Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Tues May 3

3930U 1920 IBC. Italian talk, also on 6970. SINPO 24332.
4015 1925 Laser Hot Hits. Queen "I Want to Break Free," SINPO 54444.
4026 1932 Laser Hot Hits. Pop, splash from utility covering 4021-4024 kHz, SINPO 43333.
5835 1938 Laser Hot Hits. Oldies. SINPO 34333.
6205 1948 Coast FM via relay. Pop and jingles, utility splash. SINPO 53443.
6290 1725 Hitmix Radio. Schlager & polka. SINPO 44433.
6970U 1715 IBC. Abba "Winner Takes It All," Italian talk. SINPO 45444.

(via Twente SDR)

Monday, May 02, 2016

Mon May 2

4026 1742 Laser Hot Hits. Oldies. SINPO 23332.
5835 1738 Laser Hot Hits. Sade. SINPO 24332.
6205 1715 Coast FM Tenerife via relay. Non-stop pop and jingles. SINPO 34333.
6230 1725 Radio GSV. Rock, ID, greetings, occasional utility QRM. SINPO 33333.
6260 1746 Radio Ronalisa. New Order "Blue Monday," testing new antenna. SINPO 44433.

(via Twente SDR)

Sunday, May 01, 2016

Sun May 1

4015 1724 Laser Hot Hits. Gary Drew show, also 6212. SINPO 34333.
4026 1729 Laser Hot Hits. Ian Lawrence show. Oldies. SINPO 24332.
5835 1734 Laser Hot Hits. Dave Simpson playing Bryan Ferry. SINPO 24332.
6212 1700 Laser Hot Hits via Blackbeard. Gary Drew show. Jazz funk. SINPO 34333.
6235 1650 Radio Pandora. Chat, oldies. SINPO 24332.
6262 1642 Hitmix Radio. Irene Cara "What A Feeling." SINPO 44433.
6300 1625 Radio Pioneer. Oldies. SINPO 33333.
6325 1716 Radio Goofy. Oldies. SINPO 34333.
6330 1633 Radio Orion 2000. Travelling Wilberries. SINPO 44433.
6380 1638 Radio Panda. Oldies. SINPO 24332.

(via Twente SDR)

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Sat Apr 30

3460L 2145 Radio Condoon. "Are You Going to San Francisco." SINPO 24332.
4015 1818 Laser Hot Hits. New frequency. 10CC "I'm Mandy Fly Me," utility QRM. SINPO 43433.
4026 1823 Laser Hot Hits. Separate programme, not as strong. SINPO 34333.
4035 2208 TRX Radio. Blues music. SINPO 44433.
5835 1830 Laser Hot Hits. Weakest of the three on Twente at this time. SINPO 24332.
5896.5U 2239 Radio Barraquda. Elvis Presley, ID. SINPO 34443.
6205 2220 Energy FM via relay. Dance music. SINPO 44444.
6213 1840 Radio Merlin Int. Pink Floyd. SINPO 44433.
6226 1906 Bubblegum Radio. Eurythmics, then Billy Joel. SINPO 44433.
6239 2230 Unid. New Order "Truth Faith", mention 'test transmission,' sounded Irish but no ID. SINPO 54444.
6240 1658 Radio Casanova. Dutch songs. SINPO 54444.
6267 1900 Radio Johnny Tobacco. Pan pipes music. SINPO 55444.
6280 1650 Free Radio Victoria. Roger Whitaker, then Sam Cooke "Working on a Chain Gang." SINPO 54444.
6290 1655 Radio Ronalisa. Polka. SINPO 44333.
6307 1743 Radio Caroline-Rainbow. Middle Eastern music. SINPO 34333.
6320 1800 Radio Joey. Dance music. SINPO 55444.
6330 1730 Radio Lowland. Police "Every Little Thing." SINPO 44333.
6425 1754 Misti Radio. Polka. SINPO 34333.
6450 1916 Radio Astronaut. Dutch songs. SINPO 34333.
6850 1704 Radio Bandido. Soft rock. SINPO 44433.

(via Twente SDR)

Friday, April 29, 2016

Fri April 29

4029 1815 Laser Hot Hits. Bill Lovelady "Ready for It Now." SINPO 44433.
5835 1738 Laser Hot Hits. Bronski Beat "Why." SINPO 24332.
6205 1731 Energy FM via relay. Dance music, jingles. SINPO 44433.
6228 1755 Misti Radio. Crazy World of Arthur Brown "Fire." SINPO 24332.
6280 1708 Radio Jan Rommel (Abu Dhabi). Country music, IDs. SINPO 55444.
6290 1647 Radio Goofy. Rock song, ID jingle. SINPO 34333.
6290 2140 Crazy Radio Berlin. IDs in German/English, pop, sign off. SINPO 44433.
6300 1700 Radio Pioneer. Dutch songs. SINPO 44433.
6300 2203 Radio Sallandse Boer. "Have You Seen the Rain" SINPO 24332.
6323 1655 Radio Mercury via PRRS (Pirate Radio Relay Service). Queen "I Want It All." SINPO 44433.
6396 1748 Radio GSV. Oldies. SINPO 34333.
6747 1804 Radio Pioneer. Yazoo, bursts of utility QRM. SINPO 33333.
6940 1723 Radio Orion 2000. Oldies, jingles. SINPO 44444.

