WWWW-FM 102.9 Ann Arbor

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Slogan/Positioner: W4 Country; Good Times, Great Music

Format: Country

Web site: www.w4country.com

E-mail: visit web site

Power/Height/Class: 50,000 watts / 440 feet / B, directional

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More about station:

Call Sign History:

  • WWWW-FM: 7/31/2006
  • WFOR-FM: 7/24/2006
  • WWWW: 10/2/2000
  • WIQB-FM: 2/1/1992
  • WIQB: 3/1975
  • WNRZ: 2/14/1970
  • WOIA:

Call Sign Origin: "W-4"

On Air Date: March, 1962

Owner: Cumulus Media

Telephone: (734) 302-8100

 

Notes/History:

  • 8/2010: Construction permit granted for new primary facilites; power will change from 49,000 watts @ 499 feet to 50,000 watts @ 440 feet and the new antenna will be located about a mile west of the former location. The station will remain directional to protect WHTD FM 102.7 Mt. Clemens. License to cover granted 4/2011.
  • 8/2009: Station begins operations on auxiliary antenna after being forced off its primary location.
  • 3/2009: FCC again approves sale of 8 Battle Creek and Ann Arbor stations from Clear Channel to Cumulus; closing is delayed until Clear Channel can complete construction of a new tower and antenna.
  • 12/2007: The FCC approved the sale of Clear Channel's Ann Arbor (country WWWW-FM 102.9, adult alternative WQKL-FM 107.1, sports WTKA AM 1050, talk WLBY AM 1290) and Battle Creek (talk WBCK-FM 95.3, soft rock WBXX-FM 104.9, talk WBCK AM 930, silent WBFN AM 1400) clusters to Cumulus Broadcasting. Simultaneously, the Commission approved the transfer of WBFN to Family Life Broadcasting and the transfer of WBCK AM into the Stratus Radio LLC trust. The complicated transaction was first announced in December 2006.
  • 12/2006: Cumulus is acquiring Ann Arbor stations WWWW-FM 102.9, WQKL-FM 107.1, WTKA AM 1050, and WLBY AM 1290 along with Battle Creek stations WBXX-FM 95.3, WRCC-FM 104.9, WBCK AM 930, and WBFN AM 1400 from Clear Channel pending FCC approval and closing. Cumulus will then immediately donate WBFN AM 1400 Battle Creek to Family Life Communications.
  • 7/24/2006: WWWW call sign returns to Detroit market on AM 1310 and FM 102.9 becomes WFOR-FM for a week until the station changes to WWWW-FM.
  • 9/29/2000: W4 Country returns the air in Southeast Michigan as station changes format from Rock to Country at 10:00am. Call sign to be WWWW as it moves from 106.7 in Detroit, the former home of W4 Country until Sept. 1999.
  • 8/30/2000: AMFM/Clear Channel merger closes, station is part of Clear Channel.
  • 5/4/2000: Announced that station is being sold to Clear Channel by Cumulus Broadcasting.
  • 199x: Acquired by Cumulus Broadcasting.
  • 1990s: Although the station continues a rock-based format, it makes several adjustments including attempts at adult alternative and active rock.
  • 1980s: Format drifts toward more pop music but continues to be heavily rock based.
  • 3/1975: Call sign change to WIQB as 'Quadrock 103' with full-time rock format.
  • Early 1970s: AM 1290 changes format to country; FM continues simulcast during the daytime but programs a separate progressive rock format at night.
  • 2/14/1970: FM and sister station AM 1290 get new calls, WNRZ (102.9 FM) and WNRS (1290 AM) 'The Winners'; format remains top 40.
  • 1967: Format change to top 40.
  • 3/1962: On air as WOIA, calls move from sister station AM 1290 which becomes WIOB. Format is middle-of-the-road simulcast on both stations.

 


 

Transmitter location:

Washtenaw County: Near Zeeb and Scio Church Rds (Lodi Twp)

 

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