WABH is the second most commonly heard station on 1380 kHz at our listening post at Lista in Southern Norway. Only CKPC in Ontario is more common. I haven’t had any luck with my QSL requests untill yesterday when Doug Gyver verified my report with a nice e-mail. This was for a recording from our latest DX-pedition to Lista one year ago when WABH at times had a good signal on 1380 kHz.
WABH broadcasts with a night time power of 450 watts only from Bath in upper New York State. For such a low power, they certainly gets out well in our direction. WABH now carries NBC Sports Radio replacing the previously heard ESPN format.
WEOK is a rarity. I have only been able to catch this signal once: On January 8, 2011, at Lista, WEOK was heard with a weak signal behind dominant station WEGP on 1390 kHz identifying as “Hudson Valley’s True Oldies Channel”. This station is listed with a tiny night effect of 106 watts so it was a good achievement making it across the pond at all (even if the signal was just barely audible…).
Jason Finkelberg, General Manager, and Anthony Verano, Brand Manager, confirmed my reception of WEOK some time ago. They add that the station will soon be switching to Spanish language programme and leave their present Oldies format. WEOK broadcast from the city of Poughkeepsie in the Hudson Valley north of New York City.
WYSL was heard with a very good signal at 22.00 UTC on January 16 at Lista. The signal disappeared just after 22:00, when they powered down from 13.2 kilowatts power to their night time power of 500 watts. WYSL is a news talk radio station serving the Rochester area in New York. The city of license is Avon just south of Rochester.
Robert D’Angelo, Business Manager at WYSL, confirmed my reception of his station some weeks ago.
With a night time power of 1 kilowatt, WNYC is not one of the most easily heard stations in New York. In fact I have only been able to catch the signal of this station just a couple of times. 820 kHz is usually dominated by Radio Paradise in St. Kitts with its boring religious programming. WNYC was heard with a decent signal and a decent station identification one morning at Lista in January 2011, however. My signal report was verified by Lorraine Mattox, who has the nice title “Manager of Listener Services”.
WNYC is New York’s Public Radio and has a long history dating back to the early 1920s. Its 1 kilowatt mediumwave transmitter is located in Kearny, New Jersey, just west of New York City.
WHIC is one of three stations heard fairly often on 1460 kHz. I haven’t had much luck in getting a reply from the station previously, but a new attempt some weeks ago resulted in an e-mail from Debbie Daigler, Administrative Assistant, confirming my reception of WHIC. This was for a recording made at Lista nearly 2 years ago, in January 2011.
WHIC broadcasts with a night power of 5 kilowatts from Rochester, New York, and is easily recognized with their religious format. The format makes it easy to separate WHIC from the main competitors CJOY (oldies format) and WDDY (Radio Disney). WHIC usually identifies just as “The Station of the Cross” and frequenctly carries programming from the EWTN Catholic Radio Network.
1230 kHz is always an interesting frequency with many possibilities for DX-ers. My results for 1230 kHz on my last DX-pedition to Lista was not as good or as interesting as on other peditions, but a number of stations was still heard. One of them was WFAS in White Plains just north of New York City.
Jennifer D’Ambrosio, Director of Promotions and Marketing at the station, confirmed my report with an e-mail some days ago. When I heard WFAS back in January 2011, the station was “Westchester’s Soft Favorites”. Jennifer says WFAS has since changed into a news and talk format.
WABC is one of the big AM stations from New York. Their 50,000 watt transmitter located in Lodi, New Jersey, just north of New York City, is easily heard on 770 kHz in the winter season in Southern Norway. Provided conditions are reasonable of course. I have never sent a report to WABC untill I contacted Bob Galerstein who had previously confirmed my reports on both 1050 WEPN and 1560 WQEW. Bob swiftly confirmed my reception of WABC with a perfect verification letter sent my snail mail.