Saturday, September 30, 2017


680 AM KASR was the campus radio station of Arizona State University.  Broadcasting Yearbooks from that time don't include KASR as they were probably an unlicensed carrier current station.  The video below are local news reports about a 63-hour Thanksgiving holiday marathon airshift by two KASR DJs in 1987.

Friday, September 29, 2017

South Dakota Public Radio

South Dakota Public Radio is a network of about 20 stations and translators covering most of the state with a mix of NPR and other public radio talk shows as well as locally produced programming.  The flagship station is 89.7 FM KUSD licensed to Vermilion, SD which went on the air in May, 1922.

Thursday, September 28, 2017


AM 980 CKNW is a News/Talk station in Vancouver, British Columbia.  They went on the air at their original dial position of 1230 AM in August, 1944.  The 50,000-watt station airs call-in shows with mostly Vancouver-based hosts.  CKNW carried Vancouver Canucks hockey games every season from 1970 until 2006 when they moved to 1040 CKST.
Current CKNW program director Larry Gifford hosts an excellent radio-centric podcast for people in the industry as well as radio geeks like me.  Take a listen to the Radio Stuff Podcast here.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017


104.5 WQRK was on the air in Norfolk, Virginia from 1973 to 1981 and had multiple formats including Adult Contemporary, Rock and Top-40.  Anybody know what format they had when branded as "QFM"?

Monday, September 25, 2017


"K96.3" CKKO plays Classic Rock in Kelowna, British Columbia.  They went on the air in November, 2008.

Sunday, September 24, 2017


96.5 WCMF is a Classic Rock station in Rochester, New York.  Their roots go back to at least the early 1970s when they were a Freeform Rock station.  At one time they had a split format with R&B from 6AM to 3PM and "underground" rock from 3 until sign off at midnight.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

More Stars

 KCKC "Star 102" - Kansas City, Missouri

CKLF "Star 94.7" - Brandon, Manitoba

KJSR "Star 103" - Tulsa, Oklahoma

WKCG "Star 101.3" - Augusta, Maine

Friday, September 22, 2017


A t-shirt from Rock station WPMR (W Pocono Mountain Radio) licensed to Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania circa the early 1990s.

Thursday, September 21, 2017


There are (way too) many "Lite FM" stations in North America, almost all of which are Adult Contemporary outlets.  Not sure why everybody spells it "Lite" instead of "Light".  The only exception I've ever seen is CHRE "Light 105.7 Niagara's Light Rock" in St. Catharines, Ontario.  "Light" or "The Light" stations are almost exclusively Religious stations. 

WLIF "Lite 102" - Baltimore, Maryland

"Lite 100.5" WRCH - New Britain, Connecticut

"Lite 102" WJLT - Crozet/Charlottesville, Virginia

"Lite 92.9" CFLT - Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Wednesday, September 20, 2017


A magnet from News/Talk 1240 AM WEBJ in Brewton, Alabama.  They went on the air in August, 1947.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Couleur 3

Couleur 3 is a public radio station based in Lausanne in French-speaking Switzerland.  They went on the air in 1983 and mostly specialize in pop music, hip-hop, reggae and techno.

Monday, September 18, 2017

The Ends

"107.7 The End" KTND - Austin/Georgetown, Texas

"107.9 The End" WENZ - Cleveland, Ohio

"106.5 The End" KUDL - Sacramento, California

"107.5 The End" KENZ - Salt Lake City, Utah

Sunday, September 17, 2017


KQKS "KS107.5" is a Rhythmic top-40 station in Denver, Colorado.  Prior to 1997 they broadcast at 104.3 FM as "KS104".  KQKS is licensed to Lakewood, CO.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Radio Judaica

Radio Judaica broadcasts at 102.9 FM in Strasbourg, France.  They went on the air in 1983 and broadcast news, talk and Yiddish programs including medical and literary shows.  Radio Judaica's slogan translates to "Radio from all walks of life".