Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Actual Sticker Sighting #5 - KZOK

I saw this sticker on the back of a Toyota Camry in a Wendy's parking lot. The car had a bunch of rock band stickers plastered on it as well as two decals from local rock stations WXEG and WTUE. KZOK is a Classic Rock station from Seattle, Washington.

Here's a couple more KZOK stickers:

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


WXER is a Hot AC station licensed to Plymouth, Wisconsin.

Monday, June 28, 2010


WVYB is a CHR station licensed to Holly Hill, Florida.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

National Sunglasses Day

It's National Sunglasses Day according to this website.

WKQL was an Oldies station from Jacksonville, Florida. They are currently Classic Hits "96.9 The Eagle" WJGL.

WKOY was also a former Oldies station that turned into an "Eagle." WKOY is licensed to Princeton, West Virginia.

A magnet from KXKL, a Classic Hits station from Denver, Colorado.

Other sunglasses stickers can be seen here. And here.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Universal Product Codes

On today's date in 1974 the world's first Universal Product Code was scanned at a grocery store in Troy, Ohio. The checkout counter used in the transaction was designed right here in Dayton by NCR (formerly National Cash Register) and the product scanned was a 10-pack of Wrigley's Juicy Fruit gum which cost 67 cents.

A barcode-bending sticker from WRIR-LP, a 42-watt low-power FM, volunteer-run, community radio station from Richmond, Virginia. They first went on the air New Year's Day in 2005.

Barcoded shirt from Alternative station KRBZ in Kansas City, Missouri.

Friday, June 25, 2010


WTIM-AM was an MOR station licensed to Taylorville, Illinois. They first went on the air in 1952 followed by WTIM-FM in 1969 which carried a Beautiful Music format. 92.7 FM is currently the Active Rock outlet WQLZ while 1410 AM is WIHM, part of the 18-station Covenant Network.
Apparently this decal was to be placed on the door of local store owners to encourage buying locally (back when "shop at home" meant down on Main Street, not via the internet.) A similar "shop door sticker" can be seen here.

Thursday, June 24, 2010


Not sure when this sticker from Knoxville, Tennessee's WRJZ dates from. In the late 1970s they were a Top-40 station but would later switch around to Country, Adult Contemporary and Oldies. "Big Orange" is a nickname of The University of Tennessee sports programs and their rabid fans. WRJZ is currently a Religious Teaching station known as "Joy 620."

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


WQIK FM is a Country station from Jacksonville, Florida. They used to simulcast on 1090 AM but that signal appears to be off the air completely.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Attack of the Killer B97s

Classic Hits from KNWB in Hilo, Hawaii. Now simulcasting on 93.1 FM KMWB "B93"

A magnet from KBSG which was a Classic Hits station from Tacoma, Washington. Currently News/Talk KIRO-FM.

WBWB is a CHR station in Bloomington, Indiana.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Faro del Caribe

Faro del Caribe ("Light of the Caribbean") is a Christian radio station from San José, Costa Rica.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day

A temporary tattoo from CHNO in Sudbury, Ontario. "Big Daddy 103.9" was a Variety Hits station from 2006 until May of this year. They are currently a Classic Hits station known as "Rewind 103.9."

Saturday, June 19, 2010


WOLX was an Oldies station licensed to Baraboo, Wisconsin. As with many Oldies stations in recent years they've shifted to a Classic Hits format.

Friday, June 18, 2010


WMLP was an Oldies station licensed to MiLton, Pennsylvania. They originally went on the air at 1570 AM in 1955 but moved to 1380 AM by the end of that decade. WMLP currently carries a Talk format.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Market #1s - Cleveland - WMJI

WMJI is a Classic Hits station from Cleveland, Ohio. They no longer identify themselves as an "Oldies" station but instead use the slogan "Cleveland's Greatest Hits" and play music from the 60s through the 80s. The traditional 50s and 60s oldies are relegated to their HD-Radio feed.
WMJI was tied for first place with sister station WTAM-AM in the most recent ratings.

"Majic 105.7" magnets.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


"92 Moose" WMME is a Top-40 station licensed to Augusta, Maine.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

National Lobster Day

Today is National Lobster Day.

That may very well be a crayfish but for the purposes of today's post I'll say it's a lobster. Crayfish don't grow that big do they? KVPI played Cajun/Zydeco music but it's not clear if their entire format consisted of that regional style.

KVPI is now an Oldies station but I noticed in their programming schedule that they still carry "French News" and "French Tradio." KVPI is licensed to Ville Platte, Louisiana.

Monday, June 14, 2010


WLJN is a Religious Teaching station from Traverse City, Michigan. WLJN-AM is licensed to Elmwood Township, MI and first went on the air in 1982. WLJN-FM carries separate programming and went on the air in 1989.

Sunday, June 13, 2010


WKEE is a CHR station licensed to Huntington, West Virginia. They went on the air in 1947 and for much of its history duplicated the programming of sister station WKEE-AM (now WVHU.) This mid-90s sticker is from when they played more gold-based songs than their current contemporary hit music format.

Saturday, June 12, 2010


WHRL was a Jazz station in Albany, New York. They originally went on the air in 1966 with an Easy Listening format and the moniker "WHiRL". By the late 1980s they had switched to a New Age/Jazz format known as "Easy 103.1" and later "The Breeze."

In 1999 they became Modern Rock "Channel 103.1" and later morphed into an Active Rock outlet.

Friday, June 11, 2010


KZZX is a Country station licensed to Alamogordo, New Mexico. They now broadcast at 105.3 FM.

Thursday, June 10, 2010


90.5 FM KUAT has broadcast a Classical format from the University of Arizona in Tucson since 1975. 1550 AM is currently sister station KUAZ, an NPR and Jazz station which also can be found at 89.1 FM.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


KDUX is a Classic Rock station licensed to Aberdeen, Washington.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Dr. Demento Goes Off The Air

Dr. Demento, whose weekly radio show of novelty and comedy songs has been on the air for almost 40 years, is leaving terrestrial radio. I remember listening to him on Sunday nights in the early 1980s. His song choices were always a topic of discussion on the school bus the next morning. Dr. Demento (aka Barret Hansen) started out in radio at Reed College's KRRC in Portland, Oregon. He developed the Dr. Demento persona in 1970 at KPPC in Pasadena, California. He would later move on to other Los Angeles-area stations including KMET, KLSX and KSCA. By 1974 his two-hour show became syndicated and was eventually heard in most major markets, usually on FM rock stations. Most recently the show was only heard on six stations.....but, "by special agreement and due to contractual considerations" a version of Demento's continuing internet show will be heard on 89.9 FM KACV through the summer.

KACV is an Alternative station broadcasting from Amarillo College in Amarillo, Texas.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Radio Alithia

Radio Alithia (Radio "Truth") has been broadcasting from the Greek island of Chios since 1988. The shape of Greece's fifth largest island is depicted on the sticker.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Mystery Sticker #12

Anybody know what station this sticker is from?

Saturday, June 5, 2010


WTIC "96.5 T-I-C" (W Travelers Insurance Corporation--the former owners of sister station WTIC-AM) is a Hot AC station from Hartford, Connecticut. The above sticker from 1989 dates back to when they were a mainstream Top-40 station.