WDTW AM 1310 Dearborn/Detroit

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Slogan/Positioner: 1310 WDTW, Detroit's Progressive Talk

Format: Talk

Web site: www.1310wdtw.com

E-Mail: visit web site

Class: B
Daytime Power / # of Towers: 5,000 watts / 6 / directional
Nighttime Power / # of Towers: 5,000 watts / 2 / directional

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More about station:

Call Sign History:

  • WDTW: 9/15/2006
  • WWWW: 7/24/2006
  • WDTW: 1/25/2005
  • WXDX: 12/4/2000
  • WYUR: 9/22/1997
  • WDOZ: 1/3/1995
  • WMTG: 11/24/1986
  • WNIC: 11/1/1986
  • WWKR: 1977
  • WNIC: about April/May, 1972
  • WKNR: 1963
  • WKMH: sign on, 1946

On Air Date: December 29, 1946

Owner: Clear Channel

Telephone: (248) 324-5800

 

Notes/History:

  • Visit keener13.com for a complete history of the station during its days as Top 40 WKNR 'Keener 13'
  • 7/24/2006: WWWW call sign moves to AM 1310 from FM 102.9 Ann Arbor which becomes WWWW-FM. In September WWWW AM once again becomes WDTW- it's believed that a possible sale of Clear Channel's Ann Arbor clusters was not completed, prompting first the initial change of call sign in July then with the sale falling through, the change back in September.
  • 1/2005: Talk format shifts to liberal/progressive slant as WDTW. Most of the programming lineup changes with the new direction.
  • 5/2003: Fox Sports Radio dropped from weekend timeslots. Much of the weekend programming now comes from MTRN.
  • 10/7/2002: Format switch from Sports Talk to Mainstream Talk. Station primarily features syndicated programming from both national personalities and the Michigan Talk Radio Network. One exception is midday program hosted by local handyman Glenn Haege. Station continues to call itself 'The X', but as 'Talk Radio 1310, The X'. Weekends continue with primarily sports programming from Fox Sports Radio.
  • 11/3/2000: Station switches to all-sports, dropping simulcast of WNIC-FM. Most programming is from syndicated Fox Sports Radio. Using positioner 'The X', call sign change to WXDX to match.
  • 8/30/2000: AMFM/Clear Channel merger closes
  • 4/30/2000: Simulcasting with FM 100.3 WNIC
  • 4/2000: Announced that leasee AdVantage Communications will cease operations of 'Your radio station'.
  • 11/1999: Sports (1 on 1 Sports) added evenings
  • 10/1999: AMFM to merge with Clear Channel
  • 9/1999: Classical Music is added during daytime hours
  • 4/1998: Classical Music is the format from 7pm - 5am
  • by 1998: Owned by AMFM (a merged Evergreen and Chancellor Media)
  • 10/13/1997: WYUR, 'Your' radio station. Attempting to recapture the sound of WJR in the 70's and 80's.
  • 1996: Again duplicating FM 100.3
  • 12/18/1994: WDOZ Detroit's "Radio AAHS", children's programming
  • Approx 1991: Again duplicating FM 100.3
  • Approx 1986 WMTG: - Motown Gold / Classic Soul
  • 1980's, WNIC: Again duplicating FM 100.3
  • by 1979: Owner is Fairmont
  • 1977, WWKR: An attempt to recapture the old Keener 13 days with Top 40 format
  • 1973: Station is sold again, from Johns Communication to State Life Mutual Assurance Company of America
  • 4/25/1972: Keener 13 ceases operations and is sold. Station begins duplicating duplicating Adult Contemporary format of WNIC-FM 100.3
  • 8/9/1965: Dick Purtan makes his debut as morning man for WKNR. Purtan had arrived at Keener in May 1965 from WSAI Cincinnati and previously did afternoons at WKNR.
  • 10/31/1963: Top 40 Keener 13 is born on WKNR AM 1310, simulcast on FM 100.3 which becomes WKNR-FM.
  • 1960: Fred Knorr dies unexpectedly after a freak accident at his Florida home. His widow Nellie continued oversight of the stations.
  • 19xx: McCoy and Hansen bought out by Knorr
  • 1948: Frequency shift to 1310, 5000 watt day (2 tower) and night (6 tower). Station begins 24-hour operations.
  • 12/29/1946: On air as WKMH; 'Middle of the Road' format, frequency is 1540 daytime only. Owners were Fred Knorr, Bill McCoy, Harvey Hansen. The station operated at 1540 AM with 2,000 watts as a daytimer.

 


 

Center of antenna array/transmitter location:

Wayne County; Nr I-94 and Telegraph (Taylor)

 

Old logo gallery:

Logos courtesy of Keener13.com and DetroitRadioFlashbacks.net

 


 

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