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.
For the past year or so, I have been a big fan of said program, and I try to listen to it every Saturday evening (0000 UTC, I’m located in Delaware). When I am able to listen, I record the program using my Drake R8B, and I archive the obtained recordings on my website.
The link to the archive web page is provided below (scroll down to the 7375 khz and 9925 khz table rows). I was hoping that you might share said link with your readership so that they, too, can experience this (in my humble opinion) awesome radio program at their leisure!
Many thanks, Peter, and I’m quite happy to share your recordings. Like you, I’m a big fan of The Mighty KBC–we’re most fortunate to have a broadcaster like KBC on the shortwaves! I look forward to checking out your other recordings as well.
Sunday at 00:00-02:00 UTC, I tuned to 9,925 kHz to listen to The Mighty KBC.
KBC’s signal was clean and blowtorch strength into North America. Though I used my WinRadio Excalibur to record the broadcast, I stepped outside with my recently acquired RadioShack DX-402 (above) and heard KBC as if were a local station.
As we’ve come to expect, The Mighty KBC’s Giant Jukebox of music has a lot of rock-n-roll and Euro-pop variety, spanning the decades.
This broadcast begins with a tribute to Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 which had a large number of passengers from the Netherlands, where The Mighty KBC is produced.
The Mighty KBC is giving away a Tecsun PL-660 in their new listener contest. The best part? With each valid reception report (see details below) you get an extra entry in the contest. Multiple entries are encouraged.
The contest runs from now until December 31, 2014. Read below for full details:
The contest runs from May 1, 2014 until December 31, 2014.
Prize Brand new Tecsun PL-660 receiver including rechargeable batteries, ear buds, manual and soft case. More Tecsun PL-660information at the KBC Import/Export website.
Contest Rules Send a valid reception report of a Mighty KBC broadcast. One report/entry per person per broadcast is acceptable. Please include the following items in the reception report.
Date of reception.
Time of reception.
Frequency of reception.
Contact information as we need a way to contact the winner.
Program comments are very important. Only a report including program comments are considered as a valid contest entry. Please do not send same comment every time. Also, please send something meaningful other than “I really liked the show”, etc. Tell us what was enjoyed about the show. Tell us what was not liked about the show. Tell us if part of the show is very enjoyable compared to the other parts of the show. Tell us if a part of the show should never be heard again!
Good or bad program comments are OK. Please describe/explain comment.
Send report indicating The Mighty KBC Listener Appreciation Contest either by email or postal mail.
Email address is email@example.com
Postal address is
The Mighty KBC Argonstraat 6 6718 WT Ede The Netherlands
The more valid reports, the better chance a listener has of winning the contest.
Winner Selection and Notification One winner is determined in a random draw by KBC Import/Export.
KBC Import/Export decision is final.
Winner is responsible for paying any import taxes, duties, etc.
Prize is not transferrable.
Prize is not exchangeable.
Winner agrees to allow KBC Import/Export to use winner’s name and country of residence for promotional purposes.
Winner provides a valid mailing address as we’ll be sending the prize via the postal mail. If winner does not provide a valid mailing address within a reasonable amount of time the winner is disqualified and KBC Import/Export has the right to draw another random name of valid entries as the winner.
The Mighty KBC Listener Appreciation Contest is open to listeners around the world. Employees of KBC Import/Export, The Mighty KBC DJs/personalities and employees of the Nauen, Germany transmission site are not permitted to participate in the contest.
The Mighty KBC Listener Appreciation Contest is sponsored by KBC Import/Export and Kraig Krist, KG4LAC.