Radio Nederland Wereldomroep 70th Anniversary Broadcast: April 15, 2017

Off-air recording of the live broadcast "Radio Nederland Wereldomroep 70 jaar" by former staff members of Radio Nederland Wereldomroep from an original outside broadcast van at the Schagen Car Museum as transmitted by Shortwave Service ( in Euskirchen, near Bonn, Germany, using several transmitters at Kall-Krekel, Germany, on 15 April 2017 from 09:00 to 16:00 UTC. The recording is in two parts: the first, from 09:00 to 13:00 UTC on 6005 kHz and the second from 13:13 to 16:00 UTC on 3985 kHz. Both transmitters have a power of 1 kW with essentially non-directional antennas.

The program, celebrating the 70th anniversary of Radio Nederland Wereldomroep (RNW), was produced and presented by former employees and is mostly in Dutch but with several English segments including archive material from Radio Nederland. After a couple of minutes of setting up, the RNW interval signal can be heard before the actual broadcast begins as was the case for all RNW broadcasts and it ends, also according to custom, with "Het Wilhelmus," the Dutch national anthem. There is a gap in the recording between 13:00 and 13:13 UTC after switching frequencies and there are some occasional audio dropouts during the broadcast. A report on the broadcast (in Dutch) can be found here:  

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 5.09 kHz total bandwidth RF filtering. Reception varied during the seven hours from very good to fair with some noise and fading.

The Mighty KBC Final Broadcast on 6095 kHz: 27 March 2016

Live, off-air, recording of the last four hours ever of regular programming from The Mighty KBC on the shortwave frequency of 6095 kHz on 27 March 2016 beginning at 11:00 UTC. According to a registration with the High Frequency Coordination Conference, this broadcast, which lately was on Sundays only, was beamed to Europe from a 100 kW transmitter at Nauen, Germany, with an antenna beam azimuth of 240°. The Mighty KBC is based in Ede, The Netherlands.     

The recording features the last two hours of "The LA Connection" with the DJ Emperor Rosko (Michael Joseph "Mike" Pasternak) and "Rock & Roll Rewind" with DJ Ron O'Quinn. There are many references to these being the last programs to be aired on The Mighty KBC's 6095 kHz frequency. The last words spoken were "But all good things must come to an end. And this is the end of The Mighty KBC on sixty-ninety-five. Good luck to all of you."    

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 total bandwidth RF filtering. Reception was excellent with a strong interference-free signal.

The Mighty KBC: January 10, 2016

Live off-air three-hour-long recording of a transmission from the The Mighty KBC on 10 January 2016 beginning at 00:00 UTC on a frequency of 6040 kHz from a transmitter at Nauen, Germany, operating at 125 kW and beamed to North America. This was the first regular Saturday night (in North America) transmission by KBC using this new frequency and the new start time. KBC is based in Ede, The Netherlands.

Reception was good with negligible interference and occasional fading. The recording starts with "It's Radio, But Not As We know It" presented by Dave Mason followed by "The Giant Jukebox" presented by Eric van Willegen ("Uncle Eric"). Both programs feature mostly "oldies" pop music with commentary and announcements in English with some announcements and commercials in Dutch. Kim Andrew Elliott's digital segment begins at about 02:20 UTC.

The broadcast was received on a Tecsun PL-880 receiver with its built-in telescopic whip antenna indoors in Hanwell (just outside Fredericton), New Brunswick, Canada, in AM mode with 5.0 kHz RF filtering.