** CHINA [and non]. 15165, April 14 at 1327, Chinese song mixing with something talking, S9 with flutter, OOFSOB besides Cuba. Music matches CNR1 loud & clear on 11785 during Sunday-evening cultural show. Aoki shows 15165 at 13-14 is VOA Chinese via Thailand, and *jammed of course; 11785 is also really *jamming vs VOA Chinese at 09-14. Why are the ChiCom so afraid of American radio? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 15230, April 13 at 1400, RHC is JBM here but OK on 15140. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 6100 & 6060 & 5040, April 14 at 0611, RHC English still going on these, while 6165 & 6000 are OFF. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 13700 et al., Sunday April 14 at 1337, RHC `En Contacto`, Marta reading a reception report from Claudio Galaz, Chile, about last week`s Esperanto, April 7 at 1500-1530 on 15140; she and Arnie are quite pleased this is making it all the way to Chile. She pronounces his name as if Gálaz, altho he never puts an accent on the first A. He also threw in “fraternal“ verbiage such as “hasta la victoria siempre`, so I guess he is really a Commie; or just sucking up? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** JAPAN [non]. 9605, April 13 at 1410, NHK World Radio Japan in English on new frequency from today via PALAU, ex-9625.
Ivo figured the change would also apply to the preceding Indonesian broadcast, but April 14 at 1357, that is still on 9625 with a fast SAH, 1400 timesignal and opening English still on 9625! But cuts off at 1401 and 9605 comes up a few seconds later. Way to go, ex-LeSEA! Doubtful that such sloppiness would have occurred at Yamata, etc. (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. 101.5-WBFM, April 13 before and after 1700 UT, KOCD Okeene is back on the air; after a week of broadcasting only 14 seconds out of each minute, and then a couple weeks off completely. Now it`s continuous with praise music in Spanish; 1720 ID jointly with the 93.9 LP in OKC, KWDW, omitting the denigrating but legal suffix -LP. The ignorant announcer pronounces it “Oquini“, while the last E is silent, at least in Okiesh.
Do they really think their deity listen to this praise stuff on 101.5
and/or crave such reinforcement for Its fragile ego? If I were It, I
would urge My subjects to Get a Life, do something productive with
their Time on Earth, rather than praising Me.
BTW, Okeene`s signature annual event is imminent, the Rattlesnake Roundup, April 26-28, http://www.okeenesnakehunt.com You can bet there will not be a word about this on 101.5. Why persecute these poor creatures who are just minding their own business?? (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. Enid is just beyond the edge of the big storms to the south and east, so it`s quite a surprise when the OG&E power goes off sharp at 2030 UT April 13. Unfortunately I don`t have battery power set up for the R75, and tho the line noise level should be down, there is still storm noise. So to accomplish something, we go shopping to another part of town with power. During which I bandscan caradio and find the outage goes far beyond our neighborhood:
Dead air from KNID and the other Chisholm Trail stations on 107.1, 106.3, 97.7 and 95.7. Also 1390 KCRC. This means the FM transmitter sites still have power but not the studio on Willow next to the three AM towers. The FMs had resumed modulating by 2240 check.
These are off the air completely: the two LPFMs on 94.3 and 99.9 which are on the same minitower. Other local AM & FM signals continue unscathed. 94.3 carrier back on by 2240 but not 99.9.
We later hear that the power resumed at least in some parts at 2149. But guess what, 1390 KCRC never comes back! Suffered some damage, or AM appendage overlooked to restart?
Since KCRC was 24h NSP, very strong and also with spurs near 1330, 1360, 1420, 1450, this is a rare chance to DX something else at least on 1390. Nothing audible under daytime conditions, and near sunset just a graveyard-like jumble. Not until 0558 UT April 13 do I make a serious effort to DX 1390, but there are still no dominant signals. This is really to be expected as all the nearest 1390s in adjacent, even second-adjacent states run quite low power at night. For instance, KFFK Rogers AR is only 30 watts. KGNU Denver 139 watts. KNCK Concordia KS 54 watts. KJPW Waynesville MO 111 watts. KHOB Hobbs NM 500 watts. KULP El Campo TX 500 watts. KBEC Waxahachie TX 260 watts.
I`m trying both on the DX-398 for DFing, and on the R75 for better gain on the E-W longwire. Slightly above the jumble at 0558 UT is C&W looping NW/SE; 0600 news from same? 0602 back to music. At 0605 I think I *may* hear a WROA ID in passing, but I already know that Gulfport MS is a possibility with its 5/5 kW U4 and NOStalgia format.
