Travel DX Log: Springfield, IL

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  • Log last updated: 5/30/16
  • Log started: 5/18/16
  • 49 FM stations received
  • States received: IL, MO

I took a day trip to Springfield, IL while en route from St. Louis, MO to Davenport, IA during a multi-state trip to the Midwest in May 2016.  While in Springfield, I was surprised to find that most of the FM band was buzzing with rapidly-fading signals, sounding much like Sporadic E.  I had to confirm that there was no Es reception in the region before commencing my log below.  Due to this, many signals heard were unable to be identified due to the signals experiencing deep fades just as the station ID was heard.  Although Springfield has a few HD Radio signals, I didn’t have access to my compatible radios during my visit here, hence the lack of accompanying screenshots.

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

88.1   WLWJ   Petersburg, IL,   “WLWJ” – religious,   5/18/16 3:30 PM,   tropo,   12 miles
88.3   WQNA   Springfield, IL,   “The Edge” – educational,   5/18/16 3:30 PM,   tropo,   7 miles
88.5   WBNH   Pekin, IL,   religious,   5/18/16 3:30 PM,   tropo,   56 miles
88.9   W205BG   Springfield, IL,   5/18/16 3:30 PM,   tropo,   3 miles
89.7   WLUJ   Springfield, IL,   “WLUJ” – religious,   5/18/16 3:30 PM,  tropo,   2 miles
90.1   WTSG   Carlinville, IL,   5/18/16 3:30 PM,   tropo,   35 miles
90.5   WSCT   Springfield, IL,   5/18/16 3:30 PM,   tropo,   14 miles

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90.9   WILL   Urbana, IL,   “Illinois Public Media” – public radio,   5/18/16 3:30 PM,   tropo,   51 miles
91.1   WIBI   Carlinville, IL,   “WBGL” – religious,   5/18/16 3:30 PM,   tropo,   35 miles

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91.9   WUIS   Springfield, IL,   “Illinois Public Radio” – public radio,   5/18/16 3:30 PM,   tropo,   9 miles
92.3   WZPW   Peoria, IL,   “Peoria’s 92.3” – CHR,   5/18/16 3:40 PM,   tropo,   66 miles
92.7   WUSW   Taylorville, IL,   “US 92.7” – country,   5/18/16 3:40 PM,   tropo,   14 miles
93.1   WYDS   Decatur, IL,   “93.1 The Party” – CHR,   5/18/16 3:40 PM,   tropo,   33 miles
93.3   WPBG   Peoria, IL,   “93.3 The Drive” – classic hits,   5/18/16 3:40 PM,   tropo,   55 miles

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93.9   WQQL   Sherman, IL,   “Cool 93.9” – classic hits,   5/18/16 3:40 PM,   tropo,   11 miles
94.3   WMKR   Pana, IL,   “94.3 WMKR” – country,   5/18/16 3:40 PM,   tropo,   32 miles
94.5   WLRW   Champaign, IL,   “Mix 94.5” – hot AC,   5/18/16 3:41 PM,   tropo,   72 miles
94.7   W234CC   Sherman, IL,   5/18/16 3:41 PM,   tropo

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95.1   WDZQ   Decatur, IL,   “95Q” – country,   5/18/16 3:41 PM,   tropo,   31 miles
95.5   WGLO   Pekin, IL,   “95-5 GLO” – classic rock,   5/18/16 3:41 PM,   tropo,   53 miles
96.1   W241CC   Williamsville, IL,   5/18/16 3:41 PM,   tropo,   3 miles
96.3   WLCN   Atlanta, IL,   “96.3 Lincoln Country” – country,   5/18/16 3:41 PM,   tropo,   33 miles

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96.7   WCVS   Virden, IL,   “The Boss at 96-7” – classic rock,   5/18/16 3:41 PM,   tropo,   18 miles
97.1   KFTK   Florissant, MO,   “FM News Talk at 97.1” – news,   5/18/16 3:41 PM,   tropo,   95 miles
97.3   WRAN   Taylorville, IL,   “New Country 98.3” – country,   5/18/16 3:41 PM,   tropo,   32 miles

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97.7   WQLZ   Petersburg, IL,   “97.7 QLZ” – rock,   5/18/16 3:41 PM,   tropo,   8 miles
98.5   WPIA   Eureka, IL,   “98.5 Kiss FM” – CHR,   5/18/16 3:46 PM,   tropo,   14 miles

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98.7   WNNS   Springfield, IL,   “98.7 WNNS” – AC,   5/18/16 3:46 PM,   tropo,   14 miles
99.3   WXFM   Mount Zion, IL,   5/18/16 3:46 PM,   tropo,   32 miles
99.7   WXAJ   Hillsboro, IL,   “99-7 Kiss FM” – CHR,   5/18/16 3:46 PM,   tropo,   34 miles

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100.5   WYMG   Chatham, IL,   “100.5 WYMG” – classic rock,   5/18/16 3:50 PM,   tropo,   21 miles
100.7   KGMO   Cape Girardeau, MO,   “100.7 KGMO” – classic rock,   5/18/16 3:50 PM,   tropo,   171 miles
100.9   WZUS   Macon, IL,   “Talk 101 FM” – talk,   5/18/16 3:50 PM,   tropo,   33 miles
101.1   W266BZ   Springfield, IL,   5/18/16 3:50 PM,   tropo,   3 miles
101.5   WBNQ   Bloomington, IL,   “101.5 WBNQ” – CHR,   5/18/16 3:50 PM,   tropo,   52 miles

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101.9   WLFZ   Springfield, IL,   “101.9 The Wolf” – country,   5/18/16 3:50 PM,   tropo,   9 miles
102.9   WSOY   Decatur, IL,   “Y103” – CHR,   5/18/16 3:50 PM,   tropo,   35 miles

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103.7   WDBR   Springfield, IL,   “103.7 WDBR” – CHR,   5/18/16 3:50 PM,   tropo,   3 miles

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104.5   WFMB   Springfield, IL,   “104.5 WFMB” – country,   5/18/16 3:50 PM,   tropo,   6 miles
105.1   WEJT   Shelbyville, IL,   “105.1 Jack FM” – adult hits,   5/18/16 3:50 PM,   tropo,   44 miles
105.5   WJVO   South Jacksonville, IL,   “WJVO” – country,   5/18/16 3:55 PM,   tropo,   32 miles
105.7   WIXO   Peoria, IL,   “105.7 The X” – rock,   5/18/16 3:55 PM,   tropo,   61 miles
106.1   WSMI   Litchfield, IL,   “WSMI” – country,   5/18/16 3:55 PM,   tropo,   40 miles
106.7   WZNX   Sullivan, IL,   “106.7 The Fox” – rock,   5/18/16 3:55 PM,   tropo,   51 miles
106.9   WSWT   Peoria, IL,   “Mix 106-9” – hot AC,   5/18/16 3:55 PM,   tropo,   61 miles
107.1   W296CJ   Springfield, IL,   5/18/16 3:55 PM,   tropo,   6 miles
107.3   WDKR   Maroa, IL,   oldies,   5/18/16 3:55 PM,   tropo,   30 miles
107.5   W298AP   Springfield, IL,   5/18/16 3:55 PM,   tropo,   3 miles
107.9   WLJX-LP   Springfield, IL,   5/18/16 3:55 PM,   tropo,   11 miles