Monday, November 30, 2015

WLSR

WLSR "92.7 The Laser" is an Active Rock station licensed to Galesburg, Illinois.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

WHLT

AM 1300 WHLT went on the air in 1957 and the FM half followed in 1965.  They originally broadcast from the (W) Hotel LaFonTaine in Huntington, Indiana.  By the mid-1970s 103.1 FM had become WHUZ and were eventually bought by the owners of Ft. Wayne's WOWO.  Both frequencies are currently unused in the state of Indiana.  The AM 1300 towers were cut down in an apparent act of vandalism after the station went silent.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

WDCD

AM 1540 WDCD (W Donald CrawforD--the station's owner) is a News/Talk outlet in Albany, New York.  FM 96.7 carries a Christian Talk format and is licensed to Clifton Park, NY.  This WDCD sticker shares a similar logo to WDCX in Buffalo, NY which is also owned by Crawford.

Friday, November 27, 2015

KXRI

91.9 KXRI is Christian CHR station and Air 1 Radio affiliate in Amarillo, Texas. 

Thursday, November 26, 2015

KRZI



1580 KRZI began broadcasting in Waco, Texas in October, 1962.  Around 2001 they moved to the expanded-band frequency of 1660 AM which provided a much better signal.  KRZI is now a Sports outlet and ESPN Radio affiliate as well as the flagship station for Baylor University athletics.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

KKZN

AM 760 KKZN is a Talk station licensed to Thornton, Colorado.  This sticker dates to around 2008 when they carried a liberal talk format and was an affiliate of the now-defunct Air America network. 

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

KEDA

1540 AM KEDA was the first Mexican American-owned station in the U.S. and one of the first ever Tejano stations.  "Jalapeno Radio" went on the air in San Antonio, Texas in 1966 and will celebrate their 50th anniversary in March, 2016.

Monday, November 23, 2015

CKHZ

"Z103" was a CHR station in Halifax, Nova Scotia from 2006 until 2012 when they became "Energy 103.5".  CKHZ now sports a Country format as "Hot Country 103.5"

Sunday, November 22, 2015

WAMO

A magnet from WAMO (W Allegheny Monongahela Ohio) a Mainstream Urban station in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  They broadcast at 660 AM as well as on translator W261AX at 100.1 FM licensed to Wilkinsburg, PA.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

WQUE


93.3 FM in New Orleans, Louisiana became WQUE in the early 1970s and had a Top-40 format.  The 100,000-watt station is now an Urban Contemporary outlet branded "Q93.3"

A sticker from sister station WQUE AM (now WODT) can be seen here.

Friday, November 20, 2015

KKBQ





Houston's "93Q" KKBQ began as a Top-40 station in the early 1980s on both 92.9 FM and 790 AM.  They flipped to Country in 1991 and have gone on to win multiple "Station of the Year" awards from Billboard and the National Association of Broadcasters.  KKBQ is licensed to Pasadena, Texas.

KKBQ sent me this t-shirt in 2002 and thirteen years later they are still branded "The New 93Q".

Thursday, November 19, 2015

CJMK

"Magic 98.3" was a Hot Adult Contemporary station in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan from 2001 until 2014.  CJMK is now a Classic Hits station "98 Cool FM"



Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Radio Maricel

Radio Maricel broadcasts from Sitges in the Catalonian region of Spain.  They went on the air in 1988.  At some point they moved from 107.7 FM to their current home of 107.8 FM.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Actual Sticker Sighting - WDTW

I saw this sticker on a pickup truck in the parking lot of a Meijer store.
"106-7 The D" WDTW plays Classic Rock in Detroit, Michigan.


Monday, November 16, 2015

KTRU


91.7 KTRU was the volunteer-run station at Rice University in Houston, Texas.  They began in 1967 as KHCR (K Hanszen College Radio) a two-watt engineering project run through the college's buzzer system and turned into a 50,000-watt college radio monster over the ensuing decades.  In 2011 Rice sold the station to the public radio network of the University of Houston for $9.5 million.


