Friday, May 31, 2013

WCVM

"94.7 The Effect" was a Modern Christian Rock station licensed to Bronson in south central Michigan.  In 2008 they were bought by Taylor University and now simulcast the Contemporary Christian programming that originates from WBCL in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  Other Effect Radio stickers can be seen here.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

WCVR

A 1998 sticker from WCVR, a Country station licensed to Randolph, Vermont.  They flipped to Classic Rock around 2003 and were sold to Vermont Public Radio in 2010.  102.1 FM is currently WVXR broadcasting VPR's Classical programming.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

WCVS


WCVS is a Classic Rock station licensed to Virden, Illinois.  They are now known as "96.7 The Boss."

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

WCWA

An Official Tooth Ranger sticker from the serialized 1970s radio comedy The Secret Adventures of the Tooth Fairy.  Another (partial) Tooth Fairy sticker can be seen here.

This paper sticker is from WCWA which was probably either a Top-40 or Oldies station at the time.  1230 AM is currently a Fox Sports affiliate.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Memorial Day - WDPR

Happy Memorial Day everybody! Enjoy the unofficial start of summer and remember all those who sacrificed their lives while serving their country in the United States Armed Forces.

Yesterday we went to the Dayton Heritage Festival which is held every year on Memorial Day weekend at Carillon Park.  In the evening we had the pleasure of seeing my stepson Randy play the bassoon with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra.  The concert was excellent and we finished the night watching fireworks explode high above the park's bell tower.

WDPR [W Dayton Public Radio] had a booth at the festival where I grabbed one of these handy stick fans.


88.1 FM WDPR is Dayton, Ohio's Classical radio station.  They signed on the air in 1985 and also broadcast at 89.9 FM licensed to Greenville, OH.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

WCWP

WCWP broadcasts a block-programmed Variety format from the (W) CW Post Campus of Long Island University in Brookville, New York.  WCWP's first transmission from October 18, 1961 can be heard here.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

WCWS

"WOO 91" is a student-run station from The (W) College of WooSter in Wooster, Ohio.  WCWS went on the air in 1968 although radio at Wooster dates back all the way to 1922.

Friday, May 24, 2013

WTWR

Detroit, Michigan's WTWR "Tower 92" started out as an Adult Top-40/Oldies station in the late 1970s.  By 1981 they had become a full-fledged CHR station but this format lasted a mere 15 months before they switched to Country.  The tower in their name referred to General Motor's newly-built Renaissance Center where the WTWR's studios were located.  92.3 FM is currently Urban Oldies/Adult Contemporary WMXD "Mix 92.3"

The back of the sticker dates it to 1980.  (Click it bigger.)  I'd love to wear one of those "Tower 92" belt buckles and t-shirts while drinking my 39-cent Big Gulp.  Somebody wrote "WCXI-FM" at the top--these were the call letters after WTWR flipped to Country in 1982.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

WCXL

WCXL is a Hot Adult Contemporary station licensed to Kill Devil Hills on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.  The 100,000 watt station is now branded as "Beach 104."

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Radio Sticker of the Day Mailbag - KXOX

The ever-magnanimous Dan Sys in British Columbia sent yet another bounty of stickers my way recently.  I am truly appreciative my friend!

This cowboy rattlesnake sticker is from KXOX, a Country station in Sweetwater, Texas.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

National Waiters and Waitresses Day - WXOU

Today is National Waiters and Waitresses Day. Go out to eat and leave your favorite server a little something extra. Besides, these workers make a paltry $2.13 per hour in many states (mine included) and depend on tips for the majority of their income. This minimum wage has remained the same for 22 years!


88.3 WXOU serves up a Variety format from the campus of Oakland University in Auburn Hills, Michigan.  They were named the Michigan Association of Broadcasters College Station of the Year in 2012 and 2013.

Monday, May 20, 2013

WCYK

A 2002 sticker from WCYK in Charlottesville, Virginia.  The Country formatted station is now known as "HitKicker 99.7"  WCYK is licensed to Staunton, VA.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

WCYN

WCYN is an AM/FM combo licensed to (W) CYNthiana, Kentucky.  1400 AM airs a Country format while 102.3 FM plays Oldies from the 60s, 70s and 80s.

The most famous log cabin in Kentucky--or perhaps anywhere--is the one where Abraham Lincoln was born in 1809 in what is now LaRue County.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

WCYO

WCYO "Coyote Country 100.7" is a Country music station licensed to Irvine, Kentucky.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Radio Sticker of the Day Mailbag - KGMZ/KULA

Last week I received a nice package of Hawaiian radio stickers from a visitor to this blog.  Thanks Louise (and son!) 


107.9 FM KGMZ was an Oldies station licensed to Aiea, Hawaii near Honolulu circa the late 1990s.  Their signal was simulcast on 1460 AM KULA.  107.9 is still an Oldies outlet but now branded as "Kool Gold" KKOL.  1460 AM is currently KHRA featuring Korean-language programming.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

WBSN


89.1 FM WBSN is a Contemporary Christian station in New Orleans, Louisiana.  "Life Songs" is also heard on two other stations and one translator in the southeastern part of the state.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

KGCB


KGCB "Radio Shine" is a Contemporary Christian station licensed to Prescott, Arizona.  An older KGCB sticker can be seen here.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

WRGA

1470 AM WRGA is a News/Talk station in (W) Rome, GeorgiA

Monday, May 13, 2013

WTLQ

WTLQ was a Talk station circa the mid-to-late 1990s licensed to Pine Island Center, Florida near Fort Myers.  "Smart Talk 1200" carried syndicated talkers such as Don & Mike, G. Gordon Liddy and Don Imus.  1200 AM is currently News/Talk WINK.

Was this sticker inspired by the Mr. Yuk posion awareness stickers?  

Sunday, May 12, 2013

WIHT

WIHT "Hot 99.5" is a Top-40 station in Washington DC.  The frequency was home to WGAY, an Easy Listening/Beautiful Music station that lasted almost 40 years--from 1960 to the late 1990s.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

KBUZ

90.3 FM KBUZ is a Religious station in Topeka, Kansas.  They are one of dozens of affiliates in the conservative Christian American Family Radio network.

Friday, May 10, 2013

KBVB

KBVB "Bob 95 FM" is a Country station licensed to Barnesville, Minnesota and broadcasts in the Fargo, North Dakota/Moorhead, MN market.  "The Nightshow With Zero" doesn't appear to be on the air anymore as their lineup has "The BOB Squad" doing nights.  Any idea what the "rrrobert" is about?

Thursday, May 9, 2013

KBVM

88.3 KBVM is a Catholic radio station in Portland, Oregon.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

KBVU

KBVU is an Alternative Rock station broadcasting from the campus of (K) Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa.  "97.5 The Edge" has been on the air since 1997 and is licensed to Alta, IA.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

KBWF

 "95.7 The Wolf" KBWF was a Country station in San Francisco, California from 2007 to 2011.  The frequency is currently home to the Sports formatted KGMZ "95.7 The Game."

The back of the sticker provides a handy list of phone numbers should you need to reach a world leader.  The numbers are still accurate except for the non-existent "Wolf" and the Kremlin which is now 7 (495) 624-55-03.

Monday, May 6, 2013

KBXR

"102-3 BXR" is an Adult Album Alternative station licensed to Columbia, Missouri.  They've carried the same format since signing on the air at 106.1 FM in 1993.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

KBYI

KBYI originates from (K) Brigham Young University-Idaho in Rexburg, ID.  It is part of BYU-Idaho Radio which consists of 94.3 FM KBYI, 91.5 FM KBYR and their separately programmed online stream.  KBYI plays Classical music along with NPR news and student-produced shows while KBYR features inspirational music, devotionals and other religious programming.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

KBYN

KBYN 95.9 FM "La Favorita" is a Regional Mexican station licensed to Arnold, California. The name on the right side of the sticker is Vicente Fern├índez, a Grammy award-winning "King of Ranchera Music" who has sold millions of records and appeared in dozens of movies in a career spanning from the mid-1950s until today.

Friday, May 3, 2013

KBYZ

KBYZ "96.5 The Fox" is a Classic Rock station in Bismarck, North Dakota.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

KBZD

KBZD was a 24-hour Blues station in Amarillo, Texas from 1997 until 2003.  Since signing on in 1993, the 99.7 frequency has seen 5 sets of call letters and about 9 different formats.  Currently it is Classic Country branded as "Legends 99.7"

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

KECR

93.3 KECR was a Religious broadcaster in the Family Radio network of stations.  In the mid-1990s the station was sold and is currently Top-40 "Channel 93.3" KHTS.  Family Radio then moved KECR to 910 AM.  Both KECR AM and FM were/are licensed to El Cajon, California near San Diego.  Other similarly-styled "Sound of New Life" stickers can be seen hereHere. And Here.