Tuesday, November 30, 2010

YES! YES! YES!

96.7 WYSX is a CHR station licensed to Morristown, New York. They no longer simulcast on 98.7 FM which now plays 60s and 70s Oldies as WPAC.


"YES FM" WYSZ is a Christian Rock station licensed to Maumee, Ohio. They broadcast throughout the Toledo area on two other stations and one translator.

YES FM is a Contemporary Hit Radio station based in Colombo, Sri Lanka. All commercials, news and DJ chatter was in English while I listened and I even heard them mention their ongoing bumper sticker contest. Time to send them an email to see if I can get another one.

Monday, November 29, 2010

KRVB

KRVB (K Rogue Valley Broadcasting) was an Easy Listening station from Medford, Oregon in the late 1970s.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

KKRC

A 1981 sticker from KKRC, a Top-40 station from Sioux Falls, South Dakota. 1230 AM is currently a Fox Sports affiliate KWSN.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

KBRX AM & FM


KBRX FM plays Country music while the AM half has morphed from Oldies to more of a Classic Hits format. Both are licensed to O'Neill, Nebraska.

Friday, November 26, 2010

I Spy for the FBI


KSPI is a CHR station from Stillwater, Oklahoma. They carried an Alternative format when they were known as "93.7 The Spy."

KFBI was a Classic Rock station from Las Vegas, Nevada and licensed to Pahrump, NV. 107.5 FM is now an Active Rock station known as "X107.5" KXTE.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Mystery Sticker #15 SOLVED!!

Not sure what station this "Channel Z 105 FM" (or is it "Channel 105 Z FM"?) sticker is from. There's a chance it might have been from 105.7 WZAZ which was licensed to Hilliard, Ohio and known as "Channel Z." Anybody who knows for sure gets a free Thanksgiving turkey!*


*Offer not valid in the United States, Canada or anywhere else.

UPDATE: Channel Z 105 FM was KTOZ licensed to Marshfield, Missouri (currently 104.7 The Cave.) See the comments below.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Radio Blanik


Radio Blanik broadcasts on 17 different frequencies throughout the Czech Republic.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

WXGM

99.1 FM WXGM carries an Adult Contemporary format while 1420 AM is Adult Standards. Both are licensed to Gloucester, Virginia.

Monday, November 22, 2010

WQIO

WQIO was a Country station in Canton, Ohio circa 1981. 1060 AM now carries a Catholic format as "Living Bread Radio" WILB.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Bills vs Bengals

Went down to Paul Brown Stadium today to watch The Buffalo Bills play the Cincinnati Bengals. Lowly Buffalo finally managed to get their first win last Sunday while Cincinnati went into the game with a 2-7 record. Despite this crappy matchup, SuckBowl 2010 turned out to be a very entertaining game. After trailing 28-7 at one point in the second quarter and down 31-14 at the half, Buffalo scored 35 unanswered points in the second half to destroy the Bungles 49-31. It was the 10th straight time Buffalo has beaten Cincy dating back to 1989. Go Bills!!

Me and the boy enjoying the rout in a nearly-empty stadium as the Cincy fans hit the exits.

I saw this billboard while walking out of the stadium. WEBN has been a Rock station in Cincinnati since 1967 when they pioneered the album rock format. They are, in fact, the longest running AOR station in the country. EBN's mascot has been a frog since the early 1970s and is so ubiquitous and deeply rooted within the branding of the station that lately their stickers have foregone call letter and frequency and are simply a froghead. WEBN is also the flagship of the Cincinnati Bengals along with WLW and WCKY.







WHAM is a News/Talk station from Rochester, New York.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

WKQI


"Channel 95-5" WKQI is a CHR station from Detroit, Michigan.

Friday, November 19, 2010

WEEU


WEEU is a News/Talk station licensed to Reading, Pennsylvania. In 1999 they switched from 850 AM to 830 AM (which is the same frequency they originally broadcast from when they went on the air on Christmas Eve, 1931.)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Live! Live! Live!

"Live 105" KITS has been a Modern Rock station in San Francisco, California since 1986.



Modern Rock "Live 105" CKHY went on the air in Halifax, Nova Scotia about two months ago.



"Live 95" KITI is a Hot Adult Contemporary station licensed to Winlock, Washington.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Attack of the Killer B98s


KZBB is a Modern Adult Contemporary station licensed to Poteau, Oklahoma.

KRBB is an Adult Contemporary station from Wichita, Kansas.

WBBO was a CHR station licensed to Ocean Acres, New Jersey. "B98.5" still exists with the same format although the call letters have been changed to WHTG.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

WLOL

I recently saw a personalized license plate that said "WLOL" and immediately thought of the now-defunct CHR station from Minneapolis, Minnesota. I took a picture of the plate but I hesitate to post it cuz it's probably illegal without the permission of the owner.

Aw, screw it...here it is.




WLOL (W Land Of Lakes) was a massively popular Top-40 station in the Twin Cities from 1981 until 1991. A bunch of classic WLOL airchecks and videos can be found here. 99.5 FM is now KSJN, the flagship station of Minnesota Public Radio's classical music network.

Monday, November 15, 2010

KXKL


"Kool 105" KXKL is a Classic Hits station from Denver, Colorado. A babyfied KXKL magnet can be seen here.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

KPUL

"Pulse 99.5" KPUL is a Christian CHR station licensed to Winterset, Iowa.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

KIIX

KIIX was a Country station licensed to Wellington, Colorado. 600 AM is now News/Talk KCOL.

Friday, November 12, 2010

KAAA & KZZZ


KAAA and KZZZ are Talk stations in northwestern Arizona. KAAA is licensed to Kingman, AZ and KZZZ is licensed to Bullhead City, AZ.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

91.4 Coast FM

91.4 Coast FM is a Contemporary Hit station from the city of Limassol on the southern coast of Cyprus. Listening live while making this post I heard:

Switchfoot "This Is Home"
Tristan Prettyman "Hello"
Secondhand Serenade "Fall For You"
Thea Gilmore "Teach Me To Be Bad"
Elin Sigvardsson "Where To Start"
Communards "Don't Leave Me This Way"

They also broadcast top-of-the-hour news from a London-based news service. Station liners were in accent-free English but there were no DJs in the time I listened.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

WXGI

WXGI was a Classic Country station from Richmond, Virginia. The station was founded in the late 1940s by former World War II servicemen, hence the call letters "ex-GI." 950 AM switched to Sports in 2004 and is now an ESPN Radio affiliate.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

WFXM

WFXM "Foxie 107" was an Urban Contemporary station licensed to Gordon, Georgia. They now use the branding "Power 107."

Monday, November 8, 2010

WOND

1400 AM WOND is a News/Talk station licensed to Pleasantville, New Jersey near Atlantic City.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

WKFM

"K96" WKFM is a Country station licensed to Huron, Ohio.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

WDAE

Tampa's WDAE (Wonderful Days And Evenings) is credited as the first radio station to be licensed in the state of Florida having gone on the air at 833 AM in May, 1922. They carried a Top-40 format when this sticker came out in the 1970s or early 1980s. Lieutenant Al Ford was a popular traffic reporter for WDAE (and later WSUN.) He passed away in 2008.

1250 AM is now News/Talk "Impact Radio" WHNZ. The WDAE call letters live on at 620 AM in Tampa at "The Sports Animal."