Sunday, September 30, 2018

KNPR


88.9 FM KNPR (K Nevada Public Radio) airs News/Talk programming in Las Vegas, Nevada.  They went on the air in 1980, originally at 89.5 FM, before moving to their current frequency in 2003.


KKCW

"K103" KKCW has aired an Adult Contemporary format since going on the air in 1984.  They are licensed to Beaverton, Oregon and serves the Portland metro area.  The CW in their call letters stands for Country & Western which was intended to be their original format but KUPL beat them to it.

Friday, September 28, 2018

XFMs

"98.9 XFM" CJFX is an Adult Contemporary station in Antigonish, Nova Scotia.



XFM was an Indie/Alternative Rock station in London, England from 1997 until 2015 when they rebranded as "Radio X".  Past DJs who went on to greater fame as actors include Ricky Gervais, Simon Pegg and Russell Brand.





99.1 KXFM was a Rock station licensed to Santa Maria, California.  They currently carry a Rhythmic Oldies format as "Old School 99.1"

105.9 WXFM had a 25-year run on the air in Chicago, Illinois.  From 1960 until the mid-1980s WXFM carried a wide variety of music including Classical, Folk, Showtunes, Big Band and Jazz.  In 1969 they became the home of Triad Radio, a freeform Album Rock show that aired until 1977.  By the 1980s WXFM played mostly Jazz, Fusion and New Age music.



Herb Kent began working in radio in 1944 as the host of a Classical music show on WBEZ.  "The longest-working DJ in the history of radio"--as certified by the Guiness Book of World Records in 2009--continued working for more than 70(!!) years.  He passed away on October 22, 2016 having done his final show on "V103" WVAZ that very morning.
Kent began working at WXFM in 1978 and was there until at least 1981.  He was probably the first black DJ to regularly play Punk and New Wave music on his show "Punk Out".
Anybody know what Cheker/"...it's a gas!" printed on the sticker refers to?



XFM was an Alternative Rock station in Ottawa, Ontario from 1999 until 2004.  It's unclear if this sticker came out when they had the call letters CFMO or after they changed to CIOX.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

KYCC


90.1 KYCC (K Your Christian Companion) is a Religious station licensed to Stockton, California.  Programming is also heard on a network of about a dozen translators in parts of California, Texas, New Mexico and Nevada.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Radio Mariquita

Radio Mariquita was a shortwave pirate station emanating from somewhere in Italy.  Broadcasts commenced in 1994 but a few years later they were raided by the Italian state police who confiscated their transmitter.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Radio Campus Lille

Radio Campus 106.6 went on the air in 1969 from University Lille 1 in Lille, France.

Monday, September 24, 2018

WTSH

"South 107" WTSH was a Country station licensed to Rockmart, Georgia, about an hour southeast of Atlanta.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

WOAH

One of my favorite stickers in the entire collection.  A late-1960s decal from Miami, Florida's WOAH, a 250-watt daytimer that played Country music.  I love the vintage cartoon cowboy getting his horse to stop by shouting the call letters along with the old timey "Dial 12" for their 1220 AM frequency.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

WKVL

1550 AM WKVL was an Oldies station in Clarksville, Tennessee.  I think they were on the air from the early to mid 1980s bit I'm just guessing.  It's unclear what became of the station as there is currently no station licensed to Clarksville at that frequency.  Anybody know?

Friday, September 21, 2018

WGKT

WGKT (W Gold KaraT) was a short-lived Oldies station in Buffalo, New York circa 1989/90.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

WBYM

"1490 The Gold Mine" WBYM was a Classic Country station in Hampton, Virginia circa 1999.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

KXXX

"X100" KXXX was a Dance-leaning CHR station from 1988 until 1991 in San Francisco, California.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

KRDS


The KRDS call letters existed in Phoenix, Arizona from 1963 until 1997.  The top sticker dates to when they carried a Country format as "Cards Country" circa (I'm guessing) the late 1960s.  Other formats over the years include News/Talk, Contemporary Christian and Spanish.  KRDS was licensed to Tolleson, AZ.

