Monday, January 16, 2017

WGRR


Cincinnati, Ohio's 103.5 WGRR (W Great Rock & Roll) went on the air in 1990 with a traditional Oldies format.  Over the years they have dropped all songs from the 1950s and most from the 60s to concentrate on Classic Hits of the 70s and 80s.  WGRR is licensed to Hamilton, OH.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

WERI

A late-1990s decal from News/Talk station WERI licensed to Westerly, Rhode Island.  They went on the air in 1949 and carried the WERI calls until 1999 when they were bought by Boston University and became WXNI.  1230 AM is currently WBLQ, a full-service, locally-focused News/Talk station.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

(another) WUMD

While looking for a sticker for yesterday's post, I realized that there is another college radio station known as WUMD.  This WUMD is a cable FM and internet radio station from the (W) University of Michigan-Dearborn.

Friday, January 13, 2017

WUMD


89.3 FM WUMD broadcasts with 9,600 watts from the (W) University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.  The station went on the air on this day in 1972 with a 10 watt signal emanating from a cafeteria closet.  At the time, they were located at  91.1 FM and carried the call letters WUSM.  For a really crappy 45th birthday present, UMass Dartmouth announced last week that they would be selling the station to Rhode Island Public Radio for $1.5 million dollars.  A "Save WUMD" Facebook page has been set up with information on how to contact the FCC and officially oppose the sale of the station.  

Thursday, January 12, 2017

WAJY

"Joy 102.7" WAJY was an Adult Standards station in Augusta, Georgia.  They were licensed to New Ellenton, South Carolina and on the air from 1990 until 2004.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

KTEG

KTEG "107.9 (K) The EdGe" was an Alternative Rock station in Albuquerque, New Mexico from 1994 until 2000.

KTEG then moved to 104.7 FM and started adding heavier rock bands like Pantera and Metallica to their playlist.  In 2007, the frequency dance continued as they moved to 104.1 FM and are now licensed to Santa Fe, NM.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

KOSP




KOSP was an Oldies station licensed to Ozark, Missouri. 

Monday, January 9, 2017

KGIL

This KGIL sticker probably dates to the mid-1980s when that year's Broadcasting Yearbook says 1260 AM carried an MOR format while "K94.3" was Adult Contemporary.  These 1984 jingles for the combo's FM half had the station "Rockin' Easy in the Valley".  Anybody know what the "K-Gillionaire" contest was all about?  KGIL AM & FM were licensed to San Fernando, California near Los Angeles.

KGIL was branded as "Retro 1260" from 2009 to 2011 and played a mix of Oldies and Adult Standards.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

KASE




KASE 101 is a 100,000-watt station in Austin, Texas.  They've carried a Country music format since 1981.



Saturday, January 7, 2017

Radio Kansas

Radio Kansas is a three station network serving the central part of the state and based at Hutchinson Community College.  The network consists of flagship KHCC 90.1 FM in Hutchinson, KHCD 89.5 FM in Salina and KHCT 90.9 FM in Great Bend.  Radio Kansas also carries three HD Radio signals playing Bluegrass and Folk, Jazz, and contemporary instrumental music.

Friday, January 6, 2017

WRNI

A static cling postcard sticker from WRNI in Providence, Rhode Island.  1290 AM went on the air in 1947 as WDEM and was a Top-40 station in the 1960s and 70s as WICE.  In 1998, Boston University's WBUR bought what was then Portuguese-language WRCP for almost $2 million and switched call letters to WRNI.  A very controversial sale of the station a few years later resulted in investigations and resignations triggered by the local donors who contributed money to buy both WRNI and sister station WXNI from their previous owners.
WRNI is currently owned by Rhode Island Public Radio and carries Spanish-language public radio programming.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

CKJR


1440 AM in Wetaskiwin, Alberta went on the air in 1971 as CJOI.  In the mid-1990s they changed call letters to CKJR and at some point started playing Country music.  They currently carry an Oldies format as "W1440"

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

WJLQ

A t-shirt from Top-40 station "Q100" in Pensacola, Florida.  100.7 FM carried the WJLQ call letters from 1975 until 1994 and again from 2000 until 2012. 

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

WPVR

A magnet from "Arrow 94.9" WPVR in Roanoke, Virginia.  They carried a Classic Rock format from 1997 until 2000.

Monday, January 2, 2017

XHITZ



90.3 XHITZ began as an Album Rock station in San Diego, California in 1983.  In 1990 they flipped to a Dance-leaning Rhythmic Top-40 format as "Z90".  The 100,000-watt station is licensed to Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

WKHM


Jackson, Michigan's 970 AM WKHM went on the air in December, 1951.  The call letters were formed from the last names of the original owners (W) Fred Knorr, Harvey Hansen and Bill McCoy.  For years they were a Full-Service/MOR outlet before transitioning to their current News/Talk format.


WKHM FM went on the air in the mid-1990s and carries an Adult Top-40 format.  They are licensed to Brooklyn, MI.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Arcan Radio

Arcan Radio went on the air in 1980 from Bilzen, Belgium.  They originally broadcast at 101.9 FM before eventually moving to 106.2 FM with their signal reaching both the Belgian and Dutch regions of Limburg.  A printing error seems to have blanked out the lower left corner of this sticker which reads "het bonkend hart van muzikaal limburg" (the pounding heart of musical Limburg).

Friday, December 30, 2016

Radio Rhema

"Rhema" in Greek literally means "utterance" or "thing said".  In Christianity it is used in reference to the concept of Rhematos Christou or Jesus Christ's sayings.  Radio Rhema began in 1974 in Christchurch, New Zealand although its roots go back to the 1960s when they were known as Gospel Radio Fellowship.  After multiple temporary licenses to broadcast (sometimes for one day only) they received a permanent license in 1978.  This made them the first Christian radio station in the British Commonwealth and one of the first in the world.  In the 1980s, they branched out to Australia which is where most of these Rhema stickers are from.

2GCB

2RFM

4CLG--Woombye, Queensland

4WBR

5RCB

2PMQ--Port Macquarie, New South Wales


The above two Rhema stickers are from New Zealand.  Too lazy to research what cities they're from....anybody know?

UPDATE:  612 AM is in Christchurch and 855 is in Hamilton.  Thanks for the info Anonymous commenter!

Thursday, December 29, 2016

WYAH

WYAH is a 29-watt, LPFM station with a Religious format in Winchester, Kentucky.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

WLTO

WLTO in (W) LexingTOn, Kentucky carried an Oldies format circa the late 1990s.  They currently broadcast Rhythmic Top-40 as "Hot 102".  WLTO is licensed to Nicholasville, KY.