10-05: 434 AM tips, 47 FM tips <-AM record!
TFs: 600 1580 TFM:102 Mhz TS:MT
NEWS: Two new reporters: Bill Coury-MI, Dougl Tip #32,000 posted. TNT page up, then taken down: overkill.
Format/call flips: 1240 KOFE-ID to ClHITS&, was OLD, 96.1 WVTI-MI to SHUFFLE as "MaxFM", 1450 WELY-00.3 KSNR MN drops OLD, 95.5 and 98.3 in Jamestown,ND area flip calls, 92.7 KFAB-ND drops "MyFM" SHUFFLE for C&W, 990 KAYL-IA goes SPO:ESPN, 94.7 WOFM-WI drops OLD for RHY "Wild 94-7", 1160 KHPP-IA goes OLD dumping SPO:ESPN and 1360 WWOW-OH reverts to OLD format, dropping short sas TALKer.
9-05: 166 AM tips, 184 FM tips: a record, 00 TV tips
TFs: 880 1570 TFM:101 Mhz TS:MO
NEWS: Internet birthday for DX-midAMerica. Went from bulletin to net in 1997.
Format/call flips: 94.7 WZZN-IL goes OLD, dumping ROCK, 1550 KAPE-MO goes TALK, dropping NOS, 1410 CKSL-ON now NOS dropping OLD, 97.5 WJIM-MI goes Top40 dumping OLD, 104.7 WDDW-WI now SS, was C&W, 106.3 KZLK-SD now "MaxFM" SHUFFLE, turning off "Light," 890 KDJQ-ID goes SS dumping OLD and new 1070 KVKK-MN is on w/C&W
8-05: 92 AM tips, 159 FM tips, 22 TV tips
TFs: 860 1580 TFM:100 Mhz TS:MS
NEWS: 810 KLDC-CO daytime site goes up, tip #31,000 added. 12th annual Madison-Milwaukee GTG was held.
Format/call flips: 105.1 KQBL-MT goes AdultSHUFFLE, 1470 KWSL-IA goes SS:LaPreciosa, 101.1 WUPY-MI cranks to 100,000 watts, 102.9 WHQG-WI now "102-9 the Hog" as "Lazer 103" is re-invented, 98.3 WYBL-OH drpos stunting for C&W, 107.1 KMGK-MN now Smooth Jazz, 1270 WUCO-OH now REL:EWTN dumping C&W and 630 CFCY-PEI and 720 CHTN-PEI request FM freqs, leaving the AM band, sadly.
7-05: 41 AM tips, 300 FM tips, 30 TV tips
TFs: 830 1570 TFM:99 Mhz TS:MN
NEWS: 910 WFDF at new Carleton,MI site and many updates to the website!
Format/call flips: 106.7 WHTO-MI goes OLD, 970 WZAM goes SPO:ESPN, as AP All News format dies, 1490 WESL-IL now R&B OLD, 1480 KLEE-IA goes OLD dumping TALK, 590 WJMS-MI now OLD C&W dropping TALK and 1050 WLIP-WI goes OLD dropping NOS.
6-05: 22 AM tips, 154 FM tips, 16 TV tips
TFs: 860 1580 TFM:98 Mhz TS:MI
NEWS: Lousy AM-FM dx conditions.
Format/call flips: 1400 KCOG-IA goes OLD, TWO new FMs in Minot area: 94.9 KTZU and 102.9 KWGO, 97.5 WEFG-MI dumps C&W for SPO:ESPN and 640 WMFN-MI drops TALK for UrbAC.
5-05: 78 AM tips, 84 FM tips
TFs: 1160 1570 TFM:97 Mhz TS:MA-PA
NEWS: Many, many pages were updated.
Format/call flips: 1250 WGL-IN drops SPO for NOS, 1160 KNEI-IA here from 1140, 890 KDJQ-ID now on w/OLD, 92.7 KFAB-ND drops C&W for SHUFFLE as "MyFM", 96.9 KAML-WY now ROCK dropping Top40.
4-05: 162 AM tips, 27 FM tips
TFs: 1050 1580 TFM:96 Mhz TS:LA
NEWS: vacations coming up with less AM dx expected.
Format/call flips: 1380 KJUA-WY now SS dropping OLD, in Omaha, SPOrts goes from 1490 to 590 and NOS from 590 to 1490, 93.1 WDRQ-MI drops Top40 for SHUFFLE and 1490 KRIB-IA dumps OLD C&W for OLD.
3-05: 411 AM tips, 0 FM tips, 0 TV tips
TFs: 680 1570 TFM:95 Mhz TS:KS
NEWS: Our best March ever for AM DX tips! Two radios are now out of production: The Drake R8B and the Icom IC-R75. DX tip #30,000 was published.
Format/call flips: 100.3 KLSK-MT now Contemporary Christian "K-Love", 1520 KOLM-MN now SPO:ESPN dropping TALK, 1400 KRPL-ID dumps NOS for oldies, 1450 WDXR-KY now Urban Contemporary, 104.5 WGLD-IN drops oldies for HotAC as "Jack FM", 101.9 WLDR-MI now C&W, dropping AC, 1440 WNFL-WI goes SPO:FOX, dumping TALK and 100.5 WTLX-WI goes SPO:FOX, dropping TALK.
2-05: 334 AM tips, 5 FM tips, 0 TV tips
TFs: 770 1580 TFM:94 Mhz TS:IA
NEWS: We welcomed Joseph Thompson-AL as a new reporter. Denver's new number one station is SS 1280-KBNO. Old timers (like your editor) will remember this as Top40 KTLK.
Format/call flips: 590 WLVA-VA, 970 WRKN-MS, 1440 KETX-TX and 1490 KXLQ-IA go silent, 1360 WLBK-IL drops AC for TALK, 100.1 WVIB-MI is EX:WSHN, 101.1 CKXA-MB dumps Top40 for C&W as "101FM the FARM", 680 WJCE-TN goes TALK, dumping NOS as "Easy 680" and 105.3 CKTG-ON dumps Top40 and the CJLB calls for Cl ROCK.
