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Posted October 5th, 2009 in Station News • Tags: broadcast •

Prime time is available on our 9330, 5110, 15420, and 7415 transmitters. Now is the time to get your program/network up on the growing international shortwave bands.

WBCQ has the lowest broadcast rates in the industry. We have the staff and equipment to do it right. Whether your program is on CD, Internet feed, audio file download, phone feed, or even cassette tape, we can get your program on shortwave radio. Our powerful transmitters will get your word out to a very well informed radio audience.

Call us first, or call us last, but make the call today and get on the shortwaves. It’s what free speech radio is all about.

Call 207-538-9180 today!
Happy Independence Day from the Planet

Posted July 4th, 2011 in Programming, Station News • Tags: schedule •

Greetings to all our listeners. Some schedule changes of note: Saturdays on 7415 is now all available time, as all the paid programmers have ceased production on WBCQ. Gone are “It Can Happen Here! with Dr. Ari Ben-Tzvi,” “The Medical Conspiracy,” and the “QSO Radio Show.” Radio Timtron Worldwide will continue Saturdays 7 to 9 pm eastern time on WBCQ 5.110 MHz.

New to the archives this weekend are the July 4, 2000 edition of the Hour of the Time, The Last Roundup from September 18, 2006, and new shows from Timtron, Kracker, and Allan.
Free Radio Network

Posted May 23rd, 2011 in Station News • Tags: frn, joplin •

The website for the Free Radio Network (FRN) and it’s active message board are hosted in Joplin, Missouri, which on May 22 was the site of a devastating tornado outbreak. As a result the site is currently offline. At this time we have not been able to contact John Cruzan, the server’s owner and long time free radio enthusiast and sponsor of the FRN.

We will keep you informed as we learn more about this situation. Please keep the residents of Joplin in your thoughts.

UPDATED May 23 at 0336:

Via kracker via facebook:

John Cruzan May 23 at 10:22pm Report

We are fine, no damage at all, My parents home was leveled but they were not hurt, we are busy trying to dig out their stuff for now, thanks for thinking of Us!~

Schedule updates for WBCQ 7.415

Posted May 5th, 2011 in Programming • Tags: schedule •

A new program, the Guardian Hour, has joined WBCQ with three hours a week on 7.415 MHz. Schedule updates for this new show are:

The Guardian Hour, Wednesday 7-8pm eastern time on 7.415, replaces The Last Roundup (which will move to a new time slot, schedule to be determined)
The Guardian Hour, Thursday 7-8pm eastern time on 7.415, replaces the Goddess Irena 1 Music Show, which moves to Tuesday 7:30-8pm on 7.415
The Guardian Hour, Sunday 4-5pm eastern time on 7.415, replacing This Week In Amateur Radio International, which is on hiatus

Kent State commemorative programming on WBCQ

Posted May 3rd, 2011 in Programming • Tags: area 51, kent state, schedule •

On Wednesday, May 4, 2011 from 8 pm to 11pm eastern time (0000 to 0300 UTC Thursday) on WBCQ 5.110 MHz we will be presenting special programming commemorating the anniversary of the shootings at Kent State University on May 4, 1970. Reception reports are always welcome; see our contact page for details.

You can also listen online via our webcasting service.
Summer schedule for Area 51

Posted April 30th, 2011 in Programming • Tags: area51, hour of the time, lost discs, lumpy gravy, rni, schedule, timtron •

Area 51 on WBCQ 5.110 MHz and webcast here.

This week we are shifting the schedule around a bit to maximize shortwave reception of our 5.110 MHz service during the summer months.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

7pm: Radio Timtron Worldwide
8pm: The Lost Discs Radio Show (live)
9pm: The Lumpy Gravy Radio Show (live)
10pm: The Eric Dolphy Mystery Hour (possibly live)
11pm: Hour of the Time with William Cooper

Sunday, May 1, 2011

7pm: Radio Jamba International (live)
8pm: Radio New York International presents: John P. Lightning (live)
10pm: Radio Jennifer
11pm: Pirates Week
11:30pm: International Radio Report

WBCQ 5110, 7415 Saturday schedule changes

Posted April 9th, 2011 in Programming • Tags: area51, schedule •

Here are some late schedule changes for Saturday’s broadcast schedule on WBCQ, effective today, Saturday, April 9.

The Area 51 block (expanded below) is now an hour earlier, from Saturday 2100 to Sunday 0200.
The Human Food Factor, was Saturday 2100-2300 on 7415, is gone.
Radio Timtron Worldwide, was Saturday 2300-0000 on 7415 and 2300-0100 on 5110, moves to Saturday 2100-2200 on 7415 and 5110.
The Eric Dolphy Mystery Hour, was Sunday 0200-0300 on 5110, moves to Sunday 0000-0100 on 5110.
The QSO Radio Show, was Sunday 0000-0400 on 7415, expands to Saturday 2200-0400 on 7415.
The Best of Area 51 is now Saturday 2300-0000 on 5110.

