Radio Riyadh: April 24, 2016

Radio Riyadh recorded in London, UK on April 24, 2016 at 2100 UTC on the frequency of 9555 kHz using a FunCube Dongle Pro+ SDR, SDR# software, Lowe PR-150 preselector and a DX Engineering NCC-1 phaser connected to two Wellbrook ALA1530S+ antennas (positioned indoors) to mitigate severe local man-made interference. The transmitter has a power rating of 500 kW and is located in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The transmission is directed north-westwards (295°) towards the Maghreb region of Africa.

Brief programme summary kindly provided by @K7al_L3afta:

  • Start of the recording: News, followed by music
  • 22m 00s: a program called "Arabic Aether" that compiles segments from Arabic radio stations
  • 51m 15s: the signal is interrupted when the presenter announces the next program's name
  • 57m 40s: later, at the end of it, the program's title is repeated: "A Heart's Swing". A romantic Arabic poetry program.
  • 60m 00s: Weekly Sunday program called "Najdi Air" or "The Air of Najd" (Najd is a Saudi city). Talk and music show discussing various topics each week and people call to give their opinion and insight. The topic in the recording is "Organising work priorities".