Thursday, March 26, 2015

WZTA


WZTA "94.9 Zeta" was a Rock station in Miami, Florida for almost two decades.  The former Top-40 outlet known as "I-95" WINZ flipped to Classic Rock in the late 1980s and also carried Alternative and Active Rock formats in its time as WZTA.  94.9 FM flipped to Hispanic Urban (now Spanish Contemporary) "Mega 94.9" in 2005.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

WLS






WLS 890 AM was originally owned by Sears, Roebuck and Company hence the call letter meaning of World's Largest Store.  They are one of the original 50,000-watt clear channel stations and went on the air in April, 1924.  WLS's standard bearing Top-40 era began in 1960 and lasted well into the mid-1980s when a transition to Adult Contemporary and Oldies began.  Talk shows then started appearing alongside music programming and by August, 1989 WLS dropped music altogether to go 24/7 Talk.
Some great WLS tribute and history sites can be found online.  Another semi-complete set of WLS stickers can be seen here.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

WNEB




Stickers and a magnet from Religious station WNEB (W New England Broadcasting) in Worcester, Massachusetts. 

Monday, March 23, 2015

WBOW

WBOW (W Banks Of the Wabash) began broadcasting at 640 AM in Terre Haute, Indiana in the late 1980s.  After the owner was convicted on 12 felony charges, WBOW's license was pulled and the station went silent in 2001. 

Sunday, March 22, 2015

KINY

800 AM KINY began broadcasting in Juneau, Alaska on May 31, 1935.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

KCAR

"Cool 104.3" was an Oldies station licensed to Galena, Kansas.  The frequency is currently "Star 104.3" and carries a Hot AC format.  Sometime around 2007 KCAR switched their city-of-license from Galena to Baxter Springs, KS

Friday, March 20, 2015

Boom FM

Boom FM is a network of Classic Hits stations in Quebec and Ontario.  They originally went on the air in 2003 with two outlets; CFEI 106.5 FM licensed to Saint-Hyacinthe, QC and CHRD105.3 FM in Drummondville, QC.  CFZZ 104.1 FM in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC and CFVM 99.9 FM licensed to Amqui, QC joined in 2005.  Boom FM later added English-language stations in Ontario including 97.3 FM CHBM in Toronto.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

WZZN

A deck of playing cards from WZZN "94.7 The Zone", a short-lived Active Rock station in Chicago, Illinois circa 2004.  94.7 FM is currently a Classic Hits outlet with the resurrected WLS-FM call letters which the frequency carried in the mid-to-late 1960s.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Xtrema 92.1 FM

Xtrema 92.1 FM was a radio station in Cabimas, Venezuela. The website URL on the sticker is no longer valid and their Facebook page went dormant at the end of 2010 which leads me to believe they are no longer on the air.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Classic 21

Classic 21 is heard on eight frequencies throughout French-speaking central and southern Belgium.  Based in Mons and owned by RTBF--Belgian Radio and Television of the French Community--they play classic rock and pop music.  Can anyone identify the guitarist on the sticker or is it just a stock image?

Monday, March 16, 2015

WTLR

89.9 WTLR is a Religious station licensed to State College, Pennsylvania.  Way Truth Life Radio is simulcast on two other stations and a translator.  WTLR went on the air on January 1, 1978.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

WMRS


Adult Contemporary station 107.7 WMRS went on the air in Monticello, Indiana in March, 1989.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

WJOD


WJOD plays Country music in Dubuque, Iowa.

Friday, March 13, 2015

WGBH





89.7 FM WGBH (W Great Blue Hill--the station's transmitter site and highest point in the area) airs National Public Radio programming and Jazz music on weekends.  Classical music was dropped on the station after their acquisition of WCRB in 2009.  WGBH went on the air in Boston, Massachusetts in 1951.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

CJAT



Stickers and a magnet from CJAT, the main station in a network which was branded as KBS (Kootenay Broadcasting System) licensed to Trail, British Columbia.  CJAT is now known as "EZ Rock" and carries an Adult Contemporary format.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

WZNF

 "Z95.3" was a Classic Rock station in the Biloxi/Gulfport radio market from 2002 until 2014.

The station now carries a Top-40 format as "95.3 The Gorilla."  WZNF is licensed to Lumberton, Mississippi.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

WEMU

89.1 FM WEMU broadcasts from (W) Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, MI.  They are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year having gone on the air at 88.1 FM in December, 1965.  WEMU airs a mix of NPR programming along with Jazz, Blues, Latin, Roots Music and EMU sports.

Monday, March 9, 2015

WAGE



Leesburg, Virginia's WAGE went on the air in 1958 at 1290 AM as a daytime only station offering a variety of music and news.  They later switched to 1200 AM and went all-news/talk.  A 2005 ownership change eventually resulted in firings and the gutting of almost all local news content.  The 1200 AM frequency turned to static and WAGE went off the air for good in 2009.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

KTCL




"Channel 93.3" is an Alternative Rock station in Denver, Colorado.  Some time around 2004, KTCL changed their city-of-license from Fort Collins, Colorado to Wheat Ridge, CO.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

KOPE

KOPE was a Talk station in Medford, Oregon through most of the 1990s.  103.5 FM is currently Classic Hits "Kool 103.5" KLDZ.