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Country stations on AM from the 60’s and 70’s

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Country stations on AM from the 60’s and 70’s

Post by Deleted User 14803 » Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:36 pm

Do you remember any Country stations on AM radio from that era like The Big DEE on 1500 here in Detroit and WCXI 1130 and WEXL 1340 what about your area?



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Re: Country stations on AM from the 60’s and 70’s

Post by Vic Doucette » Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:35 pm

Ypsilanti had 1480 WSDS "Suds Country".


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Re: Country stations on AM from the 60’s and 70’s

Post by Bryce » Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:59 pm

Remember one well. I worked at it. The Biig Ox. WXOX Bay City.


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Re: Country stations on AM from the 60’s and 70’s

Post by 65memories » Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:22 pm

WEXL was this little obscure station located in Royal Oak, playing country before it went mainstream



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Re: Country stations on AM from the 60’s and 70’s

Post by sfpcc » Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:25 pm

According to Wikipedia WEXL switched from Country to Religious in 1974. I Remember as a kid driving by their office on Eleven Mile between Coolidge And Greenfield in Berkeley, (maybe they moved to Royal Oak later.)



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Re: Country stations on AM from the 60’s and 70’s

Post by Marcus » Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:29 pm

1590 WSMA Marine City was Country from 1967 to 1993. It was daytime only for many years.
Another longtime Country Music station is 920 CKNX from Wingham, Ontario which is still in the format to this day.
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Re: Country stations on AM from the 60’s and 70’s

Post by innate-in-you » Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:16 am

Sometime about 1972, 93.9 broke its Big 8 simulcast to go country, still using the CKLW-FM call. Lasted about ten years, but never had a fan base north of the river.



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Re: Country stations on AM from the 60’s and 70’s

Post by Tman » Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:18 am

I bet a classic country station 80's thru 2000 would not do to bad on Fm today . Like WCSX . But no . Programers still can't except the fact that it's boomers that still listen to radio from habit . Just look at the overall ratings .



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Re: Country stations on AM from the 60’s and 70’s

Post by Willie108 » Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:34 am

WKMF, now WFNT in Flint.



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Re: Country stations on AM from the 60’s and 70’s

Post by Vic Doucette » Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:23 am

Don't forget "Your 10-10 friend", WITL-AM in Lansing. Went dark years ago.


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Re: Country stations on AM from the 60’s and 70’s

Post by Deleted User 14803 » Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:15 am

Was 1520 in Ypsilanti also country?



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Re: Country stations on AM from the 60’s and 70’s

Post by Arthur Mometer » Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:58 am

1520 Ypsilanti was originally WYNZ, and was originally Country Gospel as I recall. It was owned by Harold Munn, Sr. WYSI 1480, immediately adjacent both in frequency and transmitter sites, was Country as I recall.

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Re: Country stations on AM from the 60’s and 70’s

Post by Arthur Mometer » Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:13 am

WEXL 1340

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Post by Arthur Mometer » Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:17 am

WKMF 1470

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Re: Country stations on AM from the 60’s and 70’s

Post by Arthur Mometer » Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:22 am

WXOX 1250

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