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.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013


WSTZ "Z106.7" plays Classic Rock for the Jackson/Vicksburg area of Mississippi.

Monday, November 25, 2013


WSUE "Rock 101" is licensed to Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan. 

Sunday, November 24, 2013


91.7 WSUM is the student-run radio station of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  "The Snake on the Lake" began broadcasting in 2002.

Saturday, November 23, 2013


WSUM was a Religious station licensed to Parma, Ohio from 1976 to 1987.   The daytime-only station at 1000 AM currently carries a Gospel format as WCCD.

Friday, November 22, 2013


WSUN is a Modern Rock station licensed to Holiday, Florida.  In January, 2013 "97X" went jockless and started crowdsourcing their 1,800 song playlist via social media including an app built by Listener Driven Media.

Thursday, November 21, 2013


WSVA (We Serve Virginia Agriculture) is a News/Talk station licensed to Harrisonburg, Virginia.  They went on the air in 1935.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Mystery Oldies Keychains

St. Louis, Missouri's KLOU seems to be the only current "Oldies 103.3" in existence.  WODS in Boston, Massachusetts flipped from "Oldies 103.3" to Top-40 "Amp Radio" last year.  Does anyone know if either of those outlets used this logo or if it's from some other defunct station?

KLTH in Portland, Oregon and WPWQ in Mount Sterling, Illinois are currently both known as "Oldies 106.7"  If anyone can positively identify this keychain, I will give you one bazillion dollars.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013


WSVO (W Shenandoah Valley Oldies) existed from the mid-1990s until 2005.  The Staunton, Virginia licensed station is currently Adult Contemporary "Mix 93.1"

Monday, November 18, 2013


WSWI "AM 820 The Edge" is the college radio station at the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville.  They play Alternative music during the day, Electronica at night and Hip-Hop on the weekends.

Sunday, November 17, 2013


WSWO (W SouthWestern Ohio) is a non-commercial, all-volunteer, Oldies station licensed to Huber Heights, Ohio just north of Dayton.  "Ultimate Oldies Radio" is a low-power station which now broadcasts at 97.3 FM.  I listened in the car this afternoon and they're still listenable but with slightly more static than when they broadcast at 101.1 FM.  WSWO plays songs from the 50s, 60s and 70s including many that are not typically heard on commercial oldies stations.  Bill Glover is a DJ heard on Tuesdays from 3-7.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Radio Sticker of the Day Mailbag - Katsushika FM

Yesterday my post office box revealed a nice package of Japanese radio stickers from a reader of this blog.  They are all very unique and many have whimsical station mascots that the Japanese seem to have a fondness for.  It is also interesting to see some frequencies that are not used in North America.  Japan's FM broadcast band is 76 to 90 MHz.  Thanks Kenji!

This sticker is from Katsushika FM, a community radio station in the Katsushika City ward of Tokyo.

Friday, November 15, 2013


WTAC is a Contemporary Christian station licensed to Burton, Michigan.  They are one of 21 different "Smile FMs" throughout the state.

Thursday, November 14, 2013


AM 580 WTAG is a News/Talk station licensed to Worcester, Massachusetts.  They are also heard on 94.9 via an FM translator licensed to Tatnuck, MA.  The call letters stand for Worcester Telegram And Gazette, a local newspaper that was co-owned with the station in the 1920s.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Mystery Keychain - Double Q

This keychain is either from WHQQ or WNQQ but the writing is so tiny that it is barely (or should I say "bearly") visible.  I can see that it says "Double Q 92.1" but Googling hasn't solved this mystery completely.  There is no station currently using the WNQQ call letters.  WHQQ is "The Game,"a Sports station at 98.9 FM licensed to Neoga, Illinois.  They are owned by the Cromwell Radio Group which owns 14 stations in Illinois.  One of these stations is WWGO "92.1 The Axe," a Classic Rock station licensed to Charleston, IL.  Wikipedia's entry for WWGO says that they are owned by "WHQQ, Inc."  My guess is that WWGO used to be WHQQ.  Anyone know if this is the case or what their format was? 

UPDATE:  Mystery solved.  See comment.  Thanks Tybois!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013


WTAO is an Active Rock station licensed to Herrin, Illinois.  In July, 2009 they moved down the dial to 92.7 FM while sister station WVZA took over the 105.1 frequency.

Monday, November 11, 2013


1110 AM WTBQ is an independently-owned, daytime-only,  Full Service radio station licensed to Warwick, New York.  They are also heard on translator W228CG at 93.5 FM.  According to this article, the call letters either stand for W Top Quality Broadcast or W Teddy Bear Q

Sunday, November 10, 2013


"Thunder 103.5" was a Classic Rock station licensed to Bradenton, Florida near Tampa.  The frequency is currently home to Country-formatted WFUS "US 103.5" now licensed to Gulfport, FL.

Saturday, November 9, 2013


93.9 WTBX is a Hot Adult Contemporary station in Hibbing, Minnesota.

Friday, November 8, 2013


WTCM 580 AM went on the air in (W) Traverse City, Michigan on January 8, 1941.  They have carried a News/Talk format since 1991.

Thursday, November 7, 2013


103.5 WTCM is a Country station in (W) Traverse City, Michigan.  They are simulcast on 93.5 FM WBCM licensed to (W) Boyne City, Michigan.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013


103.3 WTCR plays Country music in Huntington, West Virginia.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013


WTGE was a Rhythmic Oldies station licensed to Baker, Louisiana.  The frequency is currently home to "Talk 107.3" WBRP.

Monday, November 4, 2013


95.3 KDKD is a Country music station licensed to Clinton, Missouri. 

Sunday, November 3, 2013


KDKR is a Religious Teaching and Contemporary Christian music station licensed to Decatur, Texas.  They have been on the air since June, 2000.

Saturday, November 2, 2013


KDLG is a non-commercial, public radio station in (K)DiLlinGham, Alaska.  They are heard on 670 AM, 930 AM and 89.9 FM.  KDLG's license is owned by the Dillingham City School District and teaches broadcasting classes to its high school students.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Radio Sticker of the Day Mailbag - Fifeshire FM

I recently received a bounty of stickers from a visitor to this blog from Whakatane, New Zealand.  A great selection of Kiwi, Australian and American decals plus two cans of 100% pure Whakatane sunshine ("Guaranteed to Revitalise.")  Thanks Aaron!!

Fifeshire began temporary broadcasts in 1983 on the AM dial before gaining their FM license in 1987.  In January, 1988 the Nelson, New Zealand based station went on the air becoming the country's eighth private FM station.  Fifeshire FM became "More FM" in 2004.