FM E-Skip Opening 6/29/15 into AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, TX. 10 new logs.

post-fmesA mammoth of an FM Es opening, full of top-of-the-band HD Radio decodes and many new stations, filled my radio dial in Northern Virginia on June 29.  Without a doubt, the strongest opening of the 2015 season.  Only 11 minutes into the opening, signals were up to 107.9 FM from the Atlanta, GA area under 550 miles with full IBOC decodes.  The opening lasted about 100 minutes in the FM band, before completely dropping out as fast as it appeared.

What surprised me during this opening, save for the short <600 mi distances, was the prevalance of RDS and HD Radio decodes.  Many of the stations listed below were ‘HD hits,’ or stations IDed by the HD Radio calls received upon immediately tuning to the station.  Signals were also fairly strong in this opening, a major difference from previous openings this season.  My DX Log, HD/RDS Screenshots and Audio pages have been updated with the new content listed below.

@ = new log

88.1 WUWF Pensacola, FL, HD hit, 794 miles
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@ 88.1 WJSP Warm Springs, GA, HD hit, 579 miles
89.1 KUAR Little Rock, AR, HD hit, 883 miles
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90.5 KLRE Little Rock, AR, HD hit, 877 miles over local WJYJ
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90.7 WWOZ New Orleans, LA, HD hit, 945 miles
91.3 WMPN Jackson, MS, RDS hit, 845 miles
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92.9 WBLX Mobile, AL, RDS hit, 810 miles
92.9 unID CHR
93.1 unID CHR
93.3 WQUE New Orleans, LA, HD hit, 894 miles over local WFLS
93.5 unID hot AC
93.5 unID sports
95.1 unID classic rock


@ 95.3 WRLD Valley, AL, “Boomer 95.3” – hot AC, 603 miles
95.3 unID classic rock


95.3 WFFN Coaling, AL, “95-3 The Bear” – country, 677 miles
95.7 unID classic hits


96.5 WMJJ Birmingham, AL, “Magic 96.5” – AC, 646 miles
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96.7 KCIL Gray, LA, RDS hit, 998 miles
96.7 KTCK Flower Mound, TX, area Es, 1183 miles
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96.9 KZMZ Alexandria, LA, RDS hit, 1010 miles
96.9 WDJR Enterprise, AL, local ads, 719 miles
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@ 97.5 WUMJ Fayetteville, GA, HD hit, 543 miles
97.5 WABD Mobile, AL, “97-5 WABD” – CHR, 814 miles
97.5 KQUS Hot Springs, AR, local ads, 927 miles
97.7 unID sports
97.9 unID country
98.1 unID classic rock
98.1 unID country
98.1 unID urban
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98.1 KTAL Texarkana, TX, “98 Rocks” – classic rock, 1017 miles
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98.5 WSB Atlanta, GA, RDS hit, 520 miles
98.9 unID country


@ 99.3 WEBZ Mexico Beach, FL, local ads, 754 miles
99.3 unID hot AC
100.5 KZHE Stamps, AR, “KZHE” – country, 961 miles
100.5 unID hot AC


100.7 WJTQ Pensacola, FL, “Jet 100.7” – classic hits, 810 miles
100.7 unID country
100.9 unID CHR
100.9 unID classic country


101.3 WJDQ Meridian, MS, local ads, 777 miles


@ 101.3 WKGF Grenada, MS, legal ID, 778 miles
101.9 unID spanish


@ 102.1 KDKS Blanchard, LA, local programming liner, 1022 miles


@ 102.5 WDXB Pelham, AL, “The Bull” – country, 646 miles
102.5 WFMF Baton Rouge, LA, ‘Billy the Kidd’ program, 982 miles
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102.7 WXBM MIlton, FL, “102.7 Nash FM” – country, 808 miles
103.7 unID classic hits
104.3 unID classic rock
104.5 unID rock
104.5 unID gospel
104.7 KFLI Des Arc, AR, “Cool 104.7” – oldies, 835 miles
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104.7 KQBK Booneville, AR, legal ID, 960 miles
104.9 unID news
104.9 KZMP Pilot Point, TX, asian, 1151 miles
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105.3 WWL Kenner, LA, HD hit, 938 miles
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@ 105.7 WAKH McComb, MS, “K106” – country, 903 miles
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105.7 KRNB Decatur, TX, “Smooth R&B 105.7” – urban AC, 1188 miles
105.7 unID country
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@ 106.1 WBMH Grove Hill, AL, “Bama 106” – classic country, 768 miles
106.3 KYGL Texarkana, AR, RDS hit, 1001 miles
106.5 unID classic rock
106.5 unID urban
106.9 unID classic rock
107.1 unID urban
107.5 unID CHR
107.5 unID country
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@ 107.9 WHTA Hampton, GA, HD hit, 542 miles over local WLZL

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