WFDF AM 910 Farmington Hills/Detroit
Slogan/Positioner: Radio Disney
Format: Children's / Pop Music
E-Mail: visit web site
Daytime Power / # of Towers: 50,000 watts / 8 / directional
Nighttime Power / # of Towers: 25,000 watts / 8 / directional
Broadcasts in digital/HD
FCC technical information:
More about station:
- Radio Locator coverage areas: Day, Night
- FCCInfo.com listing
- Recnet Broadcast Query
- Radio Disney on Facebook
- WFDF from TuneIn
- WFDF from Wikipedia
- Tower photos, thanks Tom Bosscher
Call Sign History:
- 1925: WFDF
- 1922: WEAA
Call Sign Origin: Frank D. Fallain (original owner)
On Air Date: May 25, 1922
- 9/2009: License to cover granted for nighttime power change to 25,000 watts.
- 10/2006: Construction permit granted to increase nighttime power from 19,000 to 25,000 watts.
- 4/2006: Old broadcast towers for WFDF in Genesee County are torn down.
- 3/2006: Application filed to increase nighttime power to 28,000 watts
- 2/2006: License to cover granted for Community of License change to Farmington Hills.
- 1/2006: License to cover granted for move to Monroe County and power increase. Community of license remains Flint.
- Tower photos from old Genesee County location, thanks Tom Bosscher.
- 7/29/2005: Construction permit granted to change community of license from Flint to Farmington Hills; nighttime operations will move to northern Monroe county where the previously granted construction permit for new daytime facilities has been under construction. Night power will change from 1,000 watts with 3 towers to 19,000 watts with 8 towers.
- Summer 2005: Testing of new facilities is observed
- 2004: Construction of towers is approved by Ash Township
- 2004: Application filed to change city of license to Farmington Hills from Flint and move nighttime operations to the same site as the construction permit for the new 50,000 watt daytime signal. Nighttime operations would be at 19,000 watts if the major change is approved by the FCC.
- 6/2004: WFRO AM 900 Fremont is taken silent and the license turned in to the FCC by ABC/Disney. WFRO was purchased and taken off the air specifically to make room for the move-in of WFDF to the Detroit market.
- 12/2003: Construction permit granted for new daytime facilities in Monroe County. CP states 50,000 watts from a highly directional (towards the north) 8 tower array. The proposed site is in Ash Township, which to date has not approved a zoning variance to allow the towers to be built.
- 2/11/2003: Application filed with FCC to boost daytime power to 50,000 watts from facilities that would be located in northern Monroe county.
- 8/15/2002: Format switch from News-Talk to Radio Disney (children's)
- 6/24/2002: FCC approves sale of station from Cumulus to ABC
- 4/2002: Announced that station has been purchased by Disney/ABC from Cumulus for $3 million, pending FCC approval
- 3/14/2000: FCC approves sale from Connoisseur to Cumulus
- 11/29/1999: Announced that Cumulus will be acquiring Connoisseur Communications for $242 million
- 1993: Format is News/Talk targeting Flint
- 1980s: Musical selections evolve into Adult Standards
- by 1975: Format change back to Middle of the Road/Adult Contemporary
- early 1970s: Format change to Top 40
- For many years the station was a full service operation featuring 'Middle of the Road' music
- 1925: Call sign to WFDF to reflect Mr. Fallain's initials
- 1922: Station signs on as WEAA, owned by Frank D. Fallain
Historical WFDF broadcast antenna atop the Mott Building in Flint
Center of antenna array/transmitter location: