Tuesday, July 31, 2012

WOKE

"Wonderful WOKE" was a little bit of everything during its time on the air in Charleston, South Carolina;  Beautiful Music, Oldies, News, Weather, Religious Programs, Opera, Poetry Readings, Sports etc.  The owner and GM was Harry C. Weaver who also did triple on-air duty under the aliases Buck Clayton and Tennessee Weaver as well as his own name.  From all accounts the station seemed to be stuck in time and probably sounded about the same in 1964 as it did when they signed off the air 30 years later.

Monday, July 30, 2012

WSRZ

The 1981 Broadcasting Yearbook lists Sarasota Florida's WSRZ as having an "Adult Rock/Jazz" format.  Wikipedia says they were a hybrid Album Oriented Rock/Contemporary Hit Radio station with Jazz on the side.  By 1983 they had changed their calls to WAVE and by the late 80s they dropped the Rock completely and were a Smooth Jazz station as WHVE.  102.5 FM is currently WHPT, branded as "The Bone," and flipped from Classic Rock to Hot Talk (aka male-oriented talk) this past April.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

WORQ






"Q90 FM" WORQ is a Contemporary Christian station from Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

WKRR



"Rock 92" WKRR is a Classic Rock station licensed to Ashboro, North Carolina.

Friday, July 27, 2012

WEHM

WEHM (W East HaMpton) is an Adult Album Alternative station licensed to Manorville, New York on eastern Long Island.  WEHM now broadcasts at 92.9 FM as well as 96.9 FM licensed to East Hampton, NY.  Among the first owners of the station when they signed on in 1993 were Billy Joel and his then-wife Christie Brinkley.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

WADK

WADK is a News/Talk station in Newport, Rhode Island.  They went on the air in 1948 as WRJM and became WADK in 1953--the calls stand for (W)AquiDnecK which is the largest of over thirty islands in Narragansett Bay.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

KRVS


KRVS is a 100,000-watt, listener-supported, non-commercial station airing from the heart of Acadiana in Lafayette, Louisiana.  They play a variety of ethnic Louisiana music including Zydeco, Cajun, Blues, Swamp Pop and Jazz.  The call letters stand for (K)Radio Voice of Southeastern (the University of Southeastern Louisiana were the owners of the station before changing their name to The University of Louisiana at Lafayette.)  KRVS also kinda sounds like ecrivisse which means crawfish in Cajun French.  A 90.5 FM translator in Lake Charles was shut down by a religious broadcaster in 2002, an interesting tale that you can read about here.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Hawaii Public Radio



Hawaii Public Radio is a network of six stations and two translators airing non-commercial programming from National Public Radio, Public Radio International and American Public Media.  88.1 KHPR in Honolulu was the original station in the network and went on the air in 1981.  Other stations include 89.3 KIPO - Honolulu, 90.7 KKUA - Wailuku and 91.1 KANO - Hilo.

Monday, July 23, 2012

KDJM


"Jammin' 92.5" was an Urban Oldies station in Denver, Colorado from 1999 to 2005.  The format, usually referred to as "Jammin' Oldies," was a mix of Disco, R&B and Classic Soul.  KDJM was licensed to Broomfield, CO and is currently a Country station KWOF "The Wolf."

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Actual Sticker Sighting - Opie & Anthony

I saw two of these stickers on a semi-truck while driving to Cincinnati yesterday.

Gregg "Opie" Hughes and Anthony Cumia are the hosts of The Opie & Anthony Show on XM Satellite Radio (now Sirius XM.)  The duo began together on terrestrial radio at WBAB in Babylon, New York before official becoming O&A at WAAF in Boston, Massachusetts.  After getting fired from WAAF they began to get syndicated to about 20 stations nationwide while based at WNEW in New York City before heading to XM in 2004.  WOW stands for Whip 'em Out Wednesdays which encouraged women to show their breasts to anyone with a WOW sign or sticker.  Makes you wonder how many times that trucker got an eyeful.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

CFBR




CFBR "100.3 The Bear" is an Active Rock station in Edmonton, Alberta.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Radio 10 Gold


Radio 10 Gold is an Oldies station broadcasting from Hilversum, The Netherlands.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Radio Nostalgie





Radio Nostalgie is a network of stations throughout France that plays Oldies mainly from the 1960s through the 1980s.  They are based in Paris but began in the city of Lyon in 1983.  About 80% of the music heard on Radio Nostalgie is French.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

WMAJ

According to the 1975 Broadcasting Yearbook, WMAJ was a "Contemporary" station licensed to State College, Pennsylvania.  1450 AM is currently WQWK an ESPN Radio affiliate.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Attack of the Killer B104s

 "B104" CHBZ is a Country station licensed to Cranbrook, British Columbia.

