Monday, April 01, 2013

Band Scan


I recently found a parking pad below a hillside on a road in the Amish country with no power lines. It's very RF quiet, meaning I get an odd array of local, and not-so-local radio stations. So I took some time mid afternoon over the weekend to give a through listen.

Below is the complete AM bandscan, including some unresolved mysteries. These mystery stations are marked with an asterisk, programming notes are in parentheses.

*540 - ???? (Spanish) WLIE-AM?
560 - WFIL-AM, Philadelphia, PA
580 - WHP-AM, Harrisburg, PA
610 - WIP-AM, Philadelphia, PA
640 - WWJZ-AM, Philadelphia, PA (Radio Disney)
660 - WFAN-AM, New York, NY
670 - WIEZ-AM, Lewistown, PA (The Car Doctor program)
680 - WCBM-AM, Baltimore, MD
690 - WPHE-AM, Phoenixville, PA (Spanish Religious)
700 - WDMV-AM, Walkersville, MD (Spanish)
710 - WOR-AM, New York, NY
720 - WHYF-AM, Harrisburg, PA (Religious)
770 - WABC-AM, New York, NY
790 - WAEB-AM, Allentown, PA (Kim Kommando Show)
*820 - Dance music ????
830 - WEEU-AM, Reading, PA (Food Chain Show)
880 - WCBS-AM, New York, NY (News Talk)
900 - WURD-AM, Philadelphia, PA (News Talk)
910 - WSBA-AM, York, PA (Fox Sports Radio)
940 - WADV-AM, Lebanon, PA (Country Gospel)
960 - WHYL-AM, Carlisle, PA (Standards)
990 - WNTP-AM, Philadelphia, PA(News Talk)
1060 - KYW-AM, Philadelphia, PA(News/Traffic/Weather)
1090 - WBAL-AM Baltimore, MD (Yahoo! Sports)
1130 - WBBR-AM, New York, NY (Business News)
1150 - WDEL-AM, Wilmington, DE (Into Tomorrow Show)
1160 - WBYN-AM, Lehighton, PA (Religious)
1180 - WFYL-AM, King of Prussia, PA (News Talk)
*1190 - ???? (Global Monitor?)
1210 - WPHT-AM, Philadelphia, PA (News Talk)
1230 - WKBO-AM, Harrisburg, PA (Religious)
1240 - WIOV-AM, Reading, PA (Sports Talk)
1250 - WYYC-AM, York, PA (Religious)
1270 - WLBR-AM, Lebanon, PA (News Talk)
1290 - WWTX-AM, Wilmington, DE (Fox Sports Radio)
1340 - WRAW-AM, Reading, PA (Oldies)
1350 - WOYK-AM, York, PA (Yahoo! Sports)
1390 - WLAN-AM, Lancaster, PA (News Talk)
1400 - WHGB-AM, Harrisburg, PA (Sports Talk)
1420 - WCOJ-AM, Coatesville, PA (Religious)
1440 - WGLD-AM, York, PA (CBS Sports Radio)
*1450 - ???? (Fox Sports Radio)
1460 - WTKT-AM, Harrisburg, PA (Sports Radio)
1490 - WLPA-AM, Lancaster, PA (Fox Sports Radio)
1510 - WWSM-AM, Lebanon, PA (Country Oldies)
*1540 - ???? (Sports Talk)
1560 - WQEW-AM, New York, NY (Radio Disney)
1580 - WVZN-AM, Lancaster, PA (Spanish Religious)
1600 - WPDC-AM, Elizabethtown, PA (Sports Talk)
1660 - WWRU-AM, Jerssey City, NJ (Spanish)
1680 - WTTM-AM, Philadelphia, PA (Spanish Religious)