KICY Nome AK-850
When propagation favours signals from Alaska, KICY in Nome is a quite common guest on 850 KHz. I’ve heard the station a couple of times, when KOA Denver CO which dominates the frequency hasn’t been present. It’s easy to distinguish KICY from KOA. While KOA is running a typical news-format, KICY is easily identified due to their religious programming in english and russian. KICY is a 50 KW clear channel, running a westward directional pattern into mosteastern Russia and Siberia.
January 14, I received KICY with quite good signals around 08:00 UTC. I managed to record their station ID, both in english and russian and e-mailed the reception report and audio clip to KICY’s General Manager, Dennis Weidler. Got the QSL via e-mail yesterday evening. Yet an example of what can be heard up here with simple equipment and modest antennas!
The audio file of KICY-850 is found here. Note the ID in russian, after the ID in english.