Wednesday, October 31, 2012

KVEG

KVEG(as) is a Rhythmic Top-40 station licensed to Mesquite, Nevada near Las Vegas.  "Hot 97.5" signed on the air in March, 2001.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

KVDU

KVDU is an internet-only radio station broadcasting from the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado.  Their website was down when I tried to listen but you can give it a shot here.

Monday, October 29, 2012

KVCU









"Radio 1190" KVCU is a student-run Freeform station from the University of Colorado at Boulder.  They went on the air in November, 1998.


Sunday, October 28, 2012

KVEN

"The Boomer" KVEN was an Oldies station in Ventura, California.  1450 AM is currently a Sports station affiliated with the ESPN Radio Network.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

KVEC

AM 920 KVEC is a News/Talk station licensed to San Luis Obispo, California.  They are celebrating their 75th anniversary having gone on the air in 1937.

Friday, October 26, 2012

KWMR


KWMR (K West MaRin) is a Community radio station licensed to Point Reyes Station, California. They went on the air in May, 1999 and broadcast a variety of music including Jazz, Classical, Blues, and Americana as well as shows about food, art, the environment and public affairs.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

WNRJ

"Power 105.7" was a short-lived Top-40 station licensed to Marysville, Ohio.  "The Power Pig" debuted in 1990 and was gone a year later when they became Urban "Hot 105" WWHT.  The frequency is now Classic Rock "105.7 The Brew" WBWR licensed to the Columbus suburb of Hilliard, OH.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

WKRV


107.1 WKRV "The Kurv" plays Classic Hits in Vandalia, Illinois.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

WEIC



WEIC broadcast in Charleston, Illinois from 1954 to 2012, most recently with a Gospel format.  1270 AM is currently News/Talk WRJM.  Anybody know what the meaning of "Full-Time Alert" is?

Monday, October 22, 2012

WADR

WADR was a Country station licensed to Remsen, New York.  In March, 2012 WADR became WRCK which simulcasts a Sports format with 1550 AM WUSP.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Radio Sticker of the Day Mailbag - WOMC

Yesterday the mailman delivered another excellent haul of stickers courtesy of Dan Sys in Vancouver, British Columbia.  I had been attempting to get a sticker from the station below multiple times since I started keeping records in 1997 but was never able to until now.  Thanks Dan!

104.3 WOMC (Wayne Oakland and Macomb County) is a Classic Hits station in Detroit, Michigan.  They recently transitioned to their current format from Oldies which they had carried since around 1990.  Prior to that they were a Soft AC station after many years of playing Beautiful Music.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

WADN

WADN was a Folk & Acoustic music station licensed to Concord, Massachusetts from 1989 to the mid-1990s.  By 1997, all music-oriented programming was replaced with a Business & Finance format which now carries the call letters WBNW.  The Folk format lives on courtesy of a former WADN employee at "Troubadour 1700 AM."
Walden Pond is a lake in Concord made famous by philosopher Henry David Thoreau who lived there for two years.  His experience was penned in Walden; or, Life in the Woods which was published in 1854.

Friday, October 19, 2012

KRWC

Licensed to Buffalo, Minnesota, KRWC (K Radio for Wright County) broadcasts Oldies, Country and Polka music along with local news and weather.  They are also an affiliate of the Minnesota Twins Radio Network.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

KKUA/KQMQ

AM 690 KKUA and "93Q FM" KQMQ were co-owned stations in Honolulu, Hawaii.  It's unclear exactly when this sticker was from (I'm guessing 1982/83) but at one point the stations were simulcast.  Prior to this, KKUA was a Top-40 station while KQMQ was Rock.  AM 690 is currently News/Talk KHNR while KQMQ carries a Reggae/Hawaiian as "93.1 Da Pā'ina."

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

KEZW

KEZW "Studio 1430" is a Nostalgia station licensed to Aurora, Colorado.  With the recent addition of 40 solar panels, they are now the largest station in the United States to be powered by the sun.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

KDJS


"K-95.3" KDJS is a Country station in Willmar, Minnesota.

