Acceptable registrations in the queue through January 10 at 7:30a ET have now been activated. Enjoy! -M.W.

Terms of Use have been amended effective October 6, 2019. Make sure you are aware of the new rules! Please visit this thread for details: https://www.mibuzzboard.com/phpBB3/view ... 16&t=48619

WKLT-fm, Kalkaska and WKLZ-fm, Petoskey

Covers all of Northern Lower Michigan (from Ludington to Tawas northward), as well as the Straits Area and Soo Region.
ADD in TC
Posts: 88
Joined: Thu Jul 22, 2010 7:54 pm

Re: WKLT-fm, Kalkaska and WKLZ-fm, Petoskey

Post by ADD in TC » Mon Apr 27, 2020 3:54 pm

Heard the new call letters during a top of hour ID.Also you can see the new calls by going to the Air One website look for station locations and pressing Petoskey Michigan.This also tells the coordinates of the transmitter.

Was not aware KLT was currently simulcasting on WRGZ.



User avatar
Ben Zonia
Posts: 527
Joined: Sat Jun 03, 2006 10:35 pm
Location: Honor

Re: WKLT-fm, Kalkaska and WKLZ-fm, Petoskey

Post by Ben Zonia » Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:57 pm

What time did you first hear it? Sometimes they'll also do a legal ID which has the legal call letters. They did that when WDTW 106.7 changed to WLLZ.


"I had a job for a while as an announcer at WWV but I finally quit, because I couldn't stand the hours."

-Author Unknown

hunterw
Posts: 53
Joined: Tue Mar 13, 2007 3:51 pm
Location: Traverse City, MI

Re: WKLT-fm, Kalkaska and WKLZ-fm, Petoskey

Post by hunterw » Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:05 pm

Wklt just started simulcasting on WGRZ today



ADD in TC
Posts: 88
Joined: Thu Jul 22, 2010 7:54 pm

Re: WKLT-fm, Kalkaska and WKLZ-fm, Petoskey

Post by ADD in TC » Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:08 pm

Just heard a legal ID on WKLT,93.5 is still WBCM and yes 96.7 WRGZ is now part of the simulcast.

As far as the WKLZ calls go, seems like it would be a perfect fit for one of the major K-Love stations.



User avatar
MWmetalhead
Site Admin
Posts: 4793
Joined: Sun Oct 31, 2004 11:23 am

Re: WKLT-fm, Kalkaska and WKLZ-fm, Petoskey

Post by MWmetalhead » Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:53 pm

So as of now 97.5. 93.5. And 96.7 WRGZ is playing KLT
Weeks ago, someone hinted on KLT's Facebook page that a simulcast on WRGZ might be afoot.

This is the first time in a long time classic rock has been available in Alpena County on a good signal. WWTH is a mediocre rimshooter for Alpena County. From time to time, I think The Bear has been available on a tiny translator in Alpena proper, but last time I checked, the translator that once aired The Bear now rebroadcasts Mac-FM instead.

With the WRGZ and WATZ-FM signals having so much overlap, breaking up the simulcast makes some sense, although Country fans in Rogers City and Onaway might not be too happy about this decision.

Frankly, there's been an alarming decrease in Country music outlets in far northern lower Michigan in recent months. 105.5's move to a location much closer to the Soo, 95.3 going classic rock, 93.5 going classic rock, and now 96.7 going classic rock has resulted in at least four signals where Country can no longer be heard. The opening for 106.7 to flip to a Country format upon its return to the air is now a mile wide.


Tesla cars are overpriced rolling shitboxes on wheels.

ftballfan
Posts: 596
Joined: Thu Sep 17, 2009 6:38 pm

Re: WKLT-fm, Kalkaska and WKLZ-fm, Petoskey

Post by ftballfan » Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:08 am

I think Rock 105/95.5 is also on a translator in Alpena



CK-722
Posts: 1284
Joined: Sun Dec 16, 2018 3:53 pm

Re: WKLT-fm, Kalkaska and WKLZ-fm, Petoskey

Post by CK-722 » Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:24 pm

As I recall from the TOH ID, WWMK 106.3 is on the W251AD 98.1 Alpena translator. WGFM may be on their other translator, W279CC 103.7 Alpena.


Is THAT where they got the idea for the 486-SX?

Same (x, y, z), different (t)

Your bullet missed my trial balloon.

RTN Price. Not guaranteed. As of 12:30, 157.71 Down 0.22.

Artificial Intelligence is a Child that needs a Parent to guide it through.

tipo'mitt2
Posts: 6
Joined: Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:38 am

Re: WKLT-fm, Kalkaska and WKLZ-fm, Petoskey

Post by tipo'mitt2 » Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:16 pm

I'm going to miss the strong, clear FM signal that 96.7 provided sports fans here in the Cheboygan/Presque Isle/ Montmorency County areas. WRGZ cleared all 4 Detroit sports teams' broadcasts (yes, Pistons too, incredibly). Now it's back to a hodge-podge of weak translators of WCBY, WMBN, etc.



User avatar
MWmetalhead
Site Admin
Posts: 4793
Joined: Sun Oct 31, 2004 11:23 am

Re: WKLT-fm, Kalkaska and WKLZ-fm, Petoskey

Post by MWmetalhead » Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:32 pm

Yup - 103.7 Alpena translates Rock 105. That's been the case for at least a few years now.


Tesla cars are overpriced rolling shitboxes on wheels.

kager
Posts: 410
Joined: Mon Jun 21, 2010 11:10 pm
Location: GPS lost

Re: WKLT-fm, Kalkaska and WKLZ-fm, Petoskey

Post by kager » Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:38 am

there's been an alarming decrease in Country music outlets in far northern lower Michigan
One man's alarm is another man's pleasant ringtone. :blink

You're right, though - it does leave a pretty wide hole for some operator to, um, step into. Black Diamond may need the competition.


"The problem with communication is the illusion that it has occurred."

User avatar
Ben Zonia
Posts: 527
Joined: Sat Jun 03, 2006 10:35 pm
Location: Honor

Re: WKLT-fm, Kalkaska and WKLZ-fm, Petoskey

Post by Ben Zonia » Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:41 pm

The FCC shows that WAWM is now the official callsign for 98.9. Earlier today, it still showed as WKLZ-FM.


"I had a job for a while as an announcer at WWV but I finally quit, because I couldn't stand the hours."

-Author Unknown

ChrisWL1980
Posts: 192
Joined: Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:36 am

Re: WKLT-fm, Kalkaska and WKLZ-fm, Petoskey

Post by ChrisWL1980 » Fri May 01, 2020 6:51 pm

IIRC, weren't there strong rumors that 106.7 The Peak was going to flip to Country in the early '90s? I seem to even recall the call letters WKCK being bandied about to replace WKPK.

On the subject of translators in Alpena, The Peak had one there on 102.3 back in the '90s. "WKPK Gaylord/Petoskey/Cheboygan/Traverse City... and 102.3 Alpena... playing Northern Michigan's Hottest Hits." That's been gone for a long time. Also, IIRC 98.1 repeated Tawas/Hillman's Hits FM for a time.

I could easily see MacDonald-Garber expanding Cadillac's "Bull" brand to 106.7.



ADD in TC
Posts: 88
Joined: Thu Jul 22, 2010 7:54 pm

Re: WKLT-fm, Kalkaska and WKLZ-fm, Petoskey

Post by ADD in TC » Sun May 17, 2020 6:28 pm

WKLZ is now the call letters for 105.9 Syracuse NY.



User avatar
MWmetalhead
Site Admin
Posts: 4793
Joined: Sun Oct 31, 2004 11:23 am

Re: WKLT-fm, Kalkaska and WKLZ-fm, Petoskey

Post by MWmetalhead » Tue May 19, 2020 7:08 pm

When is Patty's House of Tunes taking over 106.7, or did that transaction not close yet?


Tesla cars are overpriced rolling shitboxes on wheels.

Post Reply Previous topicNext topic