WTIQ AM 1490 Manistique


Slogan/Positioner: Cruisin' 1490

Format: Oldies

Web site: www.wtiqradio.com

E-Mail: visit web site

Class: C
Power / # of Towers: 1,000 watts / 1, omnidirectional
Unlimited operations

FCC technical information:

More about station:

Call Sign History:

  • WTIQ: sign on, 1965

Call Sign Origin: Manistique

On Air Date: Febrary 12, 1965

Owner: Lakes Radio

Telephone: (906) 341-1490



  • 11/30/1999: FCC approves swap of stations as proposed below.
  • 10/1999: Announced that WCMM 94.7 and WTIQ 1490 Manistique are to be swapped with Lakes Radio in exchange for WHCH FM 98.3 and WQXO AM 1400 Munising, WFXD FM 103.3 Marquette.
  • 1973: David Kelly sell station to Doug Tjapkes of Grand Haven, then owner of WGHN AM and FM.
  • 2/12/1965: WTIQ signs on with 1,000 watts daytime, 250 watts night. The station's studio/office building is still in the original location along with an adjacent 150' tower just west of Manistique on Highway 442 - although the building has been added on to several times.
  • 1964: Application filed for a new Class IV AM station on AM 1490 in Manisique by David Kelly. The application was granted in October of 1964 after a number of other applications had been disqualified by the FCC, resulting in an then unheard-of short processing time.
  • 19xx: WDBC AM 1490 Escanaba changes frequency to 680.



Center of antenna array/transmitter location:

Schoolcraft County


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