WKLA-FM

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WKLA-FM
WKLA.jpg
City of license Ludington, Michigan
Broadcast area [1]
Branding Hits 106 KLA
Frequency 106.3 MHz
First air date 1971
Format Hot AC
Power 5,000 watts
HAAT 110 meters
Class A
Facility ID 10809
Callsign meaning Karl L. Ashbacker
Owner Todd Mohr
(Synergy Media, Inc.)
Sister stations WKLA, WKZC, WLDN, WMLQ, WWKR
Website wkla.com

WKLA-FM is an FM radio station owned by Todd Mohr, through licensee Synergy Media, Inc. It broadcasts from Ludington, Michigan. It plays Hot Adult Contemporary music & can be heard from Kaleva, Michigan in the north to Hart, Michigan in the south. When conditions are right, WKLA-FM can be heard as far north as Escanaba, Michigan

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WKLA-FM began operations in May 1971 and spent much of its programming day simulcasting its AM sister station throughout the 1970s. Around 1980 the station further separated programming from the AM's Middle of the Road format by moving into Adult Contemporary, which has been the station's format since, although the station still simulcast the AM during certain dayparts until 2000.

Synergy Broadcast Media purchased WKLA-FM in 2012 from Lake Michigan Broadcasting. The deal did not close until June 19, 2013, at a price of $580,000 for WKLA-FM and sister stations WKLA and WKZC. Almost immediately, Synergy announced that it was seeking FCC approval to move the areas oldest operating FM station to Thompsonville, Michigan. (FCC File #BPH-20130801A0K).

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Coordinates: 44°03′25″N 86°24′58″W / 44.057°N 86.416°W / 44.057; -86.416