Wednesday, July 31, 2013

KSYY

KSYY "105.3 The Spy" was an Alternative Rock station licensed to Kingfisher, Oklahoma circa 2003.  The frequency is currently Sports-formatted KINB "105.3 The Pro" which runs the national feed of CBS Sports Radio.
Meanwhile, "The Spy" went to live online at thespyfm.com and later teamed up with Oklahoma State's KOSU to provide much of their late night and early morning programming.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

KSZL

1230 AM KSZL played Country music back in 1989 when this sticker was current.  More recently they were an Air America affiliate before that network's bancruptcy.  KSZL now carries a News/Talk format.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Radio Sticker of the Day Mailbag - CHTT

Yesterday my post office box was filled with the wonderful sight of a package of radio stickers and other goodies from Dan in British Columbia.  Thanks again my friend!

Along with the stickers were these fantastic postage stamps featuring Canadian recording artists.  The Guess Who and recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Rush have had major success in the US and get regular rotation on Classic Rock stations.  The Tragically Hip are tragically unknown in the States except in border cities like Detroit and Buffalo while Beau Dommage's popularity was mainly centered in Quebec.  As a postal employee, a former stamp collector, a fan of rock and roll and all things Canadian, I love that Canada Post has decided to hono(u)r these deserving bands.

A brand new sticker from a station that surely plays at least three of the four bands pictured above is CHTT "103.1 Jack FM" licensed to Victoria, British Columbia.  They've carried the Adult Hits "Jack FM" format since 2004.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

KTAI


KTAI is a student-run station from Texas A&M University-Kingsville.  After beginning as a closed-circuit radio broadcast in 1969, KTAI upgraded to 91.1 FM a year later. 

Saturday, July 27, 2013

WVMT

AM 620 WVMT is a News/Talk station licensed to Burlington, Vermont.  They are the oldest station in the state having gone on the air in 1922.

Friday, July 26, 2013

KTAC

A window sticker from KTAC, a defunct Top-40 station in (K) TAComa, Washington.  850 AM is currently a Sports station KHHO.

KTAL

"98 Rocks" KTAL (K Texas Arkansas Louisiana) is a Classic Rock station licensed to Texarkana, Texas with studios in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

WJFX

WJFX "Hot 107.9" is a Top-40 station licensed to New Haven, Indiana near Ft. Wayne.  In 2012 "Hot 107.9" hired Andrea Russett, a 16-year-old high school student to be a weekend DJ.  Russett is known for the millions of views of her YouTube videos and has over 300,000 Twitter followers.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

WJGL

WJGL "96.9 The Eagle" is a Classic Hits station in Jacksonville, Florida.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

WJGS

WJGS played Middle-of-the-Road music from their beginnings in 1961 until 1988.  They were licensed to Houghton Lake, Michigan and the call letters stood for the original station owners (W) Jacob and Garnett Sparks.  98.5 FM is currently Classic Hits WUPS now licensed to Harrison, MI.

Monday, July 22, 2013

WJHM

"102 Jamz" is a Rhythmic CHR station in Daytona Beach, Florida.  Formerly WORZ, a Classic Rock outlet known as "Z102 FM," the station became WJHM in early 1988 and has carried an Urban/CHR format ever since.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

WJIA

88.5 FM WJIA is a Contemporary Christian station licensed to Guntersville, Alabama.  I can find no evidence that they still simulcast at 90.3 FM.  It's unclear exactly why the "J" in Jesus is a fish hook but it likely refers to this.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

WJIB

WJIB is an Adult Standards station licensed to Cambridge, Massachusetts.  "The Memories Station" is commercial-free and relies on listener donations to stay on the air.  AM 740 plays easy listening music from the last 100 years ranging from 1800s waltzes to recent lite pop.  They also occasionally air the intriguingly titled "Let's Talk About Radio" program on Sundays.  The call letters are named after a ship's sail known as a "jib" and explains the nautically-themed sticker.

