Thursday, April 29, 2010


"Merge 93.3" KKMR was a short-lived attempt at the Modern Adult Contemporary format in Dallas, Texas. 93.3 FM began as Adult Alternative "The Zone" KNBR in 1996 before merging into "Merge" three years later. Their "cool rock & smart pop" failed to find an audience and they flipped to Classic Rock "The Bone" KDBN in 2002. Currently 93.3 FM is CHR "i93" KLIF. KKMR was licensed to Haltom City, Texas.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


KMO began broadcasting at 1360 AM from Tacoma, Washington in 1922. Sometime in the 1980s (when I believe they carried a Country format) they added a second K to their call letters.

More recently KKMO became a Regional Mexican station known as "Radio Sol." They remain a Spanish language station today but are now known as "El Rey 1360 AM."

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


"Majic 95.5" KKMJ is an Adult Contemporary station from Austin, Texas. Back in the 1970s, 95.5 FM was home to the much more interesting format of "Progressive Country" KOKE.

Monday, April 26, 2010


KKMC is a Religious Teaching station licensed to Gonzales, California.

Sunday, April 25, 2010


KKLZ was a Classic Rock station in Las Vegas, Nevada from 1986 until 2007.

The lettering on this 1992 decal has a silver/mirrored look which didn't translate well when scanned.

In May, 2007 KKLZ tweaked their format to Classic Hits.

Soon after, two former employees began a tribute site to KKLZ's days as a classic rocker along with a webstream. Tracks from Steely Dan, Neal Schon & Beth Hart, Robin Trower and Alice Cooper were played while making this post.

Saturday, April 24, 2010


"Live 98.5" KKLV was a Classic Rock station in Honolulu, Hawaii for most of the 1990s. 98.5 FM is currently KDNN "Island 98.5" a mixture of Hawaiian Contemporary Hits and Reggae music.

Friday, April 23, 2010


"Lite Rock 98.7" KKLT was a Soft Adult Contemporary station in Phoenix, Arizona from 1982 until 2004. 98.7 FM is currently home to Adult Hits KPKX a.k.a. "98.7 The Peak."

Thursday, April 22, 2010


"Hot 104.7" KKLS is a Top-40 station in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


This 1990 sticker is from "Clear 94" KKLR, a Country station from Poplar Bluff, Missouri.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


"Q106" KKLQ was a Top-40 station in San Diego, California from 1987 until 1998. 106.5 FM is currently the Spanish language station KLNV "La NueVa."

Check out this amazing video aircheck of JoJo Kincaid after a few bumps of trucker speed.

Monday, April 19, 2010


"94.1 The Loon" KKLN is a Rock station licensed to Atwater, Minnesota. The common loon is the state bird of Minnesota.

Sunday, April 18, 2010


KKLH is a Classic Rock station licensed to Marshfield, Missouri.

At some point KKLH stopped using the call letters in their branding and became known as "104.7 The Cave." Presumably this is because Missouri is home to over 6,000 caves, many of them in the KKLH listening area including this beauty.

Saturday, April 17, 2010


KKLA has been a Religious Teaching station in Los Angeles, California since 1985. According to this Los Angeles Times story, Arbitron statistics show that KKLA's combination of mostly brokered and syndicated programming make them the largest Christian "teaching and talk" station in the country.

Friday, April 16, 2010


KJazz 88.1 FM is a Jazz and Blues station broadcasting from California State University, Long Beach. KKJZ has carried this increasingly-rare format since 1981 and, according to this media kit, is the #1 Jazz station and the #5 public radio station in the United States.

Thursday, April 15, 2010


"Q97 FM" KKJQ is a Country station licensed to Garden City, Kansas.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


KKJO is a Hot AC station from St. Joseph, Missouri.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


"Spirit 92.9" KKJM is a Contemporary Christian station licensed to St. Joseph, Minnesota.

Monday, April 12, 2010


KKJJ is an Adult Hits station from Las Vegas, Nevada. They are one of about 60 "Jack FM" stations worldwide which play hits from the past four decades as well as an occasional current song. "100.5 Jack FM" is licensed to Henderson, Nevada.

Sunday, April 11, 2010


KKIX is a Country station from Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Saturday, April 10, 2010


KKIQ is an Adult Contemporary station licensed to Livermore, California. They are co-owned with KKDV whose sticker shares virtually the same design. And again.

Friday, April 9, 2010


96.5 KKIS is a Hot AC station licensed to Soldotna, Alaska.

Thursday, April 8, 2010


KKIS was a Top-40 station licensed to Pittsburg, California from 1958 until the early 1970s. In 1972 they switched to Easy Listening and by the late 1970s had added nightly Spanish language programming and Disco music on Saturday nights. A 1985 KKIS aircheck sounds like a straight-up CHR station station while a 1989 Broadcasting Yearbook had their format listed as Adult Contemporary. In 1993 KKIS became KATD which currently airs Spanish Talk.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


KKID is a Classic Rock station licensed to Salem, Missouri.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


WXDU is an Alternative station broadcasting from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

Monday, April 5, 2010


KKHT was a Top-40 station in Houston, Texas circa 1986/'87. 96.5 FM is currently a Hot AC station "Mix 96.5" KHMX.

Sunday, April 4, 2010


"95.5 HankFM" KKHK is a Country station licensed to Carmel, California. Prior to this they carried a Classical format known as "K-Bach" KBOQ which now resides at 103.9 FM.

Saturday, April 3, 2010


"99.5 FM The Hawk" KKHK was a Classic Rock station in Denver, Colorado. The station still carries that format but is now known as "The Mountain" KQMT. 99.5 FM originally signed on in 1969 as KVOD playing Classical music before moving to 92.5 FM in 1995.

Friday, April 2, 2010


KKHJ is a Hot AC station licensed to Pago Pago, American Samoa. The "93 KHJ" branding is ripped off from a loving tribute to the legendary Los Angeles Top-40 station KHJ 930 AM.

Thursday, April 1, 2010


KKGO is a Country station from Los Angeles, California. Through most of the 1980s they carried a Jazz format before switching to Classical as "K-Mozart" KMZT in 1990. In 2006 long-time Country station KZLA switched to Rhythmic AC leaving Los Angeles without a Country music station. Six months later KKGO dropped Classical and became "Go Country 105."