1-05: 253 AM tips, 7 FM tips, 0 TV tips
TFs: 540 1570 TFM:93 Mhz TS:IN
NEWS: Added monthly breakouts of all graveyard frequencies. In other words, 1230, 1240, 1340, 1400, 1450 and 1490 will have target list info updated every month!
DX Tip #29,000 was noted.
Format/call flips: 1240 WMFG-MN now NOS dropping SPO:SNR, 107.7 KLCX-MN now Cl HITS dropping OLD, 100.1 WSHN-MI drops Top40 for UrbanAC, 98.3 WRUP-MI drops OLD for Cl ROCK, 100.7 WOBE-MI drops OLD for Cl HITS and 1310 WDTW-MI [EX:WXDX] is now Air AMerica Talk.
12-04:287 AM tips, 6 FM tips, 0 TV tips
TFs: 1210 1490 1580 TFM:92 Mhz TS:IL
NEWS:Yearend wrap-up: Most months were above average for AM DX. Our best month ever for FM was July,2004 with 687 FM DX tips reported. Also had our best September for FM with 148 reports filed!
Format/call flips: 1320-KLWN KS goes TALK, 99.1&1230 WIKB FM-AM MI go 24h, 1250 WEMP WI becomes WSSP, 1440 WPRS IL drops TALK for OLD, many, many format changes in Aberdeen,SD due to sale of stations: 1560-KKAA goes REL, 1420 KGIM goes TALK dropping C&W, 94.9 KQAA drops OLD for REL "K-Love", 1280-KQKD goes REL dropping C&W, 106.7 KBFO goes HotAC dropping AC and 97.7 KNBZ drops HotAC for OLD.
Got all that?
11-04:283 AM tips, 14 FM tips, 11 TV tips
TFs: 560 1450 1570 TFM:91 Mhz TS:GA
NEWS:23rd bithday noted. Who da thunk?
Format/call flips: 1520 WHOW-IL goes News-Talk, 1490 KBUR-IA drops OLD for TALK, Longtime 1400 WQBH-MI goes to WDTK, 92.7 WAUN-WI drops FM TALK for Cl ROCK as "U-Rock", 1370 KWTL-ND (EX:KUND) now REL:EWTN, 560 WIND-IL goes TALK dropping SS.
10-04:324 AM tips, 53 FM tips, 0 TV tips
TFs: 570 1400 1580 TFM:90 Mhz TS:FL
NEWS:Freebies start in December. DX-midAMerica hats, t's or tote bags given away just for hot tipping! TA's still being reported! New message board slapped up.
Format/call flips: 1600 KZGX-MN now SS, was silent as KWOM. 98.7 WFGR-MI now OLD, WKLQ-MI moves from 94.5 to 107.3, 1260 WPNW-MI goes with NewsTalk, 1430 WRTH-MO dumps Real Oldies for NOS, 1330 WELW-OH drops OLD for TALK, 1400 WQBH-MI now TALK, dropping GOS.
9-04: 141 AM tips, 148 FM tips, 2 TV tips
TFs: 580 1340 1570 TFM:89 Mhz TS:CO
NEWS:Mexico begins testing IBOC on 690-XEN Mexico City, FM tips record broken for September with 148 tips. The old high was 113 in 2001. We celebrated our seventh birthday on the net. Canada says US IBOC will hurt reception of Canadian stations in Canadian borders.
Format/call flips: 980 KUPI-ID now OLD C&W dropping NOS, 910 KINA-KS now SS dumping OLD C&W, 97.3 WLTQ-WI goes 80s Rock as "97.3 the Brew". Was "Lite 97.3" for years. 1230 WTPG-OH goes talk, dropping oldies as WCOL.1520 KOMA-OK is no more. It's now KOKC. 900 WATK-WI and 1570 WLKD-WI go SPO:ESPN.
8-04: 21 FM tips, 0 TV tips, 72 AM tips
TFs: 1190 1240 1580 TFM:88 Mhz TS:AL
NEWS: A rather quiet dx month with no action at all on FM or TV and AM picking up at the end of the month.
Format/call flips: 1490 WIGM-WI goes SPO:ESPN, 98.9 KAAK-MT goes HotAC from AC, 1180 WGAB-IN goes GOS, was TALK and before that a lively oldies format, 1090 KBOZ-MT goes TALK dropping classic country and 1430 WQOQ-WI is no longer silent. Back on //95.3 WGMO, one of the best classic rock stations around!
7-04: 687 FM tips, 30 TV tips, 22 AM tips
TFs: 1180 1230 1570 TFM:107 Mhz TS:WY
NEWS: Our best month ever for dx tips, besting any previous AM or FM records! 3 days of over 100 reports: July 7,8 and 29. We welcomed new reporters Chris Bubb and Chris Kadlec, both from Michigan. New features added to homepage: message board, grapics and more links.
Format/call flips: 95.9 WWWI-FM now TALK, ex:KBKK with C&W, 1480 KRAE-WY now OLD C&W, dropping News-Talk, 1350 KBRX-IA now Cl ROCK, dropping oldies, 1340 KIJV-SD now SoftOLD dumping oldies/talk, 1290 CFRW-MB much improved oldies now that KY-58 (CKY) is silent.
6-04: 48 FM tips, 12 TV tips, 31 AM tips
TFs: 1220 1490 1580 TFM:106 Mhz TS:WI
NEWS: Without a doubt, a bad start to summer, with storms/lightning every other day on AM, very little tropo/Es on FM or TV and we had numbers that were below averages for all three bands. Message board provider shutting down in August.
