From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
City WDMJ: Marquette, Michigan
WIAN: Ishpeming, Michigan
Broadcast area WDMJ: [1] (Daytime)
WDMJ: [2] (Nighttime)
WIAN: [3] (Daytime)
WIAN: [4] (Nighttime)
Branding The Talk of Marquette
Frequency WDMJ: 1320 kHz
WIAN: 1240 kHz
Format News-Talk
Power WDMJ: 5,000 watts day
WDMJ: 135 watts night
WIAN: 1,000 watts
Class WDMJ: D
Callsign meaning

WDMJ: Daily Mining Journal

WIAN: Ishpeming And Negaunee
Former callsigns WDMJ:
WJPD (?-11/15/92)
Affiliations Michigan IMG Sports Network
Michigan Radio Network
Owner Sovereign Communications

WDMJ (1320 AM) and WIAN (1240 AM), The Talk of Marquette, are a pair of radio stations broadcasting a news-talk format. WDMJ broadcasts to listeners in the Marquette, Michigan. area, while WIAN is a simulcast to the Ishpeming area. WDMJ has been broadcasting for several decades and was originally owned by The Mining Journal, Marquette's daily newspaper (with DMJ standing for Daily Mining Journal). It began broadcasting in 1931 as Marquette's first radio station with call sign WBEO, later changing to WDMJ.

Programming includes The Steve Gruber Show a syndicated conservative morning talk show which is the flagship program on The Michigan Talk Network.


The 1240 AM frequency in Ishpeming was earlier assigned to WJPD-AM, which began broadcasting November 16, 1947, operating with 250 W full-time. The station, whose slogan was "The Voice of the Iron Country," was licensed to Ishpeming Broadcasting Company.[1]


  1. ^ "Ishpeming Station, WJPD, Starts on 250 w Fulltime" (PDF). Broadcasting. November 17, 1947. Retrieved 22 October 2014. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 46°32′40″N 87°26′42″W / 46.54444°N 87.44500°W / 46.54444; -87.44500