109 LPAM stations on the air in NL.
Marco (2020-10-30)

Canada

(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)

United States

A Florida AM radio station plans to go all-digital soon, now that the Federal Communications Commission has allowed such transitions.
WMGG is owned by NIA Broadcasting; it’s a Class B station in Egypt Lake, Fla., near Tampa, airing a directional signal via a diplexed array. It has 2.8 kW power by day and 800 watts at night, and airs on 1470 kHz.
The company also owns several other AM, FM and TV properties.
President Neal Ardman told Radio World he is in the process of ordering a Nautel HD Radio transmitter to make the change.
“It is time,” he wrote in an email, adding that he is “not worried” about losing analog listening.
WMGG has an FM translator on 101.9 MHz. Both signals are part of “96.1 FM Caliente,” the radio home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Spanish-language network.
Radio World
Svenn Martinsen in DX-LISTENERS’ CLUB fb group (2020-10-30)

India

After the disruption caused by the pandemic, All India Radio (AIR) decided not only to restart transmissions in pure digital mode but also to expand DRM MW digital Radio services.
According to a recent decision of AIR, the stations with single DRM MW transmitters are to carry two digital audio channels in simulcast mode and three audio channels in pure digital mode with Journaline.
Timings of the pure digital mode are likely to be announced shortly. In the meantime all the DRM MW stations have been asked to carry out test transmission immediately, to ensure readiness and sustainability of the transmitters for regular transmission of DRM in pure and simulcast modes.
This will be an opportunity to carry out field survey . In simulcast mode two digital audio channels and one Journaline (if feasible) is to be tested. In pure digital mode, three audio channels will be available with one Journaline (if feasible).
Whether in simulcast or pure DRM the first channel will be News 24×7. In pure DRM the third channel will be the popular Vividh Bharati music programme.
It has further been decided that five major stations (Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata and Rajkot), which have 2 MW DRM transmitters each, will operate one of these transmitters in pure Digital mode throughout the day.
Six more stations (Hyderabad, Vishakhapatnam, Jagdalpur, Bhawanipatna, Sambalpur and Jeypore), which have digital ready MW transmitters, have also been asked to test these transmitters for DRM digital transmissions. Infact test transmission in DRM has already started from Hyderabad and Vishakhapatnam is almost ready.
Read more at: http://www.asiaradiotoday.com/news/air-expand-pure-drm-radio-services
Mike Terry to WOR groups.io (2020-10-30)

Canada

(CRTC) CKHJ 1260 in Fredericton gets approval for major nighttime power decrease.
Bell got the go ahead today to reduce the night power at CKHJ Fredericton from 10,000 to 32 watts. Day power will remain 10,000 watts. The station currently utilizes a three tower array which will now be reduced to one tower. 1260 is now de-emphasized on the air with a 250 watt rebroadcaster on 103.5 in the nearby community of Oromocto taking on the “unofficial” originating station status.
CRTC DECISION:
https://crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2020/2020-364.htm
Canadian Radio News fb group (2020-10-29)

Norway

I have seen mentioned in several radio groups, that the 1485 kHz NRK Longyearbyen transmitter has been upgraded from 1 kW to 3 kW.
This is NOT correct.
The new transmitter, which was installed in spring, is still running 1 kW, which was stated in an email received today from NRK information office.
Ydun Ritz (2020-10-29)

United States

A group of Salina radio stations are under new ownership.
Meridian Media, LLC this month completed the acquisition of, Newsradio 1150 KSAL (KSAL-AM), FM 104.9 (KSAL-FM), Y 93.7 ( KEYZ-FM) and The General [1560 kHz] (KABI-AM) from Rocking M Media, LLC.
Addisitonally, Meridian has LMA’d 92.7 The Zoo( KZUH-FM) and 95.5 The Rock (KVOB-FM) from Rocking M.
https://www.ksal.com/salina-radio-stations-sold/
Radio World NewsBytes (2020-10-29)

United States

My local WMYC AM 1580 Columbus has been running its day pattern and power all night long for the last three weeks. So, this should give DXers a chance to hear this station south of Columbus at night. I don’t see where they applied for an STA. They have a new engineer at the station.
Artie Bigley, Columbus OH to WOR group.io (2020-10-27)

Classic hits format per radio-locator, showing
Daytime 3200 W is almost ND:
https://radio-locator.com/cgi-bin/pat?call=WMYC&service=AM&h=D
Nighttime 290 W is broadly direxional peaking SSW, null northward,
so day pattern at night should be more helpful to north.
Glenn Hauser to WOR group.io (2020-10-27)

United States

FCC Approves All-Digital Option for AM.
The Federal Communications Commission will allow U.S. AM radio station owners to convert their stations to all-digital HD Radio transmissions if they choose to do so.
The commission voted unanimously in favor today at its October open meeting.
Industry observers will be watching to see if any owners large or small take this step. All HD Radio receivers in the market are capable of receiving the MA3 signals; but making this switch would end analog listening on the given frequency.
Radio World NewsBytes (2020-10-27)