DX-midAMerica/
Michigan Hot List


    Welcome to the Michigan HOT-List! Information on our HOT Lists is solely based on FCC data, plus your reports to DX-midAMerica.com. When you report, that info filters down to our HOT Lists so it helps others with their rare dx! It's in this smaller type format so you can print off a copy for your next vacation!
    Information on the MI Hot-list is divided into two areas: The upper peninsula (AM-FM) and the lower peninsula (AM only).
Road trips from the 1980's are included now. You can look at this page and see actual dates from notes written then and transcribed into DX-midAmerica dx bulletin. I have every bulletin and every logging and these would verify slogans, formats and the like. Your comments and additions/comments are always welcome.
    Vacationing+living in the UP is a treat! Nice lakes, plenty of hills and good people. A nice place to visit and live! Gone up there ever since the mid '70's and still go back every 2-4 weeks year round and have never gotten tired of this area. Favorite places: L'Anse, Marquette and Houghton-Hancock along with Sault Saint Martie and St. Ignace/Mackinac Island/Mackinaw City (in the lower peninsula.)

    Slogans are listed along with formats where known. "&" denotes satellite programming.



NEW! 7 28 18
1230 WFER Iron River Cl HITS ABC:00 24h +97.9 W250CQ Iron River 250w wferam.com/ [WIKB]
TIDBIT:Top40 in 6-'71 logging. Every town had their own live Top40 then. Remember? Also one of the better oldies stations when they did oldies!
f:C&W:84-88 f:OLD:89-05 f:SoftAC:05 OLD 5/06 f:NOS& 11-07 TALK:7-10 Cl HITS:9-15 calls:4-10 +97.9 7-18
TIDBIT 10-87 99.3 WIKB-FM C&Wd/Top40n//WIKB-AM WQXO AM1400 Munising True Oldies Channel Logo 150x57 Pixels

UP AM Listing by frequency:
590 WJMS Ironwood, OLD C&W(&ABC"Real") "US59-Real Country" CBS:00
TIDBIT:8-'78 log had AdCon and NBC news on the hour.
600 WCHT Escanaba-Gladstone TALK+SPO:FOX overNIGHTS/SAT/SUN [WBDN WLST]
TIDBIT: In 11-71 this was AdCon, "Country60" in10-82, C&W in 6-'77 log, satellite OLDIES in 1-'87 log as "AM 60 WCHT". //106.3 Mar'17
680 WDBC Escanaba, NOS:MYL
TIDBIT: In 5-'70 I have this as Top40, in 77 it was AdCon, Oldies in late 90's and News-Talk in 2001.
f:AC OLD:6-98
920 WMPL Hancock 1000/206 TLKd/SPO:CBS/n/SatSun FOX:OO PACKERS
n:57 f:82:nx REL:5-85 :00 SPO:1on1Sports :01 Talkd/SPOn 4/16:+SPO/CBS dropping Yahoo
940 WIDG St. Ignace, REL//WTCK +100.7 W264CF[WLVM]
TIDBIT:Anyone remember the slogan in early 1970's "Widge at the bridge?" In '68 it was AdCon as "Radio 94" and "Cool 94" with satellite oldies in '96. Top40 in 12-'70 logging! Top40 again '85-'88
970 WZAM Ishpeming, SPO:ESPN 24h [WUPY WMVN]
n:57 ESPNUP.com/ +93.3 W227CJ
TIDBIT: Old slogans "AM 97", "Y97" in '81 with HotAC format, In 83/84 they were WMVN //Q107, going back to WUPY in 8-84. WMVN:8-87 REL:4-88, Later went Contemp Christian then WZAM and All-News format, then SPO:ESPN once AP News format folded. Adds xlator Jul'13
1230 WFER Iron River Cl HITS ABC:00 24h +97.9 W250CQ Iron River 250w wferam.com/ [WIKB]
TIDBIT:Top40 in 6-'71 logging. Every town had their own live Top40 then. Remember? Also one of the better oldies stations when they did oldies!
