WJNL AM 1210 Kingsley/Traverse City

Simulcast with WJNL AM 1110 Petoskey

Slogan/Positioner: The Talk of the North; WJML 1210 & 1110 & 94.9 FM

Format: News/Talk

Contact this station through their web site, linked below:WJNL AM 1210

Web site: www.wjml.com

Technical Information:

HD Radio Status: no

Class: D
Daytime Power / # of Towers: 50,000 watts / 1, omnidirectional
Critical Hours Power / # of Towers: 2,500 watts / 1, omnidirectional
No nighttime operations

Social Media:

External Links:

Call Sign History:

  • WJNL: 4/25/2007
  • WLDR: 5/3/2002
  • WWJR: 1/24/2002
  • WLDR: 8/13/2001
  • WJZZ: 2/1/1997
  • WKNX: 1947

Call Sign Origin:

  • Similar to sister station WJML

On Air Date:

  • April 17, 1947; licensed to Saginaw
  • Moved to Kingsley in 1998

Owner: Stone Communications

Office Telephone: (231) 348-5000


Notes/History:

  • 4/23/2007: Format change from Classic Country to Talk as simulcast of Stone Communications' WJML AM 1110 Petoskey.
  • >2/2007: Announced that Stone Communications will be swapping AM 750 Petoskey along with $244,000 to Fort Bend Broadcasting in exchange for AM 1210 Kingsley/Traverse City. The format of AM 1210 will become talk, simulcasting WJML AM 1110 Petoskey while AM 750 will become a simulcast of Fort Bend's Country WLDR-FM 101.9. FCC approves transaction two months later.
  • 4/2004: Format changes from Talk to Classic Country
  • 5/10/2001: FCC approves sale of station from Radio One to Fort Bend
  • 3/2001: Format is now Talk (Michigan Talk Radio Network)
  • 2/2001: Station returns to the air with an Oldies format
  • 2/2001: Announced that station is being sold to Fort Bend Broadcasting for $225,000
  • 10/2000: Back on the air with Urban Oldies format, buyer still sought. Station is silent again by 1/2001.
  • 11/1999: Silent once again as Radio One attempts to sell
  • 7/1999: After being silent for many months, returns to the air with Urban Oldies format, daytime only
  • 7/1998: Radio One acquires Bell Broadcasting
  • 1998: WJZZ 1210 moved its facilties from Frankenmuth to Kingsley and increased daytime power to 50,000 watts
  • 1/1997: Oldies WKNX 1210 Frankemuth and silent WJZZ 1250 Bay City swapped call signs. Oldies format of WNKX now on 1250, WJZZ calls on 1210, but that frequency remains silent.
  • 1994: Station is purchased by Bell Broadcasting (along with silent WXOX 1250 Bay City) as part of a plan to upgrade AM 1200 Detroit.
  • 1978: Purchased by Radiocom; city of license changed from Saginaw to Frankenmuth
  • 1959: Power increase from 1,000 to 10,000 watts
  • 4/17/1947: WKNX AM 1210 Saginaw signs on, licnesed to Lake Huron Broadcasting

Center of antenna array/transmitter location:

Grand Traverse County


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