Monday, May 04, 2020

Frequency and information updates

All times UTC

Frequency change of Mighty KBC Radio from 49 to 31mb from May 3:
0000-0200 9925 NAU 125 kW / 300 deg to ENAm English Sun till Aug.30,ex 5960
0000-0200 on  5960 NAU 125 kW / 300 deg to ENAm English Sun from Sept.6 in 49mb

Some changes of BBC/NHK/FEBA Radio via ENC-DMS relays
1100-1200 on 17780 ASC 250 kW / 065 deg to WeAf Hausa Mon-Thu, new px
1100-1200 on 21630 DHA 250 kW / 260 deg to WeAf Hausa Mon-Thu, new px
1900-2000 on  6155 SMG 250 kW / 165 deg to SoAf English Daily, ex SAO

NHK World Radio Japan
1115-1145 on 17820 MDC 250 kW / 085 deg to SEAs Indonesian, ex DHA

FEBA Radio
1730-1800 on  9630 ASC 250 kW / 070 deg to EaAf Tigrinya, ex DH

New language sce of World's Last Chance Radio via WBCQ-6 is French
0800-0857 on 9330 French, new on shortwave
0600-0755 on 9330 English, ex 0600-0855UTC

And updated schedule of World's Last Chance Radio via WBCQ-6
2200-0055 on 9330 Portuguese
0100-0257 on 9330 English
0300-0557 on 9330 English
0600-0755 on 9330 English
0800-0857 on 9330 French
0900-0957 on 9330 Portuguese
1000-1057 on 9330 Spanish
1100-1255 on 9330 Spanish
1300-1357 on 9330 Spanish
1400-1555 on 9330 English
1600-1857 on 9330 English
1900-2157 on 9330 German

Plus World's Last Chance Radio via ENC-DMS Woofferton:
1800-2100 on 9800 Arabic
2100-2400 on 6015 Arabic (DX Mix-Bulgaria)

New Program: ALT UNIVERSE TOP 40 - WRMI 9455 kHz
Written and produced by Indie Rock veteran John McMullan of The Trend, Alt Universe Top 40 is a genre-hopping weekly radio countdown that combines real-life chart achievements with “good-hearted adjustments that time and taste demand.”

With each hour-long show, the listener learns a few tidbits about familiar songs, and is gently introduced to music that SHOULD be familiar. In John’s world, The Beatles are still the “toppermost of the poppermost,” but, not far behind the Fab Four are deserving underground rock acts such as Good Question, Fools Face, and a number of other bands that turned in amazing records that were not exactly commercially successful.

Each show begins with a song that, at some point, was perched at number forty on one of the three major American charts, or in England or Australia. As the countdown continues, the musical selections include a song that should have made the Top 20, but did not; a single that charted at #11 in real life; a “should have been” Top 10; a Number 9, number 9, number 9…; something that is “modern and great” and should have reached number 8; a Little Slice of Heaven at Number 7; and the rest of the countdown filled out with bonus hits, a 3 from “Way Downtown,” and a Hall of Perfection Track.

Having designed the program specifically for Shortwave, McMullan draws inspiration from a variety of sources. He composed the opening fanfare and vocal jingles throughout the show by changing the lyrics to the chorus of the Trend classic he wrote in 1982, “Mama Thought You Were a Nice Girl.”

The stories are usually trivia for chart nerds, but, with his music days never too far from his mind, McMullan throws in personal memories from time to time. There are AM hits, FM album hits, and jazz & blues selections that are only heard these days on public radio. Give Alt Universe Top 40 a listen, and you will certainly, as he says each week, “Keep on smiling through the static!”

You can hear Alt Universe Top 40 Saturdays at 10 pm Eastern Time (currently 0200 UTC Sunday) on 9455 kHz, and Sundays at 9 pm Eastern Time (currently 0100 UTC Monday) on 9395 kHz.

Voice of Hope in Zambia has extended its schedule by an extra hour, with Music in the Afternoon added between 1100-1200 UTC.

It now broadcasts at 0400-1200 UTC (ex-1100) on 9680 kHz to East, Central and Southern Africa and 11680 kHz to West Africa, as per the new programme schedule at