One of the stations which turned up rather unexpectedly on the November 2007 DX pedition to Lista was WBEN in Buffalo, New York. Their frequency, 930 kHz, is usually dominated by 2 Canadian stations, CJYQ in Newfoundland and CFBC in New Brunswick. On this DX pedition we enjoyed good conditions towards the Great Lakes though, and one of the stations which benefited from this was WBEN which surfaced from the Canadians a few times.
I got a brief e-mail from Tim Wenger, Program Director at WBEN, confirming my report today. WBEN usually identifies as “News Radio 930 WBEN”. WBEN has been on the air for more than 80 years – the station actually signed on as early as 1922!