Travel DX Log: New York, NY area

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  • Log last updated: 9/22/16
  • Log started: 4/15/15
  • 67 FM stations received
  • States received: CT, NY, NJ, PA

I have visited New York twice to DX–the first for several nights in early 2014 when I stayed in Times Square.  In 2016, I returned to the area very briefly and did a dial scan at a New Jersey Turnpike rest stop in nearby Rutherford, NJ.

What surprised me the most during my 2014 visit was the plethora of pirate, Part 15 and/or unlicensed signals on the air. Most of these signals popped up at night, but some remained on all day. Only a few gave any form of an ID and when they did, the DJs were almost impossible to understand due to either inferior equipment used, heavy accents, or both. None gave a full legal ID. For the purposes of this log, I’m considering all stations without a definite legal ID and/or a presence online (via a website or being listed in online station databases) as being pirate stations.

The logs below are updated as I revisit the area. HD Radio and RDS screenshots are added when received and they may not reflect the initial logging of the stations listed below.

Frequency,   CALLS,   city of license,   “Station Name” – format,   date first received,   propagation method,   mileage

87.7   WNYZ-LP   New York, NY,   “Radio Korea” – ethnic,   4/15/15 10:03 PM,   tropo
87.9   pirate,   spanish,   4/16/15 9:10 PM,   tropo

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88.3   WBGO   Newark, NJ,   “Jazz 88” – jazz,   4/15/15 3:24 PM,   tropo,   10 miles

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88.7   WPSC   Wayne, NJ,   “WP 88.7 FM” – rock,   4/16/15 1:30 PM,   tropo,   23 miles
88.9   WSIA   Staten Island, NY,   “WSIA” – college,   4/18/15 12:37 AM,   tropo,   13 miles

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89.1   WNYU   New York, NY,   “WNYU 89.1 FM” – rock,   4/15/15 10:05 PM,   tropo,   8 miles
89.1   WFDU   Teaneck, NJ,   public radio,   4/16/15 1:34 PM,   tropo,   14 miles
89.3   WFJS   Freehold, NJ,   “WFJS”,   4/15/15 10:10 PM,   tropo,   35 miles
89.3   pirate,   “Radio de la Noche” – spanish,   4/16/15 9:10 PM,   tropo

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89.5   WSOU   South Orange, NJ,   college,   4/15/15 3:26 PM,   tropo,   14 miles

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89.9   WKCR   New York, NY,   “WKCR” – college,   4/15/15 3:27 PM,   tropo,   1 mile
90.3   WHCR   New York, NY,   college,   4/16/15 1:32 AM,   tropo,   4 miles
90.5   pirate,   spanish,   4/18/15 1:06 AM,   tropo

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90.7   WFUV   New York, NY,   “90.7 WFUV” – AAA,   4/15/15 3:28 PM,   tropo,   10 miles
90.9   WHYY   Philadelphia, PA,   “WHYY” – public radio,   4/18/15 1:01 AM,   tropo,   83 miles

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91.1   WFMU   East Orange, NJ,   variety,   4/15/15 3:29 PM,   tropo,   14 miles
91.3   pirate,   4/15/15 3:30 PM,   tropo
91.5   WNYE   New York, NY,   educational,   4/15/15 3:30 PM,   tropo,   1 mile
91.7   pirate,   “Jamzradio.net” – urban,   4/16/15 8:34 PM,   tropo
91.9   pirate,   “Radio Impacto” – spanish,   4/16/15 8:41 PM,   tropo

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92.3   WBMP   New York, NY,   “92-3 Amp Radio” – CHR,   4/15/15 3:31 PM,   tropo,   1 mile
92.7   WQBU   Garden City, NJ,   “92.7 Nueva York” – spanish,   4/15/15 3:31 PM,   tropo,   1 mile

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93.1   WPAT   Paterson, NJ,   “Amor 93.1” – spanish,   4/15/15 3:33 PM,   tropo,   12 miles

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93.5   WVIP   New Rochelle, NY,   “Carribean Radio” – ethnic,   4/15/15 3:34 PM,   tropo,   10 miles

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93.9   WNYC   New York, NY,   “WNYC” – public radio,   4/15/15 3:34 PM,   tropo,   1 mile
94.3   pirate,   spanish,   4/15/15 3:34 PM,   tropo

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94.7   WNSH   Newark, NJ,   “94-7 Nash FM” – country,   4/15/15 3:35 PM,   tropo,   14 miles
95.1   pirate,   spanish,   4/16/15 8:51 PM,   tropo
95.1   pirate,   religious,   4/17/15 9:32 PM,   tropo

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95.5   WPLJ   New York, NY,   “95-5 PLJ” – hot AC,   4/15/15 3:35 PM,   tropo,   1 mile

