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