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Author Topic: WPRR was Possible Pirate 1680 AM 2220 UTC 31 JAN 2024  (Read 1543 times)

Offline ChrisSmolinski

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WPRR was Possible Pirate 1680 AM 2220 UTC 31 JAN 2024
« on: February 01, 2024, 1405 UTC »
I was first alerted to this possible pirate station via some posts on the Scan-DC mailing list.  Several people in the DC Metro area have been hearing it. Checking  my SDR recordings, it often appears around/after sunset when it overpowers WTTM from NJ.

The format is R&B / Soul / some modern Urban music. I've listened many times around the TOH and BOH and never heard any trace of an ID.
« Last Edit: February 05, 2024, 1106 UTC by ChrisSmolinski »
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Re: Possible Pirate 1680 AM 2220 UTC 31 JAN 2024
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2024, 1306 UTC »
Heard again last night, and also hearing it live now circa 1300z 2 Feb 2024.
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Re: Possible Pirate 1680 AM 2220 UTC 31 JAN 2024
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2024, 2252 UTC »
2250 - Someone to Love You - Ruff Endz           S9+10     Quickly faded away     
0102 - Signal fading in and out, many R&B tunes, have not heard ID.
« Last Edit: February 03, 2024, 0104 UTC by Sarge94 »

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Re: Possible Pirate 1680 AM 2220 UTC 31 JAN 2024
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2024, 1141 UTC »
Have heard this in NE NC this morning. It fades in and out from underneath all the other signals...

11:05 - I'll Take You There - The Staple Singers
11:07 - Bump N' Grind - R. Kelly
11:11 - Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
11:17 - Master Blaster - Stevie Wonder
11:22 - Glad I Met You Tonight - Will Downing
11:24 - We Both Deserve Each Other's Love - L.T.D.
11:29 - Why You get Funky on Me? - Today
11:35 - Easy Lover - Philip Bailey & Phil Collins
11:40 - Heaven - Ginuwine

Haven't heard any kind of ID either. Maybe this is an "overly enthusiastic" part 15 station?


Thanks, I love a good MW mystery. 

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Re: Possible Pirate 1680 AM 2220 UTC 31 JAN 2024
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2024, 1149 UTC »
Checked last night at about 00:00 UTC on 2/4/24 and the UNID was in there. Didn't have time to listen long.

Audible again this morning 2/4/24 at 11:21

11:21 - Why You Get Funky on Me - Today
11:22 - My Prerogative - Bobby Brown
11:35 - The Payback - James Brown
11:38 - Caughtup - Musiq
12:08 - Hey DJ - Malcolm McLaren
12:30 - I'll Take You There - The Staple Singers
12:33 - I Got a Thang 4 Ya - Lo-Key
13:11 - You Got Love - Kindred the Family Soul
13:17 - That's What Friends Are For - Dionne Warwick, Elton John, Gladys Knight, Stevie Wonder
13:19 - What a Feeling - Johnta Austin
14:00 - Billie Jean - Michael Jackson

No IDs heard... Fading in and out underneath what I guess is WTTM.
« Last Edit: February 04, 2024, 1400 UTC by JW »

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Re: Possible Pirate 1680 AM 2220 UTC 31 JAN 2024
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2024, 1404 UTC »
Heard again here last night / earlier this morning. Same format with no IDs heard.
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Re: Possible Pirate 1680 AM 2220 UTC 31 JAN 2024
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2024, 1437 UTC »
This is WPRR in Ada, Michigan.  JW's song list matches my overnight recording 39 miles from their tower.  You should see the carrier hovering around 1680.01

This station has a history of problems and the failure to ID doesn't surprise me at all.
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Re: Possible Pirate 1680 AM 2220 UTC 31 JAN 2024
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2024, 2203 UTC »
This is WPRR in Ada, Michigan.  JW's song list matches my overnight recording 39 miles from their tower.  You should see the carrier hovering around 1680.01

This station has a history of problems and the failure to ID doesn't surprise me at all.

Thanks! 
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Re: WPRR was Possible Pirate 1680 AM 2220 UTC 31 JAN 2024
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2024, 1201 UTC »
Cool, the other morning I tried to bring up WPRRs online stream, since I noticed the format looked to be the same, but it wasn't working. Thanks!

 

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