Thursday, May 31, 2012

WKRO


WKRO is a Country station licensed to Edgewater, Florida near Daytona Beach.  The top sticker dates to 1996 when they carried a Modern Rock format.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

WEHH


WEHH is an Adult Standards station in Elmira, New York.  They signed on in 1952 and became the first station in the market to play rock 'n roll.  In the 1970s they flipped to Easy Listening and later became an Oldies station.  It's unclear what format was in play when these stickers were current.  In 1999 the station went dark but returned a few months later a notch up the dial at 1600 AM.  WEHH is licensed to Elmira Heights-Horseheads, New York, one of a handful of stations with a dual city of license.

The background of the second sticker is actually a similar bright orange as the call letters of the top sticker but, once again, my scanner couldn't handle it. 

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

WADC

WADC was a Country station licensed to Parkersburg, West Virginia.  "Memories 1050" currently carries an Adult Standards format.

Monday, May 28, 2012

KRVQ

"92.3 The River" KRVQ was a Classic Rock station licensed to Victor, Idaho.  92.3 FM is currently a CHR station known as "iMix."

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Beaches

 CIBH "88.5 The Beach" is an Adult Contemporary station licensed to Parksville, British Columbia.

 KLTG "96.5 The Beach" is an Adult Top-40 station in Corpus Christi, Texas.


KCDU "101.7 The Beach" is a Hot Adult Contemporary station licensed to Carmel, California.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

KKTX


"96X" KKTX is a Rock station licensed to Kilgore, Texas.

Friday, May 25, 2012

KDJE

KDJE "100.3 The Edge" is an Active Rock station licensed to Jacksonville, Arkansas.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

CFBO

90.7 CFBO is a French-language, Adult Contemporay station in Moncton, New Brunswick.  "BO-FM" went on the air in November, 2008.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

89.7 FM Bay


89.7 FM Bay is a Contemporary Hit station broadcasting from St. Julian's on the Mediterranean island of Malta.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

WZZK


104.7 WZZK is a Country station in Birmingham, Alabama.  Soon after switching from Album Rock in 1978 to be become the first FM country station in the market, WZZK enjoyed top 3 ratings throughout most of the 1980s and 90s.  According to Arbitron, in the early 1980s DJ Rusty Walker was the highest-rated FM personality in America.  Walker went on to form a hugely successful radio consultancy business eventually working with hundreds of stations.  A member of the Country Radio Hall of Fame, Walker passed away yesterday at age 59.



Monday, May 21, 2012

BBC World Service

BBC World Service is the world's largest international broadcaster, beaming out programming in English and 27 other languages via shortwave, internet, podcasting, AM & FM bands and satellite.
They began in 1932 on shortwave as the BBC Empire Service and celebrated their 80th anniversary this past February. 

BBC World Service ceased broadcasting to western Europe on the 648 kHz frequency in March, 2011.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

CKLW

A photograph of an oversized bumper sticker from CKLW-FM in Windsor, Ontario.  They aired a Country music format at the time which dates it to the mid to late 1970s.  93.9 FM is currently Adult Album Alternative CIDR "The River."

Saturday, May 19, 2012

KXPO

According to their Wikipedia page, 1340 AM KXPO is a News/Talk and Country music station in Grafton, North Dakota.  At the height of the beet harvesting season starting in October, KXPO runs a monthlong, format-free music program called The Harvest Show.  They play all requests of any kind of music from farmers and truck drivers working late to get their crops out of the field.

Friday, May 18, 2012

WRKT


"Rocket 101" WRKT is a Rock station in Erie, Pennsylvania.  They may soon be known as "Rocket 105" because the FCC recently approved a move up the dial to 104.9 FM.  WRKT is licensed to North East, PA.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

R.I.P. WFNX









Boston's locally owned, independent, Modern Rock station has been sold.  WFNX (named after current station owners Phoenix Media which also runs the Boston Phoenix weekly newspaper) began broadcasting Alternative music in 1983, making it one of the first stations with that format in the country.  Rumor has it that new owner (pending FCC approval) Clear Channel Communications might flip it to Country or Spanish.  It's also possible that FNX could live on as an internet-only station.  WFNX simulcasts on 92.1 WFEX-Peterborough, New Hampshire which has been sold to Blount Communications and plans to simulcast Religious WDER on the signal.  WFNX is licensed to Lynn, Massachusetts.



Wednesday, May 16, 2012

High School Radio Day

Thirty high school radio stations from across the country come together today to celebrate the first-ever High School Radio Day.  HSRD was created by the station manager from Andover High School's WBFH in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan to raise awareness of high school radio and was inspired by College Radio Day.  It is held in May because that was the month that the first high school radio station, WNAS in New Albany, Indiana, hit the air in 1949.

WCWT is from Centerville High School in Centerville, Ohio and is the closest participating radio station to where I live.  They've been on the air since 1971 and currently broadcast with 23 watts at 107.3 FM.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

WLMI

WLMI was a Country station licensed to Kane, Pennsylvania.  A coupon on the back places this sticker from around 2006.

Monday, May 14, 2012

WFWR

WFWR was a Country station in Fort Wayne, Indiana from around 1971 until 1976.  1090 AM is currently WFCV, a Christian Teaching station.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Radio Sticker of the Day Mailbag - WTUE

One day while working the counter at the post office, I helped a customer mail a package that I noticed was being sent from Clear Channel Radio.  The sender was a CC employee and as we got to talking I mentioned my radio sticker collection.  He said to give him my address and he'd round up some stickers for me.  Thanks George!!!

104.7 WTUE has been a Rock station in Dayton, Ohio for 36 years.  After switching from Top-40 in 1976 they were known as "T-105" and carried an Album Oriented Rock format.




A late-1970s(?) advertising brochure.  How rare must it have been for a solo female to DJ morning drive at a rock station?  Now that I think about it....are there any that do it now?  In any format?

A WTUE postcard from around 1988.

CD booklet from WTUE's fourth and last Homegrown Album from 1990.

Another 'TUE sticker can be seen here.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

WADA




WADA was at various times a Country as well as News/Talk station licensed to Shelby, North Carolina.  AM 1390 is currently Classic Country WOHS.

Friday, May 11, 2012

WSIX


I bought a 2013 Hyundai Sonata today.  My Chevy Blazer still runs fine but now that I commute 50 miles round trip to work I decided it was time for a vehicle that gets more than 19 miles per gallon (you can see Old Blue has been relegated to parking on the street.)  I haven't broken out the manual to figure out all the dashboard controls yet but I've definitely been messing with the radio.

The car comes with a free three month trial of SiriusXM satellite radio which is something I'd never heard before.  XM offers dozens of news/talk and music channels from almost every genre but after  sampling it for awhile I decided that there were only about 5 that I could see myself listening to regularly.  At this point I also don't need yet another monthly payment.  I guess I'll just enjoy it while it lasts.

A bumper sticker from "Open Road", an XM talk channel aimed at truckers.  After the controversial merger between Sirius Satellite Radio and XM, the Sirius Trucking Network combined with Open Road to form Road Dog Trucking.

I was surprised to find out that 5 Clear Channel-owned terrestrial radio stations could be found in the SiriusXM lineup: Top-40 KIIS "102.7 KIIS FM"/Los Angeles, Adult Contemporary WLTW "106.7 Lite FM"/New York, Top-40 WHTZ "Z100"/New York, Urban WGCI/Chicago, and....

98 WSIX, a Country station from Nashville, Tennessee.