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AM Radio – Rooted in Michigan, Part of Our Future

AM radio’s history has deep roots in Michigan. The oldest station in the state and first commercial radio station in the country – WWJ-AM – went on air in August of 1920 and since then, the AM band in Michigan has kept Michiganders entertained, informed, and most importantly safe during times of emergency and crisis.

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WJR Announces Lineup Changes

Cumulus Media/Detroit announced this past Monday (6/5) that will be “kicking off the next generation of its programing” for WJR-AM beginning Tuesday, June 20.  The new lineup will offer all local voices during primetime hours.

Among the most significant changes, WJR’s longtime morning host Paul W. Smith will move to the newly-created noon – 2 p.m. timeslot as host of “Focus with Paul W. Smith.”

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Billy Sours Acquires WYPV

Billy Sours’ Whiskey Sours Broadcasting and Productions has filed a $140,000 deal to buy the currently-silent WYPV, Mackinaw City, MI (94.5) from John Yob’s Mitten News.  WYPV is licensed to operate on 94.5mHz with 50kw ERP at 110 meters.  The station has been silent since March 31.

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Michigan Radio Brings The Moth to Grand Rapids

Michigan Radio is bringing a popular National Public Radio (NPR) storytelling stage show to Grand Rapids.  The Moth, a live storytelling project and podcast, will host a mainstage event at GLC Live at 20 Monroe on Thursday, June 15. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the storytelling will begin at 7:30 p.m. The theme is “Lost and Found.”

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