giovedì 21 novembre 2019

Glenn Hauser logs November 20-21, 2019

** ALBANIA [non]. 9395, Nov 21 at 0257 WRMI with VP music, 0259 chirping, no NA, no Radio Tirana IS, 0259.5 ``Everglades`` ID. I was expecting the second RT relay of the day to be at 0230, as on the WRMI *frequency* schedule for 9395; but on the *program* schedule below, System G is shown with Oldies at 9:30 pm ET on 9395 (if also applying from the line above for RAE at 9:00 pm). R Tirana remains displayed on System H 9395 at 0130 UT Mon/Tue/Wed/Fri/Sat, bumped by `This is a Music Show` on UT Thu at 0130-0230. I need to monitor other days whether RT (or its own music fill) really be on at 0130 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TURKEY. 5960.0, Nov 20 at 2333, VOT English to North America is axually on today, music but VP, undermodulated; and furthermore, off by 2355 recheck instead of bleibing for German, audiblizing the 5960- JBA carrier from East Turkistan, land of Uyghur brainwashing by the ChiCom (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 2008 monitoring: confirmed Wednesday November 20 from 2200:21 on WBCQ 7490.1v but JBA --- and 9330 has been on testing since at least 1907, so I check it too --- and here`s WORLD OF RADIO! But starting about 30 seconds later circa 2200:50, VG about S9+40 tnx to the 500 kW transmitter, finally, but not expected to recur.

Also confirmed UT Thu Nov 21 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, fair S9/+10.

Next edition WOR 2009 expected to première Friday Nov 22 at 2300 on WRMI 9955; UT Sat Nov 23 at 0130 on WRMIs 5010, 5850, 7780 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9330.00, Nov 20 at 1907, WBCQ-6 is already on with big 500 kW signal, S9+30 with folk music, ``Good Morning, America``; 2200:50 with WORLD OF RADIO, finally getting a chance on the SuperStation as now it`s simulcasting whatever be on 7490; see separate WOR report.

9330 not checked again until 2355 when it`s hitting S9+50! with rock music; is it // 7490+v now? JBA too weak to tell. 2356 quick Japanese announcement, and novelty C&W song ``Marijuana, the Devil`s Flower``. 2359.5 it`s `Radio TimTron WorldWide` at half-way mark, another hour to come ``on the big signal`` --- so maybe he`s live as a benefit of getting this thing operational again. And not scheduled now on 7490. 

At 0002 Nov 21 however, suddenly dead air, canned ID, start to play sign-off theme, but 0003 various tone tests, and back to music. Seems to be mostly novelty tunes for the rest of the hour, including until 0037 ``Sitting on My Face``. By 0058 has faded to only S9, running past 0101 with more novelty music, off-key singing; and TT closes with credit to FARTS. By 0102 has joined another program, M&W talkshow about the Epstein suicide ``down there`` --- yes, it must be `Just Right` which originates in Ontario and is scheduled 0000-0130 on 7490 which is still JBA preventing definite match. Only last third here. Mainly it`s two guys but the woman must be Danielle Metz who has her own related show. See

9330 not checked again until 0256 UT Thu Nov 21, now in another talk show, about Ukraine; not // 7490 which is more audible, or rather it is // but not synchronized with 9330 as usual running about 30 seconds behind in convoluted hookup, so it`s Hal Turner who on UT Thu only, gets two hours on 7490; and also on WRMI 9455, which I quickly check at 0300 to hear him ID for WBCQ (only!). Right back to 9330, which is also running somewhat behind 9455. At 0301 he starts to play a version of the Star Spangled Banner, OK at first but then morphs into a hard-rock version to a different tune -- a Hal Turner monstrosity, I suppose.

All these WBCQ shows on 9330 must be classified only as tests, not to recur; so where`s World`s Last Chance? No hurry! WBCQ websked alleges WLC is daily 2030-0300, surely an approximation, and nothing else on 9330 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 0632 UT November 21