Monday, December 31, 2018

Coyote Countrys

KEOT - St. George, Utah

KXLY - Spokane, Washington

KYTI - Sheridan, Wyoming

KWEY - Clinton, Oklahoma

From 1991 to 2006 KWEY was located at 97.3 FM licensed to Blanchard, OK. 

Sunday, December 30, 2018

KATL


A sticker and magnet from 770 AM KATL licensed to Miles City, Montana ("The Cow Capital of the West" hence the "cattle" call letters.) 

Friday, December 28, 2018

WDTX

Detroit, Michigan's 99.5 WDTX existed from 1985 until 1988.  They started out as a Rock-based Top 40 station meant to be a radio version of MTV and later transitioned to a mainstream CHR outlet.  By late 1988 they had switched call letters to WDFX and became "The Fox."

Thursday, December 27, 2018

WMSR

1320 AM WMSR airs a News/Talk format in (W) MancheSteR, Tennessee.  They went on the air in 1957 while WMSR-FM followed five years later.  The 5,000-watt (daytime) broadcaster is currently branded as "Thunder Radio" and is also heard on two translator stations at 106.7 and 107.9 FM.

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

WSCB

89.9 FM WSCB has been operated by the students at Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts since 1958.  They dropped the "Classy FM" branding and are currently known as "The Birthplace."

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Z103s

 WLYZ - Greer/Greenville, South Carolina circa 1990.

 KZUE - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma circa 1980.

KZCR - Fergus Falls, Minnesota

Monday, December 24, 2018

WUWU



It's tough to categorize Buffalo, New York's legendary 107.7 WUWU.  In their years of existence they flirted with various formats including Progressive Rock, AOR, Alternative and even Jazz.  Some might have called them a format-free, stream of consciousness mess of a station and they may be right.  When I was listening to them circa 1982/83 they were playing a lot of alternative/new wave songs mixed with "regular" rock in an attempt to build an audience.  The set of music in the short aircheck below had them playing Billy Joel, The Clash, Led Zeppelin, Duran Duran and Scorpions.  By 1986 "The Sound Future" was gone, replaced by Classic Rock outlet WBYR "The Bear."  WUWU was licensed to Wethersfield, NY.

Sunday, December 23, 2018

WMAK


1300 AM WMAK was on the air in Nashville, Tennessee from the late 1940s until the early 1980s.  Formats during some of those years include Oldies, Disco, Top-40 and Rock.  At some point they were run by students of the Nashville Radio School and eventually changed their call letters to WLUY as "Lucky 13."


Saturday, December 22, 2018

WRDU






106.1 WRDU was a Rock station in (W) Raleigh/DUrham, North Carolina from 1984 until 2006.  Then they flipped to Country and later Talk programming before changing call letters to WTKK in 2013.  WRDU was licensed to Wilson, NC.

Friday, December 21, 2018

Bigfoot Country

Bigfoot Country is a network of about a dozen Country music stations broadcasting to parts of central and northern Pennsylvania.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

The Brews

HD-2 channel "97.7 The Brew" is an Adult Hits station in Asheville, North Carolina.  They are also heard on WKSF's translator station W249AR.  The station says they're named for the area's large number of craft beer breweries.  Asheville has over 20 microbreweries per 100,000 residents, placing it as the third highest rate per capita of all cities in the US.



 KFBW "105.9 The Brew" is a Rock station heard in Portland, Oregon and licensed to Vancouver, Washington.  Portland comes in sixth on the most microbreweries per resident list.



KBRU "94.7 The Brew" plays Rock music in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  OKs capital doesn't appear on any national craft beer stat lists.  Get your act together, OKC.

All three of these stations are owned by iHeart Media which also owns Brew-branded outlets in Michigan, Wisconsin and West Virginia.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Roosters and KROWs

KFAY "Rooster 98.3" was a 100,000-watt Country station in Fayetteville, Arkansas circa 2000.

"Rooster 107" WROO played Country music in Jacksonville, Florida from 1991 until 2005.



780 AM in Reno, Nevada changed their call letters from KCRL to KROW around 1983.  At that time they carried an MOR format but later switched to Country which lasted until around 1994.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Toxic FM

Toxic FM is a non-commercial Modern Rock station originally formed by students at the University of St. Gallen in St. Gallen, Switzerland.  They went on the air in December, 2001.  In 2010 Toxic FM was handed over to Radio School Switzerland which operates the station as a training ground for future employees in the radio business.

Toxic FM condom packet.


The front and back of a mystery packet.  I have no idea what's inside and don't want to rip it open to find out.  Wet wipes?  The German writing on the back seems to be all about the station and not the contents.

Monday, December 17, 2018

WJVC

96.1 WJVC is Country music licensed to Center Moriches, New York.

WETA




90.9 FM WETA (Washington Educational Telecommunications Association) is a Classical music station in Washington, DC.  They are a 75,000-watt, grandfathered "superpower" station which somehow received permission to exceed the 50,000-watt maximum eight years after the limits were set.  WETA went on the air in April, 1970.  Today they are also simulcast on 89.1 FM WGMS in Hagerstown, Maryland and translator W205BL licensed to Frederick, MD.

Saturday, December 15, 2018

And Yet Still More Mixes

 KUDD - Randolph/Salt Lake City, Utah



 WCPZ - Sandusky, Ohio


 KWCA - Palo Cedro/Redding, California

KTHT - Fresno, California

Friday, December 14, 2018

KITR / KSIB

1520 AM KSIB went on the air in Creston, Iowa in 1946.  Sometime in the 1990s, sister station KITR moved frequencies from 101.7 FM to 101.3 FM and switched call letters to KSIB as well. 

Thursday, December 13, 2018

CILS

107.9 CILS is a 250-watt community radio station targeting the French speaking population of Victoria, British Columbia.  They went on the air in November, 2007.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Bande à part


Bande à part started out as a national radio program devoted to French-language alternative music airing from Radio-Canada's studios in Moncton, New Brunswick.  It later became a website and radio show on Sirius Satellite Radio and was active from 1996 until 2013.