WKAR AM 870 East Lansing

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Slogan/Positioner: Newstalk 870

Format: Public: News/Talk

Major Network Affiliations: NPR

Web site: www.wkar.org

E-Mail: visit web site

Class: D
Daytime Power / # of Towers: 10,000 watts / 2, directional
Daytime operations only

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More about station:

Call Sign History:

  • WKAR

Call Sign Origin: K(C)ollege of Agriculture

On Air Date: August 18, 1922

Owner: Michigan State University

Telephone: (517) 432-9527

 

Notes/History:

  • 1939: Power to 5,000 watts
  • 1936: Frequency changes to 870
  • 1930: Frequency is 1040
  • 1928: Frequency is 1080
  • 1925: Frequency is 1050
  • 8/18/1922: On-air at 1070 AM. Station is licensed after experimental operations dating back to 1917. Michigan's first educational radio station.

 


 

Center of antenna array/transmitter location:

Ingham County

 


 

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