f:C&W:84-88 f:OLD:89-05 f:SoftAC:05 OLD 5/06 f:NOS& 11-07 TALK:7-10 Cl HITS:9-15 calls:4-10 +97.9 7-18
TIDBIT 10-87 99.3 WIKB-FM C&Wd/Top40n//WIKB-AM
1230 WSOO Sault Ste. Marie, AC-OLDd/TLKn ABC:00 + TIGERS "Radio Soo"
1240 WIAN Ishpeming //1320 WJPD [WJPD] Talk,SPO:FOX TIGERS
TIDBIT: Calls=Ishpeming And Negaunee (serves Western Marquette county)
1320 WDMJ Marquette News-Talk //1240 WIAN. ABC:00 SPO:FOX TIGERS
TIDBIT: Various formats from logbook: HotAC 80-83. News Talk in '83. Remember ABC's TalkRadio? Classic Rock in 1987, NOS in '91 and current talk format in late 90's.
f://WIAN TALKd/SPO:Yahoo/n 3-98
1340 WAGN Menominee NewsTALK +100.1 W261DM Menominee 250w CBS:00
TIDBIT:In 8-'78 logging, station was AdCon, but noted with oldies in '80
f:Top40 OLD TALK 7-99:NOS(WW1) f:OLD 4-07 TALK 1'09 +translator 4-'18
1400 WCCY Houghton +99.3 W257CZ Houghton 250W HotAC&WW1 TIGERS-LIONS-RED WINGS-FINDLANDIA ABC:00 [WHDF]
TIDBIT:In 6-'85 log,stn was c&w C&W:3-84 added 99.3FM 8/14
liveC&W:10-86, NOS& 3-98, +ESPNo6-98 -ESPN4-09, HotAC 6/17
WCCY 11-87 was 24/7 live! MrNorm in AM drive
1400 WKNW Sault Ste. Marie SPO:ESPN
n:90 "KNW" was "for those in the KNoW" as opposed to then sister "YES-FM."
WQXO AM1400 Munising True Oldies Channel Logo 150x57 Pixels
1400 WQXO Munising, OLD(WW1)& wqxo.com
TIDBIT:In 7-'79 logging, station was "Music Radio WQXO"//98.3WQXO 5-83:AC&. '86Hrs:6a-940pmELT
1450 WMIQ Iron Mountain News-Talkd/SPO:Fox/n+SAT+SUN TIGERS
TIDBIT:In 1980 station was a small town hot-rockin' Top40 and I can still remember the jock at night saying "soon to be AM stereo! WMIQ" They faded out 6 miles out of town and never went stereo. Various Formats:C&W 1971, Top40 Oct'77, 10-82:ACd,Top40n, Old, automatedC&W:85, NOS '86-92, TALK '95
1450 WNBY Newberry, OLD C&W(Waitt&) TIGERS
TIDBIT: I certainly remember WNBY FM/AM rockin Top40 in the mid'80's.8-86hrs:6a-10pmCLT//FM 10-86 WNBY goes AC on bird
1490 WTIQ Manistique OLD C&W "1490 the Maverick" ABC:00
TIDBIT: Formats from editors logbook: Top40 6-'71, C&W 9-82, Oldies '86, Satellite AC in 94, NOS then oldies format in '5-97. SatOLD(JRN) 3-'06 and ClassicTop40 in 12/09 11/15:OLD C&W


FM Listing:
88.3 WKIW Ironwood Cont CHR "K-Love" [WLVM]
c:3-10
88.3 WKPK Michigamme Cont CHR "SmileFM"
88.5 WOAS Ontonagon, OLD, AdCon
88.7 WGKZ-LP Quinesec-Iron Mountain-Kingsford Cl HITS "88-7 the Rebel"
88.9 WCRR Manistique CCM "K-Love"// [89.7 WAZP]
89.3 WSHN Munising Munising-Marquette and 90.5 WPFF WI Sturgeon Bay-Green Bay
89.3 WSHN Munising Munising-Marquette CCM "K-Love"
//88.9 WCRR MI Manistique and 90.5 WPFF WI Sturgeon Bay-Green Bay [89.7] [WAZP]
89.9 WHWG Trout Lake GOS//95.7WHWL,98.1WEUL
90.1 WNMU Marquette NEWS, Classical, NPR
90.1 WLSO Sault Ste. Marie ALT
90.3 WUMI Newberry cp, not on air yet
90.9 WUPJ Escanaba REL "Strong Tower Radio"
91.1 WGGL Houghton, NewsTALK
91.5 WVCM Iron Mountain REL:VCY
91.5 WUPX Marquette ALT
91.5 WJOH Raco Cont CHR "SmileFM"
91.9 WMTU Houghton ALT
92.3 WJPD-FM Ishpeming, C&W
92.7 WRPP MI Manistique 6000w@171' ClROCK//WRUP [WPIQ 99.9]
c:WRPP 4-13 f:6-13
93.1 WIMK Iron Mountain, Classic Rock& "93Rock"
TIDBIT:In 1983 station was "Stereo 93 Country" after beginning as beautiful music. Later was "All Hit 93", "K93FM" or "K93" in 1-85 notes and later went/stayed with AoR format.
