WLBY AM 1290 Saline/Ann Arbor

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Slogan/Positioner: Ann Arbor's Liberal Talk Radio

Format: Talk

Web site: www.1290wlby.com

E-Mail: visit web site

Class: D
Daytime Power / # of Towers: 500 watts / 2 / directional
Nighttime Power / # of Towers: 26 watts / 2 / directional

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More about station:

Call Sign History:

  • WLBY: 8/24/2004
  • WHNE: 7/5/2002
  • WCAS: 3/5/2001
  • WYBN: 10/1/1999
  • WDEO:
  • WAMX: 3/1/1993
  • WIQB: 2/21/1992
  • WNRS: 2/14/1970
  • WOIB:
  • WOIA:

Call Sign Origin: Liberal

On Air Date: 1958

Owner: Cumulus Media

Telephone: (734) 302-8100

 

Notes/History:

  • 3/2009: FCC again approves sale of 8 Battle Creek and Ann Arbor stations from Clear Channel to Cumulus.
  • 12/2007: The FCC approved the sale of Clear Channel's Ann Arbor (country WWWW-FM 102.9, adult alternative WQKL-FM 107.1, sports WTKA AM 1050, talk WLBY AM 1290) and Battle Creek (talk WBCK-FM 95.3, soft rock WBXX-FM 104.9, talk WBCK AM 930, silent WBFN AM 1400) clusters to Cumulus Broadcasting. Simultaneously, the Commission approved the transfer of WBFN to Family Life Broadcasting and the transfer of WBCK AM into the Stratus Radio LLC trust. The complicated transaction was first announced in December 2006.
  • 12/2006: Cumulus is acquiring Ann Arbor stations WWWW-FM 102.9, WQKL-FM 107.1, WTKA AM 1050, and WLBY AM 1290 along with Battle Creek stations WBXX-FM 95.3, WRCC-FM 104.9, WBCK AM 930, and WBFN AM 1400 from Clear Channel pending FCC approval and closing. Cumulus will then immediately donate WBFN AM 1400 Battle Creek to Family Life Communications.
  • 8/23/2004: Format switch from Oldies to Talk
  • 6/28/2002: Format switch from Adult Standards to 50's - 70's Oldies as 'Honey Radio'. In Southeast Michigan, 'Honey Radio' was heard on AM 560 for many years prior to that station changing is format to Spanish and then later Religious.
  • 3/23/2001: Format switch from Business News/Talk to Adult Standards
  • 8/30/2000: AMFM/Clear Channel merger closes, station is part of Clear Channel
  • 5/4/2000: Announced that station is being sold to Clear Channel by Cumulus Broadcasting
  • 9/1999: Catholic programming moves to WWCM AM 990, new format is Business News/Talk as 'WYBN Your Business News'.
  • 7/1999: Plans announced to move format to AM 990 after Ava Maria Foundation purchases that station
  • 199x: Acquired by Cumulus Broadcasting
  • 199x: Format change to religious
  • 1992: When sister station at 107.1 in Ann Arbor changes to Oldies as 'Kool 107' WQKL, station picks up New Age Format and later the WAMX calls
  • 2/14/1970: AM and FM combo get new calls: WNRS (AM 1290) and WNRZ (FM 102.9) 'The Winners'
  • 19xx: Becomes WOIB when FM sister station at 102.9 signs on as WOIA
  • 1958: On air as WOIA

 


 

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Washtenaw County

 

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