WTCK FM 90.9 Charlevoix

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Slogan/Positioner: A Catholic Voice For Northern Michigan

Format: Religious; Catholic-based talk

Web site: www.baragabroadcasting.com

E-mail: visit web site

Power/Height/Class: 1,100 watts (V) / 659 feet / A, directional

Construction permit: 5,500 watts / 996 feet / C2, directional
- construction permit expires 2/9/15

FCC technical information:

More about station:

Call Sign History:

  • WTCK: 3/16/2004
  • WWCZ: assigned 5/15/2003

Call Sign Origin:

On Air Date: May, 2006

 

Translator stations (2):

 

Owner: Baraga Broadcasting

Telephone: (231) 238-0811

 

Notes/History:

  • 2/2012: Construction permit granted to WTCK to increase power from 1,100 watts @ 659 feet (Class A) to 5,500 watts @ 996 feet (Class C2) and relocate its antenna and transmitter from north of East Jordan in Charlevoix County to north of Harbor Springs in Emmet County.
  • 8/2009: Construction permit granted for changes to FM translator W237CF 95.3 Mackinaw City. It will change frequency to 95.1 as W236BZ, change community of license to St. Ignace, increase power from 27 to 250 watts, and change physical location from Mackinaw City to St. Ignace. License for these changes granted 9/2009.
  • 12/2008: License to cover granted for power increase to 1,100 watts from 600. WIDG AM 940 St. Ignace, recently purchased by Baraga Broadcasting, returns to the air simulcasting programming of WTCK.
  • 2/2008: Radio Assist Ministry agrees to sell FM translator W221CA 92.1 Gaylord to Baraga Broadcasting for $6,800. The FCC approves the sale in April 2008.
  • 2/2008: Construction permit granted to increase power of WTCK from 600 to 1,100 watts.
  • 10/2007: FCC grants approval of purchase of W235CF Mackinaw City.
  • 8/2007: Baraga Broadcasting is acquiring W235CF 95.3 Mackinaw City from the Interlochen Center for the Arts for $25,000 pending FCC approval and closing.
  • 11/2006: FCC approves sale to Baraga Broadcasting.
  • 9/2006: Station is sold for $130,000 by Broadcasting for the Challenged to Baraga Broadcasting pending FCC approval and closing.
  • 5/2006: License granted; station is on-air with Religious/Catholic programming provided by WDEO AM 990 Ypsilanti and EWTN. Station is being operated by Baraga Broadcasting, a local group associated with the Gaylord Diocese of the Roman Catholic Church.
  • 3/2006: Construction permit modified from 6,000 watts @ 43 feet to 600 watts @ 659 feet, directional, from a different tower location.
  • 4/28/2003: Construction permit granted to Broadcasting for the Challenged.

 


 

Transmitter location:

Charlevoix County

 

Const permit transmitter location:

Emmet County

 


 

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