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Author Topic: WXLV 1650 AM 2145 UTC 18 Jul 2018  (Read 1660 times)

Offline ChrisSmolinski

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WXLV 1650 AM 2145 UTC 18 Jul 2018
« on: July 18, 2018, 2220 UTC »
Any idea who plays a country music format on 1650? They have ID'd a few times as "the golden age of country lives again on classic 1650 AM", but no callsign. Ranging between barely audible and SIO 444 here in Westminster MD.  No legal TOH ID heard, just the before mentioned slogan.
« Last Edit: July 19, 2018, 1429 UTC by ChrisSmolinski »
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Re: UNID 1650 AM 2145 UTC 18 Jul 2018
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2018, 0852 UTC »
Couldn't find any regular X-band station using that format or slogan unless they have recently changed formats.
So, did some quick internet research and it looks like there is a station that claims to be a low power Part 15 AM operation on 1650 out of Texas using call letters KLRP.
They have a country format.
Nice catch in MD if that is what you heard.  :)
« Last Edit: July 19, 2018, 0855 UTC by pinto vortando »
Das Radiobunker somewhere in Michigan

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Re: UNID 1650 AM 2145 UTC 18 Jul 2018
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2018, 1202 UTC »
Yes, I ran across the website of the Texas Part 15 station... would be great but seems improbable.

Well, I am hearing it again this morning at 1150 UTC, well after local sunrise. I think I've got a semi local pirate!

The plot thickens... I just (1315 UTC) heard an ID of WXLV. Pretty sure I copied it correctly. That call seems to be used by a NC TV station, as well as an FM station (probably Part 15) at a college in Allentown PA.
« Last Edit: July 19, 2018, 1317 UTC by ChrisSmolinski »
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Re: WXLV 1650 AM 2145 UTC 18 Jul 2018
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2018, 1430 UTC »
Slight format change, they now seem to be playing 40s and 50s music overall, vs country. Much better  

And I got a fairly clear recording of the ID at 1413 UTC this morbing. 99% sure this is a pirate, possibly the same station that I hear around Christmas playing holiday music.

http://radiohobbyist.org/blog/mypics/WXLV1650.mp3
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Re: WXLV 1650 AM 2145 UTC 18 Jul 2018
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2018, 2158 UTC »
Still going at 2153z.   Earlier I heard this ID repeated 10 or 20 times: "it's time for dire(?) memories on classic 1650 AM WXLV"
2157 "Ragdoll"
2229 "The Harry Lime Theme"
2231 ID
2236 Ragdoll again.
« Last Edit: July 19, 2018, 2237 UTC by ChrisSmolinski »
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Re: WXLV 1650 AM 2145 UTC 18 Jul 2018
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2018, 1245 UTC »
40s music this morning, a good signal for a few minutes around 1240z, then covered by FF YL, most likely CKZW
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Re: WXLV 1650 AM 2145 UTC 18 Jul 2018
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2018, 2241 UTC »
Still going... ID at 2237 followed by... you guessed it... "Rag Doll" again. SIO 444 at times.
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Re: WXLV 1650 AM 2145 UTC 18 Jul 2018
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2018, 2209 UTC »
After not hearing WXLV at all today, it appeared just after 2200 UTC. ID and into Billy Joel "Uptown Girl" at 2206. SIO 333 signal.
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Re: WXLV 1650 AM 2145 UTC 18 Jul 2018
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2018, 1159 UTC »
Billy Joel "Uptown Girl" at 1159 UTC, must be WXLV (this is one of the songs in their latest rotation).
"Piano Man" at 1210, and again at 1246.
1251 "For The Longest Time"
1256 "Piano Man" again.
1301 "Uptown Girl"
« Last Edit: July 22, 2018, 1302 UTC by ChrisSmolinski »
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Re: WXLV 1650 AM 2145 UTC 18 Jul 2018
« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2018, 2231 UTC »
WXLV again, "Mac The Knife" at 2227 UTC, then WXLV ID and back to music. Several other stations mixing in, including one in Spanish, and a NOAA weather radio TIS relay.
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Re: WXLV 1650 AM 2145 UTC 18 Jul 2018
« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2018, 2149 UTC »
WXLV coming in again, heard some music starting around 2118 such as "How Much Is That Doggy In The Window".
Finally heard an ID at 2146. Followed by "On Top of Old Smoky". SIO 333 and even 444 at times, but also fading out or covered by other stations.
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Re: WXLV 1650 AM 2145 UTC 18 Jul 2018
« Reply #11 on: July 25, 2018, 2028 UTC »
Hearing them again since about 2003 UTC, and just heard an ID at 2028.
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Re: WXLV 1650 AM 2145 UTC 18 Jul 2018
« Reply #12 on: July 25, 2018, 2315 UTC »
Have you tried listening to the stream from the FM college station at: http://wxlvradio.com
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Re: WXLV 1650 AM 2145 UTC 18 Jul 2018
« Reply #13 on: July 26, 2018, 1203 UTC »
Have you tried listening to the stream from the FM college station at: http://wxlvradio.com

Yes, I've compared, it is not them.
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Re: WXLV 1650 AM 2145 UTC 18 Jul 2018
« Reply #14 on: July 28, 2018, 1732 UTC »
I might have the 1650 pirate again on 1649.989 at 1732 UTC. WHKT is dominant, but with the crossed parallel loop I can mostly null it out. Sounds like 50s standards. "Volare"
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