Format/call flips: 970-CBZ in NB to leave AM for FM 99.5 soon, new 93.1 KGCX now on in Sidney,MT, 900 WFRO-OH now off for good so 910 WFDF-MI can pump up power, 1400 KCOW-NE now OLD dropping C&W, 1390 WGRB-IL is the old WGCI and 92.3 KQRK-MT flips to Top40.
5-04: 61 AM tips:3rd best May.
TFs: 590 1450 1570 TFM:105 Mhz TS:WV
NEWS: DX tip #27,000 was received.
Format/call flips: 97.3 WEEG-MI goes HotAC as "97.3 JoeFM", 1330 WMNN-MN is no more! Calls are now WLOL and REL, dropping the all news format, 93.7 WLSL-WI drops oldies for classic hits, 1370 WLJW MI is the old WKJF. It's now REL, 1480 WJBM-IL now talk, dropping oldies, 105.7 WXCX-WI now classic hits, dumping oldies, while 1490 CFPS-ON has an application for FM.
4-04: 125 AM tips:3rd best April.
TFs: 1070 1400 1580 TFM:104 Mhz TS:SouthWest
NEWS: Idaho was added to our HOT-List lineup.
Format/call flips: 1600 KWOM-MN goes silent pending a recent sale, 1230 WCWA-OH goes SPO:FOX, dropping its shortlived talk format, 100.3 KLSK-MT now OLD C&W and 99.5 KKMA-IA now Classic Rock dropping Oldies.
3-04: 155 AM tips:4th best March.
TFs: 1510 1340 1570 TFM:103 Mhz TS:The West
NEWS: There was a new TIS in Detroit on 1670. Freebie #3 was run. DX-midAMerica.com sun visors were sent out to those who requested them. Our way of saying "thank you" for contributing!
Format/call flips: 1580 KNIM-MO goes all news, 1540 WBCO-OH goes oldies, 95.9 WHOW-FM in IL now SoftAC(ww1) after being silent, 1520 KRHW-MO drops SoGos for classic C&W, Bismarck,ND gets another Top40 as 97.5 KKCT (Hot 97-5) goes against longtime Top40 "Y93," 98.5 KQKQ Omaha drops Top40, 100.5 WTCF-MI drops it for RHY OLD, as does 107.9 WYCO in Wausau,WI for classic hits. 1270 KLXX-ND drops NOS for TALK and oldies are replaced on 95.9 KIIK-IA with HotAC(&ABC) as "Hot96FM."
2-04: 279 AM tips. 3rd best February.
TFs: 790 1240 1580 TFM:102 Mhz TS:VA
NEWS: The My Doom virus had run its course and all was well by mid-February!
Format/call flips: 1520 WHOW-IL now SPO;SNR, 1590 WTVB-MI now OLD, dropping NOS, 590 WJMS-MI is TALK, dropping longtime C&W format, NEW 99.9 WPIQ-MI now on with TALK, 99.5 WYSS-MI drops Top40 for HotAC, 1270 WKBF-IL dumps NOS for OLD C&W, 1080 KNDK-ND adds night service, 107.1 WFON-WI is ex:KFIZ-FM and 1390 WRIG-WI reverets to NOS dumping TALK.
1-04: 306 AM tips. 4th best January. 2 FM and 0 TV tips.
TFs: 1290 1230 1570 TFM:101 Mhz TS:UT
NEWS: 580-CKY Winnipeg,MB to leave the air. Oldest MB station is now simulcasting its new FM, Star 102.3, and the AM will sign off in about 3 months. On the 27th, the "My Doom" virus was first noticed, playing havoc with the mailboxes of many. We'll see how long this one lasts.
Format/call flips: 1470 KWAY-IA now OLD C&W, dumping SoftAC format it had for about 6 months, 1430 WION-MI is silent, 97.7 KLGR-MN now HotAC, 1580 KAMI and 104.5 KAMI-FM-NE are silent, 96.7 KISN-MT now Top40. Was HotAC as KSCY, 104.1 WMLL-IL now NOS as "Red@104.1" for St.Louis, 1530 WLSP-MI now NOS dumping Talk, 950 KSNB-MN now BIZ days and SPO:SNR nights and 950 WCLB-WI now SPO:ESPN dropping it's OLD format and "Cool 950" handle.
12-03: 566 AM tips. 2nd best December ever. 11 FM and 0 TV tips.
TFs: 1280 1490 1580 TFM:100 Mhz TS:TX
NEWS: December was not only our second best December ever, but our second best month ever for AM DX reports. This goes back to 1981! Format flips was moved from Saturday to Wednesday and the "local page" (listing all midAMerica GY stations) moved from Wednesday to Saturday. A new "discussion" message board was added. Now we have three message boards.
Format/call flips: 92.7 KFAB-ND goes OLD C&W as "Outlaw Radio 92.7", 1510 WLKR-OH dumps NOS for OLD, 103.9 KVMI-ND dumps OLD for AC, 980 WONE and simulcast 1340 WIZE-OH dump NOS for SPO:FOX, 106.9 WMOZ-MN now OLD dumping C&W and 3 new X-BANDERS went on in December: 1650 KBIV-TX, 1660 WFNA-NC and 1640 KMMZ-OK.
11-03: 357 AM tips. 3rd best November ever. 6 FM and 1 TV tip.
TFs: 1430 1450 1570 TFM:99 Mhz TS:SD
NEWS: Sunspots/solar activity played havoc with the band in early November and late November. Welcome to Tom Doty from MN, our latest Hot Tipper! Our front page was laid out a little differently with the Hot Pages being closer together, thus more info can fit on the home page. QSL, longform and format flip pages now are laid out a bit better. We also celebrated birthday #22!
