WBFX FM 101.3 Grand Rapids

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Slogan/Positioner: 101.3 The Fox; The Fox Rocks

Format: Rock

Web site: www.101thefoxrocks.com

E-mail: visit web site

Power/Height/Class: 50,000 watts / 420 feet / B

Broadcasts in digital/HD

  • Secondary stream format (HD2): Adult Alternative
  • Secondary stream web site:

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Call Sign History:

  • WBFX: 9/27/2000
  • WCUZ-FM: 7/9/1980
  • WFFX:
  • WMLW:
  • WYON:

Call Sign Origin: The Fox

On Air Date: About 1964/65

Owner: Clear Channel

Telephone: (616) 459-1919

 

Notes/History:

  • 6/2009: Format evolves into mainstream rock format but still features many classic rock tracks.
  • 9/24/2000: Format change from Classic Country to Classic Rock as '101.3 The Fox', new calls WBFX
  • 1998: Format moves from mainstream country to classic country
  • 1980: Format change to country, new calls WCUZ-FM
  • 1978: Format change to album-oriented rock as WFFX 'The Fox'.
  • 1970's: As WMLW, format is adult contemporary as 'Mellow 101'.
  • 1964/65: WYON signs on, owner is McPherson Broadcasting who also owned WION in Ionia. The entire station was built in a 2 stall garage-style building built on acreage North of Lowell, MI near Grattan. The daytime programming was a simulcast of WION via studio-to-transmitter link from Ionia. In the evening at 5pm, the station went live with a small studio at the tranmitter site. Paul Dobosz was the first to host this evening show which ran until 9pm when Ed Fitzgerald came in and played big band music until signoff at midnight.

    The station was built out of second hand equipment including an old GE 10KW transmitter and a handbuilt 6 channel audio console. At the time, there was only one cart machine and an old Magnecord reel to reel machine along with a couple of second hand turntables with Rek-O-Kut tone arms.

 


 

Transmitter location:

Kent County

 


 

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