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Glenn Hauser logs August 17-18, 2012

** CHILE. 17680, Aug 17 I monitor CVC La Voz more than I ever have before, on the last day ever of broadcasts from the Calera de Tango site: it`s all in Spanish, pushing gospel with rock, neither of which appeal to me at all.

1925, mentions 14 years on SW, started in 1998y; interview about future plans reaching listeners instead by mobile phones, for which they already have 100 apps; 1933, Facebook has grown so much in Latin America.

1940, gospel rock with English lyrix, then YL caller in Spanish on the air, from Nazca, Perú. She has been listening for a dekayear. (Faith must be fragile, requiring constant reinforcement). More music at frenetic pace just like the DJs, as required for people under 35, their target demographic, driving away the rest of us and those with taste younger.

2027, DJ asks for phone calls; babbling about Billboard hits, etc.

2058, website promo; go to its section about liderazgo for something about (against, no doubt) homosexuality; another program promo

2100, news headlines, 2103 plug show Juegolímpico

2141, something about trying to get a new license in Chile; are they referring to some kind of broadcasting other than SW? Besides their 413 affiliates in Latin America, they have applications for 100 more (I think, rather than about phone apps). However, I had the impression they have saturated the local FM markets about as far as they can go.

2144, canned announcement about closing down SW

2145, staff from Calera de Tango on the phone, supposedly broadcasting live from site for first and last time. However, it was broadcast quality, not phone-line quality. First one said there were eight of them left, and he had worked there as a transmitter engineer since CVC took over in August 1998. They were all proud to have been involved in this noble effort.

2148, I check the // 9635, but can`t hear it vs noise level, nor do I need to as 17680 continues to inboom for a few more minutes. The one YL engineer we have seen in photos speaks. Begin to hear a ticking clock in the background, but no formal countdown to oblivion, and it is no longer heard near the end, anyway

2157, someone speaking was Mauricio Molano; was it the DXer in Spain or a namesake at the site? Applause for/from everyone at CdT. Closing program with “mil, y mil gracias“.

2158, plugs cvclavoz.com where “estamos a tu lado“; plug newscast `El Mundo Hoy`

2159, URL mentioned again, jingle and the final letters heard before carrier cut at 2200:00* were: “C-V-C“.

And so another shortwave broadcasting country bites the dust (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KUWAIT. 15540, Aug 17 at 1915, R. Kuwait goes from a program about Mohammed the Prophet and how kind he was to his wives and everybody, to Ringo Starr music, in typical culture-clash; good signal with dynamic fading (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. 6925-USB, Re my UT Aug 12 log of a pirate here with “crying music“, first heard as Ronin Radio, then thought to be Rave On Radio; Neither: “I was listening that evening and I believe the “crying” station was Wolverine Radio. He always seems to have a big signal and great audio fidelity for SSB (David Pete, ABDX via DXLD)“

Tnx, David. In the new issue of Free Radio Weekly I see three more gents logged Wolverine Radio on the same frequency, date and time with that music, tho none of them responded to my call for ID help (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1630 monitoring: 5110v-CUSB WBCQ and Area 51 webcast: 0130 onward, UT Saturday August 18, no WOR, but music, faux-ads from Radio Clandestine. Asked Larry Will and he said this unexpectedly ran thru the usual WOR time, which would start at 0200 this week. And so it did after apparently live announcements from the TimTron at Monticello.

Next: Saturday 0630 on Hamburger Lokalradio, Germany, 7265 low power
Saturday 0800, 1500, 1730 on WRMI 9955
Saturday 1730, Sunday 0830, 1730 on WRN via SiriusXM channel 120
UT Sunday 0400 on WTWW 5755
Sunday 0800, 1530, 1730, Monday 0500, 1130 on WRMI 9955
Tuesday 0930 on Hamburger Lokalradio, Germany, 5980 low power
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** ZAMBIA [and non]. 13590, Aug 17 at 1530, checking whether there is anything but 1Africa here, as in HFCC there is also Wertachtal listed: JBA carrier only, beneath much stronger CODAR pulses at exactly two per second. Why any broadcaster would voluntarily choose to operate in a CODAR band is beyond me. Wolfgang Büschel says the M&B service on 13590 is Bible Voice Broadcasting (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

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