in 1-85 legal id was "WIMK Iron Mountain-Kingsford-Norway-Escanaba-Marquette"

93.5 WKMJ Hancock AC& "Mix 93"[WZRK WMPL-FM]
TIDBIT: Called "Z93" in Top40 days, 82-85, when co-owned w/WMQT. Taconite B'cstng then.
n:66 f:82:Top40 10-86:&HotAC OLD, CCM, SPO//AM, &HotAC c:WKMJ 8-13-01 AC& 6/17
93.9 WNBY-FM Newberry [93.5, 93.7] Classic Hits/OLD "Oldies93"
94.1 WUPK Marquette, classic Rock& //WIMK Iron Mountain "94Rock"
94.3 WZNL Norway AdultTop40 "Star 94.3" [WJAU WNWY] calls:Northern Lights
n:4-88
TIDBIT: Began as "Northern Lights" w/LightAC [wzNL]
95.1 WUPN Paradise-Sault Ste. Marie [94.7] Cl HITS radioeagle.com/
95.7 WHWL Marquette, REL
96.7 WMJT McMillan AdultSHUFFLE
n:7-06
96.7 WUPG Republic-Ishpeming OLD C&W "Maverick 96.7"[WUPZ]
n:7-08 f://8-11 f:3-1-04
97.1 WGLQ Escanaba [WCZY "Cozy 97 later Z97 1979 AdCon] Top40 "Magic 97"
n:76
TIDBIT: Began Top40 format in April 1982. From notes it was live 6am-6pm and automated other hours. More "adult," not as "up" as Q107Began as "97GLQ."
97.5 W248BU MI Marquette OLD(WW1)//WQXO "AM 1400 GTO"
n:10-14
97.7 WOLV Houghton,ClHITS:OLD& DGlobal "97-7 The Wolf" local:6-10a 3-6p [WHUH WOLF-FM]
TIDBIT: Remember "Stereo 98" or "Great 98" ('83-91) Remember the CP for 96.3 w/100kw? "super lively morn team" in mid80s
n:80 c:WOLF-FM WHUH WOLF90 WOLV92 f:HotAC(WHUH), Top40(WHUH,WOLF), f:94 HotAC& 10-97:ClROCK& ClHITS& 6-12:ClHITS"OLD"
97.9 WIHC Newberry REL [WUPQ]
n:11-87 f:3-1o REL3-'12
98.1 WEUL Kingsford, REL
n:87
98.3 WRUP Palmer[WQXO-FM WHCH Munising ] Cl ROCK
TIDBIT: In 1982 "QXO" was a small town sounding Top40 with jingles similcast on 1400AM. 1983 flipped to satellite AdCon. After that Hot Country WHCH was born then oldies product. Went to WRUP calls and Cl ROCK format...current format.
