WNWZ AM 1410 Grand Rapids

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Slogan/Positioner: La Maquina Musical

Format: Ethnic; Spanish Contemporary Hits

Web site: www.1410lamaquina.com

E-mail: visit web site

Class: D
Daytime Power / # of Towers: 1,000 watts / 1, omnidirectional
Nighttime Power / # of Towers: 48 watts / 1, omnidirectional

FCC technical information:

More about station:

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

 

Notes/History:

  • 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:

Kent County

 


 

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