Friday, August 29, 2014

Thursday, August 28, 2014


WNSG was a Gospel station in Nashville, Tennessee circa 2002.  1240 AM is currently Regional Mexican "Activa 1240" WNVL.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Connecticut Public Radio

Connecticut Public Radio consists of five radio stations and one translator and airs NPR programming and BBC World Service as well as locally based talk shows.  The top sticker dates to when Classical music was played, a format that was dropped for full-time news and information around 2006.  All of the stations in the CPR network are referred to as "WNPR" which is found at 90.5 FM licensed to Meriden, CT.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014


A sticker and magnet from San Diego's KPRZ, a Christian Talk station licensed to San Marcos-Poway, CA.  They are now branded as "K-Praise 1210 AM"

Monday, August 25, 2014


1370 AM WKSH was a Religious station licensed to Pewaukee, Wisconsin from 1985 to 1998.  The station then moved to 1640 AM licensed to Sussex, WI before flipping to Radio Disney in 2002.  The frequency is currently home to the Catholic programming of "Relevant Radio" WSJP.

Sunday, August 24, 2014


WELY is a locally owned, community radio station in the town of Ely in far northern Minnesota.  "End of the Road" radio refers to the fact that very little lies beyond the town itself except vast wilderness (and Canada.)  WELY's broadcast range to these remote areas means that they are one of the very few stations that the FCC allows to air personal emergency messages.  In the mid-1990s WELY was purchased by retired CBS broadcaster Charles Kuralt.  It is currently owned by the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa.

Saturday, August 23, 2014


WAFS was a Religious station in Atlanta, Georgia.  They were on the air from 1989 until 2004 and were owned by the Moody Bible Institute.  920 AM is currently WGKS and carries a Talk format, while the WAFS call letters moved up the dial to 1190 AM and is a Business News Talk outlet.

Friday, August 22, 2014


960 AM KCGS is a News and Christian Talk station licensed to Marshall, Arkansas.  This extra-long sticker dates to when they were located at 1600 AM and carried a Country & Western/Gospel format.

Thursday, August 21, 2014


AM 570 WNAX (W North American Radio EXperiment) is a News/Talk station licensed to Yankton, South Dakota.  The 5000-watt signal of "Your Big Friend" covers portions of South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas and boasts the second largest daytime land coverage area of any US station (thanks to flat land and ideal ground conductivity.)  WNAX signed on the air in 1922. Twenty years later they constructed an 800+ foot tower making it the tallest radio stick in the country at the time (it's still the tallest AM tower).  In the late 1920s Lawrence Welk began performing on the station without pay and continued to do so for 10 years.  Wynn Hubler Speece aka "Your Neighbor Lady" started her household hints and recipes show in 1939 and continued for almost 66 years.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Radio Vimercate

This station broadcast from the city of Vimercate in northern Italy.  As with many defunct Italian stations, not much of an online history can be found. 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014


1490 AM KQTY is a News/Talk station licensed to Borger, Texas.  Previously the station carried a Country music format which now resides on sister station KQTY 106.7 FM.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Car Talk

Car Talk was a call-in talk show about automobiles and automotive repair.  It aired on WBUR in Boston, Massachusetts starting in 1977 and countrywide on National Public Radio from 1987 until 2012.  The show was hosted by master mechanics Tom and Ray Magliozzi, the MIT-educated owners of Good News Garage in Cambridge, MA.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

ARK 107.8

This decal was filed in with my French radio stickers but honestly I don't know for sure where it's from.  Not even positive about the station's name (ARK 107.8?)  En Ciel translates to "In Heaven" which confuses things even further.  Any ideas?

Saturday, August 16, 2014


"Hawaiian 105" KINE plays Hawaiian songs from the 1970s, 80s and 90s.  The station's Wikipedia entry says that KINE's call sign meaning comes from the Hawaiian Pidgin expression Da Kine which means....well, I'm still not sure what it means although it's said to be "the word you use when you don't use the word."  Read all about Da Kine here.   Lōkahi translates to unity, agreement or harmony.  KINE is licensed to Honolulu, HI.

Friday, August 15, 2014


The front and back of a plastic listener card from Canberra, Australia's FM 104.7.  2ROC carries a Top-40 format and went on the air in 1988.

Thursday, August 14, 2014


WVKO is a Gospel music station in Columbus, Ohio known as "1580 AM The Praise."  This vintage V.I.P. Listener Card probably dates to when WVKO carried a Soul/R&B format in the 1970s and 80s.

Ted Williams, the homeless man whose amazing set of pipes led to this viral video and voice-over work with Kraft Foods and MSNBC, was once an overnight DJ at WVKO.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014


A magnet from "Mix 96.7" WBVI licensed to Fostoria. Ohio.  They carry a Hot Adult Contemporary format and first went on the air in 1946 as WFOB.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014


A 2002 sticker from "1270 AM The Buzz," a Sports station in Reno, Nevada.  KBZZ seems to have dropped "The Buzz" branding and is now just "CBS Sports Radio."  1270 AM is licensed to Sparks, NV.

Monday, August 11, 2014


KCFX broadcasts a Classic Rock format in Kansas City, Missouri.  Their Wikipedia page claims that they were the first Classic Rock station in a major market in the country when they flipped from AOR in 1985.  "The Fox" has been the flagship station of the Kansas City Chiefs since 1990.  KCFX is licensed to Harrisonville, MO.

Sunday, August 10, 2014


97.9 FM WRMF is a Hot Adult Contemporary station licensed to Palm Beach, Florida.  The call letters stand for (W) Richard M Fairbanks, who at one time owned 20 radio stations, established the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network and was an owner of the Indiana Pacers in the 1980s.