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The Mighty KBC to remain on 7,375 kHz until May ’14

DJ Eric van Willegen, "Uncle Eric" hosts The Giant Jukebox.

DJ Eric van Willegen, “Uncle Eric” hosts The Giant Jukebox.

I’ve just heard from The Mighty KBC that they will not move to their summer frequency of 9,925 kHz until May 2014.

Until then, you will still hear the KBC’s Giant Jukebox show on Sundays (Saturday evening in the Americas) at 00:00 UTC on 7,375 kHz. Note that this only applies to KBC broadcasts to North and South America.

If you’ve never heard The Mighty KBC’s Giant Jukebox, listen to what you’re missing!

The Mighty KBC’s Giant Jukebox is moving to a new winter frequency

wurlitzerJukeboxI’ve just heard that The Mighty KBC is moving their Giant Jukebox program from 9,925 kHz to 7,375 kHz for the winter listening season. The KBC broadcast will still be scheduled on Sundays from 00:00 – 02:00 UTC.

The Giant Jukebox is an easy catch in North America and well worth tuning in as Eric always spins excellent tunes. For a sample, check out this recording from May 2013.

Shortwave Radio Recordings: The Mighty KBC

The Art of Noise kicks off this Mighty KBC broadcast. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

The Art of Noise kicks off this Mighty KBC broadcast. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

The Mighty KBC broadcast again early this morning (from 00:00-02:00 UTC) on their new summer frequency of 9,925 kHz. Their signal from Nauen, Germany was packing 125 kW–it was amazingly strong into North America. As we’ve come to expect, the KBC’s Giant Jukebox of music has a lot of rock-n-roll and Euro-pop variety, spanning the decades; DJ, “Uncle Eric” knows how to entertain and spin the tunes!

You can listen to the full recording below in the embedded player, or simply right click this link and save the MP3 file to your computer:

You’ll notice that Kim Elliott has another installation of digital text modes in this broadcast. Decode these digital modes using Fldigi from www.w1hkj.com. Be sure to check out Dr. Elliott’s VOA Radiogram website for full details about this broadcast.

Listen to The Giant Jukebox this weekend on 7,375 kHz

Nauen Transmitter Station (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

Nauen Transmitter Station (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

The Mighty KBC will be broadcasting the Giant Jukebox this weekend, Sunday (00:00 to 02:00 UTC) on their new 7,375 kHz frequency.

For those of us in North America, this broadcast will be Saturday evening (tonight!) from 19:00-21:00 EST. Last Sunday, March 3rd, 2013, was the KBC’s first broadcast from Nauen, Germany, packing 125 kW.

More of Kim Elliott’s digital text in this broadcast, too–faster modes this time. At about 0130 UTC, MFSK64 will be centered on 1000 Hertz, and PSKR250 on 2000 hertz. At just before 0200 UTC, MFSK32 images will be centered on 800, 1500 and 2300 Hz.

Decode using Fldigi from www.w1hkj.com.

The Mighty KBC is moving the Giant Jukebox to 7.375 MHz, March 3rd

Nauen Transmitter Station (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

Nauen Transmitter Station (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

The Mighty KBC is moving their regular Sunday (00:00 to 02:00 UTC) Giant Jukebox broadcast from 9,450 to 7,375 kHz on Sunday, March 3rd, 2013.

The new broadcast will come from Nauen, Germany, packing 125 kW. The KBC noted that they may move back to the 31 meter band for the summer period.

We will post updates when available.