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Sunday December 31,2017
Here's a listing of stations reported for the FIRST TIME ever in 2017! First time since the inception of this effort since 1981. Of course some are new, not on the air a few years ago, but wow! Congrats to all of you, and more new logs in 2018! Thank you!
90.3 CJLR4 SK Regina 6-MI 7-MI <--FIRST REPORTED in 2017!!!
91.5 CKLQ MB Brandon 6-MB Q Country *FIRST REPORTED in 2017!
91.7 CBK3 SK Yorkton 6-MB CBC Radio 2 *FIRST REPORTED in 2017!
92.7 CHBD SK Regina "Big Dog 92-7" <--FIRST REPORTED in 2017!!!
92.9 CJRL5 SK Yorkton 6-MB *FIRST REPORTED in 2017!
93.3 CKSQ AB Stettler 6-AZ <--FIRST REPORTED in 2017!!!
93.3 CISV MB Swan River 7-MB <--FIRST REPORTED in 2017!!!
94.1 CHSJ NB St. John 7-MI <--FIRST REPORTED in 2017!!!
94.1 CBK-1 SK Saskatoon 7-MI <--FIRST REPORTED in 2017!!!
95.3 CFGW1 MB Swan River //CFGW Yorkton 6-MB AC *FIRST REPORTED in 2017!
96.9 CJXL MB Moncton 7-MB <--FIRST REPORTED in 2017!!!
97.1 CJBP MB Neepawa 6-MB "CJ97" *FIRST reported in 2017
98.5 CJJC SK Yorkton 6-MB *First REPORTED in 2017!
99.1 CJSB2 MB Benito //104.5 CJSB 6-MB <--FIRST REPORTED in 2017!
100.9 CIPM MB Peguis 7-MB <--FIRST REPORTED in 2017!!!
102.5 CBLA-FM-4 102.5 ON Shelburne 7-MI <--FIRST REPORTED in 2017!!!
102.7 CJFN MB Peguis 7-MB “Wolf 102.7” <--FIRST REPORTED in 2017!!!
103.5 CKHZ NS Halifax 7-MI "Hot Country 103.5"<--FIRST REPORTED in 2017!!!
104.5 CJSB MB Swan River 6-MB "CJ 104" ^FIRST REPORTED in 2017!
105.3 CBWW MB Baldy Mountain CBC Radio 1 //990 AM 7-MB <--FIRST REPORTED in 2017!!!
106.3 CIBS MB Marius/Sandy Bay 7-MB <--FIRST REPORTED in 2017!!!
107.5 CIWM MB Brandon 6-MB [ex 91.5] *FIRST reported in 2017
610 CUBA CMAN Guane 11-Twil Radio Rebelde <---First reported in 2017!
630 CUBA CMHC Camagüey 11-Twil Radio Progreso ex:730 <---First reported in 2017!
740 CUBA CMKO Sagua de Tanamo 11-Twil "Radio Angulo" <-FIRST REPORTED in 2017
990 MEXICO (XECL Mexicali) 4-OWL <--FIRST REPORTED 2017
1250 WRAY IN Princeton 2-SSS NewsTALK *
1650 KBJD CO Denver 2-SRS SS:R Luz *
1650 KSVE TX El Paso 2-SRS SS:ESPN Deportes *
1650 CINA ON Mississauga 3-SRS 3-SRS 3-Twil <--First reported in 2017!
660 WLOY VA Rural Retreat 1-Twil 2-SRS NOS *
760 WLCC FL Bandon-Tampa Bay SS:R.Luz *
860 KTRB CA San Francisco 4-OWL TALK *
960 KKNT AZ Phoenix 4-Twil TALK "Patriot" *
960 WDLM IL E.Moline 2-SSS *
960 KOVO UT Provo 4-Twil SPO:ESPN *
1260 KSML TX Lufkin 1-Twil *
1660 WCNZ FL Naples 2-SRS REL:Relevant *
670 KMZQ NV Las Vegas 4-OWL 6-SSS SPO "the Score" *
1070 WFLI TN Lookout Mountain-Chattanooga 10-SSS TALK *
1170 KYET AZ Golden Valley 4-SRS C&W *
1170 WRPM MS Polarville 10-SSS GOS *
1270 KGNM MO St.Joseph 2-SRS 2-SRS 3-SRS 4-SRS 12-SRS 12-SRS Cl HITS *
1370 WCOA FL Pensacola 2-SRS NewsTALK *
1580 WMVX MA Methuen 2-SSS Format:SS *
790 WBLO NC Thomasville 10000/26 1-SRS 2-SRS 2-SRS SS *
1090 KEXS MO Excelsior Springs 8000/--- 8-SRS REL:EWTN *
1190 WVUS WV Grafton 7-SRS REL:EWTN *
800 WTMR NJ cAMden 5-SSS REL *
800 WKBC NC North Wilkesboro 5-SSS C&W *
1000 WCCD OH Parma 2-SRS GOS *
1400 WMXF NC Waynesville 8-DAYS 2017 Eclipse DX *
610 KONA WA Kennewick-Richland-P 9-SRS 10-SRS *
1110 KDIS CA Pasadena 4-SRS *
720 KDWN NV Las Vegas 6-SSS * TALK
1220 KLPW MO Union 9-Twil *
1520 WDSL NC Mocksville 9-SSS SoGOS *
1630 WQEU865 OH Toledo 8-Twil I-75 traffic *
88.9 WDNA FL Miami 8-MI *
