Friday, 30 January 2009

WSYR Syracuse NY 570

I had been looking for them for a while, and on 16 January I finally found NewsRadio 570 WSYR on my recordings. From that friendly email confirming my reception: "We made some improvements to our towers and transmitter and we’re getting reception reports from others in your country for the first time."

Thursday, 29 January 2009

WFEA Manchester NH 1370

In the evening of 13 January “This is AM 1370 WFEA” could be heard together with WDEA. I'm pleased with this one, and 1370 has been an interesting frequency giving several new NA stations this winther.

KOPY Alice TX 1070

You have to believe me - it was a tremendous pleasure hearing totally unknown KOPY 1070 AM, not even listed in KOJE. This of course happened on Sunday 25 January :-)

Wednesday, 28 January 2009

WNTD Chicago IL 950

WNTD probably was the less difficult North American I was missing by this date, and on 25 January 2009 I finally heard them. Commonly heard WYLL 1160 is their sister station.

WMMV Cocoa FL 1350

25 January 2009 was the date also for my first reception of this station. A short email from the station with a confirmation was just what I wanted :-)

WDMC Melbourne FL 920

WDMC was another Floridan heard for the first time by me on 15 January 2009, and to my pleasure the reception was confirmed in an email. This station was unheard in Scandinavia before this season.

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

WLSH Lansford PA 1410

The brilliant day of 25 January also gave us WLSH, and reception was kindly confirmed by Station Manager William Lakatas. Thanks!

KTRF Thief River Falls MN 1230

Medio January 2009 was a good DX period, 18 January was the date of my first reception of KTRF. A positive email confirmed this happening.

CINA Mississauga ON 1650

Nice conditions to Texas on 25 January made me look for the El Paso station on 1650. I didn't hear KSVE, but instead I heard a clear “Thank you for choosing CINA Radio, 1650 on your AM dial”. Neeti Ray, President, confirmed my reception in a nice email.
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WGIV Gastonia NC 1370

“WGIV 1370 AM Pineville-Charlotte - The best in talk and inspiration” has been heard several times this season, sometimes alone or at least stronger than WDEA which often is the dominant on 1370. I received a nice email from Tonya Rivens, kindly confirming my reception on 26 January 2009.

WNRP Gulf Breeze FL 1620

WNRP was among the new Floridans I found on 15 January 2009. WNRP also is very friendly to us DX'ers - they sent me a QSL card by post in addition to an email confirmation.

Monday, 26 January 2009

WNSH Beverly MA 1570

Due to the fantastic conditions in January WNSH - Women's Talk Radio, For Women, By Women - has been heard several times by numerous Scandinavian DX'ers. Often with a huge signal before they powered down to their nighttime power of 85 watts. My first logging was 13 January. Thanks to Keating Willcox for confirming my reception!

WHLX Marine City MI 1590

Finally, on 11 January 2009 I heard WHLX for the first time, and today a short email confirmed my reception.

Friday, 23 January 2009

WKKX Wheeling WV 1600

Except from WWVA 1170 it's quite unusual to hear stations from West Virginia in Norway, but this season WKKX 1600 has been heard by a number of DX'ers. First time for me was 15 January, and today my reception was confirmed by an email from the station.

WMYR Fort Myers FL 1410

I found several new stations from Florida on 15 January 2009, and WMYR had been on my wanted list for a couple of hears.

WGDJ Rensselaer NY 1300

10 January 2009 was the date for my first reception of WGDJ - another new station from the state of New York.

WABN Abingdon VA 1230

26 December 2008 gave us this fine station from Virginia, and a extremly friendly email from Rusty Cury gave me an excellent QSL.

Thursday, 22 January 2009

WPRV Providence RI 790

“790 is WPRV, Providence. The greatest hits of all times, right here. This is America’s True Oldies Channel” was heard with a fair signal on 790 on 15 January 2009, and this gave me a new station from Rhode Island.

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

WNEM Bridgeport MI 1250

A quite surprising logging on 22 December was WNEM, heard with a quite poor "News Radio 1250 WNEM" identification at 4 am EST. A nice email confirmed my reception.

WNYC New York NY 820

22 December 2008 was a great day for hearing stations from New York, and a new one to me was WNYC. I heard them with a promo for 93.9 FM WNYC, and the email confirmation I received was my MW NA QSL #850.

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

KGIM Aberdeen SD 1420

Another new logging from the memorable day of 22 November was KGIM. The signal suddenly faded up for the top of the hour identification at 11 UTC and gave me a close to perfect recording.

Monday, 19 January 2009

WIZZ Greenfield MA 1520

WIZZ is among the easier daytimers from USA to hear in Norway, but I didn't pick them up until 13 January 2009 at 4 pm EST when they presented a fair signal before the powerhouse in Buffalo became too strong.
A nice email confirmed this happening.

Saturday, 17 January 2009

HIMS Radio Crystal, Santo Domingo 570

This is a nice one! Radio Crystal was heard on 13 September 2008, and after getting valuable information from Jim Solatie I also managed to get a confirmation of my reception from the station.

