WCCW AM 1310 Traverse City


Slogan/Positioner: ESPN 1310 AM, All Sports Radio

Format: Sports

Web site: www.1310espnradio.com

E-Mail: visit web site

Class: B
Daytime Power / # of Towers: 15,000 watts / 3, directional
Nighttime Power / # of Towers: 7,500 watts / 4, directional

Construction permit:
Class: B
Daytime Power / # of Towers: 50,000 watts / 3, directional
Nighttime Power / # of Towers: 7,500 watts / 4, directional

FCC technical information:

More about station:

Call Sign History:

  • WCCW

Call Sign Origin: Cherry Capital of the World

On Air Date: about 1960

Owner: Midwestern Broadcasting Company

Telephone: (231) 946-6211



  • 3/2008: Construction permit granted to increase daytime power to 50,000 watts from current 15,000.
  • 11/2007: Application filed to increase daytime power from 15,000 to 50,000 watts.
  • 5/2006: License to cover granted for full time operations and power increase to 15,000 watts daytime. Nighttime operates with 7,500 watts.
  • Tower photos (old site), thanks Tom Bosscher
  • 12/20/2004: FCC approves change in construction permit; station will move from Class D to Class B, 15,000 watts daytime and 7,500 watts nighttime from a location near the intersection M-37 and US-31 (Chum's Corners).
  • 7/2004: Application filed to change nighttime construction permit from 130 watts / 2 towers to 7,500 watts / 4 towers from a location near Chum's Corners. The application also requests that the CP for the 15,000 daytime location move to the same place as the new nighttime facilities.
  • 1/2004: Announced that WKJF-AM 1370 Cadillac is being sold by Midwestern Broadcasting Company to Good News Media. Simulcast of WCCW will end once sale is complete
  • 9/2003: FCC grants construction permit for application filed in May (see next item)
  • 5/2003: Application filed with FCC to increase daytime power from 5,000 watts using an omnidirectional pattern to 15,000 using a directional pattern with 3 broadcast towers. The station has also applied for nighttime operations, which would be at 130 watts using 2 towers. The facilities would move to a new location if the application is approved.
  • 2002: Noted that station is no longer broadcasting in AM stereo
  • 10/2001: Format change from Adult Standards to Sports using ESPN Radio
  • 1997: Fabiano-Stricker Communications sells to Midwestern Broadcasting (Ross Biederman)
  • 198x: Anderson sells station, along with sister station WCCW-FM to Fabiano-Stricker Communications
  • Mid 1960s: Top 40 programming added during afternoons.
  • 1960: On-air, owned by John Anderson with a middle-of-the-road format.



Center of antenna array/transmitter location:

Grand Traverse County












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