The full schedule is found at schedule.wbcq.com.
Help us keep Area 51 on the air

Posted March 17th, 2011 in Programming • Tags: area51 •

Dear friends and members of the Area 51 community,

Thank you for your past support and encouragement of Area 51, a unique free speech experiment we’ve been pleased to bring youn and a worldwide audience via the facilities of WBCQ in Monticello, Maine. We currently coordinate and produce ten hours a week of programming for Area 51 on 5.110 MHz shortwave. We are proud to provide you with free form music and entertainment from our regularly contributing hosts and the WBCQ archives, which include the following:

Radio Jamba International
Radio Jennifer
The Lumpy Gravy Radio Show
Radio New York International
Pirates Week with Ragnar Daneskjold
The International Radio Report
Radio Timtron Worldwide
Hour of the Time with William Cooper
Complex Variables Studio
The Lost Discs Radio Show

We are at a critical crossroads for Area 51. My wife Jane and I have provided a large amount of direct financial support for all Area 51 programming since December 2007. This is not a trivial investment for us, and we’ve been able to sustain Area 51 only with continued support from the listener community. Unfortunately listener contributions have been declining to the point where we can no longer sustain Area 51 without immediate assistance.

Our goal is to receive five hundred dollars in contributions for Area 51 by Sunday, March 27, 2011. If this goal is not met, March 27 will be the last day Area 51 is heard on WBCQ.

If you would like to help us keep the dream alive, please consider donating. We accept your PayPal donations at www.worldmicroscope.com. If you would prefer sending us a donation via postal mail, our address is:

Area 51, 28723 Ridge Road, Mount Airy, MD 21771-4436 USA

Best regards,

Larry Will



Ship of dreams

Posted February 13th, 2011 in History • Tags: fury, rni •

From 1994.

It was a ship full of dreams. Dreams of broadcasting on international shortwave. Dreams of sending hopeful messages from many people transmitted over the air.

The Voyager Broadcast project was the hope and dream of many. Financed by a man of God, Brother Stair of the Overcomer Ministry, the station was to be an outlet for religious programming and the right of free speech.

The Voyager ship was a converted fishing trawler 140 feet long by 30 feet wide. She was planned to be fitted out with four shortwave transmitters, and was in the process of repair and restoration in Charleston harbor South Carolina.

The ship was to set sail in early February for southern waters where she was to broadcast from a safe anchorage in Belize territory. (The Country of Belize is located on the Yucatan peninsula in central america about 600 miles south of the United States.) It was not to be so. On January 19, 1994 at 8:30 AM EST, The Federal Communications Commission aided by U.S. Federal marshals and the U.S. Coast Guard, sized the M.V. FURY and almost immediately began to debowel her of all her radio equipment.

One day later it was all gone. Transmitters, tubes, parts, test equipment, personal stereos, transformers, cable, insulators, tape recorders, CD’s, antennas, towers, cassette machines, all the stuff that make up a radio station–gone! No arrests, no hearings, nothing! The reason? The FCC claims to have identified transmissions from 12:10 AM EST to 3:21 AM EST on January 14, 1994 which they claim were pinpointed to the location of the ship. I was on board the vessel at the time an I observed no such transmissions between those times and none were technically possible with the existing equipment.

I built the radio station on board the FURY for the Overcomer Ministry. As the engineer, I advised the owners of the ship to secure all legal registry and ships radio licenses. This was done; I insured everything was to be done by the book. The FURY was issued a ship registration and radio station license that would make it entirely legal to broadcast once the vessel arrived in Belize territory.

At Charleston harbor no broadcasts came out of the FURY while I was on duty. In fact only two of her four transmitters were partially restored. Of these two only one could be applied primary filiment power. None of the transmitters were ready to broadcast–period! Furthermore there was no available source of transmitter power.

Both transmitter generators were down for final installation and repairs. The main generator was inoperative due to a fuel leak and the backup generator had a burned out regulator.

So the question remains, why was an entirely legal radio station destroyed without a hearing and due process? What is going on here? Does the FCC possess such fear that they will disregard all assemblage of personal rights, international law, and due process?

As a radio engineer it pains me to see such wanton destruction of personal property for no reason. The Overcomer Ministry had invested large sums of money and time to make this floating radio ship of GOD and freedom a reality. All to be destroyed because someone in Washington D.C. apparently doesn’t like Brother Stair or me.

Dear reader, I think now is the time to take a “hard look” at the Federal Communications Commission and their policies of total disregard of law and due process; especially the so called seizure laws in which they legally “steal” personal property.

Is this a nation of laws or government brytes? I thought a fair hearing and trial is guaranteed all.

The ship owners plan to seek restitution from the government. Many questions remain.

A radio station, a printing press of the air, has been smashed. Please protest this illegal action by the FCC to your Congressperson. Only Congress can stop the madness.

Allan H. Weiner
Radio Engineer
507 Violet Avenue
Hyde Park, NY 12538
Practical Wireless No. 1, September 1932

Posted February 10th, 2011 in History • Tags: classic radio, magazines •

First published 75-years ago, this is now available in pdf form on the web. Thanks to Mosby via Pat Murphy on the frn vines for the pointer.
Liberty News Radio adds programming

Posted December 28th, 2010 in Programming • •

It Can Happen Here! with Dr. Ari Ben-Tzvi

Call In Number: 866-986-6397 (866-986-NEWS)

On the Air: 2pm-3pm eastern time Saturday on WBCQ 7.415 MHz

Dr. Carpenter with The Medical Conspiracy will be dropping 5.110; December will be her last month. She will be keeping 7.415 (Saturday 3-5pm eastern time).

So, after the new show above is added, we should have:

Operation Restore Christian America – 15.420 – Saturday 11am-noon (1600-1700 UTC)
The Medical Conspiracy – 7.415 – Saturday 3-5pm (2000-2200 UTC)
Human Food Factor Show – 7.415 – Saturday 5-7pm (2200-0200 UTC)
It Can Happen Here! – 5.110 – Saturday 10-11pm (0300-0400 UTC)