Monday, September 30, 2013

WLQR AM


1470 AM WLQR was a Sports station in Toledo, Ohio.  They dropped "The Ticket" and flipped to Talk in August, 2012.  It's unclear from their website if they still carry Red Wings hockey, Lions football or Tigers and Mud Hens baseball.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

WLQR FM

WLQR was a Beautiful Music station in Toledo, Ohio through most of the 1970s and 80s.  101.5 FM is currently a Soft Adult Contemporary station known as "The River" WRVF.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

WXPR

WXPR is an independent public radio station licensed to Rhinelander, Wisconsin.  They have been on the air since 1983.  Programming includes classical, blues, jazz and country music, various NPR shows as well as local news.

Friday, September 27, 2013

WXPS

"Kix 96.7" was a short-lived Country music outlet circa 1999.  Licensed to Willsboro, New York, the station served the Burlington, Vermont market.  96.7 FM currently carries a CHR format branded as "The Planet" with call letters WXZO.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

WXQR

"Rock 105.5" WXQR is an Active Rock station licensed to Jacksonville, North Carolina.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

WXRA



WXRA was an Alternative Rock station licensed to Eden, North Carolina circa 1994.  94.5 FM has been through multiple formats since then including Country, Rhythmic Top-40 and Spanish and is currently the Talk outlet WPTI.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

WXRC

WXRC is a Classic Hits station licensed to Hickory, North Carolina.  This sticker probably dates to when they had more of an Album Oriented Rock format.  WXRC is currently branded as "95.7 The Ride."


Monday, September 23, 2013

WXRI

WXRI "91.3 Joy FM" is a Southern Gospel station licensed to Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

They are the flagship station of the Joy FM network which covers parts of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

WXRK


After New York City's WXRK flipped to Talk in 2005, the call letters were transferred to Cleveland, Ohio's WXTM which was co-owned by CBS Radio.  The new "92.3 K-Rock" flipped from Active Rock to Modern Rock and essentially mirrored the NYC "K-Rock" right down to the format, frequency and a very similar logo.  When 92.3 FM in New York flipped back to Alternative and re-took the WXRK call letters in 2007, the Cleveland "K-Rock" took the calls WKRI and a few months later changed them again to WKRK.  The Cleveland Heights, Ohio licensed station is currently a Sports station known as "92.3 The Fan."

Saturday, September 21, 2013

WXRK


WXRK was a Rock station in New York, New York from 1985 until 2005.  In those 20 years they tried variations on the format including AOR, Classic Rock, Modern Rock and Active Rock.  "K-Rock" was the flagship station of the Howard Stern Show for most of the years that WXRK was on the air.  After Stern left for Sirius satellite radio, 92.3 became a Talk station known as Free FM.  This short-lived failure lasted until 2007 when they once again became "K-Rock" with a hybrid Classic/Alternative Rock format.  The frequency is currently home to CHR "Now FM."

This sticker commemorates The Who's June 27, 1989 show at Madison Square Garden as well as three subsequent shows at Giants Stadium in New Jersey.

Friday, September 20, 2013

WXRL

Licensed to the Buffalo, New York suburb of Lancaster, WXRL plays Classic Country along with some Polka music on the weekends.  The station is owned and operated by Ramblin' Lou Schriver (the RL in the call letters) a country music performer who bought WXRL in 1970. 

Thursday, September 19, 2013

WXRR

WXRR plays Classic Rock in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

WXRT



93.1 FM in Chicago, Illinois has carried the WXRT call letters since 1964.  In 1972 they aired ethnic and foreign language shows during the day and Freeform Rock at night which was expanded to 24 hours a day four years later.  Later format tweaks included New Wave and Alternative Rock before settling on their current Adult Album Alternative programming.  The Poplar Creek concert listings on the back of the decal dates it to 1981 and it was one of the first stickers I ever obtained for my collection.  The sticker is much prettier than the scan makes it appear with its shiny, reflective blue and chrome color scheme.  WXRT's diamond can still be seen in their current logo in the banner below.  An earlier design had it sitting in the negative space above the X.



Tuesday, September 17, 2013

WXRV

WXRV "92.5 The River" carries an Adult Album Alternative format in Andover, Massachusetts. The independently-owned outlet is simulcast on three additional stations covering parts of Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont.

