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Offline atrainradio

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An NYC roundup (May 2024)
« on: May 25, 2024, 1749 UTC »
Two things before I go on...I recently realized I've celebrated my ELEVENTH year on this website. What a time.

When I joined here in 2013, believe it or not, I was a sophomore in high school...so do the math (cause I can't, I failed algebra the same year I joined HFU, coincidence???)

Anyway, been living in Queens for two years now. Figured I'd give a roundup of the FM Free stations I can hear on a combo of my trusty Tecsun and my RTL-SDR.

88.9: Two stations, one is Haitian, one is Spanish
89.3: Spanish
90.5: Spanish, very quiet audio
90.9: French African, Haitian or some sort of creole
91.3: Haitian/Creole
91.7: Distinctly religious sounding creole
94.1: Almost impossible without my SDR to filter out NYC’s sideband, there is a station here, spanish music
94.3: Sometimes a spanish station, sometimes rap (not the station from Asbury Park/Tom's River)
94.5: Spanish
98.5: Nearly 24/7 mainly in english, rap, dance, Sundays they play classic soul (I actually love this station too, great music)
99.3: Reggaeton/African
105.5: Reggae
106.3: Soul/r&b, quiet audio

Having grown up in sleepy south jersey, it's such a treat to have so many eclectic and groovy pirates to choose from. I, personally, love it. Raise the jolly roger!
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QTH, Queens
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Re: An NYC roundup (May 2024)
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2024, 1626 UTC »
I got an update on the IDs on some of these stations.

Shoutout to D. Goren for helping me out.

88.9 might be Telemiracle or Tele Mirak La in Kreyol from Flatbush.
…or Jamaica has it’s own little Haitian radio scene and they have one on the freq. I’ve listened there a little but not enough to really know who’s who…if you ever hear anything on 90.1 that would be Krik Krak, probably.
90.5 is Brooklyn Community Radio
> 90.9: French African, Haitian or some sort of creole
Jamaica I think. The Flatbush Haitian moved to another freq. a couple of weeks ago.
> 91.3: Haitian/Creole
I get a lot of Newark Haitians here, this could be Tete a Tete but again maybe jamaica
> 91.7: Distinctly religious sounding creole
Probably La Voix Du Peuple in Flatbush. They’re pretty powerful
> 94.1: Almost impossible without my SDR to filter out NYC’s sideband, there is a station here, spanish music
I have a West Indian one here…good music good time. Not sure what this is…Bronx possibly
> 94.3: Sometimes a spanish station, sometimes rap (not the station from Jersey)
The Flatbush station here is Firevibez, mostly Caribbean stuff, but might play some rap.
> 98.5: Nearly 24/7 mainly in english, rap, dance, Sundays they play classic soul
Yard Vibes Radio in Flatbush. They ID frequently.
> 105.5: Reggae
Crossroads family in Flatbush most likely
> 106.3: Just heard last night, soul/r&b, quiet audio
Wild FM Flatbush
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Re: An NYC roundup (May 2024)
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2024, 1255 UTC »
Great list of stations, you've got quite a bit of variety to listen to!

David Goren is the man when it comes to NYC pirates.
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