Roy E. Henderson, Michigan Radio & TV

Also known as Great Northern Broadcasting System and Fort Bend Broadcasting

Michigan station count: 10

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Television/LPTV:

ChanDTVCallCityNetworkParentMore
44 WTCU CPTraverse Cityinfo
77 W07DQ CPTraverse Cityinfo
1414 WYST CPPetoskeyinfo
3535 WVIU CPCadillacinfo

 

 

FM Radio:

FreqCall   CityFormatParentHDMore
92.3 WBNZ  FrankfortAdult Contemporary  info
99.3 WOUF yes FrankfortRock  info
100.1 WCUZ  ManisteeNews/Talk info
101.9 WLDR  Traverse CityCountry HDinfo

 

AM Radio:

FreqCall   CityFormatMore
750 WARD  PetoskeyCountryinfo
1340 WMTE  Manisteesilentinfo

 

Notes/History:

  • 7/2011: Roy E. Henderson (d.b.a. New Ulm Broadcasting Co.) granted a construction permit for a new low power digital TV station to be licensed to Petoskey on Channel 14. W14DX-D would operate with 15,000 watts @ 938 feet from southeast of Cadillac.
  • 5/2011: Roy E. Henderson (d.b.a. New Ulm Broadcasting Co.) granted a construction permit for a new low power digital TV station to be licensed to Cadillac on Channel 35. W35DD-D would operate with 15,000 watts @ 1086 feet from southeast of Cadillac.
  • 10/2010: Roy Henderson agrees to purchase WMTE AM 1340 Manistee from Lake Michigan Broadcasting for $30,225 pending FCC approval and closing. Sale is approved in 11/2010 and closes in 4/2011.
  • 6/2010: Roy E. Henderson (d.b.a. New Ulm Broadcasting Co.) granted a construction permit for a new low power digital TV station to be licensed to Traverse City on Channel 7. W07DQ-D would operate with 3,000 watts @ 538 feet from the same broadcast tower used by WLDR-FM 101.9.
  • 12/2009: Roy E. Henderson (d.b.a. New Ulm Broadcasting Co.) granted a construction permit for a new low power digital TV station to be licensed to Traverse City on Channel 4. W04DJ-D would operate with 300 watts @ 551 feet from the same broadcast tower used by WLDR-FM 101.9.
  • 12/2008: WLDR becomes first northern Michigan station to offer HD broadcasts, adding a smooth jazz format on HD2 and sports on HD3 streams.
  • 12/2007: WOUF Beulah changes frequency from 92.1 to 92.3
  • 8/2007: FCC approves the sale of WBNZ-FM 99.3 Frankfort to Kalil Holding Group. Roy Henderson later becomes owner of WBNZ once again.
  • 4/2007: FCC approves swap of AM 1210 and AM 750 between Stone and Fort Bend.
  • 2/2007: Announced that Stone Communications will be swapping AM 750 Petoskey along with $244,000 to Fort Bend Broadcasting in exchange for AM 1210 Kingsley/Traverse City. The format of AM 1210 will become talk, simulcasting WJML AM 1110 Petoskey while AM 750 will become a simulcast of Fort Bend's Country WLDR-FM 101.9.
  • 1/2004: Construction permit for WTCU FM 95.9 Fife Lake is forfeited to FCC after it was determined by the Commission that misrepresentations were made regarding the facility
  • 8/2001: FCC approves acquisition of WBNZ-FM 99.3 Frankfort
  • 7/2001: Application filed with FCC for transfer of construction permit for WSAG-FM 104.1 Pinconning from Russell J. LaFave to Fort Bend. Agreed sale price was $250,000 but deal later falls through.
  • 5/10/2001: FCC approves sale of WJZZ-AM 1210 Kingsley (now WLDR) from Radio One
  • 3/2001: 92.1 Beulah (now WOUF) and 100.1 Bear Lake (now WCUZ) return to the air- 92.1 simulcasting 101.9 Traverse City (WLDR), 100.1 simulcasting 99.3 Frankfort (WBNZ)
  • 3/2001: Announced that WBNZ-FM 99.3 Frankfort is being purchased from Crystal Clear Communications
  • 2/2001: Announced that WJZZ-AM (now WLDR) 1210 Kingsley is being purchased for $225,000 from Radio One
  • 1/2001: Announced that WLDR-FM 101.9 Traverse City is being purchased for $3.6 million from Donald Witala
  • 9/27/2000: FCC approves sale of WSRQ and WRSI from D & B Broadcasting
  • 8/2000: 100.1 Bear Lake (then WSRQ) and 92.1 Beulah (then WSRI) from D & B Broadcasting to Fort Bend Broadcasting, pending FCC approval
  • 4/2000: Fort Bend (as Fife Lake Broadcasting) granted consturction permit for 95.9 Fife Lake
  • 3/1999: FCC approves transfer of 100.1 Bear Lake (then WZTU) and 92.1 Beulah (then WBVE) from Roger Hoppe II to D & B Broadcasting

 


 

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