Steve notes the end of The Mighty KBC on 6,095 kHz

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Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Steve Yothment, who writes:

[Below, you’ll find] my reception report for the digital decode of the Fldigi message by Dr. Kim Elliott on The Mighty KBC (6040 kHz) Saturday night:

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I took Kim Elliott’s suggestion and listened to The Mighty KBC on 6095 kHz on Sunday morning using the Utwente WebSDR which receives signals in Enschede, in the Netherlands.

The Mighty KBC finished their last broadcast on 6095 kHz at 11:00AM our time. I recorded their program, but the file is big. So, attached is the last 4 minutes of their program (click here to download), as received by the WebSDR:

It’s too bad that The Mighty KBC is shutting down!

Many thanks for both your decoded message and your recorded audio, Steve! I agree: it is too bad the KBC had to shut down their 6095 kHz broadcast.

Note that The Mighty KBC will continue on their AM frequency, DAB and streaming. Check out the KBC website for details.

The Mighty KBC to stop broadcasts on 6,095 kHz

MightyKBCTruckI just received the following notification on The Mighty KBC’s Facebook page:

Due to the lack of new sponsors,
The Mighty KBC will close down on 6095 on March 27th.
We will soon announce if we continue on shortwave on 6040 to the USA.
We will improve our 1602AM /DAB+ service.
This will happen on April 1st.

The Mighty KBC is seeking sponsorship

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Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Mike Nikolich (N9OVQ), who writes:

Hi, Tom:

Uncle Eric mentioned [this past weekend] on The Mighty KBC (6040 kHz) around 0145 UTC that they will be leaving the airwaves if they cannot attract enough advertising revenue.

I would really miss this radio station if it left the air. 

[…]I’m sure Kenwood, ICOM, Ham Radio Outlet and C Crain have enough discretionary funds to advertise on this station and I can’t imagine a more targeted ad buy for shortwave listeners than The Mighty KBC.

Thanks for the message, Mike! Yes, I would also miss The Mighty KBC if they left the air–their music program, “The Giant Jukebox” is one of my favorites.

If you have any sponsorship leads or ideas, please contact The Mighty KBC via their website.

The Mighty KBC test broadcast September 27

DJ Eric van Willegen, "Uncle Eric" hosts The Giant Jukebox on the Mighty KBC.

DJ Eric van Willegen, “Uncle Eric” hosts The Giant Jukebox on the Mighty KBC.

(Source: The Mighty KBC)

For our listeners across the pond:

Uncle Eric is testing Saturday September 26th on 7395 kHz between 23:00 – 24:00 UTC.

Our normal broadcast on 7375 kHz is on Sunday September 27th 00:00 – 03:00 UTC.

Please spread the word and send your reports for 7395 kHz.

Shortwave Radio Recordings: The Mighty KBC

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The TitanSDR’s narrowband scope tuned to the KBC

For your listening pleasure: three hours of The Mighty KBC.

This broadcast was recorded on May 24, 2015 starting around 00:00 UTC on 9,925 kHz.

I used the TitanSDR Pro hooked up to my skyloop antenna to capture this recording–in truth, though, the signal was so strong it could’ve been easily received on a portable here in eastern North America.

Click here to download the recording as an MP3 or simply use the embedded player below:

The Mighty KBC: Summer frequency changes/additions

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If you enjoy listening to The Mighty KBC, you’ll want to note these frequency changes and additions:

Frequency changes for The Mighty KBC

We are delighted to announce that from the 1st June 2015, KBC will be heard daily on medium wave. We will broadcast on 1602 kHz between 07.00 – 19.00 CET from transmitters aboard the LV Jenni Baynton.

Our Sunday shortwave transmissions will continue on 6095 and we will add an extra hour onto 7375 transmission.

To facilitate these latest changes, our Saturday 6095 transmissions will end on Saturday March 28th but all regular shows will be maintained on a new KBC Internet stream which will be available online 24/7.

Also, look out later this year for KBC on DAB+
We hope you enjoy our new outlets and will join KBC on MW, SW, DAB+ and Online.

Check out our website kbcradio.eu and our FB page facebook.com/TheMightyKBc for all the latest news.

Shortwave Radio Recordings: The Mighty KBC

Kinks_Lola_Uk_CoverLast Sunday, I tuned to The Mighty KBC on 7,375 kHz, starting at 0000 UTC. The KBC signal out of Europe was blow-torch strength.

The Mighty KBC’s Giant Jukebox is chock-full of rock-n-roll and Euro-pop variety, spanning the decades. DJ “Uncle Eric” never disappoints.

If band conditions are as good as last night, you should be able to hear The Mighty KBC quite easily tonight.

In the meantime, here’s a recording from last week to wet your appetite: