Friday, December 31, 2010

KIIZ

"Z92.3" KIIZ is an Urban Contemporary station from Killeen, Texas.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

KAAQ / KQSK

105.9 FM KAAQ and 97.5 FM KQSK simulcast a Country format to western Nebraska as well as parts of Wyoming and Colorado. KAAQ is licensed to Alliance, NE and KQSK is licensed to Chadron, NE.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Radio Mainwelle



Radio Mainwelle has been broadcasting from Bayreuth, Germany since 1987. They would probably be categorized as a Hot Adult Contemporary station. Here's what I heard them play while making this post:

Peter Gabriel - "Solsbury Hill"
Bell, Book & Candle - "Rescue Me"
Roxette - "Wish I Could Fly"
Dido - "White Flag"

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

1WAY

1 WAY FM is a Contemporary Christian / Religious Teaching station from Canberra, Australia.

Monday, December 27, 2010

KJCC

KJCC was a Country station from Lake Havasu City, Arizona. 92.7 FM now appears to be K224BV, a translator for KJJJ licensed to Kingman, AZ. My records show KJCC as having been licensed to Dolan Springs, AZ but this could be wrong.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Market #1s - Orlando - WCFB


"Star 94.5 FM" WCFB (W Central Florida's Broadcaster) is an Urban Adult Contemporary station licensed to Daytona Beach, Florida. They were the #1 ranked station in Orlando's latest Arbitron results.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

WWBB

"B101" WWBB (We Want Baby Boomers--from their earlier Oldies format) is a Classic Hits station from Providence, Rhode Island.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Dart on Map - WDNE

Today's randomly thrown dart landed in the Monongahela National Forest just south of Durbin, West Virginia.


The closest sticker that I have to this area is from WDNE (W Davis aNd Elkins) in Elkins, West Virginia, about 25 miles north on U.S. Route 250 from where the dart landed. WDNE was apparently a Country music station when this decal came out in the early 1980s. They now carry an Adult Standards format.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

WONE



AM 980 WONE is a Sports Talk station from right here in Dayton, Ohio. They no longer use the "Sports Animal" branding and are now affiliated with the Fox Sports Radio Network.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

WJBX

"99X" WJBX is an Alternative-leaning Active Rock station from Fort Myers Beach, Florida.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

WCQL

"Oldies 95.3" WCQL was on the air from 1988 until 1996 and licensed to York Center, Maine. 95.3 FM is now Top-40 "Kiss FM" WSKX.

Monday, December 20, 2010

KUBL

"K-Bull 93 FM" KUBL is a Country station from Salt Lake City, Utah.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

KOMB

103.9 FM KOMB is an Adult Hits station from Fort Scott, Kansas.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

KFSO


KFSO was an Oldies station from FreSnO, California.


92.9 FM now broadcasts as "La Preciosa," a Spanish Adult Hits format. KFSO is licensed to Visalia, CA.

Friday, December 17, 2010

CKCU

CKCU is a community-based campus radio station broadcasting from Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario. They've been on the air since November, 1975 and carry a Freeform format.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

SRT


Power FM 102, Universidad 580 and TV10 are the media services of the National University of Córdoba in Argentina.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

KUWL

KUWL was an Alternative station licensed to College, Alaska. 103.9 FM is now Adult Hits "Ted FM" KTDZ.

WTJU

WTJU (W Thomas Jefferson's University) is a student and community volunteer-run station from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. They've been on the air since 1957 and carry a block programmed variety format including Rock, Jazz, Blues, Folk and Classical.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

WMNF


WMNF (W Member-sponsored Non-commercial FM) is a listener-supported community radio station from Tampa, Florida.

Monday, December 13, 2010

WHIC

1460 AM WHIC (W Holy and Immaculate Conception) is a Catholic radio station from Rochester, New York.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

WBLI




WBLI (W Best on Long Island) is a Top-40 station licensed to Patchogue, New York.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

KSTL

KSTL is a Religious Teaching/Christian station from ST. Louis, Missouri.

Friday, December 10, 2010

KMGN

"93-9 The Mountain" KMGN is a Classic Rock station from Flagstaff, Arizona.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Stern Renews With Sirius XM

Howard Stern renewed his contract with Sirius XM Radio today. The deal will keep Stern on satellite radio through the end of 2015. He's been with XM for the past five years and was paid $100 million per year in cash and stock. His new contract will reportedly pay $80 million per year.

KHWD was an Alternative Rock station in Sacramento, California circa 2004. Despite Howard Stern being the branding of the station, ratings were poor and by 2005 they switched to Adult Hits "Jack FM" KQJK. KHWD was licensed to Roseville, California.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

KDGE


"102.1 The Edge" KDGE is an Alternative Rock station from Fort Worth, Texas.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

CHUO


89.1 FM CHUO is the campus radio station at the University of Ottawa in Ottawa, Ontario. They began broadcasting on cable in 1984 and switched to FM in 1991.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Radio AM 95,4

I don't have a clue about this station except that it's from Germany. It's kinda tough to Google anything on the sticker and get any meaningful results.

UPDATE: See comments.

The Collection

A few regular readers to this blog have asked that I post some pictures of the whole collection.... so here ya go.

I keep the majority of the stickers in plastic bins alphabetized by call letter. The top two bins on the left are all foreign decals alphabetized by country and then by station name. I keep them in envelopes because international stickers tend to be smaller and this keeps them organized better. The next bin down are unidentified stickers followed by Canadian stations. Subsequent bins begin the KAs thru KZs then WAs thru WZs and finally a few Mexican stickers that start with X. The white box on top has miniature domestic and Canadian stickers sorted by state and province. The boxes to the right of the stickers are filled with old radio t-shirts that I've outgrown but can't throw away.

Each drawer holds around 1,200 or 1,300 stickers.

Keychains.
Various station banners.

In the late 1990s I started sticking decals to sheets of poster board. This was an idiotic thing to do but I didn't realize it until I filled 28 boards. I've been trying to get the stickers that I "wasted" back again through trades and eBay but I know some of them will never be found again. In the meantime I use them as a sort of "radio sticker wallpaper."



I have a few boxes filled with various station promotional items....candy, post-it notes, lanyards, drink coolers, pens, pins, business cards, mousepads, coasters, frisbees, lip balm, balloons...all kinds of crap.


Both sides of the refrigerator are filled with radio magnets. Try to avert your eyes from the godawful floral wallpaper.

So there you have it...twenty-five years worth of radio promotional item collecting.