Friday, February 28, 2014

KWLF




Stickers and t-shirt from "K-Wolf 98-1" KWLF, a CHR station in Fairbanks, Alaska

Thursday, February 27, 2014

WJBR






WJBR is an Adult Contemporary station in Wilmington, Delaware.  They went on the air with a Classical format, later changing to Beautiful Music and switched to AC in 1985.  Although their late 1970s slogan was "Just Beautiful Radio," the call letters actually stand for John B. Reynolds, Sr. who started the station with his son John B. Reynolds, Jr. in 1956.  WJBR was the first station to broadcast in stereo 24 hours a day and claims to be the first station to broadcast using only compact discs sometime in the late 1980s. 

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

KRFX




KRFX "103.5 The Fox" has been a Classic Rock station in Denver, Colorado since 1989.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

KFYE



KFYE "Y94" was an Adult Contemporary station in Fresno, California.  93.7 FM is currently KSKS "Kiss Country."

WVUD

"The Voice of the University of Dayton," WVUD was a Rock station licensed to Kettering, Ohio.  WVUD was a unique college radio station in that they were a 50,000-watt, commercially licensed signal in which all of the announcers were students but the management and salespeople were paid professionals.  FM 100 became an Album Rock station sometime in the early 1970s and featured the "Wax Museum" where a record album would be played in its entirety and listeners were encouraged to record it off the air.  DJs would even play calibration tones so listeners could set the levels on their reel-to-reel or cassette decks.  An odd holdover from WVUD's previous format was "Challenge of Modern-Day Marriage," a call-in show hosted by a Marianist priest which aired mid-days.  The coupon on the back of this sticker dates it to 1981 and soon after WVUD's format shifted to CHR as rival WTUE was winning the rock ratings war (in part by hiring former WVUD staffers after they graduated from UD.)  99.9 FM is currently Top-40 WCHD "Channel 99.9" while the WVUD call letters now live at the University of Delaware's radio station.

Monday, February 24, 2014

WKXP/WZAD


WKXP "94.3 The Wolf" is a Country station licensed to Kingston, New York.  They are also heard on 97.3 WZAD licensed to Wurtsboro, NY. 

Sunday, February 23, 2014

WCSU


A 40th anniversary keychain and 45th anniversary mug from WCSU in Wilberforce, Ohio.  "Jazzy 88.9" broadcasts from (W) Central State University, a historically black university located near Dayton, OH. 

Saturday, February 22, 2014

WZZO







T-shirts, keychain and stickers from Active Rock station 95.1 WZZO licensed to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.  The WZZO Facebook page says they've been a Rock station since 1977.

Friday, February 21, 2014

KRAV



A mini-sticker, window sticker and t-shirt from KRAV "Mix 96," an Adult Contemporary station in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  The call letters came from the name of former station owner (and vintage radio collector) George Kravis.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

WQNA


88.3 WQNA plays a variety of block-formatted music from their studios in the Capital Area Career Center in Springfield, Illinois.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

WBEC



Licensed to Pittsfield, Massachusetts, WBEC began as an Album Rock station in 1979 before becoming a Top-40 outlet as "Live 105.5."  The station was sold in 2006 and both the format and call letters moved down the dial to become "Live 95.9."  105.5 FM is currently WWEI, a Sports outlet now licensed to Easthampton, MA which gets most of its programming from sister station WEEI in Boston.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

WLRH






89.3 WLRH is an NPR-affiliated, public radio station with studios located at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.  Classical music and News are the main format with specialty shows and other music on weekends.  When WLRH first went on the air in 1976 it was owned by the Huntsville Madison County Public Library but was sold the following year.  The call letters stand for (W) Library Radio Huntsville.

Monday, February 17, 2014

WFYV




WFYV was a Rock station in Jacksonville, Florida from 1980 to 2013.  They started out as an AOR station before morphing into Classic Rock then finally a Mainstream Rock format.  104.5 FM is now WOKV-FM and simulcasts the News/Talk programming of sister station WOKV 690 AM.  WFYV was licensed to Atlantic Beach, FL.  An older "Rock 105" sticker can be seen here.

Below is audio of "Rock 105" DJ Gregg Stepp quitting live on the air.  It was later revealed that Stepp had already given notice that he was taking another job in California and management asked him create some buzz for the station on his way out.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

WBOH

WBOH was a shortwave Religious broadcaster based in Newport, North Carolina.  They went off the air in the fall of 2009.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

KTAR

620 AM KTAR is a Sports Talk station in Phoenix, Arizona.  The ESPN-affiliated outlet is the flagship station of the Phoenix Suns NBA team.  "Shazam!" is one of the many catchphrases of announcer Al McCoy who has been calling Suns games since 1972.

Friday, February 14, 2014

2CUZ


2CUZ is an Indigenous community radio station located in Bourke, New South Wales, Australia.  They began broadcasting in 1999 and received their full radio license in 2004.