mercoledì 28 settembre 2016

Glenn Hauser logs September 27-28, 2016

** MALAYSIA. 6050, Sept 28 at 1250, pop music at S5-S8 past 1300+; also seems to be a second carrier under. Ron Howard reported that Asyik FM reactivated Sept 27, having been silent starting Sept 9. Aoki shows this is only 10 kW ND, while Lhasa is 100 kW at 290 degrees.

Ron Howard reports that by 1500 UT today, 6050 was instead carrying the Salam FM program (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 610, Sept 28 at 0518, dominant signal with romantic music, ``106.1, Radio [Viva?], Guasave`` non-ID, back to music. XEGS, 5/1 kW, Sinaloa, also a sunrise regular (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1844 monitoring: confirmed Wed Sept 28 from 1315.5 on WRMI 9955, good S9+10 and no jamming audible. Next:
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A. 9955, Sept 27 at 2135, surprised to hear Spanish on WRMI instead of Overcomer scheduled until 2200 weekdays. Soon clear it`s a Cuban exile interview, but don`t know which, and just as he is about to ID the program, cut off at 2159:30 for ID and into Radio Northern Ireland. Anyhow, no jamming audible at all, unlike two hours later. One should check the 9955, 21-22 UT block otherdays for non-BS programming (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** U S A. 1350, Sept 28 at 0526 UT, ``La Nueva 98.7 FM`` referring us to its Facebook. Usual Spanish here is KCOR San Antonio, but this one is east/west! Several Facebook tries don`t find it, until I make a general search, which leads to:

which says ``la nueva ya llegó a Texas! La Nueva 98.7``

But where in Texas? Logo print is too fine to make out. But linx to::

which leads to linx to a 105.5 in Baton Rouge, and also to La Nueva 1350 AM, KZTD Cabot AR! On the Facebook page, cabina phone is (501) 457-7373, which is Arkansas.

NRC AM Log 2016-2017 shows: 1350, KZTD, Cabot AR, U1 2500/73 watts, address in North Little Rock, SS:MEX, 24 hr ``Fiesta Mexicana 1350``, ``Radio Exitos``. 

So where is this 98.7 they are now duplicating on ND day power? Well, WTFDA FM Database shows it`s nowhere in Arkansas! How about Texas? Nothing with that current slogan but among the 15 Texans on 98.7 of any power, these are/were Spanishish:

K254AZ  // KOPY-1070  98.7  ALICE  TX  USA  0.1  0.1  99.1  0.0  
27-45-08  98-07-55 SPANISH CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN  Brokered

KZAM   98.7  PLEASANT VALLEY  TX  USA  6.0  6.0  97.0  97.0  34-02-54  98-39-38  Spanish LA MEJOR 98.7  REGIONAL MEXICAN  Silent 20160304

KOTX   98.7  HEBBRONVILLE  TX  USA  1.0  1.0  19.0  19.0  27-18-30  98-40-15  Spanish TEKILA FM  REGIONAL MEXICAN  

K254CP // KOZA-1230  98.7  MIDLAND  TX  USA  0.25  0.25  0.0  0.0  
31-58-03  102-07-06  RADIO EXTREMA 1230  SPANISH HITS  

None of which look like a match for this, and in any event are nowhere near Cabot AR, which is in the center of the state, NE of Little Rock (and also nowhere near Bâton Rouge). shows:

KZTD-AM 1350 kHz Cabot, Arkansas "La Nueva 105 & 1350"
Station Format: Spanish Pop

Despite that URL, this website is now titled ``La Nueva 1350 AM - Tu estación favorita en Arkansas`` -- yet another logo prominently displayed here is for 105.5 KDOK Baton Rouge LA!! And nothing about a 98.7.

Could there be a 98.7 in Baton Rouge which has flipped to this? NO, the only 98.7 in LA is KKST in Oakdale, urban-contemp.

The Contacto page from the /cabot site says dirección is:
``Arkansas 515 s. James st.
Jacksonville Arkanzas LA`` [sic, sic!]

Jacksonville AR, is between Cabot and Little Rock on US 67 which looks like an interstate, but peters out in NE AR. 

Then I click on the 98.7 Facebook logo to blow it up, and that tiny inscription visibly pertains to: ``Latin Hits, Wichita Falls TX``.

Is one of the above listed TX 98.7 near there? Pleasant Valley is not indexed in standard Rand McNally, but is in the Large Scale Road Atlas --- in fact, there are two tiny towns by that name, one SE of Lubbock, and another a suburb of Wichita Falls! 

So the 98.7 non-ID heard on 1350 from AR is referring to KZAM, which maybe is no longer silent, and/or the network feed source. What a totally confused mess this all is; but fun to unravel (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific pre-sunrise JBA carrier search Sept 28 UT:
At 1211:  774-WSW, 702-WSW, 693-WSW? Heavy KGGF QRM
At 1214:  675-WSW, 657-WSW, 594-WSW? 
At 1219:  828-WSW
At 1220: 1098-W [Marshalls]
At 1223: 1548-WSW
LSR: 1225 UT. So Pacific/downunders today rather than Japan 
(Glenn Hauser, Enid OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1745 UT September 28