WOLV FM 97.7 Houghton


Slogan/Positioner: The Wolf, The Keweenaw's Classic Hits

Format: Classic Hits

Web site: www.thewolf.com

E-mail: visit web site

Power/Height/Class: 6,500 watts / 591 feet / C3

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More about station:

Call Sign History:

  • WOLV: 4/25/1994
  • WOLF-FM: 3/1/1990
  • WHUH: 1/7/1980

Call Sign Origin: The Wolf

On Air Date:

Owner: Houghton Community Broadcasting

Telephone: (906) 482-7700



  • 3/2011: Announced that Heartland Communications is selling its trio of Houghton radio stations (classic hits WOLV-FM 97.7, country WHKB-FM 102.3, and standards WCCY AM 1400) for $535,000 to Houghton Community Broadcasting. Stephen Marks is listed as the sole stockholder, officer, and director of Houghton Community Broadcasting; he also owns ABC/CW affiliates WBUP-TV 10 Ishpeming/WBKP-TV 5 Calumet (as Lake Superior Community Broadcasting) and CBS affiliate WBKB-TV 11 Alpena (as Thunder Bay Broadcasting) in Michigan in addition to a number of radio and TV stations in Montana, North Dakota, and Virginia. FCC approves sale in April and it closes in June, 2011.
  • 11/10/2004: FCC approves sale to Heartland Communications.
  • 8/25/2004: Tu-Mar Broadcasting agrees to sell WOLV-FM 97.7, WHKB-FM 102.3, and WCCY-AM 1400 Houghton to Heartland Communications in a stock sale valued at $1,627,000 pending FCC approval.
  • 7/2002: License to cover granted for construction permit granted in April. Previously station was Class A 880 watts @ 509 feet.
  • 4/2002: Construction permit modified to change ERP to 6,500 watts, HAAT to 591 feet, and change from Class A to Class C3
  • 9/2001: Construction permit granted to increase power from 880 watts to 2,400, reduce HAAT to 367 feet from 509, and move tower slightly closer to Houghton.
  • 19xx: Format change from CHR/Top 40 to Classic Rock
  • 19xx: Frequency shift from 96.3 to 97.7



Transmitter location:

Houghton County












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