Awake at 1225 UT after sunrise, maybe still some SRS? C&W looping E/W. at 1233 UT mentions “1390“ amid C&W; 1253 UT now a station with financial talk by M with W sidekickess; 1258 UT fade-out. 1300 UT a ToH ID I just cannot copy but then can recognize Fox “news“ sounder; now that`s a useless clue! Give up while KCRC still remains silent past 1800 UT April 14. All very frustrating. Maybe there will be further chances (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1977 monitoring:
Confirmed Saturday April 13 at 1145 the 1130 on WRMI 9955, good.
Also confirmed Saturday April 13 after 2100 on WRMI 9955, fair.
Also confirmed UT Sunday April 14 at 0030 on WRMI 7730, very good.
Also confirmed UT Sunday April 14 starting at 0321 on WA0RCR 1860-AM, S9+20 but vs storm noise
Alan Gale, England, reports: “Hi Glenn, No sign of World of Radio this week, though HLR was coming in reasonably well on 6190 kHz right up to 1300 UT then not a peep after that. I assumed that it may have changed to either 7265 or 9485, but there was nothing on the former and just QRM from a FSK station on the latter plus a lot of splatter from a station on 9490 kHz.
A check on various webSDRs in northern Germany didn’t find anything either, so I can’t work out if it was just propagation or if the station actually went off air after the programme finished at 1300 UT.
It’s back to IRRS 7290 again on Monday again then ; that has been a very good signal here over recent weeks….. 🙂 Alan“
I replied, “Alan, Tnx for checking. I found the same situation via UTw before 1500 Saturday April 13. The 9490 huge signal would be Romania. Just heard from HLR and they have been unable to get the latest WOR on for any of the three weekend broadcasts as long as I do not have them ready before Friday afternoon their time. I am going to try to get done earlier in the week, maybe Thursdays, except next week I have medical appointments both on Thursday and Friday. Glenn“
As for the other HLR broadcasts, Manuel Méndez, Spain reports: “GERMANY, 6190, Hamburger LokalRadio, Goehren, *0600-0700, 13-04, English, ID Hamburger LokalRadio, program “Media Network Plus”, at 0630 Glenn Hauser’s program “World of Radio”. 25322..
7265, Hamburger LokalRadio, Goehren, 0935-1100, 14-04, German, at 1000 English, “Media Network Plus” and at 1030 Glenn Hauser’s “World of Radio”. 25322“. Next:
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW
1815 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania [ex-1800]
0030 UT Tuesday WRMI 7730 [canceled?]
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [2 editions]
2030 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780 [canceled?]
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v
0000 UT Thursday WRMI 7730 [canceled?]
0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780
0930 UT Friday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW
0130 UT Saturday WRMI 7780 [NEW; or 1978?]
[it appears we will now be running on a Saturday-to-Fridaycycle, so freshest new airings are on weekends]
Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. (7490v), April 13 at 00-01, missed AWWW on WBCQ again this week as I am finishing up WORLD OF RADIO 1977; and John Carver must still be out of contact. If anyone hear AWWW say anything significant about program changes or progress on the Super-station, do let us know (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5085, Saturday April 13 at 2337, WTWW-2 finally starts `Theater Organ in the Ozarx` at its advanced DST timing; and it runs until 2412 Sunday April 14, i.e. 35 minutes long — except besides confirming it on 5085, I`ve really been listening to the webcast which this week provides VG hi-fi and stereo sound as very much needed for organism. Bob Heil closes by lauding all the other great programming on WTWW — really? I can`t think of any besides his (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7490, April 14 at 1422, S9+40 of dead air from WWCR-2, which during this hour only on Sundays is scheduled for TOMBS. But Walterboro is successfully broadcasting via WBCQ 9330.1 and WRMI 9395 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 1380, April 14 at 1245 UT, blinds.com ad by Dennis Prager. Unlike 1390 with a jumble of weak signals in the absence of local KCRC, adjacent 1380 without any splash has good talk signal. So I try to find a station list for Prager, but no such thing; instead you have to e-mail him with location and he will answer with suggestions! https://www.dennisprager.com/find-a-station/
Checking the listings, most likely KXFN St Louis The Answer but `Best of Prager` is not scheduled until 15-16 UT, while before 13 UT it`s `Townhall Review` which could still contain such a commercial. https://theanswerstl.com/programguidedaily?dayOfWeek=Sunday&timeFilter=0
Prager`s home station is another `The Answer` somewhere (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1809 UT April 14