** CUBA. 11876 & 11884, Sept 11 at 1359, weak spurblobs out of 11880 very strong dead air prior to China Plus relay, which continues until undermodulation finally comes up at 1404, missing most of CRI `news`. But the spurs were tweaked away at 1401. Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 15143.05, 15146.1, 15133.9, 15130.8 approx., Sept 11 at 2045, weak spurs out of RHC 15140 open but unusually strong and crackling carrier at S9+25. Should also be one at 15136.95 but not noted. 15140 is supposed to quit at 2030 after French. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 6000, Sept 12 at 0553, RHC English is S9+20 but just barely modulated. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 1050, Sept 12 at 0602, XEG Monterrey with super-hype voice actor full Spanish ID claiming 100,000 watts “en efectivo“, the strongest station in Mexico or the US. Effective? meaning in a certain direxion, but less transmitter power? That term is usually applied to FM where ERP is almost always much greater than transmitter power, taking into account antenna gain. Still plenty of QRM, and XEG has not been the dominant 1050 signal at night for a long time, so I question their claim. And it`s supposedly ND day and night. IRCA Mexican Log shows nothing but 100/100 kW and it`s also $tereo with no FM (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** SRI LANKA. 15430, Sept 12 at 1328, bit of S Asian song, dead air, 1330 resumes YL announcement and hymn. Aoki shows AWR via Trincomalee in Bengali until 1330, nothing afterwards. But EiBi has it: 1330-1400 daily in KHS language, i.e. “Khasi / Kahasi: India-Meghalaya, Assam (0.8m) [kha]“ — so how many of the 800K speakers are really listening to this, and of them, how many are converting to 7D Adventism?? Believe it or not, this transpolar is the strongest signal on band, S4-S7, much more than US or Cuban signals on 15825, 15230, 15140, 15115 DRM (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1998 monitoring: Not confirmed Wednesday Sept 11 at 2100 on WRMI 9955; does not cut on until *2059:43 with one iteration of IS & ID, and then, and then, something in French! Mentions paix, instead of WOR. Yes it`s a new time for Radio For Peace International, as clearly IDed at 2109, altho the websked still shows WOR as of 1512 UT Sept 12; and the RFPI times only as Friday 2000-2100 15770; UT Sun 0000-0100 5950 9395. So goes another of our longtime spots on WRMI.
Confirmed Wed Sept 11 after 2100 on WBCQ webcast while 7490.2v is a JBA carrier.
Also confirmed UT Thu Sept 12 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, JBA in HNL.
Next WOR 1999 should be ready by early Friday Sept 13 (if not delayed by storms), for first broadcasts at 2200 on 9955, UT Sat new time 0130 on 5010 & 5850, and also 7780 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISITENING DIGEST)
** U S A. Since AW keeps twitting that the WBCQ SuperStation (I call SS, not to be confused with Spanish; make that S-S?) will be back on the air shortly testing its latest frequency assignments, 12120, 15705 and 17735, I keep random checking, but nothing heard yet, nor on 9330: Sept 10 at 2058; Sept 11 at 1658; Sept 12 at 1544. Latest twits of Sept 11 and 10 provide good looks at Allan, and Angela: https://twitter.com/AllanWBCQ
Meanwhile, check out this audiovideo from World`s Last Chance, the bison-beastly anti-American nonsense in store for us: https://www.worldslastchance.com/view-video/2849/image-of-the-beast-is-here.html (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5890, Sept 11 at 0546, WWCR back to its old trix, running S9+40 of dead air, far outside its scheduled hours; while the others: 5935, S9+30 of DGS; 4840, S9+30 of Paul Joseph somebody; 3215, S9+10/20 presumably TOMBS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 860, Sept 12 at 1224-1226 UT, KKOW Pittsburg KS is still playing a polka every morning, with English lyrix, outro as “— Be My Sweetheart“. Segment also greets birthdayers, in this case the DJ himself who will take his day off tomorrow (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. Re the three 1540s in Texas, after my report of KGBC Galveston off-frequency-minus, Stephen Luce, Houston replies:
“Glenn, KGBC is no longer running the Tejano format, having switched to Spanish language religion a few months ago. During critical hours I have heard KEDA underneath KGBC, so it might be them.
“Tejano” refers to Texas Hispanics (particularly south Texas) whose families have lived in the state for many generations. The Tejano music style enjoyed its peak popularity in the 1990’s, but has fizzled since then, with little new product being released. There have been attempts to revive it on radio, but the listener demographics skew too old, which is why the format failed on KGBC (not to mention the poor 1540 AM signal in the broader Houston market.)
Also, has anyone confirmed what co-channel KZMP in Dallas-Fort Worth is now running following the demise of ESPN Deportes Radio?“
To which Mauno Ritola, Finland, replies: “Stephen, they have been heard relaying KXYZ 1320, but apparently not all the time? Seems to carry ranchera, just checked, attached. KZMP 1540.mp3“
ID on that is “La Ranchera 103.7“ — but in the WTFDA FM DB, not a single Texan of the dozen on 103.7 is Spanish, let alone ranchera, and the local one for The Metroplex would surely be KVIL, still shown as alternative rock. Or were they saying 106.7?? Hard to distinguish in off-air-recording. YES! WTFDA DB already has it:
“KZZA 106.7 MUENSTER TX 75.0 75.0 620.0 620.0 33-26-13 97-29-05 Spanish 548E Title & Artist La Ranchera La Authentica [sic] Musica Mexicana 106.7 FM Rock [sic] RANCHERA LA RANCHERA 106.7 //KZMP 1540“
One might expect Muenster to be speaking German rather than Spanish; a own of 1.5 kilopersons, it`s way out west of Gainesville on the way to Wichita Falls (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1610 UT Sept 12