Friday, August 31, 2012

CHXX

"X2 Rock 100.9" CHXX is a French-language Modern Rock station licensed to Donnacona, Quebec near Quebec City.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Radio Name Game - Roxy


KRXY "94.5 Roxy" is a Hot AC station licensed to Shelton, Washington.



Well, that's it for the almost month-long Radio Name Game series.  I've run out of stickers from stations  with people-names (and I can't find my George FM sticker from New Zealand...arghh.)  There are plenty more stations that exist(ed) that I don't have decals from including Tom FM, Chuck FM, Ted FM, Kate FM, Steve FM, Mac and my favorite, the former simulcast of Orville and Wilbur from the Outer Banks of North Carolina.  Future Name Game stickers will appear if I ever get any more.  Stay tuned...

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Radio Name Game - Sandra

Sandra FM was a pirate radio station from the village of Aalten in eastern Netherlands (or at least that's where the contact address was from...who knows where they actually broadcast from.)  I cannot find a single reference to the station anywhere online and the only way I know it's from a pirate station is that someone wrote it on the back.  If you have any info on Sandra FM feel free to leave a comment.
The Dutch have a rich tradition of illegal broadcasting that continues to this day.  Last year, 1600 warnings were issued and 60 fines levied to pirate operators and landowners who allowed them to operate on their property.  Another mysterious Dutch pirate sticker can be seen here.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Radio Name Game - Rebecca

I can find very little about what Rebecca Radio was other than that they were based in Emmen, Netherlands.  A short article from 2004 reports that a chunk of their staff had been let go.  The entire station presumably went away shortly thereafter due to financial difficulties.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Radio Name Game - Veronica


Radio Veronica was an illegal, offshore broadcaster that became the most popular radio station in the Netherlands.  In the mid-1970s they gained a legal radio license within the Dutch public broadcasting system.  Read more about them here.  And here.





These three stickers are also from The Netherlands and may or may not have anything to do with the original Radio Veronica (or each other for that matter.)  It is likely that they simply used the Veronica because of its past influence on Dutch radio.


Radio Veronica One began broadcasting in 1977 from Turin, Italy.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Radio Name Game - Stella

There are multiple stations that go by the name "Radio Stella."  I think this link is the station for the sticker above which is based in Tortoli, Italy.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Radio Name Game - Isabelle


Isabelle FM plays French and international Pop along with Dance, Techno and House music.  I tried listening live through both The Lounge and TuneIn and could barely hear the station through the noise of what sounded like FM static and fading in and out.  Very strange. 
Isabelle FM is based in Tocane-Saint-Apre, France.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Radio Name Game - Jack


"93.1 Jack FM" KCBS (K Columbia Broadcasting System) is an Adult Hits station in Los Angeles, California.  Their playlist is sprinkled with more Classic Alternative music than most similarly-formatted stations due to the legacy of LA's KROQ FM.

"102.9 Jack FM" WNPT was a satellite-fed Adult Hits station licensed to Marion, Alabama.  In 2011 they flipped to "Q Country 102.9"

A keychain from CJAQ "92.5 Jack FM" in Toronto, Ontario.  They stuck with the Adult Hits format from 2003 to 2009 (at one point becoming a Rock-based version of the Jack FM format) and are currently CHR "Kiss 92.5" CKIS.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Radio Name Game - Lemonade Joe

Radio Limonádový Joe broadcasts from Prague in the Czech Republic.  I think the station plays a mix of Rock, Pop and Jazz although it's tough to figure out from looking at their website and the listen live feature isn't working as I type this.  

The station is named for Lemonade Joe, a novel, theatre play and beloved Czechoslovak film from 1964 which satirizes classic American Western movies.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Radio Name Game - Hank

CHNK "100.7 Hank FM" was a Country station in Winnipeg, Manitoba from 2006 to 2010. The frequency is currently home to Soft AC/Nostalgia "The Breeze 100.7" CFJL.
A similarly-logoed "Hank" station can be seen here.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Radio Name Game - Dave


A sticker and magnet from WZGC "92.9 Dave FM," an Adult Album Alternative station in Atlanta, Georgia.  The CBS-owned outlet has announced that they will flip to Sports this fall which will give the Atlanta market its third station with that format.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Radio Name Game - Ed

"103.3 Ed FM" KDRF is an Adult Hits station in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Previously an Alternative station known as "103.3 The Zone," they flipped to their current format in 2004 and became "Fred FM."  Unfortunately for them, XM Satellite Radio had a trademark on the name "Fred" for their Classic Alternative channel (their call letters are Fred spelled backwards...sort of) so they switched to "Ed FM."  XM's threatened lawsuit apparently doesn't affect Canadian Freds.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Radio Sticker of the Day Mailbag - KRRG

Yesterday the mailman delivered a glorious stack of stickers courtesy of the ever-generous Dan Sys in British Columbia.  Wow!  What a package...including this beauty from KRRG "Big Buck Country" in Laredo, Texas.  Thanks a LOT Dan!


