Sunday, November 30, 2014


"Z100" WHTZ has been a Top-40 station in New York City since 1983.  They are considered to be the second largest CHR radio station in the world trailing only England's BBC Radio 1.  WHTZ is licensed to Newark, New Jersey with transmitter facilities at the top of the Empire State Building.

Saturday, November 29, 2014


1250 AM WEMP broadcast out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin from 1955 until 2004.  They carried a variety of formats over the years including Top-40, Country, Adult Contemporary, Religious and Oldies.  The frequency is now home to all-Sports WSSP which is branded using their FM translator as "105.7 The Fan."

Friday, November 28, 2014


WAFX was a Classic Hits station licensed to Suffolk, Virginia.  Two other WAFX stickers with their current "106.9 The Fox" branding can be seen here.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

The Buzzes

"104.7 The Buzz" WBZU was a Modern Rock station licensed to Crewe, Virginia.  The frequency is now home to Gospel formatted "Praise FM" WPZZ.

KTBZ "107.5 The Buzz" played Modern Rock in Lake Jackson, Texas near Houston.  107.5 FM is currently Classic Rock "The Eagle" KGLK.

"96.5 The Buzz" WYNF spun Modern Rock in Macon, Georgia from 2002 to 2006.  96.5 FM is now Country WPCH.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014


KOOQ is a 5,000-watt station licensed to North Platte. Nebraska.  Formerly a Country station, they switched to Oldies in the late 1980s.  They then flipped to Sports as an ESPN Radio affiliate on Halloween of 2007.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014


AM 1430 WIL (Watch It Lead) was the first commercial radio station in St. Louis, Missouri when they went on the air in 1922.  They began simulcasting a Country music format in the mid-1970s with their sister station 92.3 WIL FM.   Sometime in the 1980s WIL started separate programming with the FM continuing the mainstream Country while the AM broadcast Classic Country.  1430 AM is currently an Oldies and Talk station KZQZ.

Monday, November 24, 2014


KGBI (K Grace Bible Institute) is a Contemporary Christian station in Omaha, Nebraska.  They've been on the air since 1966.

Sunday, November 23, 2014


100.3 FM KAPA plays Hawaiian music in Hilo, HI.  Their programming can also be heard on 99.1 FM KAGB licensed to Waimea, HI.  The KAPA call letters refers to a type of fabric made by native Hawaiians from the fibers of the paper mulberry tree.  The kapa is often dyed with intricate patterns such as in the flip flops above.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Bible Broadcasting Network

The Bible Broadcasting Network consists of over 130 stations and translators in 31 states.  They also operate stations in 14 countries as well as on the internet in eight languages.  BBN's first station was WYFI in Norfolk, Virginia which went on the air in 1971.

Friday, November 21, 2014


WQNR "99.9 Kate FM" carries a Variety Hits format in Auburn, Alabama.

Thursday, November 20, 2014


KMMG "Mega 95.5" was a Rhythmic Oldies station licensed to Santa Fe, New Mexico from 1998 until 2001.  The frequency is now home to Classical KHFM.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014


CKGE plays Rock 'n Roll in Toronto, Ontario and is licensed to Oshawa, ON.  Their playlist is fairly typical of a Mainstream/Active Rock station (albeit with some less familiar Canadian content.)  But while looking around their website I discovered a really interesting bit of weekend programming that "94.9 The Rock" features.  On Saturday and Sunday nights from 7 PM til midnight, Dave Marsden (former program director of the legendary CFNY) breaks with the usual format and appears to have free reign to play whatever he wants.  Recent playlists are filled with lots of post-punk, new wave and Canadian obscurities and aligns perfectly with my own musical tastes.  I think I've found my new favorite radio show!  "The Marsden Theatre" is also available as a podcast

Tuesday, November 18, 2014


KSOP (K Salt Lake Ogden Provo) is a Country station in Salt Lake City, Utah.  KSOP AM went on the air in 1955 while 104.3 FM (currently branded "Z104") began in 1964.  Both have carried a Country music format since their inception.

Monday, November 17, 2014


88.3 FM WAIF in Cincinnati, Ohio is a commercial-free, all-volunteer radio station featuring a wide variety of music genres and talk shows. They went on the air in 1975.

Bandit 105.5

Bandit 105.5 "The Rock Home of Stockholm" broadcast throughout Sweden's capital starting in 1994.  The station was founded by an American expatriate and featured Album Oriented Rock and English speaking DJs.  Bandit Rock now broadcasts in Swedish at 106.3 FM and features an Active Rock format.

Sunday, November 16, 2014


NDR (Norddeutscher Rundfunk) is a public radio and television broadcaster based in Hamburg, Germany.

NDR1 Niedersachen is a local station broadcasting to the state of Lower Saxony and based in Hanover.  They were playing Oldies from the Bay City Rollers, Cliff Richard and Roy Orbison when listening live while making this post.

NDR1 Welle Nord broadcasts from Schleswig-Holstein, the northernmost state in Germany. 

NDR1 Radio MV is a local station for Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

NDR2 plays contemporary music for a younger audience.  I heard Mr. Probz, The Avener and John Waite while typing this post.

N3 is a television channel presented in cooperation with Radio Bremen.

NDR4 was the News arm of the network and has been renamed NDR Info.

Not sure what Radio 3 is (or was) but the violin indicates it may have carried a Classical music format.  ORB was Ostdeutscher Rundfunk Brandenburg (East German Broadcasting Brandenburg) while SFB was Sender Freies Berlin (Radio Free Berlin.)  SFB and ORB merged in 2003 to form Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg.

NJOY plays commercial-free music aimed at listeners under 30.  This branch of NDR began broadcasting in 1994.