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!