Glenn Hauser logs September 10-11-12, 2019

Glenn Hauser
 

** CUBA. 11876 & 11884, Sept 11 at 1359, weak spurblobs out of 11880
very strong dead air prior to China Plus relay, which continues until
undermodulation finally comes up at 1404, missing most of CRI `news`.
But the spurs were tweaked away at 1401. Something`s always wrong at
RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 15143.05, 15146.1, 15133.9, 15130.8 approx., Sept 11 at 2045,
weak spurs out
of RHC 15140 open but unusually strong and crackling carrier at S9+25.
Should also be one at 15136.95 but not noted. 15140 is supposed to
quit at 2030 after French. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 6000, Sept 12 at 0553, RHC English is S9+20 but just barely
modulated. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 1050, Sept 12 at 0602, XEG Monterrey with super-hype voice
actor full Spanish ID claiming 100,000 watts ``en efectivo``, the
strongest station in Mexico or the US. Effective? meaning in a certain
direxion, but less transmitter power? That term is usually applied to
FM where ERP is almost always much greater than transmitter power,
taking into account antenna gain. Still plenty of QRM, and XEG has not
been the dominant 1050 signal at night for a long time, so I question
their claim. And it`s supposedly ND day and night. IRCA Mexican Log
shows nothing but 100/100 kW and it`s also $tereo with no FM (Glenn
Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SRI LANKA. 15430, Sept 12 at 1328, bit of S Asian song, dead air,
1330 resumes YL announcement and hymn. Aoki shows AWR via Trincomalee
in Bengali until 1330, nothing afterwards. But EiBi has it: 1330-1400
daily in KHS language, i.e. ``Khasi / Kahasi: India-Meghalaya, Assam
(0.8m) [kha]`` --- so how many of the 800K speakers are really
listening to this, and of them, how many are converting to 7D
Adventism?? Believe it or not, this transpolar is the strongest signal
on band, S4-S7, much more than US or Cuban signals on 15825, 15230,
15140, 15115 DRM (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1998 monitoring: Not confirmed Wednesday Sept
11 at 2100 on WRMI 9955; does not cut on until *2059:43 with one
iteration of IS & ID, and then, and then, something in French!
Mentions paix, instead of WOR. Yes it`s a new time for Radio For Peace
International, as clearly IDed at 2109, altho the websked still shows
WOR as of 1512 UT Sept 12; and the RFPI times only as Friday 2000-2100
15770; UT Sun 0000-0100 5950 9395. So goes another of our longtime
spots on WRMI.

Confirmed Wed Sept 11 after 2100 on WBCQ webcast while 7490.2v is a
JBA carrier.

Also confirmed UT Thu Sept 12 at 0100 on WRMI 7780, JBA in HNL.

Next WOR 1999 should be ready by early Friday Sept 13 (if not delayed
by storms), for first broadcasts at 2200 on 9955, UT Sat new time 0130
on 5010 & 5850, and also 7780 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISITENING
DIGEST)

** U S A. Since AW keeps twitting that the WBCQ SuperStation (I call
SS, not to be confused with Spanish; make that S-S?) will be back on
the air shortly testing its latest frequency assignments, 12120, 15705
and 17735, I keep random checking, but nothing heard yet, nor on 9330:
Sept 10 at 2058; Sept 11 at 1658; Sept 12 at 1544. Latest twits of
Sept 11 and 10 provide good looks at Allan, and Angela:
https://twitter.com/AllanWBCQ

Meanwhile, check out this audiovideo from World`s Last Chance, the
bison-beastly anti-American nonsense in store for us:
https://www.worldslastchance.com/view-video/2849/image-of-the-beast-is-here.html
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 5890, Sept 11 at 0546, WWCR back to its old trix, running
S9+40 of dead air, far outside its scheduled hours; while the others:
5935, S9+30 of DGS; 4840, S9+30 of Paul Joseph somebody; 3215,
S9+10/20 presumably TOMBS (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 860, Sept 12 at 1224-1226 UT, KKOW Pittsburg KS is still
playing a polka every morning, with English lyrix, outro as ``--- Be
My Sweetheart``. Segment also greets birthdayers, in this case the DJ
himself who will take his day off tomorrow (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX
LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. Re the three 1540s in Texas, after my report of KGBC
Galveston off-frequency-minus, Stephen Luce, Houston replies:

``Glenn, KGBC is no longer running the Tejano format, having switched
to Spanish language religion a few months ago. During critical hours I
have heard KEDA underneath KGBC, so it might be them.

"Tejano" refers to Texas Hispanics (particularly south Texas) whose
families have lived in the state for many generations. The Tejano
music style enjoyed its peak popularity in the 1990's, but has fizzled
since then, with little new product being released. There have been
attempts to revive it on radio, but the listener demographics skew too
old, which is why the format failed on KGBC (not to mention the poor
1540 AM signal in the broader Houston market.)

Also, has anyone confirmed what co-channel KZMP in Dallas-Fort Worth
is now running following the demise of ESPN Deportes Radio?``

To which Mauno Ritola, Finland, replies: ``Stephen, they have been
heard relaying KXYZ 1320, but apparently not all the time? Seems to
carry ranchera, just checked, attached. KZMP 1540.mp3``

ID on that is ``La Ranchera 103.7`` --- but in the WTFDA FM DB, not a
single Texan of the dozen on 103.7 is Spanish, let alone ranchera, and
the local one for The Metroplex would surely be KVIL, still shown as
alternative rock. Or were they saying 106.7?? Hard to distinguish in
off-air-recording. YES! WTFDA DB already has it:

``KZZA 106.7 MUENSTER TX 75.0 75.0 620.0 620.0 33-26-13 97-29-05
Spanish 548E Title & Artist La Ranchera La Authentica [sic] Musica
Mexicana 106.7 FM Rock [sic] RANCHERA LA RANCHERA 106.7 //KZMP 1540``

One might expect Muenster to be speaking German rather than Spanish; a
town of 1.5 kilopersons, it`s way out west of Gainesville on the way
to Wichita Falls (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

This report dispatched at 1610 UT Sept 12

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