WWSJ AM 1580 St. Johns

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Simulcast of FM translator W262BD 100.3 Dimondale

Slogan/Positioner: Joy 1580 AM / 100.3 FM; The Difference Is The Music

Format: Religious; Black Gospel

Web site: www.wwsj.com

E-Mail: visit web site

Class: D
Daytime Power / # of Towers: 1,000 watts / 3, directional
Nighttime Power / # of Towers: 3 watts / 3, directional

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Call Sign History:

  • WWSJ: 3/9/1987
  • WLNZ: 9/13/1985
  • WGZS: 9/2/1985
  • WKLH: 1985
  • WVGO: 10/1983
  • WQTK: 5/1983
  • WKZY: 11/1982
  • WQTK: approx 1981
  • WRBJ: 1960s
  • WJUD: sign on, 1959

Call Sign Origin: St. Johns

On Air Date: September 23, 1959

Owner: Larry & Helen Harp, Wayne & Elmira Hill

Telephone: (989) 224-7911

 

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Notes/History:

  • Summer 2010: WWSJ begins simulcasting on FM translator W262BD 100.3 which is licensed to Dimondale; the translator continues to be owned by Educational Media Foundation which had previously programmed the translator with its contemporary Christian 'Air 1' format.
  • 199x: Ditmer sells to Larry Harp, Helen Harp, Wayne Hill and Elmira Hill. Format change to religious/black Gospel as Joy 1580.
  • 8/1996: Robert Ditmer again purchases station.
  • 9/1995: Format to full-service/oldies as AM-16 The Mint.
  • 2/1995: Robert Ditmer sells to Steve and Cheryl Evans (Mint City Radio).
  • 199x: Format is Spanish.
  • 198x: Format is news-talk as News Radio 1580.
  • 1986: Ditmer repurchases AM 1580 and changes call sign from WLNZ to WWSJ and returns format to full-service/country.
  • 9/1985: On Labor Day, FM 92.1 becomes WLNZ and changes format to album oriented rock. AM 1580 was to switch to a religious format as WGVS but instead becomes WLNZ.
  • 7/1985: Charles McLravy sells WKLH-FM/AM to Lansing Broadcasting Associates.
  • Spring 1985: Format returns to country as WKLH simulcasting WKLH-FM 92.1 (K-92).
  • 10/1983: Format change to adult standards 'Music Of Your Life' as WVGO.
  • 5/1983: Country format returns along with WQTK call sign.
  • 11/1982: Programming on FM and AM separate; AM 1580 becomes WKZY as 'Cozy 16' returning to a middle-of-the-road format.
  • 1981: Robert Ditmer sells WRBJ AM and its sister FM station to R. Charles McLravy. Format of both AM 1580 and FM 92.1 switches to full-service/country 'Your Friend In the Country' as WQTK-FM/AM.
  • 1970s: Sister station WRBJ-FM 92.1 signs on.
  • 1960s: Purchased by Robert D. Ditmer and call sign changed to WRBJ which for the initials of his children. Format is full-service / middle-of-the-road.
  • 10/23/1959: WJUD begins operations at 10:00 a.m. owned by Justin F. Marzke.

 


 

Center of antenna array/transmitter location:

Clinton County

 

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