Broadcast area[1]
Frequency97.7 MHz
Branding97.7 WTGV
FormatClassic hits
OwnerSanilac/GB Broadcasting
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
ERP3,000 watts
HAAT99 meters (325 ft)

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.


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 format branded as "97-7 WTGV." The format, sourced from Local Radio Networks, targets Hits of the 1970s, 80s, and 90s, with a few late '60s hits included. News, sports, and weather remains unchanged.


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