WLCM AM 1390 Holt/Lansing

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Slogan/Positioner: Victory 1390

Format: Religious

Web site: www.wlcmradio.com

E-Mail: visit web site

Class: B
Daytime Power / # of Towers: 5,000 watts / 2, directional
Nighttime Power / # of Towers: 4,500 watts / 4, directional
(TWO SITE OPERATIONS)

AM Stereo

FCC technical information:

More about station:

Call Sign History:

  • WLCM: 12/25/1992
  • WNNY: 6/1/1992
  • WLNF: 6/30/1986
  • WGWY: 1980
  • WCER: sign on, 1956

Call Sign Origin: Lansing's Christian Messenger

On Air Date: August 25, 1956

Owner: The Christian Broadcasting System

Telephone: (517) 543-8200

 

Notes/History:

  • 3/2009: License to cover granted for community of license change to Holt and change to two-site operations with new nighttime facility operating at 4,500 watts, an increase from 70 watts. The station had been testing its new nighttime facilities since late in 2008.
  • 7/2006: AM stereo returns
  • 12/15/2005: Construction permit granted for major change to change community of license from Charlotte to Holt and add a second site for improved nighttime operations. The new nighttime facility would operate with 4,500 watts from a 4-tower array.
  • 2004: Major change application filed to change city of license from Charlotte to Holt and increase nighttime power. The possibility of the move is complicated by applications for FM 92.7 to move its city of license from Charlotte to Grand Ledge (leaving Charlotte without its 'local' radio service) and a subsequent application by FM 106.1 to change its city of license from Jackson to Charlotte to backfill the potential changes to AM 1390 and FM 92.7.
  • 2003: Corporate name change to Christian Broadcasting System
  • 2003: AM stereo is dropped
  • 2/1/1993: Station sold to Midwest Broadcasting/Jon Yinger, calls to WLCM. Format is changed to Religious.
  • 5/2/1992: Station sold to ERC Media, owners are Richard McIntosh and Tom McNamara (who is best known for his work as an on-air host at WWJ-AM 950 Detroit. Format to change to Country as WNNY.
  • 10/1/1982: FM 92.7 is sold to Bob Ottoway (WMMQ would become the USA's first station with a Classic Rock format)
  • 1980: WCER-AM 1390 sold to Sharon Broadcasting of Chicago, calls to WGWY
  • 1979: FM 92.7 becomes WMMQ-FM
  • 9/30/1976: WCER-AM/FM sold to Ralph Gregory
  • 1963: FM sister station signs on as WCER-FM 92.7
  • 8/25/1956: AM 1390 WCER signs on, owned by Roy McLean and Craig Davids

 


 

Daytime center of antenna array/transmitter location:

Eaton County

 

Nighttime center of antenna array/transmitter location:

Ingham County

 


 

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