Format/call flips: 830-WCSN IL to go REL, dumping SPO:SNR, 1270-WWCA IN back on w/REL, 1210-KKHI WY returns to the air w/OLD, 1460-WBOG WI now OLD while 94.5 WTMB WI is C&W. Both calls and formats were flipped. 98.3-KRKQ IA goes TALK, 1460-KXPN now SPO:ESPN, dumping NOS and KKPR callswhile 880-CHQT AB dumps OLD for AC. No more "Cool 880". Now it's "880 Joe AM".
10-03: 397 AM tips. Best October ever!
Tenth best AM DX month in DX-midAMerica records.
8 FM and 4 TV tips.
TFs: 1530 1400 1580 TFM:98 Mhz TS:SC
NEWS: Very, very good
for most of the month! Two new Ex-Banders: 1690-WSWK and 1690-WRLL.
Format/call flips: 1570-WBGX IL EX:WBEE, 1400 WNGB EX:WDUZ, 95.1 KSQY-SD dumps ClROCK for Adult Alt, 104.9 WKQH-WI now rock, 580 CKY-MB to move to FM 102.3 by 8-8-04. Already on FM testing. This is/was MB's oldest radio station. 1660-KQWB now News-Talk, dumping NOS and 1690 WRLL-IL now on w/OLD.
9-03: 236 AM tips. 2nd best September ever! 52 FM, 0 TV tips.
TFs: 1470 1340 1570 TFM:97 Mhz TS:OK
NEWS: New reporter Wayne H from KS. Kent Winrich warns of fake E-Bay e-mails asking for info. Not from E-Bay. Don't respond. Hoax! 600 WSNL Flint MI has 3 of 4 towers down. DX tip #24,000 posted and we celebrated birthday #6 on the net!
Format/call flips: Two new Top40's in Waterloo: 92.3 KKHQ (Q92.3) and 99.3 KWAY (Y99.3), 1380 KJJL WY moved from 1370, 92.7 KGFX SD now HotAC giving Pierre,SD two HotACs!
8-03: 77 AM tips.
269 FM tips! 2nd best FM DX month in our records!
9 TV DX Tips!
TFs: 1540 1240 1580 TFM:96 Mhz TS:OK
NEWS: TV information added listing slogans, etc for midAMerica markets. Patrick Griffith sends in many vacation reports and Michael Procop logs #1000 on FM!
Format/call flips: 610 WDAF Kansas City to go SPO, while C&W goes to FM, 560 WRDT Monroe,MI EX:WLLZ, 1220 WMGT Stillwater,MN EX:WEZU, 92.7 WAUN Kewaunee,WI dumps C&W for talk and two new stations go on: 105.5 WUSP Nekoosa,WI is oldies and 106.3 WPLT Spooner,WI is C&W.
7-03: 13 AM tips.
254 FM tips! 5th best FM DX month in our records! 27 TV DX Tips! Now in a 3 way tie for 8th best TV DX month!
TFs: 1090 1230 1570 TFM:95 Mhz TS:OH
NEWS: TV stats were added showing best months and averages of summer months. Added local channels page to our "changed daily" section. Graveyard info will be changed weekly vs. monthly.
Format/call flips: 1690 WHTE CP new city: Berwyn,IL from Johnston City, 105.5 WADW-MI now silent but 2b Rel:EWTN, 94.3 KULO-MN now oldies, new 93.1 WHIT-WI is classic hits, 1430 WRTH-MO now oldies, dumping NOS and 1240 KBIZ-IA is talk dropping oldies.
6-03: 56 AM tips. Our 4th best June!
158 FM tips. 3rd best June for FM reports! 39 TV DX Tips, our best June ever!
TFs: 1350 1490 1580 TFM:94 Mhz TS:ND
NEWS: New reporters: Justin Grenier (FL) and Tom Kraft (MT) reported for the first time!
Format/call flips: 1430 WQOQ Durand WI and 640 CFOB ON added to silent list, 1680 WDSS Ada-Grand Rapids flips to Disney from Urban AC, while 1140 WJNZ Kentwood MI is now UrbanAC dropping NOS, 94.7 KNSG Springfield,MN now Classic Hits, dropping C&W, 98.9 KFLW St.Robert,MO joins the Top40 ranks, dumping Classic Rock, 1600 KLGA Algona IA now OLD C&W dropping its long simulcast of HotAC from KLGA-FM. A shocker as 106.5 KFMC Fairmont MN drops HotAC for Classic Rock.
5-03: 57 AM tips. Our 3rd best May ever! 66 FM tips. 6th best May for FM reports! FM passes AM!
TFs: 1360 1450 1570 TFM:93 Mhz TS:NY
NEWS: Lake Superior and Michigan Circle Tour info added. Will include AM-FM and tourist info. This is on our homepage.
Format/call flips: 1270 WXYT-MI now SPO:ESPN dropping SNR, 1230 WFXN-IL now SPO:FOX, 1490 KBUR-IA dumps NOS for OLD, 94.9 KCPI-MN now Classic Rock, 1390-KXSS-MN goes SPO:FOX and 1010 WSPT-WI drops SPO:ESPN and goes all TALK.
4-03: 84 AM tips. Our 4th best April ever!
TFs: 1270 1400 1580 TFM:92 Mhz TS:NE
NEWS: GYDX and flea power pages added. Now one can look up individual loggings over several months without going through months and months of dx tips! QSL #2000 was posted to our website.
Format/call flips: 95.9 WKSZ-WI drops Top40, going HotAC, 1250 WSPL-IL now NOS, dropping talk, 102.5 KDVL-ND goes oldies, dumping AC, 98.3 WRIK-IL drops Top40, going satellite HotAC, New "Fox" in Northern Michigan: 92.5 Atlanta and 94.3 Leland. Now Classic Hits, dumping C&W. 94.1 WIAL WI drops Top40 for HotAC, 1340 KIJV adds Talk & SPO:SNR to its satellite OLD format, 1090 KTGO OH drops live C&W for the bird and 1450 KYNT SD is now AC dumping OLDies.