98.3 WCMZ Sault Ste. Mrie EDUC
98.7 WGLI Hancock ROCK
99.1 WIKB Iron River C&W [99.3]
99.3 W257CZ Houghton 250W HotAC&WW1 TIGERS-LIONS-RED WINGS-FINDLANDIA ABC:00 //1400 WCCY Houghton
99.5 WNGE Negaunee OLDies 99.5
99.5 WYSS Sault Ste Marie Top40 "Yes FM" [WSMM]
99.7 WIMI Ironwood Cl ROCK "99-7 the Storm"
100.3 WUPT Guinn-Marquette Cl HITS [WUPF]
n:2008
100.7 WOBE Crystal Falls-Iron Mountain "100.7 Radio Now"
n:1999
101.1 WUPY Ontonagon C&W "Y101, Superior Country" [WONT]
n:1989
101.5 WJNR Iron Mountain C&W "Frog Country"
n:72
101.3 WSUE Sault Ste Marie "Rock 101"
n:78 f:Mor C&W AC 89:Rock
101.9 WKQS Negaunee HotAC Delilah, 80s weekends, "Sunny FM"
n:98
102.3 WHKB Houghton-Hancock C&W "K-Bear" [WAAH]
n:96 f:AC f:98 C&W
102.3 WTHN Sault Ste. Marie REL, CCM, REL Teaching "Promise FM"
n:05
102.5 WCMM Gulliver "Country Moose" [94.7] [WTIQ-FM]
103.3 WFXD Marquette C&W "103 FXD" [WRUP, WUUN] [100.1]
Freq ch:85, f:85 Hot AC 90:OLD 10:C&W.
Moved from 100.1 to 103.3 as WRUP-"We'Re up on the UP" HotAC As OLDIES WFXD "Fox103" it was owned by Kris Eric Stevens of WLS, an Ishpeming native!
103.7 WHYB Menominee [WCJL-FM] [106.3 103.9]
n:84 Top40 92:C&W :07 AC :08 OLD
104.3 WVCN Baraga REL:VCY AMerica [WBUM WAUH]
n:99
104.7 WYKX Escanaba "Kicks" [WFNN]
n:77 c:82 Top40, :82 C&W
105.5 WGKL Gladstone-Escanaba "Kool 105.5" Cl HITS
n:99
105.5 WMKD Pickford C&W
105.7 WCUP L'Anse C&W "Eagle Country"
n:98
106.1 W291CJ Marquette. All Christmas. gift106.com/
106.3 WGMV Stephenson-Escanaba "Maverick" OLD C&W [WMXG]
n:00 f:Top40 f:06 Cl HITS 12:SILent 17:OLD C&W 5/18:calls
106.7 WHTO Iron Mountain Cl HITS "The Mountain"
n:03
106.9 WUPM Ironwood Top40
n:78 Author remembers as "U107" in '78
107.3 WUPF Powers-Escanaba "Eagle"
n:9/08 f:Adult HITS Cl HITS 2/17:Cl ROCK
107.7 WMQT Ishpeming-Marquette HotAC "Q107" [107.1 107.5]
n:71 fr:99



MICHIGAN LOWER PENINSULA -AM Listing ONLY
560 WRDT Monroe 500/14 REL[WHND WLLZ]
580 WTCM Traverse City 50000/1100 NewsTALK
590 WKZO Kalamazoo NewsTALK + 106.9 W295CL Kalamazoo
600 WSNL Flint 440/250 REL "Victory 600" +106.5 W293CA [WTAC]
660 WMIC Sandusky 1000/-- C&W
680 WNZK Dearborn Heights -/2500 ETH (DAYS:690)
690 WNZK Dearborn Heights 2500/- ETH (NIGHTS:680)
730 WVFN East Lansing 500/50 SPO:CBS [WVIC]
750 WARD Petoskey 1000/330 AC 101.9 the Bay //101.9 WLDRFM [WJNL WWKK WLDR]
760 -WJR Detroit 50000/50000 NewsTALK
790 WSGW Saginaw 5000/1000 NewsTALK CBS:00
810 WMJH Rockford 3600/- SS +93.3 W227CG Grand Rapids 250w
830 WMMI Shepherd 1000/- NewsTALK
850 WGVS Muskegon 1000/1000 OLD:Real [WKBZ] //1480-WGVU NPR:00
870 WKAR East Lansing 10000/-NewsTALK NPR +94.5 W233CH
910 WGTO Cassapolis 1000/35 OLD +96.3 W242CN Cassapolis wgtoradio.com/
910 WFDF Farmington Hills UrbTALK 910amsuperstation.com/ [Flint]
930 WTOU Battle Creek 5000/1000 UAC TheTouch [WBCK]
940 WIDG St. Ignace 5000/4 REL:EWTN +100.7 W264CF
950 -WWJ Detroit 50000/50000 News CBS:00
960 WHAK Rogers City TALK"Patriot"//1110 WJML Petoskey//94.5 WYPV Mackinaw City
970 WKHM Jackson 1000/1000 NewsTALK
980 WAKV Otsego 1000/101 NOS [WQXC]
990 WDEO Ypsilanti 9200/250 REL:EWTN [WWCM]
1030 WUFL Sterling Heights 5000/- REL +94.3 W232CA+ 94.1 W231CV
1050 WTKA Ann Arbor SPO [WPZA WPAG]
1060 WHFB Benton Harbor-St. Joseph 5000/1 TALK +102.5 W273BM Benton Harbor
1080 WOAP Owasso Adult Hits +103.1 W276CZ "The O"
1090 WCAR Livonia-Detroit 250/500 SPO
1090 WKBZ Muskegon 1000/- NewsTALK [WMUS]
1110 WUNN Mason 1000/- REL
1110 WJML Petoskey 10000/10 NewsTALK //1210 WJNL//106.3 WWMN Thompsonville,960 WHAK Rogers City //94.5 WYPV Mackinaw City wjml.com/
