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Author Topic: 87.9FM, 11:52am Sat 23 Sept 2017 in Blevidere IL  (Read 922 times)

Offline William Hassig

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87.9FM, 11:52am Sat 23 Sept 2017 in Blevidere IL
« on: September 24, 2017, 0012 UTC »
When leaving the annual hamfest at the Boone county fairgrounds in Belvidere IL, I tuned to 87.9 and I heard oldies music from the 1950's and 1960's. The signal was good and I kept hearing it while driving east on US20 (to avoid a $3 toll on I-90) and it finally faded out by the time I got to Marengo about ten miles east of Belvidere. There were several ads for national advertisers but the was no ID at the top of the hour. The program source was apparently either satellite or internet. If this is a pirate it must have at least 100 watts. 
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Re: 87.9FM, 11:52am Sat 23 Sept 2017 in Blevidere IL
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2017, 0142 UTC »
Spent some time there this morning, too...
Between 9:00 AM til 10: AM...
Didn't buy a thing, but I did successfully take care of other business.
Surprised we didn't bump into each other.
US 20 is a fairly scenic road.

Next year, maybe ?

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Re: 87.9FM, 11:52am Sat 23 Sept 2017 in Blevidere IL
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2017, 1808 UTC »
I'd say a ham having some good fun on the band, but knowing how most hams are about pirates, it'd be a stretch.
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