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:
Web site: www.thecatholiclight.com
HD Radio Status: no
Daytime Power / # of Towers: 5,000 watts / 1, omnidirectional
Nighttime Power / # of Towers: 4 watts / 1, omnidirectional
Call Sign History:
- WIDG: 5/6/1985
- WLVM: 7/30/1982
Call Sign Origin:
- Widge By the (Mackinac) Bridge
On Air Date: 1966
Owner: Baraga Broadcasting
Office Telephone: (231) 238-8500
- 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.
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