WQKL FM 107.1 Ann Arbor

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Slogan/Positioner: Ann Arbor's 107 One - Quality Music From Then And Now

Format: Adult Album Alternative

Web site: www.annarbors107one.com

E-mail: visit web site

Power/Height/Class: 3,000 watts / 289 feet / A

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Call Sign History:

  • WQKL: 12/24/1992
  • WAMX: 4/3/1989
  • WPAG-FM: sign on, 1967

Call Sign Origin: Kool 107 (previous format)

On Air Date: February 14, 1967

Owner: Cumulus Media

Telephone: (734) 302-8100

 

Notes/History:

  • 3/2009: FCC again approves sale of 8 Battle Creek and Ann Arbor stations from Clear Channel to Cumulus. Closing of the sale is complicated by the need for Clear Channel to complete construction of a new broadcast tower for WWWW-FM in Ann Arbor.
  • 12/2007: The FCC approved the sale of Clear Channel's Ann Arbor and Battle Creek clusters to Cumulus Broadcasting. Simultaneously, the Commission approved the transfer of WBFN to Family Life Broadcasting and the transfer of WBCK AM into the Stratus Radio LLC trust. The complicated transaction was first announced in December 2006.
  • 12/2006: Cumulus is acquiring Ann Arbor stations WWWW-FM 102.9, WQKL-FM 107.1, WTKA AM 1050, and WLBY AM 1290 along with Battle Creek stations WBXX-FM 95.3, WRCC-FM 104.9, WBCK AM 930, and WBFN AM 1400 from Clear Channel pending FCC approval and closing. Cumulus will then immediately donate WBFN AM 1400 Battle Creek to Family Life Communications.
  • 6/26/2004: Format change from gold-based adult contemporary to adult album alternative as 'Ann Arbor's 107 One - Quality Music, True Variety'.
  • 12/2001: Format shifts to all-Christmas music for holiday season, returns to gold AC / classic hits after holiday.
  • 8/30/2000: AMFM/Clear Channel merger closes, station is part of Clear Channel.
  • 5/4/2000: Announced that station is being sold to Clear Channel by Cumulus Broadcasting.
  • 11/1998: Format change from oldies to "AC gold". Station plays softer gold hits from the 60's through the 90's.
  • 199x: Acquired by Cumulus Media
  • 9/30/1992: New call sign WQKL, with new Oldies format as 'Kool 107'. New Age format moves to AM 1290.
  • 1992: MW Blue Partnership acquires WAMX.
  • 1989: Purchased by Tom Monaghan, former owner of Domino's Pizza and the station changes format to new age/smooth jazz/pop as 'Mix 107' WAMX.
  • Early 1980s: WPAG-FM & AM separate full-time and formats on WPAG-FM include country, top 40, and easy listening.
  • 1967: WPAG-FM is reborn as the station signs on as sister to WPAG AM 1050. The previous WPAG-FM signed on at 98.7 in about 1948, but went silent in about 1958. Programming on WPAG-FM is a simulcast of middle-of-the-road WPAG AM during daytime hours that was separated during the evening and on weekends through the mid-1970s. WPAG-FM's evening, night, and weekend programming included folk, rock, country, bluegrass, and beautiful music.

 


 

Transmitter location:

Washtenaw County: Near William and Maynard Sts. (Ann Arbor)

 

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