WIDG AM 940 St. Ignace

Slogan/Positioner: Baraga Radio; the Catholic Light for Northern Michigan

Format: Religious; Catholic-based talk

Contact this station through their web site, linked below:WIDG AM 940

Web site: www.thecatholiclight.com

Technical Information:

HD Radio Status: no

Class: D
Daytime Power / # of Towers: 5,000 watts / 1, omnidirectional
Nighttime Power / # of Towers: 4 watts / 1, omnidirectional

Social Media:

External Links:

Call Sign History:

  • WIDG: 5/6/1985
  • WLVM: 7/30/1982
  • WIDG:
  • WSTI:

Call Sign Origin:

  • Widge By the (Mackinac) Bridge

On Air Date: 1966

Owner: Baraga Broadcasting

Office Telephone: (231) 238-8500


Notes/History:

  • 2015: Baraga Radio moves its main operations from Indian River to Traverse City; the originating station for the network changes from WTCK to WTCY FM 88.3 Greilickville.
  • 9/2008: Announced that Northern Star Broadcasting is selling station to Baraga Broadcasting for $100,000 pending FCC approval and closing. Sale is approved in October 2008 and religious programming began airing on AM 940 later in the fall of 2008 as a simulcast of co-owned WTCK FM 90.9 Charlevoix.
  • Summer 2008: Station goes silent after lightning damages transmitter.

     

  • 11/1999: Format switch from classic country to sports as 'The Fan'.
  • 9/15/1998: Station is transferred from Calibre Communications to Northern Star Broadcasting.
  • 199x: Format change to Classic Country as 'Classic KC Country'.
  • 199x: Format change to Oldies as 'Cool 940'.
  • 1988: Format change from Top 40 to Country, simulcasting sister station WMKC-FM 102.9.
  • 1985: Format change from Big Band to Top 40, again as WIDG.
  • 1982: Format change to Big Band as WLVM (We Love Michigan)
  • 1981: WIDG is back on the air, again featuring a middle-of-the-road format.
  • 1979: Station silent through 1981.
  • 1966: Station is on-air owned by Mighty-Mac Broadcasting Company / Donald E. Benson. Format is middle-of-the-road.

Center of antenna array/transmitter location:

Mackinac County


Old logo gallery:

WIDG AM 940 WIDG AM 940


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