Thursday, March 31, 2016

WRNB

WRNB went on the air in New Bern, North Carolina in the late 1950s.  This Wikipedia page claims that they were the state's first full-time Top-40/Rock & Roll station.  1490 AM is currently WWNB, a Sports Talk and ESPN Radio outlet.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

WQPM

1300 AM WQPM is an Oldies station licensed to Princeton, Minnesota.  This vintage sticker came out back when they duplicated the programming of WQPM 106.1 FM.

"Q106" later became a full-time Country station.  106.1 FM is now "Bob 106" licensed to Elk River, MN with the call letters KLCI.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

KMOJ

89.9 FM KMOJ is a community-oriented station in Minneapolis, Minnesota aimed mainly toward African-American listeners.  They went on the air in 1976 as WMOJ at 1200 AM before moving to 89.7 FM in 1978.  A power increase and frequency change to 89.9 FM took place in 1984.
KMOJ airs Talk programming along with Soul, Blues, Reggae, Jazz, Hip-Hop and Gospel music.  The call letters are derived from the Swahili word umoja which means unity.

Monday, March 28, 2016

CKIQ


CKIQ "Ice FM" broadcasts from Iqaluit, the capital of the northern Canadian territory of Nunavut.  When they signed on the air in 2002, they were the only commercial radio station licensed to broadcast in the territory--which covers more than 700,000 square miles.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

KSDO / Mystery Shirts

"KS103" KSDO was a Top-40 station in San Diego, California from 1984 to 1987.


These shirts may or may not be from KSDO.  Anybody know?

Saturday, March 26, 2016

WKXX

102.9 WKXX was a Country station licensed to Attalla, Alabama.  They are now known as "Mix 102.9" and carry a Hot AC format.

Friday, March 25, 2016

CKNN

A magnet from 91.1 FM "Nuxalk Radio" in Bella Coola, British Columbia.  CKNN is a volunteer-run, community radio station set up to increase the presence of the Nuxalk language for those First Nations residents who live in the Bella Coola Valley.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

KNUS


710 KNUS is a News/Talk station in Denver, Colorado.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Radio Nordschwaben

Radio Nordschwaben once broadcast from Nördlingen in southern Germany.  95.6 FM is now part of the RT1 media group.

The medieval city of Nördlingen is built entirely inside a massive depression that was formed when a meteor struck around 14 million years ago.  It wasn't until 1960 that anyone knew that the town was on top of what is now called the Ries Crater.  The stone in the city is at least partially made up of millions of microscopic diamonds which were formed by the impact of the meteor.  Nördlingen is also entirely surrounded by a wall which was started in the 14th century.  The sticker depicts the area's distinctive fachwerk buildings as well as the bell tower of St. George's church.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

4CAB


"Juice 107.3" is a community radio station in Southport, Queensland, Australia.  They play a mix of Contemporary Christian and secular pop music along with news and talk programs.

Prior to becoming "Juice 107.3", 4CAB was branded as "Life FM".

Monday, March 21, 2016

WXYM

WXYM "Mix 96.1" is a Hot Adult Contemporary station licensed to Tomah, Wisconsin.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

WOXO

WOXO is a Country station licensed to Norway, Maine.  Programming is now also simulcast on 100.7 FM WTBM licensed to Mexico, ME. 

Saturday, March 19, 2016

WLSS

A late-1990s sticker from "Loose 102" WLSS in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  They originally carried a Modern Adult Contemporary format then quickly flipped to Top-40.  By 1999 they were back to using WFMF, their current call letters and the ones they were using before becoming WLSS.

Friday, March 18, 2016

WHLZ

"Wheelz 100.5" was a Country station licensed to Marion, South Carolina.  In July, 2013 WHLZ rebranded the station to "Nash FM 100.5"

Thursday, March 17, 2016

KAYC

KAYC was a Top-40 station in Beaumont, Texas in the 1960s and 70s.  Not sure if the shamrock had any significance to the station or if it was just a cute station symbol.  Anybody know?

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

WDCR



Dartmouth College's WDCR began broadcasting in 1958 and was the oldest college radio station in New Hampshire.  Radio at Dartmouth dates back even further with an AM station as early as 1924 and a carrier-current station in the early 1940s.  WDCR ceased operations in 2008 (although they briefly went back on the air in the summer of 2009 just to keep its FCC license alive) but went away for good in 2010.  Dartmouth radio continues on FM with WFRD and on the internet with webDCR.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

KXRN

"KX93.5" is a non-commercial, community-oriented station playing "Generational Alt Rock" in Laguna Beach, California.  The 100-watt, low-power FM station went on the air in October, 2012.  KXRN's block-programmed schedule also includes shows playing Blues, Jazz, Reggae, Rockabilly (hosted by Lee Rocker from the Stray Cats!) and Canadian music (hosted by Earl Jive from the legendary CFNY!)  I think I've found my new favorite station.

