19 May 2022 – Iowa, Illinois opening

Lots of stations this morning around 8 AM, not including the usual Hannibal/Quincy signals like 88.5, 91.7, 99.5 and 105.1. 88.9 – unidentified NPR signal, possibly KSEF Ste. Genevieve 89.3 – WIPA Pittsfield, IL 89.5 – WNIJ DeKalb, IL over local KCFV...

TV DX, ATSC 3.0, Omaha, Etc.

TV logged in the last 12 hours: 7 – KHQA 15 – KMOS 17 – KWQC 21 – KTAJ 25 – KMCI (ATSC 3.0) 29 – KXVO (ATSC 3.0) – 347 miles 34 – WQEC KXVO Omaha (Gretna) moves into 2nd place on TV signals I’ve logged, ahead of...

12 May 2022

In addition to the stations shown in the local dial guide these were received this morning at about 8:45 AM: 88.9 – KJLU 89.3 – WIPA 89.7 – WLUJ alongside KGNX 90.1 – WOI 92.7 – KLOZ 94.5 – KRXL 95.3 – KQKL 96.7 – KCMQ...

Admin Update: New Nebraska Screengrabs

I recently uploaded some new TV ID and newscast screengrabs from Omaha, Nebraska and Lincoln, Nebraska to my TV Screengrabs site, https://joelwnelson.net/. Most full-power and low-power stations from Omaha and Lincoln, with the exception of KFDY-LD, are updated. Radio...

Arkansas TV DX

Logged 15 KHOG and 18 KFSM yesterday (Sunday, October 10) out of the Fort Smith-Fayetteville market. Admin note: I have not been as actively looking for DX signals the past couple of months due to some schedule changes. This is something I do fully intend to get back...

ATSC 3.0 Arrives In St. Louis

At 10:01 AM CDT today, KPLR unceremoniously shut off their ATSC 1.0 signal and began broadcasting in ATSC 3.0.  About ten minutes prior to 10 AM, I observed the KPLR subchannels duplicated on other St. Louis stations: 11.2 on KDNL, 11.3 on KSDK and 11.4 on KMOV. ...

Local Radio News

Effective Monday, KNBS 94.1 (Bowling Green) will flip from retransmitting KXBS 95.5 to retransmitting KLJY-HD3 (99.1). This will extend the newly-launched “NewsTalkSTL” format to the northwest. A completely separate talk station known as “Real Talk...

29 July 2021

TV logged since yesterday evening, by mileage (rounded to the nearest 5). 34 WQEC (95) 9 WILL (125) 21 KTAJ (220) 29 KMBC (220) 34 WDAF (225) 25 WATN (245) 13 WIBW (305)

28 July 2021

In addition to the stations shown in the local dial guide these were received this morning at about 9:45 AM: 88.5 – KMST 88.7 – KSDQ over local WSIE 88.9 – KJLU 89.9 – KMCV 90.1 – KKFI 90.3 – KCKE 91.7 – WRVX 91.9 – KCKV...

2 July 2021

In addition to the stations shown in the local dial guide these were received this morning at about 8:35-9:00 AM: 88.9 – KSEF 89.3 – WIPA 90.1 – KKFI 90.3 – WMSH 91.9 – WUIS 92.7 – WMAY 93.9 – WTAX 94.5 – KRXL 95.1...

18 June 2021

In addition to the stations shown in the local dial guide these were received this morning at about 7:40 – 8:00 AM: 88.5 – KMST 88.9 – KJLU 89.3 – WIPA 89.7 – WLUJ 89.9 – KMCV 90.1 – K211GB and KKFI 91.9 – KCKF and KWJC...

12 June 2021

In addition to the stations shown in the local dial guide these were received this morning at about 7:45 AM: 88.5 KMST 88.9 KJLU 89.3 WIPA 90.3 WQUB 91.9 KCKF 92.7 KLOZ 95.3 KXMO 96.7 KCMQ 99.7 KTTR 101.5 KKSI 103.9 KQCY 104.3 KDBB 104.5 WFMB 105.3 KZNN 105.9 KZZK...

Administrative Update

The cool weather across the lower Midwest during the month of May led to very few opportunities for receiving distant stations aside from brief E-skip windows. Furthermore, I was away for one-third of the month of May. However, I did receive some distant signals while...

30 April 2021

In addition to the stations shown in the local dial guide these were received this morning at about 7:20 AM: 89.3 – WIPA 90.3 – WMSH 93.3 – WTRH 95.1 – K236CK 105.3 – KZNN 105.9 – KZZK On frequencies that vary between stations: 88.5...

25 April 2021

In addition to the stations shown in the local dial guide these were received this morning at about 7:30 AM: 89.3 – WIPA 90.3 – WQUB 92.9 – KWRH* 101.5 – KKSI 104.5 – K283CI 105.1 – WGEM 105.5 – KZZT 105.9 – KZZK 107.3...

19 April 2021

(Posted April 21) In addition to the stations shown in the local dial guide these were received Monday morning at about 7:45 AM: 88.3 – WRLJ 89.3 – WIPA 90.3 – WMSH 92.9 – KWRH-LPFM 95.1 – K236CK 105.1 – WGEM 105.9 – KZZK On...

21 March 2021

In addition to the stations shown in the local dial guide these were received this morning at about 7:45 AM: 90.3 – WMSH 99.5 – KHCR On frequencies where reception varies among multiple stations: 88.5 – KMST 95.1 – K236CS 99.7 – WXAJ...

16 January 2021

Call sign changes: 94.1 KPVR Bowling Green is now KNBS 97.7 KHZR Potosi is now KQBS With the “Boost Radio” move to KXBS 95.5, the HD2 subchannel of KLJY 99.1 has been shut down. A HD Radio outage on 92.3 WIL and 101.1 WXOS allowed for DX reception on 92.1,...

24 December 2020

There has not been much in the way of abnormal reception recently.  KRCG and WICS have been coming in quite a bit in the morning hours on the TV side.  95.5 WFUN changed calls to KXBS (though still licensed in Illinois) and 96.3 KNOU changed calls to WFUN (though...