RTL 1440 kHz Final Sign-on: December 31, 2015

Live off-air recording of the final sign-on and first three hours of legendary broadcaster RTL (formerly Radio Luxembourg) on 31 December 2015 beginning at 03:55:44 UTC on the medium-wave frequency of 1440 kHz from Marnach, Luxembourg. The transmitter switched off at 22:59 UTC on 31 December 2015, coincident with many medium-wave transmitters in France and Germany permanently switching off on New Year's Eve or early on New Year's Day.

The transmission begins with the carillon interval signal, followed by the programming of Deutschlands Hit-Radio. Between about 04:30 and 05:00 UTC, there is religious programming from Radio Freundes-Dienst. The recording ends at about 07:00 just as the program from China Radio International (in German) begins. 

The broadcast was received by the Web-interface wideband software-defined radio at the University of Twente in Enschede, The Netherlands, with a "Mini-Whip" antenna in AM mode with 8.09 kHz RF filtering.