Northern Michigan / UP: April 2007 Archives

Mark Elliot Exits Traverse City For Evansville:
After three years on the frozen tundra of Northern MICHIGAN, NORTHERN BROADCASTING Classic Hits WFCX-WFDX (THE FOX)/TRAVERSE CITY PD MARK ELLIOT makes the not so giant leap south to SOUTH CENTRAL AC WIKY/EVANSVILLE as PD/afternooner. "I'm so grateful to CHARLIE FERGUSON and the folks in TRAVERSE CITY for the chance they gave me with THE FOX FM. It's a great station and I know it will continue to succeed. And now I'm just as grateful to be handed the reins to the number one station in Southern INDIANA. There is a talented crew all ready in the building at WIKY, all I have to do is make sure I don't screw it up." Back at THE FOX, TODD MARTIN is named PD, adding to his duties as PD of sister AC station WSRT. (Thu, 4/5)


On Tuesday April 17th, Casey Cook and Teri Petrie from the 'Casey & the Coffee Crew and Teri, too!' Morning Show on WMJT Eagle 96.7 in Newberry, stayed on the air for 13 hours to raise funds for Bill and Amanda Dimmer of Newberry, who lost everything and a two year old son in a tragic fire that destroyed their home on Easter Sunday. Through their efforts and the very generous support of individuals and businesses throughout Luce, Chippewa and Mackinaw counties, they were able to raise over $11,200 for the family. Less than one year ago, Cook, Petrie and Eagle 96.7 were able to raise over $10,000 for a local youth center, as well.


Talk radio and country radio listeners are noticing some significant changes in three AM radio stations in northern Michigan.

WJML AM 1110, with studios in Petoskey, has added 16 counties to its coverage with the addition of AM 1210 in Traverse City. Previously carrying a classic country format, AM 1210 is now simulcasting the news and talk programming of WJML AM 1110.

At the same time, what was talk WWKK AM 750 in Petoskey has switched and is now WLDR AM , simulcasting the “Sunny Country” format of WLDR-FM 101.9 in Traverse City.

Rick Stone, owner of WJML AM 1110 & 1210, said the changes were made to give WJML greater coverage throughout northern Michigan. The new AM 1210 is a 50,000-watt station, the maximum power for AM stations in the United States. Travelers can now drive over 300 miles and listen to WJML from Mt. Pleasant to Escanaba.

WJML has modified its talk program line-up to air both sides of the political debate. Progressive talker Ed Schultz, formerly on AM-750, is now on AM-1110 from 3 to 6 each afternoon. The station has also added conservative Glenn Beck, plus selected programs from the progressive network Air America on weekends and overnights. Michael Patrick Shiels continues his Michigan-oriented morning show, followed by Neal Boortz at 10 AM. Michael Savage, formerly a delay recorded broadcast, moves to his live broadcast time 6 to 9 pm.

WJML has opened its new Traverse City office and studio (overlooking the bay) at 310 West Front Street. It will also maintain its offices and studios on Click Road in Petoskey. Stone Communications has owned WJML for 14 years. The station was established in 1966. WJML can be heard worldwide with streaming audio on its website,







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