domenica 26 settembre 2010

Glenn Hauser logs September 26, 2010

** ALASKA [and non]. Further to my previous comment about 11870 being a poor choice for KNLS as on its current temp schedule at 08-12: this collides with WEWN, which is on 11870 from 00 to 10, as reminded Sept 27 at 0628 in Spanish // 7555. WEWN 11870 is usually audible tho poorly in the nightmiddle here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** BRAZIL. 6185, RNA missing UT Sunday Sept 26 at 0625 allowing XEPPM to come thru clearly; great! See MEXICO. Reports from Brasil say RNA has been completely absent from 6185 lately. Brasília was, however, inbooming on 11780 when checked at 0626 with promo about how it could be heard all over the world --- on internet. Clear on the main FRG-7 rx with longwire, but inside the YB-400 with shortwire, second harmonic of Brother Scare 5890 WWCR overload was breaking thru, also causing a SAH on 11780 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA. 9625, Sept 26 at 0630, open carrier, no tone test, but presumably CBC NQ transmitter left on again a sesquihour after sign-off at 0505; why? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake Sept 26: not heard anywhere, 8-18 MHz between 1305 and 1325. Has it been greatly cut back, or is it just poor propagation? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA [and non]. Another Sunday, and RHC fires up the frequencies it is still not using for ``Aló, Presidente`` relays from VENEZUELA, which supposedly resume next week. Sept 26 at 1423, 17750 just open carrier making SAH atop weak audio, listed VOA Kurdish via Wertachtal, GERMANY, so I checked the others:

13750 inbooming with RHC program modulation, instead of 13680 weekdays, which had been on at 1318 with mailbag; but still // and synchro equal inboomer on 13780. Plus RNV channels 12010 somewhat weaker, 11690 with usual distortion and RTTY QRM. And // regular RHC on 11730, 11760, 15120, 15360, 15380. Another check at 1555, all //: 17750, 15380, 13750, 12030, 12010, 11760, 11730, 11690, but no longer 15360, 15120, or 13780 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUATEMALA. 4055, R. Verdad, Sept 26 not checked until 0605, hoping to catch the end of the NA as usual, but instead playing some other music, hymnsong, apparently. I manage to get the USB tuned in just about right by 0607, then NA finally starts. 0612 instead of going off, starts playing yet more music, with a martial beat, but less majestic. 0613 a bit of marimba, and finally quits modulating, apparently going off (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDONESIA. 9526-, VOI, Sept 26 at 1304 check, just open carrier with hum instead of English broadcast. A good way to lose your audience, such as myself, who kept tuning on, and did not get back to check 9526- until 1322, when VOI was in English, no telling how late it really started; with Highlights of the Week. 1326 News in Brief. 1328 ID with three imaginary frequencies. 1329 anchor introduced Miscellany but instead played Indonesian Wonder, about an island in South Sumatera province, sounded like Tumaru but do not find such a name in an atlas. Earlier OADs were not too noticeable, but this feature has continuous musical background making them more obvious, seemingly becoming more frequent. 1333 really into Miscellany, about informal education programs. Another night in the life of this flawed station, but at least they keep trying rather than giving up on SW (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 6185, XEPPM, Sept 26 at 0625 good with ``Sandunga`` and then a marimba tune, nice music, and NO co-channel QRM from Brasília, which normally happens on UT Sundays overnight. Reports from Brasil say RNA has been completely missing from 6185 lately. It was however, inbooming on 11780 when checked at 0626; see BRAZIL (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO on WWCR, reconfirmed final two airings UT Sunday Sept 26: 0230 on 4840, and starting at 0630 on 3215, both VG; and yes, not on alternate 3255 at this time. Final Sunday 1515 on WRMI confirmed on webcast; one more today Sunday is at 1730 via WRN on 9955 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Unusually tuning across MW on a Saturday evening, UT Sept 26 at 0339, surprised to hear something other than talk on KMOX 1120: ``Laura``, and soon break by DJ in ``Johnny Rabbit`s Route 66 on KMOX``. Also mentioned the KMOX Wax Museum; more oldies, classic rock, with extensive comments from Mr. Rabbit, who used to be on KXOK 630.

There was IBOC noise fading up and down, coming from KFAB 1110, but KMOX gives it right back to KFAB listeners with its own IBOC, also bothering KWKH 1130 Shreveport LA.
So later I find the KMOX program schedule, which shows quite a bit of variety, but what is CBS, once a reputable news network, doing, propagating Rush Limbaugh? Here`s the full sked, in CDT = UT -5.

12:00 AM   5:00 AM   Jon Grayson
 5:00 AM   9:00 AM   Total Information AM
 9:00 AM  11:00 AM   Charlie Brennan
11:00 AM   2:00 PM   Rush Limbaugh
 2:00 PM   4:00 PM   Mark Reardon
 4:00 PM   6:00 PM   Total Information PM
 6:00 PM   8:00 PM   Dave Sinclair Automotive Group Sports Open Line
 8:00 PM  12:00 AM   John Carney
12:00 AM   5:00 AM   Ralph Graczak
 5:00 AM   8:00 AM   Total Information AM Saturday
 8:00 AM  11:00 AM   KMOX Garden Hotline with Mike Miller
11:00 AM   2:00 PM   KMOX Home Improvement Show with Scott Mosby
 2:00 PM   4:00 PM   KMOX Money Show with Mike Brown
 4:00 PM   6:00 PM   KMOX Auto Show with Greg Damon
 6:00 PM   7:00 PM   Voices of the Game with Dan McLaughlin
 7:00 PM   8:00 PM   The Comedy Show with John Carney
 8:00 PM   1:00 AM   Route 66 on KMOX with Johnny Rabbitt
 1:00 AM   5:00 AM   KMOX Radio Theatre
 5:00 AM   6:00 AM   This Week in Religion / Mormon Tabernacle Choir
 6:00 AM   7:00 AM   CBS News Weekend Roundup
 7:00 AM  10:00 AM   Total Information AM Sunday
10:00 AM  12:00 PM   Sports on a Sunday Morning with Ron Jacober
12:00 PM   1:00 PM   Golf Show with Dan Reardon
 1:00 PM   2:00 PM   Voices of the Game with Dan McLaughlin
 2:00 PM   3:00 PM   Real Estate Today with Gil Gross
 3:00 PM   5:00 PM   Dollars and Sense with Dave Simons
 5:00 PM   6:00 PM   Around the World in 60 Minutes with Michael Dixon
 6:00 PM   7:00 PM   Inside Baseball with Dan McLaughlin
 7:00 PM   9:00 PM   Charlie Brennan's St. Louis
 9:00 PM  11:00 PM   John Carney Sundays
11:00 PM  12:00 AM   Meet the Press with David Gregory

Note that they are no longer carrying 60 Minutes CBS-TV soundtrack at 6 pm Sundays, and incredibly, they are carrying NBC`s Meet the Press, but apparently not CBS` Face the Nation, unless that`s part of the 7-10 AM Sunday show (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###