Thursday, February 28, 2013

WSSL


WSSL "Whistle 100" plays Country music in the Greenville/Spartanburg area of South Carolina. They are licensed to Gray Court, SC.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

WNRQ

WNRQ is a Classic Rock station in Nashville, Tennessee.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

WKRZ




"98.5 KRZ" has been a Top-40 station in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania market since 1980.  WKRZ is licensed to Freeland, PA.

Monday, February 25, 2013

WEKL

"Eagle 102.3" WEKL played Classic Hits in Augusta, Georgia beginning in 1994.  In 2007 they traded frequencies with a sister station and is now "Eagle 105.7" playing Classic Rock.  102.3 FM is currently Top-40 WZNY "Y102.3"

Sunday, February 24, 2013

WAEB-AM




AM 790 WAEB (W Allentown Easton Bethlehem) is a News/Talk station licensed to Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

KRWK

"Rock 102" KRWK existed in Fargo, North Dakota from 2007 until 2012.  101.9 FM is currently a Talk station.

Friday, February 22, 2013

KKUP

KKUP is a non-commercial, community radio station licensed to Cupertino, California.  They've been on the air since 1972 and carry a Variety format including Classical, Reggae, Oldies, R&B, Jazz, Poetry, Hawaiian, Folk and seemingly everything else.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

KDKB


93.3 KDKB is a Rock station in Phoenix, Arizona and has been since 1971.  Other KDKB stickers can be seen here.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

CFBV

CFBV "The Peak" is an Adult Hits/Hot AC station located at 870 AM in Smithers, British Columbia.  Their signal is heard on four additional repeaters in the Northern Interior of the province.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Radio Capris

Radio Capris broadcasts from the city of Koper in Slovenia.  They are heard on six different frequencies but 87.9 FM no longer appears to be one of them.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Cultura FM

Radio Cultura went on the air in 1951 at 1520 AM in Maringá, Brazil.  They moved to 102.5 FM in 1989.  Maringá is known as the Song City because its name is taken from a song of the same name by Joubert de Carvalho.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

WBES

WBES (W Beautiful Entertainment in Stereo) was an Easy Listening station in Charleston, West Virginia from 1969 to 1988.  96.1 FM is currently a Country formatted station WKWS "96.1 The Wolf" (formerly "Kicks 96")

Saturday, February 16, 2013

WRLG

"Thunder 94" was an Alternative Rock station in Nashville, Tennessee from 1994 to 1997. They were sister stations to "Lightning 100" WRLT which has an Adult Album Alternative format.  93.7 and 94.1 FM are currently Contemporary Christian WFFI and WFFH "The Fish."

Friday, February 15, 2013

WMMT


WMMT is a 15,000-watt, community radio station heard across southeastern Kentucky as well as parts of Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee and North Carolina.  Their Variety format includes public affairs programming, Rock, Hip Hop, Gospel, Blues, Jazz and an emphasis on Bluegrass, Folk and other Appalachian music.  "The Voice of the Hillbilly Nation" went on the air in 1985 and is licensed to Whitesburg, Kentucky.


Radio sticker alert at 3:49!!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

WJEJ

1240 AM WJEJ has been broadcasting in Hagerstown, Maryland for over 80 years. They currently carry a Full Service/Adult Standards format. A show for sharing recipes, gardening tips and household hints, "The WJEJ Phone Party" has been on the air since the early 1940s.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

WBEZ

A friend in Chicago recently posted this picture on Facebook.  It's part of Chicago Public Media's "2032 Membership Drive," a looong-term effort to boost the number of listeners one generation from now.  Other slogans in this unusual campaign include:
Do it. For Chicago.
You’re an interesting person. Pass it on. Like, literally. Through your DNA.
We want listeners tomorrow. Go make babies today.
and
To anyone NOT currently running a virtual farm: GoMakeBabies.com

91.5 FM WBEZ is a public radio station in Chicago, Illinois.  They broadcast the usual fare of National Public Radio and Public Radio International programming and also produce This American Life and Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!, two of NPR's most popular shows.

