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City Bad Axe, Michigan
Broadcast area [1] (Daytime)
[2] (Nighttime)
Branding Thumb Country 1340
Slogan The Thumb's Hottest Country
Frequency 1340 kHz
First air date 1950
Format Country
Power 1,000 watts
Class C
Facility ID 67045
Affiliations Michigan Farm Radio Network
Owner Thumb Broadcasting

WLEW is a radio station in Bad Axe, Michigan, serving the Thumb area of Michigan. It is owned by Thumb Broadcasting and broadcasts from studios on South Van Dyke Road in Bad Axe. Unusual for small-town radio stations, WLEW is locally programmed and does not rely on satellite feeds for any of their music programming.[citation needed] The station features a local roster of disc jockeys and news from CNN Radio.

WLEW broadcasts at 1340 kHz AM and airs a country format. The 1,000-watt station goes by the nickname "The Thumb's Hottest Country."


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Coordinates: 43°48′03″N 83°01′23″W / 43.80083°N 83.02306°W / 43.80083; -83.02306