3-03: 207 AM tips. Our 3rd best March ever!
TFs: 960 1340 1570 TFM:91 Mhz TS:NE
NEWS: Not much. Help with UNIDS now is added to the website, rather than each person individually. This way, one might get different answers and more help. "HQ" temperature and city links were yanked.
Format/call flips:1370-KGNO KS to talk dropping oldies, 710-KXMR ND now FOX sports, with TALK moving to 550-KFYR, 1420-WJUB WI dumps REL for NOS, 1090-XEPRS to SPORTS and 1360-WGEE WI now WTAQ.
2-03: 426 AM tips, our second best February, and seventh best month since 1981!. 12 FM tips!
TFs: 1300 1240 1580 TFM:90 Mhz TS:N-East
NEWS:Nan Wyatt of KMOX and earlier at WBBM killed. 1150-KCUV CO goes dark. Two new dx tests announced! 910 WEPG TN and 1420 WKWN GA to test for DX-midAMerica, thanks to CE Phil Patton.
Format/call flips:92.5 WBYC/94.3 WBYB in No.Michigan dump c&w for classic hits, 920 KWYS/92.9 KEZQ in MT go silent, 107.9 WCZW in Charlevoix now on //107.5 WCCW with oldies, 98.7 WGLI in Hancock MI now on. The "Rockin' Eagle" is sister to "Eagle Country 105.7 " WCUP in L'Anse, 1520 KOMA OK drops oldies for news-talk, and 99.1 CJZZ in Winnipeg MB now on with jazz.
1-03: 250 AM tips, our fifth best January!
January dx-wise started and ended slow. Lousy conditions. 0 FM tips!
TFs: 1170 1230 1570 TFM:89 Mhz TS:MT
NEWS:Format flips plus "now on" and "silent" lists have been combined into one page for easier navigation. Everything now on one page. New AddFreeStats link added showing people visit DX-midAMerica.com from all over the World. Recent visitors were from Finland, Sweden, Motorola and Ford Motor Company! Neat! AllTheWeb search engine added on the home page as was a "fun & games" page, the Message Board and our weekly DX quiz! FCC/CRTC info returned to the homepage also.
Format/call flips:710 KUET in AZ, widely dx'ed in late 2002, flipped to SS, in Illinois, trimulcasters WKIE WKIF WDEK all go SS, silent 1540 WKKM-MI returns with classic country, 1430 WQOQ-WI (ex WRDN) returns to the air and 1550 WZRK-WI comes back on with REL:EWTN. 1400 WEEP-MN goes silent. 1390 WRIG-WI goes talk and 1410 WNWZ-MI flips to SS. 1530 WSAI-OH goes oldies and 1650 KBJD-CO relaunches as "KNUS2." Oldies 1290 in Winnipeg still oldies but is now CFRW, dumping CFST calls. 1580 WTTN-WI goes oldies as "1580-The Goose."
12-02: 402 AM tips, our third best December ever! 7th best AM month to date! 11 FM tips!
TFs: 970 1490 1580 TFM:88 Mhz TS:MO
NEWS: Atlantic Canada Hot Lists added. Rare DX added near the bottom of the homepage, listing rare areas of US/Canada with the latest logging, daypart and a link to that logging. Tip #22000 received! "New to the hobby" link added. FM added to Wyoming and lower part of Michigan added to MI Hot List, formerly having info on Upper Peninsula only.
LA TA and TP Slogan Lists added. Format Flips Archives and abbreviations lists added. AM loggings broken down to domestic, LW (longwave, under 530 kHz), LA (Latin AMerica/Pan-AM), and TA (Trans Atlantic.) Calendar added to the home page. Jeff Ball logged #800: 1330-KVOL!
Format/call flips: 1080 KYMN-MN drops live AC for NOS, 710 WDSM WI Back to Sports:ESPN, was talk. 1210 KKHI WY silent and longtime C&W outlet, 570 WNAX SD goes news/talk.
11-02: 481 AM tips, our best November ever! 3rd best AM month to date! 9 FM tips!
TFs: 1390 1450 1570 TFM:107 Mhz TS:MN
NEWS: DX-midAMerica celebrates birthday #22!
Format/call flips: 95.9 WHOW FM, 1520 WHOW-IL silent, 1500 WPJX-IL now oldies, 104.7 KDAM ND goes on the air with rock, 1230 WCWA OH dumps NOS for talk+sports, 1380 WDLW OH dumps SS for oldies,
1410 WLAS now C&W//FM, 1640-WKSH WI is Disney, 1480 WLMV WI now SS, 1170 WFDL WI was WMRH.
10-02: 262 AM tips, our best October ever! 24 FM tips!
TFs: 910 1400 1580 TFM:106 Mhz TS:MI
NEWS:Eric Berger-MI got QSL #200! On our home page, "Other DX" yanked. Now DX is listed as AM DX, LA DX, TA DX, FM DX and TV DX. LA is Latin American DX while TA is Trans Atlantic DX. I-70's listings added to travel pages.
Format/call flips:1310-WTTL KY now SPO:FOX, 910-KJJQ SD now talk/SPO:ESPN dumping oldies, 1480-WLMV WI now SS. Remember this as Top40 WISM years ago? 560-KLZ now SPO:ESPN, 1550-WSHN MI is silent, 107.9-WYCO WI goes Top40, 950-WCLB WI goes oldies dumping NOS and 89.5 WNCB MN here from 89.3.
9-02: 222 AM tips, 2nd best September! 76 FM tips!
TFs: 1260 1340 1570 TFM:105 Mhz TS:MA-PA
NEWS: Tip #21,000 was published, top gy's for Sept 2002- Sept 2002 were 1450, 1490, 1240, 1230, 1340 and 1400. Stephen Monnik-LA was our newest Hot Tipper!
