WZTK

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For the previous station in Burlington, North Carolina that used the WZTK call sign, see WYMY.
WZTK
City of license Alpena, Michigan
Broadcast area [1]
Branding WZTK 105.7
Slogan The Talk of Alpena
Frequency 105.7 MHz
First air date June 2014
Format News-Talk
Power 4,500 watts
Class A
Facility ID 190373
Transmitter coordinates 45°3′58.00″N 83°29′6.00″W / 45.0661111°N 83.4850000°W / 45.0661111; -83.4850000
Owner Midwestern Broadcasting Company
(WATZ Radio, Inc.)
Sister stations WATZ-FM, WBCM, WCCW, WCCW-FM, WCZW, WJZQ, WRGZ, WTCM, WTCM-FM
Website watz.com

WZTK (105.7 FM) is an American radio station broadcasting a News-Talk format. The station is licensed to the city of Alpena, Michigan. The station is currently owned by Midwestern Broadcasting Company.

History[edit]

The station's lineage originated in November 1946 when a full-service local radio station, WATZ, sign on the air and was, for many years, the only broadcaster in Alpena. In the late 1960s, WATZ-FM signed on as an adult contemporary station at 93.5 FM. By this time, the format of WATZ AM was primarily country. In 1988, the format of WATZ-FM was changed to country and the signal moved to 99.3 so the station could boost its power from 3,000 to 50,000 watts. For the next several years, WATZ-FM and WATZ AM simulcasted the same programming. In the mid-90s, WATZ AM was broken off from WATZ-FM and given its current news/talk format.

In June 2014, the talk format moved to a new station, WZTK, at 105.7 FM, with the 1450 AM frequency concurrently deactivated.[1] WZTK is locally owned and operated by the same company that founded WATZ in 1946.

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