88.9 WLFH GA Claxton 8-MI *
88.9 KHII NM Cloudcroft 5-IL 24o w! *
88.9 WZOG NC Scotts Hill 6-IL *
89.1 KRLR LA Sulphur 8-MI *
89.1 KFLO LA Shreveport 6-MI *
89.1 KNNZ MN Hawley 8-MB *
89.1 KLJN ND Jamestown 7-MB *
89.3 KCMP MN Northfield 7-MI 12-MI *
89.3 WXMW OH Sycamore 6-MI 7-MI *
89.5 KCAC AR Camden 6-ON KC-89.5*
89.5 KACU IL Abilene 6-IL *
89.5 KEPX TX Eagle Pass 6-IL *
89.7 KEPC CO Colorado Springs 6-MI 6-MI *
89.7 KNSY IA Dubuque 8-IA *
89.7 WSPB MI Bedford 6-MI 7-MI *
89.7 KPCS MN Princeton 7-WI *
89.7 WCPE NC Raliegh 7-WI *
89.7 KLTB TX Brownfield 6-MI *
89.7 KTYR TX Trinity 6-MI *
89.7 WHND WI Sister Bay 8-MI *
89.9 KPRD KS Hays 6-ON*
89.9 WDPR OH Dayton 6-MI 6-MI *
89.9 KTPR TX Snyder 6-IL *
97.1 KZBR CO LaJunta 6-IL *
97.3 K247BW IA Bettendorf 8-IA *
97.5 W248BU MI Ishpeming 12-MI OLDies GTO *
97.7 WKAF MA Brockton 7-IL ROCK *
97.7 WGTI NC Winfall 7-MI CCM *
97.7 WWOC-LP OH Bowling Green 6-MI 67w! *
98.1 CKLO ON London 3-MI 9-MI *
98.7 -KFH KS Wichita 7-NE *
98.7 W254CI WI Milwaukee GOS,REL //1340 WJYI "Joy" 6-WI *
98.9 W255CW OH Lorain //1380 WDLE "Cool Cat OLDies" 90w 8-MI *
99.1 KTLI KS El Dorado 7-NE CCM:K-Love *
99.1 CKXS ON Wallaceburg 3-MI 7-OH 9-MI AC *
99.3 W257CZ MI Houghton 8-MI NOS//1400 WCCY *
99.5 KQTC TX Christoval 5-MI 8-IL *
99.9 W260BX MI Lansing //99.7 WUGN FamilyLife Radio 8-MI *
99.9 KXTC NM Thoreau 9-MI *
99.9 WKXB SC Boiling Spring Lakes 7-MI *
100.3 KDJE AR Jacksonville 6-AZ ROCK *
100.5 KTGR MO Fulton 6-NE *
100.5 WDTX WI Rothschild-Wausau 6-MI SPO:ESPN *
100.9 WPGW IN Portland 9-MI C&W *
101.1 WYMY NC Burlington 7-WI SS:LaLey *
101.3 KTTR MO Springfield 7-NE C&W *
101.5 W221CT OH Ashtabula //1330 WINT 7-OH *
101.5 WIPZ-LP WI Kenosha 7-WI "Ranger Radio" *
101.7 WTOT FL Graceville 5-MI *
101.7 WDVH FL Trenton 5-MI C&W *
101.7 KZZM TX Mason 6-MI 7-MI *
101.7 WKJJ-LP WI Milwaukee 7-WI *
102.1 KOKY AR Sherwood 6-MI * UrbanAC
102.1 WKLG FL Rock Harbor 6-MI 7-MI *
102.1 KZMC NE McCook 6-NE C&W *
102.1 KFZX TX Gardendale 7-MI 7-MI *
102.1 -KPQ WA Wenatchee 6-NE *
102.1 CJCY AB Medicine Hat 6-NE *
102.5 WESP AL Dothan 5-MI Cl HITS *
102.5 K273CC IA Mount Pleasant 7-IA *
102.5 WCMM MI Gulliver 7-MI 7--WI 11-MI 12-MI C&W *
102.5 KCHI MO Chillicothe 6-NE *
102.5 KIOT NM Los Lunas 8-MI Cl ROCK *
102.5 WRFY PA Reading 7-WI *
102.5 KHLB TX Mason 6-MI 7-MI C&W *
102.5 CBLA4 ON Shelbourne 7-MI *
102.7 KJOK OK Hollis 6-MI Cl ROCK *
103.1 KDMG IA Burlington 7-MI *
103.1 W276CZ MI Saginaw 9-MI *
103.1 WKVE PA Mount Pleasant 1-MI *
103.3 KPRS MO Kansas City 7-IA *
103.3 K277CA NE Lincoln 6-NE *
103.3 CKLP ON Parry Sound 7-MI *
103.5 KUAL MN Brainerd 7-MI *
103.5 -ZFV BERMUDA Hamilton 12-MI *
103.7 KYLK OK Okemah 7-AZ *
103.9 KNZA KS Hiawatha 6-NE *
103.9 WVOM ME Howland 7-MI NewsTALK *
103.9 KNLV NE Ord 7-NE *
103.9 WWIZ PA West Middlesex 8-MI *
104.1 K281BS IA Hiawatha 7-IA * K-Love
104.1 KAFE WA Bellingham 6-AZ *
104.1 WXVM WI Merrill 6-MI 8-MI * REL
104.3 KEJS TX Lubbock 6-AZ * SS
105.1 KMJX AR Conway 6-AZ *
105.1 K286B4 IA Iowa City 7-IA REL:EWTN *
105.1 W286BC MI Marquette 11-MI SPO:FOX *
105.1 KOMG MO Willard 6-AZ *
105.1 WQXK OH Salem 3-MI 8-MI K105.1 *
105.3 KEDB IA Chariton 7-IA OLD:True *
105.3 KINB OK Kingfisher 6-MI *
105.5 WQUD IL Erie 7-MI *
105.5 WMKD MI Pickford-Sault Saint Marie 11-MI Country105 *
105.7 KLAZ AR Hot Springs 6-AZ *
105.7 KXRV ND Cannon Ball-Bismarck 8-MB *
105.9 WNKN OH Middletown 6-MI *


