Suds Country washes out

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Longtime Classic Country outlet WSDS-AM 1480 Ypsilanti has dropped the format and gone fulltime Spanish. The change happened on Wednesday June 1st under new owner Birach Broadcasting, which acquired WSDS from longtime owner Koch Broadcasting for $1.5 million in a deal that was announced last fall. WSDS was founded by Bob Koch in 1968 and remained under the control of the Koch family up until the sale to Birach was completed.

WSDS had featured primarily a Country format since its sign on in 1968, save for a period as a talk station in 2002-03.

The move to all-Spanish gives the Detroit area it's only 100% Hispanic outlet- WMKM-AM 1440 does offer some Spanish programming, but not 24/7.



1480 doesn't really put a good signal into the major Hispanic areas, so I am questioning this move.






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