Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Shania Twain

I received a package of radio stickers a few days ago (thanks Dan!) and this stamp was included on one of the inner envelopes.  Wow!  I didn't know that Canada had a Shania Twain postage stamp and it's a shame that the postmark had to cut right across her picture.

Shania is featured on two radio stickers in the collection.  This one is from KTOM licensed to Marina, California.
FM 99.9 KGEE was licensed to Monahans, Texas and is now Rock station KBAT.

Monday, September 29, 2014

National Coffee Day / WKFY

 Today is National Coffee Day!

"Koffee 98.7" WKFY targets listeners 50+ and plays a "mix of Oldies, classic album cuts and modern artists loved by older listeners."  They went on the air in August, 2013.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

WGN

The first regular-season Chicago Cubs game was broadcast on 720 AM WGN in April, 1925 (seventeen years after they last won the World Series.)  Cubs games have been heard exclusively on the station since 1958.  This longtime partnership ends today as the News/Talker airs its last Cubs game before the team begins a seven-year deal with 780 AM WBBM.  WGN was losing money on the games and cited low ratings during the team's recent on-field struggles as the reason they exercised an out-clause in its broadcast contract.




Saturday, September 27, 2014

WNWV

WNWV is a Smooth Jazz station in Cleveland, Ohio.  Except for a brief flip to "V107.3," a hybrid Classic Rock/Adult Album Alternative outlet, "The Wave" has carried virtually the same format since 1987.  WNWV is licensed to Elyria, OH.




Friday, September 26, 2014

WHND


"Honey Radio" WHND was an Oldies station in Detroit, Michigan from 1974 until 1994.  They were one of the first Oldies stations in the country and specialized in music from the second half of the 1950s and the first half of the 1960s, especially doo-wop and lower charting records along with the hits.  AM 560 is currently Christian Talk station WRDT "The Word" licensed to Monroe, MI.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Radio Gudd Laun

Radio Gudd Laun broadcasts from Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Sticker Board #7

KSHE 95 - Crestwood, Missouri
KSHE 95 - Crestwood, Missouri
"Z95.5" KZAT - Belle Plaine, Iowa
KSHE 95 - Crestwood, Missouri
"Magic 99.5" WMAG - High Point, North Carolina
WDSD - Smyrna, Delaware
Capital Gold 1548 AM - London, England
"107.9 The Edge" KTEG - Albuquerque, New Mexico
WFUN - Ashtabula, Ohio
KBBA - Abilene, Texas
WFAN - New York, New York
"Magic 102" WMJQ - Buffalo, New York
KXKC - New Iberia, Louisiana
WGCR - Pisgah Forest, North Carolina
"Z90" XHITZ - Tijuana, Mexico
WMUZ - Detroit, Michigan
KSZL - Barstow, California
KSLU - Hammond, Louisiana
"Rock 101" WGIR  - Manchester, New Hampshire
WHMI - Howell, Michigan
WOPP - Opp, Alabama
KLSK - Albuquerque, New Mexico
MDR Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk - Leipzig, Germany
"103.3 The Edge" WEDG - Buffalo, New York
"103.3 The Edge" WEDG - Buffalo, New York
"G-103" WROG - Cumberland, Maryland
WOMP - Bellaire, Ohio
"790 AM The Zone" WQXI - Atlanta, Georgia
WJLB - Detroit, Michigan
Eldoradio - Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
"95X" KNRX - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
S4 Süddeutscher Rundfunk - Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
95.8 Capital FM - London, England
"98 Rock" WYBB - Folly Beach, South Carolina
"Oldies 640" KTIB - Thibodaux, Louisiana
WMTA - Central City, Kentucky
"FM 93" KAST - Astoria, Oregon
KRAK - Sacramento, Calfornia
WFIF - Milford, Connecticut
"C107.5" KCIL - Houma, Louisiana
KAST 1370 AM - Astoria, Oregon
101 KGB - San Diego, California
KLSK - Albuquerque, New Mexico
"Q100" KORQ - Abilene, Texas
SDR3 - Germany
KZZU - Spokane, Washington
"Rock 108" KEYJ - Abilene, Texas
WKLB - Boston, Massachusetts
WMAS - Springfield, Massachusetts
Bayern 2 Radio - Munich, Germany
"Gator 105.5" WDAR - Darlington, South Carolina
"95.3 FM"  KLLY - Bakersfield, California
"Y93" KYYA - Billings, Montana