Here's a station employee reminiscing about a vintage WBEZ logo.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

WCSS

1490 AM WCSS (W Community Service Station) is an Adult Contemporary station licensed to Amsterdam, New York.

Monday, February 11, 2013

KXLY

AM 920 KXLY is Spokane, Washington's oldest radio station.  They went on the air as KFDC in October of 1922.  An unknown Bing Crosby made his radio debut at the station, then known as KFPY, on the stage of "The Golden Concert Studios of KFPY" which boasted seating for 150 audience members.
KXLY currently carries a News/Talk format and is a member of the Seattle Mariners Radio Network.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

KQDS

KQDS is a Classic Rock station in Duluth, Minnesota.


Saturday, February 9, 2013

KILO





94.3 KILO is an Active Rock station in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Friday, February 8, 2013

KBUS

A 1996 sticker from Classic Rock 101.9 KBUS in Paris, Texas.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

WPLJ

An anonymous commenter asked if I had any WPLJ stickers from when they were known as "Mojo Radio" (I don't have any from their days as "Power 95"....sorry.)

In 1991, National Radio Hall of Fame member Scott Shannon was brought back from his Rock-40 "Pirate Radio" experiment in Los Angeles to become WPLJ's Program Director and morning drive host.  It was decided to de-emphasize the call letters of the station and rebrand as Mojo Radio.  This was WPLJ's last, short-lived attempt at a CHR format...they've been Hot AC or Modern AC ever since (with Shannon still helming AM drive with the Scott & Todd in the Morning show.)

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Mystery Sticker - Q94 - SOLVED!


This Q94 sticker remains unidentified.  Anybody know where it's from?  The back of the sticker mentions Q94 "Sooper Troopers" but Googling hasn't helped.  I wrote KFRQ? during a previous attempt at identifying the station but Wikipedia says they started using those calls in 1992 and this decal seems older than that.  Help!

UPDATE:  This sticker is from WRVQ - Richmond, Virginia circa 1986.  The definition of a heritage CHR, Q94 has carried the same format since 1972.  Thanks Dan (and Phil)!

Radio Slovakia International

Radio Slovakia International is that country's official international broadcaster.  Their programs are in English, Russian, Spanish, French, German and, of course, Slovak.  On January 1, 2011 RSI ceased broadcasting on shortwave but can still be heard via satellite and internet.

The JAM Song - WPLJ


JAM Productions has been creating jingles for radio, television and commercials from their headquarters in Dallas, Texas since 1974.  In 1985, JAM created a song consisting of dozens of station jingles and pressed it as a "promo-only" record which was sent out to their clients.  The entire station list was printed on the back of the record jacket, a link to which can be found here.  The video above has some incorrect logos but overall it's an entertaining radio jingle time capsule.



The first station mentioned in the JAM Song is WPLJ in New York, New York.  They were an Album Oriented Rock station throughout the 1970s and early 80s but carried a Top-40 format at the time the JAM jingle was current.  They are now a Hot Adult Contemporary station.
WPLJ's call letters were named after Frank Zappa's cover of the Four Deuces song "WPLJ" from 1955 and stand for White Port and Lemon Juice.

Radio 1


Radio 1 broadcasts news, information, cultural programming and popular music on five frequencies throughout Belgium.  They are operated by the publicly owned Vlaamse Radio- en Televisieomroeporganisatie (Flemish Radio and Television Broadcasting Organization.)

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

KLKI

A mini sticker announcing the call letter change from KAGT to KLKI which occurred in the late 1980s.  1340 AM KLKI was an Adult Standards station licensed to Anacortes, Washington.  A 2007 story about the long-time owner of the station can be read here.  1340 AM is now home to Hot Adult Contemporary "The Whale" KWLE.

Monday, February 4, 2013

WXOX

WXOX "101.7 The Spot" broadcast a Modern Rock format for a year or two in the late 1990s.  Located midway between Buffalo and Rochester and licensed to Attica, New York, their weak signal failed to impact either market and the station was sold to Holy Family Communications in 1999.  101.7 FM currently carries a Catholic Religious format as WLOF, now licensed to Elma, NY.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Super Bowl XLVII - 49ers vs Ravens



"98 Rock" WIYY is the flagship station of the Baltimore Ravens.  They've carried a Rock format since 1977.  A Ravens-themed WIYY sticker can be seen here.



AM 810 KGO (K General Electric Oakland) is an all-News station in San Francisco, California.  The 50,000 watt station signed on the air in 1924 with a then-impressive 1000 watts from General Electric's facility in Oakland.  Their nighttime signal reaches north into Canada, south into Mexico and west to the Rocky Mountains.  KGO was the flagship station of the San Francisco 49ers from 1987 to 2005.