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Author Topic: WRKO Shortwave 6975.5 AM 1444 UTC 4 FEB 2023  (Read 785 times)

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WRKO Shortwave 6975.5 AM 1444 UTC 4 FEB 2023
« on: February 04, 2023, 1444 UTC »
1444 Just tuned in, SIO 433
« Last Edit: February 04, 2023, 1503 UTC by ChrisSmolinski »
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Relay of WRKO Music Countdown 6975.5 AM 1444 UTC 4 FEB 2023
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2023, 1447 UTC »
Very good reception Definitely a program from spring summer 1969
1446 "Love" Mercy
1447 WRKO ID (?)....old radio music show
1448 "There'll Come A Time" Betty Everett
1449 ID, 306 now, to "Will You Be Staying After Sunday" The Peppermint Rainbow
1451 " on the JJ Jeffrey show" - Jeffrey hosted "Now" and "Big" 30 countdown on WRKO until late '69
1453 "Love Is All I Have To Give" The Checkmates
1456 "Something Stupid" Frank and Nancy Sinatra
1504 "Love Potion No. 9" The Searchers, ID, time, Boston
1506 "It's Your Thing" The Isley Brother
1509 "The Boxer" Simon and Garfunkel
1517 "California Girl" Tompall & The Glaser Brothers
1545 "Goodbye" Mary Hopkin
1547 "More Today Than Yesterday" Spiral Starecase
1602 "First Of May" The Bee Gees
1604 "Gavelston" Glenn Campbell
« Last Edit: February 04, 2023, 1605 UTC by Ct Yankee »
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Re: UNID 6975.5 AM 1444 UTC 4 FEB 2023
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2023, 1447 UTC »
1447 They'll Come A Time - Betty Everett  S8
1449 306 at WRKO ....
        Will You Be Staying After Sunday - Peppermint Rainbow ...
1453 Love Is All I Have To Give - Checkmates
1456 Something Stupid - Frank & Nancy Sinatra
1458 The River Is Wide - Grass Roots
1501 Gimme Good Loving - Crazy Elephant
1504 Love Potion # 9 - Searchers
1505 It's Your Thing - Isely Brothers
1508 The Boxer - Simon & Garfunkel
1513 Its Only Love - Bj Thomas
1515 California Girl - Tompall & The Glaser Brothers
1518 Happy Heart - Andy Williams
1522 Here There and Everywhere - The Beatles
1525 Look What We Have Joined Together - Sugar Blues
1527 The Chokin Kind - Joe Simon ...
1530 I'll Try Something New - Diana Ross, Supremes and Temptations...
1532 Johnny One Time - Brenda Lee
1536 Nothing But A Heartache - Flirtations (they are still around BTW)
1538 La Bamba - Rich Valens
1539 Gimme Little Sign - Brendon Wood, second half of the WRKO Double Golden
1542 Only The Strong Survive - Jerry Butler
1545 Goodbye - Mary Hopkin
1547 More Today Than Yesterday - Spiral Staircase (other song was "No One For Me To Turn To )
1549 The Way You Do The Things You Do - The Temptations
1552 Where Do You Go To My Lovely - Peter Sarstadt
1556 Blessed Is The Rain - The Brooklyn Bridge
1558 Wishful Sinful - The Doors
1601 First Of May - Bee Gees
1604 Galveston - Glenn Campbell
1606 Rock & Roll Music - Chuck Berry
1609 Twenty Five Miles - Edwin Starr's other hit ..
1612 Sweet Cherry Wine - Tommy James
1616 Hawaii Five-O - The Ventures
1618 She's Not There - The Road
1621 These Eyes - Guess Who
1625 To Know You Is To Love You - Bobby Vinton
1628 Walkin My Dog Named Cat - Norma Tanega
1630 You've Made Me So Very Happy - Blood, Sweat Tears
1633 Move In A Little Closer Baby - Cass Elliot
1636 No Good To Cry - The Wildweeds
1638 My Way - Frank Sinatra
1643 Don't Give In To Him - Gary Puckett is #2 this week.
1645 The River Is Wide - Grass Roots
1647 Stagger Lee - Lloyd Price
1650 Aquarius/Let The Sun Shine In - The 5th Dimension ...  #1 song this week
1653 off
« Last Edit: February 04, 2023, 1717 UTC by clobdell »
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Re: WRKO Shortwave 6975.5 AM 1444 UTC 4 FEB 2023
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2023, 1451 UTC »
1449 Recorded WRKO ID, Peppermint Rainbow song
1452 Love Is All I Have To Give, by The Checkmates, Ltd.
1455 Somethin' Stupid, by Frank and Nancy Sinatra
1458 The River Is Wide, by The Grass Roots
1501 Gimme Gimme Good Lovin', by Crazy Elephant
1503 Love Potion # 9 - The Searchers
1508 The Boxer, by Simon & Garfunkel

