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China Horizons is scheduled from xx.30 to xx.55 on Sunday at 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 09, 10, 11, 12, 15, 18, 19, and 22 UT“
(Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 5040, Dec 25 at 0607, RHC is still on with news past nominal 0600*. It seems the programming feed keeps playing back whether the transmitters run late or not (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MAURITANIA. 7245, Dec 25 at 0603, IGIM is on and chanting. Signal has not been as strong as usual lately (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. Pre-sunrise logs Dec 25, UT:
710, Dec 25 at 1320 UT, PSA calling for denouncing delinquency to the (federal) army with phone numbers, complicated e-mail address, also mentions Chihuahua and Cuauhtémoc, so one more time for XEDP.
760, Dec 25 at 1325 promos for station website, 1326 ID in passing as R. Geny, live timecheck for 6:22: not exactly. Is XENY in Nogales, Sonora, not likely on nite power of 100 watts vs day power 5000.
850, Dec 25 at 1311 UT, NA is playing at odd time, 1312 sign-on for XHHM on FM and XEM 850 Chihuahua, right into “Put Your Head On My Shoulder“ song in English. This is R. Renacimiento per Cantú but did not hear that name, and confirms their FM is XHHM on 103.7. KOA easily nulled again from roughly 90 degrees away.
1040, Dec 25 at 1330 UT, PSAs for IFE, 1332 singing ID for 104.1 Radio Fiesta(?). Nulling what there is of WHO, I expected the usual Guaymas or Chihuahua, but the 104.1 match fits for XEGR in Jalapa, Veracruz, listed as OK Radio by IRCA, WRTH and Cantú. I still suspect it was not XEGR (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 6010, Dec 25 before and after 1400 UT, I am having a hard time hearing any sign of XEOI, Radio Mil, altho it`s fortunately between the Korean jammers on 6003 and 6015. Nor at various other chex lately. I wonder if it`s off the air, or at reduced power? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. Xmas causes lots of anomalous programming, even news/talk format stations going musical, such as 1000 KTOK OKC, Dec 25 at 0627 playing Handel`s Messiah – the whole thing? Replacing `Coast to Coast`. Contrast with CBW on 990, see CANADA (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 960, my local KGWA Enid, Sunday Dec 25 at 1306 UT in `Cowboy Corner` with Red Steagall, nationally syndicated show I have run across on various stations, but not KGWA. His affiliate list http://www.cowboycorner.com/stations.html shows instead KGWA`s FM side, KOFM 103.1, Sundays at 7 am. Maybe they were unusually simulcasting for the holiday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENIG DIGEST)
** U S A. 720, Dec 25 at 1317 UT, Spanish is way over WGN, but it`s not XE. SHVA [super-hype voice actor] exclaims “104.1 FM y 720 AM, Norteña, La Raza“ which chex as KSAH San Antonio (COL Universal City).
770, Dec 25 at 1327, ABC report about the Arab Spring, likely yearender on `Perspective` as long scheduled on KKOB Albuquerque for 6-7 am Sundays, but far before sunrise during null toward NYC and me, may well be the co-channel non-direxional 230-watt relay in Santa Fe which is on the air only at night (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5890, Dec 25 at 1343, piano jazz which must be VOA Korean service, via TINIAN, yes // 9555 Tinang, PHILIPPINES; not // the simultaneous Sunday 13-14 `Jazz America` on VOA English 7575 et al. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1596 monitoring: confirmed on webcast of WTWW 5755, UT Sunday Dec 25 at 0500. John Carver points out that the pattern on Area 51 has been alternate weeks with Johnny Lightning until 0400 UT Mondays on 5110v-CUSB; Larry Will`s pirate show 0300 and WORLD OF RADIO 0330 the other weeks, so this would be an off-week for us. Remaining WRMI 9955 airings: Sunday 1630 and 1830 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)