WJLB FM 97.9 Detroit

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Slogan/Positioner: FM 98

Format: Urban Contemporary

Web site: www.fm98wjlb.com

E-mail: visit web site

Power/Height/Class: 50,000 watts / 489 feet / B

Broadcasts in digital/HD

  • Secondary stream format (HD2): Urban / Hip-Hop Classics

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Call Sign History:

  • WJLB: 12/3/1980
  • WMZK:
  • WBRI:
  • WJLB:
  • WLOU:
  • W49D: on air, 5/9/1941

Call Sign Origin: John Lord Booth (original owner)

On Air Date: May 24, 1941

Owner: Clear Channel

Telephone: (313) 965-2000

 

Notes/History:

  • 8/30/2000: AMFM/Clear Channel merger closes
  • 10/1999: AMFM to merge with Clear Channel
  • 1995: Becomes #1 Arbitron rated station in Detroit, surplanting longtime #1 WJR-AM
  • 8/1994: Chancellor Media acquires station. Chancellor and Evergreen later merge to form AMFM
  • 4/1994: Booth American Company merges with Broadcast Alchemy to become Secret Communications
  • 1980: Call sign/format swap with sister station WJLB-AM 1400. Format is becomes Urban on 97.9 as "Detroit's Strongest Songs"
  • 19xx: Call sign change to WMZK 'Station of the Nations'
  • 6/1948: By this date, frequency is 97.9 and call sign is WJLB-FM
  • 9/12/1945: Assigned 96.5 FM as WLOU
  • 5/24/1941: Officially programming begins as W49D, Michigan's second FM. Owned by John Lord Booth.
  • 5/7/1941: (approximately) Station begins testing with 1,000 watts of power at 44.9 MHz

 


 

Transmitter location:

Wayne County: Near Midland St. and Hamilton Ave (Highland Park)

 

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