WFDF granted COL change to Farmington Hills

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The Federal Communications Commission has approved the application of WFDF AM 910 to change its community of license from Flint to the Detroit suburb of Farmington Hills along with granting a construction permit for nighttime operations from the station's new transmission facilities that are under construction in northern Monroe county. WFDF is owned by Disney and currently carries the company's Radio Disney pop format targeted at children.

The station is likely very close to its launch as a full-fledged Detroit-based station- construction of the new facility has been observed as being nearly complete and there have been reports of the station performing tests with their new transmitter. Now with the FCC's blessing of the station's application for nighttime operations, testing will probably wrap up soon and WFDF will cease operations from Genesee county and metro Detroit will have its first new broadcast radio station in many years.

The 'new' WFDF will operate with 50,000 watts during daytime hours and 19,000 watts at night with an 8-tower array. The station will be similar in signal strength as WWJ 950 during the day and enjoy market coverage at night similar to WDFN 1130, WCHB 1200, and WXYT 1270, making it one the area's easiest AM stations to tune in on most radios.

WFDF is one of the USA's 100 oldest radio stations having signed on in 1922 and serving the Flint area ever since. Although the station will still be heard in Flint with this big change, the city will be losing part of its heritage with the move in to the Detroit market.

 

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