Tuesday, July 29, 2014

BBC Radio Foyle

BBC Radio Foyle broadcasts from County Londonderry, Northern Ireland.  They've been on the air since 1979 and are named after the River Foyle which forms the border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Monday, July 28, 2014

KMKF


KMKF is a Rock station in Manhattan, Kansas.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

WSHZ / Mystery Z108

A 1998 sticker from Hot Adult Contemporary "Z108" WSHZ in Muskegon, Michigan.  107.9 FM is currently WMUS and has a Country format.

I don't know if this t-shirt is from WSHZ or not...do you? 

Saturday, July 26, 2014

KFZX

A 2002 sticker from KFZX licensed to Gardendale, Texas.  At that time FZX played a mix of classic, alternative and current songs under their "Absolute Rock" branding.  They currently carry a Classic Rock format.

Friday, July 25, 2014

WXTQ

WXTQ was a Rock station in Athens, Ohio.  They now carry a Hot AC format known as "Power 105."

Thursday, July 24, 2014

WKGR


WKGR "98.7 The Gater" is a 100,000-watt Classic Rock station in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

WOUB

91.3 WOUB is the flagship of the five-station Ohio University Public Radio Network based in Athens, OH.
In the mid-1980s WOUB had a Classic Country show on during drive time complete with jingles and listener requests. 


A WOUB license plate frame.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

KLCX


The front and back of a t-shirt from KLCX in Eugene, Oregon.  They were on the air from 1987 to 1993 before flipping to CHR as KDUK.  KLCX was licensed to Florence, OR.  Anyone know what Worden & Goodman's "Lic Me!" was all about (and why it was spelled like that?)

Monday, July 21, 2014

WACR

A vintage shirt from WACR (W Allentown College Radio) in Allentown, Pennsylvania.  WACR apparently still broadcasts (a student handbook from 2013-2014  lists them in the campus directory) but there doesn't seem to be any online presence for the station.  Allentown College changed names in 2001 to DeSales University which also has an internet-only station WDSR.  The WDSR Facebook page says that WACR began broadcasting in 1975.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

KMPS




Seattle, Washington's KMPS plays Kountry Music for Puget Sound.  They've carried the same format since 1978.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

KARM

KARM began broadcasting in 1938 at 1310 AM in Fresno, California.  This oversized, mid-1970s(?) "Sam Schwan for President" sticker dates to when the Broadcasting Yearbook says they carried a News format.  1430 AM is currently an Oldies outlet KYNO.

Friday, July 18, 2014

WLRS



WLRS signed on the air in 1964, originally as a training ground for students at the (W) Louisville Radio School in Louisville, Kentucky.  The station was at its peak in the 1970s as an Album Oriented Rock station and topped the city's Arbitron ratings in 1978.  In 1991 they flipped to Adult Contemporary as "Mix 102" and about six years later switched to Alternative Rock.  WLRS later moved up the dial to 105.1 FM, while 102.3 became WULV with a Soft AC format.  102.3 FM is currently Hot AC "The Max" WXMA.  Airchecks, photos and other memorabilia from the glory days of "The Walrus" can be found here.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

WGAR


WGAR has been a Country station in Cleveland, Ohio since 1984.  The call letters stand for (W) George A Richards, a man of questionable ethics who owned KMPC in Los Angeles and WJR in Detroit as well as the Detroit Lions football team. 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

WBRM

1250 AM WBRM plays Country music and is licensed to Marion, North Carolina, at the edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

WPTS

92.1 WPTS is a 17-watt, student-run station at the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  The transmitter is located on top of the Cathedral of Learning, the tallest educational building in the western hemisphere and centerpiece of the university's campus.
Radio at Pitt began in the late 1950s when a group of students formed the Student Broadcasting Association with the intent of getting a station on the air.  Led by Adrian Cronauer (whose wartime experiences became the basis for the 1987 movie Good Morning Vietnam) they finally succeeded in 1961 broadcasting at 820 AM with call letters WPGH.  The struggle to find room on the FM dial ended in 1984 when the FCC granted them the last ever 10-watt Class D license to a station on the commercial band.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Radio Mare

Radio Mare ("Radio Sea") broadcast in La Spezia, Italy from 1988 until 1998.  About seven years later Radio Mare returned as an online station.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

KCLB

Yesterday I posted a bunch of stickers from KRXQ "93 Rock" in Sacramento, California.  The above decal was filed in with them but it's pretty clear that this sticker isn't from KRXQ.  It's probably from 93.7 KCLB which was known as "The Rock" from 1991 until 2005.  KCLB is licensed to Coachella, CA...nowhere near Sacramento.



Saturday, July 12, 2014

KRXQ












KRXQ is a Rock station in Sacramento, California.  At some point in the late 1990s, KRXQ went from broadcasting as "93 Rock" at 93.7 FM (licensed to Roseville, CA) to 98.5 FM as "98 Rock."

Friday, July 11, 2014

CFCP




CFCP broadcast at 1440 AM from 1959 until 1999 before switching to the FM band as Adult Contemporary "Magic 98.9."  In 2005 they became "98.9 The Jet" with an Active Rock format.  They recently rebranded to "98.9 The Goat."  CFCP is licensed to Courtenay, British Columbia.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Radio Viborg

Denmark's Radio Viborg was established in 1984 as "a modern all-round local" radio station.  The Danish permitted advertising in local radio beginning in 1988 after which Radio Viborg went professional and commercial, becoming a "full service" music and news outlet.