"B104" WAEB (W Allentown Easton, Bethlehem) has been a Top-40 station in Allentown, Pennsylvania since 1991.




"B104" WBSB was a Top-40 station in Baltimore, Maryland from 1980 to 1992.  104.3 FM is currently CHR "Z104.3" WZFT.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Sticker Board #5

Here's the fifth poster board of stickers that I put together in the late 1990s.  Click it bigger.

“Oldies 15.1” KOSP – Willard, Missouri
WIUM – Macomb, Illinois
“Zone 105”  KZNR/KZNT/KZNZ – Lakeville/Cambridge/Eden Prairie, Minnesota
WPOC – Baltimore, Maryland
WCOA – Pensacola, Florida
“Oldies 104” WHTT – Buffalo, New York
WBLM – Portland, Maine
“All Hit 98.9” WHTS – Rock Island, Illinois
KDKB – Mesa, Arizona
WCOL – Columbus, Ohio
WQMX – Medina, Ohio
KOKF – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
“Wave 104.1” WYAV – Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
“T93” WLRT – Kankakee, Illinois
“97X” WOXY – Oxford, Ohio
“Pirate Radio 102.1” – Tampa, Florida (An actual illegal broadcaster!)
“98 PXY” WPXY – Rochester, New York
WRED – Saco, Maine
“Oldies 103.7” KEYN – Wichita, Kansas
Wiltshire Radio – Swindon, England
KLIF – Dallas, Texas
KWWR – Mexico, Missouri
WILL – Urbana, Illinois
WKAN – Kankakee, Illinois
WBEN – Buffalo, New York
“KGLO 1340 AM” KGLW – San Luis Obispo, California
WBER – Rochester, New York
WHPK – Chicago, Illinois
“Alice @ 92.9" WLCE – Buffalo, New York
NRJ – France? Sweden? (I don't know what country this NRJ sticker is from but for some reason there is the logo for Knorr, a German-based maker of soups, sauces and seasonings.)
“Kiss 98.5” WKSE – Niagara Falls, New York
“Z Fun 106” KZFN – Moscow, Idaho
KCRW – Santa Monica, California
WMBR – Cambridge, Massachusetts
KMOX – St. Louis, Missouri
“CD 106” WNCD – Niles, Ohio
RFM 88.6 – France
WAFS – Atlanta, Georgia
“Rock 102” WAQY – East Longmeadow, Massachusetts
WGTS – Takoma Park, Maryland
WMCL – McLeansboro, Illinois
KSER – Everett, Washington
“LA 105 FM” KLIP – Monroe, LA
“The Nerve” WNVE – Rochester, New York
“Eagle 93.7” WEGQ – Lawrence, Massachusetts
WZZS – Zolfo Springs, FL
KBCS – Bellevue, Washington
“KFrog 95.1” KFRG – San Bernardino, California


Sunday, July 15, 2012

WRKZ

WRKZ is an Active Rock station in Columbus, Ohio.  They are now known as "The Blitz," a branding they also used prior to becoming "99.7 The Rock" in 2008.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

KLUK





KLUK is a Classic Rock station in Needles, California.  The "Lucky 98 FM" signal is repeated on 103.9 FM licensed to Lake Havasu City, Arizona and 101.5 FM licensed to Kingman, AZ.

Friday, July 13, 2012

WMQM


WMQM is a Religious station in Memphis, Tennessee.  They are now located at 1600 AM and licensed to Lakeland, TN.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

WZZQ

WZZQ was a Album Oriented Rock station in Jackson, Mississippi from 1973 until 1981.  Prior to this they were a Freeform/Progressive Rock station WJDX.  102.9 FM is currently Country WMSI "Miss 103."

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

WJDX

WJDX was a Progressive Rock station in Jackson, Mississippi from 1968 to 1973.  They then changed call letters to WZZQ but continued with Album Oriented Rock until the early 1980s.  102.9 FM is currently "Miss 103" WMSI airing a Country format.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

WCSB


89.3 WCSB is the student-run radio station from Cleveland State University in Cleveland, Ohio.  They've been on the air since 1976 and play a wide variety of music including Outlaw Country, Eastern Bloc Punk and Blues Noise.  They also carry programming for Cleveland's ethnic communities including Hungarian, Macedonian, Irish and Slovenian.