lunedì 19 agosto 2013

Glenn Hauser logs August 16-18, 2013

** BRAZIL [and non]. 9645+, August 18 at 0543, can make out a JBA het on the hi side of big R. Vaticana mass signal, i.e. R. Bandeirantes; had not detected that in some time, but expected it as I tuned down from poor signal on 9665, Voz Missionária, where the first and almost only word heard was ``pecado`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA. Firedrake [non] CNR1 jamming August 18: Unfound in any of the usual out-of-band spots 12-18 MHz around 1325. I was axually looking for a good one in order to hear the neo-classical music they were playing as usual on Sunday nights. Inband jammers audible on 11640, 11785, 11805, 15115. The last two with quite a bit of CCI from victims, so settled on 11785, but into long talk segment around 1330 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 1300, August 18 at 0600 UT, Radio Trece ID, and plug ``Radio México Noticias``, and seemingly rapidly summarizing all the news blox during the day; ``Mil, trescientos, lo original``, 0601 choral NA but blessedly brief, 0603 finally full local ID as XEP, 38,000 watts, and into ``música de siempre`` so must have quite a mixed format. Then fades down; it had been dominating and looping WSW, so I figured it must be this Ciudad Juárez station. WRTH 2013 implies it`s 50 kW fulltime; IRCA Mexican Log of last year shows 500 watts at night; currently Cantú shows 38 kW day, 200 watts night! Which can we believe? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 89.3, KIEL Loyal, is still off the air after a brief appearance a few months ago, as I passed close to the site on US 81 the afternoon of August 17.

104.5, afternoon of August 17, in OKC I found a new(?) signal here with ``classic rock``; heard one ID mentioning 104.5, but later it was also ``KRXO`` and // 107.7. What`s going on here? This is what:

Classic Rock KRXO will move to new frequency at FM 104.5
By Mel Bracht Published: July 10, 2013

The already crowded sports talk market in Oklahoma City soon will be getting its sixth sports talk station. Tyler Media announced Wednesday that it is launching a sports talk radio station in August on FM 107.7.

Classic Rock KRXO, which had been at 107.7, will move to a new frequency at FM 104.5, the company announced. According to the news release, KRXO's lineup of Bob and Tom, Cara Rice, Buddy Wiley, Kelso, Unkle Dave and Rick Caldwell are expected to move to a much smaller signal on 104.5. Ty Tyler, president of Tyler Media, said in an email the new frequency recently was granted by the FCC and will reach more than 800,000 people in the metro area.

Tyler said it is in the process of hiring local sports talent from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. for the new unnamed station on 107.7 FM, which he said will have the strongest signal in the market. The station will include play-by-play of OU sports and be associated with NBC Sports. It plans to air NFL broadcasts on Sunday, Monday and Thursday nights, and other programming is under consideration.

"We are excited to expand our portfolio of stations," Tyler said in the release. "A Big League City needs a Big League Sports Station."

Sports Animal radio personality Mike Steely is expected to join the new station. Steely, a member of the Morning Animals, last appeared on WWLS-FM 98.1 on June 29. He said he could not comment if he was leaving the station.

The addition of 104.5 will give Tyler Media six FM signals in the market, one above the normal limit. However, Tyler said the FCC allows an HD channel to be rebroadcast by a FM frequency. KRXO will be broadcast on both 107.7 HD2 and 104.5 FM. The sports station will be broadcast on 107.7 HD1 and 107.7 FM.

Tyler Media, founded in 1965 by Ralph Tyler, is still a family owned business by sons Ty and Tony Tyler. According to the release, the company owns seven radio stations, four television stations and an outdoor advertising company.

The market's other sports stations are:

WWLS-FM 98.1, "The Sports Animal." Local programming during the day, including "The Morning Animals" and Al Eschbach and Jim Traber for afternoon drive. ESPN Radio airs at night.

KWPN AM 640, ESPN Radio.

KREF-AM 1400, "Sports Talk 1400," of Norman. The lineup includes OU radio voice Toby Rowland from 6 to 9 a.m. and former OU football stars Teddy Lehman and Dusty Dvoracek from 2 to 6 p.m. [and doesn`t reach the N side of OKC after dark vs graveyard pileup --- gh]

KGHM-AM 1340, "The Game," which in a partnership with KREF airs Rowland from 6 to 8 a.m. and Lehman and Dvoracek from 2 to 6 p.m. National hosts include Dan Patrick from 8 to 11 a.m.

KINB-FM "105.3, The Pro," CBS Sports Radio, including Doug Gottlieb from 2 to 5 p.m.``

But obviously the new station on 107.7 has not been launched yet. Just how inferior is the 104.5 signal for the demoted KRXO format? FCC FM Query as of August 18 shows it as a 250-watt translator, K283BW, relaying KOMA! But as a CP-modification:
No way we will be able to hear that in Enid unlike local-like 107.7

Where did Tyler get this transmitter? FCC has a ``Consummation Notice`` showing it came from Community Public Radio [sic] in Athens, GA! But not mentioning who the new owner is

Where is the transmitter site? Approx. NE 75th and Kelley, i.e. circa KWTV in the NE OKC antenna farm. (Google maps misspells it Kelly). 327 meters above ground, not bad for a mere translator (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, August 17 at 0052, JBA carrier from R. Chaski until *0101:36.5 which is 5 seconds later than yesterday; not checked on August 18 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TUNISIA [and non]. 7275, August 18 at 0550, IWT is AWOL again; normally does not close until a few minutes before 0600. ALGERIA/FRANCE still audible on 7295 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 9830, August 16 at 2155, trying to hear new IS prélude to VOT`s North American broadcast in English, just the usual RTTY which TRT has ignored for season after season on this frequency. Possibly a JBA carrier within the RTTY is TRT.

9770, August 17 at 0054, new IS/music playing prior to TRT Spanish broadcast; no announcements interspersed; 0100 timesignal and opening Spanish.

9515, August 17 at 0255, the other English broadcast is much better, good signal but fluttery, the new IS tune on Turkish orchestral instruments. It`s repetitive, but hard to tell where the `splice` is, if it is in a loop. No interruptions for English IDs before hourtop, and it has to be faded down incomplete for the accurate timesignal until 0300.

But then, the YL sign-on is *still/again* quoting ``UTC`` times for all the English broadcasts, but they are really in Turkish local time UT+3!! I have periodically caught them making this stupid mistake many times before, or is it all the time? E.g. ``9655 at 06-07 UTC``, reminding us that this and the previous few transmissions are recorded, (so don`t expect current news). Wrong frequency too! 9655 being the B-season one at 0400 UT, when all the times are one real hour later (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1682 monitoring: confirmed on WTWW-1, 5830, UT Sunday August 18 after 0400. Missed checking 2330 Sat on 9930; was that on this week? WTWW-2 seems to have been missing at other times lately. Also recheck Sunday at 2330, or UT Monday 0000 on 5085 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)