WKAR AM 870 East Lansing

Slogan/Positioner: NewsTalk 870

Format: Public: News/Talk

Contact this station through their web site, linked below:WKAR AM 870

Web site: www.wkar.org

Technical Information:

HD Radio Status:

Class: D
Daytime Power / # of Towers: 10,000 watts / 2, directional
Daytime operations only

Social Media:

External Links:

Call Sign History:

  • WKAR

Call Sign Origin:

  • K(C)ollege of Agriculture

On Air Date: August 18, 1922

Owner: Michigan State University

Office Telephone: (517) 884-4700


Notes/History:

  • 1939: Power to 5,000 watts
  • 1936: Frequency changes to 870
  • 1930: Frequency is 1040
  • 1928: Frequency is 1080
  • 1925: Frequency is 1050
  • 8/18/1922: On-air at 1070 AM. Station is licensed after experimental operations dating back to 1917. Michigan's first educational radio station.

Center of antenna array/transmitter location:

Ingham County


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