S7-8, with fading
Sounds like an old recording of a show from WRKO, Boston, when they had a music format
« Last Edit: February 04, 2023, 1510 UTC by Kestrel »
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Re: UNID 6975.5 AM 1444 UTC 4 FEB 2023
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2023, 1454 UTC »
signal S7+ on the SDR in Rockport, Maine
14.49 song "Will You Be Staying After Sunday"
14.51 ID (a man) / WRKO
14.51 song "Love Is All I Have to Give"
14.56 song "Somethin' Stupid"
14.58 ID (a man) / WRKO
14.58 song "The River Is Wide"
15.00 talking, ID (a man)
15.01 song "Gimme Gimme Good Lovin'"
 

Thank you for the show. If possible, please QSL. Thank you.
« Last Edit: February 04, 2023, 1508 UTC by clobdell »
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Re: UNID 6975.5 AM 1444 UTC 4 FEB 2023
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2023, 1457 UTC »
1458 very weak audio ?
1514 Weak music ? Using USB
« Last Edit: February 04, 2023, 1514 UTC by hsmith77 »
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Re: UNID 6975.5 AM 1444 UTC 4 FEB 2023
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2023, 1459 UTC »
1457 UTC "Something Stupid"-Frank & Nancy Sinatra
1459 UTC OM with ID "WRKO", into "The River Is Wide"-The Forum or The Grassroots?
1501 UTC OM DJ, into "Gimme Gimme Good Lovin"-Crazy Elephant
1503 UTC OM DJ "JJ Jefferies", into "Love Potion #9"-Searchers
(Very nice S9 signal with awesome AM audio!)
1505 UTC OM DJ, into "It's Your Thing"-Isley Brothers
1508 UTC DJ chat, into "The Boxer"-Simon & Garfunkel
1513 UTC "It's Only Love"-BJ Thomas
1516 UTC DJ chat, into a song I forgot the name of
1522 UTC "Here, There, and Everywhere"-Beatles
1535 UTC "Nothing But A Heartache"-The Flirtations
1547 UTC "I Love You More Today than Yesterday"-Spiral Staircase
1552 UTC "Where Do You Go to My Lovely"-Peter Sarstedt
1558 UTC "Wishful Sinful"-The Doors

Thanks for the trip down memory lane! I was 14 at the time and the songs still sound great!
« Last Edit: February 04, 2023, 1656 UTC by Skipmuck »
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Re: WRKO Shortwave 6975.5 AM 1444 UTC 4 FEB 2023
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2023, 1527 UTC »
1523 UTC Just tuned in to the song "Here, there and everywhere"
1524 UTC Dj back id the previous song on the J J ?/ show then a song Guy singing #25 today.
1526 UTC song "The chokin kind"
1529 UTC station id on the Jay Jeffry show then the song "I'll try something new"
1531 UTC Dj talking ?? song "Johnny one time"
1534 UTC Dj Id the show then the song "Nothing but a heartache"
1537 UTC Dj with station id , song "La Bamba"
1539 UTC song "Gimme little sign"
1542 UTC song "Only the  strong survive"
1544 UTC song "Goodbye" signal in and out of the noise.

