WWBN FM 101.5 Tuscola/Flint

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Slogan/Positioner: Banana 101.5; Flint's Rock Radio

Format: Active Rock

Web site: www.banana1015.com

E-mail: visit web site

Power/Height/Class: 1,800 watts / 489 feet / A

Broadcasts in digital/HD

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Call Sign History:

  • WWBN: 9/16/1994
  • WKMF-FM: 12/13/1991
  • WGMZ-FM: 7/21/1987

Call Sign Origin: Banana 101.5

On Air Dates:

  • September, 1994 as WWBN (after WKMF-FM previously went dark on 101.7)
  • 1987 as WGMZ-FM on 101.7

Owner: Townsquare Media

Telephone: (810) 743-1080

 

Notes/History:

  • 2010: Following bankruptcy reorganization, Regent Broadcasting emerges as Townsquare Media.
  • 1/2003: License to cover granted for changes approved in November 2001.
  • 9/2002: Station begins broadcasting from new tower in Genesee county.
  • 3/2002: Format shifts to Active Rock from Mainstream Rock. Owner Regent Communications changed the programming of new sister-station WRXF-FM 103.1 Lapeer to Classic Rock- which allowed for the removal of most classic rock titles on WWBN.
  • 11/2001: Construction permit granted to move tower from near Millington in Tuscola County to near Otisville in Genesee County. Power will decrease to 1,800 watts from 6,000, HAAT to increase to 489 feet from 328, pattern will change from directional to non-directional.
  • 199x: Frequency shift to 101.5 from 101.7 and power increase to 6000 watts from 3000. WPRJ Coleman switched from 101.5 to 101.7 and also increased power. WHZZ 101.7 Lansing was also able to increase effective power.
  • 1994: Station restarts operations as WWBN with rock format.
  • 199x: WKMF-FM goes silent.

  • 1991: Format change to country as WKMF-FM; simulcasting sister station WKMF AM 1470.
  • 1987: On-air at 101.7 FM as WGMZ-FM with easy listening format. The calls and format had previously been used in the Flint market on FM 107.9.

 


 

Transmitter location:

Genesee County

 


 

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