WNWN (AM)

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WNWN
WNWN-AM.jpg
City of license Portage, Michigan
Broadcast area [1] (Daytime)
Branding AM 1560 The Touch
Frequency 1560 kHz
First air date July 25, 1966
Format Urban AC
Power 4,100 watts day only
Class D
Former callsigns WHEZ (8/30/85-10/1/95)
WBUK (?-8/30/85)
WTPS (?-?)
Owner Midwest Communications
Sister stations WKZO, WNWN-FM, WQLR, WVFM, WZOX
Website http://www.1560radio.com/
http://www.go955.com

WNWN (1560 AM) is a radio station licensed to Portage, Michigan broadcasting an urban adult contemporary format, provided by ABC Radio Networks (The Touch, or "Today's R&B and Old School"). The station serves the greater Kalamazoo, Michigan area.

WNWN is also heard in Portage/Kalamazoo on translator 95.5 W238AL. The translator was formerly used to relay country sister station WNWN-FM based in Battle Creek, but when another sister station, 96.5 WFAT, was switched to country music as WYZO, W238AL changed its programming source from WNWN-FM to WNWN-AM. W238AL is now the third FM translator in Michigan to relay an AM station, after stations in Big Rapids and Charlevoix/Petoskey. The translator on 95.5 allows "The Touch" programming to continue after WNWN-AM signs off for the night.

WNWN-AM has previously been a Top 40 station as WTPS in the 1960s, a country station as WBUK in the 1970s and 1980s (except for a brief period as an oldies station in 1981-1982), and a beautiful music station as WHEZ.

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Note: WBUK-AM 1560 was shut down in 1984 after the station owner disappeared and the I.R.S. shut down the radio station. I worked at the station for about 6 months when it was in limbo after the owner disappeared and before it was shut down.

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Coordinates: 42°10′59″N 85°35′30″W / 42.18306°N 85.59167°W / 42.18306; -85.59167