Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Mystery Shirt - U102

Does anybody know what station this unbelievably ugly "U102" t-shirt is from?  There have only been a handful of stations to use this moniker that I could find:

KUVA - Uvalde, Texas
WMYU - Knoxville, Tennessee
WUUU - Utica/Rome, New York
WCKU - Lexington, Kentucky


"Jazzy 88" WFSK is owned and operated by Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee.  Programming is primarily Smooth and Contemporary Jazz music along with Talk shows.  WFSK went on the air, originally as WRFN, on May 15, 1973.

Monday, March 27, 2017


 "Alt 92.5" KSRW is a locally owned station playing a mix of Modern Rock, Blues, Funk and Americana.  They are licensed to Independence, California.

KSRW is owned by Sierra Wave Media which also operates three translator stations as well as low-power television station KSRW Channel 33 licensed to Mammoth Lakes, CA.


"Gentle Country" KGBS existed in Los Angeles, California from around 1973 until 1976.  They broadcast during daylight hours only on 1020 AM and 24 hours a day on 97.1 FM.

Montana Public Radio

Montana Public Radio began in 1965 when KUFM went on the air in Missoula as a 10-watt campus station.  The University of Montana currently owns MPR which is made up of 8 full power stations and 5 translators covering all of the western and central part of the state.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Polskie Radio 1

Polskie Radio is Poland's state-owned, publicly-funded, national radio broadcasting organization.  They went on the air in 1926 from their headquarters in Warsaw.

Polskie Radio 1 is heard nationally and airs information and Adult Contemporary music.  They also broadcast Matysiakowie, a radio drama which has been heard weekly without fail since its debut in 1956.
Polskie Radio Szczecin is one of 17 regional stations in the Polskie Radio organization.


KJYO "KJ103" has been a Top-40 station in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma since 1983.


FM BSSL aka FM Brussel was on the air from 2000 until 2015 in Brussels, Belgium.  They broadcast from studios located on the campus of the Royal Institute for Theatre, Cinema & Sound.

Saturday, March 25, 2017


WTPT "93.3 The Planet" is an Active Rock station licensed to Forest City, North Carolina with studios in Greenville, South Carolina. 

Friday, March 24, 2017


WMUS plays Country music in (W) MUSkegon, Michigan.

Thursday, March 23, 2017


102.7 WJSE was a Alternative Rock station in Atlantic City, New Jersey from 1999 until 2010.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017


Muncie, Indiana's 990 AM WERK went on the air on Valentine's Day in 1965.  The 250-watt, Top-40 station broadcast only during daylight hours and at one time employed a young, just-out-of-college David Letterman.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017


103.3 WAKG is a 100,000-watt Country music station licensed to Danville, Virginia.

Monday, March 20, 2017


1110 AM KTEK has been on the air in Houston, Texas since 1980.  They are a daytime-only station currently airing Business News/Talk during the week and brokered South Asian programming on weekends.

Sunday, March 19, 2017


"Sports 1490" KOSR broadcast in Omaha, Nebraska from 1996 until 2005.  "Romey" refers to sports talk host Jim Rome who's show is heard on more than 200 affiliates nationwide.

Saturday, March 18, 2017


KGIR is a Sports station licensed to (K) Cape GIRardeau, Missouri.  They now broadcast at 1220 AM as an affiliate of ESPN Radio.  960 AM is currently News/Talk KZIM.

Friday, March 17, 2017


AM 1600 KASH broadcast in Eugene, Oregon from 1947 until 1985, many of those years with a Top-40 format.

Thursday, March 16, 2017


Messiah College's "Pulse" consists of campus radio station 90.7 WVMM, The Clarion yearbook, and The Swinging Bridge magazine.  WVMM went on the air in 1989 and is licensed to Grantham, Pennsylvania.  They play a mix of Christian and secular rock and pop music.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017


"Q100" WQQQ was a Top-40 station in Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton, Pennsylvania for most of the 1980s.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017


810 AM CKJS is a Multilingual radio station in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  They went on the air in 1974 and broadcast in many languages including Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Ukrainian, German, Punjabi and Filipino.

Monday, March 13, 2017


KFMB went on the air in San Diego, California in August, 1941 at 1450 AM on the dial.  They moved around multiple times before settling in at their current 760 AM position in 1965.  The call letters stand for (K) For Mary and Burnham who were the children of the station's founder Warren Worcester.  KFMB is one of the few US stations that significantly increases its power at night (from 5,000 watts to 50,000).  From 1978 to 1999 they were the flagship station of the San Diego Padres baseball team.

Sunday, March 12, 2017


99.3 WHMP was an Alternative Rock station in Northampton, Massachusetts circa the late 1990s.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Radio Discovery

My wife and I went on a cruise recently which took us to the Bahamas, Grand Turk and the Dominican Republic. I was surprised to learn that the Dominican Republic is the most visited destination in the Caribbean.  It also has the tallest mountain peak and the largest lake in the region as well as the first cathedral and castle ever built in the Americas.  Year-round golf and temperatures averaging right around 80°F make it an attractive tourist destination.

Our ship pulling into the harbor at Amber Cove near Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic.

We decided to book an excursion to the 27 Waterfalls of Damajagua, about a half hour bus ride from the port.  After getting fitted with life jackets and helmets, we took a brisk two mile hike up a trail of dirt paths and dry creek beds as well as a stream or two.  When we got to the top, the real fun began as we made our way down a series of "cascadas" into pools of water.  Sometimes you would lay on your back and slide down on the smooth rocks and other times you'd just jump.  The picture above is me from the tallest jump (about 24 feet high).  Clearly, I didn't follow the direction to keep my arms at my side to avoid slapping the water hard.  We finished off the tour with a meal of beans, rice and chicken as well as some Ron Barcel√≥ rum and Cokes.  Yum!

Radio Discovery was a shortwave radio station based in Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic.  They only broadcast from 1986 until 1989. 

Friday, March 10, 2017


1240 AM WDDO was a Gospel station in Macon, Georgia.  On July 18, 2016, Cumulus Media surrendered the station's license to the FCC and it was canceled the same day.

Thursday, March 9, 2017


"X107.5" KXTE is an Alternative Rock station licensed to Pahrump, Nevada--part of the Las Vegas radio market.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017


"96.5 The Buzz" KRBZ is an Alternative Rock station in Kansas City, Missouri

Tuesday, March 7, 2017


A t-shirt from 89.3 WCNJ in Hazlet, New Jersey.  Couldn't find a whole lot of info about the station although it appears they carried an Oldies format at one time.  Comedian Jim Florentine's Wikipedia entry says that he was a DJ there and that it was a college station but I couldn't find what school it was affiliated with.  Anybody have more info about WCNJ?