WKQI FM 95.5 Detroit

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Slogan/Positioner: Channel 95-5 Detroit's Hit Music Leader

Format: Contemporary Hits, Top 40

Web site: www.channel955.com

E-mail: visit web site

Power/Height/Class: 100,000 watts / 430 feet / B

Broadcasts in digital/HD

  • Secondary stream format (HD2): Contemporary Hits

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Call Sign History:

  • WKQI: 7/20/1989
  • WCZY-FM: 6/17/1985
  • WCZY: 9/9/1980
  • WLDM: sign on, 1949

Call Sign Origin:

On Air Date: February 12, 1949

Owner: Clear Channel

Telephone: (248) 324-5800

 

Notes/History:

  • 2/2002: Station repositions from Q95-5 to Channel 95-5, format remains contemporary hits/Top 40
  • 2001: Playlist migrates from Adult Top 40 to mainstream Top 40
  • 8/30/2000: AMFM/Clear Channel merger closes
  • 10/1999: AMFM to merge with Clear Channel
  • 9/1999: Format tweak to Adult Top 40 as most 80's music is dropped
  • 1996: Station leans more heavily towards CHR with the departure of Purtan
  • 3/15/1996: Dick Purtan leaves WKQI, eventually lands at WOMC-FM 104.3.
  • 5/1993: Evergreen acquires station. Chancellor and Evergreen later merge to form AMFM
  • 199x: Entire format migrates to Hot Adult Contemporary
  • 1989: Call sign change to WKQI- 'Q95.5'
  • 1989: Station has two formats, Adult Hits during Dick Purtan's show, Hot Adult Contemporary the rest of the day
  • 3/1987: Gannett purchases Detroit News forcing sale of station (along with sister AM 1500) to Broadcasting Partners
  • 198x: Religious programming is removed from WLQV-AM 1500 in favor of duplicating WCZY-FM as a marketing ploy to 'bring Dick Purtan back to AM'. Calls of AM station are changed to WCZY. After a few months, WLQV and religious programming are back on AM.
  • 1984: Dick Purtan leaves CKLW for the morning spot on WCZY 95.5
  • Mid 1980's: Soft AC format gradually evolves into Top 40
  • 1980: 'Cosy 95' with new call sign WCZY, Soft Adult Contemporary format
  • 6/1979: Combined Communications purchases station. Combined Communications later becomes Gannett.
  • 19xx: Format is Beautiful Music / "Muzak"
  • 19xx: Owner is Lincoln Broadcasting
  • 2/12/1949: Station is on the air as WLDM

 


 

Transmitter location:

Oakland County: Greenfield and 10 Mile Rds (Oak Park)

 

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