Sunday, January 31, 2016

KBIE


89.1 FM KBIE was a Religious station licesned to Fountain Hills, Arizona.  The frequency is now part of the Contemporary Christian K-LOVE network.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Radio Framboise


Radio Framboise (Radio Rasberry) was a private station broadcasting to French-speaking Switzerland from 1989 until 2005.  Based on this station-sponsored compilation album, it appears that they carried a Pop/Dance/CHR format.  Radio Framboise is now known as Rouge FM.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Radio Bremen







Radio Bremen began broadcasting on the AM band on December 23, 1945 in post-war Germany.  Originally broadcasting Armed Forces Network programming under the control of the Allied powers, the station was handed over to Germany in 1949.  Radio Bremen is made up of two networks:  Bremen Eins (Bremen One) which plays Oldies and daily news for an adult audience while Bremen Vier (Bremen Four) carries hit music for a younger demographic.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

WXYG

A locally-owned, Rock-formatted station on the AM dial is a total rarity in today's radio landscape.  But such an animal exists at WXYG "540 AM The Goat", an Album Oriented Rock station licensed to Sauk Rapids, Minnesota.  They went on the air in June, 2011.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

W251AO / WOXL-HD2

"98.1 The River" is a 250-watt, Adult Album Alternative station licensed to Asheville, North Carolina.  The station is heard over the air at 98.1 FM on W251AO and on WOXL's second HD Radio channel.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

WLSR

"Lite 105" WLSR (W Lima Stereo Radio) was an Adult Contemporary station in Lima, Ohio from 1986 until 1991.  104.9 FM is currently WEGE "The Eagle" and plays Classic Rock.

Monday, January 25, 2016

WHLY

A 1986 sticker from Top-40 outlet WHLY "Y106" in Orlando, Florida.  106.7 FM is currently CHR station WXXL.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

WPRO

WPRO has been a Top-40 station in (W) PROvidence, Rhode Island since 1974.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

WDCG




"G105" WDCG (We're Durham's Country Giant--from a previous Country format circa 1974) is a Top-40 station licensed to Durham, North Carolina.  They've carried a CHR format since 1981.

A sticker referring to WDCG's Bob Dumas, morning show leader of Bob and the Showgram.

Friday, January 22, 2016

KAYK / KXRK

KAYK was a Top-40 station in Provo, Utah from the mid-1970s until the mid-1980s.  In 1982, a young Glenn Beck deejayed at "K-96" but stayed less than a year because he "didn't fit in" with his Mormon co-workers.





After a call sign change to KFMY, 96.1 FM became KXRK in 1992 and flipped to its present Alternative format as "X96."  A wattage increase and frequency change to 96.3 FM occurred in 1996.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

KRZK

Branson, Missouri's 106.3 KRZK flipped from Country to their current News/Talk format in 2012.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

WLGZ AM & FM / WRCI

WLGZ was an Adult Standards station in Rochester, NY from 1999 until 2008.  990 AM is now WDCX and carries much of the same programming as sister station WDCX FM in Buffalo, NY.

The "Legends" branding then moved to co-owned station WLGZ FM which was a Classic Hits/Adult Standards hybrid.  The Webster, NY licensed station is now a straightforward Classic Hits outlet.




A double-sided keychain from when 102.7 FM was Contemporary Christian WRCI "The Light".

Monday, January 18, 2016

KKZR






KKZR was a Hard Rock/Heavy Metal station in Houston, Texas.  They were an affiliate of the satellite-fed Z-Rock format based in Dallas, TX.  1070 AM began broadcasting as KKZR around 1988 while 106.9 FM, licensed to Conroe, TX, became KKZR in 1992.
Other Z-Rock stickers can be seen here and here.  Two more KKZR stickers here.

KEDG

KEDG "103.5 The Edge" was a Modern Rock station in Las Vegas, Nevada from 1992 to 1998.  103.5 FM is currently a Regional Mexican outlet KISF "La Nueva".

Sunday, January 17, 2016

CIBX

CIBX "106.9 Capital FM" is a Top-40 station in Fredericton, New Brunswick.




Saturday, January 16, 2016

KBAQ

89.5 FM KBAQ is a Classical music station in Phoenix, Arizona.  "K-Bach" is co-owned by Arizona State University and the Maricopa County Community College District and went on the air in August, 1992.

Friday, January 15, 2016

WSLV


Many websites list Ardmore, Tennessee's WSLV as being a Country station while Wikipedia says they carry a Variety format.  Listening live while writing this post I heard songs by Damn Yankees, Take That, Kiss, The Average White Band and the long version of "One Night In Bangkok" with the full orchestral introduction, something I probably haven't heard on the radio in thirty years.  The 1110 AM daytimer was once owned by country singer Ernie Ashworth and is now owned by his daughter Becky Parker.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

KFI


A sticker and travel mug from AM 640 KFI in Los Angeles, California.  KFI began in 1922 when Earl C. Anthony set up a homemade 50-watt radio transmitter and began broadcasting from his garage.  At one time, the 50,000-watt station was the most listened to News/Talk outlet in the country.
KFI carried Los Angeles Raiders football games from 1985 until 1994 when they relocated back to Oakland, CA.



Wednesday, January 13, 2016

KIXY


A sticker and letter opener from 94.7 KIXY, a Top-40 station in San Angelo, Texas.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Radio Szeged

Szeged is the third largest city in Hungary and is located in the Southern Great Plain on the river Tisza.  Other than that, I know nothing else about "Radio Szeged" located at 94.9 FM.  Leave a comment if you can add any info about this defunct station.
It appears that the frequency is now occupied by Class FM.

Monday, January 11, 2016

NRJ Germany












The NRJ Radio Group started in Paris, France in 1981 and has since spread throughout much of Europe as well as Russia, Canada and the Middle East.  NRJ (aka "Energy") entered the German radio market in 1991 with a station in Berlin and currently can be heard in at least seven other cities and regions throughout the country.