Wednesday, March 11, 2015

WV Bandscan

Sitting on a hilltop in rural West Virginia, despite the tree cover,  I found I had strangely good radio reception. On Sunday in particular I heard the most amazing local programming. I heard emphatic, hollering preaching; eccentric gospel with harmonies sung in peculiar intervals and a lot of bluegrass. I identified as many as I could but there always seems to be a malingering mystery. I include a handful of reception notes with asterisks and distance in miles where notable.

I had one case of impossible reception, a 16w repeater from  90 miles away. It seems implausible. But also I received all 3 HD channels on 101.9 WVAQ well outside it's service contour.

88.1 WKJL - Religious
88.5 WYFU - Gospel
88.7 WULV - Religious
88.9 WVEP - NPR
89.5 WVDS - NPR
89.7 WLOL - Religious
89.9 WVNP - NPR
90.1 WCKU - Christian CHR
90.3 WAIJ- Gospel
90.5 WESA - Diane Rehm NPR, Pittsburgh, PA (100 mi)
90.9 WVPM - Classical/ NPR
91.3 WTRM - Religious *poor
91.7 WWVU - College Radio
91.9 WFWM - Classical
92.3 WWHQ - Country
92.7 WGIE - Country
92.9 ???? - CHR/Pop
93.1 WFGM -Classic Hits
93.5 WBTQ - News/Talk
94.1 WQZK - 90s
94.3 WRLF - Rock mellencamp
94.7 WELK - Clapton - "Layla"
95.5 WFGI - Country, Pittsburgh, PA (100 mi)
95.7  ???? - CHR/Pop
95.9 WDKL - Christian CHR
96.1 WJDV - AC
96.3 W242AD (WFDM repeater)
96.5 WKYE CHR/Pop "96 Key Best Variety" Johnstown, PA (100 mi)
96.7 WKMM- Country
97.3 WKWK - Classic Rock Wheeling, WV (130 mi) *poor
97.5 WLTF - AC "On the road again"
97.9 ???? - Christian/CHR
98.7 WOVK - Country  Wheeling, WV (130 mi) *poor
98.9 WDNE - Classic Country "Bettys Boots Classic Country Requests" *poor
99.1 WRKW - Rock Ebensburg, PA (95 mi)*poor
99.7  WSHH - AC, Pittsburgh, PA (100 mi)
100.1 WVMD - Religious
100.5 WDYK - AC
101.3 WBRB Country "Geico Advert"
101.5  WORD - Religious, Pittsburgh, PA (100 mi)
101.9  WVAQ HD1 - CHR/Pop
101.9  WVAQ HD2 - Talk
101.9  WVAQ HD3 - Tailgate 107.3 - Alternative
102.3 WFBY - Classic Rock
102.5 WDVE - Classic Rock, Pittsburgh, PA (100 mi)
102.7 WGYE - Country
103.1 WKVE - Rock
*103.5 W278BF WKEY- CHR/Pop "All Request Business Lunch" (90mi) 16w. ???
104.1 WETT - CHR *poor
104.5 WKHJ - 80s Michael Jackson
104.9 WPDX - Talk/Flea Market Program
105.1 WTGD - Rock *Poor
105.7 WOBG- Rock
105.9 WTNJ - Country "State Farm ad"
106.1 WKGO - 80s
106.5 WWLW AC
107.5 WEGW - Rock, Coldwell Bank Ad "Eagle" Wheeling, WV (130 mi)
107.7 WFSP - Oldies