E-skip opening 6/18/11. 12 new logs (updated)

The June 18 opening started in earnest with a few Canadian Maritimes signals, mostly CKOZ 92.3 and a few <92.1 signals, coming in around 4:30 p.m.  More Es signals popped up around 5 p.m., some coming from Maine.  The opening ended around 6 p.m. in Quebec, a rare province to get signals from here in Virginia.  Most signals were average strength, with a few being as strong as locals, with minimal fades.  12 new stations were heard.  The opening’s MUF was 107.1 FM.

New stations (audio files where applicable):

90.5 CBHA Halifax, NS, 813mi, 5:58 p.m. “CBC Radio” over local WJYJ
93.3 CFYX Mont-Joli, QC, 813mi, 6:10 p.m., area Es over local WFLS

94.5 CJRG Gaspe, QC, 953mi, 5:36 p.m., IDed with help from WTFDA members

94.9 CIEU Carleton, QC, 859mi, 5:10 p.m., IDed with help from WTFDA members

96.1 WQHR Presque Isle, ME, 725mi, 5:20 p.m., “Q96.1” – AC, wx info
98.1 WCXV Van Buren, ME, 751mi, 5:41 p.m., “Channel X” – rock, match to 97.7 WCXU also in

99.9 CFVM Amqui, QC, 831mi, 5:36 p.m., IDed with help from WTFDA members

101.9 WOZI Presque Isle, ME, 725mi, 5:32 p.m., “102 FM The Rock” – classic rock
102.1 CBGA Matane, QC, 856mi, 5:54 p.m., “Premiere Chaine” – FF public radio

105.3 CHRM Matane, QC, 856mi, 5:36 p.m., IDed with help from WTFDA members
107.1 CIBM Riviere-Du-Loup, QC, 732mi, 5:15 p.m., “FM 107” – CHR, area Es
107.5 CBAF-11 Mulgrave, NS, 939mi, 6:10 p.m., “Premiere Chaine” – FF public radio

Relogs heard:

89.1 CJBR Rimouski, QC, 788mi

89.5 CJBR-1 Riviere-Du-Loup, QC, 732mi, legal ID
92.3 CKOZ Corner Brook, NL, 1189mi, legal ID
92.9 CKLE Bathurst, NB, 848mi
93.1 CIKX Grand Falls, NB, 753mi
94.3 CBAF-16 Port Au Port, NL, 1149mi
97.7 WCXU Caribou, ME, 733mi
98.1 CBSI Sept-Iies, QC, 953mi
98.5 CIOS Stephenville, NL, 1153mi
103.9 CKXX Corner Brook, NL, 1188mi
104.9 CKBC Bathurst, NB, 850mi

unIDs (link to audio of each on WTFDA forum – special thanks to Charles Gauthier and JonInFN03 for help with IDing these!):

-92.9 FM: Sounded like an AC format; DJ talking, sounds like a phone number or address toward the end. IDed as relog CKLE
-93.5 FM: AC format; DJ talking, some EE song IDs within clip, sounds like a ‘Quebec’ mention
-94.5 FM: Unsure if these are from the same station, but it has a DJ talking. IDed as new log CJRG
-94.9 FM (2 files): One file has a clear ID of station, but I can’t understand it! 2nd file seems to be the same station, but I might be wrong. IDed as new log CIEU
-97.5 FM: Possibly a Premiere Chaine station; I suspect it is CBGA-4 Matane, QC. IDed as two possible stations
-99.9 FM: This is a commercial break from an AC station. IDed as new log CFVM
-105.3 FM: Country station with DJ talking after song. Highly suspect it is CHRM Matane, QC. IDed as new log CHRM