Need help with station id, BBC on 1160

Need help with station id, BBC on 1160

Post by Douglas W. Mart » Thu, 23 Sep 1993 08:08:10


     I need help identifying a station: BBC World Service on 1160 kHz.
I was in New London Ct, and virtually everything to the north
and west was blocked; I couldn't get Montreal most of the time.
Anyway, from local sunset until I fell asleep at #3:00 am,
I had this BBC station (not just news on the hour, but all of
their features too).  The station was between 1150 kHz, with a lot
of domestics mixing, and 1165 kHz, religious programming from Antigua.
I have an analog dial, so I'm estimating 1160 kHz for this station.
My guess is that it's Bermuda, but they're only 1 kw at night.
Does anyone know if this station reaches the U.S. mainland,
or does anyone have any other hints as to its id?
Thanks,

 
 
 

Need help with station id, BBC on 1160

Post by Lloyd MacIsa » Fri, 24 Sep 1993 13:35:51



:      
:      I need help identifying a station: BBC World Service on 1160 kHz.
: I was in New London Ct, and virtually everything to the north
: and west was blocked; I couldn't get Montreal most of the time.

Quote:>From London Calling (BBC World Programming Guide)...

    Canada & USA (Central, Moutain Pacific)
          Khz     Time (GMT)
         17840    1400-1615
         15260    1600-1745
         15220    1100-1400
         11820    1300-1400
          9740    1200-1400
          9640    0500-0815
          9590    2300-0230
          7325    2300-0415
          5975    0000-0715

    Canada and USA (Eastern, Atlantic)
          KHz     Time (GMT)
          17840   1400-1615
          15260   1400-1745
          15220   1100-1400
           9590   2100-0030
           9515   1100-1745
           7325   2200-0330
           6195   1100-1200      
           6175   2300-0330
           5975   2300-0330
           5965   1100-1130

BBC has given permission to many Campus and Community radio stations to
broadcast their programming.  You must ask for permission to do so. Write
     BBC Worldwide
     PO Box 765
     Bush House, Strand
     London England
     WC2B 4PH

IMHO BBC News really adds listenership. People respect the BBC as a good
news source. It is an excellent Alternative to CNN and Ted Turner's
empire. The CBC (Canada) uses the BBC as part of its regulat programming
on its 24 hour news TV network.

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Need help with station id, BBC on 1160

Post by Lloyd MacIsa » Fri, 24 Sep 1993 13:36:02


:      
:      I need help identifying a station: BBC World Service on 1160 kHz.

I do beleive you may be receiving the BBC broadcast from Radio Canada
International's transmitters in Sackville, New Brunswick. I will check
with the BBC schedule, and tell you Sackville's frequencies and broadcast
times. The frequency seems off by a factor of 10, but I'll check.

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University of Guelph     or very  pleasant.  I have tried the smart
Guelph, Ontario          and recommend the pleasant." - Elwood Dodd

 
 
 

Need help with station id, BBC on 1160

Post by Oliver T » Tue, 28 Sep 1993 10:51:34


Quote:>     I need help identifying a station: BBC World Service on 1160 kHz.
>I was in New London Ct, and virtually everything to the north
>and west was blocked; I couldn't get Montreal most of the time.
>Anyway, from local sunset until I fell asleep at #3:00 am,
>I had this BBC station (not just news on the hour, but all of
>their features too).  The station was between 1150 kHz, with a lot
>of domestics mixing, and 1165 kHz, religious programming from Antigua.
>I have an analog dial, so I'm estimating 1160 kHz for this station.
>My guess is that it's Bermuda, but they're only 1 kw at night.
>Does anyone know if this station reaches the U.S. mainland,
>or does anyone have any other hints as to its id?

A check of the AM listings in the 1993 _Broadcasting_and_Cable_Yearbook
yields two possible suspects at 1160 kHz AM BAND from New Jersey:

WOBM Lakewood, NJ.  Night power is 8900 watts directional.
WVNJ Oakland, NJ. Night power is 2500 watts directional.

WOBM is probably the prime suspect.  I'll have to check the the B&CY
for the detailed description of its affiliation.

If the station is from the US, you should be able to hear station
identification once every hour within 10 minutes of the top
of the hour.

[Moderator's Note:  WOBM-AM is satellite fed *** standards and the FM is
AC/oldies.  I called them and got an answering machine offering programming
highlights and nothiong was said about BBC.  The other station was listed in
the M-street Directory as a cp-new and had no phone number or format listed.
Also, isn't the legal-id thing 2 minutes either side of the hour?   Bill]

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Need help with station id, BBC on 1160

Post by prmo.. » Thu, 30 Sep 1993 03:43:21

IF WVNJ were on it would be the best bet because their night
pattern is to go east towards CT.  But they are not on yet.

I was able to get a live person who confirmed that there is
no BBC programming.

 I like the idea of a SW image appearing on the AM band,as explanation.
One old transistor radio got great SW reception after it had
been dropped too many times.  However, it was *supposed* to be
just an AM radio....