(via Twente SDR)

Weekend relays on Channel 292

Here's the weekend schedule from Channel 292 as we go from April into May. Frequency 6070 kHz, programmes subject to change. Check the website: http://www.channel292.de/schedule-for-bookings/

Sat April 30
0600-0700 World of Deliverance
0900-1000 Radio Waves Int
1000-1200 SM Radio International
1200-1300 Rarities Show
1300-1400 Grooveline
1700-1800 Free Radio Skybird
2100-2200 BCL News Radio

Sun May 1
0600-0700 World of Deliverance
0700-0800 Superclan Radio
0800-0900 Goldsrausch 6070
0900-1000 DARC
1000-1100 BCL News Radio
1300-1500 Popradio Ostfriesland
1500-1600 Mennonite Radio/Broad Spectrum Radio
1900-2000 Flying Circus Rock Show

Mon May 2
1400-1500 Broad Spectrum Radio
1500-1600 DARC
1900-2000 DARC
2000-2030 DigiDX

Thursday, April 28, 2016

New Zealand's Radio Hauraki pirate Chris Parkinson dies

Radio New Zealand reports:
Radio Hauraki co-founder Chris Parkinson has died at the age of 74. He was one of the four original directors of the country's first pirate radio station, which broke the government monopoly on radio broadcasting in the 1960s.

Broadcaster Chris Parkinson was a co-founder of pirate radio station Hauraki.  The original Radio Hauraki broadcast from a boat moored in the Hauraki Gulf outside the three-mile territorial limit. Its popularity eventually persuaded the government to relax the regulations around radio broadcasting, allowing other private stations to begin transmission.

Chris Parkinson went on to become involved with talk station Radio Pacific, and worked in the Australian radio industry. His voice was regarded as the one of the best in broadcasting. He was the recipient of many awards during his career, including the Pater Award for the Golden Voice of Australasia in 1987.

Mr Parkinson was also the well-known continuity voice for TVNZ News and Current Affairs, and other programs throughout the 1990s. He died in Auckland.


(Mike Terry via RadioAnoraksUk Yahoo group)

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Wed April 27

4029 2050 Laser Hot Hits. Alexander O'Neal "Criticise." SINPO 44433.
5835 2055 Laser Hot Hits. Running a minute behind 4029, talk about emails bouncing. SINPO 34333.
6205 2045 Energy FM via relay. Dance music. SINPO 44444.
6300 2040 Hitmix Radio. Scorpions "Winds of Change" SINPO 34333.

(via Twente SDR)

Some changes to Channel 292's schedule

British DX Club member Alan Gales writes:

Some recent changes noted on the Channel 292 schedule:

1700 UTC on Thursday 28th - 'Radio Back in Time' (new!).

1300 UTC on Saturday 30th - 'Groovelines' (monthly).

1700 UTC on Saturday 28th - 'Free Radio Skybird'.

1900 UTC on Thursday 5th & 11th of May - 'Just Right' (new).

Note: these are just in addition to the regular weekly programmes, such as 'From the Isle of Music' and 'DigiDX', and a full list of the current schedules for all the channels' programmes can be found at: http://www.channel292.de/schedule-for-bookings/

Some stations have vanished from the schedule, amongst them are 'Authentic Rock Radio', and the 'Christian Media Network', which had been running on some weekday afternoons. Radio Northern Ireland now only seems to be available on WRMI, though it does seem to be well received in more distant places on 15770 and 9955 kHz now.

RNI station operator Jordan Heyburn was recently featured on the programme 'World Report' on CBC Radio in St John's, Newfoundland, after he listened to CKZN shortwave 6160 kHz (which is situated in St John's, and which relays the medium wave signal from CBC NL's Happy Valley Goose Bay station). A recording of their interview with Jordan, which starts at around 17 minutes, can
be heard on Sound cloud at:


The Shortwave Service have now added a repeat of the 'Radio Canada International' broadcast, which appears on Saturdays at 1400 on 7310 kHz, and the repeat can now be heard on Sundays at 1400 UTC on 6005 kHz as well (listeners who can't receive their signal can still listen to the live streams via the Shortwave Service website).


(Alan Gale via BDXC-UK Yahoo group)


(I've just noticed the Channel 292 website seems to be offline at the moment - hopefully that's only temporary)