1130 WDFN Detroit 50000/10000 SPO:FOX [WCXI WCAR]
1140 WVHF Kentwood 5000/- REL:EWTN +98.3 W252DG [WXBV WJNZ]
1160 WCXI Fenton 1000/1000
1180 WXLA Dimondale 10000/- NOS
1200 WMUZ Taylor-Detroit TALK //103.5 WMUZFM wmuz.com/ [WCHB]
1210 WJNL Kingsley 50000/ - NewsTALK //1110 WJML +101.1 W266CS Traverse City 250w //106.3 WWMN Thompsonville
1220 WBCH Hastings 250/48 NewsTALK
1230 WTKG Grand Rapids 1000/1000 TALK [WCUZ]
1230 WMQU Grayling REL:Catholic Calls MQU="Mary Queen of the Universe" [WGRY]
1230 WMPC Lapeer 1000/1000 REL Gospel 1230
1230 WBET Sturgis SPO:FOX foxsportssturgis.com/ [WSTR WQMX WMSH]
1240 WATT Cadillac 1000/1000 NewsTALK CBS:00
1240 WCBY Cheyboygan 1000/1000 OLD C&W Big Country Gold //100.7 W264CF St. Ignace
1240 WJIM Lansing 890/890 TALK
1250 WJMK Bridgeport 5000/1100 OLD:Me 24h [WXOX WJZZ WKNX WNEM WHHQ] [1210] [Saginaw] 1250wjmk.com/
1260 WPNW Zeeland 10000/1000 REL // 96.5 W243BD [WZND]
1270 WMKT Charlevoix 27000/5000 NewsTALK +92.1 W221BQ [WVOY WKHQ]
1270 WXYT Detroit 50000/50000 SPO:CBS [WXYZ]
1280 WFYC Alma SPO:FOX "Sports 1280" wqbx.biz/wfyc-1280-am.html
1290 WNIL Niles 500/44 AC//WTRC
1290 WLBY Saline 500/26 TALK [WAMX WDEO WYBN WCAS]
1300 WOOD Grand Rapids 20000/20000 NewsTALK FOX:00 //106.9 WOODFM Muskegon "Wood"
1310 WDTW Dearborn SS [WXDX WWWW WWKR WKNR] +107.9 W300DI Detroit
1310 WCCW Traverse City SPO 1310 the Score
1320 WILS Landing 25000/1900 NewsTALK
1330 WTRX Flint 5000/1000 SPO "Extra Sports" [WDLZ]
1340 WLEW Bad Axe 1000/1000 C&W Live. No Satellite here!
1340 WJRW Grand Rapids 1000/1000 NewsTALK [WLAV WBBL]
1340 WCSR Hillsdale 500/250 OLD //92.1 WCSRFM radiohillsdale.com
1340 WMBN Petoskey SPO 1340theticket.com/
1340 WCHB Royal Oak REL +96.7 W244DL Detroit [WEXL]
1350 WGDN Gladwin 250/- REL
1360 WKYO Caro OLD C&W
1360 WKMI Kalamazoo 5000/1000 TALK
1370 WLJW Cadillac 5000/1000 REL //1400 WLJN
1370 WGHN Grand Haven 500/22 "OLDies 94-9" +94.9 W235CM Grand Haven wghn.com
1380 WGLM Greenville 1000/500 OLD C&W [WPLB WSCG]
1380 WPHM Port Huron 5000/5000 NewsTalkd/SPO:NBCn wphm.net
1390 WLCM Holt 970/4500 REL Victory 1390
1400 WBFN Battle Creek 1000/1000 REL +101.1 W266CG 101.1 [WWKN WRCC WKFR]
