Friday, September 30, 2011

Mystery Sticker #23

I have a pretty good idea that this "Cat Country 102.3" sticker is either from WCAT in Carlisle, Pennsylvania (now "Red 102.3") or WGTC in New Carlisle, Indiana (now WSMM "The Stream.")
If you know for sure, leave a comment below so I can stop worrying about it and finally get a good night's rest.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Saarländischer Rundfunk

Saarland Radio is a broadcasting network based in Saarbrücken, Germany. Along with multiple television channels, the network consists of 5 main radio outlets: SR1 "Europawelle" plays pop music and news; SR2 "Kultur Radio" plays classical and jazz music along with programs concerning politics, culture and world events; SR3 "Saar Wave" broadcasts news along with German and French music; 103.7 Our Thing plays German and English-language pop and rock; and Antenna Saar broadcasts news programming including some from Radio France International.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011


4BI is a Top-40/Pop/Dance station from Brisbane, Australia which began broadcasting full time in 2003. In 2005 they changed their name from "i1197" to "Switch 1197."

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


WMFO is a 125-watt Freeform station from Tufts University in (W)MedFOrd, Massachusetts. WMFO first went on the air in 1970 but broadcasting at Tufts goes back more than 100 years when the university founded its "wireless society." Using the call sign 1XE, the Tufts station began operating on a daily schedule in 1921, arguably the first station in the country to do so. By the late 1960s campus radio existed in the form of WTUR, an AM station formed by a group of anti-war students. Someone had the bright idea of running a coil of wire and connecting their transmitter to some nearby commuter railroad tracks--essentially wiring the tracks as an antenna. This illegally increased their broadcast range which resulted in the FCC revoking their license.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Sticker Board #2

This is the second sticker board which was slapped together around 1997. Click it to enlarge and then tell me where the "Joy 104.9" sticker is from (bottom row in the middle) because I have no idea.

Here are the stations represented on the board from top to bottom, left to right.

KQV - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
WTIC - Hartford, Connecticut
KHEY - El Paso. Texas
WCCQ - Crest Hill, Illinois
WAAF - Westborough, Massachusetts (4 different stickers)
"Star 92.9" KMAL - Malden, Missouri
WSSL - Gray Court, South Carolina
WMWM - Salem, Massachusetts
WTAO - Carbondale, Illinois
"XL 106.7" WXXL - Orlando, Florida
"X107.5" KXTE - Pahrump, Nevada
"Thunder 94" WRLG - Nashville, Tennessee (2 different stickers)
"93.4 Rox FM" - Dunedin, New Zealand
WTRN - Tyrone, Pennsylvania
KHCB - Houston, Texas (2 different stickers)
"96X" WROX - Cape Charles, Virginia
"98 Rock" WQXM - Clearwater, Florida
WPLJ - New York, New York
"DC 101" WWDC - Washington, DC
KCMU - Seattle, Washington
WCRB - Waltham, Massachusetts
"Arrow 100.7" WWRR - Brunswick, Georgia
"Kick 92 FM" KIKY - Round Rock, Texas
WQMF - Jeffersonville, Indiana
"The Bear 100.3" CFBR - Edmonton, Alberta
Radio Dunedin - Dunedin, New Zealand
"Z104" WZEE - Madison, Wisconsin
"B97" WBWB - Bloomington, Indiana
"94.5 The Rock Alternative" WXRA - Eden, North Carolina
"Oyster Radio" WOYS - Apalachicola, Florida
"96 Rock" WKLS - Atlanta, Georgia
WRRK - Braddock, Pennsylvania
WJVL - Janesville, Wisconsin
WBZ - Boston, Massachusetts
WMJL - Marion, Kentucky
WJLS - Beckley, West Virginia
Radio CK - Bochum, Germany
WWKI - Kokomo, Indiana
"Kiss Country 101.7" WKSW - Urbana, Ohio
"Wave 102.3" WVVE - Mystic, Connecticut
"B105.9" WNMB - North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
"Oldies 92.5" WDJQ - Alliance, Ohio
WMUA - Amherst, Massachusetts
WREK - Atlanta, Georgia
WXPN - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Radio PSR - Leipzig, Germany
KBHW - International Falls, Minnesota
"Joy 104.9 FM" ?????
"KBest 95" KBZT - San Diego, California

Sunday, September 25, 2011


90.3 FM WXLV is a student and community-run Freeform station owned by Lehigh Carbon Community College and licensed to Schnecksville, Pennsylvania.

