WNIC FM 100.3 Dearborn/Detroit


Slogan/Positioner: Fresh 100.3; Detroit's Fresh New Sound

Format: Hot Adult Contemporary/Pop

Web site: www.fresh100detroit.com

E-mail: visit web site

Power/Height/Class: 32,000 watts / 600 feet / B

Broadcasts in digital/HD

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Call Sign History:

  • WNIC: 7/6/1987
  • WNIC-FM: 1972
  • WKNR-FM: 1963
  • WKMH: 1950

Call Sign Origin: Detroit's Nicest Rock

On Air Date: 1950

Owner: Clear Channel

Telephone: (248) 324-5800



  • 12/27/2010: At 4:00 p.m. following a 2 hour stunt, WNIC repositions itself as a hot adult contemporary station 'Fresh 100.3'. The station had slowly been migrating its music away from adult contemporary to 'hotter' sound over the period of many months and this move essentially attempted to serve as an 'official' end to WNIC days of playing only 'soft rock'.
  • 8/30/2000: AMFM/Clear Channel merger closes
  • 10/1999: AMFM to merge with Clear Channel
  • 3rd Quarter 1998: Station scores its first quarterly Arbitend ratings win, dethroning sister WJLB-FM.
  • by 1998: Owned by AMFM (a merged Evergreen and Chancellor Media)
  • by 1979: Owner is Fairmont
  • late 1970's: WNIC's format evolves into Adult Contemporary as 'Rock n Easy'
  • 1973: Station is sold again, from Johns Communication to State Life Mutual Assurance Company of America
  • 1972: Station is sold and format become Beautiful Music as WNIC-FM. AM 1310 also changes it's call sign to WNIC and the two stations return to simulcasting.
  • 1971: 'Stereo Island' adult-targed format is adopted for WKNR-FM
  • 1969: WKNR-FM jock Russ Gibb creates worldwide stir when he broadcasts a (false) rumor that Beatle Paul McCartney is dead.
  • 196x: WKNR-FM takes on its own progressive Rock format and separates programming from AM 1310.
  • 10/31/1963: Top 40 Keener 13 is born on WKNR AM 1310, simulcast on FM 100.3 which becomes WKNR-FM.
  • 1960: Fred Knorr dies unexpectedly after a freak accident at his Florida home. His widow Nellie continued oversight of the stations.
  • 1950: Station signs on simulcasting sister station WKMH AM 1310, owned by Fred Knorr, Bill McCoy, and Harvey Hansen. McCoy and Hansen were later bought out.



Transmitter location:

Wayne County: Near Schoolcraft Rd. and Livernois (Detroit)


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