Format/call flips: New 96.3 KACZ in KS is Top40, 1260 KIMB NE is silent, 1450 WNBY MI goes OLD C&W dropping talk. All CHUM group stations in Canada drop "Team" sports. Most go to oldies, including 1050-CHUM, 1290-CFST, 1090-CKKW, 1380-CKLC. The "Team" format began April 1, 2001.
8-02: 185 AM tips, 172 FM tips!
TFs: 1320 1240 1570 TFM:104 Mhz TS:LA
NEWS: IBOC tests at 700-WLW. Buzz-boards gone. Canadian CFL and High School FB lists added.
New contributor: Neil Kazaross.
Format/call flips: 870 WINU IL here from 1560, 96.7 KVMI-ND reverts to oldies, 910 WFDF MI to Disney, many MN ND and SD AM's flip to sports, including 1230 KYSM MN, 1280 KVOX-MN and 1440 KKXL ND. 106.7 WDTW MI dumps "Alice" for "Drive."
7-02: 82 AM tips, 12 FM tips!
TFs: 1330 1230 1570 TFM:103 Mhz TS:KS
NEWS: FAQ and National/World news pages added.
Format/call flips:950 WXLW IN to ESPN sports dropping REL, 1290 WHNE Saline MI takes the familiar "Honey Radio" moniker, long at 560 in the Detroit area.
6-02: AM and FM records broken! 86AM and 267FM tips!!
TFs: 1460 1490 1580 TFM:102 Mhz TS:KS
NEWS: AZ fires mean some stations on with emergency broadcasts, Eric Berger nails QSL #500 while Michael Procop gets #1000!
Format/call flips: 1570-KHPN CO now talk, 107.1 WFMP MN now on with talk. Was WIXK-FM in WI. Historic KFGO-FM calls gone. Now KKBX. New Top40 in Thunder Bay: "Hot 105" (CJLB).
5-02: 127 AM TIPS, a new AM record for May!
TFs: 1520 1450 1570 TFM:101 Mhz TS:AR
NEWS: DX-midAMerica.com rated #9 site in the World for DX-Listening information, according to Google search engine. Wow!
Format/call flips: 1210-WLDR MI dumps WWJR calls, 1170-KVOO OK now KFAQ, 94.3 in Chatham ON now CKSY AC, while 95.1 in Chatham now CKUE with Rock, flipping calls and formats May 4th, 1560 WATJ OH now sports and 102.1 WRKU now AdCon, dumping oldies
4-02: 173 AM tips! Our best April ever! 73 FM Tips, a new April record!
TFs: 1020 1400 1580 TFM:100 Mhz TS:UT
NEWS: Allen Standard-MS and Chris Arroyo-OH were our newest reporters. Regional News-Weather page updated quite a bit and travel ideas page was added.
Format/call flips: 105.7 WFXJ in OH now on with Classic Rock, 1580-WKKD IL flips to SS, 970-KXTP WI now Talk-Sports, dumping Disney. 1210-KLDU flips back to oldies as KKHI. 710-WDSM WI goes talk, dropping sports, 107.7 KBMX Duluth MN still HotAC, but using MIX 108 handle, dropping "Point." 92.7-KULW ND goes c&w dropping oldies. 640-WHLO Akron now //98.1 WKDD HotAC and 99.7 WLYD Sturgeon Bay flips to Dance Top40 as "Wild 99.7"
3-02: 260 AM tips! Our second best March! 13 FM Tips, a new March record!
TFs: 930 1340 1580 TFM:99 Mhz TS:KY
NEWS: New Travel Lists were added. The listings cover the main roads in midamerica. Listings are for AM and/or FM and include many states/provinces along each highway. Nice for travel. Updated on Thursdays.
Format/call flips: 96.3-WCJZ Sauk City-Madison goes jazz, 1470-KWSL IA goes FOX sports dumping oldies, 1490-KQDS MN goes CNN news and 99.9-CFWM MB goes 80's/90's hits as "Bob 99.9."
2-02: 263 AM tips! An above average month!
TFs: 1370 1240 1580 TFM:98 Mhz TS:AZ
NEWS: Our 1,000th QSL tip was posted! Wow! 1620 WDHP Virgin Islands hits the air as does 91.7 WSUM WI!
Format/call flips: 1430 WRDN WI goes off, tho will return, 97.9 WIHC MI drops C&W for Classic Rock as "the Bear", 101.9 KLTQ NE now Lite Rock 101.9, was Classic Rock as KZFX.
1260 KBRH LA goes Top40. An AM Top40 in 2002? Wow! 1520 WDMN OH operating as a daytimer.
1-02: 558 AM tips! Our second best month!
TF:900 1490 1580 TFM:97 Mhz TS:MT
NEWS: Tip #19000 was logged this month. We are now doing three AM target frequencies each month! A regular frequency, a graveyard and 1570/1580 rotating every other month. In this fashion the gy channels will be done 2 times per year!
Format/call flips: 850-WAIT IL goes talk, 1570-WAPL WI gone forever! To return as WSCO with sports. 94.9 KLCH Lake City, MN now on with HotAC
12-01: 603 AM tips! Our best month ever, breaking any previous records for any month!
TF:1250 TFM:96 Mhz TS:FL
NEWS: We now have two domain names: DX-midAMerica.com and DXMW.com. DXMW reflects the medium wave focus of mid-west part of the North American continent, thus DXMW. The main message board was renamed the hype board, to hype your totals, dx or how you got a station. Musings if you will! We welcomed James Niven-TX as our latest hot tipper!
Format/call flips: 1340 KCKN-KS now FOX sports, 1140 WKWM MI now NOS& dropping R&B oldies. 1550 WTUX WI now NOS. Was WHIT and sports.640 WHLO OH sold to Clear Channel. Watch for changes! 1670-WRNC GA flips format again. Now URB GOS //1280 WLCG. "The Light."
11-01: 309 AM tips! Our 3rd best November! So-so conditions.
