WVHF AM 1140 Kentwood/Grand Rapids

Slogan/Positioner: Holy Family Radio

Format: Religious; Catholic

Contact this station through their web site, linked below:WVHF AM 1140

Web site: www.holyfamilyradio.net

Technical Information:

HD Radio Status: no

Class: D
Daytime Power / # of Towers: 5,000 watts / 3, directional
Daytime operations only

Social Media:

External Links:

Call Sign History:

  • WVHF: 4/13/2010
  • WJNZ: 6/16/2003
  • WKWM: 6/21/1999
  • WXBV: 10/15/1998
  • WKWM: late 1970s

Call Sign Origin:

  • Voice of the Holy Family
  • Kentwood Michigan

On Air Date: Late 1970s

Owner: Holy Family Radio

Office Telephone: (616) 956-1140


  • 12/25/2010: After being off the air for nearly a year, AM 1140 returns to the air with religious/Catholic programming as 'Holy Family Radio'.
  • 2/2010: Holy Family Radio agrees to purchase station out of bankruptcy receivership for $310,000 pending FCC approval and closing; urban format moves to AM 1530 and station goes silent while sale completes. FCC approves sale in 10/2010 and it closes in 12/2010.
  • 2009: WJNZ Radio is bankrupt and station goes into receivership.
  • 4/2005: FCC approves sale of station from Goodrich Radio to WJNZ Radio LLC.
  • 2004: Station is sold by Goodrich Radio to station manager Mike St. Cyr as WJNZ Radio LLC for $360,000, pending FCC approval.
  • 6/2003: Format change to Adult Urban Contemporary using ABC Radio's 'The Touch' programming. WJNZ call sign moves from AM 1680 which changes its format from Urban to Children's/Radio Disney as WDSS.
  • 12/2001: Format change to Adult Standards 'Music of Your Life'.
  • 6/1999: Format change from syndicated talk to Rhythmic Oldies using satellite fed Westwood One's 'Groovin Oldies' service, call sign back to WKWM.
  • Fall 1998: Music format gives way to Talk as WXBV.
  • 6/1996: License is assigned to Goodrich Radio Marketing.
  • 12/1992: License for WKWM is assigned from Richard Culpepper to Michelle Broadcasting.
  • 1980s: Format is Urban Contemporary.
  • Late 1970s: On-air as WKWM, format is Disco.

Center of antenna array/transmitter location:

Kent County

Old logo gallery:

WJNZ AM 1140






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