WGVS AM 850 Muskegon
Simulcast of WGVU-AM 1480 Kentwood/Grand Rapids
Slogan/Positioner: Real Oldies 1480/850; The Way Oldies Are Meant To Be Heard
Format: Public: Oldies
Web site: www.realoldies1480.com
E-Mail: visit web site
Major Network Affiliation: NPR
Power / # of Towers: 1,000 watts / 4, directional
FCC technical information:
More about station:
- Radio Locator coverage area
- FCCInfo.com listing
- Recnet Broadcast Query
- WGVU from Wikipedia
- WGVS from RadioTime.com
- WGVU on Facebook
- Tower photos, thanks Tom Bosscher
Call Sign History:
- WGVS: 3/1/1999
- WKBZ: 1926
Call Sign Origin: Grand Valley State U.
On Air Date: 1926, on AM 1500 in Ludington
Telephone: (616) 771-6666
- WGVS-AM (formerly WKBZ) is the oldest station serving Muskegon.
- 3/1999: Call sign changes: WKBZ-FM/AM become WGVS-FM/AM and the WKBZ calls move to 1520-AM replacing WQWQ.
- 11/25/1998: WLC Broadcasting returns WKBZ FM/AM to Grand Valley State University as a result of a bankruptcy settlement. GVSU is now simulcasting the WGVU signals on the WKBZ frequencies. WLC retained control of WQWQ-AM 1520 and moved the news-talk format from WKBZ-AM to that frequency.
- 1996: WKBZ FM/AM sold to WLC Broadcasting.
- 1995: WKBZ FM/AM 95.3/850 given as a gift to GVSU by Muskegon Lakeshore Broadcasting Inc. owners Robert Jewell and Daniel Thill.
- 19xx: WKBZ-AM switches frequency to 850.
- 193x: WKBZ-AM switches frequency to 1490, city of license to Muskegon.
- 11/1926: WKBZ-AM on air at 1500 in Ludington.
Center of antenna array/transmitter location: