WJRW AM 1340 Grand Rapids

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Slogan/Positioner: We're Talking West Michigan

Format: Talk

Web site: www.wjrwam.com

E-Mail: visit web site

Class: C
Power / # of Towers: 1,000 watts / 1, omnidirectional
Unlimited operations

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Call Sign History:

  • WJRW: 7/27/2009
  • WBBL: 6/1/1994
  • WLAV: 3/1/1984
  • WTWN: 9/1/1980
  • WLAV: sign on, 1940

Call Sign Origin: Similar to sister station WJR Detroit

On Air Date: 9/18/1940

Owner: Cumulus Media

Telephone: (616) 456-5461

 

Notes/History:

  • 3/2011: Announced that Cumulus Media is merging/acquiring Citadel Broadcasting in a deal worth billions of dollars. The FCC approves the sale and it closes later in 2011.
  • 8/10/2009: Simulcast with FM 107.3 ends and AM 1340 changes format to talk using WJRW call sign as a take of on Detroit sister station WJR.
  • 5/28/2009: The Ball gains an FM signal as FM 107.3 Greenville begins simulcast with AM 1340. FM 107.3 becomes WBBL-FM.
  • 4/6/2000: FCC approves sale of station from Michigan Media (Bloomington Broadcasting) to Citadel
  • 5/25/1994: Format switch to all sports as "The Ball"
  • 1992: Modern rock format debuts as '1340 Underground'.
  • 1984: Talk format gives way to oldies, WLAV call sign restored.
  • 1980: Format is talk as WTWN '1340 Townhouse'.
  • 1974: Top-40 format evolves into softer adult rock sound.
  • 1963: Format is Top-40 around the clock.
  • 1940: On-air

 


 

Center of antenna array/transmitter location:

Kent County

 

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