Now, a month by month look a how many AMDX TIPS there were in a said month:
DEC AV:221.18 HI:601('01),LO:37('87) LO:64('87) DEC'16:252 FINAL:298
NOV AV:239.36 HI:481('02),LO:64('87) NOV'16:332 FINAL:312
OCT AV:186.1 HI:434('05),LO:25('85) OCT'2016:315 FINAL:305
SEP AV:130.65 HI:312('01),LO:41('84) SEP'2016:199 FINAL:151
AUG AV:65.47 HI:194('00),LO:7('84) AUG'16:72 FINAL:133
JUL AV:28.12 HI:103('00),LO:2('99) JULY '16:54 FINAL:68
JUN AV:24.91 HI:86('02),LO:1('11) JUNE 16:27 FINAL:31
MAY AV:34.32 HI:127('02),LO:1('87) MAY 16:64 FINAL:53
APR AV:55.68 HI:173('02),LO:12('10) APR 16:79 FINAL:143
MAR AV:114 HI:479('01),LO:19('88) MAR'16:119 FINAL:227
FEB AV:163.6 HI:479('01),LO:19('88) FEB'16:211 FINAL:205
JAN AV:183 HI:558('02),LO:62('88) JAN'16:224 FINAL:227
Now, a month by month look a how many FMDX TIPS there were in a said month:
OCT AV:9.3 HI:53('04),LO:0(many) OCT 2015:16 FINAL:15
SEP AV:58.95 HI:223('08),LO:3('99) SEP 2016:47 FINAL:82
AUG AV:125.08 HI:358('11),LO:14('85) AUG 2016:88 FINAL:021 <-horrid AUG conditions.
JULY AV:220.80 HI:636('06),LO:17('82) JULY 2016:232 FINAL:321
JUNE AV:176.20 HI:514('10),LO:3('82) JUNE 2016:140 FINAL: 283
MAY AV:68.45 HI:201('06),LO:0('83'86) MAY 2015:28 FINAL: 98
For FMDX reports were above average most of the year, except August, where there was almost NO dx.
AMDX in DEC was above average in reports for the 53RD month in a row! That's over 4 years! Usually, though not always, more than the previous year. Good dx with better dx'ers! So, sincerely, again, thank you all!