Friday, July 19, 2013

WJIS






"88.1 The Joy FM" is a Christian Adult Contemporary station in Bradenton, Florida.  WJIS is one of more than a dozen stations and translators in the Joy FM Network based in Sarasota, FL.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

WJIV

101.9 FM WJIV is a Christian station licensed to Cherry Valley, New York.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

WJJB / WRED

"The Big JAB" is an AM/FM combo in southern Maine that carries a Sports format.  96.3 FM WJJB is licensed to Gray, ME and 1440 AM WRED is licensed to Westbrook, ME.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

WJJK

WJJK was a Country music station in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.  1400 AM currently carries a Sports format as WBIZ.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

WJJL

1440 AM WJJL (W John J Laux--the original owner) is an Oldies outlet in Niagara Falls, New York.  The locally owned and operated station first went on the air in 1947 and boasts having had the first two-way telephone talk show, Party Line in the early 1950s.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

WJJO

WJJO is an Active Rock station in Madison, Wisconsin.  They are widely known to be one of the hardest rock stations in the country and don't "daypart" their music programming (i.e. playing heavier rock only at night.)  "94.1 JJO" is licensed to Watertown, WI.

Friday, July 12, 2013

WJJQ


WJJQ FM is a Full Service station that plays Lite Adult Contemporary music.  The AM half is an ESPN Radio affiliate.  Both are licensed to the northern Wisconsin city of Tomahawk.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

WJJS / WJJX

"Jammin' JJS" is a Rhythmic Contemporary station licensed to Roanoke, Virginia at 104.9 FM.  They also simulcast on WJJX at 102.7 FM licensed to Appomattox, VA.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

WJKK

Adult Contemporary WJKK is licensed to Vicksburg, Mississippi.  The decal dates to 2000 when they were known as "98 Mix."  Since then, they have slightly rebranded to the current "Mix 98.7"

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

WJKN

A 1997 sticker from WJKN licensed to (W)JacKsoN, Michigan.  At the time they carried a Full Service format (music, news, talk, local programming etc.) 1510 AM is currently owned by Spring Arbor University and simulcasts the Contemporary Christian format of sister station KTGG.

Monday, July 8, 2013

WJLB

WJLB (W John Lord Booth--the station's original owner) is a 50,000-watt Mainstream Urban station in Detroit, Michigan.  WJLB FM has been an Urban outlet since 1980 when the call letters and format migrated from WJLB 1400 AM.  97.9 was the second FM station to broadcast in the state when they went on the air in May, 1941. 

Sunday, July 7, 2013

WJLF


WJLF "91.7 The Joy FM" plays Christian Adult Contemporary music in Gainesville, Florida.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

WJLH / WJLU / WMFJ


"The Cornerstone" consists of 89.7 FM WJLU licensed to New Smyrna Beach, Florida, 90.3 FM WJLH licensed to Flagler Beach, FL and 1450 AM WMFJ in Daytona Beach, FL.  The FM signals carry a primarily Contemporary Christian format while the AM is Religious Teaching.

Friday, July 5, 2013

WJLK






"94.3 The Point" is a Hot Adult Contemporary station in Asbury Park, New Jersey.  The WJLK call letters were chosen in honor of the late (W) J. Lyle Kinmonth who owned the Asbury Park Press newspaper from the late 1800s until the mid-1940s.  The Press owned WJLK which first broadcast on November 20, 1947.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy 4th of July!

Although this station is from Munich, Germany, it seems entirely appropriate to use it for today's post.  The 4th of July is our country's birthday and any town worth its salt will be having a fireworks display to celebrate this all-American holiday.  Unfortunately, it turns out that "feierwerk" doesn't translate to "firework" like I thought it did.  The German word for firework is actually feuerwerk and, according to GoogleTranslate, feierwerk means "celebration factory."  Oh well, I already scanned the stickers so here they are....


Radio Feierwerk only broadcasts on weekends and shares the 92.4 FM frequency with three other stations.  Programming is aimed at those under 30 including music, art, education, politics and social issues.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

WJLM

WJLM "J93" carried a Country format from 1969 until 2002 and was licensed to Salem, Virginia.  93.5 FM is currently a Classic Hits outlet "Sunny FM" WSNV.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

WJLS


99.5 WJLS (W Joe L Smith--the station's original licensee and first General Manager) plays Country music in Beckley, West Virginia.  "The Big Dawg" is the oldest FM station in the state, having gone on the air in 1946.

WJLT

Classic Hits 105.3 WJLT is licensed to Evansville, Indiana. 

WJMH


"102 Jamz" has been a Hip-Hop/Urban station since 1989.  WJMH is licensed to Reidsville, North Carolina.