TF:1570, 1580. TS:IA
NEWS: Home page re-jiggled a bit. FCC AM Query link added. DX-midAMerica starts 21st year!
Format/call flips: 105.3 WFZH Mukwonago signs on w/Contemp Christian music. 105.5 WFBZ now //1570 WKBH ESPN programming, 106.5 WRWK-OH now Modern Rock. 1620 WDND-IN is the old WHLY. WHLY calls go to 1580. 1560 WGLB-WI goes 24h. WMFN-MI KHND-ND sold
10-01: 261 AM tips! Best October ever!
TFs:920, 95 Mhz. TS:SD
NEWS: Propogation links added to longform page and after trying to divide AM tip areas into 15 day pages vs 30, a special vote was taken: 30 day pages go back. Also, CLT was kept in as the reporting time. After all, this is MID-AMerica!
Format/call flips: 560 KLZ Denver drops oldies for female format, 1310-WCCW+1370-WFJF MI go ESPN, dropping NOS, 1260-WXCE Amery WI goes talk dropping oldies and 106.1 KOQL Columbia MO flips to Top40. Also, 99.5-WNGE Negaunee MI goes oldies (WW1), 104.1-KZLT Grand Forks goes 80s/90s as "Z104", 570-WMAM Marinette WI goes "ESPN570" and 94.5-WLRW Champaign IL reverts to Top40. WBOW-WZZQ-WBUZ in Terre Haute IN and KFMZ Columbia MO ordered off the air by the FCC.
9-01: 312 AM tips! 113 FM tips! Both are new records.
TFs:1480, 94 Mhz. TS:SC
NEWS: 1680 Monroe LA goes on!
Format/call flips:94.7 WZZN IL flips to alternative, 970-KBUL MT News-Talk, 1530-WMBE WI now ESPN1530
8-01: 134 FM tips! 144 AM tips! No records here. Little trop/Es this month.
TFs:1490, 93 Mhz. TS:OK
NEWS:Barry Davies-UK and Paul LaFreniere from MN are our newest HOT TIPPERS! Tip #17000 is posted.
Format/call flips:1220-WHKC ex:WHK, 100.7 KGBZ Harwood-Fargo, 99.5 WNGE Negaunee MI, and 99.9 WDRK Cornell-Eau Claire now on! 99.7 WXAJ Hillsboro IL now "Kiss FM" Top40, 1290 WHGR MI silent, 1450 and 1560 in Joplin MO flip calls, 97.1 WBNS OH now HotAC, 102.9 WING-FM OH now Urban "Hot 102.9" and 93.5 WKMJ-FM MI now HotAC, dumping WMPL-FM calls and // after recent sale.
7-01: 175 FM tips! 75 AM tips! A July FM record! AM was above average.
TFs:1450, 92 Mhz. TS:OH
Format flips: 105.7 WCUP MI remains c&w after sale. Now "Eagle Country," KXPO moves from 106.7 to 100.9 in ND, 1440-WMAX MI was silent, but back on w/REL. Cleveland changes still continue! 92.9-WJZQ MI now jazz. Was WKJF. 105.1-WMGC MI now AC.
6-01: 76 AM tips! 175 FM tips! A June FM record! AM was above average!
TFs:1340, 91 Mhz. TS:ND
NEWS:Homepage redesigned a bit. 1640-KBJA UT now on.
Format flips:630-WDGY and 740-WMIN MN both flip formats, but not calls. Cleveland OH still changing as 1220-WKNR goes to 850 and 1220 to be WHK with REL plus more on FM! 1270-WWCA IN silent. 920-WMPL/93.5 WMPL-FM MI now talk & sports (at night), 1310-KEIN MT now NOS.
5-01: 80 AM tips! 189 FM tips! Both May records!
TFs:1340, 90Mhz. TS:NC
NEWS: Tip #16000 received! Added HOT Lists of IL, IN, KS, OH, MB and ON. New reporter: Terry Palmersheim-MT. 840-CJXX AB, 1220-CJOC AB and 1170-CKGY AB to move to FM. Cleveland shakeup continues!
Format flips: 1340-KTOQ SD now talk, 1310-KOCR MO silent, 1600-KCRG IA now sports, 1050-CHUM ON and all Chum group stations (CFAC, CKST, CFST, CJCH, CLC, CKPT, CKKW, CKGM) go sports as the "Team!" 1390-KKSO IA silent, 1090-WMUS MI now News-Talk 1090. WMPL FM/AM, in MI, sold.
4-01: 130 AM tips, 68 FM tips! Both records for April!
TFs:1240, 89 Mhz. TS:NE
NEWS:Cleveland OH to swap many frequencies.
102.3-WAUH WI now on.
Format flips:1480-WFXW IL silent, 100.1-KDWD ex KEMB. Still "Hot 100"
3-01: 401 AM tips, a new March record!
TFs:1230, 88 Mhz TS:NY
NEWS: Arthur Jackson wrote interesting info on propogation. 1680-KAVT CA first reported by SA-MB!
Format flips:1550-WAUX WI silent, 1280-WWTC MN now talk, 580-CKAP ON to go FM soon, 1590-WPVL WI now oldies
2-01: 479 AM tips, a new February record!
Our best month ever for am tips!
TFs:1390, 106Mhz, TS:NorthEast.
NEWS: New mail list up and running and new reporters John Mallery and Kelly Freeman!
Format flips:820 Chicago goes 1on1 sports, 1380-KCNW KS now SS, 1340-KKYD CO goes news-talk as KCFR. Was silent. 540-WZER WI beck to WYLO calls, 96.9-WNIZ now//WTMX Modern AC, 1090-CKWW ON goes sports soon, 880 and 1510 in Highland IL swap formats/calls.
