Wednesday, March 31, 2010

KKGL

"96.9 The Eagle" KKGL is a Classic Rock station from Boise, Idaho.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

KKFX

"K-Fox" KKFX was an R&B/Urban station in Seattle, Washington. They were on the air from the early 1980s until 1993 when they became the Radio Disney affiliate KKDZ.

Monday, March 29, 2010

KKFT

KKFT is a conservative-leaning Talk station from Reno, Nevada. Syndicated hosts include Laura Ingraham, Dennis Miller, Dr. Laura and Glenn Beck. "99.1 FM Talk" is licensed to Gardnerville-Minden, NV.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

KKFR




KKFR has carried some form of Contemporary Hit music in Phoenix, Arizona since 1985. Different elements have come and gone including R&B/Hip-Hop, Rhythmic Pop, straight-up Top-40 and even a hint of Modern Rock. In 2006 KKFR moved up the dial to become "Power 98.3" while 92.3 became KTAR with a Talk format. "Power 92" was licensed to Glendale, AZ.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

KKFM


KKFM is a Classic Rock station from Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Friday, March 26, 2010

KKFI

KKFI is an independent, non-commercial community radio station in Kansas City, Missouri. Block programming includes Jazz, Rock, Blues, Latin, Reggae and News/Talk. KKFI has been on the air since 1988.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

KKFG

KKFG is a Classic Hits station licensed to Bloomfield, New Mexico. The above sticker from 2006 is from when KKFG was a more traditional Oldies station. Looking at their current website it appears they kept ye olde sunglasses logo.

Prior to spinning Oldies KKFG was a Country station known as "K-FROG." At least I'm guessing it was Country since the toad is sporting a cowboy hat and every "Frog" station I know of carries that format.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

KKEZ

KKEZ is a Hot AC station from Fort Dodge, Iowa. They began with a Beautiful Music format but have been some form of Adult Contemporary or Top-40 since 1979. This sticker is from 1991 and depicts Fort Dodge's skyline including the distinctive clock tower of the Webster County Courthouse.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

KKEX

KKEX "Kix 96" is a Country station licensed to Preston, Idaho.

Monday, March 22, 2010

KKEQ (K285BG)

K285BG is one of six local translators for 107.1 KKEQ, a Contemporary Christian station licensed to Fosston, Minnesota. 104.9 FM is licensed to Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

KKEG

"92.1 The Keg" was a Rock station licensed to Fayetteville, Arkansas. 92.1 is currently KQSM, a Country station known as "Sam 98." In 2009 The Keg went on a pub crawl up the dial to 98.3 FM and is now licensed to Bentonville, AR.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

KKDV

KKDV is an Adult Contemporary station licensed to Walnut Creek, California. This is an earlier sticker with a different slogan and slightly different logo. Their current sticker can be seen here.

Friday, March 19, 2010

KKDM

"Kiss 107 FM" KKDM is a CHR station licensed to Des Moines, Iowa. They are one of dozens of Clear Channel-owned "Kiss FM" stations across the country.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

KKDA

KKDA is a heritage Urban station from Dallas, Texas. They began as a Disco station in 1976 before shifting to a mainstream Urban Contemporary format after disco died a glorious death. KKDA is one of the last independently owned, major market FM stations in existence.

It's tough to see the white-on-clear details of this sticker. Click it to enlarge.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

KKCY

KKCY is a Country station licensed to Colusa, California.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

KKCS

KKCS was a Country music station in Colorado Springs, Colorado from 1978 until 2005. After a brief fling as a Regional Mexican format, 101.9 FM is currently KKHI ("K-High") a Smooth Jazz outlet.

Monday, March 15, 2010

KKCR

For reasons too complicated to bore you with, I temporarily no longer have easy access to my sticker collection. Knowing this, I grabbed a random handful of stickers (alphabetized by call letter, naturally) which will make up the content of this blog for the next few weeks. We'll begin with Hawaii's KKCR.

