Thursday, 28 February 2008

KID Idaho Falls ID 590

I spent quite a few hours in the lower AM band during KONG17, and one of the nice stations I managed to pick up was KID 590 AM. This was despite of heavy QRM from the 590 super dominants KHAR and CJCL. This afternoon I received a long and interesting email from Market Chief Engineer Rhett Downing, confirming my 18 October 2007 reception. He has some quite interesting news: "[...] the cluster of stations to which KID AM belongs was sold to GAP West Broadcasting who took over management and control of the stations the first of February (this month). "

Monday, 25 February 2008

CHNL Kamloops BC 610

Radio NL 610 AM was on my list before going to the KONG17 DXped last October, and we got reports from Finland during KONG17 that this station was heard there. Last Saturday I found an "CHNL" ID on one of my recordings, and today I got a short email from Chief Engineer Dave Coulter entitled "Reception verification" with a very nice and friendly letter attached.

KFJB Marshalltown IA 1230

This very nice radio stations was picked up during KONG17, and today I received a confirmation from Kyle Martin. He can be seen on their web at This is an old station, established back in 1922!

Friday, 22 February 2008

HJHP Radio Nacional de Colombia, Cali 580

A very nice letter from Bogotá, picked up at the post office 45 minutes ago, confirmed my 23 September 2007 reception of HJHP Radio Nacional de Colombia, Cali 580. Two Radio Nacional de Colombia stickers were enclosed as well.

KBRF Fergus Falls MN 1250

A most welcome email from Program Director Brian Andrews tonight confirmed my 14 October 2007 (KONG17) reception of this nice Minnesota station. QSL #20 from Minnesota.

Wednesday, 20 February 2008

KBKR Baker OR 1490

It took just 10 minutes to get a confirmation of my 14 October 2007 reception of KBKR Baker OR. Great thanks to Evan Yeoman, who also confirmed my reception of KLBM La Grande OR 1450 reception exactly three months ago. These sister stations were heard within an hour.

KSOP South Salt Lake UT 1370

Dick Jacobson confirmed my 14 October 2007 (KONG17) reception of Gold Country AM 13-70, and told me that I also will receive an official confirmation from their program director. Thanks, Dick!

Tuesday, 19 February 2008

KBCK Deer Lodge MT 1400

Another nice station to join my collection tonight is KBCK Deer Lodge MT 1400, which surfaced with a huge signal at 1000 UTC on 14 October 2007. Owner/GM Bob Toole kindly confirms my reception. Thanks, Bob!

KRSV Afton WY 1210

Another Wyoming station reception report was found this week end and sent yesterday. KRSV was heard on KONG17 both on 14 and 15 October. Today General Manager Jerry Hansen sent me an email to confirm my reception. I quote from his nice and interesting email: "Afton is a small town in western Wyoming near the Idaho border. The population is around 1,800 people. KRSV's service area includes many smaller towns of a larger mountain valley named Star Valley".

KPOW Powell WY 1260

One of the stations I've failed to hear on previous KONG DXpeditions is KPOW, but on 14 October 2007 I heard them. This date turned out to be a very good day for NA DX!
I had some doubt whether I should send this recording to the station or not, due to a very strong signal from CFRN Edmonton. But yesterday I did, and today Scott Mangold wrote to me: "Yes, that was KPOW you picked up with Russ Graham doing the legal ID at the top of the hour. I also could hear the start of the ABC news jingle" . So even if the signal wasn't very clear, the confirmation was. Thanks a lot, Scott!

KCKX Stayton OR 1460

In the middle of the night I received a very friendly email, as usual, from Ronald J. Dot'o Sr.,
Corporate Engineer, KWBY/KCKX/KSND. He kindly confirms my 15 October 2007 (KONG17) reception.
KCKX is now called "La Nueva 1460", and Ronald can inform us that "KCKX is now playing Spanish Christian music and the main studio has moved to Salem, Oregon but is licensed to Stayton, Oregon".

Tuesday, 12 February 2008

KVXR Moorhead MN 1280

KVXR Moorhead MN 1280 became my 700th verified AM station from North America!
I have reported 733 NA stations, and this gives me a response rate of exactly 95,5%

1280 is now given to the catholics running Relevant Radio there, but they still were Radio Fargo-Moorhead when I heard them on 16 October 2007. Thanks to Brad Wilson (engineering) and to Nancy Odney (Chief Operating Officer) of Radio Fargo-Moorhead.

WLJW Cadillac MI 1370

WLJW Cadillac MI 1370 is owned by WLJN 1400, from which I received an email tonight, confirming my 17 October 2007 (KONG17) reception of WLJW Cadillac MI 1370.

Saturday, 9 February 2008

KEYZ Williston ND 660

Some people tend to work on a Saturday too, at least the Keys Country Chief Engineer. He sent me a nice email today, and will scan and send a couple of pictures of their AM site later. This nice station was heard on 15 October 2007 (KONG17).

Thursday, 7 February 2008

KOZY Grand Rapids MN 1320

Another one of those nice Minnesota stations heard during KONG17 replied tonight when I received an excited email confirming my 17 October 2007 reception.

KSBN Spokane WA 1230

A short but accurate email tonight confirmed my 17 October 2007 (KONG17) reception of KSBN.

My QSL no. 54 of 54 from the state of Washington and my North American graveyard QSL no. 85.

KRLD Dallas TX 1080

"(There are more Norwegians in North America than in Norway, you know....)", Director of Engineering Erik Disen points out in his nice email tonight, also confirming my 17 October 2007 reception of KRLD. Sure it is! 1080 was a very interesting frequency during KONG17 - hope to find even more there. On 11 February I also received a letter, two stickers and the business card of Erik Disen. Thanks a lot!

WLQV Detroit MI 1500

Thanks to OJ Sagdahl for providing the name and email address to Sales Manager Brad Smith of AM 1500 WLQV "Life Changing Talk Radio", who confirmed my KONG11 reception in just 11 minutes tonight. "I have received so many of these emails from DXers – I never knew it was so big", Brad ends his nice email.

KBAR Burley ID 1230

Scott Cameron, who also is an amateur radio operator, confirmed my 15 October 2007 of KBAR today. KBAR was heard several times during KONG17.

Monday, 4 February 2008

YVKE Mundial, Caracas 550

YVKE Mundial 550 AM was heard on 23 September 2007 while I was DX-ing remote from Smøla. My reception report was sent by air mail on 17 December, and today I received a long, friendly and informative email in both Spanish and English from Héctor Escalante, Periodista – Asistente a la presidencia, Circuito Radio Mundial.
Thank you very much, Héctor!

KDMA Montevideo MN 1460

Program Director Dwight Mulder kindly confirmed my 15 October 2007 (KONG17) reception of this long time wanted station from Minnesota.

Friday, 1 February 2008

KQIK Lakeview OR 1230

KQIK 1230 AM is a quite regular station in Kongsjord, heard both in 2005 and in 2007. Tommie Dodd sort of confirms this: "We have had several reports other than yours. We do not know how it works, but it does". It was very nice to receive this verification from KQIK, which is my 4th Oregon QSL on 1230 kHz.