Sunday, February 28, 2010
Oh, that reminds me...congrats as well to the Canadian women's hockey team for their gold medal winning performance.
This is an Olympic-themed sticker from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. The CBC is Canada's national public radio and television broadcaster. The sticker features the current CBC logo which has been in use since 1992.
Saturday, February 27, 2010
KUHF is a public radio station in Houston, Texas which airs a Classical music format. They've been owned and operated by the University of Houston since going on the air in 1950. KUHF was originally at 91.3 FM before moving to 88.7 in 1970. In 1986 a local fine arts radio station flipped formats and donated its entire music library to KUHF with the condition that they change their format to Classical. Prior to this they carried NPR News and Jazz. KUHF is still an National Public Radio affiliate broadcasting All Things Considered, Car Talk and Wait! Wait! Don't Tell Me as well as other NPR staples.
Friday, February 26, 2010
"93.3 The River" WQRV was a Classic Hits station licensed to Avon, New York. The frequency is currently home to "Fickle 93.3" WFKL, a Jack FM-style Variety Hits station.
"100.7 The River" WRVA is a Classic Hits station licensed to Wake Forest, North Carolina.
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
"107.1 The Knack" KNKK is a uniquely-named Hot AC station licensed to Needles, California. They also broadcast at 96.7 FM from Kingman, Arizona and on 95.1 FM from Lake Havasu City, AZ.
Monday, February 22, 2010
I was watching Season Three of The Office on DVD the other day when I saw something radio-related. In one episode Michael Scott and Dwight Schrute make an homage to the Saturday Night Live digital short Lazy Sunday called Lazy Scranton. In it, Schrute can be seen wearing a partially covered-up t-shirt from "Rock 107" WEZX.
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Saturday, February 20, 2010
I must be old because I still buy a fair amount of compact discs. I like owning physical copies of music with all the artwork and packaging as opposed to soulless digital tracks.
Dayton just saw the closing of its last independent record store on Sunday when Gem City Records shut their doors forever. (I'm not counting Second Time Around which only carries used stuff and is concentrating more on DVDs and video games lately.) Renaissance Records was another long-gone indie shop which was always good for finding an obscurity or two and an owner who always seemed pissed that you were in his store. Looks like I'll be making more trips to Cincinnati for my CD fix now. The Queen City is home, hopefully for many more years, to one of the greatest record stores anywhere--Shake It.
"CD 105.9" KKCD is a Classic Rock station in Omaha, Nebraska. They're one of a handful of stations that brand themselves after the increasingly quaint compact disc.
An older KKCD sticker circa 2001.
Friday, February 19, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
WDDD has been a Country music station for over 30 years. "W3D" is licensed to Marion, Illinois.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
CFPL (Canada Free Press London) is a News/Talk/Sports station from London, Ontario.
You can see a CFPL-FM sticker here.
Sunday, February 14, 2010
WXCT "Tiger Country 100.7" was a Country music station in Baton Rouge, Louisiana from 1997 until 2001. The Tiger branding came about from their association with the mascot from Louisiana State University. The 100.7 frequency began as the Easy Listening/Jazz station WQXY in 1965. In the late 80s they flipped to Rock then Modern Rock as WTGE. 100.7 is still currently a Country station known as "the Tiger" although with the call letters WYPY.
Other tiger-centric stickers can be seen here. And here.
Saturday, February 13, 2010
CJRW was a Country music station from Summerside, PE. It's the only commercial station on the island not licensed to the capital city of Charlottetown. CJRW began broadcasting in 1948 at 1240 AM. They converted to FM in 1989 and moved to 102.1 as "C102." They are currently a Classic Hits station with the fantastic name "102.1 SPUD FM."
Friday, February 12, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Monday, February 8, 2010
Sunday, February 7, 2010
WQUE was a News/Talk station in New Orleans, Louisiana circa 1992. 1280 AM is currently WODT, an Urban Contemporary Gospel station.
Saturday, February 6, 2010
WGR is the flagship station of the Buffalo Sabres. Previous WGR stix can be seen here. And here.
WWCD is a Modern Rock station in Columbus, Ohio and the FM flagship station of the Blue Jackets. "CD 101" is licensed to Grove City, OH.
I hope they didn't mind me stealing a bunch of their CD101 logoed pens from this table.
UPDATE: The Blue Jackets destroyed the Sabres 4-0. Depression ensues. It was great, however, to see so many visiting Sabres fans in attendance. An ESPN recap described them as a "huge throng" and at times they seemed to overtake every bar and restaurant in the Arena District of downtown Columbus. It would have been nice to give them something to cheer for.