Late on Oct. 9, The northeast United States has experienced a very strong tropo duct, with some DXers in Massachusetts and eastern Pennsylvania getting signals up to 500 miles into West Virginia, western Pennsylvania and the surrounding areas. Being in the Midatlantic region, I largely missed out on the opening due to being too far south. However, I found a surprise while going over unattended recordings. At 10:57 p.m., I picked up a new station on 92.9 FM, WMGS Wilkes-Barre, PA with a clear legal ID as “Magic 93.” The station was in and out during the 10 p.m. hour without any other area signals coming in. Click on the player below to hear WMGS’ reception:
92.9 WMGS Wilkes-Barre, PA, 10/9/13, (legal ID).
Wilkes-Barre is a rare town to hear FM signals from here in Virginia. In 14 years, I’ve only logged their local 102.7 WKSB and 104.1 WAEB once each in previous years. Local 104.1 WXGG Waldorf, MD was off-air pending a station sale when WAEB was received.