Wednesday, November 30, 2011

WXMX

"98.1 The Max" plays Rock 'n Roll in Memphis, Tennessee. They've been an AOR station since 2005 (or 1993ish if you count their prior Classic Hits format.) WXMX is licensed to Millington, TN.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

MDR1 Radio Sachsen

Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk (Central German Broadcasting aka MDR) is a public radio and television broadcaster based in Leipzig, Germany. They operate six TV channels and eight radio outlets including MDR1 Radio Sachsen (Radio Saxony.) MDR also has their own symphony orchestra, radio choir and ballet.

This headphone-clad white lion must be Radio Sachsen's mascot as he also appears on the t-shirt above.

Downtown Hoyerswerda in the German state of Saxony. The statue commemorates the 236 people who perished in the tragic Bierflut (beer flood) of 1877.*

*I totally made this up.

What are these Asian noodle slurpers doing on a German radio sticker?

Monday, November 28, 2011

CFFX

A 1989 sticker from CFFX "The Fox" in Kingston, Ontario. The CFFX call letters existed from 1987 to 2007 starting as an Adult Contemporary/Gold station and later switching to Oldies. After getting approval from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, CFFX moved from 960 AM to 104.3 FM in the summer of 2007 and became Adult Contemporary "Light 104.3" that fall. (Currently Classic Hits CKWS.) The migration of Canadian stations from AM to FM has become routine in the past few years. In fact, the Kingston market has exactly zero stations currently broadcasting on the AM dial.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

WKRH

A 1991 sticker from Classic Rock WKRH licensed to Bath, Maine. In 1995 they flipped to Religious as "Life Chaging Radio" WBCI.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

More Eagles

"Eagle 93.7" was a 70s & 80s Classic Hits station in Boston, Massachusetts from 1994 to 1999. WEGQ was licensed to Lawrence, MA. 93.7 FM currently carries a Sports format as WEEI.

"100.9 The Eagle" KXGL plays Classic Hits in Amarillo, Texas.


"92.9 The Eagle" KTGL is a Classic Rock station licensed to Beatrice, Nebraska.

Friday, November 25, 2011

KXLE



KXLE is a Country station licensed to Ellensburg, Washington. A sticker from sister station KXLE-AM can be seen here.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Time to give thanks, eat turkey, watch football and take a tryptophan-induced nap. Today's football matchups include the Miami Dolphins at the Dallas Cowboys, the San Francisco 49ers at the Baltimore Ravens and the undefeated Green Bay Packers at the Detroit Lions. The Lions have played at home every Thanksgiving Day since 1934.

760 AM WJR is a News/Talk station in Detroit, Michigan. On the left is the logo for the Marathon Petroleum Corporation which operates one of their six refineries in Detroit.



A magnet from 620 AM WTMJ, a News/Talk station in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and the flagship station of the Green Bay Packers. They've been broadcasting Packer games since 1929.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

KQBA

"Que Buena 93.3" KQBA was a Regional Mexican station licensed to Los Alamos, New Mexico from 2000 to 2003. "Piolín in the Morning" is Eddie "Piolín" Sotelo's hugely popular syndicated show which originates from KSCA in Los Angeles, California.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

KSCS







KSCS (K Silver Country Stereo) has been playing Country music in Dallas, Texas since 1973.

For about two years circa 2008-2009 KSCS re-branded itself as "The Big 96.3" After dropping "The Big" they went back to just their call letters and dial position and now boast "Texas' Most Country Guaranteed!" KSCS is licensed to Fort Worth, Texas.

Monday, November 21, 2011

KIKN


KIKN is a Country station licensed to Salem, South Dakota.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

CKDV

A 2003 sticker from CKDV in Prince George, British Columbia. In March, 2011 "99.3 The Drive" flipped from a Classic Rock format to Classic Hits.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Sunnys

"Sunny 94 FM" CJUV is a Classic Hits station licensed to Lacombe, Alberta.

