WRDT AM 560 Monroe/Detroit

Slogan/Positioner: AM 560 The Word

Format: Religious

Contact WRDT through their web site, linked below:WRDT AM Logo

Web site: www.wrdt560.com

Technical Information:

HD Radio Status: ✔ (daytime only)

Class: D
Note: Two site operations
Daytime Power / # of Towers: 500 watts / 4, directional
Nighttime Power / # of Towers: 14 watts / 1, omnidirectional

Social Media:

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Call Sign History:

  • WRDT: 8/11/2003
  • WLLZ: 4/1/1996
  • WHND:
  • 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


Notes/History:

  • 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:

Monroe County


Nighttime center of antenna array/transmitter location:

Oakland County, near 8 Mile Rd and Wyoming Ave (Royal Oak Twp.)


Old logo gallery:

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