WTGV-FM
CitySandusky, Michigan
Broadcast area[1]
Frequency97.7 MHz
Branding97.7 WTGV
SloganThe Thumb's Greatest Hits
Programming
FormatClassic hits/Oldies
Ownership
OwnerSanilac/GB Broadcasting
WMIC, WBGV
History
First air date
August 17, 1971 (as WMIC-FM)
Former call signs
WMIC-FM (1971-8/13/79)
Call sign meaning
The Thumb's Great Voice
Technical information
Facility ID59027
ClassA
ERP3,000 watts
HAAT99 meters (325 ft)
Links
Websitesanilacbroadcasting.com

WTGV-FM (97.7 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a classic hits/oldies format, serving Sandusky and the Thumb and Blue Water area of Michigan. WTGV is owned and operated by Sanilac Broadcasting.

History

The station began broadcasting in 1971 under the WMIC-FM call sign, simulcasting WMIC-AM 1560 (now 660). WMIC-FM separated programming in 1977, switching to a beautiful music format, and adopted the WTGV ("Thumb's Great Voice") call sign two years later. The beautiful music format was updated to a MOR music mix over the years, and then to mainstream adult contemporary by 2000.

WTGV-FM was almost fully automated and voicetracked, except for simulcasts of news and information programming from its sister station WMIC (which are carried solely on WTGV after AM sign-off). The station also features a large amount of sports play-by-play, including the Detroit Tigers and Detroit Lions, and local high-school sports such as basketball and football.

On June 20, 2017 97.7 switched from automated AC to a satellite-fed Classic Hits/Oldies format branded as "97-7 WTGV." The format targets Hits of the 1960s, 70s, and 80s. News, sports, and weather remains unchanged.

Sources

Coordinates: 43°23′35″N 82°50′06″W / 43.393°N 82.835°W / 43.393; -82.835