Monday, September 17, 2018

KLCE


"Classy 97" KLCE is an Adult Contemporary station licensed to Blackfoot, Idaho.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

KEOM


88.5 FM KEOM is a 61,000-watt, Classic Hits station licensed to the Dallas suburb of Mesquite, Texas.  They are operated by the Mesquite Independent School District whose five high schools provide the student DJs.  KEOM went on the air in September, 1984.



Saturday, September 15, 2018

KATI

A 1983 sticker from 1400 AM KATI which was a Country station in Casper, Wyoming.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Family Talk

Family Talk broadcasts Religious Talk and Teaching via SiriusXM Satellite Radio.  This sticker dates to before Sirius and XM merged to become a monopoly, er, single company in 2008.  They now appear on Channel 131.  Family Talk is based in Arlington, Virginia and is co-owned with Salem Media Group's terrestrial stations including WAVA and WRCW.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

WRBB





104.9 FM WRBB (W Radio Back Bay) is a student-run station from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.  They went on the air in 1962 as a dormitory-only, carrier current outlet with call letters WNEU.  WRBB is a Freeform station and also broadcasts Northeastern basketball, baseball and hockey games.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Even More Kiss FMs


 KSSX - Carlsbad/San Diego, California




WBHK - Warrior, Alabama

KTRS - Casper, Wyoming

KZII - Lubbock, Texas

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

WROD

104.7 WROD FM is actually translator station W284AV licensed to Deltona, Florida.  The Classic Rock station is also heard on 1340 WROD AM and has been on the air since January, 2015.

Monday, September 10, 2018

KURY

KURY plays Classic Hits at 95.3 FM and airs a Nostalgia format at 910 on the AM dial.  They are licensed to Brookings, Oregon which is located in a so-called "banana belt," where temperatures (especially in the winter) are unusually warmer than the region as a whole. 

Sunday, September 9, 2018

CKLG

Vancouver, British Columbia's 99.3 FM CKLG went on the air as an Easy Listening station in the fall of 1964.  In 1967 they started playing Rock and Folk music during late night hours and eventually expanded it all day except for 6-10 AM when they still played Classical/Easy Listening music.  In January, 1979 they became CFOX and have played different types of Rock music ever since.  The last song played on CKLG was "The End" by The Doors and the first song on CFOX was Steely Dan's "FM (No Static At All)".
The CKLG call letters currently still exist in Vancouver as "96.9 Jack FM".  Some old CKLG-AM stickers can be seen here.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

KRPL


1400 AM KRPL (K Ralph Patterson Land) is a Sports station and ESPN Radio affiliate licensed to Moscow, Idaho.  They went on the air in May, 1947.  During the 1960s and 70s they were a Top-40 station and was once the workplace of a pre-Chicago Larry Lujack.  The top sticker is a real whopper, measuring almost 17 inches long.

Friday, September 7, 2018

KMOK


106.9 FM KMOK was a CHR station in Lewiston, Idaho when this sticker and t-shirt came out.  They now carry a Country format as "The Outlaw".

VOAR

1210 AM VOAR (Voice Of Adventist Radio) is a Religious station licensed to Mount Pearl, Newfoundland and Labrador.  They are one of only four Canadian radio stations whose call letters do not start with the letter C.  The history of the station goes back to 1929 with station 8BSL (8 Bible Study League) using a homemade transmitter located in a church attic.  Today, VOAR rebroadcasts on multiple frequencies throughout Newfoundland and Labrador as well as other provinces.  They are also in the process of converting from 1210 AM to 96.7 FM.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Actual Sticker Sighting / KZIA

Saw this sticker on the road the other day.  The decal was unique enough that I knew I had it in my collection but it was tough to ID because the "102.9" wasn't clearly visible.  After a little research of every "Z" branded station, I figured out it was from...

..."Z102.9" KZIA, a CHR station licensed to Cedar Rapids, Iowa.