I have three US stations commonly heard on 1490 when conditions favours the east coast: WXTG with Sports, WBAE wit Americas Best Music and WMBM with Religious programming. October 28 I had ID from WBAE at 0729, WXTG 0733 and WMBM at 0738. Bu I also had 50 seconds from another station around 0731. It annonced FM 94.5 and I had some problems to identified it until I realized that the wards after 05.5 was The Coast. This station is a rather new one and simulcasts on 1490 and 94.5 FM. My reception was verified by their General manager Karl Wells.
When I first heard this station back in September I could not identify it. Ít was mixing with Caracol. Identification was simply 960 AM. With some help from my friends Torolf, who recognized the jingle, and Henrik K, who recognized the music I realized it was WDNO in Puerto Rico. You can find them on http://www.960am.net/
October 27/28 Real Country 1280 WHVR did some tuning of their antenna system. Their engineer Roger Lide writes : WHVR operates with two directional antenna patterns ( DA-2 ) at a power of 5 kW daytime and 500 W nighttime. At the time of your reception report we had just installed a new ATU (antenna tuning unit) at one of the towers. We were switching between day and night antenna patterns to adjust the coils for proper operation.We were testing both power levels, so at some point we were running 5kW but even so the daytime antenna pattern only sends about 1kW in your direction. We have a null toward New York City both day and night. I think the space weather must have been just right!!!
I think this is a reall nice catch. Not easy to get around the usual WAKR and WARV. I heard them on several days at the end of October but did not understand the ID until Torolf Jonsson gave me the solution. WKTP announces not only 1590 in the TOH identification but also several FM frequencies. My report was verified by David Widener Executive VP Radio, General Manager. David says they had received two other reports from Europe last month, Torolf J and Arnstein B.
Early in the night I had Radio Sensación in a battle with WCRN on 830 but after 05 UTC I heard what I thought was a Mexican stations some Hz lower.Half an hour later I caught a nice identification for La Caliente 830 AM. Another station running daytime power? I sent a message on Facebook and after a day a reminder on their timeline and got a reply both ways. I also was promised a T-shirt. (Thanks to Henrik K for the translation ).