Tuesday, December 31, 2013


1450 AM KTIP (K This Is Porterville) is a News/Talk outlet licensed to Porterville, California.  The independently-owned station has been on the air since 1947 and was the first station in the state to broadcast 24/7.  KTIP carried Los Angeles Rams football games until the team moved to St. Louis in 1995,

Monday, December 30, 2013


940 AM CJGX "GX94" is a Country station in Yorkton, Saskatchewan.

Sunday, December 29, 2013


1160 AM WCCS is a News/Talk station licensed to Homer City, Pennsylvania.  "The Voice of Indiana County" airs ESPN Radio programming after 6PM on weekdays along with play-by-play of Pittsburgh area teams.  Weekend specialty shows include Oldies, Acoustic and Polka music.

Saturday, December 28, 2013


KUGR "The Cougar" broadcasts a Soft AC & Talk format.  The 1,000-watt station went on the air in 1976 and is licensed to Green River, Wyoming.  The cowboy on a bucking bronco is the mascot of the University of Wyoming's sports teams and has been used by the school since the early 1920s.

Friday, December 27, 2013


690 AM WELD went on the air in Fisher, West Virginia in 1956.  101.7 FM began broadcasting about 30 years later.  The AM plays Classic Hits while the FM carries a Country format and is licensed to Moorefield, WV.

Thursday, December 26, 2013


WTIS is a Religious Teaching outlet in Tampa, Florida.  The 10,000-watt station broadcasts at 1110 AM during daylight hours only to protect the clear channel signals of WBT in Charlotte. North Carolina and KFAB in Omaha, Nebraska.  A WTIS sticker can be seen here.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013


WVJC is an Alternative Rock station broadcasting from the campus of Wabash Valley College in Mount Carmel, Illinois.  They are known as "89.1 The Bash."

Tuesday, December 24, 2013


WONB is a 3,000-watt station run by the students of Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio.  They program hits of the 70s through 90s during the day, current hit music at night and oldies from the 50s through 70s in the overnight slot.  A WONB sticker featuring the school's polar bear mascot can be seen here.

Monday, December 23, 2013


WXCC is a Country station licensed to Williamson, West Virginia.  "Coal Country" 96.5's 100,000 watt signal reaches southern West Virginia, eastern Kentucky and parts of Virginia, Tennessee, Ohio and North Carolina.  They went on the air in October, 1978 by playing Tennessee Ernie Ford's "Sixteen Tons," a song about the life of a coal miner.

Sunday, December 22, 2013


KSGI broadcast in St. George, Utah from 1988 to 1998.  The 1997 Broadcast Yearbook lists them having a News/Talk, Sports and MOR format.  1450 AM is currently "Fox News" KZNU.

Saturday, December 21, 2013


1600 AM KLEB is a Cajun station licensed to Golden Meadow, Louisiana.  They also play Zydeco, Swamp Pop and other Louisiana music, much of it simulcast from sister station KLRZ.

Friday, December 20, 2013


WAHR (now known as "Star 99.1") is an Adult Contemporary station in Huntsville, Alabama.  Until he sold the station in 1999, WAHR was owned by local record store owner Arnold Hornbuckle.  The call letters stood for (W)Arnold Hornbuckle's Records.  The station became the first stand-alone FM in the state of Alabama when they went on the air in 1959.

Thursday, December 19, 2013


XHNOE is a Spanish Talk station in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico.  They also serve the Texas border town of Laredo.  "Stereo 91" went on the air in 1967 and is owned by Noe CuĂ©llar whose name not coincidentally appears in the call letters.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013


WPNR is the student-run station from Utica College in Utica, New York.  Campus broadcasting on the FM frequency began in 1974 as WEDJ and they became W PioNeeR in 1977.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013


The history of WHDH goes back to 1929 when they went on the air at 830 AM as a daytime-only station in Gloucester, Massachusetts.  They moved to 850 AM in 1941 and soon after began broadcasting on a full time basis.  Post World War II, the increasingly successful WHDH played popular music with their strong lineup of DJs as well as Boston Bruins hockey and Boston Celtics basketball.  They were the flagship station of the Boston Red Sox from 1946 to 1975.  On Saturday nights WHDH aired one of the first sports talk shows "The Voice of Sports."  In 1994 850 AM became WEEI, an all-Sports station which now airs ESPN Radio's entire lineup of nationally syndicated programming.

Monday, December 16, 2013


A 10th Anniversary decal from WIYY in Baltimore, Maryland.  97.9 FM flipped from All-News to Rock in March, 1977.  More "98 Rock" stickers here.  And here.

Sunday, December 15, 2013


The 1977 Broadcasting Yearbook lists Mansfield, Louisiana's KDXI as having both a Country and Gospel format.  It's unclear what became of the them as no station currently exists at 1360 AM in that area of the state.

UPDATE:  See comments.  Thanks KM!

Saturday, December 14, 2013


WSIP is an AM/FM combo licensed to Paintsville, Kentucky.  1490 AM plays 60s, 70s & 80s Oldies while 98.9 FM plays Country music.  WSIP stopped broadcasting at 100.1 FM in the early 1970s.

Friday, December 13, 2013


1450 AM KWBW is a News/Talk station in Hutchinson, Kansas.

Thursday, December 12, 2013


KCOB FM is primarily a Country station while the AM half plays Oldies.  KCOB is licensed to Newton, Iowa.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Market #1s - Evansville - WIKY

104.1 WIKY is an Adult Contemporary station in Evansville, Indiana.  They were the top rated station in market #163 in the latest Arbitron Nielsen Audio ratings.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013


89.5 FM WGRN is a student-operated station at Greenville College in Greenville, Illinois

Monday, December 9, 2013


KHTQ is an Active Rock station in Spokane, Washington.  "Rock 94 1/2" is licensed across the border to Hayden, Idaho.

Sunday, December 8, 2013


Country-formatted KKHN was on the air in Honolulu, Hawaii from 1998 to 2000.  This mini-sticker is in rough shape...I found it at work stuck to a rolling mail container and managed to peel it off in one piece despite its brittleness.  "Double K Country" was licensed to Waipahu, HI.  The frequency is now home to Rhythmic Contemporary KDDB "102.7 Da Bomb." 

Saturday, December 7, 2013


This guitar-shaped magnet is from Classic Rock "Lucky 108" KLUK.  They broadcast in the California/Nevada/Arizona tri-state area at 97.9 FM and are now known as "Lucky 98."  Does anyone know what the city of license was for this station when they were located at (presumably) 107.9 FM?

UPDATE:  See comments.  Thanks Tybois!

Friday, December 6, 2013


WSSR "Star 95.7" was a Modern Adult Contemporary station in Tampa, Florida from 1998 to 2003.  The Clearwater, FL licensed frequency is now home to WBTP "95.7 The Beat--Tampa Bay's Hip Hop and R&B".

Thursday, December 5, 2013


WSST was a daytime-only Southern Gospel station licensed to Largo, Florida from 1972 to 1982.  They flipped to Country and moved up the dial to 820 AM before changing calls to WRFA in 1985.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Radio Sticker of the Day Mailbag - KRIG

A few days ago I received a registered package from Indonesia full of stickers from around the world as well as some vintage radio decals from the USA.  Thanks Ricky!

An early 1980s sticker from Top-40 KRIG in Odessa, Texas.  They originally went on the air in 1946 with call letters that referred to the many oil rigs in the area.


Tuesday, December 3, 2013


WSSU was a public broadcaster originating from Sangamon State University in Springfield, Illinois.  In 1995 Sangamon State merged with the University of Illinois system and renamed the University of Illinois at Springfield.  At that time 91.9 FM switched call letters to WUIS to better reflect the school's new name.

Monday, December 2, 2013


WSSV (Wonderful South Side Virginia) was an R&B station beginning in the 1940s and lasting through the 1960s.  In the 1970s they were a Top-40 outlet and the first half of the 1980s saw an Adult Contemporary format.  Later on they tried Urban AC and Black Gospel.  It's unclear which format was in play at the time this sticker was current.  WSSV was licensed to Petersburg, Virginia.  1240 AM is currently News/Talk WTPS "The People's Station."

EDIT:  I don't normally include items that aren't in my collection but this WSSV turkey shirt is too good not to share. 

As of this edit (December 2020) the shirt is for sale here.  Thank you Sara for sending me the picture!

Sunday, December 1, 2013


A 1989 sticker from Top-40 WSSX "95SX" in Charleston, South Carolina.

Saturday, November 30, 2013


Non-commercial, listener supported WSTB plays Alternative Rock in Akron, Ohio.  They are licensed to (WSTreetsBoro, OH and are owned by that city's school district.  WSTB went on the air in 1972 and expanded to 7 day a week broadcasting in 1997.  That same year, Sunday programming was dedicated to 50s, 60s and 70s Oldies on the Sunday Oldies Jukebox.

Friday, November 29, 2013


WSTO (W STereO) is a Top-40 station licensed to Owensboro, Kentucky.  They switched from "Mix 96STO" to "Hot 96" in 2004.

Thursday, November 28, 2013


WSTR is a Hot Adult Contemporary station licensed to the Atlanta suburb of Smyrna, Georgia.  They've used the "Star 94" branding since 1989.  American Top 40 host and KIIS morning man Ryan Seacrest worked at WSTR while in high school, first as an intern and then doing weekend overnights.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013


"100.9 The Cross" WSTS (Winning Souls Through Song) is a Southern Gospel/Religious Teaching station in Fairmont, North Carolina.