WRDT AM 560 Monroe/Detroit
Slogan/Positioner: AM 560 The Word
Contact WRDT through their web site, linked below:
Web site: www.wrdt560.com
HD Radio Status: ✔ (daytime only)
Note: Two site operations
Daytime Power / # of Towers: 500 watts / 4, directional
Nighttime Power / # of Towers: 14 watts / 1, omnidirectional
Call Sign History:
- WRDT: 8/11/2003
- WLLZ: 4/1/1996
- WQTE: 1959
- WMIC: On-air, 1956
Call Sign Origin: The Word 560 Detroit
On Air Date: July 12, 1956
Owner: Crawford Broadcasting
Office Telephone: (313) 272 -3434
- 6/1997: Station is sold to Crawford Broadcasting; programming is religious 'WMUZ Word Station' which eventually gives way to just 'The Word'.
- 1996: FM 98.7 drops rock format in favor of Smooth Jazz; WLLZ call sign moves from FM to AM 560.
- 12/2/1994: Greater Media brokers station to Spanish language broadcaster; All-Oldies Honey Radio ends.
- Late 80s/Early 90s: Competition in the Oldies format from FM stations results in local programming being dropped in favor of satellite-fed Oldies.
- 1976: Sister station WHNE 94.7 changes format to Adult Contemporary as WMJC 'Majic 95'. WHND continues with Oldies format.
- 1973: Honey Radio (1950s/60s Oldies) is born- simulcast on both 94.7 FM (WHNE) and 560 AM (WHND). WHNE/WHND is one of the first Oldies stations in the USA.
- 1973: Puchased by Greater Media.
- 1961: WQTE returns to Easy Listening/Middle of the Road format.
- 1960: Format change to Top 40 as 'Cutie Radio' and 'Fabulous 56'
- 1959: Dick Jones, Ross Mulholland and the Brink family purchase station, change calls to WQTE.
- 1956: Monroe Auto Equipment Company (manufacturers of Monroe shock absorbers) owns WMIC. Station features Middle of the Road format.
Daytime center of antenna array/transmitter location:
Nighttime center of antenna array/transmitter location:
Oakland County, near 8 Mile Rd and Wyoming Ave (Royal Oak Twp.)
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