Friday, August 16, 2013

AM Band changes observed

Gary Vance: A few days ago, while scanning the medium wave band, I noticed "Funny 1410" Grand Rapids had changed into "The Touch."  They're playing pretty decent R&B and Soul Music.  They must have made the switch Monday August 6, 2013.

A lot of changes going on in the old medium wave band.  Also WMJH - AM 810 - Grand Rapids, MI "Super Hits 810" is Playing Oldies Music instead of a regional Mexican format. From what little I found online, the format change is connected to the format change on WOAP Owosso.  This change is recent. It looks like a one for one radio station trade.

In regards to the 1410 frequency, I found the following information online.

By Terry DeBoer
On August 02, 2013 at 6:00 PM, updated August 02, 2013 at 6:25 PM After less than two years in an all-comedy format, local radio station WNWZ-AM 1410 is now getting "The Touch."  On Monday the
Townsquare Media-owned radio outlet begins airing The Touch satellite network, spinning a mix of "Today's R&B and 'ol-school' style music artists. "The Touch" will bring "R&B, old school" music to local radio station.

On April 2012, Birach sold WMJH along with Owosso, Michigan station WOAP to Cano's Broadcasting, pending FCC approval. On July 2013, the station changed its format to oldies calling itself "Super Hits 810."

Birach Broadcasting is selling regional Mexican formatted WMJH AM 810 Rockford/Grand Rapids and Oldies WOAP AM 1080 Owosso for $1.1 million to Cano's Broadcasting, pending FCC approval and closing. Cano's Broadcasting has been operating WMJH under a time brokerage agreement for a number of years. Both WMJH and WOAP are daytime-only stations.

 From their facebook page.
Super Hits 810, playing your favorites from the late 50's through the 80's! From West Michigan to East Michigan and world wide, 24x7, 364!We are SUPER HITS 8-1-0h!
(MARE # 743 via Harold Frodge)