Former WCEN AM 1150 Mt. Pleasant
Last Known Format: News/Talk
Off air date: November, 2000
On air date: August 8, 1949
Last Known Technical Information:
Daytime Power / # of Towers: 900 watts / 1, nondirectional
Daytime operations only
Call Sign History:
Call Sign Origin:
Last Known Owner: Wilks Broadcasting
- 2002: Wilks request for license cancellation is granted by FCC.
- 11/2000: Station goes silent as Wilks moves the operations of WCEN-FM to Saginaw but opts to discontinue broadcasting WCEN some 51 years after the station first went on the air.
- 7/2000: Announced that WCEN-FM 94.5 and WCEN-AM 1150 have been sold by Summerville to Wilks Broadcasting for $6 million. The FCC approves the sale within two months.
- 6/1990: WCEN-FM/AM move transmitter location to a new tower near Coleman. With the move WCEN AM reduces power to 900 watts non-directional, daytime only and the format is changed to talk.
- 5/1986: WCEN-FM/AM are purchased by Sommerville Broadcasting from Central Michigan Broadcasting.
- 2/1968: Central Michigan Broadcasting purchases WCEN-FM/AM from Paul Brandt.
- 1959: Sister station WCEN-FM begins operations.
- 2/26/1952: Daytime power increased to 1000 watts non-directional, nighttime service begins with 500 watts directional. 3 tower array built on Bluegrass Rd. just south of Mt. Pleasant to support nighttime operations.
- 8/8/1949: Station is on-air owned by Paul A. Brandt, operating daytime only with 500 watts.