WGRD-FM 97.9 Grand Rapids

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Slogan/Positioner: Grand Rapids' Rock Alternative

Format: Active Rock

Web site: www.wgrd.com

E-mail: visit web site

Power/Height/Class: 13,000 watts / 591 feet / B

Broadcasts in digital/HD

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Call Sign History:

  • WGRD-FM: 1971
  • WXTO:

Call Sign Origin: Grand Rapids

On Air Date:

Owner: Townsquare Media

Telephone: (616) 459-4111

 

Notes/History:

  • 2010: Following bankruptcy reorganization Regent Communications becomes Townsquare Media.
  • 2/2010: Station begins reporting as active rock instead of modern/alternative rock. The station began leaning more active rock with the format change of FM 107.3 to sports from active rock.
  • 8/24/2000: Regent closes on purchase.
  • 7/18/2000: AMFM/Clear Channel merger approved.
  • 3/13/2000: Station is sold to Regent Communications as part of Clear Channel/AMFM merger.
  • 10/1999: Announced that Clear Channel and AMFM are to merge
  • 3/1999: Capstar officially becomes part of Chancellor (now AMFM) with approval of FCC.
  • 8/27/1998: Capstar and Chancellor Media are to merge.
  • 1994: Format change to Alternative Rock
  • 1971: Purchased by owners of WGRD AM 1410; format is changed to top 40 as WGRD-FM.
  • On air as WXTO, owned by the Catholic Diocese of Grand Rapids and operated by Aquinas College.

 


 

Transmitter location:

Kent County

 


 

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