Friday, 14 December 2012

WMRD Middletown CT 1150

A very nice email from Don DeCesare, President and General Manager of Crossroads Communications, confirmes my reception of WMRD. "I've mentioned you and your friends on the air more than once, as we now consider you part of our regular audience!", Don writes :-)
To the left is a photo of Don interviewing the young mayor of Middletown on 4th of July.
Thank you Don, and thank you OJS for finding this station!

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

WWWL New Orleans LA 1350

In the morning of November 6, 2012 I heard sports and an announcement for WWL when I was listening to 1350 AM. I sent an email to New Orleans to ask if this possibly could be WWWL. The first reply turned my hopes down, but two days later they came back to me with this:
"I have some good news for you.  I have researched this some more and found the true answer.  On Monday November 5th we had a lot of different programs to juggle on the air and had to switch around some of our programming to other stations.  This night was the only night that Monday Night Football was broadcast on WWWL-1350-AM and the news that followed that broadcast is what you heard in Norway.  I am pleased to report to you the recording you sent me was in fact from 1350-AM in New Orleans.  The voices heard were our Saints play by play man Jim Henderson and our news reporter Shana Rose.  Further, this is a remarkable feat as 1350-AM is only 5,000 watts and after dark it is changed to a directional signal pointing south."
Jim McCutcheon is my man in the Big Easy!

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

KJOX Kennewick WA 1340

Amy Raye LeMasters kindly confirmed my reception of KJOX, heard from Smøla with a nice signal on October 31, 2012. "Your email was quite the topic of discussion in our building today! I was genuinely excited to hear you were able to pick up KJOX 1340 AM here in Kennewick, Washington", Amy writes.

WTDR Gadsden AL 1350

Less than 30 minutes after I heard WWWL, I also picked up WTDR on 1350 AM on November 6, 2012. Both were indeed most wanted! James C. Burton, Operations Manager/Production Director,  writes: "Yes, what you heard was in fact WTDR 1350 AM. Funny thing is, had you listened before October, you would have heard something completely different. We were airing a News Talk format until 10/5, then we began simulcasting an FM station out of Oxford (Thunder 92.7). As you can see below we have two other AM stations, and there is actually a third station (1490 AM) which is what 104.3 and 99.1 are simulcasting off of. I'd never actually heard of DX'ing until I received this email and Googled it, and that is really cool that you can pick us up! Let me know if you can pick up any of our other stations".

Monday, 10 December 2012

WIP Philadelphia PA 610

WIP was a nice surprise on December 9, 2012. Thanks a lot to Andy Bloom, Operations Manager, for confirming my reception.

Thursday, 6 December 2012

KTUV Little Rock AR 1440

La Pantera 1440 AM KTUV was heard on its offset frequency for more than an hour on October 30, 2012 - in my opinion the best day for NA DX so far this season. Henrik Klemetz helped me identify the station, and Henrik even phoned the station to find a valid email address. A few days later Mel Contreras sent me a most welcome email to confirm the reception. Thank you, Henrik and Mel!

WYCB Washington DC 1340

Hearing “Need a song of inspiration? Here is one now, on 13-40 WYCB” gave me a kick, and so did the email from Kent Kramer, Chief Engineer. 

Thank you OJS for finding this station!

Monday, 3 December 2012

WEOK Poughkeepsie NY 1390

I found this most wanted station on a recording from the evening of October 30, 2012. Thank you Tom Morgan, Chief Engineer / Program Director, for confirming the reception!

Friday, 30 November 2012

XECQ La Ranchera de Culiacán, Culiacán SN 920

XECQ was QSL #124 from Latin America in 2012, and set a new personal best for one year. My total is now 925. XECQ was heard in Kongsfjord on November 1, 2011.

Thursday, 29 November 2012

KVOX Fargo ND 740

Thank you OJS for finding this station, heard with a huge signal one morning early October! Brad Wilson confirmed my reception in a perfect way. 