Monday, September 16, 2013

WXRY

WXRY is a non-commercial, low-power FM station broadcasting an Adult Album Alternative format in Columbia, South Carolina.  "The Independent Alternative" went on the air in March, 2005.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

WXSS

"103.7 Kiss FM" is a CHR station in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  They debuted with this format and branding in June, 1998.  WXSS is licensed to Wauwatosa, WI.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

WXTA

My records say that this sticker was from Erie, Pennsylvania.  Some half-hearted Googling came up empty in trying to find out what their format was or when they were on the air.  Some old Broadcasting Yearbooks list a station with WRIE call letters at 1330 and the frequency is currently home to a Fox Sports Radio affiliate WFNN.  There is currently a WXTA on the FM dial in Erie known as "Country 98."

Friday, September 13, 2013

WXTB



"98 Rock" WXTB (We X [cross] Tampa Bay) is an Active Rock station licensed to Clearwater, Florida.  They became "98 Rock" in 1990 after stunting with an all-Led Zeppelin format for a few weeks.  97.9 FM had previously been a Classic Rock station WKRL.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

WXTK

95.1 FM WXTK is a News/Talk station licensed to West Yarmouth, Massachusetts.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Wantok Radio Light

Wantok Radio Light is a Religious station broadcasting from the capital city of Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea.  They are also heard in ten other PNG towns on 105.9 FM as well as on shortwave at 7325 kHz.  Wantok is a Papua New Guinean pidgin word that literally means "one talk" but is informally defined as a "good friend" or someone who is "from the same place."  Wantok Radio Light went on the air in January, 2002.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Radio Marginal

Radio Marginal is based in Cascais, Portugal.  Most websites list them as having a Jazz format.  Listening live while making this post I heard the following songs and found their playlist to be more pop oriented but with a definite jazzy/funky edge:

Earth Wind & Fire - "My Promise"
Mark Ronson featuring Amy Winehouse - "Valerie"
Booker T Jones featuring Jay James - "Broken Heart"
Cassandra Wilson - "Lay Lady Lay"
Edwin Starr - "Easin' In"
Emilia Mitku - "So Wonderful"

Monday, September 9, 2013

Radio Złote Przeboje

Radio Złote Przeboje ("Golden Oldies Radio") is heard nationwide on over two dozen frequencies from their base in Warsaw, Poland.  They went on the air in 1997 and originally played hits from the 60s, 70s and 80s but eventually started adding contemporary songs to the playlist.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Radio Norway International

Radio Norway International is a division of NRK ("Norsk rikskringkasting" aka Norwegian Broadcasting Company) the government-owned radio and television entity based in Oslo.  If I'm reading this Google-translated site correctly, Radio Norway International began broadcasting on shortwave in 1938 and ceased in 2003.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Hills AM

Hills AM went on the air in Dunedin, New Zealand in 1993.  In 2011 they changed their name to Otago Access Radio and started broadcasting on 105.4 FM as well as 1575 AM.

Friday, September 6, 2013

2ZA


2ZA began broadcasting at 927 AM from Palmerston North, New Zealand in October, 1938.  They began simulcasting their signal on 97.8 FM in the 1990s and eventually ceased broadcasting on the AM band altogether.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Radio Barneveld

Radio Barneveld is a local radio station in Barneveld, Netherlands.  In 2008 they switched dial positions from 107.6 FM to 93.5 FM.
Barneveld is known nationally for its poultry farming and egg production which explains the Barnevelder chicken in the station logo.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Radio 538


Radio 538 (pronounced as "five three eight") went on the air in 1992 from Bussum, Netherlands.  Their Top-40/Dance format is broadcast up and down the 102 FM band depending on the region of the country.  The 538 name comes from the mediumwave frequency of the influential offshore station Radio Veronica.  Radio 538 is currently based in the town of Hilversum aka "Media City." Hilversum is the home of many radio and television outlets including international public broadcaster Radio Netherlands.  Some old radio sets even had a Hilversum setting on their dial.  (Click it bigger.)




I heard this song for the first time about a year ago.  Except for the ending which meanders a bit, I think it's just about a perfect pop song.  Why this wasn't a hit in America is beyond me although I imagine that DJs probably couldn't pronounce "Trijntje Oosterhuis."  I'm posting it here because it was performed live in a Radio 538 studio.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Radio Calypso

Radio Calypso "Malta's Better Music Mix" ceased broadcasting in 2004 according to this website.  They were based in Victoria, on the Maltese island of Gozo, in the Mediterranean Sea.  102.3 FM currently carries a Catholic format as "Radio Maria."

Monday, September 2, 2013

Eldoradio

Eldoradio is a hit music station based in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Radio Japan?

I'm not sure that this decal is actually from the Radio Japan or what the "Corner" is all about.  Do you?

UPDATE:  See comment.