Former WHGR AM 1290 Houghton Lake
Last Known Format: Adult Standards
Off air date: July 2001
On air date: 1954
Last Known Technical Information:
Daytime Power / # of Towers: - watts / -, -
Nighttime Power / # of Towers: - watts / -, -
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
- 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)