domenica 11 giugno 2017

Glenn Hauser logs June 10-11, 2017

** ALASKA. 11885 // 11870, June 11 at 1243, KNLS same as yesterday, duplicating English hour on both, so can hardly be accidental. When will they ever get around to posting correct new schedule on all of their own websites?? Poor signal on both, interview about how you are 69% more likely to survive a plane crash if seated in the back. 1247 Profiles in Christian Music, two songs. 

1251 Creation Moment, time to tune out their anti-science utter nonsense. It`s possible to be a Christian and *not* be creationist, but you`d never know that from all the SW and other stations that dutifully diffuse it. Recheck at 1316, also same as yesterday, Chinese on 11885 // 9655 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 3330-CUSB & 7850-CUSB, June 11 at 0617, both CHUs are dead air with no timesignals or any modulation! Also 14670-CUSB silent at 1403 check, but lite SSB ACI from algo (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15230, Sunday June 11 at 1412, RHC is in Spanish // 17580 et al., not Esperanto as heard on this frequency exactly one week ago by Claudio Galaz, Chile, so that must have been an anomaly. Esperanto reconfirmed here on scheduled 11760 at 1528 June 11, nominally starting at 1500 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1881 monitoring: confirmed Saturday June 10 at 2230 on WBCQ 9330.2v-CUSB, fair-good, having just signed on. Missed checking the 0200 UT Sunday on WRMI 11580; anyone hear it? Confirmed UT Sunday June 11 at 0327 on WA0RCR, 1860-AM about Alaska DRM, so just started a few minutes ago. Next:
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 2130   WRMI 9455 to WNW, 15770 to NE
Tue 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Wed 1030   WRMI 5850 to NW, 9455 to WNW
Wed 1315   WRMI 9955 to SSE
Wed 2100   WBCQ 7490v to WSW
Wed 2330   WBCQ 9330v-CUSB to WSW
Full schedule for WORLD OF RADIO including AM/FM, webcasts, satellite:

** U S A. 9330v-CUSB, June 10 at 2206 check, WBCQ is off, further evidence that the greatly expanded Overcomer filler is gone (some of which no doubt transferred to 24/7 WWRB 9370/3185). 5130v-AM WBCQ is also inaudible and probably off, as it had been starting at 2200 with BS overnight except when other programming was already on schedule. 7490v-AM at 2206 is on as usual, with JP Ferraro`s `Shortwave Saturday Night` at S9, as he reminds us it is not on 5130 too (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9395 // 9455, Sunday June 11 at 1318, secret WRMI airing of `Wavescan` during discussion about NASB meeting, Ben Dawson`s presentation about AM still being a viable medium in some parts of the world. Like new VOH station in Israel, suggested slogan ``Sounds like heaven on 12-87``, which went on the air March 28. On to Philippine DX report of loggings. 

We`re still waiting for some reports on the events at NASB Simi Valley, direct from John Figliozzi and/or Ben Dawson. Nothing on the NASB website itself, but two photo albums are now up, 31 + 25, where else? on their FB,
but requires login. Meanwhile there are bits and pieces about it on Wavescan and Ask WWCR (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) 

** U S A. 1130, June 11 at 1223 UT, KLEY Wellington KS is still AWOL. Had not rechecked it lately, but first noted off as of May 20. Gone for good? Have they notified FCC? On the 1130 DF toward Shreveport I do have a weak gospel huxter this Sunday from KWKH (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 1480, June 11 at 1228 UT, KBXD Dallas making slow 1 Hz SAH with KQAM Wichita English talker. Praise music in Spanish, 1234 UT plug some upcoming revivals, 877 phone number, Iglesia Evangélica la Nueva Esperanza. So it is still presumably greatly extending the reach of 700 KHSE by duplicating it with 50 kW day.

On June 8 I received this enlightening info from Jerry Kiefer, FL, who used to work for KBXD: 

``Glenn, The circus is about to move on. Here's the last chapter in the KBXD saga.

Yet another sale of Dallas AM KBXD/1480, a year after last year’s transaction with Georgia-based Chris Muse failed to close. That one was for $1.5 million (May 11, 2016 NOW Newsletter). The backup buyer is John S. Hammond and Linda Hammond’s Hammond Broadcasting Group, a niche-format player based right there in Dallas. They’re paying $600,000 for KBXD, which has a six-tower daytime directional array blasting 50,000 watts, and a four-tower directional array for the 1,900-watt night signal. This year’s price and last year’s price are more comparable than you’d think – separately, Hammond’s buying the Salem-owned KBXD site for $600,000. 

The seller of KBXD is the patient Mark Jorgenson of "ACM JCE IV B LLC." That company took over KBXD and three other AMs previously held by James Crystal Enterprises out of the 2015 bankruptcy auction. (The debt-holder was Atalaya Capital.) Buyer Hammond Broadcasting has begun an LMA with KBXD, adding to its interests around Dallas-Fort Worth. 

Quick list of those - Hammond Broadcasting owns [ex-] South Asian KHSE Wylie, Texas/700. John’s a principal of Texoma Broadcasting, licensee of South Asian daytimer KVTT Mineral Wells/1110. He also has an attributable interest in the company that brokers time on Liberman’s regional Mexican KZMP University Park/1540. Broker on the sale of KBXD – Jorgenson Broadcast Brokerage.

Not much of a deal. Seller grosses 600K, take out of that 200K for engineering including a used DX50 Harris transmitter. The killer was 600k$ to Salem for the tower site, plus out of pocket expenses over the past several years. Hard to move six towers and stay close to the original site. This was the only place you could throw your night lobe over Dallas. Jerry`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 1589.89 approx., June 11 at 0610 UT, considerable het from off-frequency station, in fact separable with stronger signal than the 1590.0s --- soft music but it`s just an interlude before 0612 UT resuming talkshow, YL & YL discussing some children`s syndrome. IIRC there was an off-frequency station like this several months ago but I can`t seem to find it by searching IRCA archive or my own (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1650 UT June 11