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Author Topic: Tater Patch Radio / WPEX 1710 AM 2259 UTC 12 Jan 2019  (Read 1173 times)

Offline ChrisSmolinski

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Tater Patch Radio / WPEX 1710 AM 2259 UTC 12 Jan 2019
« on: January 12, 2019, 2259 UTC »
2259 "Call Me The Breeze", SIO 333
2306 ID by YL. Sounded like "WAM 1630".  "Walk Like A Man"
2308 Cher "Bang Bang", SIO 444
2321 The Doors "Touch Me"
2325 Rolling Stones "Miss You"
2328 Run DMC "It's Tricky"
2331 Promo for a program at 11 PM on "Southside Radio", ad for restaurant.
2333 CNN news
« Last Edit: January 13, 2019, 0436 UTC by Kilokat7 »
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Re: UNID 1710 AM 2259 UTC 12 Jan 2019
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2019, 2322 UTC »
2321 UTC: song by the Doors just above the noise floor, but very weak.
0059 UTC: Devo "Whip It"
0100 UTC: Still Devo song but I heard DTMF programming que tones under the song from the "Community Radio Network" station, so this is in fact a different station than CRN.
0101 UTC: YL ID, sounded like 90.7 WPEF or similar
0102 UTC:  Dire Straits "Walk of Life"
0108 UTC: DJ talk "DJ Downer" or "DJ Donner" or similar with live time check at "Eight-O-Eight"
0116 UTC: More DJ talk with call-in listener, going on for several minutes now
0124 UTC: Local ads for Virginia businesses

This seems to be a relay of FM 90.7 WPEX in Virginia

What it sounded like from Western Michigan: https://youtu.be/undv90zIDS0

« Last Edit: January 13, 2019, 1702 UTC by Kilokat7 »
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Re: UNID 1710 AM 2259 UTC 12 Jan 2019
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2019, 0030 UTC »
Still going strong at 0028.  Slow cycle of peak/fade.  I also heard the 'you're listening to WAM 1630' by YL a couple of times.
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Re: Tater Patch Radio / WPEX 1710 AM 2259 UTC 12 Jan 2019
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2019, 1641 UTC »
Heard throughout the evening, finally signing off at 0400Z w/ Tater Patch Radio ID, with an announcement by station engineer/owner John Hart acknowledging they were on 1710 last night because "it was clear" and that they wanted to "do a little bit of skipping". Mentioned they were picked up in Indiana, and would be returning to 1700. Also mentioned they could be picked up online on the WPEX and Tater Patch Radio websites.

Audio file at: http://personal.psu.edu/bds2/audio/homeaudio/1710%20Tater%20Patch%20Radio%20John%20Hart%20engr%20signing%20off%20w%20mnt%201710%200400%20UTC%201-13-19.mp3
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