** CANADA. 1610 kHz, UT Sunday July 22 at 0543 UT, no doubt it`s CHHA, Toronto, talk in Luso Portuguese, NOT Brazilian accent; mentions a something radio.com and it`s not Vozes Latinas. 0549 UT more talk by YL, mentions ``We are the Champions``, an English expression. Is this an overnight subcontractor, or what?
Website program grid is still 2+ years out of date as of ``2016``:
showing nothing but `All Night Music` after 1 am EDT = 0500 UT M-F, and blank on Sat & Sun (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA. 11580, July 22 at 1327, piano jazz past 1331+ at S6-S9. Could it be a reactivation of WRMI? No, 1356 dramatic talk in Chinese, // 11785, so CNR1 jammers. 11580+ is also in Aoki/NDXC as Sound of Hope, and until 1330 FEBA to India via Sri Lanka. Till 1345 otherdays but supposedly stopping at 1330 on Sundays (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 11840, Sunday July 22 at 2258, RHC `En Contacto` re-introducing prof. Coro, mile-a-minute delivery about bad propagation or something, yet running late until 2304. Quarter-hour show should have started by 2245. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PERU [non]. 4919.99, July 23 at 0038, JBA carrier, presumably Lhasa or Chennai on grayline, rather than La Voz del Pueblo, still silent after initial test period up around 4920.8 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1939 monitoring: Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria, upcatches us on the previous HLR airings:
``GERMANY, Reception of World of Radio via HLR on 6190 CUSB, July 21:
0631-0700 6190 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sat, weak to fair
Reception of World of Radio via HLR on 9485 CUSB, July 22:
1030-1100 9485 GOH 001 kW / 230 deg to CeEu English Sun fair to good``
Also confirmed UT Monday July 23 at 0153 check the 0130.5 on WRMI 7780, very poor, and // 5850, good. Also confirmed UT Monday July 23 from 0302 on Area 51 webcast, and at 0326 via WBCQ 5129.833, JBA in storm noise. Also confirmed UT Monday July 23 at 0330 on WRMI 9955, S9+10/20 after 0329 Spanish & English IDs. Also confirmed UT Monday July 23 at 0400 on WRMI webcast only, modulation OK now. Next:
Mon 2330 WBCQ 9330v to WSW [maybe]
Tue 0030 WRMI 7730 to WNW
Tue 2030 WRMI 7780 to NE, 5950 to WNW [or #1940?]
Tue 2130 WRMI 5950 to WNW [or #1940?]
Full schedule for WOR on all outlets, not just SW; podcast linx:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7490.03v, UT Monday July 23 at 0025, WBCQ amid an `Allan Weiner Worldwide` repeat. Says painkillers helped when he had cancer but only temporarily; ``rants`` about legalizing and taxing all drugs. Conveniently gives original airdate of 23 February 2018, disses ``fake CNN`` seen in cruise cabin (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 15810-, Sunday July 22 at 1919, WTWW-3 is on at S9+20, axually stronger than mere S9/S9+10 on // 9475 WTWW-1 as PPPP is preaching about blood. Was not on yesterday afternoon (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 5935, July 23 at 0008, WWCR is S9+40/45 of dead air, 0032 still; by 0044 has successfully revived DGS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. A few weeks ago I noticed that Doug Brown`s voice had changed, host of `Wind & Rhythm`, I listen to every Sunday at 20-21v UT via KUCO-FM 90.1 Edmond OK and/or online via kucofm.com --- Finally I check program website July 22, http://www.windandrhythm.com to see:
``[Picture] It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we share the news of the sudden passing of Wind & Rhythm's founder and host, Doug Brown. He passed away in his sleep late last week. He was 70.
Doug started Wind & Rhythm in 2008, following a passion for his love of wind band music and a need to share that passion with the world. In his ten years as host, he programmed thousands of compositions from hundreds of ensembles, directors, and composers into nearly 500 hours of broadcasts. We heard this music over public radio stations across the country and online around the world. Doug was an associate member of the American Bandmasters Association, an accomplished trumpet player, gifted recording engineer, and a gracious, generous friend to all that knew him.
In keeping with Doug's vision of promoting the extraordinary artistry that the wind band world has to offer, Wind & Rhythm will continue - first with several encores of Doug's best shows, then with new programs with a new host.
We thank all of you who have contributed your support and love for the program and for Doug. He was a visionary bandsman who helped create the gathering place for people who love band music, and we are all eternally grateful. - Wind & Rhythm Board of Directors``
I would never have guessed he was 70; sounded much younger. New host, similar voice and style, calls himself David Lawrence/Lorenz/Laurence. End of this week`s show acknowledges students at Bixby HS (near Tulsa). I never thought it was produced at KWTU Tulsa, and maybe it isn`t: no hint of a physical location on the website.
PRF listing of only 6 known webcasting affiliates; 50% are in OK:
More details with map, additional occasional and networked outlets:
Which means it`s not on a local station in most places; for band music, I urge online listening to ``The gathering place for people who love band music`` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) obit
** U S A. 88.5 & 90.1, July 23 at 0118 UT, `Voice of the Martyrs` gospel huxter show, the latter QRMing KUCO OK and KHCC KS, the two classical stations. Tulsa tropo is up with 89.5 KWGS in solid on the PL-880 portable, normally inaudible, and no doubt many others, 92.1, 92.9, etc.
Checking Bott and other network skeds, no fit until American Family Radio, runs Voice of the Martyrs Sundays 8-8:30 pm. At 0159 UT, local ID insert on 88.5 as KBQC, Independence-Bartlesville. WTFDA DB shows it`s AFR, 20 kW vertical only, 145 m HAAT, site north of the 37th // so really in Kansas. Was trying to match both frequencies to OK stations, but the closest AFR in the area on 90.1 is KBNV, Fayetteville AR, 7.1/16 kW H&V, 142 m HAAT, so both extra-Oklahomic. Hepburn tropo map for 0300 UT shows a marginal level-1 enhancement around Fayetteville, but not reaching Tulsa, certainly not Enid. Fayetteville to Enid: 335 km = 208 miles (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 6960-USB, July 23 at 0014, looking for pirates, but only hear very weak 2-way in American English, long pauses, something about ``official identification``. Maybe a MARS frequency too? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report despatched at 0517 UT July 23