Saturday, December 31, 2016

Arcan Radio

Arcan Radio went on the air in 1980 from Bilzen, Belgium.  They originally broadcast at 101.9 FM before eventually moving to 106.2 FM with their signal reaching both the Belgian and Dutch regions of Limburg.  A printing error seems to have blanked out the lower left corner of this sticker which reads "het bonkend hart van muzikaal limburg" (the pounding heart of musical Limburg).

Friday, December 30, 2016

Radio Rhema

"Rhema" in Greek literally means "utterance" or "thing said".  In Christianity it is used in reference to the concept of Rhematos Christou or Jesus Christ's sayings.  Radio Rhema began in 1974 in Christchurch, New Zealand although its roots go back to the 1960s when they were known as Gospel Radio Fellowship.  After multiple temporary licenses to broadcast (sometimes for one day only) they received a permanent license in 1978.  This made them the first Christian radio station in the British Commonwealth and one of the first in the world.  In the 1980s, they branched out to Australia which is where most of these Rhema stickers are from.

2GCB

2RFM

4CLG--Woombye, Queensland

4WBR

5RCB

2PMQ--Port Macquarie, New South Wales


The above two Rhema stickers are from New Zealand.  Too lazy to research what cities they're from....anybody know?

UPDATE:  612 AM is in Christchurch and 855 is in Hamilton.  Thanks for the info Anonymous commenter!

Thursday, December 29, 2016

WYAH

WYAH is a 29-watt, LPFM station with a Religious format in Winchester, Kentucky.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

WLTO

WLTO in (W) LexingTOn, Kentucky carried an Oldies format circa the late 1990s.  They currently broadcast Rhythmic Top-40 as "Hot 102".  WLTO is licensed to Nicholasville, KY.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

WPAC

A 1989 sticker from Top-40 station "PAC-93" WPAC in Ogdensburg, New York.  WPAC now broadcasts at 98.7 FM with a 60s & 70s Oldies format while 92.7 FM is News/Talk WQTK.

Monday, December 26, 2016

WMEE


97.3 WMEE is a Hot Adult Contemporary station in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  They carried a Top-40 format starting in 1979 and previously broadcast Beautiful Music as WMEF earlier that decade.  I used to listen to WMEE in the mid-to-late 1980s when I lived in Celina, Ohio and looked forward to the nightly "Smash It Or Trash It" rate-a-record bit.  For some reason, I still remember Thomas Dolby's "Hyperactive!" getting absolutely decimated by angry callers.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas! - WKQC


"K104.7" WKQC is an Adult Contemporary station in Charlotte, North Carolina.  They begin broadcasting Christmas music full-time every year starting Thanksgiving week.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

WHMI


93.5 WHMI (W Heart of MIchigan) is a Classic Hits station licensed to Howell, MI.  They went on the air in 1977 to complement their now-silent sister station WHMI 1350 AM.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Radio Sticker of the Day Mailbag - WFUS

Just in time for Christmas, I received this great package from my pal Budd Yeman.  Budd works at iHeartMedia in Tampa, Florida (among other things) and sent a bunch of goodies from their cluster of stations.  Also check out his multiple tribute sites for stations past and present in Utica, New York.  Thanks again, Budd!

Formerly Classic Rock WTBT "Thunder 103.5", WFUS "US 103.5" is a Country station licensed to Gulfport, FL.  They are also the co-flagship station (along with WDAE) of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

WDDJ


"Electric 96.9 FM" WDDJ is a Top-40 station in Paducah, Kentucky.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

KXTA



"XTRA Sports 1150 AM" was a Sports station in Los Angeles, California.  They were the flagship station for LA Dodgers games for a five year period in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

KRZZ

"93.3 La Raza" KRZZ is a Regional Mexican station in San Francisco, California.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Radio Sticker of the Day Mailbag - Trijaya FM

I recently received a batch of unique radio stickers from Indonesia.  Thanks Johannes!

Trijaya FM began broadcasting from Jakarta in 1991.  They are now a full network of more than a dozen stations known as Sindo Trijaya FM.  The Jakarta frequency has shifted to 104.6 FM.


Sunday, December 18, 2016

WRPS

88.3 FM WRPS is operated by students and staff of Rockland High School in Rockland, Massachusetts.  The 105-watt station went on the air in February, 1974.  They play a mix of classic and current Modern Rock.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

KNAC

Los Angeles, California's 105.5 KNAC started out in the late 1960s as a free form station, playing typical album rock artists alongside San Francisco psychedelic music as well as R&B, Soul and Funk. By the late 1970s they had evolved into an Alternative music outlet with the onset of Punk and New Wave. This phase lasted until 1986 when KNAC turned to Heavy Metal and became one of the most iconic stations in the history of L.A. radio and a lifestyle for many of their diehard listeners.