Saturday, August 18, 2012

Radio Sticker of the Day Mailbag - Radio la Isla

Yesterday I received a package of decals from a radio sticker collector in Milan, Italy.  Thanks Dario!

My favorite is this one from Radio la Isla in San Fernando, Spain.  It's promoting a sports program "El Chapuzón" ("the splash" or "the dip.")


At some point Radio la Isla moved from 107.2 to its home at 107.4 FM as seen on these stickers with their current logo.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Radio Name Game - Frank

 WFNK "107.5 Frank FM" is a Classic Hits station licensed to Lewiston, Maine.

WORK "107.1 Frank FM" is a Classic Hits station licensed to Barre, Vermont and is co-owned with WFNK by Nassau Broadcasting.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Radio Name Game - José

KXSE "José 104.3" is a Spanish Adult Hits station licensed to Davis, California. 

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Radio Name Game - Max

In all likelihood, none of these stations intend(ed) their station's branding to be a persons name so much as a short form of maximum. But Max is a name, right?....  In fact, most Max stations actually go by "The Max."

 "Max FM 98.3" CHER is a Classic Hits station licensed to Sydney, Nova Scotia.

"Max 93.5" KMKX is a Classic Rock station licensed to Willits, California.

Philadelphia Pennsylvania's "Max 95.7" WXXM was a Modern Rock-leaning Hot Adult Contemporary station that existed from 1997 to 1999.  They then flipped to R&B Oldies as WEJM and are currently another "name station" Adult Hits "95.7 Ben FM."  Sister 7 were a Rock/Funk band from Austin, Texas who were promoting their album This The Trip when this sticker was printed.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Radio Name Game - Wayne

CKWY "93.7 Wayne FM" is a Variety Hits station licensed to Wainwright, Alberta.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Radio Name Game - Doug

WDRQ "93.1 Doug FM" is a Variety Hits station in Detroit, Michigan.  WDRQ has carried this format since 2005 after flipping from Top-40/Rhythmic CHR.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Radio Name Game - Mike

A temporary tattoo from Adult Hits WMKK "Mike FM" in Boston, Massachusetts.  93.7 carried this format from 2005 to 2011 before switching to Sports as WEEI-FM, a simulcast of WEEI 850 AM.  WMKK was licensed to Lawrence, MA.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Radio Name Game - Fred

A magnet from CFRK "92.3 Fred FM," a Classic Hits station in Fredericton, New Brunswick.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Radio Sticker of the Day Mailbag - KAMX

Today I received a package of radio stickers, keychains, and a couple of lanyards from Luke in Amarillo, Texas.  Thank you!!

One of the more unique promo items I've ever received--an eco-friendly seed card that would grow wildflowers if soaked in water and planted.


"Mix 94.7" KAMX is a Hot Adult Contemporary station licensed to Luling, Texas near Austin.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Radio Name Game - Donna


Radio Donna was a pop music station based in Brussels, Belgium.  They were on the air from 1992 until 2009 on seven different frequencies in the Flanders region of the country.  The station has since re-branded as MNM.

The Radio Donna Network was based in Milan, Italy according to what somebody wrote on the back of this sticker.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Radio Name Game - Charlie

WCHY "105-1 Charlie FM" is a DJ-free Adult Hits station licensed to Waunakee, Wisconsin.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Radio Name Game - Bob


 CFWM "99.9 Bob FM" is an Adult Hits station in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  They were the first station in Canada with this format and are credited/blamed for inspiring the rash of "Jack FM" stations.



 KCTY "Bob FM 106.9" was a Variety Hits station licensed to Plattsmouth, Nebraska.  The frequency is currently home to Rhythmic Contemporary "Power 106.9" KOPW.

"Bob FM 103.5" KBPA (K Bob Plays Anything) is a Variety Hits station licensed to San Marcos, Texas near Austin.