** CUBA. 13634 & 13766 approx., April 27 at 1416, just a trace of scratchy spurblobs out of 13700-AM. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** CUBA. 9710, April 27 at 1455, RHC Spanish S9+10 on new frequency! Ex-9650 missing. Another error, experiment or permanent change? Same transmitter a few days ago tried 9640 instead of 9650. As I researched then, 9640 would have been conflict-free for the morning 1100-1500 transmission. So is 9710 better? NO, the big 3 references agree that CNR1 from SZG sites runs 1100-1805; also Iran in Urdu at 1250-1420 due east from Sirjan.
9710 might also show up for 21-05 tardemisión; clashes then would be CNR1 until 2330, and CRI in Portuguese & Spanish via EAST TURKISTAN, land of imperialist ChiCom genocide against Uyghurs and other Moslems, at 0000-0300. 9640 would have clashed with China at 21-23. Something`s always wrong at RHC. Anyhow, this revacates 9650 for GUINEA 06-24, if and when they can get it on.
9710, later at 2219, RHC is indeed also afternooning instead of 9650, but no China QRM audible. Will it last more than one day? Should be problematic after 0000 with China to Latin America (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** ITALY. From Alfredo Cotroneo, IRRS, April 27:
“Hi Glenn, We have received final approval for our new frequency. We will be moving from 594 to 918 kHz (daily from 1900 to 2300 CET [17-21 UT]) effective April 28, 2021. 918 kHz will be cleaner and propagate better into Central and Northern Europe at night.
WOR will also be moved from 594 to 918 kHz, at the usual times as previously scheduled. Bests. Alfredo
Alfredo E. Cotroneo, CEO, NEXUS-Int’l Broadcasting Association
email: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.nexus.org
+39-02-266 6971 – Toll free: 1-888-612-0039 fax: +39-02-706 38151“
I.e. for WORLD OF RADIO, UT: Friday 2030; Saturday 1801 with SW 7290 & 14580 Bulgaria; Sunday 2000. I already pointed out other stations on 917/918; hope he`s right about improvement (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** NIGERIA. 7254.9+, April 27 at 0605, VON is gone. I suppose there is no point in re-non-logging this as more often than not, it is begone. Till the next (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** ROMANIA. Re RRI frequencies missing, Stephen Luce replies:
“Glenn, RRI now has English advisory about the transmitter outage: https://www.rri.ro/en_gb/emitters_out_of_service-2636082
They also included the advisory at the end of their 0000 English newscast UT April 27, as heard here in Houston on 7375. No signal heard on 9550 at the same time. Later just before 0300 I could hear the RRI IS with an extremely weak signal on 9850 via the UTwente SDR, nothing on 7375. Reception above 7 MHz has been terrible the past week or so, whether listening here in Houston or via UTwente.
The current RRI transmitters were installed in 2008, so relatively youthful for SW. RRI also had a transmitter outage for several days at the beginning of A21. I fear that continued problems might lead to more pressure to shut down SW output. Stephen Luce, Houston, Texas“
Viz.: “Dear friends, Radiocom, 2 of the 5 emitters transmitting RRI’s broadcasts, one in Ţigăneşti (near Bucharest) and another one in Galbeni (eastern Romania), are out of service, Radiocom, the company transmitting Radio Romania International’s programmes has announced.
This will affect a number of shortwave frequencies for RRI’s broadcasts in Romanian, English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Arabic and Chinese.
Radiocom has given assurances it is making efforts to bring the emitters back into service. We’ll keep you updated on the situation and invite you to tune in to our working frequencies and our online broadcasts (including on demand), via the download mobile applications available in Google Play and App Store, via Eutelsat 16A and via your land and mobile phones.“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** SPAIN. 17855, April 27 at 2210, wow, REE is inbooming S9+25 in interview with someone American-accented. Tue at 2200 should be the Ladino service but they are defaulting to castellano. For once the N American frequency is holding up from local “midnight“ and better than the others: 15520 to ME JBA; 11940 to SAm only S5-S7. 17855 is still VG S9 by 2226. We shall see whether a fluke or hold up into summer season. Of course we need that to happen at 2200 on M/W/F when there is token English. BTW, at 2228, no signals at all on the 18 MHz hamband. If any Spaniards had been trying, they surely would have been audible (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2083 monitoring; next:
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
2200 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S
Full schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts: http://www.worldofradio.com/radioskd.html
Our non-commercial broadcasts and website depend on voluntary support: thanks this week to Dan Sheedy, Encinitas, California, for a generous contribution to Glenn Hauser, P O Box 1684, Enid OK 73702, “Thanks for keeping accurate, reliable and timely DX info available all these years. Enclosed is a bit to help out all the WOR activities. Cheers from the Beach“
One may also contribute via PayPal, not necessarily in US funds, to woradio at yahoo.com (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR) See also ITALY!
** VANUATU. 11835, April 27 at 0606, no signal from RV X 3. Nor on 7260 which should have switched to 3945 at 0559. No JBA carrier on 7890, RV X 2, either (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** YEMEN [non]. 11860, Apr 27 at 2220 something JBA, unseems // 9710 RHC nor as spur de 11850 RHC which is weak dead air and no spur either on 11840. Also unusually no residual jamming audible on 11860 after Martí finish at 2200. So this is probably Republic of Yemen Radio out of SA`UDI ARABIA; as the Qur`an program on 11820+ is a good S9 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
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APRIL 27, 2021 — Catching Up with Stephen Colbert
Stephen Colbert has been taping ‘The Late Show’ without a studio audience during the pandemic — but he’s not always alone. Sometimes his wife Evie is in the room. If she laughs, he knows he’s on the right track. “I got into show business in a way to not be alone. Like a lot of comedians, I’m a bit of a broken toy,” he says. Colbert and Terry Gross catch up on the past four years, since the Trump administration and COVID-19 changed his comedy.
This report dispatched at 2337 UT April 27