Monday, October 15, 2012

CFBT






CFBT "The Beat 94.5" is a CHR station in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Radio ABC


I had this Radio ABC sticker filed under "Norway" but I can't seem to find any further information about this station. Anybody know anything?

Saturday, October 13, 2012

CIXL

After getting married yesterday evening, my wife Debbie and I drove to Niagara Falls for a short honeymoon.  The Falls (and Debbie) were beautiful as always and it was fun hitting the casino and getting soaked on the Maid of the Mist. 
As we drove into western New York, I started scanning the radio dial and it stopped at 91.7 FM which was playing "Tom Sawyer" by Rush.  I thought it was odd that a station on that frequency was playing this before I remembered that Canada doesn't have to follow any 88.1 to 91.7 FM non-commercial band rules.

The station was CIXL "91.7 Giant FM," a Classic Rock station licensed to Welland, Ontario.  It became my station of choice for our time in Niagara Falls and I especially liked hearing Canadian acts like Trooper, Colin James, Toronto, Streetheart and Bruce Cockburn which are unknown where I live.

Friday, October 12, 2012

KBOS


KBOS is a Rhythmic Contemporary station in Fresno, California and licensed to Tulare, CA.  They've carried some form of CHR/Top-40 since the early 1970s.

These "B95" stickers are being posted for the anonymous commenter from this entry.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

National Coming Out Day - CIRR

October 11th is National Coming Out Day, a civil awareness day celebrated by gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgendered people in the United States and at least six other countries.  This date coincides with the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights which took place in 1987.


CIRR "103.9 Proud FM" is a station targeting the queer (their word, not mine) population in Toronto, Ontario.  They carry a CHR/Hot AC format and are the first commercial, terrestrial, LGBT-oriented station in the world.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

WQRX

I was listening to the always-entertaining Rock And Roll Geek Show podcast recently and heard a song from Foxy Shazam called "Holy Touch."  This catchy tune has been stuck in my head for about a week now and it won't go away.  Damn you Michael Butler!



At the very end of the video, a DJ from the fictional station WQRX comes on and attempts to back announce the song over multiple false endings, getting cut-off in the process.  The much better official video deletes this brief bit of radio, unfortunately.


The real WQRX is a Spanish Christian station licensed to Valley Head, Alabama.  The top sticker probably dates to 1986 when they went on the air with an Oldies format.  The bottom sticker is from 1992 when the Broadcasting Yearbook lists them as having a "Greatest Hits" format (despite the logo from Country band Alabama.)  The decal is also autographed by station president Jeff Cook for some reason.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Radio Mitre

Radio Mitre is a News/Talk station broadcasting at 790 AM from Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Monday, October 8, 2012

KHFI


"K98" KHFI was a Top-40 station in Austin, Texas.  They are now located at 96.7 FM and known as "Kiss FM."

Sunday, October 7, 2012

WRKZ

WRKZ "K-Rock" was an Active Rock station in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from 2004 to 2007.  93.7 FM is currently KDKA-FM "The Fan" and has a Sports format.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

WQXR? No! WLYQ

"Q96 FM" is a bit of a mystery.  I thought it was from WQXR in New York City but now I'm not so sure.

The back of the sticker (click it bigger) dates it to 1981 when the Broadcasting Yearbook says WQXR-FM duplicated the Classical programming of WQXR-AM 100%.  The same listing appears in the 1980 and 1983 Yearbook as well.  This sticker certainly doesn't look like it's from a Classical station and has the look of a typical Top-40 outlet of the time.  The backing also mentions the Coca-Cola Bottling Company of New York which at least locates the station geographically somewhat.  Anybody know what station this sticker is from?

UPDATE:  According to a helpful commenter, "Q96" was WLYQ in Norwalk, Connecticut.  Thanks for the info!  Doubly confirmed by doing a Google Image search for WLYQ and finding this mike flag with the same logo.

Friday, October 5, 2012

WMMR


93.3 WMMR (W MetroMedia Radio) is a Rock station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  The heritage station has carried some form of the format since 1968 including Progressive Rock, AOR, Classic Rock and Active Rock.