WWSJ AM 1580 St. Johns
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
Daytime Power / # of Towers: 1,000 watts / 3, directional
Nighttime Power / # of Towers: 3 watts / 3, directional
FCC technical information:
More about station:
- Radio Locator daytime coverage area
- Radio Locator nighttime coverage area
- FCCInfo.com listing
- Recnet Broadcast Query
- WWSJ from Wikipedia
- WWSJ from RadioTime.com
- WWSJ on Facebook (no link found)
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
- W262BD 100.3 Dimondale: 22 watts / 312 feet / D
Tech info: engineering data, station details, FCCInfo.com, Recnet
Coverage areas: FCC, Radio Locator
- Translator owner: Educational Media Foundation
- 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.
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