WLHT-FM 95.7 Grand Rapids

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Slogan/Positioner: Channel 95-7; Best Mix

Format: Hot Adult Contemporary

Web site: www.mychannel957.com

E-mail: visit web site

Power/Height/Class: 40,000 watts / 551 feet / B

Broadcasts in digital/HD

  • Secondary stream format (HD2): Ethnic, 'La Maquina Musical', rebroadcast of WNWZ AM 1410
  • Secondary stream web site: www.1410lamaquina.com

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More about station:

Call Sign History:

  • WLHT-FM: 2/4/1984
  • WZZR-FM: 1977
  • WZZM-FM: mid 1960's
  • WKLW: 1962

Call Sign Origin: Light Music

On Air Date: February 26, 1962- 7:00am

Owner: Townsquare Media

Telephone: (616) 451-4800

 

Notes/History:

  • 10/11/2010: WLHT dropped its Lite Rock moniker and repositioned itself as "Channel 95.7, The Best Mix". The station's format had been evolving to hot adult contemporary over the past couple of years, this move firmly positioned it as Hot AC.
  • 2010: Following bankruptcy reorganization Regent Communications becomes Townsquare Media.
  • 4/2006: Dave (Jagger) & Geri (Jarvis) exit as the station's morning team after more than 19 years; Station repositions from W-Lite to Lite Rock 95.7
  • 8/24/2000: Regent closes on purchase
  • 7/18/2000: AMFM/Clear Channel merger approved
  • 3/13/2000: Station is sold to Regent Communications as part of Clear Channel/AMFM merger
  • 10/1999: Announced that Clear Channel and AMFM are to merge
  • 3/1999: Capstar officially becomes part of Chancellor (later AMFM) with approval of FCC.
  • 10/19/1998: Station wins Marconi award for Adult Contemporary Station of the Year.
  • 8/27/1998: Capstar and Chancellor Media are to merge.
  • 1984: Format change to Adult Contemporary as WLHT
  • Mid 1970s-early 80's: Top 40-based format undergoes several adjustments.
  • 1972: Format shifts to gold-based top 40.
  • 1971: Top 40 format adds more album oriented rock selections.
  • 1968: Format shifts to full-time top 40.
  • by 1967:Block-programmed; country mornings, top 40 during afternoon drive, and middle-of-the-road at night. Station is co-owned with WZZM-TV.
  • 2/26/1962: On air at 7:00am (same day as WOOD-FM 105.7, which signed on 4 hours later). Owned by Mr. Van Prooyen, the station was located in the B & G Terminal building downtown Grand Rapids. The tower was on the roof, they had an 8-bay Collins ring antenna (hor). They had purchased the original FM equipment used from the original WKBZ-FM, which had been off the air for some time. The equipment consisted of a Raytheon transmitter and other equipment.

 


 

Transmitter location:

Kent County

 

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