Quite happy to note that, for whatever reason, on December 23, 25 and 26th, a huge uptick in pages viewed per day. Days with 400+ hits were common. Must have a lot of interest in this dying medium of radio, I guess. Still, quite thankful for those who have checked out the effort. A few days there were 4 reports: 12-26 & 12-29. Many days had 2-3 different dx reports! Your comments are always welcomed, read and a reply is always sent.


DECEMBER 2017 looks like it'll be the 7TH BEST DECEMBER on record for AMDX HOT TIP reports. Not bad! Highest was December 2001: 603 reports! WoW! Lowest? 34 in 1985, 37 in 1987. This effort started in 1981 and that's a lot of dx reported!


Hopefully all had a nice Christmas, and for a few minutes thought what the day is really about in the "Holiday Season." Too, wishing the best for a nice HAPPY NEW YEAR 2018. When I began in the hobby in 1967, certainly remember all these "old guys" with 2000 3000 & yes 5000 stations logged! Now I'm one of the "old guys" and still, liking the hobby after 50 years is nice! Certainly carries you through those cabin fever days when all others are seemingly going nuts and how many folk I have known in my life who never had a hobby! Here, there are several hobbies and interests are quite varied. Never get bored too much that way, is my guess.


Thank you to the following for reporting your AMDX and FMDX HOT TIPS in 2017: Shawn M. Axelrod, James Beer, Eric Berger, Rick Dau, Kurt Decker, Dave Hascall, Art Jackson, Neil KAZaross, Tom Kirk, Tom Kraft, Tom Laskowski, Eric Loy, Michael Procop, John J Rieger, Christos Rigas, Tom Sanders, and Todd Skaine. Within days, will be able to report that 60,000 HOT TIPS have been posted on this effort. Sincere thanx to all!


A slightly more standardized format for the HOT LISTS and FORMAT FLIPS pages: The day/night power, + or // information, contributor and streaming info/web info added (to verify, possibly.) An example of the new layout is shown. + is a translator, // a full power AM or FM simulcast.
1340 KDLM MN Detroit Lakes 1000/1000 ClHITS +93.1 K226CA Detroit Lakes 250w. Was AdCon TWINS CBS:00 12-31 [Smith-WI] kdlmradio.com/on-air/schedule


The DX on the DX-midAMerica.com website basically goes back to 2014. The site has been up since 1997 and to be honest, there have been pages wiped out, things/pages or parts of pages are, and have been lost in cyberspace, etc. Days where the provider has been down and slight and major changes in HTML coding, and really, there's only so much space. Angelfire gets knocked down about 3-4 times a year: hackers usually. Things happen and really, nothing is ever guaranteed. On this end, the UP MICHIGAN page was mostly wiped out, the miscellaneous page was mostly obliterated also. There's no guarantee that things/copies/etc cannot be wiped out. Noting is really guaranteed. That, too, is in the regulations of the provider. From this end, one can go years with nothing happening, then things can/might happen. Cars break, so does plumbing as do websites/pages. Still, after all this time, this effort is still truckin'!


Again, a very, very sincere thank you to the folks who have made this possible for 36 YEARS, from that first bulletin in November, 1981, and the transformation to the internet in 1997, ahead of quite a few/most others. Others too, started and dropped their efforts. Certainly keeping up with so many changes has been to say the least, interesting. In 1981, there was so post/pre sunrise authority, as everything was a daytimer or a full time outlet. There was no AM or FM IBOC, AM stereo never caught on, nor did FM Quad. Remember that? Then FM translators, TV channel reconfiguration, multiple station ownership, ownership breakdowns, station clusters are a few examples of the changes that come to mind. In 1981, there was no satellite feeding of formats. In 1981, there were still AM Top 40's though they were dying. FM Hot Hits was a few years away. AoR was big on FM. There was 24/7 live radio, believe it or not. No internet, etc. Now, sadly, the local disc jockey is like the do-do bird, save morning drive. The ability of the internet to stream or possibly reshape or redefine radio was something not even dreamed of in 1981. Social media, or so it's called, was not dreamed of yet. A few clubs the editor (me) was in: The San Diego DX club and Speedex, have folded. I have dropped out of (quit) two of the clubs I was in. Other clubs/organizations/sites have died too, and that is sad. There were some good ones! There might be reasons for this. Things might be over my head or things not understood, but that's life...or death. Sad. Still, these are 'the good old days' as they say.