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96.3   WXNY   New York, NY,   “X96.3” – spanish,   4/15/15 3:37 PM,   tropo,   1 mile

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96.7   WKLV   Port Chester, NY,   “K-Love” – ccm,   4/15/15 8:34 PM,   tropo,   15 miles

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97.1   WQHT   New York, NY,   “Hot 97” – urban,   4/15/15 8:34 PM,   tropo,   1 mile
97.5   pirate,   spanish,   4/16/15 8:56 PM,   tropo

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97.9   WSKQ   New York, NY,   “Mega 97.9” – spanish,   4/15/15 8:35 PM,   tropo,   1 mile
98.3   WKJY   Hempstead, NY,   “K98.3” – AC,   4/15/15 8:40 PM,   tropo,   20 miles
98.3   WMGQ   New Brunswick, NJ,   “Magic 98.3” – AC,   4/15/15 8:42 PM,   tropo,   33 miles

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98.7   WEPN   New York, NY,   “ESPN Radio” – sports,   4/15/15 8:42 PM,   tropo,   1 mile

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99.1   WAWZ   Zarephath, NJ,   “Star 99.1” – ccm,   4/15/15 8:42 PM,   tropo,   32 miles
99.5   WBAI   New York, NY,   “WBAI” – public radio,   4/15/15 8:43 PM,   tropo,   1 mile
99.9   WEZN   Bridgeport, CT,   “Star 99.9” – hot AC,   4/17/15 9:29 PM,   tropo,   55 miles

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100.3   WHTZ   Newark, NJ,   “Z100” – CHR,   4/15/15 8:45 PM,   tropo,   1 mile

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100.7   WHUD   Peekskill, NY,   “100.7 WHUD” – AC,   4/15/15 8:47 PM,   tropo,   40 miles

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101.1   WCBS   New York, NY,   “WCBS FM 101.1” – classic hits,   4/15/15 8:48 PM,   tropo,   1 mile

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101.5   WKXW   Trenton, NJ,   “New Jersey 101.5” – news,   4/15/15 8:48 PM,   tropo,   49 miles

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101.9   WFAN   New York, NY,   “101.9 The Fan” – sports,   4/15/15 8:48 PM,   tropo,   1 mile
102.1   WIOQ   Philadelphia, PA,   “Q102” – CHR,   4/17/15 9:23 PM,   tropo,   83 miles
102.3   WBAB   Babylon, NY,   “102.3 WBAB” – rock,   4/15/15 8:52 PM,   tropo,   34 miles
102.3   WSUS   Franklin, NJ,   “102.3 WSUS” – AC,   4/15/15 10:12 PM,   tropo,   39 miles

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102.7   WWFS   New York, NY,   “Fresh 102.7” – hot AC,   4/15/15 8:53 PM,   tropo,   1 mile
103.1   W276AQ   Fort Lee, NJ,   religious,   4/15/15 10:23 PM,   tropo

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103.5   WKTU   Lake Success, NY,   “103-5 KTU” – CHR,   4/15/15 8:53 PM,   tropo,   1 mile
103.9   WNBM   Bronxville, NY,   “Radio 103-9” – urban AC,   4/15/15 8:54 PM,   tropo

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104.3   WAXQ   New York, NY,   “Q104-3” – classic rock,   4/15/15 8:55 PM,   tropo,   1 mile
104.7   pirate,   ethnic,   4/15/15 9:28 PM,   tropo
104.7   WSPK   Poughkeepsie, NY,   “K104” – CHR,   4/16/15 2:06 PM,   tropo,   50 miles

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105.1   WWPR   New York, NY,   “Power 105-1” – urban,   4/15/15 9:29 PM,   tropo,   1 mile
105.5   WDHA   Dover, NJ,   “WDHA” – rock,   4/15/15 9:40 PM,   tropo,   28 miles

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105.9   WQXR   Newark, NJ,   “WQXR” – classical,   4/15/15 9:41 PM,   tropo,   1 mile
106.3   WKMK   Eatontown, NJ,   “Thunder 106” – country, 4/15/15 9:43 PM,   tropo,   34 miles
106.3   WFME   Mount Kisco, NY,   religious,   4/15/15 10:25 PM,   tropo,   33 miles

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106.7   WLTW   New York, NY,   “106.7 Lite FM” – AC,   4/15/15 9:44 PM,   tropo,   1 mile
107.1   WXPK   Briarcliff Manor, NY,   “The Peak” – AAA,   4/15/15 9:47 PM,   tropo,   24 miles

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107.5   WBLS   New York, NY,   “107-5 BLS” – urban AC,   4/15/15 9:49 PM,   tropo,   1 mile
107.9   pirate,   4/15/15 9:49 PM,   tropo
107.9   WEBE   Westport, CT,   “We Be 108” – hot AC,   4/15/15 9:49 PM,   tropo