Contemporary Christian broadcaster Smile FM continues to expand their signal throughout Michigan with the recent signal upgrade to 89.3 WTLI Bear Creek Twp/Boyne City. The increase from 6 kW to 17 kW provides better reception to Gaylord, Petoskey and Charlevoix areas. Smile FM is asking listeners in the WTLI listening area to provide a reception report via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Currently waiting transmitter site upgrades, 103.7 WCZE Harbor Beach/Bad Axe very soon will be fully operational. This new outlet will provide the Thumb region with a 43 kW signal. In December 2004, 104.9 WAIR Lake City/Cadillac came online with a 1.6 kW signal.
In the works, Smile FM has construction permits to upgrade 88.3 WEJC White Star/Gladwin from 30 kW to 80 kW, upgrade the home station 88.1 WLGH Leroy Twp/Lansing from 2.5 kW to 10 kW, upgrade 88.1 WDTR Monroe from 900 W to 1200 W, and introduce Smile FM to the Eastern U.P. via a 5.5 kW signal at 91.5 WJOH Raco/Sault Ste. Marie.
Smile FM is the product of the merger of operations in June 2004 of Joy FM and The Light. Smile FM can be heard in several Michigan communities such as Monroe, Lansing, Flint, Lapeer, Midland, Alpena, Gaylord, Grayling, Mount Pleasant, Cadillac, Houghton Lake and Petoskey.