(Translated from Spanish)
Confirm that the Almagro transmitter in Ciudad Real now works correctly on its two frequencies:
801 Khz RNE 1
1305 Khz RNE 5 Ciudad Real
What I have noticed is that something has gone down in power, but it is certain that if they have repaired something, they have not yet raised it to its usual power for testing.

Jordan Ruqui to iberiaDX iog (2023-09-20)

United States

Good Karma Brands will conclude its LMA of Emmis Communications’ “98.7 ESPN” WEPN-FM New York when its contract comes to an end in August 2024.

The programming on the station will relocate back to 1050 WEPN and their digital platforms when the deal comes to an end around August 31, 2024. 1050 WEPN currently airs the national ESPN Radio lineup.

Good Karma owner Craig Karmazin told the New York Post, “We’re committed to serving the New York sports fan and with the combination of our AM signal, the ESPN New York App, podcasts, smart speakers, YES and other additional audio and video distribution, investing in an FM signal was not relevant in the way it was a decade ago.” The Post reports that Emmis

ESPN Inc. began leasing the former “98.7 Kiss-FM” from Emmis in April 2012 in a deal that started at $8.5 million per year and increased by 3.5% annually. Good Karma took over the operations of the station when it purchased the local radio assets of ESPN in December 2021. The lease of 98.7 to ESPN would lead to CBS Radio acquiring then 101.9 WRXP New York in October 2012 for $75 million to bring Sports 660 WFAN to FM to keep up with WEPN. Outside of brief time when WEPN’s Michael Kay Show would outperform WFAN in afternoons, the battle has been pretty much one-sided in WFAN’s favor due to WEPN’s partial reliance on needing to clear some of the national ESPN Radio lineup.

Lance Venta, RadioInsight (2023-09-19)

United States

New York Post Reports ESPN/ Good Karma Brands will get out of its lease of 98.7 next August and switch all programming back to WEPN-1050.

Bob Galerstein W2VGD to irca iog (2023-09-19)


Very recently Centrale Milano 1575, which for weeks has been testing with a sweeping tone at 10 watt of power, started a musical program, “PopUp Weekend”. Yesterday they’ve announced a “Me & Blues” program presented by a Gianfranco Piria. Nothing is said about power but the station has been widely heard in Europe, its low power notwithstanding.
Reception reports to

Andrea Lawendel to A-DX iog (2023-09-19)


1220 ON St Catharines CFAJ Grand Opening, after years of running in Test mode, was scheduled for September 11th but a staff member reported that the launch had been delayed by a week. And their site no longer has the September 11th launch info, which named the
AM and PM Drive hosts, but, as of September 17th, simply says “Your Hometown Radio Coming

CANADIAN RADIO NEWSJon Pearkins via WOR iog (2023-09-19)

United States

Equity Communications has completed the sell-off of its properties in southern New Jersey with the sale of “Classic Oldies WMID1340 WMID Atlantic City/1230 WCMC Wildwood to Rick Brancadora’s The Jersey Giant WMID LLC for $50,000.

The sale follows Equity’s $2 million sale in August of four FMs to iHeartMedia. The company also has pending divestitures of WMID simulcaster 93.1 WEZV Wildwood Crest to Educational Media Foundation and 102.3 WAIV Cape May to Mighty Voice Broadcasting.

The two AMs will join Brancadora’s holdings of Classic Hits 94.3 WIBG-FM Avalon and recently flipped “Hot Country 101” 1020 WWAC Ocean City-Somers Point/101.3 W267BP Pleasantville/101.9 W270DV Palermo.

Lance Venta, RadioInsight (2023-09-18)


Medium wave commercial broadcasts may disappear from Japan!

The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) has announced that 13 commercial broadcasters in Japan will participate in a “demonstration experiment” to temporarily suspend medium wave broadcasting in some areas.
Most of the 13 companies will stop broadcasting from relay stations without stopping the parent station of medium wave broadcasting, but commercial broadcasters in Yamaguchi and Saga prefectures plan to stop medium wave broadcasting from all transmission stations.
The next renewal of broadcasting licenses will be in November this year. Due to special measures under the Radio Law, it is expected that some stations will stop medium wave broadcasting as early as February 2024.

The following 13 stations will partially or completely stop medium wave broadcasting:
IBC Iwate Broadcasting Co.
Ibaraki Broadcasting System
Niigata Broadcasting System
Hokuriku Broadcasting Co.
Fukui Broadcasting Co.
Tokai Radio Broadcasting Co., Ltd.
Yamaguchi Broadcasting Corporation (→ complete cessation of medium wave broadcasting)
Nankai Broadcasting Co.
RKB Mainichi Broadcasting Co.
Kyushu Asahi Broadcasting Co.,Ltd.
NBC Radio Saga (→ complete suspension of medium wave broadcasting)
Kumamoto Broadcasting Co.
Minaminihon Broadcasting Co., Ltd.


Akiyoshi Teraoka to WRTH FB group (2023-09-18)