WFNT
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Broadcast area[1] (Daytime)
[2] (Nighttime)
Frequency1470 kHz
Branding1470 WFNT
Programming
FormatNews/Talk
AffiliationsFox News Radio
Fox Sports Radio
Ownership
Owner
WCRZ, WLCO, WQUS, WRCL, WWBN
History
First air date
1947
Former call signs
WKMF (?-10/1/93)
WWOK (?-?)
WCLC (?-?)
Call sign meaning
Flint News Talk
(Also the IATA code for Flint's Bishop International Airport)
Technical information
Facility ID20447
ClassB
Power5,000 watts (Daytime)
1,000 watts (Nighttime)
Transmitter coordinates
42°58′22″N 83°38′24″W / 42.97278°N 83.64000°W / 42.97278; -83.64000
Links
WebcastListen Live
Websitewfnt.com

WFNT (1470 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a news/talk format. Licensed to Flint, Michigan, it first began broadcasting in 1947 as WCLC, then WWOK. It became WKMF in 1953 which was a country music station during most of the years using that call sign. Its slogan during the country years was "the country music capital of the north." WKMF's country format enjoyed a high level of ratings success during the 1960s and 1970s, often ranking among or close to Flint's top five stations. It is under ownership of Townsquare Media, and its studios and transmitter are co-located in Burton, east of Flint.

It adopted its present call letters in 1993.[1] Originally a talk station, WFNT later switched to adult standards, using ABC Radio's "Stardust" (later "Timeless Classics" and "Timeless Favorites") package with some local programming, including a daily shopping show and a Saturday-afternoon rock oldies program. Some of the show that was aired during the 1990s was G. Gordon Liddy (which came to Flint, Mi and did his show live twice), Rush Limbaugh, Ken Hamblin. Later they had a local talk show with Chris Pavelich and later on Tommy McIntyre (who was a well-known local talk show host from an Oakland County radio station and author) and his producer Howard "The Knife" Gillespie.

Beginning in 2007, WFNT became the flagship station for the now-defunct Flint Generals minor league hockey radio broadcasts.

When Citadel Media ended the Timeless format in February 2010,[2] WFNT changed its format on February 12, 2010 to news/talk.[3]

References

  1. ^ "WFNT AM 1470 Flint". Michiguide.com. May 2, 2011. Retrieved June 2, 2011.
  2. ^ "Big changes at syndicator Citadel Media: "Timeless" to expire, hirings and layoffs". Radio-Info.com. November 12, 2009.
  3. ^ "Flint's WFNT (1470) drops the music to go talk with Bob & Tom". Radio-Info.com. February 12, 2010.