Rice Radio now broadcasts at 96.1 FM with the official call letters KBLT-LP although they still use KTRU for marketing purposes.

The bottom two decals were generously donated to Radio Sticker of the Day by Jennifer Waits, the writer behind the excellent college radio blog Spinning Indie.  Thanks Jennifer!
She also writes for Radio Survivor which has her article about KTRU sticker art as well as other college radio happenings.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Radio Omega

Radio Omega is a Religious station based in Audincourt, France.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

WVYC

WVYC went on the air in November, 1976 from York College in York, Pennsylvania.  The 36-watt station now broadcasts at 99.7 FM after moving from 88.1 FM.  Oddly, according to the FCC database, WVYC is still officially licensed to operate at 88.1 even though they have been broadcasting at their current frequency since the late 1990s.  A construction permit issued by the FCC to move to 99.7 expired in 1998 but it appears they made the move anyway.

Friday, November 13, 2015

WNTN

1550 AM WNTN signed on the air in 1968 from the Boston suburb of (W) NewToN, Massachusetts.  After a year of playing MOR music, they switched to a Free Form/Progressive Rock format which lasted until 1976.  Howard Stern's first professional radio job was at WNTN for a brief time starting in December, 1975.  Format changes to Disco, Adult Contemporary and Oldies followed and by the late 1980s they were a Talk station.  WNTN is a daytime-only operation (only 3 watts at night) and currently broadcasts a community-based format of sports, talk, music and news much of which is aimed at Boston's ethnic residents.  Programs broadcast in Greek, Indian, Hatian Creole and Arabic languages can be heard as well as shows for the area's large Irish population.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

WKST

"96.1 Kiss FM" WKST is a CHR station in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

WGCH

1490 AM WGCH is a News/Talk station in Greenwich, Connecticut.  They went on the air in 1964.

WBTJ

"106.5 The Beat" WBTJ is a Mainstream Urban station in Richmond, Virginia.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

KUNM

89.9 KUNM broadcasts from the campus of the (K) University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.

Monday, November 9, 2015

KQYB

"KQ98" KQYB is a Country station licensed to Spring Grove, Minnesota.  Their signal is carried on three translators in Decorah, Iowa, Winona, Minnesota and La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Coyotes

Except for Cal State San Bernardino's online station, every Coyote-branded radio station I've run across carries a Country music format.  And you're not a real coyote unless you're howling.

KIOD "105.3 Coyote Country" is licensed to McCook, Nebraska.

Spokane, Washington's KEZE "96.9 Coyote Country" began around 2008.  It is now Rhythmic Contemporary "Hot 96.9"

KCYT "96.7 The Coyote" plays too much Luke Bryan in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Actual Sticker Sighting - KLJY

I saw this sticker on a car while driving back from my son's marching band competition in Mason, Ohio. 
Formerly KFUO, "99.1 Joy FM" KLJY is a Contemporary Christian station licensed to Clayton, Missouri near St. Louis.


Thursday, November 5, 2015

KCBL

KCBL has been a Sports station in Fresno, California since 1996.  They are no longer branded as "The Ball" and are now affiliated with Fox Sports Radio.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

CFEX


CFEX "Extreme 107.3" was a short-lived Modern Rock station in Victoria. British Columbia circa 2001.  The frequency is currently home to Hot AC station CHBE "Kool 107.3"

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

WJLK


A couple of keychains from Oldies station WJLK in Asbury Park, New Jersey.  1310 AM now carries the call letters WADB and simulcasts the News/Talk format of co-owned station WOBM.  Stickers, t-shirt and listener card from sister station WJLK FM can be seen here.

Monday, November 2, 2015

WNOR





FM 99 WNOR is an Active Rock station in Norfolk, Virginia.  WNOR has had some version of a Rock format since 1974.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

2WET


A sticker and magnet from community radio station 2WET "103.1 Tank FM" licensed to Kempsey, New South Wales, Australia.  They are known as Tank FM because the studios are housed in an unused concrete water storage tank.