S 3 to 4 with deep fading via W3HFU SDR. Thanks for the show pls qsl if possible and thanks.
« Last Edit: February 04, 2023, 1545 UTC by TRI International »
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Re: WRKO Shortwave 6975.5 AM 1444 UTC 4 FEB 2023
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2023, 1539 UTC »
1532 - Male vocalist.
1537 - Male announcer with "WRKO" ID and fast talking, forwarded by Richie Valens La Bamba.
1540 - Just Give Me Some Kind of a Sign Girl
1545 - Cover of The Beatles "Goodbye" (Mary Hopkins?)
1547 - "...on an album cover...Mary Hopkins..." Followed by more music (familiar tune but I can't recall the title). Noise has abated just enough for now, at least.
1550 - Male announcer mentioned "1964." Music follows.
1604 - Announcer mentioned "Glen Campbell," followed by Gavelston.

Good signal but lots of noise. Hearing better on 6.975.55 USB now.
« Last Edit: February 04, 2023, 1604 UTC by R. Comeau »

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Re: WRKO Shortwave 6975.5 AM 1444 UTC 4 FEB 2023
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2023, 1555 UTC »
15.52 UTC Peter Sarstedt - Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)
15.55 UTC male DJ announces, The Brooklyn Bridge - Blessed Is The Rain
...
16.02 UTC Bee Gees - First Of May
16.04 UTC male announcer, Glen Campbell - Galveston
16.06 UTC male announcer, Chuck Berry - Rock And Roll Music
16.09 UTC Edwin Starr - Twenty-Five Miles
16.13 UTC Announcer, Tommy James & The Shondells - Sweet Cherry Wine
16.15 UTC Male DJ "Ladies & Gentlemen, the beat goes on", then WRKO jingle song
16.16 UTC The Ventures - Hawaii Five-0
16.17 UTC Announcer, The Road - She's Not There

very good on the AB1KW, Concord, NH KiwiSDR, good audio also!
Thanks for the show, please eQSL to my addy, if possible!
Thanks in advance!

« Last Edit: February 04, 2023, 1619 UTC by RainBrandy »
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Re: WRKO Shortwave 6975.5 AM 1444 UTC 4 FEB 2023
« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2023, 1626 UTC »
S8 Nice signal & audio

1625 - DJ w/WRKO ID
1625 - "To Know You Is To Love You" - Bobby Vinton
1625 - "Walking My Cat Named Dog" - Norma Tanega
1629 - "You've Made Me So Very Happy" - Blood, Sweat & Tears
1633 - "Move In A Little Closer, Baby" - Cass Elliot
1638 - "My Way" - Frank Sinatra
1643 - "Don't Give In To Him" - Gar Puckett & The Union Gap
« Last Edit: February 04, 2023, 1644 UTC by Radio Star »
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Re: WRKO Shortwave 6975.5 AM 1444 UTC 4 FEB 2023
« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2023, 1628 UTC »
SINPO=45444

1625- "To Know You Is To Love You" by Bobby Vinton.
1627- OM announcer starts to say "Three years ago..." and that's then cut off short, into...
1627- "Walkin' My Cat Named Dog" by Norma Tanega.
1629- OM IDs show and WRKO, talking last and next song (this was the "Three years ago..." comment).
1630- "You've Made Me So Very Happy" by Blood, Sweat and Tears.
« Last Edit: February 04, 2023, 1630 UTC by Molvania Poacher »
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Re: WRKO Shortwave 6975.5 AM 1444 UTC 4 FEB 2023
« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2023, 1644 UTC »
Exact frequency is 6975.57 kHz. S7 with the W3HFU KiwiSDR.

1642 UTC-My Way by Frank Sinatra
1643 UTC-Talking about the music
1643 UTC-Don't Give In to Him by Gary Puckett & The Union Gap
1645 UTC-“This is WRKO at 5:49”
1645 UTC-The River Is Wide by The Grass Roots
1649 UTC-DJ talking about the music and giving WRKO ID
1649 UTC-Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In by The 5th Dimension
1652 UTC-OFF
« Last Edit: February 04, 2023, 1652 UTC by Shortwave_Listener »
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