KNAC's "Pure Rock" days coincided with Hard Rock and Heavy Metal at the peak of its Sunset Strip popularity.  They had a notoriously weak signal that somehow gave them a kind of underground credibility.  No form of metal went unplayed; Glam Metal, Speed Metal, Thrash, Progressive and Mainstream Metal all found space on the playlist.  KNAC was playing Metallica long before their breakthrough Black album in 1991.  "Mandatory Metallica" is still a fixture on Rock stations across the country but began at KNAC when a DJ named Poundin' Pat played rare Metallica tracks alongside album cuts.
I first saw the above sticker in the 1988 video for Bon Jovi's Bad Medicine.  Fans waiting in line for a Bon Jovi concert are wearing KNAC shirts and holding white-on-black decals which became ubiquitous for a time in the late 80s.




KNAC left terrestrial radio in 1995, just shy of a full decade on the air. They returned in 1998 with an online stream at KNAC.com

Friday, December 16, 2016

KLAQ


95.5 KLAQ is an Active Rock station in El Paso, Texas.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

WROR

105.7 WROR plays Classic Hits in Boston, Massachusetts.  Their 23,000-watt signal transmits from the Prudential Tower and reaches as far north as southern New Hampshire and south to Providence, Rhode Island.
Loren and Wally have been on the air together since 1982 through multiple formats on 105.7 FM.  Wally Brine announced his retirement effective tomorrow, December 16th, 2016.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

WAKR



1590 AM WAKR is a News/Talk and Sports station in (W)AKRon, Ohio.  The 5,000-watt outlet went on the air in October, 1940.  In 1945, DJ Alan Freed joined WAKR and played a mix of hot jazz and pop.  A short move to Cleveland a few years later found him jocking the graveyard shift on WJW radio where he coined the term "Rock and Roll".

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

KFAN / KEEP

"Texas Rebel Radio" airs a mix Americana, Rock, Alt-Country, Blues and Folk with an emphasis on Texas bands and artists.  107.9 KFAN is licensed to Johnson City, TX and can also be heard on KEEP 103.1 licensed to Bandera, TX.

Harry Connick, Jr. sporting a KFAN t-shirt alongside Sandra Bullock in the 1998 movie Hope Floats.

Monday, December 12, 2016

CIDG

This Calabogie Blues & Ribfest sticker features the mascot from CIDG "101.9 Dawg FM" in Ottawa, Ontario.  They were on the air with a Blues/Blues-Rock format from June, 2010 until August, 2016.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

WEDX


WEDX "Evolution 101.7" was a Dance music station in Boston, Massachusetts.  They claimed to be the first EDM station in the country but the format didn't last long--about 18 months ending in June, 2014.  WEDX was licensed to Lynn, MA.  The "Evolution" transitioned to WXKS's HD2 channel.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Capital 88.7

Capital 88.7 was a national broadcaster on the island of Malta.  They were on the air from 1998 until 2009 and primarily played 80s pop music.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Radio Fisherton

Radio Fisherton broadcasts from Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

WWDG

"New Rock 105 The Dog" WWDG existed from 2002 until 2006.  They were licensed to DeRuyter, New York, part of the Syracuse radio market.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

WNVR


1030 AM WNVR airs Polish-language programming 24 hours a day.  Licensed to Vernon Hills, Illinois, "Polskie Radio" broadcasts to the greater Chicagoland area during daytime hours.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

WKTJ

AM 1380 WKTJ went on the air in Farmington, Maine in 1959 with 99.3 FM following in 1973.  The 1500-watt station currently carries a Classic Hits format as "Big Hits KTJ."  WKTJ has broadcast every Boston Red Sox game since 1962 making them the team's longest-running affiliate.

Monday, December 5, 2016

KLOS

95.5 KLOS has been a Rock station in (K)LOS Angeles, California since 1971.  The iconic rainbow stickers started coming out around 1980 and were available for free by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to the station.

KLOS stickers were also handed out at concerts.  No station logo was needed....everyone knew it was from KLOS because of the distinctive colors and racetrack shape.  This Jackson Browne decal was one of the earlier band stickers that was available.  Over the years there have been dozens (hundreds?) of different bands and artists featured on KLOS stickers.  Some of them fetch a decent amount on eBay.  The ones I looked at today were going for $10 to $20 each.

This sticker is based on DJ Frazer Smith's sign off line "Too Hip, Gotta Go."  Smith is a stand-up comic and actor who was originally on KLOS from 1979 through 1984.  He currently has a show on Sunday nights from 10PM to 2AM.




The Mark & Brian Show aired on KLOS from 1987 until 2012.