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

KTBT

"92.1 The Beat" KTBT is a Top-40 station in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Monday, September 22, 2014

CIAO

CIAO airs multilingual programming in Toronto, Ontario.  Languages include Hindi, Punjabi, Italian, German, Polish, Croatian, Bosnian, Hungarian, Filippino, Bulgarian and Somali.  CIAO is the only station in North America broadcasting at 530 AM.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Radio Notre Dame

Radio Notre Dame is a Religious station broadcasting from Paris, France.  They were founded in 1981 by Jean-Marie Lustiger who was the Archbishop of Paris at the time.  The yellow background on the sticker depicts the gothic architecture of Notre-Dame Cathedral which was completed in 1345 after 182 years of construction.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

KMLD

KMLD "Melody 97.3" is an Oldies station in Casper, Wyoming.

Friday, September 19, 2014

KMEL









KMEL is an Urban Contemporary station in San Francisco, California.  "Kamel 106" began in 1977 as an Album Oriented Rock outlet with a Victor Moscoso-designed camel for a station mascot.  By the early 80s they were one of six(!) Rock stations in the Bay area and ended up flipping to Top-40 in 1984.  The KMEL "All Hit 106" sticker above was one of the first decals added to my collection when they mailed it to me in 1985.  As the decade progressed, KMEL's CHR format started leaning more Urban and they eventually went full-time Hip Hop/R&B by 1992.
A website dedicated to the early history of KMEL can be found here.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

KGA / KJRB

790 AM KJRB and 1510 AM KGA are co-owned stations in Spokane, Washington.  This sticker dates back to the mid-1990s when KGA flipped from Country to "Supertalk," featuring the likes of conservative host G. Gordon Liddy
KJRB is currently a Classic Country station known as "The Eagle" while KGA is CBS Sports Radio affiliate.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

WVMC


A sticker and magnet from Contemporary Christian station WVMC in Mansfield, Ohio.  They went on the air in 1979 from Mansfield Christian School, which owns the station.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

WVUM


90.5 WVUM is the (W) Voice of the University of Miami broadcasting from Coral Gables, Florida.  Radio at UM began in 1967 when some students started an unlicensed pirate station in their dorm.  After being discovered by the FCC the university decided to officially register the station a year later.  The 1,300-watt, student-run station primarily plays Indie Rock and Electronic music along with specialty shows and Miami Hurricane sports. 

Monday, September 15, 2014

KAVV

"Cave 97.7" KAVV is a Country music station licensed to Benson, Arizona.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

WOUR

96.9 WOUR has been a Rock station in Utica, New York since 1973.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

WLRT


WLRT broadcast in Kankakee, Illinois with an Adult Contemporary format as "Lite 93" and (earlier?) as "T93" playing Country.  92.7 FM is currently an Oldies outlet "The Valley" WVLI.

Friday, September 12, 2014

KRE

1400 AM KRE was a Progressive Jazz station in Berkeley, California.  They played a mix of jazz fusion and modern jazz as well as R&B, Soul, Reggae and Blues. 

In 1973 the KRE facilities were used by director George Lucas in his movie American Graffiti.  Lucas used their radio studios to film the legendary Wolfman Jack for his scenes with Richard Dreyfuss.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

WGAS

1420 AM WGAS is a Religious Teaching/Urban Gospel station licensed to South Gastonia, North Carolina.