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

WLAT New Britain CT 910

La Mega was heard several times during a two hour period in the morning on October 30, 2012.
910 is usually not among the most exciting frequencies, but this morning it certainly was. Thanks to Ivon Gois for confirming the reception.

WRNE Gulf Breeze FL 980

WRNE was a great surprise in the morning of October 30, 2012, totally dominating at one top of the hour. Robert Hill sent me an email to confirm this reception.

Monday, 26 November 2012

KXGF Great Falls MT 1400

Heard in Kongsfjord on November 21, 2011, with a dual ID for AM 1400 and FM 98.3. Jimmy Wyze kindly confirmed my reception.

Friday, 23 November 2012

WINY Putnam CT 1350

WINY was heard late in the evening on October 30, 2012. Gary Osbrey kindly confirmed my reception. Thanks also to Karen Osbrey.

Monday, 19 November 2012

WFOB Fostoria OH 1430

WFOB was heard in Kongsfjord on January 12, 2012, and this time my recording was clear enough for Burley Stapley, Contract Engineer, to confirm.

XEKT La Super Estación, Tecate BC 1390

Another nice station heard in Kongsfjord on November 1, 2011.

KSFO San Francisco CA 560

Heard at Smøla on November 3, 2012.
Reception confirmed by Mike Amatori, Production Director.

Thursday, 15 November 2012

HJAY Radio Vida Nueva, Barranquilla 1490

Heard September 2, 2012.

KLEB Golden Meadow LA 1600

Another most wanted logging from October 30, 2012, heard with an ID for KLEB and for 100.3 KLRZ. Buddy Miller confirmed my reception.

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

HJUO Oxígeno Radio, Cartagena 1360

KENO Las Vegas NV 1460

Heard at Smøla on November 3, 2012. Bill Croghan confirms my reception, and adds: "The station was running at normal night power and pattern.  540 Watts into a three tower array shared with KBAD 920 which also runs 540 watts at night, although a different pattern.  I was not able to pick the callout without the help of headphones, but on the second listening using headphones it was obvious".

HCLE7 Radio Oriental, Tena 4781

I never heard Radio Oriental in the golden 80'ies, due to heavy QRM on and around 4781 kHz. But when I heard this station on July 27, 2012, after its return to the shortwaves, the reception was crystal clear. I appreciate this comeback and sent them a reception report with a 5 USD note by air mail. Three month later I received an old fashioned letter from Ecuador with a QSL card, a stickers and some other stuff. The QSL card was signed by Luis Enrique Espín Espinoza, Gerente General. Nice!

Monday, 12 November 2012

KWBE Beatrice NE 1450

Heard in Kongsfjord on January 2, 2012. Kaye Schlake sent me a nice email to confirm this reception.

Friday, 9 November 2012

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

KBJM Lemmon SD 1400

A phone call to Lemmon tonight was necessary to get a confirmation of my December 25, 2010 reception of KBJM. Thank you very much for you email, Kathy Hess!
And thank you OJS for finding this station!

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

KYAL Sapulpa OK 1550

KYAL was heard on October 30, 2012, like a number of other stations, announcing Big 12 Digital Network and
Bob Thornton confirmed that this mathces KYAL.

WNMT Nashwauk MN 650

Thank you OJS for finding this station!

Monday, 5 November 2012

CFCO Chatham-Kent ON 630

This station was easier to hear than I had expected, heard for at least two hours in the morning of October 30, 2012. Easy to find on 630 with its CW format. Walter Ploegman confirmed my reception.

Friday, 2 November 2012

HJOI Radio Chacurí, Sampués 1290

First logging on September 26, 2012, which turned out to be a great night for DX-ing Colombia. 
Thank you OJS for finding this station!

KHRT Minot ND 1320

Thank you OJS for finding this station!

