WILS AM 1320 Lansing

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Slogan/Positioner: Lansing's More Compelling Talk Radio

Format: News/Talk

Web site: www.1320wils.com

E-Mail: visit web site

Class: B
Daytime Power / # of Towers: 25,000 watts / 2, directional
Nighttime Power / # of Towers: 1,900 watts / 4, directional

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Call Sign History:

  • WILS: 1947

Call Sign Origin: Lansing

On Air Date: February 19, 1947

Owner: MacDonald Broadcasting

Telephone: (517) 393-1320

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Notes/History:

  • 4/2008: License to cover granted for power increase to 25,000/1,900 watts from 5,000/1,000 watts and becomes the Lansing area's most powerful local AM outlet.
  • 1/25/2008: WILS begins broadcasts from its new Eaton County facilities.

  • 10/30/2006: Format change from adult standards to news/talk; standards format moves to new sister station WXLA AM 1180.
  • 12/20/2005: Construction permit granted to change power from 5,000 watts daytime with two towers and 1,000 watts nighttime with three towers to 25,000 watts daytime with two towers and 1,900 watts nighttime with 4 towers. Broadcast location will change from Ingham County to Eaton County.
  • 1993: Format is nostalgia/adult standards.
  • 1992: Format change to country.
  • Late 1980s/early 90s: Format is urban contemporary.
  • 19xx: Purchased by MacDonald Broadcasting
  • 19xx: Sold by Sentry Broadcasting to North Star
  • 1984: Format switch from Full Service to Big Band
  • 8/1983: Sold from Byrd and Pomeroy (Lansing Broadcasting) to Sentry Broadcasting
  • Late 1970s: Top 40 format evolves into middle-of-the-road/full service.
  • 1960s-70s: Format is Top 40.
  • 2/19/1947: Station begins operations.

 


 

Center of antenna array/transmitter location:

Eaton County

 

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