1-01: 334 AM tips, a new January record! TFs:1590, 105 Mhz. TS:MO. NEWS:New reporter Bob Walker-MI. QSL pages, UP hot list totally wiped out. Format flips:103.5 Chicago goes top40, 100.1-WRHN WI gooes HotAC as "Hits 100.1," 1600-KAKK MN goes oldies.
12-00: 464 AM tips! 15 FM tips! Both were records. The 464 is our all time AM record. TSs:1080, 104FM, TS:MS.
Format flips: 1270-WXYT MI goes FOX Sports, 1150-WCEN MI silent, 106.9-WJMR and 98.3-WFMR, both Milwaukee, to flip frequencies. 107.1-KMOQ KS goes Top40.
11-00: 445 AM tips, not only a November AM high, but our all time AM high! 31 FM tips, a November record. TFs:1570, 1580 TS:MN. NEWS: New reporters Jeff Falconer-ON and Bob Klinger-PA. FORMAT FLIPS: 1350-KCHK MN now old c&w, 940-KXTK now sports and 1520-KOLM MN goes NOS
10-00: 139 AM logs, 256 FM tips, an October record! NEWS: New hot tippers JoeG-NY and Morris Sorensen-MB come on board! QSL page broken into 3 pages. AM cx were so-so. 1630-WRDW GA on. FORMAT FLIPS: 1510-WJKN MI silent, 101.3-WBFX was WCUZ-FM. Now "Fox" with classic rock. 100.1 WGLB-FM WI goes oldies.
09-00: 164 AM logs, 107 FM logs. Both September records! TF:1410 TFM:102 Mhz TS:MI. NEWS:Internet birthday #3. KQWB-ND moves from 1550 to 1660. 1510-WJKN MI silent. FORMATS/ETC: CIDR-ON goes AdCon as "Lite Rock 93-9FM" KLXS-SD now "KS-95" AdCon, was oldies, WCUZ-MI now classic rock, ex c&w.
08-00: 234 FM logs. 194 AM logs. Both August records! TF:1490 TFM:101 Mhz, TS:MA-PA. 1620-KBLI ID now on with talk as is 1700 Huntsville AL. WMAQ now gone, replaced by 670-WSCR. 970-WGTK Louisville ex:WLKY is news and talk. 100.5 WTCF Carrolton now "Mix 100." New home page put up and pulled down in four days: too confusing and too small to read.
07-00: 184 FM logs. 103 AM logs. This was our second best July ever (bested by 1999,) and our best July ever for AM reports! TF:1450 TFM:100, TS:KS. AM tips now arranged by date then frequency. ViaRDS feature added. 101.1 WUPY Ontanagon MI basically flips to Jones softAC, w/oldies in AM/PM drive. 1370 KDTH Dubuque IA goes NOS.
06-00: 88 FM logs. Second best JUNE ever. 70 AM logs! A JUNE record! TS: IN TS:1400 TFM:99 Mhz. 93.1 WNOU Indianapolis reverts to WNAP. 750 WWKK Petoskey MI now on w/oldies. 102.3 WVJM (ex WYAA) goes urban as "Hot 102", 106.9 KKJR Dassel MN now c&w as "Hit 106".
05-00: 97 FM loggings reported, a new MAY record, good for our 4th best FM month ever! 24 AM tips! TS: IL TS:1340 TFM:98 Mhz. QSL pages divided into 2 because of length (scrolling & scrolling.) Home page redone a bit. New HOT FM frequencies added showing the most reported freqs on FM! Currently 99.9 is #1. 790-KBME Houston lost 1 of 8 towers in a t-storm. 1310 WYUR Dearborn MI now //100.3 WNIC.
04-00: 47 AM loggings reported. TS:GA
TF:1240 TFM:97 Mhz. Voting says typewriter look of
tips gives way to more clear print (in tips, news, format areas). Links, longform
& MI tips pages totally wiped out, tho they were
later replaced (and better!) Plans to put QSL pages
into 2-3 pages, add 1-2 "scrapbooks" and highlight
recent tips on homepage announced. 98WSPT-FM Stevens Point reverts to Top40.
03-00: 139 AM loggings reported.
A new March record! TS:CO TF:1230 TFM:96 Mhz.
1620-KAZW College Station now on //1150 WTAW.
A late season TA opening noted. Several maps
added with county boundaries for easy
printouts! Formats:96.5 WKLK Clouque now
K96.5 w/AdCon, 1490 KORN Mitchell SD now
news/talk, 100.1 KEMB Emmitsburg noted with
"Hot 100" Top 40! Passed tip #12,0000 reported.
02-00: 185 AM loggings reported. Our
2nd best February ever! TS:AL TF:1480 TFM:95
Mhz. 1400-WDWS Champaign IL runs DX test for
DX-midAMerica. Eric Loy/WDWS reported several
reports including one from ON. That was 700
miles away! Format changes a plenty: 680 WDBC
MI now talk, ex oldies. 1490 KQDS now
NOS//KZIO, 98.3 WHCH MI now Oldies 98, while
WFXD Marquette goes c&w as B103. 93.7-WLSL WI
drops c&w for oldies. 1370 WLTH IN returns to
the air after being silent. 96.3 KARP MN has
been sold. This interesting station (c&w,
oldies & Hit 96 jingles) will flip formats.
01-00: 251 AM loggings reported!
This was our 7th best month ever and second
best January ever! TF:800,TFM:94 Mhz, TS:IN.
We welcomed two new reporters: Michael
Procop-OH and Brian Bergman-ON. A new feature
was added: the DX pulldown button on the
homepage. Now you could look up the latest
reports by state/province! LPFM passes the
FCC. Look for appeals. Format changes: 1490
KTOP KS was NOS, now Classic c&w, 107.1 WPVL
Plattville, WI to Classic Rock from
Oldies.95.1 KRVI Detroit Lakes MN-Fargo, ND
goes Soft AC. Was KGFX-rock. WRIT-FM emerges
in Milwaukee at 95.7