Wednesday, August 31, 2011

WCRH

WCRH is a Religious station from Williamsport, Maryland.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

WSOU










WSOU is the student-run, campus radio station for Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey. Their format includes Hardcore, Heavy Metal, Punk and other sub-genres of Modern Active Rock. WSOU went on the air in 1948, first started playing Rock music in 1969, and have carried the Hard Rock format since 1986. Seton Hall is a private Roman Catholic university so, in an interesting bit of counterprogramming (and to help wash away all that devil music) WSOU's HD2 format is all-Catholic including Daily Mass and blocks of Christian Rock.

Monday, August 29, 2011

KUFX


98.5 "K-FOX" is a Classic Rock station licensed to San Jose, California. KUFX began at 94.5 FM before moving to 104.9 and finally landing at 98.5 FM. They also now simulcast on KUZX 102.1 FM for better coverage in San Francisco. Musician Greg Kihn is currently doing mornings at K-FOX.


Sunday, August 28, 2011

KOMP






KOMP is an Active Rock station from Las Vegas, Nevada. Click here for another KOMP decal.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

KFTZ

KFTZ "Z103" is a CHR station from Idaho Falls, Idaho.

Friday, August 26, 2011

CKDQ


"Q91" CKDQ is a Country station licensed to Drumheller, Alberta near Calgary.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Radio Berg

Radio Berg ("Mountain Radio") broadcasts Kulthits und das Beste von heute ("Cult hits and the best of today") from Overath, Germany.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

La 97 FM

La 97 FM is a hit music station from Mar del Plata, Argentina.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

WWL

870 AM WWL (World Wide Loyola) is a News/Talk station from New Orleans, Louisiana. They were put on the air by Jesuits at Loyola University of New Orleans in 1922.



Monday, August 22, 2011

WSOK

WSOK is a Gospel station from Savannah, Georgia with a long history of serving the African-American community. A 1974 article in Black Enterprise magazine states that the new owner was "to shift the station's emphasis from R-and-B and gospel to jazz and classical pieces performed by black artists." A 1980 Broadcasting Yearbook simply stated their format as Diversified and listed them as belonging to the Mutual Black Network.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Actual Sticker Sighting #13 - WQMX


I saw one of these WQMX stickers on a car in Columbus, Ohio while driving to see the Buffalo Bisons play the Columbus Clippers. I'm not sure which decal it was as they look very similar and my friend Jeff would like to point out that I "nearly got us killed" trying to get a good look at it while speeding on Interstate 70.

Here's an older WQMX sticker from their days as an Adult Contemporary station between 1988 and 1993. WQMX is currently a Country station licensed to Medina, Ohio near Akron.



Saturday, August 20, 2011

More MPG






Four more stickers from Portland, Maine's WMPG.

Friday, August 19, 2011

WMPG





WMPG (W Maine Portland Gorham) is a block-programmed Variety station licensed to Gorham, Maine. They broadcast from the campus of the University of Southern Maine-Portland using a combination of students and community volunteers. WMPG officially went on the air in 1973 after being a carrier current station for three years prior.


Thursday, August 18, 2011

WHIN

WHIN is a Country station from Gallatin, Tennessee near Nashville. Anybody know what "Love That Wave" was referring to?

UPDATE:  See comments.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

WBMX


WBMX (W Black Music EXperience) was an Urban Contemporary station in Chicago, Illinois from 1975 to 1988. They also carried a highly influential Saturday night dance show hosted by the Hot Mix 5 which led directly to the creation of House Music. The city of Chicago even named a downtown street after them.

WBMX became Urban Adult Contemporary WVAZ "V103" in October, 1988.



Tuesday, August 16, 2011

KSTO


KSTO is an Adult Contemporary station from Agana, Guam.

Monday, August 15, 2011

KMHK

KMHK "95.5 The Hawk" was a Classic Hits station from Hardin, Montana. 95.5 FM is currently "News Radio 95" KCHH while the KMHK calls, mascot and format have moved to 103.7 FM licensed to Billings, MT.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

KDHN

KDHN is a Country station licensed to Dimmitt, Texas. This sticker dates from around 1982 according to this list of Coca-Cola slogans.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

CFAR

CFAR is an Adult Contemporary station from the wonderfully named Flin Flon, Manitoba.

Flin Flon is split by the border of two provinces, with about 6,000 residents living in Manitoba and a few hundred living in Saskatchewan. The city was named for Josiah Flintabbatey Flonatin, a character in the book The Sunless City who piloted a submarine through a bottomless lake then passed through a hole lined with gold and entered into a mysterious world. A prospector discovered a rich vein of copper in the area and named it Flin Flon's Mine and the town that grew around the mine adopted the name.
A statue of Josiah Flintabbatey Flonatin stands in the city overlooking the perimeter of the Flin Flon Tourist Park. "Flinty" even had his own $3.00 coin which was considered legal tender within the city during its first year of issue.


