WVGR FM 104.1 Grand Rapids

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Simulcast of: WUOM-FM 91.7 Ann Arbor

Slogan/Positioner: Michigan Radio

Format: Public: News-Talk

Web site: www.michiganradio.org

E-mail: visit web site

Major Network Affiliations: NPR, PRI

Power/Height/Class: 96,000 watts / 725 feet / B, directional

Broadcasts in digital/HD

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More about station:

Call Sign History:

  • WVGR

Call Sign Origin: Vogt Grand Rapids

On Air Date: December 7, 1961

Owner: University of Michigan

Telephone: (734) 764-9210

 

Notes/History:

  • Fall 2006: After operating with special temporary authority from the FCC on the WBCT-FM 93.7 / WWMT-TV 3 tower for several years, WVGR is granted its license to cover for new permanent facilites that allowed the station to remain at nearly 100,000 watts ERP.
  • 2004: Classical web stream dropped.
  • 5/2004: Construction permit granted to change licensed ERP from 108,000 watts @ 600 feet nondirectional to 108,000 watts @ 718 feet directional from a slightly different tower location from when the station's antenna was on the WOOD-TV 8 tower. WVGR had to move from the WOOD-TV tower when the TV station added facilities for digital broadcasting.
  • 7/2000: Overnight Classical programming is dropped in favor of all News/Talk shows. Classical music now available 24 hours/day via web site.
  • WVGR call sign a nod to Fred Vogt, the man who led the fundraising campaign for public radio in Grand Rapids.

 


 

Transmitter location:

Barry County

 


 

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