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WKLT-fm, Kalkaska and WKLZ-fm, Petoskey

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

Post by ADD in TC » Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:48 pm

MWmetalhead wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:07 pm
What is airing on 98.9 FM right now? Did it switch to K-Love, or is the station off the air for the moment?
As of 11:45 PM 98.9 Petoskey is silent,but 6000 watt EZ listening WEMP is booming in here like a semi local here on the east side of Traverse.



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

Post by ftballfan » Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:17 am

ADD in TC wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:48 pm
MWmetalhead wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:07 pm
What is airing on 98.9 FM right now? Did it switch to K-Love, or is the station off the air for the moment?
As of 11:45 PM 98.9 Petoskey is silent,but 6000 watt EZ listening WEMP is booming in here like a semi local here on the east side of Traverse.
In Manistee, WEMP has usually been in with a weak signal since that station signed on a few years ago.



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

Post by EdWalker » Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:33 am

The WKLZ sale to EMF was approved yesterday (3/16) by the FCC.



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

Post by ADD in TC » Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:35 am

98.9 Petoskey is back on air with The New Air One The Worship Station format.



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

Post by ADD in TC » Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:04 pm

Just heard the TOH ID, call letters are still WKLZ.



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

Post by MWmetalhead » Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:01 pm

Air-1 instead of K-Love ?!?!

Wow, that is a big surprise. I thought for sure K-Love would air there. Air-1 is nowhere even remotely as popular as K-Love.


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

Post by ftballfan » Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:47 pm

MWmetalhead wrote:
Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:01 pm
Air-1 instead of K-Love ?!?!

Wow, that is a big surprise. I thought for sure K-Love would air there. Air-1 is nowhere even remotely as popular as K-Love.
98.9 going Air-1 is very interesting. This also makes Traverse City-Petoskey one of very few markets to have Air-1 but no K-Love (the other examples I can think of off the top of my head are Dallas and Houston; Los Angeles was another example until a couple of years ago). Makes me wonder if 101.9 (or the Promise FM group) might end up going K-Love in the next few months. I'm a little surprised 104.9 in Green Bay didn't go Air-1 (as K-Love already puts a very good signal over Green Bay via 90.5 WPFF).

If the Promise FM group were to go to EMF:
91.1 WOLW and 102.3 WTHN become K-Love (with 98.9 WKLZ going to K-Love)
90.5 WPHN and 100.9 WQHN become Air-1



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

Post by audiophile » Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:17 pm

Interesting theory.

Or

Simply they realized they need to do something different.

Or

What if this is a temporary placeholder for Biederman buying 98.9 based on future market changes/trades?


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

Post by MWmetalhead » Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:48 pm

I cannot see Biederman paying more for 98.9 than what EMF paid.

A trade with EMF appears more likely - 93.5 + a little cash for 98.9.


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

Post by CK-722 » Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:51 pm

I think with the current state of radio and short term (at best) economic problems, less is more. I think you'll see a lot of stations filing STAs for less power and higher numbers of bays to save power. 93.5 gets out pretty well as a C2. The noncommercial NCE-FMs in the NW part Emmet County get out very well with substantially less power.


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

Post by ChrisWL1980 » Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:49 pm

ftballfan wrote:
Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:47 pm
MWmetalhead wrote:
Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:01 pm
Air-1 instead of K-Love ?!?!

Wow, that is a big surprise. I thought for sure K-Love would air there. Air-1 is nowhere even remotely as popular as K-Love.
98.9 going Air-1 is very interesting. This also makes Traverse City-Petoskey one of very few markets to have Air-1 but no K-Love (the other examples I can think of off the top of my head are Dallas and Houston; Los Angeles was another example until a couple of years ago). Makes me wonder if 101.9 (or the Promise FM group) might end up going K-Love in the next few months. I'm a little surprised 104.9 in Green Bay didn't go Air-1 (as K-Love already puts a very good signal over Green Bay via 90.5 WPFF).

If the Promise FM group were to go to EMF:
91.1 WOLW and 102.3 WTHN become K-Love (with 98.9 WKLZ going to K-Love)
90.5 WPHN and 100.9 WQHN become Air-1
Lansing has Air 1 on two translators fed by WITL-HD3, but no K-Love (although 89.1 from Bay City can be picked up in Clinton County).



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

Post by innate-in-you » Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:44 pm

ADD in TC wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:48 pm
MWmetalhead wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:07 pm
What is airing on 98.9 FM right now? Did it switch to K-Love, or is the station off the air for the moment?
As of 11:45 PM 98.9 Petoskey is silent,but 6000 watt EZ listening WEMP is booming in here like a semi local here on the east side of Traverse.
EZ Listening??

Do they stream?



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

Post by ADD in TC » Sun Apr 26, 2020 1:22 pm

ADD in TC wrote:
Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:04 pm
Just heard the TOH ID, call letters are still WKLZ.
Call letters are now WAWM.



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

Post by 1litemix » Mon Apr 27, 2020 1:21 am

So as of now 97.5. 93.5. And 96.7 WRGZ is playing KLT



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

Post by Ben Zonia » Mon Apr 27, 2020 2:23 pm

So far, there’s nothing in the FCC Databases that shows a change. Have they filed but the FCC hasn’t approved it yet? Will WBCM become WKLZ-FM? Can WMAX go back to WBCM? Can WGVU go back to WMAX? Would the current owners of WMAX-FM allow it, lease it?


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