Saturday, December 31, 2011

WMPS

A 1981 sticker from WMPS (W Memphis Press-Scimitar, a local newspaper and early owner) in Memphis, Tennessee. WMPS carried a Country format from 1978 to 1983.
Prior to this they were a Top-40 station whose alumni included Rick Dees. Dees pioneered the radio morning show with its mix of music, news, talk and comedy with his "Cast of Idiots." In 1976, his awful song "Disco Duck" hit #1 and sold more than six million copies although he wasn't allowed to play it on his own show due to a "conflict of interest." Dees soon bailed to crosstown rival WHBQ before hitting the road to Los Angeles and a 22 year run at KIIS-FM.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Radio Sticker of the Day Mailbag - CKAC

I always look forward to getting stickers in the repurposed CKNW envelope from Dan in British Columbia. Dan and I have probably been trading radio stickers for about 10 years...although lately I have been on the receiving end more than the giving. It only took a week and a half to arrive which means that customs must not have gotten involved this time. Among other goodies sent was this 1979 beauty from Montreal, Quebec's CKAC.

730 AM CKAC became the first French-language radio station in the world when it went on the air in 1922. Since 2007 they had been a Sports station but switched to a Traffic Information format known as "Radio Circulation" in September, 2011.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Radio Sticker of the Day Mailbag - KWLE

Today I got a nice package of radio stickers, a magnet and keychain from Luke in Amarillo, Texas.

My favorite of the bunch is from AM 1340 KWLE. "The Whale" is an Adult Contemporary station licensed to Anacortes, Washington.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

WMPI

"I105.3" WMPI is a Country station in Louisville, Kentucky and licensed to Scottsburg, Indiana.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

WHJT


"Star 93.5" WHJT is a Contemporary Christian station licensed to Clinton, Mississippi. They are owned and operated by Mississippi College.

Monday, December 26, 2011

WECI


WECI is a 400-watt, student and community-run station from Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana.
Wash off that Clear Channel smell with this handy bar of WECI soap.


Vintage radio sticker alert at 1:28 of this video.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!!

A nice holiday-themed sticker from KENZ in Salt Lake City, Utah. "101.9 The End" got their name because they used to be located at the far end of the dial at 107.5 FM. The Alternative Rock station moved to 101.9 FM in 2005. KENZ is licensed to Ogden, UT.

From 1984, one of my favorite new-waveish Christmas tunes.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

WFMU


A couple more stickers from the longest-running Freeform station in the United States. 91.1 WFMU is licensed to East Orange, New Jersey. Their WMFU repeater station at 90.1 FM is licensed to Mount Hope, New York.

A sheet of temporary tattoos that were purchased from Crapola Central, where you can buy a variety of logoed station stuff including stickers, shirts, magnets and even loaded dice.

WFMU's always-interesting blog can be found here.

Friday, December 23, 2011

WBNC

WBNC was a Country music station licensed to Conway, New Hampshire. 104.5 FM is currently Hot Adult Contemporary "Magic 104" WVMJ.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

KSTP-FM


"KS95" KSTP is a Hot Adult Contemporary station licensed to St. Paul, Minnesota.

This bumper sticker is circa 1991.

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Radio Sticker of the Day Mailbag

Maybe it's because I work for the United States Postal Service but I love mail. Which makes it nice that my little hobby is dependent on mail received from radio stations, fellow sticker collectors and readers of this blog. You never know what's going to be in that box when you open it up. Today I received two stickers via registered letter from a fellow in Venezuela who also collects radio decals. Thanks for sending them! I'll be mailing you some in return very soon.

I could find no information about Radio Internacional other than that it is/was from Venezuela. Maybe the person who sent it could offer some background about this station?

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

WLMC

WLMC is an Urban Talk station from Georgetown, South Carolina.

Monday, December 19, 2011

KKSI


"101.5 Kiss FM" KKSI is a Classic Rock station licensed to Eddyville, Iowa.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

KDHX

88.1 KDHX is a listener-supported, non-profit radio station from St. Louis, Missouri. The above sticker can be had for a mere $1.00 at the station's web store, along with a variety of t-shirts and other logoed items.
Two older KDHX stickers can be seen here.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

CFBG

CFBG "Moose FM" is a Hot Adult Contemporary station licensed to Bracebridge, Ontario.

Friday, December 16, 2011

102.5 Hit Channel

102.5 Hit Channel was an Italian CHR station which now goes under the name "RTL 102.5" They appear to be a national station with offices in Rome, Milan and Naples.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Radio Eco

Except for a few mentions on DXing websites, little can be found out about this shortwave station from Reyes, Bolivia.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

KXZI


Scott Johnston's front porch is the broadcast studio of Low Power FM station KXZI in Kalispell, Montana. The 21,000 song playlist of the "Montana Radio Cafe" is made up of a variety of genres including Jazz, Folk, Blues and Bluegrass.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

WRKR




WRKR was a Rock-based Top-40 station from 1970 to the mid-1980s and licensed to Racine, Wisconsin. The WRKR call letters now live at a Rock station in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Monday, December 12, 2011

WLLZ



WLLZ was a Rock station in Detroit, Michigan from 1980 to 1995. Two other WLLZ decals can be seen here.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Indiana Day

On this date in 1816 statehood was granted to Indiana by Congress and they became the 19th US state. Indiana Day will be celebrated by public schoolchildren (presumably tomorrow since it's Sunday) and the general Hoosier population on the occasion of the state's 195th birthday.

An Indiana-shaped sticker from WFBQ in Indianapolis. "Q95" has been a Rock station since 1974, first with the automated "TM Stereo Rock" format, then using live and local jocks starting in 1978. The most powerful FM signal in the state is the flagship station of The Bob & Tom Show which is syndicated to about 150 stations nationwide.



Saturday, December 10, 2011

WFWQ

"95Q FM" WFWQ was a Top-40 station in Fort Wayne, Indiana from 1982 to 1985. 95.1 FM is currently Hot AC "Magic 95.1" WAJI.

Friday, December 9, 2011

WACO



WACO is a Country station from (where else?) but Waco, Texas. "WACO 100" is a double rarity; one of only a handful of stations that defies the "K" call letters west of the Mississippi River rule and one of only three stations whose call letters spells out their city-of-license. (The other two are in Wise, Virginia and Ware, Massachusetts.)

Thursday, December 8, 2011

KRVM




KRVM (K Radio Vocational Mechanics) is a non-commercial Adult Album Alternative station broadcasting from Sheldon High School in Eugene, Oregon. Specialty programs in the evening and weekends include Native American music, Blues, Electronica, Funk and Reggae. Eugene's first FM station went on the air in 1947 with two purposes: (1) To serve as a training ground for people looking to get qualified for technical and programming jobs and (2) To transmit educational programs to the city's public schools. They no longer do the second part but they still train high school students in the art of radio. KRVM simulcasts on a translator at 90.1 FM licensed to Florence, OR and on KSYD 92.1 FM licensed to Reedsport, OR.