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Glenn Hauser logs April 16-17, 2011

** ALBANIA [and non]. 13640, April 16 at 2023 check, heavy collision at equal levels still between R. Tirana, rightful occupant, English to North America, and usurper All India Radio, French to Europe. RT is aware of the problem now ongoing for a semimonth, and being urged to move, but the bureaucracy takes its time; meanwhile it`s unlistenable (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. Big day in Habana, tough luck for RHC languages —
RHC has blown away its regular programming today April 16, for live coverage of the opening of the sixth Communist Party Congress (only five before now?). Raúl just started speaking at 2000+ on 11760, weaker 12020, 12040, frequencies which are normally off the air at this hour, and on 17560, Spanish instead of French before 20, instead of Portuguese after 20, and colliding as usual with VOA Bonaire in French until 2030. It`s a momentous day, he says, also 50th anniversary of the victory at Playa Girón.

For the other side of the story, at 1959 I checked Radio Martí on 11930, audible above the jamming: but they were talking about exoplanets. How far away can you get from today`s Cuba?

Tnx to a tip from Joe Buch, here`s CO2-caca on NBC Nightly News, a 3-minute video:
Coro only makes a brief appearance toward the end, but, that`s him, about repelling the invaders a semicentury ago (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GREECE. 15630, April 16 at 1759, rock music from VOG, Greek announcement, poor signal. No Metropolitan Opera live this week! It was too good to be true, on the SW air last Saturday only due to a strike disrupting normal programming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9385, kept checking WWRB from time to time the afternoon of April 16, since all morning it was carrying E-Persian Radio from Los Angeles, instead of Brother Stair, as in previous report.

Yes, still with EPR at 1800, 1951, except for brief legal ID break at 2000, then Persian drama(?). Persian pop music at 2047. By next check 2346, 3185 was on instead, and STILL it`s Persian music, poor signal in noise this early, and no BS except on WWCR 9980. UT Sunday April 17: 0126, 3186 now good with Persian song, and 0336 still Persian music. Meanwhile, WWRB`s regular programming in English is now running on 2390/5050. Will EPR be on 3185 all night, and Sunday morning on 9385 again?

Since this has gone on for at least 15 hours, I am beginning to think that just possibly, it`s intentional and WWRB has deliberately replaced BS with EPR. But it`s still quite a coincidence that they are on the same transponder. What does the WWRB website program schedule show? Ha, it hasn`t been updated in months, still showing WORLD OF RADIO et al. on 3185, no listing for 2390, and BS all day on 9385.

Scenario: even if a human being is operating WWRB rather than just automation, they can`t stand to listen to him, and haven`t even turned up a monitor all day to discover they are broadcasting something else.  Is anyone paying attention in Manchester, or Walterboro?

Overcomer also still thinx it`s on 9385 and 3185:
I can`t help but wonder if I am the only listener who has noticed this or who “cares“. If Stair had any audience at all, they would surely be deluging him with complaints and inquiries about this strange programming on “his“ frequencies, obviously work of the devil. Meanwhile, spread the word to all your Persian friends while this last (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###

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