Friday, August 12, 2011

Spreeradio 105.5



Spreeradio 105.5 started out with an Easy Listening format but now would be considered something like a Classic Hits station. They broadcast from Berlin, Germany.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Sticker Board #1

I started collecting radio station bumper stickers in the mid 1980s, but it wasn't until 1997 that the amount of decals in the collection really started to grow significantly. That year I got internet access which made contacting radio stations cheap and easy. Up until then I was blindly sending out self-addressed stamped envelopes and hoping I got something back. Now I could email the station to see if a sticker was available and usually they mailed it right to me if I asked nicely (sometimes with other station goodies as well.) Around this time, my feeble mind decided it would be a good idea to stick a bunch of decals to large sheets of poster board. I filled up 26 of these boards which, at an average of 55 stickers per board, means I "wasted" 1,430 radio station bumper stickers. I even went so far as to get a sheet of plexiglass to display window and static stickers but then thought better of it. While I still technically own these stickers, and the boards look pretty cool, I wish I had them in their intact form. Like a giant puzzle, it was a real challenge finding and placing the stickers to fit the board perfectly. Here's the first sheet of stickers--click it for a closer view. I'll post the other 25 boards in the coming months.

Here's the station listing for this board from left to right, top to bottom.

KPRZ - San Diego, California
WBAP - Fort Worth, Texas
“Magic 105” KMGX - Little Rock, Arkansas
“FM 102” KNOE - Monroe, Louisiana
“106.5 The Buzz” KBZU - Richmond, Virginia
“Z Rock 106.7 FM” KRQR - Orland, California
KSFM - Woodland, California
KOGT - Orange, Texas
Rev 105 KREV/WREV - Minneapolis, Minnesota
“Colors 92.7” KLRS - Chico, California
KFKF - Kansas City, Kansas
“KQ98” KQYB - Spring Grove, Minnesota
“Hot 103” - Kansas City, Missouri
WVUD - Newark, Delaware
KIIM - Tucson, Arizona
KOOP - Hornsby, Texas
“103.7 The Planet” KPLN - San Diego, California
KJLS - Hays, Kansas
KQXY - Nederland, Texas
WHSA - Brule, Wisconsin
KPRO - Riverside, California
92,2 Radio Toulouse - Toulouse, France
“Jazz FM 98” KIFM - San Diego, California
KFWB - Los Angeles, California
Radio Nostalgie 101.4 - France
Energie 101,5 - Lyon, France
“The River 93.5” WCTB - Waterville, Maine
KFMW - Waterloo, Iowa
KRNA - Iowa City, Iowa
KKUA - Wailuku, Hawaii
KHUM - Ferndale, California
KGON - Portland, Oregon
KIPO - Honolulu, Hawaii
Radio Toulouse - Toulouse, France
“93 Rock” KRXQ - Roseville, CA
KLAW - Lawton, Oklahoma
KONA - Kennewick, Washington
KQKI - Morgan City, Louisiana
“KRock 101.5” KMKF - Manhattan, Kansas
KQRS - Golden Valley, Minnesota
KRBE - Houston, Texas
“Kiss 97.3” KKSS - Albuquerque, New Mexico
KPCC - Pasadena, California
KMLB - Monroe, Louisiana
“The Boss 93.9” KOYN - Paris, Texas
“B100” KBDR - Laredo, Texas
“Mix 96.3” KHMX - Houston, Texas
KABF - Little Rock, Arkansas
KRCC - Colorado Springs, Colorado
WVBR - Ithaca, New York
KPLX - Fort Worth, Texas
KLJC - Kansas City, Missouri
WRKY - Steubenville, Ohio
Radio Pori - Pori, Finland

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Coral Coast Radio

4BCR "Coral Coast Radio" is a community broadcaster from Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia. They have a variety of block formatted programming including Rock, Jazz, Blues, Country, Easy Listening and Ethnic.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Z Rock

Z Rock was a nationally syndicated Hard Rock/Heavy Metal radio network based out of Dallas, Texas. They existed from 1986 to 1996. I remember listening to our local Z Rock affiliate, 96.5 WZRZ out of Cincinnati which went on the air in 1990. At least one station still uses the Z Rock name and logo despite the network being defunct--KRQR from Orland, California. A surprising number of Z Rock stations lived on the AM dial including these three:

KMTW - Las Vegas, Nevada. Currently Spanish as KRLV.


KKZR - Houston, Texas. Currently News/Talk KNTH.

WLPZ - Westbrook, Maine. Currently carries a Sports format as WRED.

My son displaying a vintage, shark-logoed Z Rock t-shirt along with some apparent roid rage.