Thursday, 1 November 2012

KAPE Cape Girardeau MO 1550

I had a great time on 1550 on October 30, 2012, hearing three new ones within three hours: KAPE, WPFC and KYAL. In addition I heard Radio Rebelde, KKOV, XENU and "Poderosa", which might be WRHC.
The KAPE reception was confirmed by Kevin Casey, Program Director. Thank you!

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

KXXT Tolleson AZ 1010

Thank you OJS for finding this station!

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

WNIK Única Radio, Arecibo 1230

WNIK Única Radio is one of the most commonly heard stations from Puerto Rico at the west coast of mid Norway.
Thanks to Gert Nilson for contact information to v/s Jose G. Garcia Gonzales!

Thursday, 11 October 2012

WINA Charlottesville VA 1070

Thank you OJS for finding this station!

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Monday, 8 October 2012

HOL83 Radio Nacional Herrera, Chitré 770

Another pleasant surprise from the glorious morning of September 26, 2012! 
I heard this announcement at 05.06 UTC: 
"A continuación las notas de nuestro glorioso himno nacional". This was followed by a national anthem which I didn't recognize, but the first one I checked was the one from Panamá. And 'tjobing' - the words fitted! Later on I also heard a "Radio Nacional de Panamá" and a couple of "Nacional FM" identifications. 
My reception was kindly confirmed by señor Oscar Medina, the same guy who confirmed my reception of Radio Nacional de Panamá on 840 AM a couple of years ago.

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

WTSL Hanover NH 1400

WTSL was heard with a nice signal and a dual ID for AM and FM on January 27, 2011. This was confirmed today by Justin Tyler.

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

HJD90 Radio Nacional de Colombia, Uríbia 610

Adriana Álvarez Uribe (photo) sent me a very nice email to confirm my reception of Radio Nacional de Colombia, heard on 610 kHz with a stronger signal than La Cariñosa on September 26, 2012. Traces of a third station too, which I'm working on.

Monday, 24 September 2012

HJKK HJdoblek, Neiva 840

There is always a reason for celebrating - HJdoblek was my QSL no. 100 from Latin America in 2012!
I found a station ID today on a recording from the excellent day of September 12, 2012, and I just received an email from William Adolfo Sabi Ticora with a brief confirmation of my reception.

BBC Radio York, Fulford 666

HJOM Fuego AM, Cartagena 1090

Fuego AM was heard with a nice signal on September 12, 2012, which was a great day for hearing Latin Americans - so far I have discovered 10 new ones.
Today I received an email from Hernan de Arco, director, regarding this reception, and this way he also gave me my QSL no. 900 from Latin America!

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Friday, 14 September 2012

L..... AM1630 Radio Diagonal, La Plata 1630

BBC Radio Nottingham, Clipstone 1584

BBC Radio Nottingham was heard with a weak signal under BBC Hereford & Worcester on September 10, 2012.

BBC Radio Merseyside, Wallasey 1485

Actually checking for Europeans at 04 UTC on September 10 I heard BBC Radio Merseyside on 1485. I'm not sure what happened, but I guess I was looking for a few quick wins :-) Haven't heard them since May 1982 - on FM 95.8.
I sent my reception report by email early Wednesday morning, and only two days later - on Friday - I found a letter from Liverpool in my mail box! It wasn't even sent by air mail, so in this case snail mail was almost just as fast as email :-)

Thursday, 13 September 2012

HJCT La Voz de la Costa, Barranquilla 1190

Also heard on September 2, 2012. An email from Jorge Bolaño, Control Master, confirmed this moment of joy.
La Voz de la Costa can be found on the web at

HJLQ Radio Minuto, Barranquilla 1520

In the morning of September 2, 2012 I noticed a strong signal from HJCB Radio El Sol, Barranquilla, on 1550. This made me check the band for other stations from Barranquilla, and yes - I found a few new ones:
  • 1190 HJCT La Voz de la Costa
  • 1490 HJAY Radio Vida Nueva
  • 1520 HJLQ Radio Minuto
Today I received an email from Andres de las Salas Ramírez, G. Administrativo, who kindly confirmed my reception of Radio Minuto - La Radio del Principe de Paz. 

