FM translator on 99.9 in metro Detroit on-air

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An FM translator being purchased by Radio One, owner of urban-targeted WHTD-FM 102.7, WDMK-FM 105.9, and WCHB AM 1200 in the Detroit market, has apparently started testing on the translator this week. This afternoon the station, heard on FM 99.9, was airing an automated commercial-free selection of smooth jazz type music. Between 12:45 and 1:30 p.m., there was no station identification given; it's not clear where the programming is originating.

The source of the programming on 99.9 was not found via an over-the-air scan of the radio dial. While WHTD does broadcast in HD, it doesn't appear that station is broadcasting and HD2 stream; WDMK, also in HD, was rebroadcasting WHTD on its HD2 stream this afternoon.

According to applications on file with the FCC, Radio One is purchasing the translator for $120,000 from Best Media and moving it from 89.1 to 99.9 with a power increase from 10 to 250 watts. The applications indicate the translator would be rebroadcasting WDMK from an antenna located in Royal Oak Township.

 

Update 12/9: Testing is either intermittent or completed; as of this morning the station is not broadcasting

 

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