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WCBS 880 New York

In the last week of October I received strong signals from WCBS 880 New York. Click the link for a YouTube recording. On the internet I could find a QSL report from 2016, but nothing of a more recent date.

WCBS Newsradio 880 is operated by the Audacy group in the United States. Audacy apparently owns 235 radio stations. In 2017 they took over CBS radio, which might explain why I couldn’t find a QSL of a more recent date as Audacy appears to be not very “friendly” to DX-ers or even listeners overseas in general. All of their websites can’t be viewed in Europe for example, unless you use a VPN to bypass the IP blocker. And if you do so: contact email addresses are nowhere to be found.

So in addition to a traditional mail, on which I didn’t receive a reply, I sent them a Facebook message for my reception in January this year. All I got was a generic message expressing their appreciation… Disappointing that a group with a 1.5 billion USD revenue can’t do a little bit more in terms of public relations.


  1. Ruud Vos

    Leuke site PETER

  2. Ge Huijbens

    Ja Peter het is zwaar nu geen QSL, beetje zout in de wond, jaren 60 s’nachts in de koude huiskamer ontvangst met net zo’n type radio WCBS op 880 per post zo ging dat een QSL kaart.
    Mooie tijden, succes.

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