Recently, The Mighty KBC ended shortwave transmissions and went with DAB and internet broadcasting. On their Facebook page this past Saturday, I saw announcement that the station would be on-the-air on 9925 kHz between 0000-0200 UTC.
I decided to take my Tecsun PL-680 on the porch and tune in. Seems like it has a strong signal.
There’s a longer version of this video but the audio is muted thanks to YouTube’s copyright restrictions (because who would ever copy music off of YouTube). However this minute clip on Instagram gives you an idea of The Mighty KBC’s reception.
In this episode of CFOR, there is full of international radio news this week. There are some additional details about Global 24 Radio returning to the airwaves and a formal re-launch in May.
Plus, the Mighty KBC Radio is changing some frequencies and expanding into other radio formats. Finally on the show, Deutsche Welle will be closing down one of its remaining relay transmitters in Africa.
Chris explains these stories, and talks about a slight change to the podcast in Episode 26 of CFOR.
Here are the songs airing on this week’s podcast:
Jared C. Balogh: “Classical Groove”
Nat M. Wills: “The Traveling Man”
Victor Herbert Orchestra: “1909 – Spring Song”
There’s a first time for everything. For me, it was always inconvenient to listen to The Mighty KBC Radio from the Netherlands (I just didn’t have any time because of work, spending time with friends, or other projects). Like PCJ Media, it is a fairly new and independent broadcast to the shortwave band.
Tonight, I decided to break out my Tecsun PL-660. After lamenting over the cutbacks of some broadcasters on CFOR, I figured to tune to some stations that are left.
Apparently I noticed the Mighty KBC was on-the-air. Surprisingly, the station came in loud-and-clear and played some really great classic rock tunes. Note: This station CANNOT be heard online, but ONLY on shortwave.
I also tuned into WRMI before listening to The Mighty KBC.