Monday, April 30, 2012


WXOD was an Oldies station licensed to Winchester, New Hampshire.  98.7 is currently "WINK Country" WINQ.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Radio Sticker of the Day Mailbag - KSTV

I received another very generous stack of stickers from Dan Sys in British Columbia yesterday.  My favorite of the bunch features a maraca shaking cactus from a station that plays "music to your liking."  Muchas gracias, Dan!

1510 AM KSTV is a Spanish Variety station licensed to Stephenville, Texas.

Saturday, April 28, 2012


WQLV plays a "blend of classic and current Top-40 music" for central Pennsylvania.  Looking at their website, it appears that they've dropped the "Love 99" branding that was in use when this sticker came out in 2000.  WQLV is licensed to Millersburg, PA.

Friday, April 27, 2012


100.9 "K-Rock" WKRL is a Modern Rock station licensed to North Syracuse, New York.  They now also simulcast on 106.5 WKRH licensed to Minetto, NY and 94.9 WKLL licensed to Frankfort, NY.

Thursday, April 26, 2012


"100.9 The Eagle" was a Country station licensed to Pana, Illinois.  In 2001 100.9 FM changed their city of license to Macon, IL and is currently WZUS "The Talk of Decatur."

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


The 1982 Broadcasting Yearbook lists KXLS as having an MOR format and was licensed to Alva, Oklahoma.  The sticker's border, palm trees and drop shadow on the call letters actually have a mirrored chrome look which can't be duplicated by my scanner.  Inside the black circle at the top of the triangle are the letters ZBC which stood for the now-defunct Zumma Broadcasting Co. (you can almost see it if you click on the sticker.)

Tuesday, April 24, 2012


KQCH "Channel 94.1" is a Top-40 station in Omaha, Nebraska.

Monday, April 23, 2012


KIKX was a Classic Rock station licensed to Ketchum, Idaho.  104.7 is currently an Adult Hits station known as "Bob FM."

Sunday, April 22, 2012


CKEN is a Country music station licensed to Kentville, Nova Scotia.  They're branded as AVR (Annapolis Valley Radio) and went on the air in 1947.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

102.7 Mix FM

102.7 Mix FM is a Contemporary Hit station from Rīga, Latvia.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Český Rozhlas

Český Rozhlas (Czech Radio) is the publicly funded radio network of the Czech Republic based in Prague. They went on the air in 1923 making Czechoslovakia only the second country (after England) to make regular broadcasts in Europe.

Thursday, April 19, 2012


WWKB was an Oldies station in Buffalo, New York from 2003 to 2006. This was a short-lived attempt to recreate the personality-driven music format from 1520 AM's Top-40 past when they were known as WKBW. WWKB is currentlly a Progressive Talk station. Stickers from a previous Sports format circa the late 1990s can be seen here.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


WVRV "97.5 The River" is a Contemporary Christian station licensed to Pine Level, Alabama. They also broadcast at 101.5 FM on translator W268BH licensed to Montgomery, AL.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


KEGL "97.1 The Eagle" is a Rock station in Dallas, Texas and licensed to Fort Worth, TX.

Monday, April 16, 2012


KSAN was a Country music station in San Francisco, California from 1980 to 1997. 94.9 FM is currently Rhythmic Contemporary KYLD "Wild 94.9"

Sunday, April 15, 2012


CKCH "103.5 The Eagle" plays Country music in Sydney, Nova Scotia.

Saturday, April 14, 2012


FM 94/9 KBZT has been a Modern Rock station in San Diego, California since 2002.

Friday, April 13, 2012


"News Radio WORD" is a trimulcast of 106.3 FM WYRD licensed to Simpsonville, South Carolina, 1330 AM WYRD licensed to Greenville, SC and 950 AM WORD licensed to Spartanburg, SC.

Thursday, April 12, 2012


97.3 WJDF is a Hot Adult Contemporary station licensed to Orange, Massachusetts.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The Simpson's Hometown

For almost a quarter century, Simpsons creator Matt Groening has kept the location of the show a secret. The family lives in Springfield but it was never revealed which state it was in. (There are 13 cities, 11 towns and 14 townships in the United States named Springfield.) In an interview with Smithsonian magazine, Groening said that the fictional town was named after Springfield, Oregon.

1050 AM KORE is a Religious station licensed to Springfield-Eugene, Oregon and a sure favorite of Ned Flanders.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


Harry Chapin's "W*O*L*D" tells the rather depressing story of a middle-aged radio disc-jockey who drifts from job to job only to discover that his life, looks and voice have passed him by. The song was inspired by Jim Connors, a DJ at WMEX in Boston who is credited with discovering the singer and helping his earlier song "Taxi" become a hit. When performing live, Chapin often changed the call letters in the lyrics near the end of the song to fit a local station. The version below was recorded in Los Angeles where he changed it to "KHJ". In the last performance before his death in July, 1981 he changed it to "WKRP" (even though the concert was in Canada.) "W*O*L*D was a major inspiration for Hugh Wilson when creating the hit television series "WKRP in Cincinnati."

Twelve years before Chapin's "W*O*L*D" became a hit in 1974, an actual station from Marion, Virginia with the WOLD call letters signed on the air. It's unclear what year this sticker is from; a randomly chosen Broadcast Yearbook (1980) lists the AM as being Modern Country and the FM as Adult Contemporary. The pots of gold suggest they might have been a (Golden) Oldies station at one time or maybe it's a play on the call letters. 1330 AM is currently WITM and carries a Religious format while 102.5 FM is a Classic Rock station known as "The Renegade."

Monday, April 9, 2012


A sticker and magnet from Adult Contemporary WCRZ "Cars 108" in Flint, Michigan. 107.9 FM went on the air in 1961 as WGMZ with an MOR/Easy Listening format. They became WCRZ in 1984.

Sunday, April 8, 2012


A magnet from WOOD, a News/Talker in Grand Rapids, Michigan which went on the air in 1924 as WEBK. The station's original owners we backed by the Furniture Manufacturers Association of Grand Rapids who suggested a call letter change to WOOD in 1926. The station's mascot is Willie Wood, a cartoon woodpecker who's been in use since 1951. You can see Willie at the station's website.

Longtime 60 Minutes correspondent Mike Wallace got his first job in broadcasting at WOOD in 1939. He passed away yesterday at age 93.