KKCR (Kauaʻi Community Radio) broadcasts a variety of block programming including Hawaiian, Blues, Jazz, Reggae and Classical. The idea for KKCR began after a hurricane slammed into the Hawaiian island of Kauaʻi in 1992. A group of islanders decided to start a radio station for local residents that could withstand severe weather conditions and provide emergency information. KKCR is licensed to Hanalei, Hawaii.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Sunday Sticker - KJAB

KJAB is a Southern Gospel station licensed to Mexico, Missouri.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Dart on Map - KTAO

Today's random dart landed in the Sangre de Cristo mountains of north-central New Mexico, near the town of Taos.


KTAO is a solar-powered, Adult Album Alternative station licensed to (K)TAOs, New Mexico.




Friday, March 12, 2010

Heavy Metal Parking Lot

Heavy Metal Parking Lot is a brief time-capsule of mid-1980s wasted youth. The made-for-public-access-TV documentary captures various heshers tailgating before a Judas Priest concert at the Capital Centre in Landover, Maryland. It's a simple concept but hugely entertaining to watch. Tons of Chevy Camaros, shirtless dudes and drunken rambling. Ah...it was a better, simpler time. Check out this clip of a DC/101 fan doing his best Rob Halford impression featuring hair that was long out of fashion even in 1986.

You can view the entire 16 minute movie here.

WWDC "DC101" is an Active Rock station from Washington D.C. These stickers have their current logo which they've been using since at least 2004. They were a straight-ahead Album Rock station when Heavy Metal Parking Lot came out in 1986.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

WCIR

WCIR is a CHR station licensed to Beckley, West Virginia. Until 1976 they were a Contemporary Christian station whose call letters stood for Christianity In Radio.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

KQV


1410 AM KQV (King of the Quaker Valley) has been a News station in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for almost 35 years. Their history dates back to 8ZAE, an amateur station which signed on in 1919. KQV became officially licensed three years later. The AM 1410 signal was a hugely successful Top 40 station from the late 1950s, through the entire 1960s and lasting until 1975 when they switched to News. One of KQV's DJs in the 1970s was "Jeff Christie," better known today as Rush Limbaugh.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

WFXH

"Rock 106.1" WFXH is an Active Rock station licensed to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

Monday, March 8, 2010

WLKC

WLKC was a Country station licensed to Henderson, New York. 100.7 FM is currently a Classic Hits station WEFX known as "The Fox."

Sunday, March 7, 2010

KVMX


KVMX was an Eighties station from Portland, Oregon. "Mix 107.5" was licensed to Banks, OR. The frequency is currently home to Rhythmic Top-40 KXJM "Wild 107.5"

Saturday, March 6, 2010

KSCO

KSCO (K Santa Cruz's Own) is a Talk station from Santa Cruz, California.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Radio Val

Radio Val is?/was? a station from Koper, Slovenia on the coast of the Adriatic Sea. My guess is that they are no longer operational since their website is defunct. A pop music station named Val 202 exists which may or may not be related to Radio Val. It is one of three national radio services offered by Radiotelevizija Slovenija, Slovenia's public broadcasting organization.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

WHHY


"Y102" WHHY is a CHR station from Montgomery, Alabama.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

CKCE

CKCE is a Hot AC station from Calgary, Alberta. "Energy 101.5" went on the air in March, 2007.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Interstate Signs

The Interstate Highway system (official name: The Dwight D. Eisenhower National System of Interstate and Defense Highways) consists of over 46,000 miles of roadway serving nearly every major U.S. city. The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) developed a detailed highway numbering system in the 1950s. West-east highways are assigned even numbers and south-north highways are given odd numbers. Numbers generally increase from west to east and south to north. There are also rules about one, two and three digit highway numbers, business routes and shared roadway between two interstates. Interstate signage consists of red, white and blue shields which AASHTO has actually copyrighted but that didn't stop these three radio stations from using the design for their stickers.

WNYN was a Country music station in Canton, Ohio. They carried that format from the 1960s through the mid 1980s. Currently 900 AM is WCER, a Religious/Syndicated Talk station.

WLWI “I-92” is a Country music station from Montgomery, Alabama.



WUSY “Wussy 101” “U.S. 101” is a Country music station from Chattanooga, Tennessee and licensed to Cleveland, TN

Monday, March 1, 2010

National Pig Day

WPGI is a Country music station licensed to Horseheads, New York. They dropped the "Piggy" branding and are now known as "100.9 Big Pig." They use the same "Big Pig" mascot as their sister station WPIG in Olean, New York.