WOAP AM 1080 Owosso
Slogan/Positioner: The O
Format: Adult Hits
Contact this station through their web site, linked below:
Web site: www.woapradio.com
HD Radio Status: no
Daytime Power / # of Towers: 1,000 watts / 1, omnidirectional
Daytime operations only
Call Sign History:
Call Sign Origin:
- Owosso Argus Press (original owner)
On Air Date: January 1, 1948
Owner: Birach Broadcasting
Office Telephone: (989) 720-9627
- 9/4/2015: Simulcast on an FM translator at 103.1 is added.
- 2/2/2015: WOAP returns to music as Super Hits 1080, format is Adult Hits. Super Hits positioner eventually gives way to 'The O'.
- 9/1/2013: WOAP and WMJH essentially swap formats; WMJH becomes Super Hits 810 and WOAP becomes Ethnic with Spanish language programming.
- 3/2013: WOAP relaunches as Super Hits 1080 and shifts to Classic Hits from Oldies.
- 4/2012: Announced that Birach was selling WOAP along with WMJH AM 810 Grand Rapids to Cano's Broadcasting for $1.1 million; sale has yet to close as of December, 2015. Cano's does however take over operations of WMJH and WOAP.
- 2/2012: AM stereo added.
- 8/14/2009: WOAP resumes operations from its Owosso studio location with an oldies format and announces that plans to move the station to Lansing were being abandoned. New format is Oldies as 'The Big 1080'.
- 5/2009: Birach Broadcasting purchases WOAP AM 1080 Owosso and WCAR AM 1090 Livonia/Detroit from 1090 Investments, LLC for $1,025,000. The sale closes two months later.
- 11/2008: Construction permit granted to add nighttime service at Waverly (4,500 watts with 6-tower array).
- Summer 2008: Station returns to the air for a short time (again simulcasting WCAR Detroit) then goes silent once again.
- 7/20/2007: Station is silent once again.
- 3/2007: WOAP returns to air; programming is Religious/Catholic once again, simulcast of WCAR 1090 Detroit
- 3/2007: Construction permit granted for community of license change from Owosso to Waverly, increase in power from 1,000 watts to 50,000 watts with a new 6-tower array to be built in Ingham county south of Lansing.
- 8/2006: Major change application for moving the station's daytime operations to the Lansing area (Waverly) reinstated. Station withdrew its application for nighttime operations.
- 4/14/2006: WOAP ceases operations and applies for temporary silent authorization from the FCC.
- 1/2006: Secular programming is dropped as station shifts to all-Religious/Catholic format, primarily simulcasting WCAR 1090 Livonia.
- 6/2003: Application for move to Lansing area with power increase and added nighttime service is dismissed.
- 2000: Station applies for major change to move to Waverly (near Lansing).
- 2/18/2000: License is assigned to 1090 Investments from Hartman Broadcasting.
- 3/2/1998: Purchased by William & Jessica Janego (Hartman Broadcasting).
- 1995: Format change to Adult Standards.
- 199x: WOAP-FM/AM sold by Michigan Radio Group to Connoisseur Communications who split operations of the two stations.
- 5/15/1987: Purchased by Michigan Communications Corp. from the Owosso Argus-Press as FCC regulations changed, prohibiting cross-ownership of newspapers and radio stations in the same market.
- 12/2/1965: WOAP-FM resumes operations.
- by 1953: WOAP-FM goes silent due to lack of listenership.
- 1948: Original owner Owosso Argus-Press signs on WOAP-FM/AM combo.
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