Saturday, 30 August 2008

OAZ4Z Radio Agricultura, Lima 1590

Radio Acricultura in Lima has been a dream to hear for years, expecting this to be one of the less difficult peruvians to hear on mediumwave here in Norway. But - it has become more difficult in later years due to terrible DRM signals on nearby European frequencies. Anyway it was a great pleasure finally hearing La Peruanísima during my visit to Rolf Torvik at his paradise Kalvøya on 22 August 2008. Very early this morning I got a short email from Lima, from Franklin Gambini, Jefe de Operaciones, who attached a letter perfectly confirming my reception. Thank you Franklin, you made my day!

Thursday, 28 August 2008

HJCB Radio El Sol, Barranquilla 1550

HJCB Radio El Sol 1550 was heard last week end at Smøla, and this night I received two nice emails from Jose Felipe Mesa B. - the second one about their morning program where they would mention my reception report. He even gave me his phone number to call him during the show! Thanks to Finnish DX'er Jari Savolainen for providing information about Jose Felipe Mesa B.

Wednesday, 27 August 2008

XEL La 1260, México DF 1260

Many thanks to Miguel Angel Barrientos V. for confirming my reception of XEL La 1260 as well!

XEVOZ Radio Tráfico, México DF 1590

It was a true pleasure to go to the local post office this afternoon to pick up a letter from Grupo ACIR in Mexico City. Ing. Miguel Angel Barrientos V., who is Director de Ingeniería y Desarrollo Tecnológico, kindly confirmed both my 16 October 2007 (KONG17) reception of XEVOZ Radio Tráfico and my 15 October 2007 (also KONG17) reception of XEL La 1260.

XEVOZ has changed from traffic to music now: "Luz 1590 La Musica Que Hace La Diferencia".
First time I heard XEVOZ, in November 1995, they were Bonita AM.

Wednesday, 20 August 2008

WRDZ La Grange IL 1300

This 16 October 2005 (KONG13) reception of Radio Disney Chicago was confirmed today by Chief Engineer Andrew M. Weiss. Thanks a lot, Andy!

Monday, 18 August 2008

KBDB Sparks NV 1400

A very nice email from Ruben Villalobos met me this morning! He confirmed my 13 October 2007 reception of La Mega in Kongsfjord. "Sparks is the city where the license of our stations is been granted but our studios are in downtown Reno, NV. Our transmiter and antenna are located in Sparks, we broadcast with 1k watts day and night and our local broadcast area is about 35 miles which covers just fine our metro area of Reno", Roben writes.

Friday, 15 August 2008

KBMW Breckenridge MN 1450

"KBMW is a 1000 watt AM signal with a tower located in Breckenridge, Minnesota. Our studios are across the Red River in neighboring Wahpeton, North Dakota", Program Director Scott Sorum writes in his email to me, where he also confirms my 15 October 2007 reception. "We have gotten other reception reports from Finland and another one from Norway, but it doesn't happen very often. So, congratulations!" Scott ends his nice email.

Wednesday, 13 August 2008

KPHX Phoenix AZ 1480

Another nice station with an ID at the same hour at the same night, and first discovered by the same nice DX'er, was The Valley’s Progressive Talk 1480 KPHX. Tonight I received a short email from Jeff Farias, confirming my reception. My first QSL from Arizona!

KHEY El Paso TX 1380

OJ Sagdahl didn't sleep as much as I did last night (he never does), and when I woke up this morning he had done a great deal of listening on his recordings from 15 October 2007 which has turned out to be a very good day for NA DX in Kongsfjord. One of the stations he found and pointed out in our web log was ESPN Radio 1380 KHEY, which gave a nice ID on top of the hour at 0300 UTC that night. Also great thanks to Paul F. Whittler, Program Director, for confirming my reception!

Tuesday, 12 August 2008

WKMI Kalamazoo MI 1360

Thanks to OJ Sagdahl for discovering this station earlier today, and great thanks to Program Director Dave Benson for confirming my 15 October 2007 (KONG17) reception of WKMI Kalamazoo MI.

Monday, 11 August 2008

LS1 Radio de la Ciudad, Buenos Aires 1110

A short but most wanted email arrived tonight from Buenos Aires, confirming my 18 October 2006 (KONG15) reception of LS1 Radio de la Ciudad 1110.
They have a web page under construction at

WGIL Galesburg IL 1400

Thanks a lot to Rick Heath (KA9VHE) for doing such great efforts to confirm my 13 October 2007 reception of WGIL Galesburg IL 1400: "... I am happy to confirm your report after reviewing the MP3 and using Adobe Audition noise filtering I was able to recognize our ID." Rick adds "I used to be a DXer although I don't seem to make the time for it much any more. It is a wonderful hobby."

Friday, 8 August 2008

KWDZ Salt Lake City UT 910

My QSL no. 18 from Utah came right now when I received a very nice email from Amy L. Mehr, Promotions Manager, confirming my 22 October 2007 reception of KWDZ AM 910 Radio Disney. The ID I heard was just “AM 9-10 Radio Disney” (and there are two Radio Disney on 910), but an announcement for a book festival in Salt Lake City made my reception report.

Tuesday, 5 August 2008

CJRS Montreal QC 1650

Robert Levy just confirmed my January 4 (Lista) reception of Radio Shalom Montréal with an email in French. Their web site is

The call CJRS was formerly used by the 1510 AM Radiomutuel staton in Sherbrooke, which closed down together with five other Quebec stations on 30 September 1994 due to the merger between Radiomutuel and Télémédia. Read the story at Wikipedia:

Monday, 4 August 2008

KWIQ Moses Lake North WA 1020

Probably my fastest QSL ever! Two minutes after I emailed my reception report, I received an email back from General Manager Gary Patrick who confirmed my 22 October 2007 reception of ESPN Radio 1020. Their website is

KICD Spencer IA 1240

Chief Engineer Joe Schloss verified my 15 October 2007 reception of KICD - my second KONG17 Iowa verie. Their web is to be found at

Friday, 1 August 2008

HCRS2 Radio Sucre, Guayaquil 700

With great pleasure I noticed this station on 12 September 2007 (Smøla remote DX), and it took a letter and several reminders by email to get the confirmation I received right now, entitled "Gracias por escucharnos"! This nice radio station has a web site at