Owosso's WOAP-AM 1080 has fallen silent, at least temporarily, according to an article in Friday's Flint Journal. The station has apparently received permission from the FCC to temporarily cease operations for a period of restructuring. A spokesperson for the station's owner, Michigan Catholic Radio of Garden City, offered no timetable for how long the station would be off the air, or what the reorganization would involve.
WOAP had filed a petition with the FCC for subtantial power increase and transmitter relocation closer to Lansing, as well as a change in its COL from Owosso to Waverly. The move would also allow for a power increase for sister station WCAR-AM 1090 (Garden City/Livonia).
MIchigan Catholic Radio is one of two Catholic radio networks currently operating in Michigan. The other, Ave Maria Radio, is an Ann Arbor based network headed by former Domino's Pizza owner Tom Mognahan.