WBRN AM 1460 Big Rapids

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Also heard on FM translators:

  • W236BR 95.1 Reed City
  • W299BE 107.7 Big Rapids

Slogan/Positioner: NewsRadio WBRN

Format: News/Talk/Sports

Web site: www.wbrn.com

E-Mail: visit web site

Class: B
Daytime Power / # of Towers: 5,000 watts / 1, omnidirectional
Nighttime Power / # of Towers: 2,500 watts / 3, directional

FCC technical information:

More about station:

Call Sign History:

  • WBRN

Call Sign Origin: Big Rapids Michigan

On Air Date: 1953

Translator stations:

Owner: Mentor Partners

Telephone: (231) 796-7684

 

Notes/History:

  • 7/2008: Construction permit granted for translator at 95.1 Reed City (W236BR). License granted in June, 2011 to rebroadcast sister station WYBR-FM. Translator later changes to simulcast of WBRN.
  • 2/2008: FCC gives special temporary authority for FM translator 107.7 W299BE Big Rapids to rebroadcast WBRN AM. WBRN becomes the first AM station in Michigan to have an approved FM translator.
  • 9/2007: License granted for translator W299BE 107.7.
  • 4/2005: FCC approves sale of stations.
  • 3/1/2005: WBRN-AM 1460 and WBRN-FM 100.9 are sold by RH Communications to Mentor Partners for $850,000 pending FCC approval. Mentor takes over operations of both WBRN-FM and AM under a local marketing agreement. Mentor also owns/operates WYBR-FM 102.3 Big Rapids.
  • 9/8/2004: Construction permit granted for translator at 107.7 (W299BE).
  • At one time WBRN broadcast in AM stereo but it was dropped.

 


 

Center of antenna array/transmitter location:

Mecosta County

 

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