Saturday, September 24, 2011


"Kicks 96" is a Country station licensed to Richmond, Indiana. WQLK went on the air as WGLM with a Jazz format before switching to Country in 1970. Various format changes over the years include Easy Listening, Top-40, Classic Rock and AOR before they flipped back to Country in 1992, dropping the "K92" moniker and becoming "Kicks 96."

Friday, September 23, 2011


"G100" WKRG (W Kenneth R. Giddens--the station's founder) was a Top-40 station in Mobile, Alabama starting in 1978. The frequency is currently home to Adult Contemporary WMXC "Lite Mix 99.9"

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Market #1s - Seattle - KISW

KISW is an Active Rock station in Seattle, Washington. They've carried some version of the Rock format for almost 40 years since switching from Classical in 1971. KISW was the number one ranked station in the latest Seattle Arbitron ratings.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


WEFX was a Classic Rock station in Norwalk, Connecticut. In 2006 the WFOX call letters became available so they snatched them up and continue to use them to this day.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Return of the Attack of the Killer B100s

"B100.7" KBZI was a Hot Adult Contemporary station licensed to Deerfield, Missouri.

CKBZ is a Hot Adult Contemporary station from Kamloops, British Columbia. The top sticker is circa 2002 when "B-100" carried a Country format.

"B100" WOBB is a Country station licensed to Tifton, Georgia.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Dart on Map - KNAU

This time the random dart landed near Cameron, Arizona about 50 miles north of Flagstaff.

KNAU is a News/Talk & Classical public radio station owned by (K) Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff.

Sunday, September 18, 2011


KXL was a News/Talk station in Portland, Oregon. After 85 years on the AM dial, in May, 2011 KXL moved to 101.1 FM displacing long-time rocker KUFO. 750 AM is now Sports-formatted KXTG "The Game" and the new radio home of the National Basketball Association's Portland Trailblazers.

Saturday, September 17, 2011


"Beat 104.3" KQBT was a Rhythmic CHR (Hip-Hop, R&B, Dance, Pop) station licensed to Taylor, Texas. They were frequently a top-5 station in Austin's Arbitron ratings during their existence from 1998 to 2004. 104.3 FM is currently a Regional Mexican station "La Que Buena" KLQB.

Friday, September 16, 2011


KIKK was a Country station from Houston, Texas. This "Young Country" decal is circa 1998. 95.7 FM is currently CHR "Hot 95.7" KKHH.

Thursday, September 15, 2011


KABF (K Arkansas Broadcasting Foundation) is a non-commercial, community radio station in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Radio Mecklenburg Vorpommern

I'm too lazy to research anything about RMV but I can tell you that Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is a federal state in northern Germany.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


2AD began broadcasting from Armidale, Australia on February 5, 1936 at 1080 on the AM dial. They now broadcast at 1134 AM.

Monday, September 12, 2011

College Radio Week - WERS

WERS is one of two college radio stations broadcasting from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts (the other being WECB.) The majority of weekday programming consists of an Adult Album Alternative format with Hip-Hop, Reggae and some Indie Rock at night. WERS was #4 on the Princeton Review's list of "Most Popular" college radio stations.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

College Radio Week - KUPS

KUPS is a 100% student-run station from the (K) University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. "90.1 The Sound" began as a closed-circuit AM experiment in 1968 before becoming an FM station 7 years later. KUPS ranks #8 on the Princeton Review's list of "most popular" college radio stations for 2012.


The front and back of a t-shirt from 104.5 WRVR. "The River" is an Adult Contemporary station from Memphis, Tennessee.