WLGH

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WLGH
City Leroy Township, Michigan
Broadcast area Lansing, Michigan
Branding Smile FM
Slogan Michigan's Positive Hits
Frequency 88.1 MHz
First air date November 25, 1996
Format Contemporary Christian
ERP 6,700 watts
HAAT 174 meters
Class B1
Facility ID 78460
Transmitter coordinates 42°42′20″N 84°21′27″W / 42.70556°N 84.35750°W / 42.70556; -84.35750
Callsign meaning The Light
Affiliations Smile FM
Owner Superior Communications
Webcast http://www.smile.fm/streaming/
Website http://www.smile.fm/

WLGH is a non-commercial, contemporary Christian FM radio station located in Lansing, Michigan. The station, which broadcasts on 88.1 MHz FM, is owned by Superior Communications (aka Michigan Community Radio and Northland Community Broadcasters) which is in turn owned by Jennifer and Edward Czelada.

The station is officially licensed to operate in Leroy Township, which is just east of Lansing. Its studios and transmitter are in Williamston. WLGH began broadcasting in December 1996 as "The Light". In June 2004 it "married" its sister station, "Joy FM", in a ceremony at Oldsmobile Park in Lansing. The new network became known as Smile FM with WLGH as the flagship station. All programming for the 13 stations in the Smile FM network originates at WLGH.

The station originally broadcast with 2.5 kW from 328 ft (100 m), but increased its power to 6.7 kW from a 571 ft (174 m) tower in 2006. This improved coverage, especially to the north and south of Lansing.

Translators[edit]

Broadcast translators of WLGH
Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license FCC info
W219DA 91.7 FM Paw Paw, Michigan FCC

This translator is owned by Horizon Christian Fellowship. It has permission to rebroadcast Smile FM, but doesn't appear to currently be operating as a translator of WLGH (Smile FM).[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ email with the Smile FM engineering staff 3/4/08

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