Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

KIOA

93.3 KIOA plays Classic Hits in Des Moines, Iowa.  In the past few years they dropped the "Oldies" branding and evolved into playing hits of the 1970s and 80s.

Monday, May 25, 2015

WDPR / WDPG

Yesterday we made another visit to Carillon Park to watch the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra perform their annual Memorial Day weekend concert.  Dayton's Classical music station WDPR was once again in attendance (I grabbed a fan from them two years ago.)  This time they were giving away pens and magnets.  WDPR t-shirts were thrown into the crowd and one actually landed right at my feet.  The lady in front of me really should have caught it but it bounced right to me.  I ended up giving it back to her and she then gave it to her daughter.

WDPR (W Dayton Public Radio) broadcasts at 88.1 FM.  They are also heard on 89.9 FM WDPG licensed to Greenville, Ohio

Sunday, May 24, 2015

KCBC

770 AM KCBC (K Crawford Broadcasting Company) is a Religious station licensed to Manteca, California.  Their 50,000 watt signal covers San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, Sacramento, Stockton and Modesto.

CFEP

CFEP "105.9 Seaside FM" began broadcasting in 2002 from Halifax, Nova Scotia.  The non-profit Easy Listening station started at 94.7 FM before moving to 105.9 FM in 2009.  CFEP is licensed to Eastern Passage, NS.

Friday, May 22, 2015

CHQC

105.7 CHQC is a community radio station in Saint John, New Brunswick.  They went on the air in 2006 and aims to facilitate the dissemination of French culture in Saint John and the surrounding areas.  Music played is mainly French-language adult pop.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Radio Neandertal

Radio Neandertal began broadcasting on September 15, 1990 from Mettmann in west/central Germany.  The Neandertal valley was made famous in 1865 by the discovery of the remains of an extinct species of archaic humans commonly called the Neanderthals.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Colmundo Radio

Colmundo Radio is a national radio network based in Bogota, Colombia.  They are heard on 10 different AM frequencies throughout the country.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

WROU

WROU is an Urban Adult Contemporary station in Dayton, Ohio.  They were previously a Mainstream Urban outlet before the arrival of competitor "Hot 102.9" WDHT took over with younger listeners with its R&B/Hip-Hop format and stronger signal.  WROU was Dayton's last locally owned commercial radio station before being bought by Radio One in 2003.  It was founded in 1991 by Ro Nita Hawes-Saunders, a former personality on WDAO which was the first FM R&B station in the country.  WROU is licensed to West Carrollton, OH.


The front and back of a (very wrinkly) WROU t-shirt.

Monday, May 18, 2015

WOCL

"O-Rock" 105.9 WOCL was an Alternative Rock station in Orlando, Florida from 2000 until 2008.  The frequency is now home to "Sunny 105.9" and plays Classic Hits.  WOCL is licensed to DeLand, FL.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

WTMD




89.7 WTMD is a AAA/Indie Rock station broadcasting from Towson University in (W) Towson, MarylanD.



Saturday, May 16, 2015

WMSC

90.3 FM WMSC broadcasts from Montclair State University in Upper Montclair, New Jersey.  The 10-watt, student-run, Freeform station went on the air in 1966 as WVMS.


Friday, May 15, 2015

WJOL


The 90 year history of WJOL in Joliet, Illinois began when WJBI went on the air at 1400 AM in 1925.  Less than a year later the call letters changed to WCLS (Will County's Largest Store).  Frequency shifts to 1390 AM and 1310 AM took place later in the decade before their final switch to 1340 AM occurred in 1941.  The station switched call letters to WJOL in 1945.  WJOL currently carries a mix of News/Talk and Sports along with a one hour Polka show on Sunday mornings.

Future Hall of Fame baseball announcer Harry Carabina aka Harry Caray got his first Chicago-area broadcasting job at WCLS in 1940.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

WEND

WEND "106.5 The End" is an Alternative Rock station licensed to Salisbury, North Carolina.
This week is the 20th anniversary of the beginning of "The End".

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

WAGG


WAGG was a Country station in Franklin, Tennessee that went on the air in 1953.  They were (and continues to be, with call letters WAKM) known for their hyper-local focus on community events, local news, high school sports and the Trade Time Live call-in swap show.  A scene from the movie Coal Miner's Daughter was shot at WAGG because the equipment in the control room was authentic to the time period when Loretta Lynn was driving around promoting her singles to radio stations.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

WVSG

WVSG "St. Gabriel Radio" is a Religious station in Columbus, Ohio. 
AM 820 is the oldest active frequency in the city going back to experimental station 8XL in 1920.  It was also the long-time home of Ohio State University's WOSU which operated from 1933 to 2011. 

Monday, May 11, 2015

KNBR








680 KNBR (K National Broadcasting Radio) is a 50,000-watt Sports station in San Francisco, California.  They have been the flagship station for San Francisco Giants baseball games since 1979 and also carry 49ers football and Golden State Warriors basketball games.


KNBR programming is simulcast on 1050 AM KTCT licensed to San Mateo, CA.



Sunday, May 10, 2015

WMXJ



"Majic/Magic 102.7" is a Classic Hits station in Miami, Florida.  Their song selection focuses mainly on tracks from the 1970s and 80s.  WMXJ is licensed to Pompano Beach, FL.