"Sunny 101.5" was an Adult Contemporary station licensed to Gridley, California. Last summer KMJE moved down the dial to become "Sunny 95.5" now licensed to Woodland, CA near Sacramento.


"Sunny 1100" WGPA (W Globe Publishing Authority--the original owner) plays a mixture of Oldies, Polka and Talk shows in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. This 250-watt daytime-only station first went on the air in 1947.


Parts 2 through 8 of the station's history can be found on YouTube by searching for "WGPA."

Friday, November 18, 2011

Magyar Rádió

Magyar Rádió is Hungary's public radio broadcaster. The Budapest-based organization first went on the air in 1925 and consists of three nationwide radio channels.

MR1 Kossuth Rádió - Primarily News/Talk
MR2 Petőfi Rádió - Pop music aimed at a younger audience
MR3 Bartók Rádió - Classical music...named after composer Béla Bartók.
MR 4 through 7 includes programming in minority languages, regional and Parliamentary broadcasts and Folk music.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

BRT

Belgian Radio and Television was the name of the publicly-funded broadcaster based in Brussels, Belgium. BRT changed its name to The Flemish Radio and Television Network Organization (Vlaamse Radio- en Televisieomroeporganisatie or VRT) in 1998.


"London Today" "The News from Home"

"Take The BRT On Vacation!" "BRT Worldwide"

"Not much faster" (possibly "Nothing Is Faster"...I don't think GoogleTranslate was sure about this one)

"BRT Worldwide"

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

WTAM

WTAM was an R&B station in Gulfport, Mississippi circa 1983.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

WVRK

WVRK is a Rock station in Columbus, Georgia.

Monday, November 14, 2011

KEEY

A 1989 sticker from "K102" KEEY, the most popular of three Country music stations in the Minneapolis radio market. The KEEY call letters began as an automated Top-40 station in 1968 before switching to Beautiful Music in 1971. The flip to Country came in 1982 and was a quick success. The ratings dominance continues today--they were the #1 ranked station in Minneapolis in the latest available Arbitron book. KEEY is licensed to St. Paul, Minnesota.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

WOPP

WOPP has been a Country station in Opp, Alabama since 1980.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

WJCU

WJCU broadcasts from the campus of (W) John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio near Cleveland. They went on the air at 88.9 FM as WABU in June, 1969 with 10 watts of power. In 1998 they got the WJCU call letters and currently broadcast with 2,500 watts. Between 6AM and 6PM WJCU carries "The Heights," a mixture of community news and Adult Album Alternative music. Specialty programs include shows dedicated to spoken word, movie soundtracks, indie folk, Caribbean music as well as Polish, Hungarian and Armenian shows. Friday night's "Metal on Metal" show has been a fixture on WJCU since 1982.

Friday, November 11, 2011

JACK FMs

Jack FMs play a mixture of hits from the 1960s through the 1990s along with a few current songs. They promote themselves as having a larger and more varied playlist than other music formats and often use the slogan "playing what we want" and are sometimes compared to an iPod set on shuffle. The success of these stations in the mid-2000s caused dozens of others to flip to Jack FM or other similarly formatted "named" stations like Ben, Doug, Abe, Joe and Frank. There are currently over 60 Jack FMs in North America, Russia and the United Kingdom--not all of which use this same logo. Jack FM's format is officially listed as Variety Hits or Adult Hits

96.9 Jack FM CKLG was the first Jack FM on terrestrial radio. They launched in 2002 from Vancouver, British Columbia.



96.3 Jack FM WCJK is licensed to Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

92.3 Jack FM CJET is licensed to Smiths Falls, Ontario.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

WCRI

WCRI is a Classical station licensed to Block Island, Rhode Island. They are owned by a company that includes the son and grandsons of Ted Jones who founded the Charles River Broadcasting Company, owners Boston classical radio station WCRB. WCRI simulcasts its programming on WCRI-AM at 1180 licensed to Hope Valley, RI