WTKM (AM)

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WTKM
City of license Hartford, Wisconsin
Branding Crusin' 1540 AM
First air date 1951
Format Oldies
Power 500 watts (daytime only)
Class D
Facility ID 34302
Callsign meaning The Kettle Moraine
Owner Tomsun Media LLC
Sister stations WTKM-FM

WTKM (Crusin' 1540 AM) is an oldies radio station located in Hartford, Wisconsin, and serves the Milwaukee metropolitan area. Cruisin 1540 is owned by Tomsun Media LLC, which is operated by David and Connie Stout.

WTKM is a daytime-only station which is off the air during nighttime hours because it shares the same frequency as "clear channel" station KXEL in Waterloo, Iowa.

History[edit]

As A Full Service Station[edit]

WTKM (AM) began broadcasting in 1951, and also has an FM sister station at 104.9 MHz, which began broadcasting in the 1973. Both stations ran a polka and full service format for most of their existence. Most of WTKM's programming was a simulcast with the FM, although it aired separate German Language and music programming on Sunday afternoons called "The Voice Of Germany" and "The Rosary" weekday afternoons.

As Crusin' 1540[edit]

On December 1, 2009, the AM station launched an oldies format, as "Cruisin' 1540", Cruisin airs a mixture of 50s-70s oldies, including Beatles, Beach Boys, Motown and more!

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Coordinates: 43°16′48″N 88°23′02″W / 43.28000°N 88.38389°W / 43.28000; -88.38389