Tuesday, July 31, 2018

KXXT

KXXT is a Religious Talk station broadcasting at 1010 AM in Phoenix, Arizona.

Prior to their current format, KXXT carried News/Talk programming including that of Michael Savage.

Monday, July 30, 2018

KXSF/KUSF


102.5 KXSF is a brand new, Free Form, low-power FM station in San Francisco, California.  The station is streaming live bit it's unclear if they are broadcasting terrestrially yet as a launch party earlier this month was delayed because of technical difficulties.  KXSF shares much of its radio DNA with KUSF, the beloved station from the (K) University of San Francisco which abruptly went off the air in 2011.  Read more about that outrageous story here.




Sunday, July 29, 2018

KRDR

90.1 KRDR was a 2,050-watt, non-profit radio station licensed to Red River, New Mexico.  According to their now-defunct, Wayback Machine-archived website, KRDR featured "5 decades of classic rock and oldies, rhythm & blues, jazz, classical, contemporary Christian, Spanish, reggae, disco, alternative, country etc."  "Top o' the Circle" refers to the Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway, which forms an 84 mile loop around the Carson National Forest, the Taos Pueblo Indian Reservation and Wheeler Peak, the highest point in the state of New Mexico.

Enjoy this 19-second video of someone driving though Red River in a blizzard while KRDR plays the Beach Boys.

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Wyoming Public Radio


Wyoming Public Radio covers about 90% of the state with their network of more than two dozen stations and translators.  WPR is headquartered at the University of Wyoming in Laramie with flagship station 91.9 FM KUWR.  They began broadcasting in September, 1966.

Friday, July 27, 2018

KOHL


89.3 KOHL is a rare, CHR-formatted college radio station broadcasting from Ohlone College in Fremont, California.  The school has a thriving Radio Broadcasting program which has prepped and placed more than 300 students with jobs in the commercial radio industry.  KOHL went on the air in 1972 and has carried a Top-40 format since 1981.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

KLCA

KLCA "Alice 96.5" plays Top-40 music in Reno, Nevada.  At the time this mid-to-late 1990s sticker was printed, they carried a "Modern Hits" format of alternative-leaning pop songs.  KLCA is licensed to Tahoe City, California.



Wednesday, July 25, 2018

KEOL

91.7 FM KEOL is operated by the students and faculty of Eastern Oregon University in La Grande, OR.  The 310-watt Free-Form station went on the air in 1973 with the call letters KEOC at what was then known as Eastern Oregon State College.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

More Cat Countrys

KATH - El Paso, Texas

KATH - Bozeman, Montana

WJCC - Montgomery, Alabama


KCTR - Billings, Montana

Monday, July 23, 2018

WFDU








89.1 FM WFDU is a 3,000-watt, non-commercial station licensed to (W) Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, New Jersey.  They began broadcasting on August 30, 1971 and air an eclectic music mix including Blues, Country, Folk, Rock and Gospel.  WFDU shares the 89.1 FM frequency with New York City's WNYU.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

WRNZ

105.1 WRNZ is a Hot Adult Contemporary station in Lexington, Kentucky.  They went on the air in 1988 and are currently branded as "Z105". 

Saturday, July 21, 2018

KUSC




91.5 KUSC is a listener-supported Classical music station in Los Angeles, California.  They are the largest non-profit station with that format in the country.  KUSC is owned and operated by the (K) University of Southern California and went on the air in October, 1946.

Friday, July 20, 2018

KURR


99.5 KURR played Classic Rock in Salt Lake City, Utah from 1996 until 2004.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

CKLB


CKLB is a community radio station aimed at the First Nations population of Canada's Northwest Territories.  Programming is heard at 101.9 FM in Yellowknife and throughout the entire territory on a network of low-power repeater stations.  They've been on the air since the mid-1980s.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

CHLY



"Radio Malaspina" is a 3,000-watt, campus/community station operated mostly by volunteers from Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo, British Columbia.  CHLY began broadcasting in 2001 and airs a mix of block-programmed talk shows and eclectic music including Jazz, Reggae, Blues, Rock and Electronica.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Radio Impuls

Impuls Radio went on the air in 1999 from Prague, Czech Republic.  They are heard throughout the country on more than two dozen frequencies and were the most listened to national station (at least as of 2014 when this article came out.)

WYEN

"Request Radio" WYEN went on the air at 106.7 FM on December 3, 1971.  They operated from the Chicago suburb of Des Plaines, Illinois.  Their 50,000-watt signal may not have penetrated Chicago completely as they were tied for 30th place in the Arbitron ratings at one point in 1979.  Musically they were a mix of Contemporary and MOR.  For much more info on this station, check out this book.

Monday, July 16, 2018

WQSL


WQSL was a Top-40 station in Jacksonville/Wilmington, North Carolina circa the second half of the 1990s.  As of this posting, WQSL carries a Variety Hits format as "The River".

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Canadian Virgins

Virgin Radio is one of many subsidiaries of the Virgin Group Ltd., a British-based conglomerate formed by Nik Powell and Sir Richard Branson.  Virgin began as a record shop and music label and over time has encompassed an astounding array of products including commercial aviation and aerospace, mobile phones, banking, healthcare, films, jewelry, high speed rail, cruises and gyms. 
Virgin Radio International was established in 2001 and currently has stations in Europe, Asia and nine in Canada which are owned and operated by Bell Media Radio.  All carry a Top-40/CHR format.

CJCH - Halifax, Nova Scotia

CFMG - Edmonton, Alberta

CIQM - London, Ontario

CKZZ - Vancouver, British Columbia - "Virgin Radio" from 2009 until 2014.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

BRMB



BRMB commenced broadcasting in Birmingham, England on February 19, 1974 at 261 meters medium wave and 94.8 FM.  A move to 96.4 FM took place in 1986 and by 1989 they were FM-only.  According to their Wikipedia page, the station's name did not stand for Birmingham Radio, Midlands Broadcasting as some believed, but rather BiRMingham Broadcasting.  The BRMB name went away in 2012, replaced by the current Free Radio Birmingham branding.





Transamerica Radio

Transamerica Radio was founded in 1973 and headquartered in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  This sticker is for their network station in Londrina, Parana.
The video below is Transamerica's unique approach to learning English through pop music.