Bumper Stickers

I found this box of bumper stickers at a transmitter site the other day. And you might say “A box of bumper stickers, wow.” which would be nearly identical to the reaction I had. But then I started looking through them and realized that many were from the eighties and early nineties.

It is sort of like a way-back radio promotions time machine.  On the back of most of these bumper stickers, there is some type of offer; 10% off, $2.00 off, etc from different local businesses.  You remember those things; tire repair shops, miniature golf, non-chain restaurants, and fast food places, retail stores that aren’t Walmart, and so on.  There were several that had bumper sticker spotting contests, including one, where if the bumper sticker was spotted covering another radio station’s bumper sticker, they would stop you on the spot and give you $1,500.00.  Now that is exciting!

I picked a few of the more interesting examples:

Radio Station bumper stickers
Radio Station bumper stickers

Being an engineer and coming upon new, unknown data, I decided to quantify it.  Therefore I made a spreadsheet of all the different radio stations and any other information I could find on the back of the bumper sticker:

Call Sign or IdentifierFrequencyLocationDate
92 MOO92 FM????
94.9 ZHT94.9 MhzColorado1998
B.Rock97.7 MHz??
B9696 FMChicago, IL1990
CFX-9595 FMCentral Michigan??
FM 9696 FMMontreal, QC1985
Groove 103.1103.1 MHz????
KAKS KISS 108108 FM????
KATD95.3 FM????
KAT-FM92.9 MHz????
KATT100.5 MHzOklahoma City, OK1988
KBBY95 FM????
KBOO90.7 MHzPortland, OR1986
KBPI105.9 MHzColorado??
KCFO102 FM??1984
KCFX101 FMOverland Park, KS??
KDKA1020 KHzPittsburgh, PA1986
KEDG103.5 MHzKern County?1993
KENO AM Stereo1460 KHzLas Vegas, NV1988
KEGL97.1 MHz????
KFMG107.9 MHzSan Diego1983
KGBX1260 AM????
KHIP93.5 MHzSan Francisco, CAEarly 80’s
KHTR103 FMSt. Louis, MO1983
KIIS102.7 MHzLos Angeles, CA1988
KISS 108 FM108 FMMedford, MA1992
KLBS1330 KHz????
KLZX93 FM??1989
KMEL106.1 MHzCA???
KMEL106 FMCA?1990
KMET94.7 MHz????
KMGX104 FM????
KMJI100 FMEnglewood, CO1986
KNCI98.5 MHz????
KOMP92.3 MHzLas Vegas, NV1986
KOUL103.7 Mhz????
KPXI100.7 MHz????
KRKO1380 KHz??1990
K-Rock1310 AM StereoAlbuquerque, NM1989
KRQR97.3 MHzSan Francisco, CA??
KSHE95 FMSt. Louis, MO??
KSHE95 ?St. Louis, MO1995
KTAR620 KHzPhoenix, AZ??
KTYD99.9 MHz??1984
KUFO98 FM????
KVIL103.7 MHz????
KXOJ100.9 MHz??2000
KXXX105.3 MHzDane County?1990
KYMS106.3 FMCA ??1986
KYNK1430 AM????
KYST Radio Alegria920 KHz????
KZOK102.5 FM????
KZST100 FMSanta Rosa, CA??
KZZP104.7 MHz??1989
Pirate Radio100.3 MHz????
Pirate Radio 100.3100.3 MHz????
Power 104104 FMHuntsville, AL1986
Power 106 FM106 FMLos Angeles, CA??
Q-105 & 1380 AM105 FM/1380 AMTampa, FL??
Q-106.5106.5 MhzSt. Louis, MO1989
Q-9494 FMCookeville, TN1983
Rock 103103 FMMemphis, TN1984
Rock 105105.9MHzNashville, TN??
Rock 107107 FMPA1983
Top 106 FM106 FM????
TV-69Channel 69Gainesville, FL1986
WAAF107 FM????
WAIL99.5 FMKey West, FL1987
WALK97.5 MhzLong Island, NY1992
WAPE95 FMOrlando??
WAZY 96 ½96.5 MHz??1990
WBAP820 KhzDallas, TX1986
WBFG97.7 MHzEffingham, IL1987
WBT1110 KHzCharlotte, NC??
WCBW105 FMSt Louis, MO??
WCCC106.9 MhzHartford, CT??
WCKX106.3 MHz????
WCNX1150 KHzMiddletown, CT1984
WCUZ101.3 FM/1230 AMGreenville, SC1987
WDVE102.5 MHzPittsburgh, PA??
WGN720 KHzChicago, IL1986
WHHU Y-102102 FM??1988
WHLY106 FMOrlando, FL1986
WHTZ Z-100100 FMNew York, NYEarly 90’s
WIYY98 FM????
WIZN106.7 MhzBurlington, VT1990
WJMX106 FM????
WJZM1400 AM????
WKLH96 FM????
WKVT92.7 MhzVermont1992
WLIZ98.7 MhzDetroit, MI1985
WLLZ98.7 FM????
WMAS95 FMSpringfield, MA1990
WMAS1450 AMSpringfield, MA1990
WMJQ102 FMGainesville, FL1993
WMLI96.3 MhzDane County ?1989
WMMQ92.7 MHzLansing, MI1985
WMMS100.7 MHz????
WNEW102.7 FMNew York, NY1989
WNFI I-100100 FMOrmond Beach, FL1984
WOVR103 FM ??
WPSC88.7 (TV-6)Wayne, NJ??
WQUT101 FM??1986
WQXM98 FMTampa, FL1983
WRKT104 FM/1300 AMBroward co, FL1984
WRO95 FM????
WRQK107 FM 1986
WRRO1440 KHz????
WRSI95.3 FMGreenfield, MA1985
WRX103.7 Mhz????
WSHO SHO Radio98.3/103.5 FMSchenectady, NY1989
XX FM 9595 MHzHonolulu, HI1986
Y-9595 FMSt. Louis, MO1988
Z-100100 FMNew York, NY??
Zeta 94.994.9 FM??1987