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Radio Popular, Bilbao 900

I check 900 kHz most mornings, hoping to hear anything else but YVMD Radio Venezuela "Mara Ritmo", Maracaibo. This is an interesting frequency, with this Venezuelan frequently heard. If not Venezuela it's Radio Progreso from Cuba. Or XEW during winther. But I have also heard HJEY La Voz de Cali a few times, and OBX4X Radio Felicidad once. September 10, 2012, I noticed strong signals from Spain and United Kingdom at 04 UTC, and to my surprise Radio Popular de Bilbao - Herri Irratia - was heard.
A nice email from Leire Argandoña confirmed my reception.

BBC Radio Cornwall, Redruth 630

I heard BBC Radio Cornwall on August 30, 2011 - a few weeks after NRK left the frequency. And even if I haven't collected European QSLs for decades, I couldn't resist sending them a reception report. Thanks to Martin Bailie for the QSL!

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

HIAM Radio Visión Cristiana, Santiago 660

Heard on February 7, 2012, and reception confirmed by Teresa Carrasco, oficina Santiago.

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

WAOC St. Augustine FL 1420

Checking old recordings from December 11, 2010, I finally found an ID from WAOC.
Kris Phillips, President of Newstalk 1240 WFOY and ESPN 1420 WAOC, kindly confirmed my reception of this long time wanted station.

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

XEAP Romántica, Ciudad Obregón SO 1290

Romántica 1290 was heard in Kongsfjord on December 10, 2010.

Friday, 10 August 2012

OAX4M Radio Maria, Lima 580

I heard Radio Maria Perú on 580 AM on February 9, 2012. A pleasant surprise!
Thanks to Henrik Klemetz for helping me dig out the programme details necessary.
Luis Amico, Asistente de Programación, confirmed my reception.

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

CP115 Radio Televisión Caranavi, Caranavi 1550

Checking all my early night recordings from May 2011 I finally found an ID from Radio Caranavi on May 12.
A most wanted email from Lidio Roberto Mamani S, Jefe de prensa de Radio TV Caranavi, gave me my MW QSL no. 4 from Bolivia.

A very nice station indeed, with a nice web page at

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

CX18 Radio Sport 890, Montevideo 890

Einar Barfod, IT Manager, kindly confirmed my April 26, 2012 reception of Radio Sport 890 in a very nice  email in English. 

WPRO Providence RI 630

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

WFUN Ashtabula OH 970

Thank you OJS for finding this station!

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

ZYI778 Rádio Relógio Musical, Paulista PE 1120

One of many new Brazilian stations I had the pleasure of hearing on May 2, 2012 was Rádio Relógio Musical from Paulista, Pernambuco.
Daniel Oleiro, Diretor de Comunicação, kindly sent me an email to confirm my reception and to tell the history of the station:

A Rádio Relógio Musical foi fundada em 21 de dezembro de 1958 em Paulista na Vila Torres Galvão, pelos sócios Hosano de Albuquerque Braga (mais conhecido como amigo Braga), que era banqueiro de bicho e dono da Banca Carioca e o jornalista Júlio Jessum de Carvalho.

Em 1960, eles adquiriram uma concessão de TV, a qual seria chamada de TV Relógio, (canal 13, 24 horas no ar). Nessa época a rádio já era um sucesso e o mesmo aconteceu com a TV.

Em 1964, ela foi vendida a uma empresa de rádiodifusão de São Paulo, chamada Organização Vítor Costa (OVC), a qual na época era a dona da TV Paulista (canal 5) e Rádio Nacional de São Paulo. A OVC, como era chamada, continuou com a programação eclética, no qual acrescentava uma equipe esportiva.

