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Author Topic: Ion Radio 6870 AM 1729 UTC 18 OCT 2020  (Read 69 times)

Offline BlueMax

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Ion Radio 6870 AM 1729 UTC 18 OCT 2020
« on: October 18, 2020, 1729 UTC »
Actual freq is probably more like 6869.8 - sounds better when I tune just a hair below 6870.

OM Speaking - something has exploded in mid air, mention of a helicopter, an observatory, and the planet Mars. Old time radio show?

Heard name "Irv Weinstein" and mention of Dunkirk, so this is definitely the Buffalo broadcast. The Martians have landed on Grand Island and are fording the (Niagara) river toward the city. All power and communication has been knocked out in Lackawanna. Something about the Thruway.

Great program - real local broadcasters, local details - must have been terrifying!

1752: "India Oscar November" ION radio ident, then off the air

Thanks for the show!

Recording:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/oxv458dj8khb2dy/ION%20Radio%206870%20AM%201729%20UTC%2018%20OCT%202020.wav?dl=0
« Last Edit: October 18, 2020, 1853 UTC by BlueMax »
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Re: UNID 6870 AM 1729 UTC 18 OCT 2020
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2020, 1730 UTC »
1645 Sign on per SDR recording - Ion Radio theme music heard.

1729 Sounds like a radio drama, SIO 333. Mention of Mars, War of the Worlds style program? Mention of western New York, Grand Island. Probably the WKBW War of the Worlds from 1968.
1753 ID and off. Thanks for the memories, I lived in the area in the 1970s.
« Last Edit: October 18, 2020, 1753 UTC by ChrisSmolinski »
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Re: Ion Radio 6870 AM 1729 UTC 18 OCT 2020
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2020, 1743 UTC »
signal S7+- on the SDR in Fair Hill, Maryland
17.40 "reporters" talking, a radio play?
17.51 ID (a woman)
17.52 off
« Last Edit: October 18, 2020, 1754 UTC by Bali_Frank »
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Re: Ion Radio 6870 AM 1729 UTC 18 OCT 2020
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2020, 1756 UTC »
Via remote SDR.
1743: Tuned into Mars invasion program.
1750: Abruptly off.