Well, if anyone is interested in any of these, contact me off line.  There were some other, generic stickers like “Good times, Great Oldies” that did not have any identifying information.

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14 thoughts on “Bumper Stickers”

  1. I am very interested but could not find a way to contact you. Please contact by email Thanks Louie

  2. 92MOO, WMOO 92.1 in Newport, VT. (http://www.necrat.us/wmoo_pro.html), KAKS (Now KZRK-FM) 107.9 Canyon, TX., KATD (Now KRTY) 95.3 Los Gatos, CA, KBBY-FM 95.3 Ventura, CA, KEGL 97.1 Fort Worth, TX., KGBX (Now KSGF) 1260 Springfield, MO., KLBS 1330 Los Banos, CA., KMEL 106.1 San Francisco, CA., KMET (Now KTWV) 94.7 Los Angeles, CA., KMGX (Now KFBT) Hanford, CA., KNCI (Now KRXQ), Sacramento, CA. (KNCI is still in Sac-town on 105.1 FM)., KOUL 103.7 Refugio, TX., KVIL 103.7 Highland Park-Dallas, TX., KXOJ-FM 100.9 Sapulpa, OK., KXXX is actually KKXX 105.3 in Delano, CA (Which is in Kern County), KYMS (Now KALI-FM) 106.3 Santa Ana, CA., KZOK 102.5 Seattle, WA., KZZP 104.7 Mesa, AZ., Pirate Radio 100.3, KQLZ Los Angeles (Now KSWD). WAAF 107.3 Worcester (now Westborough), MA. (http://www.necrat.us/1073worcester.html), WAZY 96.5 Lafayette, IN., WCKX (Now WXMG) London, OH., WIYY 98, 97.9 Baltimore, MD. (That was the station that the morning crew had dumped their coffee into the radio board two months ago.), WJMX (Now WYNN-FM) Florence, SC., WJZM 1400 Clarksville, TN., WKLH 96.5 Milwaukee., WLLZ (Now WDZH) 98.7 Detroit., WMMS 100.7 Cleveland, one of the great rock n roll stations. Many very popular rock bands got their start there. (http://www.necrat.us/wmms.html)., WOVR 103, was on 103.1 but moved to 102.9 in Columbus, IN. (http://www.necrat.us/wxch.html), WQUT 101.5, Johnston City, TN., WRO?, WRQK-FM 106.9 Canton, OH, WRRO (now WHKZ) Warren, OH., WRX (WWRX),(now WVEI-FM) is a massive southern New England signal. 103.7 (http://www.necrat.us/1037providence.html). Zeta 949 was WZTA (Now WMGE) in Miami, FL. Hope some of these help!

  3. Thanks, Mike. I knew somebody out there would have more information than I did.

  4. KHIP 93.5 was licensed to Hollister (but serving mainly Santa Cruz County). Now moved to 93.1 as KXSM, doing “Radio Lazer” syndicated regional Mexican.

  5. My name is Gian Carlo, I’m 62 years old and I am an Italian man seriously collecting stickers of worldwide radio and TV stations. I have found your address on your web site and I’ve thought to write you hoping that you too are so kind to send me your stickers (or self-adhesive labels) by mail (if it’s possible) to the following address:


    Yours truly

    Gian Carlo Panzeri

  6. The Q-94 you are talking about is WGSQ out of Cookeville, TN. This was a few years before WGSQ became “The Country Giant”. The station had formerly been WPTN-FM which signed on in the 1960s or 1970s.

  7. WPSC – Wayne, NJ belongs to William Paterson University, my alma mater. I was the chief engineer there when it was a carrier-current operation on AM 590. The station didn’t get an FM license until years later in 1989. That 89PSC sticker is no later than the mid-90’s, and the “Laser Hits” slogan was a reference to all the music airing from CD which was a big deal at the time. Incidentally the old TV6 audio carrier was just below the FM band at 87.75, not 88.7 MHz as shown in your table. The upper edge of TV6 stops at 88 MHz.

    Jim Seaman

  8. KOUL is a Country station in Corpus Christi, Texas.
    KYST-AM is in the Houston, Texas area.

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