Monday, March 14, 2016

KRZN

KRZN "96.3 The Zone" is an Active Rock station in Billings, Montana.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

KKZX

98.9 KKZX is a Classic Rock station in Spokane, Washington.

Jim Arnold and C. Foster Kane (aka the Radio Men) were KKZX's morning duo from 1992 until 2013.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

KEDG

KEDG "Kiss 106.9" was an Urban station in Alexandria, Louisana circa 2004.  They now carry an Adult Contemporary format as "Sunny 106.9".
Their logo resembled other Clear Channel-owned "Kiss" stations, specifically Boston's WXKS which has been using a similar logo since at least the mid-1980s.

Friday, March 11, 2016

WAVV


101.1 FM WAVV is the last independently-owned radio station in southwest Florida.  They went on the air in 1987 with an Adult Contemporary format but switched to Easy Listening in 1995.  Their huge playlist and 100,000-watt signal seems to have translated into ratings success.  The commercial below says that WAVV has been the area's most listened to radio station for more than 20 consecutive years.  WAVV licensed to Naples Park, Florida. 



Thursday, March 10, 2016

CICF



"105.7 Sun FM" is a CHR station licensed to Vernon, British Columbia.  CICF started out in 1978 as CKAL and operated at 1050 AM, later expanding to 98.7 FM around 1987.  CKAL became CICF around that same time and in 2001 flipped from "Mix 105" to "Sun FM".

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

KUHS

97.9 KUHS is a community radio station in Hot Springs, Arkansas.  The solar-powered, LPFM station went on the air in August, 2015.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Radio Romania International

The history of Romanian radio targeting listeners abroad dates back to 1927 when an experimental 200 watt station began operating on the 280 meter band from the University Electrotechnical Institute.  Up until World War II, "Radio Bucharest" broadcast programs of a general nature covering Romanian developments in politics, culture, the economy and sports.  After Romania joined the Axis powers their external radio service became more propagandic and was used to serve the country's military purposes as well as that of their ally Germany.  Radio Bucharest was renamed Radio Romania International after the anti-communist revolution of 1989.  RRI now broadcasts on shortwave and satellite in more than a dozen languages.

Monday, March 7, 2016

2GB

A super-mini, one inch sticker from radio station 2GB in Sydney, Australia.  2GB began broadcasting in August, 1926 at 950 on the AM band and was originally operated by an entity known as Theosophical Broadcasting Station Pty Ltd.  Theosophy is a blend of eastern religion, scientific inquiry and a belief in the universal brotherhood of man and was a precursor to the New Age movement.  The call letters refer to Giordano Bruno, an Italian philosopher much revered by Theosophists.
2GB currently broadcasts at 873 AM and carries a News/Talk format.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

WWBL


WWBL "106.5 The Bullet" is a Country station in Washington, Indiana.  They carry Westwood One's satellite-fed Real Country format.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

WNTQ

"93Q" has been a Top-40 station in Syracuse, New York since 1981.  WNTQ is a "grandfathered superpower" FM station and was allowed to keep their 97,000 watts of power despite the FCC limiting wattage for Class B stations to 50,000 watts in 1964.

Friday, March 4, 2016

WMYA

"Touch 96" was an Urban Adult Contemporary station in Virginia Beach, Virginia circa 1991.  They originally carried the call letters WKSV (left over from their days as "Kiss FM") but later changed to WMYA.  96.1 FM is currently Alternative Rock "96X" WROX now licensed to Exmore, VA.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

WGCT

WGCT was a Country station (possibly Classic Country according to this message board post) licensed to Ellettsville, Indiana.  It is now known as "Hoosier Country 105.1" WHCC.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

WBTT

WBTT "94.5 The Beat" was a Rhythmic Top-40 station in Dayton, Ohio from 1996 to 2000.  The frequency had originally been a short-lived Alternative Rock outlet "94.5 X-Rock" WZJX where I spent a few months pretending to be a DJ.
94.5 FM is currently Country station WYDB "B94.5" and is licensed to Englewood, OH.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

KUNO

1400 AM KUNO went on the air in May, 1950 from Corpus Christi, Texas.   They have carried Spanish language programming either part or full time for their entire 65 year history.