Category Archives: Radio’s Good ‘Ol Days

U100 WYOO AM/FM Minneapolis/St. Paul Revisited

By | August 26, 2023

49 years ago today, the greatest radio station in Twin Cities history was born. Now of course, that’s my personal opinion and many will disagree. But in my mind, U100 aka “The Supah Yeww” will always be the ultimate radio station to ever grace the Minneapolis/St. Paul airwaves. U100 was actually two stations simulcasting as… Read More »

7/12 Television KCMT Alexandria KNMT Walker

By | April 9, 2020

Back in the day, if you had a cabin in central or northern Minnesota, KCMT and KNMT were what you watched. Before the advent of satellite TV, you could receive just one channel. Actually, if you happened to be located between the two transmitters, you could receive two channels, but both aired identical programming. Channel… Read More »

Rewound Radio WABC Memorial Day Weekend Special

By | April 9, 2020

Looking for something to listen to this holiday weekend? Check out Rewound Radio’s “WABC Rewound 2019”, now through Memorial Day. Enjoy original Musicradio 77 WABC Shows with everything that was included when they aired the first time: the DJ’s, the commercials, the jingles, AND the music! Allan Sniffen and his friends did a GREAT job… Read More »

WLS AM 89 New Year’s Montage 1960-89

By | April 9, 2020

Happy New Year’s, radio friends! Every New Year’s Eve, WLS in Chicago would count down the Top 89 songs of the year. At midnight, #1 would be played. Then, they would launch into a montage of the biggest hits from previous years. Each year, song snippets from the current year would be added. Eventually, it… Read More »

A Radio Geek Looks at 50

By | April 9, 2020

Two days ago, I celebrated my 50th birthday. It’s true, kids: your author is as old as the Ford Mustang! By the way, I’ve been thinking it would be great to commemorate this occasion by purchasing a new 2014 Mustang GT. If you’d like to contribute to the fund for my indulgence, please let me… Read More »

Check Out These 11 Abandoned Radio Stations

By | April 9, 2020

Usually, when a radio station “goes dark”, all the equipment is removed from the location. The building is either sold to a new business. If it’s in extremely bad condition, the site is bulldozed to make way for new construction. Sometimes, however, the facility is simply abandoned. Years later, it still exists as it was… Read More »

KFYR Bismarck ND 50th Anniversary 1975 Memories

By | April 9, 2020

I’ve always been a big fan of Bismarck, North Dakota’s KFYR. Since my maternal grandparents lived near Devils Lake, I became familiar with this station at an early age. With the largest daytime coverage in the United States, KFYR’s massive signal footprint covered parts of 6 states and 2 Canadian provinces. The station boasted of… Read More »