WGVS-FM 95.3 Whitehall/Muskegon


Simulcast of WGVU-FM 88.5 Allendale/Grand Rapids

Slogan/Positioner: WGVU Radio, West Michigan Public Radio

Format: Public: News/Talk, Jazz

Web site: www.wgvu.org

E-mail: visit web site

Major Network Affiliation: NPR

Power/Height/Class: 2,000 watts / 361 feet / A

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Call Sign History:

  • WGVS-FM: 3/1/1999
  • WKBZ-FM: 3/19/1993
  • WMHZ: (not certain if this call was used)
  • WNRF:
  • WLRQ:

Call Sign Origin: Grand Valley State U.

On Air Date: approximately late 1970s

Owner: Grand Valley State University

Telephone: (616) 771-6666



  • 3/1999: Call sign changes: WKBZ-FM/AM become WGVS-FM/AM and the WKBZ calls move to 1520 AM, replacing WQWQ.
  • 11/25/1998: WLC Broadcasting returns WKBZ FM/AM to Grand Valley State University as a result of a bankruptcy settlement. GVSU is now simulcasting the WGVU signals (Public/Jazz) on the WKBZ frequencies. WLC retained control of WQWQ-AM 1520 and moved the news-talk format from WKBZ-AM to that frequency.
  • 1996: WKBZ FM/AM sold to WLC Broadcasting.
  • 1995: WKBZ FM/AM 95.3/850 given as a gift to GVSU by Muskegon Lakeshore Broadcasting Inc. owners Robert Jewell and Daniel Thill.
  • 199x: Format is Urban as Power 95.3 FM with WKBZ-FM call sign.
  • Late 1970s: On air as WLRQ with top 40 format 'Super Q'.



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