Friday, 16 January 2009

WSKW Skowhegan ME 1160

First time for me to hear Central Maine’s Sports Leader, ESPN Radio, AM 1160 The Score, WSKW was 22 December, but since then I've heard them several times. The email I received was a very nice and interesting one:

"Thank you for your email! Yes, you indeed picked up our radio station ESPN 1160AM! And yes, that is very exciting start to 2009! We were are on lower power every evening after sunset but every once in a while we'll get an international listener and that is very exciting!

We are a group of locally owned radio stations consisting of ESPN 1160AM, WFMX 107.9FM and WCTB 93.5FM...a smaller radio company that concentrates mostly on our local community...featuring many local High School sporting events and celebrating our local listeners. We are especially appreciative of our not-so-local listeners who sometimes can pick us up, oh...1/2 a world away! : )

We are located in Central Maine near Sugarloaf Mountain (a pretty well known area for skiing, snowmobiling and winter sports). If you're ever in the area, please stop in! We can give you the grand tour of the station and our area!

Thank you again for your email and I hope you can pick us up again sometime! Take Care and Happy New Year to you!"

Thursday, 15 January 2009

WATR Waterbury CT 1320

25 October 2008 was a better DX day at Smøla than at KONG18 in Kongsfjord, Arctic Norway. I'm glad I operated both locations, unless I wouldn't have found WATR.

WSLB Ogdensburg NY 1400

16 December 2008. Kalvøya, Smøla, the west coast of mid Norway. 1400 kHz AM. WSLB!

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

WACK Newark NY 1420

22 December 2008 was the day also for hearing WACK, and a nice email from Program Director Dick Reeves confirmed my reception.

Tuesday, 13 January 2009

WEZS Laconia NH 1350

WEZS is one of quite many new stations on 1350 this season, and also one of a few captured from Smøla while I was in Arctic Norway for KONG18. The date for this reception was 25 October 2008, and the email I received had a lot of interesting information:
"I am pleased to confirm your reception of WEZS(AM) on October 25, 2008 at 6PM Eastern Daylight Time at your location on the island of Smela. WEZS operates with a daytime power of 5,000 watts into a 192 foot non-directional antenna located at Sanbornton, New Hampshire. You were fortunate to catch a few seconds of our program just prior to power reduction from 5 kW to our licensed nighttime power of just over 100 watts, which in the month of October occurs at 6PM! The mp3 file shows remarkable signal quality for the distance involved; thank you for forwarding it.

You may be interested to know that WEZS was originally licensed as WKAV, and was one of the earliest stations to operate in New Hampshire, beginning broadcasting back in 1922 as an experimental station located at Laconia. WEZS began operation under its current call sign on November 1, 1994."

WFAS White Plains NY 1230

WFAS was heard on 21 December, as one of quite many new stations from the state of New York this season.

Monday, 12 January 2009

WEAE Pittsburgh PA 1250

WEAE was heard two days before Christmas - on 22 December 2008.
The ID I heard was like "... WEAE Pittsburgh, 1250 ESPN".

WOSH Oshkosh WI 1490

16 December 2008 turned out to be a quite nice day, and one of the new stations I heard at Smøla that day was WOSH 1490. And like most stations from Wisconsin they replied like all stations should do!

WGPL Portsmouth VA 1350

Your Gospel Connection WGPL 1350 AM was heard with a fantastic signal on 20 October 2008 during KONG18. Because the station had been going through some management changes it took some time to get a confirmation of this, but I was very happy when my QSL arrived.

Friday, 9 January 2009

WDER Derry NH 1320

WDER was heard on the best evening during KONG18 - 23 October 2008. A nice email confirmed my reception.

CMFL Radio Ciudad del Mar, Aguada de Pasajeros 1350

First time for me to pick up this nice Cuban station was on 6 November 2008, and since then "RCM" has been heard a lot of times.
The program I heard was Tiempo Libre, which is aired from 20 to 21 local time on their frequencies 1340 and 1350 AM.

Thursday, 8 January 2009

CBGA1 New Carlisle QC 540

A station heard several times this season is CBGA1 540 AM. My reception report was from 29 November 2008, and short time after my reception report was sent I received a nice email back: "Nous confirmons que''OUI'' avez bien entendu notre station. Bonne année 2009!"

WSYB Rutland VT 1380

This nice station was heard in the morning of 29 November 2009.

WBOB Jacksonville FL 1320

One of many new stations from Florida this season is Conservative Talk Radio AM 1320 WBOB, which was captured on Smøla on 26 October 2008.

Wednesday, 7 January 2009

CHML Hamilton ON 900

Another great day for DX was 26 September 2008, and one of the new stations that day was CHML. A short email - "That’s us!"- confirmed my reception.

Monday, 5 January 2009

WSB Atlanta GA 750

WSB had been on my list for years, and was heard at last on 22 November 2008 - that great day for NA DX from Smøla.

WEIM Fitchburg MA 1280

My first QSL in 2009 was for a reception of AM 1280 The Blend, captured at Smøla on 25 October 2008.