Former WKBZ AM 1520 Muskegon Heights

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All information is from before the station went silent

Last known format: Children's/Pop Music

FCC station details

Call Sign History:

  • WKBZ: 3/2/1999
  • WQWQ: 7/24/1992
  • WWEZ: 2/1/1992
  • WQWQ: 4/9/1990
  • WKJR:

On Air Date:

Off Air Date: March 2001

Former Owner: WLC Broadcasting

Notes/History:

  • Former tower photos, thanks Tom Bosscher
  • 6/20/2002: License is cancelled
  • 3/2001: Station is silent as WLC Broadcasting also goes bankrupt, assets claimed by creditors
  • 2/5/2001: Station becomes affiliate of Radio Disney
  • 1/2001: Announced that Carolina National Communications will be acquiring station
  • 1/2001: News/Talk format is dropped in favor of taped music. Stated station will be going in new direction.
  • 2000: Ownership reverts back to WLC Broadcasting after Harbor Pointe goes bankrupt
  • 9/8/1999: FCC approves Harbor Pointe's purchase of station
  • 7/30/1999: Harbor Pointe Broadcasting acquires station from WLC Broadcasting
  • 3/2/1999: Call sign change for 1520 to WKBZ as the GVSU owned 95.3/850 change to WGVS.
  • 11/25/1998: WLC returns WKBZ FM/AM 850 to Grand Valley State University as a result of a bankruptcy settlement. Format of WKBZ-AM 850 moves to 1520 along with call sign.

 


 

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