** FRANCE [non]. 7780 & 5800, UT Sat Aug 21 at 0200, another TRSW Europirate relay hour courtesy of TRSW via WRMIs: Atlantic 2000, alternating announcements in English and French, start with Beatles, and Born In The USA, but finally at 0210 a French cover of Sinatra`s My Way. Then the original. Everything pop/rock so far; is there any other genre? This one does not know about 7780 either, opener just announcing 5800, but 7780 is better here via remote in Maryland (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** NORTH AMERICA. 6935-USB, Aug 20 at 0555 final check, pirate Radio Genix is still running late; continued from previous report from 0412 (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 2100 monitoring: confirmed Friday August 20 at 2030.5 on IRRS SW via Italia AM 918 kHz, VG S9+33 steady into Noale SDR nearby; previous American talkshow about credit/debt was chopped off by 2030.0 for ID and then WOR.
Also confirmed UT Sat Aug 21 at 0130 on WRMI 9395 VG into Maine SDR S9/+10. This time a WRMI ID inserted after Argentina before WOR. Next:
1801 UT Saturday IRRS 7290-Bulgaria to WNW, 918-Italy
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
0030 UT Sunday WRMI 5950
0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315; as late as 0430] 2000 UT Sunday IRRS 918-Italy
2230 UT Sunday WRMI 9955 [jammed?] to SSE
0030 UT Monday WRMI 7730 to WNW
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780 to NE, 5800 to SSE
0300vUT Sunday WBCQ 6160v Area 51 to WSW
1030 UT Wednesday WRMI 5850 to NW
2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 7780 to NE
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v to WSW
0130 UT Thursday WRMI 5010 to S
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** U S A. (7489.9v), UT Sat Aug 21 at 0000-0100, WBCQ webcast of `Allan and Angela Wiener WorldWide`. After WTO theme, mandatory fiddling with mics, does Angela`s work? [I dispense with all the quotation marks; some of this is paraphrased, but accurate; gh`s own remarx in these brackets.]
Console is screwing up. Something wrong with the 6160 audio amp. It`s hot and humid, 80s and 90s [presumably in Maine, not Florida]. Been arough week. It`s 20th of August, YOOLF 2021 for this original live broadcast. Complaining about masking. 0017, COVID restrixions prevent maintenance workers coming in from other countries. 0022, annoying Tim calls in, voted for Trump four times including primaries. [Quickly get rid of Tim.] Angela does not believe anything she hears, reads or sees. 0025, quadri-casting on 3265, 4790, 6160, 7490 [confirmed on quick check of Maine SDR, VG on the bottom two, VP on the top two, skipping over].
0029, SuperStition update: still on backup low-power transmitter. $200K replacement PA tube is to be shipped [from Europe?] on August 31. Hope to get back on air early Sept with techs from Continental and own staff working on it.
[Most of rest of show ranting about the WHRI purchase attempt:] Heard a year ago from Hans [Johnson, founder of Jihad-DX], that it was for sale; WBCQ offered opportunity to buy it. Got financing together with borrowed money, to save the SC SW station from scrap. Purchase and sales agreements made, application filed with FCC for licensing, nott he assets. Filing fee about $1000. Normally takes 6-8 weeks to go thru for domestic purchases. This was in August 2020 — and then we waited and waited and waited, etc. There was the usual 30-day period for any comments and objexions to be filed: there were none.
Finally in APRIL 2021, got a phone call from someone at FCC apologizing for the delay, said they were sending some paperwork to WBCQ`s attorneys. WBCQ has always been upfront with its listeners, Allan claims: [brief mute]; In the mail, got an *informal* objexion which was filed Oct 15, *two weeks after* the filing window for those: should have been trashed. And WBCQ did not get it for 6 months! It`s absurd, defamatory. AW replied, waited, groveled, by phone, email, appealed via Sen. Collins, begged.
Finally on August 10, 2021, one year from the original application, it *expired* because Family Broadcasting decided they had had enough and would not renew the matter. AW does not blame them for that. WBCQ does not *need* WHRI, but was trying to save one major SW station. AW says his constitutional rights were violated, his good name besmirched. FCC treatment was reprehensible. Angela interjects: “Watch who you vote for, idiots in power!“ [Right: this all started under TRUMP, don`t you realize?] We`re not in it for the money, hoped merely to break even like at WBCQ. FCC purposely delayed and delayed and delayed this. AW is really angry. We don`t need the extra headache of WHRI, but wanted to save what would have been WBCQ transmitters 7, 8 and 9.
This is not over. Maybe a petition? Listeners should file complaints about this matter with their congressmen, with FCC itself. WBCQ has been wronged, censored, bollixed up. Further legal remedies are not being divulged. Angela warns, “They`re coming for you, next.“
0052 [a few items from just published Free Radio Weekly. Allan again refers to “single sideband television“ instead of slow-scan TV]. E-mailer advises that the WBCQ webcast drops off at :53 past every hour: [just did it for me too!] Will continue to fight. 0059 prayer, A&A agree, “We`ve got the biggest balls of them all“, into Hal Turner.
Can anyone dig out of FCC files the notorious informal objexion? Who made it and what did they say? You may want to listen to this AAAWWW yourself. Scheduled repeats all on 7490 from 0030 UT Sunday, 2230 Monday, 2130 Tuesday, 2230 Wednesday.
Larry Will`s version: “8/21, 0000, 7490am, WBCQ. Typical Angela and Allan Weiner broadcast starting with animated discussions of vaccine conspiracy theories, whining about McDonald’s not serving breakfast all day because of Covid, a few Covid deaths don’t matter when millions of babies are aborted every year, etc. “Tim from Connecticut” calls with some more unhinged commentary; he’ll never take the vaccine, ever.
Then they start talking about the proposed WHRI purchase. At 38: Allan says that the original purchase agreement with WHRI expired on August 10 and was not renewed, so the deal is off! The rest of the broadcast was spent on railing against the insidious delaying tactics employed by the FCC who knew that if they just kept delaying, then the deal was likely doomed. Of course, Angela implies that it’s the fault of the Biden administration. Larry Will, Mount Airy, Maryland“
John Carver`s version “Tonight’s AAWWW show started on time on 4790, 6160 and 7490. Allan in the studio with Angela. Very brief talk about a movie then Allan had to tell us once again how beautiful Angela is. Very hot in Maine this week with high humidity and temps in the eighties and nineties. As is usual anymore, some equipment problems in the studio. Longish talk about Covid with Angela getting a little loud. Phone call at 0020 from Tim again who riles up the Covid talk and vaccine talk. Angela goes into a mini rant.
Allan says they should have the replacement tube for the superstation by the end of the month and hopefully have the transmitter up and running early in the next month.
Then he finally talked in depth about the sale of WHRI. Explained about all the hoops they had to jump through and all the delays. Holdup was because a complaint about the sale that was filed after the due date and shouldn’t have caused a problem. It was announced earlier this month that the seller was tired of waiting for the sale to be approved and has backed out of the deal and cancelled the sale.
I’m very sorry as at this time one of my granddaughters with some of my great grandchildren showed up at my door and I had to go to deal with them and missed the end of the sale story. Reading of emails at 0053 s starting with this week`s Free Radio Weekly. Closing prayer at 0058 and program was off the air at 0100. John, Mid-North Indiana“ (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A. 1090, Aug 20 at 0600 UT, dead air again from KAAY AR, facilitating understations, the stronger making medium SAH and 0602 Fox Sports Radio “live“ —- really? Or when it was recorded. Presumed again to be 5000-watt ND *daytimer* WAQE, Rice Lake, Wisconsin on the Fox SR network, as previously caught Aug 16 at the same hour (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
** U S A. 1130, Aug 20 at 0602 UT, song in English dominating 50 kW KWKH Shreveport; once again the allegedly one-watt-at-night reactivated KLEY Wellington KS; also a 250-watt semi-local still in the daytime (Glenn Hauser, OK, WOR)
This report dispatched at 0231 UT August 21