Tinha em sua programação: “O Mundo da Mulher”, “Uma Música de Presente”, “Festa no Lar”, “Hora do Viajante”, entre outros. Ainda nessa década, em 1967, a emissora foi vendida para o sistema Globo de Rádio, o qual adquiriu as três rádios da empresa e o Canal 13, mudando toda a sua programação para ser só musical por muitos anos.

Em 2001, os empresários e donos da Rádio Tamandaré, senhores Luíz Cavalcanti Lacerda, Luíz Alberto Lacerda e Serafim de Sá Pereira, compraram a rádio e no carnaval do mesmo ano, passou a ser conhecida como rádio 1.120 AM. Mas os donos sentiram que faltava algo que por ventura era o seu verdadeiro nome. Então reuniram-se e resolveram rebatizá-la, voltando ao nome de Rádio Relógio Musical.

No dia 14 de junho de 2007, Luiz Cavalcanti Lacerda deixou a sociedade que agora é composta apenas por Luiz Alberto Lacerda e Serafim de Sá Pereira.

Hoje, a rádio é completamente dedicada à programação evangélica, transmitindo a Palavra de Deus através do Ministério Missionário 100% Jesus. Sua programação fica no ar 24 horas por dia e é comandada por pastores que, além de pregar o evangelho ainda atendem no ar e ao vivo as pessoas que ligam em busca de uma palavra de transformação. 

Thursday, 12 July 2012

OAZ4W Radio Feliz, Lima 1110

Heard on February 11, 2012, verified by email from Junior Gutarra Medina today.

Monday, 9 July 2012

ZYJ256 Rádio Globo, Londrina PR 1400

An email confirmed my June 7, 2012 reception of Rádio Globo de Londrina, and gave me this piece of basic information as well: 

Londrina é um município brasileiro localizado no norte do estado do Paraná, a 381 km da capital paranaense, Curitiba. Tem uma população de 511.278 habitantes  é a segunda cidade mais populosa do Paraná e quarta da região Sul do Brasil.
Importante pólo de desenvolvimento regional e nacional, Londrina exerce grande influência sobre o norte do Paraná e é uma das cidades mais importantes da Região Sul do Brasil.

My QSL #150 from Brazil.

Friday, 6 July 2012

ZYJ253 Rádio Mais, São José dos Pinhais PR 1120

Unlike recent summer periods, when 1120 kHz used to be covered by the strong signal from Rádio Rural, 1120 kHz has been an exciting frequency for hearing Latin Americans this year. I have heard CW31 Radio Salto several times, and also two other Brazilian stations:
  • ZYI778 Rádio Relógio Musical (1119,887) on May 2
  • ZYJ253 Rádio Mais on June 11
Today I received this most friendly email from Moisés Dias Reinhardt confirming my reception of Rádio Mais. He also attached four files (pdf, ppt, jpg and mp3), among them this logo. Obrigado!  

Thursday, 5 July 2012

LRI221 Radio General Obligado, Reconquista SF 1440

On May 22, 2012 I heard a station on 1440 kHz with ID "Mil Cuatro Cuarenta" and a program announcement. This didn't sound like anything else I'd heard on 1440, so I sent a clip to Henrik Klemetz for his opinion. And Henrik didn't let me down. He got the name of the program, and through this he found that the station most probably was Radio General Obligado in Reconquista, Provincia de Santa Fé. This was confirmed tonight in a brief email from Edgado Sacuedo, Gerente. 

Radio General Obligado was heard again on July 9, with a full ID and with a better signal.

Friday, 29 June 2012

ZYJ200 Rádio Clube, Curitiba PR 1430

I heard Rádio Clube on June 9, 2012, and today Lauro Pazeto sent me an email to confirm this reception, replying to my reception report sent by air mail. This was QSL #20 from Brazil in 2012.

Thanks a lot to Fredrik Dourén for sharing this moment of joy, and for great hospitality during my stay in Borlänge for the Peace & Love 2012 music festival!