|City of license||Kalamazoo, Michigan|
|Broadcast area|| (Daytime)
|Branding||Talk Radio 1360|
|Power||5,000 watts (Daytime)
1,000 watts (Nighttime)
|Callsign meaning||Kalamazoo, Michigan|
(Townsquare Media Kalamazoo License, LLC)
WKMI, which began broadcasting in 1947, was a highly rated Top 40 music station from the 1950s through the 1970s. The station moved to an Adult Contemporary format to compete with WKZO during the early 1980s, and then switched to its current talk format in 1990 as the Persian Gulf War created a boom for talk radio.
An FM sister at 106.5 was added in 1964; WKMI-FM is now WVFM and no longer co-owned.
On August 30, 2013, a deal was announced in which Townsquare Media would acquire 53 stations from Cumulus Media, including WKMI, for $238 million. The deal is part of Cumulus' acquisition of Dial Global; Townsquare and Dial Global are both controlled by Oaktree Capital Management. The sale to Townsquare was completed on November 14, 2013.
- "Football Radio Network". Grand Valley State Lakers. Retrieved 24 November 2010.
- "Official: Cumulus Buys Dial Global, Spins Some Stations To Townsquare; Peak Stations Sold To Townsquare, Fresno Spun To Cumulus". All Access. August 30, 2013. Retrieved August 30, 2013.
- "Cumulus Makes Dial Global And Townsquare Deals Official". RadioInsight. August 30, 2013. Retrieved August 30, 2013.
- "Cumulus-Townsquare-Peak Deal Closes". All Access. November 15, 2013. Retrieved November 16, 2013.
- Query the FCC's AM station database for WKMI
- Radio-Locator Information on WKMI
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WKMI
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