Saturday, October 31, 2015

CFGL

105.7 CFGL went on the air on September 10, 1968.  This detailed history of the station says that CFGL was once partly owned by radio and television presenter Jean-Pierre Coallier who was also a cartoonist.  I wonder if he drew the naked violinist that appears on the sticker.
CFGL is licensed to the Montreal suburb of Laval, Quebec and is now branded as Rythme 105.7 with an Adult Contemporary format.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Boca Radio

Boca Radio ("Mouth Radio") is a youth-oriented station broadcasting in Catalan from Barcelona, Spain.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Radio HIC

Radio HIC broadcast at 99.6 FM in Cholet, France.  Anyone know what the meaning of the "Cactus" between the C and 9 is?  (click it bigger)

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

WTMR

AM 800 WTMR broadcasts a Religious format in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania market.  The call letters originally stood for the owner's initials (W) Thomas M Roberts) but now reflect their current Religious format (Where The Master Reigns).  WTMR is licensed to Camden, New Jersey.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

WJCT


A sticker and mug from public radio station 89.9 WJCT in Jacksonville, Florida.  The call letters are taken from their sister television station (W) Jacksonville Community Television.  WJCT FM went on the air in 1972.

Monday, October 26, 2015

WMSI


"Miss 103" WMSI has been a Country station in Jackson, Mississippi since July 4, 1981.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

WYLD

98.5 WYLD is a long-time Urban Adult Contemporary station in New Orleans, Louisiana.  They have carried some version of an R&B format since 1975 after flipping from Rock as WIXO.  Sister station WYLD 940 AM has R&B roots going back to at least 1958 (where that year's Broadcasting Yearbook entry for the station includes the anachronistic line "Specialty Programs: Negro 100%".  WYLD AM is now an Urban Gospel station.
Below is a short video of the empty lot that used to house WYLD FM.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

WJPA

95.3 WJPA is an Oldies station licensed to Washington, Pennsylvania near Pittsburgh.  They went on the air in 1964 and are now simulcast on WJPA 1450 AM. 

WENK


1240 AM WENK is an Oldies station licensed to Union City, Tennessee.  They went on the air almost 70 years ago on October 26, 1946.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

WAGN


AM 1340 WAGN is a News/Talk station licensed to Menominee, Michigan.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

WBMD

A vintage decal from (W) Baltimore, MarylanD's 105.7 WBMD.  Sometime around the late 1960s or early 70s, they duplicated the Country music format of sister station AM 750 during the day while flipping to Progressive Rock at night.  By 1972 they had gone full-time Rock and changed calls to WKTK.
This sticker was donated to me by a Radio Sticker of the Day visitor.  Thanks Paul!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

KTCX

"Magic 102.5" KTCX is an Urban Contemporary station in Beaumont, Texas.  They have carried the same format since going on the air in 1998.

Monday, October 19, 2015

KOQL


"Q106.1" KOQL is a Top-40 station licensed to Ashland, Missouri.  They carried an Oldies format in the 1990s as "Kool 106.1"

Sunday, October 18, 2015

WCOM

103.5 WCOM is a 100-watt, low-power FM station licensed to Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  They went on the air in 2004 and air a Variety format.  The WCOM studios were originally housed in an old bank building and could be seen through the drive-up window.



Saturday, October 17, 2015

KGEO


AM 1230 in Bakersfield, California began broadcasting with the KGEO call letters in 1981 with an Oldies format.  They currently carry a Sports format as an ESPN Radio affiliate.

Friday, October 16, 2015

KARB

"K98.3" KARB is a Country music station licensed to Price, Utah.  They went on the air on July 4, 1977.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

KFGQ

KFGQ AM and FM were simulcast Christian stations in Boone, Iowa.  The AM half was one of the oldest Religious stations in the country having gone on the air in 1927.  They also had the historical distinction of employing Lois Crawford (the daughter of the station's founder) who received the first FCC operator's license ever issued to a female.
1260 AM is currently KDLF "La Reina" airing Spanish language programming while 99.3 FM is Religious outlet KTIA "The Truth".

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Lex & Terry

The duo of Lex Staley and Terry Jaymes originated in Jacksonville, Florida in 1992 and began national syndication in 1997.  They are currently heard on about 20 stations as well as XM Satellite Radio.   Lex & Terry are now based in Dallas, Texas and have been heard on various stations there including KTXQ, KDGE, KEGL and KRLD.


Tuesday, October 13, 2015

WRMR

850 AM in Cleveland, Ohio carried the WRMR call letters from 1985 until 2001.  They played a mix of 1940s, 50s and 60s ballads, standards, big band music and show tunes.  850 AM is currently Sports station WKNR.

Monday, October 12, 2015

KMNT

KMNT is a Country station licensed to Chehalis, Washington.  In 2005 they moved from 102.9 FM to 104.3 FM.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

CKMH

CKMH is an Active Rock station in Medicine Hat, Alberta.  They went on the air in 2008.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

CHFM


"Lite 96" was an Adult Contemporary station in Calgary, Alberta.  CHFM flipped to Hot Adult Contemporary at the end of 2013 and is now branded as "Kiss 95.9"

Friday, October 9, 2015

West Virginia Public Radio

West Virginia Public Radio is a network of eleven full-powered FM stations and seven translators.  Flagship station 88.5 WVPB is licensed to Charleston, WV and is also home to the long-running music show Mountain Stage which has aired since 1983.




In January, 2015 West Virginia Public Radio and television network West Virginia PBS merged their operations under one brand and became West Virginia Public Broadcasting.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

CKLM

1570 AM CKLM was a 50,000-watt station licensed to Laval, Quebec near Montreal and broadcast from 1962 until 1994.  They started out playing French-language music exclusively and identified themselves as "the only unilingual French station in the world" (unlike other French speaking stations which played some English-language music.)  The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission mandated that CKLM cease operations which they did so in July, 1994.  The 1570 AM frequency was dark until 2004 when CFAV (now CJLV) went on the air.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Noordzee FM



Noordzee FM broadcast in the Netherlands between 1992 and 2005.  They took their name from early 1970s offshore station Radio North Sea International.





Tuesday, October 6, 2015

ARL

Private radio station ARL (Aquitaine Radio Live) began broadcasting in the Aquitaine region of southwestern France.  They went on the air in 1984.

Monday, October 5, 2015

WXXJ

"X102.9" WXXJ plays Modern Rock in Jacksonville, Florida. 

Sunday, October 4, 2015

WOWW

A 1982 sticker from Pensacola, Florida's WOWW 107.  They carried a Country format from the late 1970s until 1994.  107.3 FM is currently Top-40/CHR "Kiss FM"

Saturday, October 3, 2015

WLSK

100.9 WLSK (W Lebanon Springfield Kentucky) played Classic Hits in central Kentucky circa the mid-2000s.  They now carry a Country format.

Friday, October 2, 2015

WHLS


1450 WHLS (John Wismer & H.L. Stevens--the original owners) was an Oldies outlet in Port Huron, Michigan.  They currently simulcast the FM translator of 1580 WHLX which carries an Active Rock/Alternative format as "Rock 105.5"

Thursday, October 1, 2015

WDCC

90.5 FM WDCC (W Department of Community Colleges) has been broadcasting since 1971 from Central Carolina Community College in Sanford, North Carolina.  The student-run station airs a Top-40/Hip-Hop format with a 3000-watt signal.