Thursday, July 21, 2016

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Sunday, July 17, 2016


"Q96" WQQB is a Top-40 station licensed to Rantoul, Illinois.

Saturday, July 16, 2016


Houston, Texas' 104.1 KRBE signed on the air as a Classical station in November, 1959.  By the late 1960s they had flipped to Top-40, a format that would continue, in one style or another, up to the present day.  There is some contention about what the call letters originally stood for.  Some say it refers to the original owner and his wife (K) Roland Baker Edith while others, including one of Mr. Baker's sons, says it stood for Key to Radio Broadcasting Excellence.

At one point (in the mid-1980s?) sister station KRBE 1070 AM carried a Classic Rock format and at other times simulcast KRBE FM.

Friday, July 15, 2016


A 1994 sticker from CHR "Hot 105" CKIT in Regina, Saskatchewan.

Thursday, July 14, 2016


KOTO is a non-commercial, community radio station in Telluride, Colorado.  Their existence is supported solely by listeners--one of only a handful of stations in the country that are commercial-free and does not accept underwriting.

Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder: Fan of KOTO (or at least their sticker.  Watch what it means to him below.)

Wednesday, July 13, 2016


840 AM WVPO has operated in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania since 1948 as the (W) Voice of the POconos.  They currently carry a Sports format as part of the ESPN Radio Network.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016


A sticker circa 2000 from "Y105" WZNY, a CHR outlet licensed to Augusta, Georgia. 

Monday, July 11, 2016


WHMS is an Adult Contemporary station in Champaign, Illinois.  The call letters stand for (W) Helen M. Stevick, longtime publisher of The News Gazette which is owned by the same company along with two other radio stations.

Sunday, July 10, 2016


m2o is a radio network based in Rome, Italy airing Dance/Club music.  The station's name comes from "two parts music and one part oxygen" while the tagline on these decals tranlates to "music in its purest form."  m2o went on the air in 2002.

Saturday, July 9, 2016


My wife and I usually go to two or three county fairs every summer. Today it was a toss up between the Madison County Fair in London, Ohio or the Clinton County Fair in Wilmington. They're both about an hour away and we'd never been to either one (although aren't they all the same really--rides, animals, 4-H exhibits, more animals, maybe a demolition derby.) Off to Wilmington we went....

Just as we were getting ready to leave to go back home, I said to my wife that it was a bummer there were no radio stations at the fair.  She gave me that, "I still can't believe your stupid radio sticker collecting hobby" look and then literally five seconds later I came upon a booth for 106.7 WALH.  I grabbed three stickers and felt that the night was now complete.  We listened to the station on our way to find a restaurant and heard a mix of Classic Rock, Pop and Oldies along with some great sounding professional jingles.  WALH is a 100-watt, low-power FM station licensed to Wilmington, OH.  They went on the air in June, 2015.