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City Bear Creek Township, Michigan
Broadcast area Petoskey, Michigan
Branding Smile FM
Slogan Michigan's Positive Hits
Frequency 89.3 MHz
First air date November 2, 1999
Format Religious; Contemporary Christian
ERP 50,000 watts
HAAT 312 meters
Class C1
Callsign meaning The Light
Affiliations Smile FM
Owner Superior Communications
Webcast http://www.smile.fm/streaming/
Website http://www.smile.fm/

WTLI is a non-commercial, contemporary Christian FM radio station licensed to broadcast from Bear Creek Township and Boyne City, Michigan. The transmitter is located west of Vanderbilt, Michigan on the WFUP-TV channel-45 tower. The station broadcasts on 89.3 MHz and is owned by Superior Communications (a.k.a. Michigan Community Radio and Northland Community Broadcasters), which is owned by Jennifer and Edward Czelada.

The call letters stand for "The Light", the positioner the station went by until June 2004 when all "The Light" and "Joy FM" stations owned by Superior Communications merged to form Smile FM. All programming with local inserts originates at WLGH in Lansing.

Originally the station broadcast with 6 kW from the 1023 foot tower of WFUP. In May 2005 it increased its power to 17 kW. In April 2015 it increased power again to 50 kW.


W285ET and W246CW improve reception in the Traverse City area.

Call Frequency City of License Broadcast Area ERP HAAT Facility ID
W246CW 97.1 MHz Long Lake Twp., MI [1] 10 w 261 m 158283
W285ET 102.5 MHz East Bay Twp., MI [2] 10 w 165 m 158424


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Coordinates: 45°10′12″N 84°45′04″W / 45.1700°N 84.7511°W / 45.1700; -84.7511