Former WHGR AM 1290 Houghton Lake

Last Known Format: Adult Standards

Off air date: July 2001

On air date: 1954

Last Known Technical Information:

Class: -
Daytime Power / # of Towers: - watts / -, -
Nighttime Power / # of Towers: - watts / -, -

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Call Sign History:

  • DWHGR: 7/24/2002
  • WHGR: 3/15/1988
  • WMKM: 10/24/1986
  • WJGS: 5/1/1985
  • WHGR: 1954

Call Sign Origin:

  • Houghton Lake, Grayling, Roscommon
  • Jacob and Garnet Sparks (former owners)

Last Known Owner: Clear Channel


Notes/History:

  • 7/24/2002: License for station is cancelled and call sign is deleted.
  • 7/2001: Station goes silent as part of Clear Channel's upgrade plan for its WOOD AM 1300 Grand Rapids. Format of WHGR was Adult Standards before shutting down forever.
  • 5/11/2001: Announced that station is being sold by Coltrace Communications to Clear Channel for $250,000. FCC approves sale less than two months later.
  • 1998: John Salov (Coltrace Communications) purchases AM 1290 and FM 98.5 from Melling Tool and Die.
  • 1988: Melling Tool and Die purchases AM 1290 and FM 98.5 from Shea Broadcasting.
  • 1983: Sparks Broadcasting sells AM 1290 and FM 98.5 to Shea Broadcasting.
  • 1961: Sister station WJGS-FM 98.5 signs on.
  • 1954: WHGR signs on, owners are Jacob B. Sparks, Garnet G. Sparks (Sparks Broadcasting)

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