WIAB FM 88.5 Mackinaw City


Simulcast of WIAA-FM 88.7 Interlochen

Slogan/Positioner: IPR Music Radio

Format: Public: Classical

Web site: www.interlochenpublicradio.org

E-mail: visit web site

Major Network Affiliation: NPR

Power/Height/Class: 20,000 watts (H) / 430 feet / C2, directional

Construction permit: 50,000 watts / 820 feet / C1, directional

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More about station:

Call Sign History:

  • WIAB: 7/25/2005
  • WDQV: 7/3/2000
  • WAAQ: assigned 2/8/1999

Call Sign Origin: Similar to parent station WIAA, Interlochen Arts Academy

On Air Date: 10/1/2000

Owner: Interlochen Center for the Arts

Telephone: (231) 276-7200



  • 3/2012: Construction permit granted to change power from 20,000 watts (Class C2) @ 430 feet to 50,000 watts @ 820 feet from a new tower location in Emmet County north of Harbor Springs. The station currently broadcasts from Cheboygan County southeast of Mackinaw City.
  • 8/2007: Baraga Broadcasting is acquiring W235CF 95.3 Mackinaw City from the Interlochen Center for the Arts for $25,000 pending FCC approval and closing. Sale is approved in October, 2007.
  • 4/2006: FCC approves sale of WVXA Rogers City to Midwestern Broadcasting and assignment of license for W237CF 95.3 Mackinaw City to Interlochen Center for the Arts. Application for transfer of W237CF states that Interlochen plans to rebroadcast WIAB on this translator.
  • 7/2005: After going off the air earlier in the summer, station returns to the air simulcasting Classical WIAA-FM 88.7 Interlochen. Call sign change from WDQV (The Dove) to WIAB.
  • 1/18/2005: Broadcast Music Ministries reaches agreement to sell station to Interlochen Center for the Arts for $580,000 pending FCC approval. Sale is approved in March, 2005.
  • 6/14/2002: Construction permit granted to change facilities from Class A (3,800 watts @ 417 feet) to Class C2 (20,000 watts @ 430 feet, directional antenna). License to cover for the changes granted in April, 2003.
  • 10/1/2000: Station is on the air featuring Contemporary Christian music. Affiliations will are with the Morningstar Network for music and SRN for national news.
  • 10/1999: Announced that construction permit for 88.5 has been sold to Broadcast Music Ministries for $108,000 by Great Lakes Broadcast Academy. FCC approves sale in January, 2000.



Transmitter location:

Cheboygan County


Const permit transmitter location:

Emmet County


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