WNWZ AM 1410 Grand Rapids
Slogan/Positioner: La Maquina Musical
Format: Ethnic; Spanish Contemporary Hits
Web site: www.1410lamaquina.com
E-mail: visit web site
Daytime Power / # of Towers: 1,000 watts / 1, omnidirectional
Nighttime Power / # of Towers: 48 watts / 1, omnidirectional
FCC technical information:
More about station:
- Radio Locator daytime coverage area
- Radio Locator nighttime coverage area
- FCCInfo.com listing
- Recnet Broadcast Query
- WNWZ from Wikipedia
- WNWZ from RadioTime.com
- Facebook (no link found)
- Tower photos, thanks Tom Bosscher
Call Sign History:
- WNWZ: 9/4/1998
- WRCV: 7/5/1996
- WGRD: 5/14/1990
- WKTH: 3/17/1986
- WXQT: 6/29/1981
- WGRD: 1948
Call Sign Origin: News
On Air Date: 1948
Owner: Townsquare Media
Telephone: (616) 459-4111
- 2010: Following bankruptcy reorganization, Regent Broadcasting becomes Townsquare Media.
- 1/1/2003: Format change from Talk to Spanish contemporary hits.
- 10/1/2001: Format change from simulcast of CNN Headline News to talk as 'NewsTalk 1410 AM'. Much of daily programming is from Michigan Talk Radio Network.
- 8/24/2000: Regent closes on purchase.
- 7/18/2000: AMFM/Clear Channel merger approved.
- 6/8/2000: Announced that station has been sold to Regent Communications.
- 10/1999: AMFM to merge with Clear Channel.
- 3/1999: Capstar officially becomes part of Chancellor (which had become AMFM) with approval of FCC.
- 9/1998: Format change to news primarily simulcasting CNN's Headline News as WNWZ.
- 8/27/1998: Announced that Capstar and Chancellor Media are to merge.
- 1996: WGRD-FM/AM separate again; AM 1410 becomes WRCV with country format.
- 1994: WGRD-FM/AM change format to modern rock.
- 1990: Call sign returns to WGRD and station is again simulcasting sister station WGRD-FM with contemporary hits format.
- 1988: Format change to hard rock; WKTH is Grand Rapids' outlet for Z-Rock.
- 1984: Format change to oldies as 'Great Gold 14-K'.
- 1981: Format change to big band as WXQT.
- 1970: New sister station WXTO FM 97.9 signs on; AM 1410 and FM 97.9 primarily simulcast each other.
- 1967: Format returns to pure Top 40.
- 1965: Format to gold-based Top 40.
- 1964: Format change to adult contemporary.
- 1959: Format change to Top 40; WGRD was one of Grand Rapids' most influential radio stations during the early years of rock radio.
Center of antenna array/transmitter location: