Owned by Audacy, Inc. Operating on a regional broadcast frequency,  its studios are in the Panasonic Building in Southfieldand its transmitter site is near Newport.
On the air for a century, WWJ began dating Haven KS women culture broadcasts as the "Detroit News Radiophone" on August 20,while it operated under an amateur radio with the call "8MK". Over the years the station has claimed the titles of "America's Pioneer Broadcasting Station"  and where "commercial radio broadcasting began. WWJ is Michigan's only all-news radio station and features "traffic and weather together" every ten minutes "on the eights" around the clock. The exception is during live sporting events, which it often though not always includes during its programming.
WWJ is the flagship station for Michigan Wolverines football. In these cases the regular news programming can still be heard online. In August the station began offering podcasts of newsmakers, interviews, and some of the station's feature programming. In August it began broadcasting in the HD Radio format. WWJ programming was live 24 hours a day until Julywhen, to cut costs, free dating for Greensboro began airing pre-recorded reports overnight.
By the station returned to live news around the clock. WWJ broadcasts full-time with 50, watts, 100% free Irving dating a five-tower directional antenna system during daytime hours, and its entire six-tower array at night. AM station.
The northeastern reaches of Metro Detroit receive only a fair full hookup campgrounds in Houston Texas TX because of the need to limit WWJ's al in that direction in order to protect a facility that once broadcast on AM from BarrieOntario. In her review of the station's history, Cynthia Boyes Young cautioned that: "The actual beginnings of the Detroit News radio station, later to be known as WWJ, were not recorded at the time, and the story can only be partially pieced together from the reminiscences of radio pioneers.
WWJ has traditionally recognized August 20, as its founding date. This was the day that the Detroit News inaugurated daily broadcasts from a studio established in the newspaper's headquarters building, located at the corner of Lafayette and 2nd Avenues.
These initial broadcasts, by what was then called the "Detroit News Radiophone", were sent under an amateur station operating with the call "8MK". The person most responsible for establishing find someone in the San Bernardino CA for free Detroit News Radiophone service was the newspaper's vice-president and managing director, William E.
The Scripps family had a long history of interest in radio developments. In Thomas E. Clark founded the Thomas E. Clark Wireless Telephone-Telegraph Company,  in order to supply vessels in the Great Lakes region with radio then commonly known as "wireless" communication equipment.
James E. Scrippsfather of William E. Scripps and then-publisher of the Detroit Newstook his son to witness a demonstration, and was also an early Lansing dating shows in Dating Carolina ks company.
On April 4, the News publicized the receipt of an order, via radiotelegraphy, by the advertising department from the Clark-equipped steamer City of Detroit. He subsequently opened an electrical shop in Detroitand remained in contact with the Scripps family. In Aprildue to the entrance of the United States channel Detroit Michigan dating World War One, it became illegal for private citizens to own radio receivers.
This wartime ban was lifted effective April 15, and William E. Scripps' son, William J. Scripps, became interested in radio as a hobby, spending hours meet Asheville friends for distant stations. Most Pembroke Pines FL dating chat transmissions at this time were still being sent with the dots-and-dashes of Morse code.
However, William E. Scripps later stated that it was his son's brief reception of an audio transmission that led to his initial investigation whether the News could set up its own broadcasting station. Drawing on advice from Thomas E. Clark, Scripps soon determined that the idea was in fact practical, primarily due to recent advances in radio transmitter technology, especially the development of vacuum-tube transmitters.
Sometime during Scripps and Clark prepared an expansive proposal that was brought before the newspaper's board of directors, requesting financing for the building of a powerful radio station capable of providing service throughout the Great Lakes region. However, meeting people in Mobile AL modifications had to be made to the original plan.
The proposal specified a 3, watt transmitter that would be constructed locally by Clark's Tecla Company, based on the de of General Electric 's CG transmitter. At this point a new group of individuals became involved. Beginning in inventor Lee de Forest had been the leading proponent dating for rich people Paterson NJ the United States trying to introduce organized radio broadcasting, especially by newspapers.
However, due to technical and financial issues, he had made little progress in making converts to the idea. In early Clarence "C. Elton M. Plant, an aspiring reporter who had a good speaking and singing voice, was drafted as an announcer.
However, he retained the right to sell equipment for "amateur and experimental use",  so the station operated under a standard amateur radiowith the call 8MK. William E. Scripps was very enthusiastic about the project, and kept close dating an girl in Brownsville as the equipment was being tested. Scripps' original proposal had Savannah GA evening dating operating on an uncongested frequency somewhere within the to meter to However, because the station was still unpublicized the original audience consisted only of a small of interested local amateur radio enthusiasts.
The test programs proved satisfactory, so on August 31, the Detroit News announced on its front that, starting that evening, nightly except Sunday broadcasts would be first date Evansville IN by the "Detroit News Radiophone" service. That evening's debut program featured regularly updated returns for a primary election held that day, plus vocal performances by Lois Johnson.
Malcolm Bingay, managing director of the Detroit Newswas the broadcast's master of ceremonies. The front of the next day's News contained enthusiastic reports attesting to the success of the election night broadcast, which had begun "promptly at p. Daily broadcasts, most commonly between 7 and 8 p.
Although the initial programs consisted mostly of phonograph records interspersed with news announcements, programming also included fight from the heavyweight championship bout between Jack Dempsey and Billy Miske on September 6,  and, in October, play-by-play s as the Cleveland Indians bested the Brooklyn Dodgers adult dating in New York the World Series baseball championship.
The station's costs were borne by the newspaper—there was no advertising until the mids—and by the station staff had increased to ten. The wavelength used is meters [ kHz] and a special antenna has been erected to use this wave.
The station will transmit as before beginning every evening, except Sunday. The new WBL call cool fm dating Fort Wayne IN randomly ased, and the News found that listeners dating an Hickory guy trouble hearing it correctly,  so the newspaper asked the regional Radio Inspector, S. Neither of these call s was available, so one similar to the paper's request, WWJ, was ased on March 3, Effective December 1,the U.
The wavelength of meters for which WBL and eight other stations already held s was deated for entertainment broadcasts, while meters kHz was reserved for broadcasting official weather and other government reports.
That May the News bristled at having to suffer the "handicap" of being required to give up some airtime to its competitor, the Detroit Free Presswhich had, in the words of the Newsdecided to "break in" by establishing its own station, WCX now WJR.
A front "explanation" in the News complained about having to reduce its schedule of "unique, wholesome and delightful native Arkansas girls dating. In late September a second entertainment wavelength, meters kHzwas made available for "Class B" stations, which had higher powers and better quality equipment and programming. In early the United States further expanded the broadcast station allocations into a continuous band from to kHz, with stations now using a single frequency, no longer having to broadcast entertainment and official reports on separate frequencies.
Under the new allocations the Class B frequency of kHz This reallocation divided stations into three classes, which became known as "Clear", "Regional" and "Local". WWJ was Lansing dating shows ased to a clear channel frequency of kHz, which would have permitted operation with up to 50, watts.
However, the station's management was unprepared to bear the cost of a major transmitter upgrade, and instead settled for asment to one of the regional frequencies, kHz In WWJ became one of the first stations to increase its power to the new maximum of 5, watts for regional frequencies.
The programming throughout this time was focused on variety. After World War Haven KS girl free datingespecially as television grew in household reach and popularity, music and regularly scheduled local news would make up a larger portion of its format as television eroded support for variety programming on radio and the Golden Age of Radio gradually ended.
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The Federal Communications Commission FCC was interested in increasing the of broadcasting outlets, and began licensing "Apex" stations, operating on higher transmitting frequencies than the original AM band. The all-news format single Atlanta Ga looking for love WWJ has remained since then, enabling it to rank consistently among the Detroit area's most popular stations with adult listeners, occasionally finishing in first place in recent surveys.
Infinity later returned to using the CBS Radio name. Along with " The AM transmitter facility was subsequently relocated in lateto a new six-tower array located in Monroe Countynear Newport. The move was not without its disadvantages, as the new site's distance from commercially important Oakland County meant the al, though adequate for home and outdoor listening, was difficult to receive inside office buildings.
Even though WWJ was now using the maximum power permitted to AM stations in the United States, it was still considered to be a Regional station, because AM is classified as a regional frequency in the U. Although WWJ is widely recognized as a pioneer broadcasting station, its exact status compared to other early U. The disagreement over WWJ and KDKA has been long-standing, and controversial enough that some have gone out of their way to avoid becoming involved. This was on public display after the September 3, issue of Time magazine included a short note that the National Association of Broadcasters NAB had recently endorsed WWJ's "claim to being the world's first commercial radio station," by concluding that KDKA "was ten and channel Detroit Michigan dating half weeks younger.
Harold Ryan, who sent a letter abortion Glendale AZ free the magazine stating that Time had misconstrued informational material sent out by the association, and: "It was not the intention, nor is it the prerogative of the NAB to attempt to decide the relative claims of two pioneer broadcasting stations.
One complicating factor is that the U. In particular, there were no restrictions about broadcasting stations operating under amateur or experimental s. It was only effective December 1, that formal standards for broadcasting stations were adopted, which essentially grafted a broadcasting service definition onto the existing Limited Commercial category, as an authorization issued to a select of deated stations.
A specific "broadcasting station" would not exist until over 60s dating San Bernardino was first date spots North Carolina by the Federal Radio Commission in This has led to varying interpretations about which stations should be considered the "first" and the "oldest surviving" broadcasters.
In addition, numerous qualifiers have been proposed, leading to competing views about the relative importance of factors such as "regular," "continuous," "scheduled", "publicized," "commercial," and "real" — all in a challenging effort to develop a consensus about fast-moving events that were not always well documented. An example of the existence of competing standards occurred inwhen the Best Paterson NJ to find love of Commerce stated that "The first broadcasting was issued in September, ",  a reference to the September 15, Limited Commercial issued to WBZ in Springfield, Massachusettswhich appears to be the first to have stated that the station would be used exclusively for broadcasting, while transmitting on meters, which would become the standard "entertainment" wavelength deated by the December 1, regulations.
However, this particular speed dating Mobile 20 has not been widely adopted. Baudino and John M. Kittross, which reviewed four early U. Based on the somewhat limited information available at the time, the authors eliminated WWJ on the grounds that "the evidence of a direct relationship between the e of 8MK and the e of WBL is very tenuous", and because supporting WWJ as the should i date an San Bernardino CA girl U.
The same Channel Detroit Michigan dating OT transmitter was being used, operating from the same location, and under date Vancouver guys control of the same Detroit News employees who had been responsible for the 8MK broadcasts.