Friday, July 3, 2015

STAR * SAT Radio


STAR * SAT Radio is based in Berlin, Germany and went on the air in 1988.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Europa 2


Europa 2 is a network of Contemporary Hit stations based in Prague, Czech Republic.  They can be heard on at least three dozen frequencies throughout the country.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

WDJX

CHR station 99.7 WDJX went on the air in July, 1985 in Louisville, Kentucky.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

KQQQ


104.9 FM KQQQ was a Top-40 station in Pullman, Washington.

Monday, June 29, 2015

WSWR


WSWR plays Classic Hits in the Ashland/Mansfield/Mount Vernon area of north-central Ohio.  The iHeartMedia owned station is now branded as "My 100.1"


KWSL


Formerly KBCM, 1470 AM KWSL was a Country station in Sioux City, Iowa.  KWSL currently carries a Spanish-language format as "La Preciosa".

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Mystery Listener Card #2

Anybody know where this listener card come from?  There was the short-lived KAKC "KC 93" in the mid-1970s in Tulsa, Oklahoma but they were Top-40.  KACI in The Dalles, Oregon was known as "KC 93.5" but they didn't move to that frequency until 2012.  Help!

Saturday, June 27, 2015

WJKL

"94.3 The Fox" WJKL (W Richard JaKLe, onetime station manager) was a Rock station licensed to Elgin, Illinois.

A listener club card from between 1982 to 1989 when they carried a Big Band/Nostalgia format branded as "JKL 94 Great Music".

WJKL is currently part of the massive K-Love network of Christian Contemporary stations and are now licensed to Glendale Heights, IL.

Friday, June 26, 2015

WPLJ

Last night my wife and I went to the Fraze Pavilion to watch the Led Zeppelin cover band Get The Led Out.  After getting up at 3:30 AM that morning and working 13 hours, I wouldn't have been too bummed out if the earlier downpours had continued and we decided to skip this outdoor show.  Thankfully, the weather cleared and we got to experience a fantastic concert.  GTLO are a dead-on sounding Zeppelin tribute band.  They don't set out to look like the band (the singer admitted to looking like Howard Stern...although one guitarist looked an awful lot like Robert Plant) but rather concentrate on re-creating the sound of Zeppelin's studio albums.  They even pulled out a theremin and what I think was a bit of turntablism to produce the mid-song freakout from Whole Lotta Love.  Great show all around.


The front and back of a late 1970s sticker from WPLJ in New York City.  They carried an Album Rock format from 1971 until 1983 before flipping to CHR.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Mystery Listener Card


I found this listener card misfiled under KTXQ when I was pulling stickers for yesterday's post.  Clearly, they share the same design but are one dial position off.  Anyone know where this "Q101" card is from?  The best known station with that branding is probably WKQX in Chicago but it's unknown if they ever had this logo.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

KTXQ






"Q102" KTXQ was a Rock station in Dallas, Texas from 1978 until 1998.  They were the main competitor of KZEW--the hatred between the two stations beginning after "Q102" beat "The Zoo" in the ratings after just two months on the air.  Eventually the stations shared more than just similar playlists as various jocks and bosses ended up working at both outlets.  By 1994 "Q102" had morphed into an Alternative Rock station.

In 1998 KTXQ flipped to R&B Oldies as "Magic 102".
102.1 FM is currently Alternative Rock KDGE "The Edge".

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

WSPY


107.1 WSPY (W Sandwich Plano Yorkville) went on the air on January 19, 1974.  They air a Full Service/Adult Contemporary format for Chicago's far western suburbs and are licensed to Plano, Illinois.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

WIZN




"The Wizard" 106.7 WIZN is a Classic Rock station licensed to Vergennes, Vermont.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

WIBW





WIBW plays Country music in Topeka, Kansas.  They broadcast at 97.3 FM from their first air date in 1961 until September, 2002 when they relocated to 94.5 FM.

Friday, June 19, 2015

WISP


1230 AM WISP was a Country station in Kinston, North Carolina.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

KFMU




KFMU is an Adult Album Alternative station in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.  They went on the air in 1975 with a transmitter that was powered by a wooden windmill.  Today they are at least partially powered by solar panels located at the transmitter site.  KFMU is licensed to Oak Creek, CO.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

WOVV


WOVV was a Top-40 station licensed to Ft. Pierce, Florida.  In 1993, the station, by then branded as "Star 95.5", moved an hour south to Juno Beach, FL.  They later flipped to Country as WCLB and are currently once again Top-40 as "Wild 95.5" WLDI.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The Breeze








"The Breeze" is a network of Adult Contemporary stations in New Zealand.  Currently there are 19 Breeze stations across the country airing a mix of local and network shows.  Some of these stickers were sent to me by Aaron in Whakatane, New Zealand.  Thanks Aaron!