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   WORLD OF RADIO #1109, produced December 12, 2001 by Glenn Hauser

[Note: the versions heard on WBCQ and WWCR are slightly different]

*This week`s show almost didn`t make it because of a local power
 failure; most of the following program recorded on a battery-
 powered cassette
*WWCR has cancelled our Tue 1200 and Sat 1230 broadcasts on 15685
*Metropolitan Opera delayed to Sunday on two webcasting Alaska
 stations, KUAC and KTOO. Links at http://www.publicradiofan.com
*Links to holiday special schedules at many US public radio stations,
 and our selection, in DXLD 1-194; soon also at
 http://worldofradio.com/holiday.html
*WFMT Chicago celebrating its 50th anniversary Dec 13 with special
 programming all day; http://www.networkchicago.com
*KYW Newsradio 1060, Philadelphia, running sesquihour concert Friday
 night! But will the news ticker soundeffect continue?
*Strike against CBC damages long-planned Marconi specials, but some
 segments still aired; much coverage in recent DXLDs
*See our special Marconi site http://worldofradio.com/marconi.html
*Did Marconi fake it, or was it really shortwave he heard?
 http://www.guardian.co.uk/Print/0,3858,4317198,00.html
*R. Rebelde, Cuba heard on numerous harmonics up to eleventh
*R. Pueblo, Dominican Republic, just above WWV 5 MHz
*New Ecuadorian on 90m, Centro Radiofonico de Imbabura, Ibarra
*Exhaustive survey of Peruvian tropical band sign-on times and
 evening activity, by E. P. Povrzenic, in DXLD 1-192
*LRA36, Antarctica, off in November, is again being heard
*New UN network in Congo DR is to be called R. Okapi, starting in
 January
*Eritrean clandestine on 13m is not V. of the Horn, but of the
 Millennium, in translation mixup
*R. Norway closing down shortwave at yearend, plus megawatt mediumwave
 but still obligated to relay Denmark
*Concern about powerline communications blocking radio reception in
 Sweden; see DXLD 1-191 and 1-193
*The sun has set and now we`re reading our notes by flashlight
*Croatian Radio, Zagreb`s peculiar timing of English segments; never
 activated invasion of 40m hamband to North America
*Past the midpoint of WOR 1109 [NOT 1108, as I said!]; our address,
 wghauser@hotmail.com -- not yahoo; fax 1-580-233-2948 attn Hauser;
 see our two websites http://www.angelfire.com/ok/worldofradio/
 and http://www.worldofradio.com/
*V. of Greece shifted 2 kHz for North America to avoid Norway
*R. Oman`s English broadcasts replaced by Arabic; will they be back
 shortly after Ramadan?
*R. Tashkent, Uzbekistan`s English schedule
*R. V. of Afghanistan, from London via CIS, thought to have switched
 site early from Moldova to Samara, perhaps Irkutsk; also doubled
 output to half and hour in each language, rather than a quarter hour
 each, repeated
*Information Radio, Commando Solo, still heard, and added Arabic
*China Radio International workers urged to follow the party line;
 full text in DXLD 1-194
*Yushu PBS, new provincial station in Qinghai, started this month
*AC power finally came back on during above item
*Everest Radio, non Nepal, new schedule; http://www.everestradio.co.uk
*FCC denies Samoa`s 2AP permission to operate in American Samoa
*International Reply Coupons get new upgraded design from January
*Last minute items: R. Bayrak, Turkish Cyprus, confirmed back on 6 MHz
*Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, heard on new 60m frequency
*Propagation outlook from Boulder Dec. 11; flux range 210-175-235
*Glenn Hauser, concluding World of Radio 1109              ###