Saturday, September 30, 2017

KASR

680 AM KASR was the campus radio station of Arizona State University.  Broadcasting Yearbooks from that time don't include KASR as they were probably an unlicensed carrier current station.  The video below are local news reports about a 63-hour Thanksgiving holiday marathon airshift by two KASR DJs in 1987.

Friday, September 29, 2017

South Dakota Public Radio

South Dakota Public Radio is a network of about 20 stations and translators covering most of the state with a mix of NPR and other public radio talk shows as well as locally produced programming.  The flagship station is 89.7 FM KUSD licensed to Vermilion, SD which went on the air in May, 1922.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

CKNW





AM 980 CKNW is a News/Talk station in Vancouver, British Columbia.  They went on the air at their original dial position of 1230 AM in August, 1944.  The 50,000-watt station airs call-in shows with mostly Vancouver-based hosts.  CKNW carried Vancouver Canucks hockey games every season from 1970 until 2006 when they moved to 1040 CKST.
Current CKNW program director Larry Gifford hosts an excellent radio-centric podcast for people in the industry as well as radio geeks like me.  Take a listen to the Radio Stuff Podcast here.



Wednesday, September 27, 2017

WQRK

104.5 WQRK was on the air in Norfolk, Virginia from 1973 to 1981 and had multiple formats including Adult Contemporary, Rock and Top-40.  Anybody know what format they had when branded as "QFM"?

Monday, September 25, 2017

CKKO

"K96.3" CKKO plays Classic Rock in Kelowna, British Columbia.  They went on the air in November, 2008.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

WCMF





96.5 WCMF is a Classic Rock station in Rochester, New York.  Their roots go back to at least the early 1970s when they were a Freeform Rock station.  At one time they had a split format with R&B from 6AM to 3PM and "underground" rock from 3 until sign off at midnight.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

More Stars


 KCKC "Star 102" - Kansas City, Missouri

CKLF "Star 94.7" - Brandon, Manitoba

KJSR "Star 103" - Tulsa, Oklahoma



WKCG "Star 101.3" - Augusta, Maine

Friday, September 22, 2017

WPMR

A t-shirt from Rock station WPMR (W Pocono Mountain Radio) licensed to Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania circa the early 1990s.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Lites

There are (way too) many "Lite FM" stations in North America, almost all of which are Adult Contemporary outlets.  Not sure why everybody spells it "Lite" instead of "Light".  The only exception I've ever seen is CHRE "Light 105.7 Niagara's Light Rock" in St. Catharines, Ontario.  "Light" or "The Light" stations are almost exclusively Religious stations. 

WLIF "Lite 102" - Baltimore, Maryland

"Lite 100.5" WRCH - New Britain, Connecticut

"Lite 102" WJLT - Crozet/Charlottesville, Virginia

"Lite 92.9" CFLT - Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

WEBJ

A magnet from News/Talk 1240 AM WEBJ in Brewton, Alabama.  They went on the air in August, 1947.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Couleur 3






Couleur 3 is a public radio station based in Lausanne in French-speaking Switzerland.  They went on the air in 1983 and mostly specialize in pop music, hip-hop, reggae and techno.

Monday, September 18, 2017

The Ends

"107.7 The End" KTND - Austin/Georgetown, Texas


"107.9 The End" WENZ - Cleveland, Ohio




"106.5 The End" KUDL - Sacramento, California





"107.5 The End" KENZ - Salt Lake City, Utah

Sunday, September 17, 2017

KQKS



KQKS "KS107.5" is a Rhythmic top-40 station in Denver, Colorado.  Prior to 1997 they broadcast at 104.3 FM as "KS104".  KQKS is licensed to Lakewood, CO.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Radio Judaica

Radio Judaica broadcasts at 102.9 FM in Strasbourg, France.  They went on the air in 1983 and broadcast news, talk and Yiddish programs including medical and literary shows.  Radio Judaica's slogan translates to "Radio from all walks of life". 

Friday, September 15, 2017

WYBG

1050 AM WYBG was on the air in Massena, New York from 1965 until 2015.  They broadcast with 1,000 watts during daylight hours and 66 watts at night to protect the signals of Toronto's CHUM and New York City's WEPN.  WYBG was put up for sale but when no owner could be found, went off the air for good on June 30, 2015.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

WPAQ

740 AM WPAQ has been airing Bluegrass/Americana and Gospel music as well as Religious programs since February 2, 1948.  The station was literally built by Ralph Epperson, who owned and managed the 10,000-watt daytimer until his death in 2006.  Epperson's son Kelly took over as general manager and kept things pretty much the same including the continuation of "Merry Go-Round", a live music program which has aired every Saturday for almost 70 years.  WPAQ is licensed to Mount Airy, North Carolina.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

WLUJ

89.7 FM WLUJ (W Lifting Up Jesus) is a Religious broadcaster in Springfield, Illinois.  They went on the air in 1987 and are the flagship of the "WLUJ Family of Stations" which consists of eight other stations and translators serving much of central Illinois.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

KMRD


96.9 KMRD is a community radio station focusing on local voices and local issues.  The 35-watt, non-commercial, LPFM outlet features dozens of volunteer DJs broadcasting independent, freeform programming.  KMRD's studio is in the basement of an art gallery in downtown (K) MadRiD, New Mexico.  They went on the air in June, 2015.  Listen here!