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What does your AM radio look like at night
« on: October 15, 2018, 08:43:25 PM »

Since there has been past radio discussions I thought this should be fun what stations do you usually get on AM at night? I will start mine here.

540 WAUK local
550 KTRS St louis MO some nights
560 WIND Chicago IL solid both day and night
570 nothing
580 sometimes the public radio station out of Champaign
590 Nothing I can identify with
600 WMT Cedar Rapids IA some nights
610 nothing
620 WTMJ local
630 nothing
640 The station out of Peatone IL don't know the calls
650 WSB Nashville TN solid most nights
660 Usually nothing rare occasion WFAN out of New York
670 WSCR Chciago IL solid both days and nights
680 nothing
690 Some station from Montreal
700 WLW Cincinati OH solid most nights
710 nothing
720 WGN Chicago IL solid both day and night
730 Typically nothing I once got the station from Merrill WI
740 station out of Toronto
750 WSB Atlanta GA solid most nights
760 WJR Detroit MI solid most nights
770 Ocasionaly WABC from New York
780 WBBM Chicago solid day and night
790 nothing
800 station from Windsor ON
810 WGY Albany NY most nights
820 WBAP Fort Worth TX some nights
830 WCCO Minneapolis MN most nights
840 WHAS Louisville KY solid most nights
850 KOA Denver CO some nights
860 WNOV local the station from Toronto sometimes mixes in
870 WWL New Orleans LA most nights
880 WCBS New York most nights
890 WLS Chicago IL suprisingly weak some nights
900 Some sation from Hamilton ON
910 Nothing
920 WOKY local
930 Nothing
940 Usually nothing now would sometimes get the station from Montreal some nights when it was on
950 Nothing I can identify
960 Some station out of South Bend IN
970 Nothing I can idenify
980 Station out of Dayton OH
990 Station out of Winnepeg MB
1000 WMVP Chicago IL
1010 Station out of Toronto
1020 KDKA Pittsburgh PA
1030 WBZ Boston MA
1040 WHO Des Moines IA
1050 nothing
1060 Station out of Philly
1070 nothing
1080 nothing I can idenitfy
1090 Usually KAAY from Little Rock AR have ocasionaly picked up WBAL Baltimore MD
I will leave it at that for now







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Re: What does your AM radio look like at night
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2018, 09:15:14 PM »

Ours looks like this. Same as it does during the day, other than the time being different.



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Re: What does your AM radio look like at night
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2018, 09:57:00 PM »

Ours looks like this. Same as it does during the day, other than the time being different.

I had a similar idea regarding the radio in my car. :-D
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Re: What does your AM radio look like at night
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2018, 10:31:20 PM »

Ours looks like this. Same as it does during the day, other than the time being different.

I had a similar idea regarding the radio in my car. :-D
Good grief after seeing what I wrote you should know what I meant what stations do you pick up at night?
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Re: What does your AM radio look like at night
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2018, 10:53:05 PM »

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1060 Station out of Philly

KYW News Radio 1060.

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Re: What does your AM radio look like at night
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2018, 03:07:15 AM »

530-550: Nothing
560: Moderate signal of WHYN in Springfield
570-590: Nothing
600: Rimshot of a local station
610: Very feint signal of a local station
620-650: Nothing
660: WFAN in New York, pretty much city grade both day and night
670: Waves of WSCR in Chicago when the atmosphere is right
680: Rimshot-low signal of WRKO in Boston
690: Rimshot-low signal of CKGM in Montreal
700: Rimshot of WLW in Cincinnati
710: Somewhat solid signal day and night of WOR in New York
720: Waves of WGN in Chicago when the atmosphere is right
730: Rimshot of CKAC in Montreal
740: Nothing
750: Waves of WSB in Atlanta when the atmosphere is right
760: Waves of WJR in Detroit when the atmosphere is right
770: Pretty solid signal of WABC in New York
780: Waves of WBBM in Chicago when the atmosphere is right
790-800: Nothing
810: Moderately strong signal of WGY in Albany
820-830: Nothing
840: Waves of WHAS in Louisville when the atmosphere is right (local station powers down at night)
850-870: Nothing
880: WCBS, pretty much city-grade
890: Rimshot of WLS in Chicago
900: Rimshot of ESPN Radio in Hamilton, ON
910: Local Hispanic station
920-950: Nothing (though I used to get 940 in Montreal pretty well before it went dark)
960: Moderate signal of WELI in New Haven (better during the day)
970-980: Nothing
990: Local station that powers way down at night, but being less than 2 miles from the tower, I can get it 24/7
1000: Rimshot of WMVP in Chicago
1010: Moderate signal of 1010 WINS in NYC
1020: Rimshot of KDKA in Pittsburgh
1030: Pretty strong signal of WBZ 1030 in Boston
1040: Nothing
1050: Moderate signal of WEPN in NYC
1060: Rimshot of KYW in Philly
1070: Nothing
1080: City grade signal of WTIC in Hartford
1090: Rimshot of WBAL in Baltimore
1100: Rimshot of WTAM in Cleveland
1110: Rimshot of WBT in Charlotte
1120: Local hispanic station (can pick up KMOX in St. Louis when the atmosphere is right and I'm more than 20 miles away)
1130: Low/moderate signal of WBBR in NYC
1140: Nothing
1150: Local station
1160-1170: Nothing
1180: Pretty strong signal of WHAM in Rochester
1190-1200: Nothing
1210: Low/moderate signal of WPHL in Philly

