Sunday, September 30, 2012


AM 1450 KQDI is a News/Talk station in Great Falls, Montana.  The "I" in the call letters is formed by a drawing of "The Big Stack" which was part of the Anaconda Copper Mining Company's smelting operation.  When the 506-foot structure was completed in 1908 it was the world's tallest smokestack and the third tallest structure on Earth, shorter only than the Washington Monument and the Eiffel Tower.  After one failed attempt, a demolitions team finally brought down the stack on September 18, 1982. 

Friday, September 28, 2012


97.5 KMOD is a long-time Rock station in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  After almost 27 years on the air, it was recently announced that the morning show duo of Phil Stone & Brent Douglas will be leaving the station next month after failing to reach a contract extension with Clear Channel management.

Thursday, September 27, 2012


KILJ is an Easy Listening station licensed to Mount Pleasant, Iowa.  "Smooth Sounds 105.5" first broadcast on October 30, 1970.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Dart on Map - KOFI

It's been awhile since I've thrown a random dart at a map and posted a sticker from a nearby station.

The dart landed in the Flathead National Forest about halfway between Great Falls and Kalispell, Montana.

1180 AM KOFI is a News/Talk/Oldies station in Kalispell, MT.  They first broadcast on November 11, 1955.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012


"Young Buck Country" was a short-lived station from Phoenix, Arizona circa 1996-97.  KBUQ was licensed to Paradise Valley, AZ and is currently a Regional Mexican station KHOT "La Nueva 105.9"

Monday, September 24, 2012


KTKS "Kiss 106" was a Top-40 station licensed to Denton, Texas from 1984 to 1987.  After flipping to New Age/Smooth Jazz as KAOI "The Oasis," they then switched back to CHR and relaunched the "Kiss FM" branding as KHKS in 1992.
The Cowboys and the Rangers are Dallas, Texas's pro football and baseball teams.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Downtown Radio

Another sticker from Northern Ireland's Downtown Radio.  A different DTR decal can be seen here.

Saturday, September 22, 2012


KSON-FM has been a Country music station in San Diego, California since going on the air in January, 1964.  They originally had the call letters KSEA and simulcast the programming of sister station KSON-AM before becoming KSON-FM in 1980.  They were named "Large Market Station of the Year" at this year's Marconi Radio Awards.

UPDATE:  See comments.

A 1991 t-shirt with a very small KSON logo at the top.

Friday, September 21, 2012

NB-Radiotreff 88,0

NB-Radiotreff is a private, community-run, "open channel" station with studios in Neubrandenburg, Germany.

Thursday, September 20, 2012


WAMB is an Adult Standards/Nostalgia station in Nashville, Tennessee.  The top sticker is from 1982 when they broadcast at 1170 AM.  They're currently located at 1200 AM and 99.3 FM.  WAMB was a pioneer in the "Music of Your Life" format which is now the longest running syndicated music network in the world.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012


WXOF was a Country station licensed to Yankeetown, Florida from 1999 to 2004.  WXOF currently carries a Classic Hits format as "96.3 The Fox."

Tuesday, September 18, 2012


"Life Changing Radio" AM 880 WRFD (W Rural Free Delivery) is a Christian Talk station in Columbus, Ohio.  The daytime-only station began broadcasting in 1947 with programming aimed at the agricultural market but according to Wikipedia all farm-related shows have been dropped.

WRFD signs off each night to protect the signal of WCBS in New York.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Radio U

I rescued this small Radio U sticker from the side of a mail container at work today.  I have other decals from the station but hadn't seen this logo before.

Radio U is a network of Christian Rock/Alternative stations based in Columbus, Ohio including translators in Washington, New York and Oklahoma.

 The 98.7 translator (W254BJ) is licensed to Springfield, Ohio.

102.5 FM (W273BQ) is licensed to Dayton, Ohio.

101.9 FM is translator station K270AF licensed to Grover Beach, California

Sunday, September 16, 2012


95.7 WQMF has been a Rock station in Louisville, Kentucky since 1981--first as Album Oriented Rock and now Classic Rock.  For some reason their mascot has always been a weasel.  WQMF is licensed across the Ohio River to Jeffersonville, Indiana.

Saturday, September 15, 2012


WHKF "99.3 Kiss FM" has been a Top-40 station in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania since 2001.

Friday, September 14, 2012


1420 AM KUJ is a News/Talk/Sports station licensed to Walla Walla, Washington.  They've been on the air since 1928.

KUJ-FM "Power 99" is a Top-40 station licensed to Burbank, Washington.  They are no longer co-owned with KUJ-AM.

Thursday, September 13, 2012


A sticker circa 2000 from Oldies station KONO in Helotes, Texas near San AntONiOKONO is now considered a Classic Hits station.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012


Toronto's CKEY became an Oldies station around 1984 after years playing MOR music and Top-40 before that.  The frequency is currently "Sportsnet 590 The Fan."

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Radio Hauraki

Radio Hauraki is a network of Rock radio stations based in Auckland, New Zealand. They began in 1966 as an illegal pirate broadcasting from the ship Tiri in the Hauraki Gulf just outside the 3 mile territorial waters limit. The boat in the bottom sticker is a nod to their beginnings on the water which saw them at sea for 1,111 days before being allowed to broadcast legally on land in 1970. They were the first private commercial radio station in New Zealand's modern broadcasting era. Hauraki is now heard on 16 different frequencies across the country and plays a mix of new and classic rock.