Thursday, September 30, 2010

The Zones

CIZN "The Zone@92.9" was a Hot AC station licensed to Cambridge, Ontario.

KOZN "1620 AM The Zone" is a Sports station licensed to Bellevue, Nebraska.

WZON is a Sports station from Bangor, Maine. The station is owned by horror author Stephen King and got its branding from his 1979 novel The Dead Zone.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

KXJM

"Jammin 95.5" KXJM was a Rhythmic Top-40 station in Portland, Oregon from 1999 until 2008. 95.5 FM is currently a Sports station known as "The Game" KXTG while the KXJM call letters migrated up the dial to "Wild 107.5" licensed to Banks, OR.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

KOLZ/KKAZ

"100.7 KOLT" is a Country station licensed to Cheyenne, Wyoming. The KOLT call letters must not have been available when they switched from KKAZ in 1996 so they went with KOLZ instead.

KKAZ was a CHR station throughout the 1980s.

Monday, September 27, 2010

KGNC-FM



KGNC is a Country station from Amarillo, Texas. Their News/Talk sister station can be seen here.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

CKCH

"103.5 The Eagle" CKCH is a Country music station licensed to Sydney, Nova Scotia.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Porkchop Nabs His Bro

A morning co-host at KUFO identified his brother as the man wanted in connection with a bank robbery who has become known as the "Where's Waldo Bandit." During last Thursday's "Kidd Chris Show," Noah "Porkchop" Homsley said he recognized his brother Ryan in video surveillance footage of the robbery and that his brother has been addicted to drugs for years. The footage showed a man dressed in a striped shirt with large black glasses. See the story here.


KUFO is a Rock station from Portland, Oregon.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Jovem Pan

Jovem Pan is a large network of affiliated CHR stations throughout Brazil. The above sticker is from Curitiba which is the capital of the state of ParanĂ¡ in the southern part of the country. The station's name comes from the Portuguese word for young and an abbreviation of Panamericana.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Places I've Lived #5 - Celina, Ohio

We moved from western New York to Celina, Ohio in December of 1983. Celina is stuck in the middle of the rural western part of the state and is best known for sitting at one end of Grand Lake St. Marys which was once the world's largest man-made lake. Dad worked at the Huffy Bicycle plant which was the largest employer in town until it shut down because of an influx of cheap, imported Chinese bikes. I lived in this town of about 10,000 people from eighth grade through my freshman year of college at Wright State University's Lake Campus in 1989.


Celina's "K94" WKKI is a Rock station but carried an Adult Contemporary format the entire time I lived there.

UPDATE: I was recently in Celina for the 2011 Lake Festival and snapped a couple photos.

An updated station logo taken from their front door.

The original station signage from the sidewalk out front.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

WTIS

WTIS (W Tampa InSpirational) is a Religious Teaching station from Tampa, Florida.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

WMMQ

WMMQ is a Classic Rock station licensed to East Lansing, Michigan. They switched frequencies to 94.9 FM in 1997. This website claims that they were the first station in the country to carry a Classic Rock format when it was launched in 1982.

Monday, September 20, 2010

WHSN

WHSN is an Alternative station run by students at the New England School of Communications and licensed to HuSsoN University in Bangor, Maine.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

WYOR


A couple of interesting "radio dial" sticker from 105.1 FM WYOR ("YOuR Beautiful Music Station") in Miami, Florida. According to Wikipedia, they released one of these updated stickers every year showing their dial position as well as every other major FM station in the market, including main competitor WLYF. The only difference between the two dials is at 93.9 where WBUS changed to WWWL. 105.1 FM is now Urban AC "Hot 105" WHQT. WYOR was licensed to Coral Gables, FL.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Actual Sticker Sighting #8 - WWRX

Saw this sticker on a truck while driving to work yesterday.
WWRX was a Classic Rock station licensed to Westerly, Rhode Island. 103.7 FM is now WEEI, one of about 8 stations that carry programming from the Boston flagship station of WEEI 850 AM. The WWRX calls live on at "Jammin 107.7" licensed to Pawcatuck, Connecticut.

Friday, September 17, 2010

WBKY

"Bucky Country 95.9" WBKY is a Country station from Madison, Wisconsin. Stern-faced, rabies-ridden Bucky Badger is the official mascot of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. WBKY is licensed to Portage, WI.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

KKUB

KKUB plays Classic Country along with Spanish language music and is licensed to Brownfield, Texas.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

KMGJ

"Magic 93.1" KMGJ is a CHR station licensed to Grand Junction, Colorado.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Tigers vs Orioles

We drove up to Detroit, Michigan last Saturday to see the Baltimore Orioles take on the Detroit Tigers. I've been an Orioles fan since childhood when we lived in Pennsylvania and could pick up Baltimore stations on television. That was more than 30 years ago and I had yet to see the Orioles play live.

Comerica Park opened in 2000 and is an absolute gem of a stadium.


Baltimore won 5-3!

Comerica is located right across the street from the Fox Theatre which was built in 1928.



WJR (W Jewett Radio & Phonographic Company--the original owners) is a 50,000-watt, class A clear channel station which carries a News/Talk format. They were the flagship station of the Detroit Tigers from 1964 until 2000.



WIOO is a Classic Country station licensed to Carlisle, Pennsylvania. They are one of about 40 stations in the Baltimore Orioles Radio Network.

Monday, September 13, 2010

College Radio Week - KFSR


We conclude College Radio Week with two stickers from KFSR, the member-supported station from California State University, Fresno. KFSR went on the air at 90.7 FM in 1982 and carries a variety of block programming with a heavy emphasis on Jazz.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

College Radio Week - KCSB



KCSB is a campus and community radio station broadcasting from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Syndicated radio personality and Fox News host Sean Hannity had a weekly show on KCSB which lasted less than a year in the late 1980s. Sports radio host Jim Rome started his career at KCSB while earning his degree in Communications at UCSB.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

College Radio Week - CFUV




CFUV is the campus and community radio station broadcasting from the University of Victoria in Victoria, British Columbia.

Friday, September 10, 2010

College Radio Week - KUOI


KUOI (K University Of Idaho) began operating at 89.3 FM in 1969 although their history dates back to 1945 when students used war surplus materials to broadcast a few hours a week. KUOI carries a Freeform format and is licensed to Moscow, Idaho.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

College Radio Week - WVFS


A sticker and magnet from "V89" WVFS, the Voice of Florida State University in Tallahassee.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

College Radio Week - WCNI


WCNI broadcasts from the campus of Connecticut College in New London, CT. They carry a block programmed Freeform format and is run by students as well as residents of the local community. WCNI began as an AM carrier current station before moving to 91.5 FM in 1974. A transmission power upgrade led them to move to 91.1 FM and eventually to their current home at 90.9 FM.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

College Radio Week - WMUH

Labor Day is over, the kids are back at school and it's time now for the 2nd annual College Radio Week.
Here's a set of 5 stickers and a magnet from WMUH.






WMUH broadcasts from MUHlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The station began at 640 AM in 1950 before switching to 89.7 FM in 1964. In 1979 they moved to 91.7 FM while increasing their power to 440 watts. WMUH carries a block-programmed Freeform format.