Sunday, June 26, 2016

WQXI


94.1 FM in Atlanta, Georgia became WQXI in the late 1960s and was known as "94Q" starting in 1977.  They were a dominant Top-40 station for much of their history before signing off in 1989 with John Lennon's "Imagine".  The frequency is now home to Hot Adult Contemporary station "Star 94.1" WSTR.  WQXI was licensed to Smyrna, GA.

WHYW

Soft Rock by day, Classic Rock at night and Jazz during overnights.  That was the format of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania's "Y97" WHYW in the mid 1980s. 

Saturday, June 25, 2016

KRZQ



The KRZQ call letters have existed in Reno, Nevada on three different frequencies.  The original KRZQ, licensed to Tahoe City, California, went on the air in 1985.  "96 Rock" was later described as a "bad 90s metal station" by the program director of the second KRZQ who flipped it to Alternative around 1992.  This version at 100.9 FM, licensed to Sparks, NV, lasted until 2011 when they switched to Hot AC as "Mix 100.9".  After a one year absence, Alternative Rock and the KRZQ calls emerged again at 104.1 FM licensed to Fallon, NV.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

KLAC

570 AM KLAC is a Sports station in (K) Los Angeles, California.  They carried Los Angeles Lakers games from 1977 until 2009, a span that saw the team win 10 NBA championships.  In 2015, KLAC was partially acquired by the Los Angeles Dodgers and re-branded as "AM 570 LA Sports".  The commercial below dates to the mid-80s when they had just flipped to Country, a format that lasted until 1993 when they switched to Adult Standards.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

KEDM

90.3 FM KEDM is operated by the University of Louisiana at Monroe.  They went on the air on April 23, 1991 and airs a mix of NPR programming, Jazz and Classical music.

NCI / CICY



NCI (Native Communications Inc.) is a large public radio network covering 98% of Manitoba via 57 transmitters.  They began broadcasting in the northern part of the province in 1971.  Programming is designed for and by Native people and consists of Country music mixed with Aboriginal artists.  105.5 FM is CICY, a 100,000-watt station licensed to Selkirk, MB near the capital of Winnipeg.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

CFRC





CFRC (Canada's Famous Rugby Champions) is the campus radio station of Queens University in Kingston, Ontario.  The station's history goes back almost as far as radio itself when an engineering professor gave a demonstration of wireless telegraphy in 1902.  Their website claims that they are the longest-running campus based broadcaster in the world.  As the above button indicates, CFRC (then known as 9BT) made its first experimental broadcast in late summer or early fall of 1922.  For much of its past, CFRC broadcast at 1490 AM, later moving to 91.9 FM and currently broadcasts at 101.9 FM.  A comprehensive history of CFRC can be found at this Queen's University archives page

Monday, June 20, 2016

CKLG




Vancouver, British Columbia's CKLG (CK Lion's Gate Broadcasting) went on the air in 1955 at 1070 AM and featured "MOR, popular and classical music".  Due to interference from Los Angeles' KNX, CKLG moved to 730 AM in 1957.  Around that same time the 10,000-watt station featured three husband and wife teams on the air.  A Top-40 format was introduced in 1964 and, except for a mid-90s run as a Talk outlet, the station played contemporary music up until 2001 when they flipped to all-News as CJNW.  730 AM is currently CHMJ, an all-Traffic station.
Anybody know the meaning behind the "CKLG Gonged Me" button?

WJIL / WJVO



1550 AM WJIL began broadcasting in 1961 in (W) Jacksonville, ILlinois and currently carries a Classic Hits format.  Country outlet and sister station 105.5 WJVO went on the air in 1986.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

KATW



Two stickers and a temporary tattoo from "101.5 Cat FM" KATW in Lewiston, Idaho.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Antenna Brianza Est

Antenna Brianza Est broadcast from Bernareggio in northern Italy.  Not much info seems to be available about ABE although I did find this photo which a commenter dates to 1979.

Friday, June 17, 2016

BBC Radio Suffolk

BBC Radio Suffolk began broadcasting in April, 1990 from Ipswich, England.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

WWCD


WWCD "CD102.5" is an independently-owned, Alternative Rock station in Columbus, Ohio.  From 1990 until 2010 they broadcast at 101.1 FM as "CD101".  More WWCD stickers here.

Gay Dad was a stupidly-named British band that existed from 1994 until 2002.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

WNUS

WNUS is a Country station licensed to Belpre, Ohio and serves the Parkersburg/Marietta, West Virginia market.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

WKSZ


"95.9 Kiss FM" plays Top-40 music in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  Except for a brief, failed attempt as a Hot Adult Contemporary station, they have been a CHR outlet since 1995.  WKSZ is licensed to De Pere, WI.

Monday, June 13, 2016

WGCX

"Praise 95.7" WGCX signed on in 2000 with a Contemporary Christian format licensed to Navarre, Florida.  The station currently carries the same format although now as part of the "K-LOVE" radio network with call letters WPLV.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

WBTU


93.3 WBTU has been a Country station in Ft. Wayne, Indiana since 1984.  They are currently branded as "US 93.3" and licensed to Kendallville, IN.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

KUOM




770 AM KUOM "Radio K" is a student-run station from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.  Radio history at UofM goes back to 1912 when a professor began experimenting with broadcasts.  KUOM is the oldest radio station in Minnesota and the oldest non-commercial station in the country.  They can now be heard on 100.7 FM (licensed to Falcon Heights, MN), 104.5 FM (Minneapolis) and 106.5 KUOM (St. Louis Park).  Two more of their stickers can be seen here.



Friday, June 10, 2016

KRAT

"97.7 K-Rat" was an Oldies outlet licensed to Altamont, Oregon from 1997 until 2009 when the FCC ordered it off the air.  KRAT was supposedly licensed to someone named George J. Wade but he was unaware of this until he heard about it from the IRS.  The station was actually being operated by Sandra Soho who hijacked Wade's identity.  Soho was sentenced to 38 months in jail for fraudulently using Wade's name (among other charges) and fined half a million dollars.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

KIOO


KIOO is a Classic Rock station licensed to Porterville, California.  The call letters reflect their former "K100" branding.