sabato 1 aprile 2017

Glenn Hauser logs March 31-April 1, 2017


DX/SWL/Media Programs

World of Radio schedules

Alan Roe`s Hitlist of SW stations

73, Glenn Hauser

** BRAZIL. 6180 & 11780, March 31 at 2253 check, it`s twelfth-night at RNA/RNB of no emanations, likewise later into UT April 1. So can anyone explain what the situation is? Transformers broke down again dispowering Parque Rodeador? Or decision to turn it off forever? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** COLOMBIA [non]. 5910, April 1 at 5910, Alcaraván Radio is still AWOL like last night, and I think so is Conciencia from 6010, where there is only a JBA carrier, too weak even for it, on 6009.93, which is probably Brasil. Both of them vary considerably above and below 6010 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 5025, April 1 at 0427, R. Rebelde is S9+45 of open carrier except for some noise; by 0502 modulating distortedly, and a 2+1 prolonged bong timesignal ending at 0501:46, but only 46 seconds late since the time check is for ``la una y una de la mañana``. Since 5040 RHC is still on, leapfrog mixing products at S9 level come along with them, on 5010 where some RHC Spanish is audible, and 5055, nothing much at 0427.

5040, April 1 at 0503, RHC is still on but restarting 3-hour Spanish block instead of usual English! Iniciando esta revista giving times for it as 02-05 TUC, and as 8-11 pm local?? Should be 10 pm to 1 am EDT, with no intentional Spanish on SW after 0500. The playback is no doubt regular on the webcast and maybe FM. The four 49m channels are correctly in English (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. [Correcting previous log:] 13740, March 30 at 2101, finally catch an RHC frequency announcement in Spanish, opening the multi-target tarde program, in typical Soviet-style disorder: 13740, 11670, 11760, 11840, 9535, 9710, 5040. Those seem about correct tho I don`t have a chance to confirm each one right now as I`m mobile (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUINEA. 9650, March 31 at 2250, S9 of dead air, surely RTG (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** NORTH AMERICA. UNIDENTIFIED, 6960.1-USB, April 1 at 0615, something in SSB here with talk, bits of music, so presumably pirate. First stopped at 6961.75 but hard to clarify, tuning up and down with no carrier to lock onto, then sounds best at 6960.1, stops at 0619*. Nothing reported around here on HF Underground or Free Radio Café (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 930, UT Saturday April 1 at 0453 UT, Spanish here is still WKY, but it`s sports talk, not music! Long string of promos, jingles from ESPN Deportes, national feed giving times in Pacific and Eastern, and who cares about the Great Center of America, let alone the Mountains?? During otherwise Spanish, the letters ESPN are always pronounced in English to avoid invoking images of penises, altho such a macho connexion would seem to be apt. How much coverage of women`s sports is there, anyway?

0457 UT local ads including a Dodge dealer in Midwest City, Goodwill Industries (in Spanish they should say benevolencia or buena voluntad); PSAs for how to impress girls, drunk driving. I keep listening for the ToH ID at 0500 UT, which says ``WKY, Oklahoma City, 930AM, WKY``. The call letters are pronounced in English, altho they don`t have to be (but doble-ve ka i griega is a bit more cumbersome, less so doble-u ka ye).

No mention of ``La Indomable`` which has been its brand for eight+ years already, and back to ESPND. Recheck at 1435 UT, still Spanish sports talk, no music! still has its format as ``Regional Mexican``, i.e. frenetic oom-pah-pah music, a staple on our dials for years. The website still exists under the old name
but all the Noticias on the homepage are about sports, notably including European soccer games. How much of an audience in OK is there for that, in Spanish to boot?? But it still plugs at least one DJ program, outdated? `El Show de Mandril`, L-V 7-12 am (meaning before noon?). Will have to wait until April 3 morning to confirm whether that still exist. I suspect not, as radio stations have this all-or-nothing mentality about formatting. Or is this a bad joke for April 1?

Newspaper ad from November, 2014, DJs presumably jobless now:
Their nicknames meant Roadrunner, the Little Doll, the International.

If you search on ESPN Deportes you get stuff about the cable TV channel, finally leading to this:
which shows affiliates in only 18 states, of course not including Oclajoma. It links to website
which turns out to be a File Not Found. Grrr.

Also nothing recent in radioinsight or radiodiscussions concerning WKY

DXLD archives: see
at the beginning of 2009y for reports on when La Indomable started, after some shorter-lived format attempts on 930. Refers to ESPND being on KINB 105.3, apparently a related station, so what`s on 105.3 now? Sports talk in English, at 1518 UT April 1 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1871 monitoring: confirmed Friday March 31 at 2240, the 2230 broadcast on WRMI 11580, good S9 vs S6 local line noise; // 5950 JBA at S7, by 2255 improved to poor S9. But not // 6855 which is now Oldies music // 9395. Also confirmed Fri March 31 at 2345, the 2330 broadcast on WBCAQ, 9329.275v-CUSB, fair S8. NOT confirmed Saturday April 1 at 1440-1500 UT UTwente SDR on Hamburger Lokalradio, 7265-CUSB --- just a very weak signal with other talk and music, presumably CRI via East Turkistan in Sinhala. 1500 slightly stronger CRI starts with timesignal, CRI theme. But, I suppose WOR on HLR was on, just not propagating better to Holland than East Turkistan. I wonder how the previous airing on HLR 6190 Saturday shifted to 0630 is doing? No report yet from Ivo on that. Next:
Sat 1930v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sat 2230   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Sun 0310v  WA0RCR 1860-AM ND
Sun 1030   HLR 9485-CUSB to SW
Sun 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Mon 0300v  WBCQ 5130v Area 51 to WSW
Mon 0330   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Mon 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Tue 0030   WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 1100   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Tue 2130   WRMI 15770 to NE, 6855 to WNW
Tue 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030   WRMI 5850 to NW, 6855 to WNW
Wed 1315.5 WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW

** U S A [and non]. 9955, Friday March 31 at 2252, soft jazz music, *2254 pulse jamming on and starting to ramp up for Radio Libertad at 2300; 2255 Keith Perron with patreon plug, same PCJ show (Happy Station itself?) as heard earlier on WRMI (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. Trans-Pacific JBA MW carrier search, April 1, at 1159-1202 UT: 774, 693, 594, 828, 1314, all seem from NW but extremely weak (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7382.50-USB, April 1 at 0440, 2-way in choppy language, but seem to be some French words involved (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report despatched at 1618 UT April 1