WJNL AM 1210 Kingsley/Traverse City

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Simulcast of WJML AM 1110 Petoskey

Slogan/Positioner: WJML News-Talk 1110 & 1210; The Talk of the North

Format: News-Talk

Web site: www.wjml.com

E-mail: visit web site

Class: D
Daytime Power / # of Towers: 50,000 watts / 1, omnidirectional
Critical Hours Power / # of Towers: 2,500 watts / 1, omnidirectional
Daytime/Critical Hours operations only

FCC technical information:

More about station:

Call Sign History:

  • WJNL: 4/25/2007
  • WLDR: 5/3/2002
  • WWJR: 1/24/2002
  • WLDR: 8/13/2001
  • WJZZ: 2/1/1997
  • WKNX: 1947

Call Sign Origin: Similar to sister station WJML

On Air Date: April 17, 1947; licensed to Saginaw
- moved to Kinglsey in 1998

Owner: Stone Communications

Telephone: (231) 348-5000

 

Notes/History:

  • 4/23/2007: Format change from Classic Country to Talk as simulcast of WJML AM 1110 Petoskey.
  • 4/2007: FCC approves swap of AM 1210 and AM 750 between Stone and Fort Bend.
  • 2/2007: Announced that Stone Communications will be swapping AM 750 Petoskey along with $244,000 to Fort Bend Broadcasting in exchange for AM 1210 Kingsley/Traverse City. The format of AM 1210 will become talk, simulcasting WJML AM 1110 Petoskey while AM 750 will become a simulcast of Fort Bend's Country WLDR-FM 101.9.
  • 4/2004: Format changes from Talk to Classic Country
  • 5/10/2001: FCC approves sale of station from Radio One to Fort Bend
  • 3/2001: Format is now Talk (Michigan Talk Radio Network)
  • 2/2001: Back on-air with Oldies format
  • 2/2001: Announced that station is being sold to Fort Bend Broadcasting for $225,000
  • 10/2000: Back on the air with Urban Oldies format, buyer still sought. Station is silent again by 1/2001.
  • 11/1999: Silent once again as Radio One attempts to sell facilities
  • 7/1999: After being silent for many months, returns to the air with Urban Oldies format, daytime only
  • 7/1998: Radio One acquires Bell Broadcasting
  • 1998: WJZZ 1210 moved from Frankenmuth to Kingsley and increased daytime power to 50,000 watts
  • 1/1997: Oldies WKNX 1210 Frankemuth and silent WJZZ 1250 Bay City swapped frequencies. WNKX now on 1250, WJZZ now 1210, but still silent.
  • 1994: Station is purchased by Bell Broadcasting (along with silent WXOX 1250 Bay City) as part of a plan to upgrade AM 1200 Detroit.
  • 1978: Purchased by Radiocom; city of license changed to Frankenmuth

  • 1959: Power increase from 1,000 to 10,000 watts.
  • 4/17/1947: WKNX-AM 1210 Saginaw signs on, licnesed to Lake Huron Broadcasting

 


 

Center of antenna array/transmitter location:

Grand Traverse County

 


 

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