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Author Topic: Possible MW Pirate 1620 AM 1500 UTC 15 Nov 2017  (Read 540 times)

Offline ChrisSmolinski

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Possible MW Pirate 1620 AM 1500 UTC 15 Nov 2017
« on: November 15, 2017, 1553 UTC »
While driving around nearby south central PA town that will go unnamed, I heard a station on 1620 playing non stop Christmas music. Seems a bit early for a commercial station, and I never heard an ID. Faded out as I headed back home, and here I am hearing what I assume is WDND South Bend, IN, as I hear regular music, and heard a Home Depot ad. No ID yet.

In years past, there was a pirate station on 1610 The Wedge, which played Christmas music from about Thanksgiving to New Years, which I could hear at home. I heard it for several years in a row, but not the past few. I'll have to check 1620 again the next time I am up in the area.
Chris Smolinski
Westminster, MD
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