Sunday, March 30, 2014

WFMU









More unique magnets and stickers from New York City's longtime Freeform station WFMU.  Other decals from what Rolling Stone magazine named as the "Best Radio Station in the Country" four years running (1991-1994) can be found by typing "WFMU" in the search box. 


This is the first of 36 trading cards documenting some of the (in)famous events in WFMU history.  Highlights include DJ Glen Jones' world record breaking broadcast of 100 hours and 42 seconds and the mid-1990s sale of the station from a bankrupt Upsala College to a group of WFMU DJs and volunteers.  The cards come in a nice little boxed set which is still available at Crapola Central.



Saturday, March 29, 2014

WDAF


WDAF "106.5 The Wolf" is a Country music station licensed to Liberty, Missouri near Kansas City. 

Friday, March 28, 2014

KXOA

The KXOA call letters in Sacramento, California have a history going back to 1945.  They started out at 1490 AM and has appeared at different dial positions with various formats on both the AM and FM dial through 2004.

KXOA "The Arrow" (All Rock and Roll Oldies) was a Classic Hits station from 1994 to 1998.

The coupon on the back of this sticker dates it to 2002 when KXOA had moved to 93.7 FM.  At that time they carried a "Hot Talk" format including Howard Stern in the morning and Classic Hard Rock on weekends.  They would later change their entire branding around Stern, becoming "Howard 93.7"
The frequency is currently Adult Hits KQJK "Jack FM" licensed to Roseville, CA

Thursday, March 27, 2014

KULE

KULE played Country music in Ephrata, Washington.  95.9 FM is currently Regional Mexican KZML "La Grande," now licensed to Quincy, WA.

730 AM KULE is a News/Talk outlet also licensed to Ephrata, WA.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

WQRL WISH WMCL WNSV

A quad-station keychain from sister outlets WQRL, WISH, WMCL and WNSV.  WISH 98.9 is an Adult Contemporary station licensed to Galatia, Illinois.  Lite Rock WNSV "V104.7" is licensed to (W) NaShVille, IL.


 WQRL "Q106.3" has an Oldies format and is licensed to Benton, IL.



1060 AM WMCL plays Classic Country music and is licensed to (W) MCLeansboro, IL.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

WRCJ


Detroit, Michigan's WRCJ plays Classical music during the day and Jazz at night.  For many years 90.9 was WDTR and was the state's first educational FM outlet.  The Detroit Public Schools-owned station became WRCJ in 2004.

This oversized sticker is circa the late 1990s when the Motor City was without a Classical radio station after WQRS flipped to Alternative Rock and became WXDG.

Monday, March 24, 2014

SR 3


SR 3 Saarlandwelle (Saarland Radio) is a public broadcaster based in Saarbr├╝cken, Germany.  They play mostly Oldies music supplemented with News, Sports and Information programs.  SR 3 went on the air in January, 1980.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

CKGC


CKGC "103.5 Capital FM" plays Classic Hits in Iqaluit, Nunavut.  They began broadcasting in 2011.  The "t" in their station logo resembles the stacked stone inuksuk on Nunavut's flag.

Nunavut is located in northern Canada and is both the largest (over 787,000 square miles) and least populated (around 32,000 total residents) territory in the country.  It is also the newest, having officially separated from the Northern Territories in 1999.  Check out Nunavut's uniquely shaped license plates that are sadly no longer in use.



5DDD

"Three D Radio" is a volunteer-run, community station broadcasting to Adelaide, Australia.  They went on the air in 1979 as 5MMM and became 5DDD in 1993.  All songs played are selected by the DJs using a unique quota system: 40% Australian music, 20% local, 10% demo and 25% female artists.

Friday, March 21, 2014

KZEW




KZEW was a Progressive/Album Rock station in Dallas, Texas through most of the 1970s and 80s.  They began in 1973 after WFAA flipped from Beautiful Music to Freeform Rock and became "The Zoo."  For many years a quadruple-winged elephant creature named Zoo Loo was the station mascot.  Lots of KZEW stickers, photos and other memorabilia can be found on this tribute site including the very first KZEW sticker featuring a wingless Zoo Loo.


A few years ago I bought this CD of commercials that ran on KZEW featuring concerts that were coming to Dallas as well as record and movie releases.  All the spots were produced in-house and voiced by KZEW DJs.  Three other volumes with commercials from 1973 through 1977 are available as well.  Get yours here.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

KOOL



There are many, many stations that are known as "KOOL" but only one possesses the actual KOOL call letters.  "KOOL 94.5" (now slightly re-branded as "94.5 KOOL FM") plays Classic Hits in Phoenix, Arizona.  For many years they were a traditional Oldies station.  In fact, their Wikipedia entry claims that they were the first station to ever carry the format when they switched to all-Oldies in 1971.  The vintage top sticker was from when KOOL had a sister station at 960 AM which carried the KOOL calls from 1947 to 1979 and again from 1983 to 1996.  960 AM is currently News/Talk KKNT "The Patriot."

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

KDKA


Keychains and a magnet from the world's first commercially licensed radio station, KDKA in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  "Newsradio 1020" broadcasts with 50,000-watts on a clear channel frequency and has been on the air since 1920.
KDKA stickers can be seen here.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

WCXR


WCXR played Classic Rock in Washington, DC from 1986 until 1994.  105.9 FM, licensed to Woodbridge, Virginia, is currently WMAL and carries a News/Talk format.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy St. Patrick's Day! / WIXV


A shirt from Rock station WIXV "I-95" in Savannah, Georgia.  Their branding refers to Interstate 95 which runs parallel to Georgia's Atlantic Ocean coastline.  The IX and V of the station's call letters are the Roman numerals for 9 and 5.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

KSCS


96.3 KSCS is a Country-formatted station in Dallas, Texas and licensed to Fort Worth.  Other KSCS stuff can be seen here.


Saturday, March 15, 2014

KBZN

Salt Lake City, Utah's KBZN was a Smooth Jazz outlet, "97.9 The Breeze," from 1990 until 2008.

The frequency is currently a Hot AC station "Now 97.9."  KBZN is licensed to Ogden, UT