From here up, there's really not much other than a few local stations, with the only distant stations being 1500 WFED in DC (rimshot to low); 1520 WWKB in Buffalo (moderate); and 1530 WCKY in Cincinnati (rimshot)
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Re: What does your AM radio look like at night
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2018, 03:25:35 AM »

550: WAYR
600: WBOB
690: WOKV
930: WFXJ
970: WNNR
1010: WJXL
1050: WROS
1160: WEWC
1170: WSOS
1190: WWIO
1220: WKTZ
1240: WFOY
1320: WJNJ
1360: WCGL
1400: WZAZ
1420: WAOC
1460: WQOP
1530: WYMM
1570: WVOJ
1600: WZNZ
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Re: What does your AM radio look like at night
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2018, 07:20:46 AM »

Ours looks like this. Same as it does during the day, other than the time being different.

I had a similar idea regarding the radio in my car. :-D
Good grief after seeing what I wrote you should know what I meant what stations do you pick up at night?

Of course we knew what you meant, but your subject line was too good to resist.
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Re: What does your AM radio look like at night
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2018, 07:32:13 AM »

I don’t know, I don’t listen to AM radio during the day or at night. Not interested in political or sports talk radio.
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Re: What does your AM radio look like at night
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2018, 08:02:52 AM »

I should try some night to see what my radio picks up.  Something tells me I won't get much beyond the locals.
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Re: What does your AM radio look like at night
« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2018, 09:12:07 AM »

Being able to pick up clear-channel (not to be confused with Clear Channel) stations at night was pretty cool when I was a kid, and it was a nice little taste of home to be able to pick up the various clear-channel stations out of Chicago at night when we moved to GA in 1993.
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Re: What does your AM radio look like at night
« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2018, 09:35:37 AM »

This is a complete list of the clear-channel stations in North America by frequency, and I'm sure you'll get them at night:

530: N/A
540: CBK/Watrous, SK, CBT/Grand Falls, NL, XEWA/San Luis Potosi, MX
550: N/A
560: N/A
570: N/A
580: N/A
590: N/A
600: N/A
610: N/A
620: N/A
630: N/A
640: CBN/St. Johns, NL, KFI/Los Angeles, KYUK/Bethel, AK
650: WSM/Nashville, KENI/Anchorage
660: WFAN/New York, KFAR/Fairbanks
670: WSCR/Chicago, KDLG/Dillingham, AK
680: KNBR/San Francisco, KBRW/Barrow, AK
690: CKGM/Montreal, XEWW/Tijuana, MX
700: WLW/Cincinnati, KBYR/Anchorage
710: WOR/New York
720: WGN/Chicago, KOTZ/Kotzebue, AK
730: CKAC/Montreal
740: CFZM/Toronto
750: WSB/Atlanta, KFQD/Anchorage
760: WJR/Detroit
770: WABC/New York, KCHU/Valdez, AK
780: WBBM/Chicago, KNOM/Nome, AK
790: N/A
800: XEROK/Ciudad Juarez, MX
810: KGO/San Francisco, WGY/Schenectady, NY
820: WBAP/Fort Worth, KCBF/Fairbanks
830: WCCO/Minneapolis
840: WHAS/Louisville
850: KOA/Denver, KICY/Nome, AK
860: CJBC/Toronto
870: WWL/New Orleans
880: WCBS/New York
890: WLS/Chicago, KBBI/Homer, AK
900: XEW/Mexico City, MX
910: N/A
920: N/A
930: N/A
940: CFNV/Montreal
950: N/A
960: N/A
970: N/A
980: N/A
990: CBW/Winnipeg
1000: KOMO/Seattle
1010: CBR/Calgary, CFRB/Toronto
1020: KDKA/Pittsburgh, KVNT/Eagle River, AK
1030: WBZ/Boston
1040: WHO/Des Moines
1050: XEG/Monterrey, MX
1060: KYW/Philadelphia, XEEP/Mexico City
1070: KNX/Los Angeles
1080: KRLD/Dallas, WTIC/Hartford, KOAN/Anchorage
1090: KAAY/Little Rock, WBAL/Baltimore, XEPRS/Rosarito, MX
1100: WTAM/Cleveland
1110: KFAB/Omaha, WBT/Charlotte
1120: KMOX/St. Louis
1130: CKWX/Vancouver, KWKH/Shreveport, WBBR/New York
1140: WRVA/Richmond, XEMR/Monterey, MX
1150: N/A
1160: KSL/Salt Lake City
1170: KFAQ/Tulsa, WWVA/Wheeling, KJNP/North Pole, AK
1180: WHAM/Rochester
1190: KEX/Portland, XEWK/Guadalajara, MX
1200: WOAI/San Antonio
1210: WPHT/Philadelphia
1220: XEB/Mexico City, MX
1230: N/A
1240: N/A
1250: N/A
1260: N/A
1270: N/A
1280: N/A
1290: N/A
1300: N/A
1310: N/A
1320: N/A
1330: N/A
1340: N/A
1350: N/A
1360: N/A
1370: N/A
1380: N/A
1390: N/A
1400: N/A
1410: N/A
1420: N/A
1430: N/A
1440: N/A
1450: N/A
1460: N/A
1470: N/A
1480: N/A
1490: N/A
1500: KSTP/St. Paul, WFED/Washington
1510: WLAC/Nashville
1520: KOKC/Oklahoma City, WWKB/Buffalo
1530: KFBK/Sacramento, WCKY/Cincinnati
1540: KXEL/Waterloo
1550: CBEF/Windsor
1560: KNZR/Bakersfield, WFME/New York
1570: XERF/Ciudad Acuna, MX
1580: CKDO/Oshawa, ON
1590: N/A
1600: N/A
1610: N/A
1620: N/A
1630: N/A
1640: N/A
1650: N/A
1660: N/A
1670: N/A
1680: N/A
1690: N/A
1700: N/A
1710: N/A
1720: N/A
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Re: What does your AM radio look like at night
« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2018, 11:50:54 AM »

KAAY 1090 no longer broadcasts at full strength at night.

My favorite station when I was a kid wasn’t any of the local FM stations, it was WLS at night — the last of the big AM Top 40 blowtorches. Sad day when they flipped to talk.
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Re: What does your AM radio look like at night
« Reply #13 on: October 16, 2018, 12:09:47 PM »

WTIC 1080 in Hartford is also a 50k Clear Channel station which boasts it can be heard in 23 states and Eastern Canada at night.  I've picked it up as far away as 10 miles from Quebec City and from Columbia, MD (far enough away from WBAL towers). 
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Re: What does your AM radio look like at night
« Reply #14 on: October 16, 2018, 12:50:50 PM »

Unlike the rest of Canada where the call signs begin with ‘C”….there are 4 stations in Newfoundland that still retain their “VO” call sign that was issued to them prior to Newfoundland joining Canada in 1949. 

http://vocm.com/
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Re: What does your AM radio look like at night
« Reply #15 on: October 16, 2018, 03:26:25 PM »

1080: Radio Huesca.

I still have to check the rest of the band, though. And unlike in the USA, the AM band in Europe goes in 9 kHz increments, so it is perfectly possible to get a station on 666 :evilgrin: (And there is one I know of).
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Re: What does your AM radio look like at night
« Reply #16 on: October 16, 2018, 03:39:01 PM »

KYW News Radio 1060.

Pronunciation guide (N.B.: sung): Kay-why-duh—bull-you! News-ray—dee-oh! Ten-six-tee!
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Re: What does your AM radio look like at night
« Reply #17 on: October 16, 2018, 05:17:53 PM »

KYW News Radio 1060.

Pronunciation guide (N.B.: sung): Kay-why-duh—bull-you! News-ray—dee-oh! Ten-six-tee!


