WDTW-FM 106.7 Detroit

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Slogan/Positioner: 106.7 The Beat

Format: Rhythmic Adult Contemporary/Dance

Web site: www.1067thebeat.com

E-mail: visit web site

Power/Height/Class: 61,000 watts / 535 feet / B

Broadcasts in digital/HD

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Call Sign History:

  • WDTW-FM: 1/25/2005
  • WDTW: 7/11/2002
  • WLLC: 10/2/2000
  • WWWW-FM: 9/14/1992
  • WWWW: 196x
  • WDTM: sign on, 1960

On Air Date: October 16, 1960

Owner: Clear Channel

Telephone: (248) 324-5800

 

Notes/History:

  • 9/4/2009: At noon, the country format as The Fox was unceremoniously changed to Rhythmic Adult Contemporary / Dance as 106-7, The Beat of Detroit. The final song with the country format was John Rich's "Shuttin' Detroit Down" and Madonna's "Into The Groove" launched the new sound of 106.7.
  • 5/19/2006: At 3:00 p.m., Country format returns to 106.7 after nearly 7 years.
  • 5/17/2006: At noon, WDTW-FM drops its Rock 'The Drive' format and begins stunting, inviting listeners to make requests in order to decide the future of the station. Liners for the first two hours feature former TV anchor Bill Bonds.
  • 7/10/2002: Station tweaks format from Classic Hits to Classic Rock as '106.7 The Drive', calls change from WLLC to WDTW. 'DTW' is the abbreviation for Detroit's Metropolitan Airport.
  • 10/1/2000: WWWW call sign moves to 102.9 Ann Arbor as that station takes the 'W4 Country' name abandoned in 1999. New calls WLLC go with Alice 106.7 positioner.
  • 8/30/2000: AMFM/Clear Channel merger closes
  • 10/1999: AMFM to merge with Clear Channel
  • 9/3/1999, 2:00pm: Stunting ends and new 'Rock Hits' format kicks off with All Right Now by Free. 'Alice 106.7, Radio for the Rest of Us', 'Rockin' Hits of the 80's, 90's, and 70's.
  • 9/1/1999, 6:00pm: After playing The Dance by Garth Brooks followed by The Star Spangled Banner, country programming ends after about 19 years. The station begins stunting with a 400 Hz tone promising 'something new' and $25,000 to the first caller once the tone is stopped.
  • 199x: Chancellor Media (now AMFM) takes over
  • 1980: Format change from AOR to Country
  • 1980: Howard Stern hired for mornings
  • 7/1979: Purchased by Shamrock Broadcasting
  • about 1970: Format change from Easy Listening/Oldies to Album Oriented Rock
  • 196x: Format evolves to Easy Listening/Oldies, call sign to WWWW
  • Previous owners: Starr Broadcasting, Gordon McLendon
  • 10/16/1960: Station signs on with Beautiful Music format as WDTM

 


 

Transmitter location:

Wayne County; Cadillac Tower building (Downtown Detroit)

 

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