Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Monday, October 18, 2021

Sunday, October 17, 2021


680 AM WCBM is a News/Talk station in Baltimore, Maryland.  They signed on the air in 1924 from the Hotel Chateau which is reflected in the call sign meaning (W) Chateau Baltimore Maryland.

Saturday, October 16, 2021


95.3 KVHU is a 14,000-watt Variety station operated by Harding University and licensed to Judsonia, Arkansas.  They began broadcasting in August 2006.

Friday, October 15, 2021


Everett, Washington's 1380 AM KRKO airs Oldies/Classic Hits along with play-by-play of minor league hockey and baseball teams as well as the NHL's Vancouver Canucks.  They've been on the air since August 1922.  KRKO was a full-time Fox Sports affiliate from 2000 until 2018 when they started the music/sports mix.  Programming is now also heard on translator K237GN at 95.3 FM.  The Everett Giants were a minor league baseball team that existed from 1984 until 1994 and were an affiliate of the San Francisco Giants.

Thursday, October 14, 2021


620 AM KGTL was an Adult Standards/MOR station in Homer, Alaska.  They currently carry a News/Talk format branded as "AM 620 The Answer"

Wednesday, October 13, 2021


1150 AM KAYO was on the air in Seattle, Washington from the early 1950s until the early 1980s.  Formats over the years included Top-40, MOR and Country.  This sticker is from their Country period which lasted from 1963 until around 1980.  This website says that they were Seattle's first station with that format and perhaps the first station in the US with a full-time/24 hour Country format.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021


A 2005 sticker from CFQK "104.5 Larry FM," an Adult Hits station licensed to Kaministiquia, Ontario near Thunder Bay.  They were also heard on 103.5 FM CKED licensed to Shuniah, ON. 

Monday, October 11, 2021


89.9 FM WUCF plays Jazz in Orlando, Florida.  The NPR member station was established in 1979 and broadcasts from the campus of the (W) University of Central Florida.

Sunday, October 10, 2021


98.3 FM WPKO is a Hot Adult Contemporary station in Bellefontaine, Ohio.  Their call letters reflect the city's nickname of The (W) PeaK of Ohio because the state's highest point, Campbell Hill, is located in Bellefontaine.

Saturday, October 9, 2021


106.7 FM WMAX was an Adult Album Alternative station in Rochester, New York from 1992 until 1998.

Friday, October 8, 2021


A window sticker and membership cards(?) from 1390 AM WHPB licensed to Belton, South Carolina.  I think they were a Country music station for most of their history (1956-2004) but were Christian/Religious by the time they switched call letters to WLUA.

Thursday, October 7, 2021


88.9 FM WDNA plays Jazz in Miami, Florida.  They were licensed in 1977 and went on the air in 1980.

Wednesday, October 6, 2021


91.5 FM WAPN is a Religious station in Daytona Beach, Florida.  They've been on the air since 1985.

Tuesday, October 5, 2021


1340 AM KTMM is a full-time Sports station in Grand Junction, Colorado.

Monday, October 4, 2021


KPDR is a Religious station licensed to Wheeler, Texas.  They now broadcast at 90.3 FM and are part of a dozen stations and translators in the Kingdom Keys Network heard throughout north Texas.

Sunday, October 3, 2021


88.5 FM KLJC was a Contemporary Christian station in Kansas City, Missouri.  They were on the air from 1970 until 2013 when Calvary Bible College (now Calvary University) sold it to the University of Northwestern--St. Paul and they became "Life 88.5" KJNW.

Saturday, October 2, 2021


"Y93 FM" KEYV was a Country station in Las Vegas, Nevada from 1992 until 1996.

Friday, October 1, 2021


A 1993 window sticker from CKOC "Oldies 1150" in Hamilton, Ontario.

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Texas (and Oklahoma) Legends

"Legends 92.9" KSNZ is a Classic Country station licensed to Shamrock, Texas.  They are co-owned with other "Legends" stations in the Texas panhandle and Oklahoma.

K280EU - Amarillo, TX

K296EW - Pampa, TX

                                                                  K255DL - Elk City, OK


Wednesday, September 29, 2021

North American Pirate Relay Service

The North American Pirate Relay Service re-broadcast pirate radio stations using both single-sideband modulation and AM frequencies.  The front of this t-shirt shows the design of their QSL card while the back was a list of the many unlicensed pirates (mostly from Europe) that they relayed.  NAPRS was active between 1992 and 1996.

Tuesday, September 28, 2021


A mini-sticker from "Z104" WZEE in Madison, Wisconsin.  They've carried a Top-40 format since the mid-1970s.


810 AM WYRE has been on the air in Baltimore/Annapolis, Maryland since the mid-1960s. 

Sunday, September 26, 2021


107.9 FM WRRB was a Country station in Syracuse, New York from 1979 until 1988.

Saturday, September 25, 2021


"Hot 95" WOHT was a Top-40 station in Jackson, Mississippi from around 1989 until 1992.

Friday, September 24, 2021


97.7 FM WKAF was an Urban Adult Contemporary station in Boston, Massachusetts circa 2018.  They later transitioned into a Rhythmic Classic Hits outlet branded as "97.7 The Beat" before flipping to Spanish CHR in 2021.

Thursday, September 23, 2021


102.5 FM WGNN is a Religious station in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois.  They are part of the Great News Radio network of 19 stations and translators covering most of the central part of the state.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021


100.1 FM KYKC plays Country music in Ada, Oklahoma.  They've been on the air since 1992 and are owned by the Chickasaw Nation.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021


"Z-98" KSEZ is an Active Rock station in Sioux City, Iowa.

Monday, September 20, 2021


1420 AM KJCK went on the air in (K) Junction City, Kansas in May 1949.  For many years they carried a Country format and would later flip to News/Talk.

Sister-station KJCK FM went on the air in 1965 as a simulcast to KJCK AM.  They currently carry a Top-40/CHR format.  A sticker from their days as "The Big Kat" can be seen here.  A decal that may or may not be from KJCK when they were at their original 94.5 FM dial position can be seen here.

Sunday, September 19, 2021


A vintage early-1970s(?) sticker from 580 AM KMJ in Fresno, California.  They have been on the air continuously since March 1922 which puts them on the cusp of a century of broadcasting.

Saturday, September 18, 2021


KCJZ "105.3 Bob FM" is a Variety Hits station in San Luis Obispo, California.

Friday, September 17, 2021


A 1987 sticker from "Mountain FM" in in Squamish, British Columbia.  The Hot Adult Contemporary station went on the air in 1982 and are heard on six rebroadcaster stations including 102.1 FM in Whistler.  The year this decal was printed CISQ made three frequency changes--from 104.9 to 98.3 to 104.7 FM.

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Hawaii Vacation / KRTR

Our vacation this year was a two week trip to Hawaii--one week on The Big Island and one week on Maui.  The 50th state is just as beautiful as you've heard it is and this was probably our best trip yet. 

This banyan tree in Lahaina is the largest in the United States at over half an acre.  Amazingly, this is a single tree but banyan tree roots hang down from their branches to form new trunks and essentially becomes its own forest.
These sea turtles swam past us all morning long at Slaughterhouse Beach on Maui.

Our bodies were still on east coast time (a six hour difference) so it was no big deal to wake up super early and get to the beaches before most people.  This is Big Beach which is next to the mostly nude Little Beach.

A row of wind turbines.  I've always thought these windmills were beautiful in an art installation kind of way, but they're even more stunning against the blue sky and water on a ridge on west Maui.

Sunrise near the peak of Haleakala (elevation around 10,000 feet.)  It was cold at the top and we had to wake up in the middle of the night to get there on time but it was worth it.

Papakolea Beach is one of only four green sand beaches in the world.  It is surrounded by one of the most stunning views I've ever seen--this picture doesn't do it justice.  A massive wall of hardened lava, crystal blue water and green sand.  It was quite a hike to get there and a steep climb down to the beach but it's something I'll never forget.

I honestly don't remember where this was but I'm pretty sure I had just stuffed my face with two malasadas moments before.

A black sand beach at Wai'anapanapa State Park.

This is part of the Kilauea caldera which saw some major activity in 2018.  I don't know if a caldera is the same thing as a crater but these stickers seem appropriate nonetheless.

"Krater 96" KRTR is an Adult Contemporary station licensed to Kailua near Honolulu.