WFNT

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WFNT
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CityFlint, Michigan
Broadcast area[1] (Daytime)
[2] (Nighttime)
Branding1470 WFNT
SloganFlint's News Talk
Frequency1470 kHz
First air date1947
FormatNews/Talk
Power5,000 watts (Daytime)
1,000 watts (Nighttime)
ClassB
Facility ID20447
Transmitter coordinates42°58′22″N 83°38′24″W / 42.97278°N 83.64000°W / 42.97278; -83.64000
Callsign meaningFliNT
(Also the IATA code for Flint's Bishop International Airport)
Former callsignsWKMF (?-10/1/93)
WWOK (?-?)
WCLC (?-?)
AffiliationsFox Sports Radio
OwnerTownsquare Media
(Townsquare Media of Flint, Inc.)
Sister stationsWCRZ, WLCO, WQUS, WRCL, WWBN
Websitewfnt.com

WFNT (1470 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a news/talk format. Licensed to Flint, Michigan, it first began broadcasting in 1947 as WCLC, then WWOK. It became WKMF in 1953 which was a country music station during most of the years using that call sign. Its slogan during the country years was "the country music capital of the north." WKMF's country format enjoyed a high level of ratings success during the 1960s and 1970s, often ranking among or close to Flint's top five stations. It is under ownership of Townsquare Media, and its studios and transmitter are co-located in Burton, east of Flint.

It adopted its present call letters in 1993.[1] Originally a talk station, WFNT later switched to adult standards, using ABC Radio's "Stardust" (later "Timeless Classics" and "Timeless Favorites") package with some local programming, including a daily shopping show and a Saturday-afternoon rock oldies program. Some of the show that was aired during the 90's was G. Gordon Liddy (which came to Flint, Mi and did his show live twice), Rush Limbaugh, Ken Hamblin. Later they had a local talk show with Chris Pavelich and later on Tommy McIntyre (who was a well-known local talk show host from an Oakland county radio station & author) and his producer Howard "The Knife" Gillespie.

Beginning in 2007, WFNT became the flagship station for the now-defunct Flint Generals minor league hockey radio broadcasts.

When Citadel Media ended the Timeless format in February 2010,[2] WFNT changed its format on February 12, 2010 to news/talk.[3]

WFNT is an affiliate of the Grand Valley State Laker football radio network.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "WFNT AM 1470 Flint". Michiguide.com. May 2, 2011. Retrieved June 2, 2011.
  2. ^ "Big changes at syndicator Citadel Media: "Timeless" to expire, hirings and layoffs". Radio-Info.com. November 12, 2009.
  3. ^ "Flint's WFNT (1470) drops the music to go talk with Bob & Tom". Radio-Info.com. February 12, 2010.
  4. ^ "Grand Valley State Official Athletic Site". Grand Valley State University. Retrieved November 24, 2010.

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