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Author Topic: WBBM 780 AM 0711 UTC UTC 3 May 2020  (Read 1011 times)

Offline Treehouse SWL

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WBBM 780 AM 0711 UTC UTC 3 May 2020
« on: May 03, 2020, 0848 UTC »
I heard a distinctive signal behind KKOH, which usually dominates 780, and was able to mostly null the Reno station to hear news of a Chicago area fire, a report on vending machines and other news and weather that I matched with WBBM’s online stream.

The signal was weak, but peaked at times through the waves of fading until KKOH went back on top for good by about 0730 UTC. Even then, however, WBBM could be heard in the background. This one’s listed as 42 kW at night; distance from me is 1,699 miles.
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Re: WBBM 780 AM 0711 UTC UTC 3 May 2020
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2020, 1206 UTC »
There was a time years ago (1978 to be exact) when Reno bid adieu and ‘BBM ruled the night on the West Coast.
Most times & frequencies posted are only an approximation.
Wishing the 1980's PopComm was still around.

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Re: WBBM 780 AM 0711 UTC UTC 3 May 2020
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2020, 1425 UTC »
They’re on a different tower as of 2019.   
https://wbbm780.radio.com/tag/radio-tower
Default RX location is Wisconsin using various wire antennas. Other RX will be noted.

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Re: WBBM 780 AM 0711 UTC UTC 3 May 2020
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2020, 2112 UTC »
The Chicago and NYC stations are pests here... too many of them.
Das Radiobunker somewhere in Michigan