Saturday, April 30, 2011

WBMX's Wall of Stickers



WBMX is a Hot Adult Contemporary station from Boston, Massachusetts. In 2009, they moved up the dial to 104.1 FM while 98.5 became WBZ-FM "The Sports Hub."

I found this video of WBMX's morning duo of Karson and Kennedy looking at stickers in the engineering room at the station.



Some really great vintage decals there including these two which were pointed out specifically:

WKMX is a Top-40 station licensed to Enterprise, Alabama.

"Foxy 99" WZFX is an Urban station licensed to Whiteville, North Carolina.

Friday, April 29, 2011

2AAA

2AAA is a community radio station broadcasting from Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia. They first went on the air in 1981 and play a variety of genres including Rock, Country, Jazz, News/Talk and Multicultural programming. In the local Wiradjuri Aboriginal language, Wagga Wagga means either "place of many crows" or "staggering like a drunken man."

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Market #1s - Dallas - KHKS



"106.1 Kiss FM" KHKS is a CHR station from Dallas, Texas. They were the #1 rated station in that city's latest Arbitron results. KHKS is licensed to Denton, TX.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

KHVH


KHVH (Kaiser Hawaiian Village Hotel) is a News/Talk station from Honolulu, Hawaii.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

WVON




WVON (W Voice Of the Negro) is an African-American-targeted Talk station from Chicago, Illinois. In 1963, Leonard and Phil Chess of Chess Records fame bought what was then WHFC and turned it into a successful R&B station as WVON. Berry Gordy, the head of Motown Records, made sure that every song he produced was sent to WVON before any other station. After an ownership change in 1969, a frequency change from 1450 AM to 1390 AM took place which provided better coverage throughout the Chicago area. WVON flipped from music to talk in 1986 and now appears at 1690 AM licensed to Berwyn, IL.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Duck Appreciation Day

This place claims that today is Duck Appreciation Day. The ducks must be loving the weather around here because Dayton's record for most rainfall in the month of April is about to be broken. Over 7.5 inches have fallen so far with more on the way. A little over an inch more and it will be the fifth rainiest month ever in the Miami Valley.

KDUK is a Top-40 station licensed to Florence, Oregon.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

WONU

"Shine 89.7" WONU is a Contemporary Christian station owned by Olivet Nazarene University and licensed to Kankakee, Illinois.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

WJCL


"Kix 96" WJCL (W J. Curtis Lewis--the station's founder) is a Country music outlet from Savannah, Georgia.

Friday, April 22, 2011

WCQS

88.1 FM WCQS is a public radio station licensed to Asheville, North Carolina. They also broadcast on WFQS 91.3 FM licensed to Franklin, NC as well as nine low-power translators to cover the mountainous western part of the state.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

KUER

KUER is a public radio station broadcasting from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Other KUER stickers can be seen here.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

KOME




KOME was a legendary Rock station in San Jose, California from 1971 to 1998. In the early 1970s they became the first station owned by what would eventually become Infinity Broadcasting. KOME's unique diamond-shaped "road sign" stickers became ubiquitous in the South Bay area and beyond. Their call letters were driven home by sexually suggestive slogans such as "Wake up with KOME in your ear" and "The KOME spot on your dial" (something these guys may have been influenced by.) KOME started out as a Freeform Rock station then segued into Heavy Metal/AOR before flipping to New Rock/Alternative in the mid-1990s. 98.5 FM became Classic Rock KUFX in 1998.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

KFTK

KFTK is a conservative-leaning Talk station licensed to Florissant, Missouri near St. Louis.

Monday, April 18, 2011

CKDK



Woodstock, Ontario's CKDK first went on the air at 1340 AM in 1947 as CKOX. They switched to 102.3 FM in 1986 then moved to 103.9 seven years later. They were a Classic Rock outlet as "The Hawk" for most of the last decade but are now an Oldies/Classic Hits station.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Bat Appreciation Day

Bat Appreciation Day is celebrated annually on April 17th which is around the time that bats come out of hibernation. The more than 1,200 kinds of bats make up almost a fifth of all mammal species. Many eat insects, agricultural pests and mosquitos while asking for nothing but a dark cave to hang in. An enzyme in their saliva makes an excellent blood-clot dissolver and is used to treat stroke victims. Unfortunately, a disease called White-nose Syndrome has been devastating bat populations since its 2006 discovery in a New York cave.

KBAT is an Active Rock station licensed to Monahans, Texas. They're now located up the dial at 99.9 FM while 93.3 is currently Hip-Hop/Urban KZBT "B93" licensed to Midland, TX.

My favorite bat...Bacardi.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Record Store Day

Today is the 4th annual Record Store Day which is celebrated on the third Saturday in April. Over 1,200 record and CD stores will participate along with in-store musical guest performances and exclusive RSD-only releases. Whenever possible I make a trip down to the fantastic Shake It Records to add to the collection.

WCMQ is a Spanish Oldies station licensed to Hialeah, Florida near Miami. They mostly play classic hits from the 1970s through the 1990s....surely not from vinyl though.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Radio Liechtenstein

Broadcasting from Triesen, Radio Liechtenstein is the lone radio station in the tiny Principality of Liechtenstein. Listening live I heard a mix of contemporary and classic hits but no live DJ.

Hurts - "Stay"
Steppenwolf - "Born To Be Wild"
Usher - "More"
Phil Collins - "You Can't Hurry Love"
Jovanotti - "Tutto L'amore Che Ho"
Eros Ramazzotti - "Piu Bella Cosa"
Rihanna - "Te Amo"
Natalie Imbruglia - "Torn"

I recently read that the whole country of Liechtenstein is for rent. Seriously. For a mere $70,000 per night (two-night minimum) you can have the run of the entire 62 square-mile, landlocked Alpine country. Renters will have use of the country's police force and may be treated to a tasting from the personal wine cellar of the Prince of Liechtenstein. Accommodations can be made for up to 150 people but unfortunately the 35,000 or so people who reside in Liechtenstein will be allowed to stay during your time there. Book now!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Frankenradio

Frankenradio is the regional programming from SWR4 for the city of Heilbronn in the state of Baden--W├╝rttemberg, Germany.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

WRBL

According to Wikipedia, Columbus, Georgia's WRBL played "a mixture of MOR music, personality, sports and local/network news." 1420 AM is now a Rock station that simulcasts with their translator at 106.9 FM.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

WSOE



WSOE is a student-run station broadcasting from Elon University in Elon, North Carolina. They mainly air Alternative Rock and Jazz along with specialty shows and Elon Phoenix sports.

Monday, April 11, 2011

WMOO

WMOO was a Gospel station licensed to Mobile, Alabama. Around 1990 they moved from 1550 AM to 660 AM which is now WXQW.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

WHIL

WHIL broadcasts NPR programming and Classical music from Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama. They first went on the air in September, 1979.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Sabres vs Blue Jackets

Tonight we took a short drive to Ohio's capital to see the Buffalo Sabres play the Columbus Blue Jackets. It was the last contest of the regular season and comes one night after Buffalo beat Philly to clinch a playoff spot.



Sabres win 5-4! Buffalo faces Philadelphia in the first round of the playoffs starting this Thursday. GO BUFFALO!!

Me and my buddy Jeff (a long-suffering Jackets fan) on the Nationwide Arena plaza before the game. Behind us is an inflatable billboard from "Qfm 96" WLVQ.





WLVQ has been a Rock station in Columbus, Ohio since 1977.