March 2016 Michigan BCB logs

New stations heard from West Michigan during March, 2016 (with the exception of 1548 4QD). Antenna used is noted in the log. All dates and times UTC:


1431 Radio Sawa, Djibouti – 3/5/2016 0049-0053 UTC – Decent carrier noted several times here in past nights finally culminating with some audio on March 5th. Occasional strong peaks bursting into pop music lasting for several minutes. Parallel to a remote Perseus SDR located in the Mediterranean region that had a strong copy on Radio Sawa which provided a nice real-time comparison. 7,481 miles from my North D-KAZ antenna.


1548.01 4QD Emerald, QLD, Australia – 3/24/2016 1134 UTC – Carrier peaking to legible audio at 1134 UTC with aussie accented talk during long signal peaks but clobbered by heavy slop from 1540. Best on North D-KAZ antenna, just like last year in March at this time when 4QD was received surprisingly clear. 9,081 miles!


810 WCTA Alamo, TN. – 3/5/2016 0159 UTC – Poor copy under WSYW with legal ID at TOH, heard on southwest BOGs.

1230 WMLR Hohenwald, TN. – 3/7/2016 0158 UTC – With oldies and TOH legal ID under local WTKG during au cx on South D-KAZ.

1230 KGHS International Falls, MN. – 3/27/2016 0000 UTC – OM call letter ID given along with mention of International Falls (MN), poor but distinguishable after a few playbacks of the recording, North D-KAZ.

1240 WJON St. Cloud, MN. – 3/26/2016 1159 UTC – OM legal call letter ID and into several mentions of St. Cloud and soon buried again, on North D-KAZ.

1270 WWWI Baxter, MN. – 3/6/2016 0000 UTC – With TOH ID: “This is NBC Red Zone Sports Radio, on WWWI, AM 12-70, Brainerd-Baxter”, dominant on North D-KAZ.

1300 KPMI Bemidji, MN. – 3/24/2016 1150 UTC – Under semi-local WOOD with spot for Imus in the Morning and then call letter ID, on North D-KAZ.

1350 WCMP Pine City, MN. – 3/6/2016 0000 UTC – 60 Hz buzz noted for a few seconds at TOH and then under modulated legal ID, difficult to understand and then into standards with better modulation, on North D-KAZ.

1360 KKBJ Bemidji, MN. – 3/26/2016 1156 UTC – With local Bemidji (MN) ads and local weather, briefly dominant, legal call letter ID at TOH, on North D-KAZ.

1390 KXSS Waite Park, MN. – 3/6/2016 0001 UTC – With Westwood One NCAA basketball and pause for legal ID, mixing with WGRB, on North D-KAZ.

1470 WBKV West Bend, WI. – 3/13/2016 2353 UTC – With slogan “In this fast paced world we live in, it’s better to stay in touch right here, AM 14-70, WBKV”, on North D-KAZ.

1480 KKCQ Fosston, MN. – 3/14/2016 0000 UTC – Very poor under WLMV with OM TOH legal ID, on North D-KAZ.

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