Sunday, September 25, 2016

Saturday, September 24, 2016


WTOS has carried a Rock format since the early 1970s.  Licensed to Skowhegan, Maine, Rock 105's 57,000 watts and tower location at the (W) Top Of Sugarloaf Mountain allows it to cover most of southern Maine as well as parts of New Hampshire and Quebec.  "The Mountain of Pure Rock" is now also simulcast on WTUX 101.1 FM and WTQX 96.7 FM.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Radio DePaul

A pair of sunglasses from student-run Radio DePaul in Chicago, Illinois.  The online-only outlet was voted 2010's Best College Station in the Nation from the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System.  Radio DePaul Sports streams student-hosted sports talk shows as well as play-by-play of DePaul University Blue Demons basketball, volleyball, soccer and softball.

Thursday, September 22, 2016


91.1 FM WMUA broadcasts from the campus of the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.  The station went on the air in 1948 as a 10-watt carrier current outlet broadcasting at 650 AM.  The move to 91.1 occurred in 1952, making WMUA one of the first non-commercial, college-run stations on FM in New England.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016


News/Talk 1340 WJRI is licensed to Lenoir, North Carolina.  Programming is now also heard on translator W263CP at 100.5 FM.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016


102.7 WEQX is an Alternative Rock station licensed to Manchester, Vermont.  They still broadcast from a Victorian house on Elm Street and, despite lucrative offers from corporate radio conglomerates, have remained independently owned since going on the air in November, 1984.  Their tower location on the peak of Mount Equinox provides the station's call letters as well as signal coverage to much of southern Vermont and as far away as Albany, New York and Pittsfield, Massachusetts.

Monday, September 19, 2016


1440 AM WAJR carries a News/Talk/Sports format in Morgantown, West Virginia.  The call letters stand for (W) Agnes Jane Reeves, the original owner who put the station on the air in December, 1940.

Sunday, September 18, 2016


88.1 WMBR (Walker Memorial Basement Radio) is a student-run station at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA.  Radio at MIT goes back to the mid-1940s with carrier current station WMIT broadcasting at 800 kHz.  In 1961, an FM signal hit the air with new call letters WTBS (W Technology Broadcasting System).  Through a legal loophole, media tycoon Ted Turner "bought" the WTBS call letters for his own station in Atlanta.  The money was used to upgrade equipment and WMBR was officially launched in 1979.

Saturday, September 17, 2016


103.5 KTEA (named after Katy, the original owner's granddaughter) is an Oldies/Classic Hits station licensed to Cambria, California. 

Friday, September 16, 2016


91.7 KOSU is a public radio station operated by (K) Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, OK.  The 100,000-watt station airs a mix of NPR and other public radio programming, Talk shows and music from 7pm to 5am provided by The Spy.

KOSU is also heard on 107.5 FM KOSN licesned to Ketchum, OK as well as three other repeater stations.

Thursday, September 15, 2016


95 KGGO has been a Rock station in Des Moines, Iowa for over 35 years.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016


"Eagle 93" KGGL has been a Country station in Missoula, Montana since 1996.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016


KARS was an Oldies outlet licensed to Laramie, Wyoming until 2008 when they flipped to Classic Hits.  The 83,000-watt station now carries a Classic Rock format.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Oregon Public Broadcasting

Some static cling window stickers from Oregon Public Broadcasting based in Portland, OR.  OPB consists of over 20 radio stations and is the primary public radio network for most of the state as well as part of southern Washington.

Sunday, September 11, 2016


"Rewind 94.3" WRND is an Adult Hits station in Clarksville, Tennessee and licensed to Oak Grove, Kentucky.
 Classic Hits "Rewind 100.9" WYNZ is licensed to South Portland, Maine.

"Rewind 94.9" WREW existed from 2009 until 2013 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Saturday, September 10, 2016


Licensed to St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, 99.1 FM CKIX carried a Country format from its launch in 1983 until 2002 when it flipped to CHR as "Hits FM". 
"No Flyers Please" seems to be an exclusively Canadian movement to reduce the amount of unsolicited junk mail.  This sticker was meant to be put on your mailbox to let the carrier know to throw away such advertising.  As an employee of the US Postal Service, I'm not sure this would work in the States.  It's my understanding that the carrier is required to deliver everything in their possession and it's up to the addressee to get off the mailing lists of these advertisers.

A "Hits FM" van turns into "Shit FM" circa 2002.

Friday, September 9, 2016


"Magic 105" WLXR is an Adult Contemporary station licensed to La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Thursday, September 8, 2016


91.7 WMCN broadcasts from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota.  They went on the air in October, 1979.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016


Stickers and a t-shirt from 102.5 KSFM, a Rhythmic CHR station in Sacramento, California.  They've carried a version of this format since the late 1970s.  KSFM is licensed to Woodland, CA.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Iowa Public Radio

A temporary tattoo with the logo from Iowa Public Radio based in Des Moines, IA.  There are about two dozen stations and translators in the network.  Three different services are offered by IPR: Classical, all-News programming and a dayparted combination of News and Adult Alternative music.