Second only to: <drum roll> da-da-da-da-dadat-dadadaaa-da-da-da-da-daaaaaaaaaaa-da-da-da-da-daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
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Re: What does your AM radio look like at night
« Reply #18 on: October 16, 2018, 05:55:55 PM »

Ours looks like this. Same as it does during the day, other than the time being different.

I had a similar idea regarding the radio in my car. :-D
Good grief after seeing what I wrote you should know what I meant what stations do you pick up at night?

Of course we knew what you meant, but your subject line was too good to resist.
Like the one on a computer Q&A board:  "How to get the first date".  Sure, they meant the earliest date in the database.  But considering the geek-factor stereotype of IT developers ....
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Re: What does your AM radio look like at night
« Reply #19 on: October 18, 2018, 10:53:47 AM »

I'll just do the stations I know off the top of my head:

620: WTMJ (Milwaukee) comes in decent at night.
650: WSM (Nashville) pretty strong
660: WFAN (New York) some nights are stronger than others but it comes in pretty good almost every night
670: WSCR (Chicago) solid every night
700: WLW (Cincinnati) solid every night
710: WOR (New York) so-so some nights
720: WGN (Chicago) solid every night
750: WSB (Atlanta) pretty strong station
760: WJR (Detroit) solid 24 hours a day
770: WABC (New York) pretty solid most nights
780: WBBM (Chicago) I have a local station on 790 that overrides it sometimes but at night 780 comes in pretty good
790: WSGW (Saginaw, MI) since I mentioned it on 780 this is the station that gives the override and it comes in strong all the time
810: WGY (Albany, NY) this station comes in pretty good most nights
820: WBAP (Fort Worth, TX) I have had this station come in before but most nights it's pretty faint, I have heard it pretty strong before though
830: WCCO (Twin Cities, MN) strong almost every night
840: WHAS (Louisville, KY) strong station
880: WCBS (New York) has it's moments where it struggles to come in but most of the time is pretty strong
890: WLS (Chicago) probably Chicago's weakest 50,000 watt station if you ask me but it still comes in pretty good
950: WWJ (Detroit) strong 24 hours a day
1000: WMVP (Chicago) strong at night
1020: KDKA (Pittsburgh) solid station
1030: WBZ (Boston) one of the strongest stations on the east coast probably due to me being right in line with their transmitter a little over 650 miles away
1040: WHO (Des Moines) solid
1060: KYW (Philadelphia) solid most nights
1100: WTAM (Cleveland) solid
1120: KMOX (St. Louis) very strong station
1180: WHAM (Rochester, NY) solid on most nights
1210: WPHT (Philadelphia) solid most nights
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Re: What does your AM radio look like at night
« Reply #20 on: October 18, 2018, 12:10:27 PM »

I had a nice chat with someone in Greenland on 1817kHz last night.  Heard a Hungarian at 1814, but he didn't hear me very well.

Of course, since that was CW, rather than AM, I suppose that doesn't really count for purposes of this discussion.  :)

(Map of some contacts made from 1800kHz up through 148MHz: http://www.hrdlog.net/Map2.aspx?user=N1EN  The light blue dots are the ones made adjacent to the AM broadcast band.)
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Re: What does your AM radio look like at night
« Reply #21 on: October 19, 2018, 04:13:17 AM »

I see a green circle just inside North Korea? That would be quite a feat. But nope, it's (barely) in South Korea. I like how do you have contacts with really remote islands, including all notable DX-peditions listed on Wikipedia.
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Re: What does your AM radio look like at night
« Reply #22 on: October 19, 2018, 11:00:08 AM »

On the south coast of Oregon the strongest clear channel signal is KGO 810 AM.  Plenty of other stations come in but the one from San Francisco really brings the punch!

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Re: What does your AM radio look like at night
« Reply #23 on: October 19, 2018, 11:10:29 AM »

I grew up listening to Reds games on WLW and Kentucky Wildcats basketball games on WHAS, and also Kentucky Colonels games (the old ABA) on WHAS. My dad also occasionally listened to WSM to hear the Grand Ole Opry.
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Re: What does your AM radio look like at night
« Reply #24 on: October 19, 2018, 12:06:09 PM »

About a month ago I was talking to a friend of mine that told me he clearly heard WJR in Manchester, England. I just asked him what time of the day this happened and he said it was about 4 in the morning in England and he clearly heard them mention the Fisher Building so he knew it was WJR. As a matter of fact WJR will be celebrating it's 90th year in the Fisher Building in December.
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