1400 WDTK Detroit TALK +101.5 W268CN Charlotte www.newstalk1400.us
1400 WLJN Elmwood Twp 640/640 REL //1370 WLJW Cadillac
1400 WSAM Saginaw 1000/1000 Adult HITS"Bay" //104.1 WSAG
1400 WSJM St.Joseph SPO:NBC +95.9 W240CZ
1410 WNWZ Grand Rapids UC +104.9 W231DD Grand Rapids mymagicgr.com/ [WGRD]
1420 WFLT Flint 500/142 GOSpel
1430 WION Ionia 4700/330 OLD +92.7 W224BZ
1440 WMAX Bay City 5000/2500 REL:EWTN //WDEO-990[WGVU]
1440 WMKM Inkster [WDRJ]
1440 WKPR Kalamazoo 2700/24 REL +105.1 W286AU [1420]
1450 WHTC Holland News-Talk +99.7 W227BB Holland whtc.com
1450 WIBM Jackson 780/780 C&W +95.9 W243BA Jackson 959thepowercow.com/
1450 WKLA Ludington OLD 24h +92.7 W224CA +107.9 W300CG OLD(WW1)Good Time Oldies wklaoldies.com/
1460 WBRN Big Rapids 5000/2500 NewsTALK+107.7 W299BE TIGERS
1460 WPON Walled Lake-Pontiac 670/175 SILent OLD [Pontiac]
1450 WHLS Port Huron ALT+ROCK Rock +105.5. W288BT St.Clair //1590 WHLX Marine City
1470 WFNT Flint 5000/1000 NewsTALK [WKMF]
1480 WGVU Kentwood-Grand Rapids 2000/5000 OLD:Real //WGVS-850 NPR:00
1480 WSDS Salem Twp. 750/3800 SS
1480 WIOS Tawas City-East Tawas TALK wiosradio.com/
1490 WABJ Adrian 1000/1000 NewsTALK
1490 WMPX Midland SoftAC/OLD"Sunny 97-7" //97.7 WMRX
1490 WKLQ Whitehall 1000/1000 TALK [WLRQ WPBK WEFG WUBR WODJ]
1500 WLQV Detroit REL +92.7 W224CC Detroit faithtalkdetroit.com/
1510 WJKN Jackson-Lansing 5000/- REL:Catholic Talk, Good Shepherd Radio+93.3 W227BY
1520 WMLM St.Louis 1000/1000 OLD C&W Big M
1520 WRCI Three Rivers OLD C&W "River Country 97.1" +97.1 W246BW Three Rivers
1530 WLCO Lapeer 5000/- C&W/Talk AMd [WDEY WWGZ WLSP]
1530 WYGR Wyoming 500/- UAC //94.9 W235BN Grand Rapids
1540 KTGG Okemos 400/219CH REL:Strong Tower Radio [Spring Arbor]
1560 WNWN Portage 4100/- UAC"Touch" +95.5 W238AL Portage 130w
1570 WWCK Flint 1000/179 TALK
1570 WFUR Grand Rapids 1000/306 REL +92.9 W225BL
1580 WWSJ St. Johns 1000/3 GOSpel"Joy" +100.3 W262BD
1590 WTVB Coldwater 5000/1000 ClHITS(WW1) +95.5 W238CD
1590 WHLX Marine City 1000/102 Rock +105.5. W288BT St.Clair
1600 WAAM Ann Arbor 5000/5000 TALK "Waam 1600"
1660 WQLR Kalamazoo 10000/1000 SPO:FOX "Fan"[WQSN]
1680 WPRR Ada-Grand Rapids TALK +95.3 W237CZ Gr.Rapids [WJNZ WDSS]