WMKT AM 1270 Charlevoix

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Also heard on FM translator W221BQ 92.1 Petoskey

Slogan/Positioner: WMKT 1270 The Talk Station; 200 Miles of Talk

Format: Talk

Web site: www.wmktthetalkstation.com

E-mail: visit web site

Class: B
Daytime Power / # of Towers: 27,000 watts / 1, omnidirectional
Nighttime Power / # of Towers: 5,000 watts / 3, directional

Construction permit:
Class:
B
Daytime Power / # of Towers: 50,000 watts / 1, omnidirectional
Nighttime Power / # of Towers: 5,000 watts / 3, directional

FCC technical information:

More about station:

Call Sign History:

  • WMKT: 7/14/1989
  • WKHQ: 6/9/1986
  • WKOS: 5/1/1986

Call Sign Origin:

On Air Date:

Owner: MacDonald-Garber Broadcasting

Telephone: (231) 347-8713

Translator station:

 

Notes/History:

  • 2/2010: New construction permit to increase daytime power to 50,000 watts is granted.
  • 11/2009: Construction permit to increase daytime power to 50,000 watts is canceled; new application filed to increase daytime power to 50,000 watts from current 27,000.
  • 6/2006: License to cover granted for daytime power increase to 27,000 watts.
  • 6/2005: Construction permit granted to increase daytime power from 5,000 watts to 27,000 watts and remain non-directional. Nighttime pattern will not change.

 

Translator Notes/History:

  • 9/2011: FM translator W221BQ 92.1 Petoskey granted a construction permit to move to FM 91.7, change location from south to west of Petoskey, reduce power from 26 to 1 watt, and change rebroadcasting station to WTCK FM 90.9. These changes could be temporary as one step of a multi-step change for the translator.
  • 2009: W211BQ FM 92.1 translator changes from rebroadcasting WKHQ FM to WMKT.
  • 6/2008: W221BQ begins rebroadcasting WKHQ, license granted to Great Lakes Community Broadcasting in July 2008.
  • 3/2008: MacDonald Garber Broadcasting is purchasing the construction permit for W221BQ 92.1 Petoskey from Great Lakes Community Broadcasting for $1,500 pending FCC approval and closing. The FCC approves the sale in May, 2008. MacDonald Garber files for special temporary authority to rebroadcast its WMKT AM 1270 on FM 92.1.

 


 

Center of antenna array/transmitter location:

Charlevoix County

 


 

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