WDFN AM 1130 Detroit
Slogan/Positioner: Sportsradio 1130 WDFN
Web site: www.wdfn.com
E-Mail: visit web site
Daytime Power / # of Towers: 50,000 watts / 2 / directional
Nighttime Power / # of Towers: 10,000 watts / 9 / directional
FCC technical information:
More about station:
- Radio Locator coverage areas: Day, Night
- FCCInfo.com listing
- Recnet Broadcast Query
- WDFN on Facebook
- WDFN from TuneIn
- WDFN from Wikipedia
- Tower photos, thanks Tom Bosscher
- Tower Site Hunting from the Air: Aerial photos
Call Sign History:
- WDFN: 5/20/1994
- WWWW: 9/14/1992
- WCXI: 3/1/1979
Call Sign Origin: Detroit's Fan
On Air Date: December 17, 1939
Owner: Clear Channel
Telephone: (248) 324-5800
- 9/2009: Local programming returns.
- 1/20/2009: Local talk programs are dropped and WDFN switches to syndicated programming. The only remaining local content on the station are sports news updates and Detroit Pistons basketball.
- 12/2005: WDFN's 'Angry Fan March' protest about the Detroit Lions generates national attention.
- 8/30/2000: AMFM/Clear Channel merger closes
- 10/1999: Announced that AMFM is to merge with Clear Channel.
- 7/11/1994: Sports talk format debuts as 'The Fan'; first full-time all sports format in Detroit.
- 1992: Call sign to WWWW to match sister station on FM. Format remains country, simulcasting FM most of the time.
- by 1990: Owner is Shamrock Broadcasting, which is also the owner of once rival country outlet WWWW-FM 106.7.
- 1986: FM 92.3 ends simulcast and takes on contemporary format as WNTM. AM 1130 continues as country WCXI.
- 198x: Owner is Fritz Broadcasting. WCXI-FM calls placed on sister station FM 92.3 along with country format to compete against country format on WWWW-FM 106.7.
- by 1979: Owner is Golden West.
- 1978: Format changed to country with new call sign WCXI (Country 11) adopted several months later.
- 197x: Format returns to Adult Contemporary (after about a year of news format).
- 197x: Format change from Adult Contemporary to All-News.
- 1970s: Formats range from rock/top 40 to easy listening/adult contemporary. One of the positioners used during this time was Giant 1130.
- 19xx: Owner is Hy Levinson.
- 1939: On air as WCAR, licensed to Pontiac. Format is Middle of the Road.
Center of antenna array/transmitter location:
Wayne County; near Jefferson Ave and Vreeland Rd (Gibralter)
Old logo gallery: