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Wcxi

WCXI
City of license Fenton, Michigan
Broadcast area [1]
Branding Talk & Rare Oldies
Frequency 1160 kHz
First air date November 15, 1985
Format Oldies
Power 1,000 watts
Class B
Facility ID 10475
Callsign meaning Country 11 - Country XI (XI is Roman numeral for 11)
Former callsigns WWON (8/20/93-1/14/00)
WCXI (10/12/92-8/20/93)
WACY (1/10/90-10/12/92)
WFEN (11/15/85-1/10/89)
Owner Birach Broadcasting Corporation
Website

WCXI (1160 AM) is a radio station licensed to Fenton, Michigan. The station broadcasts to the Flint area and the northwestern suburbs of Detroit.

The station went on the air in 1985 as WFEN with a MOR format and has sported several formats (including country, oldies, black gospel, and most recently classic country) and call signs in the years since.

As of September 2010, WCXI has dropped its classic country format and is now playing oldies in a temporary relocation of the format of sister station WPON 1460 AM in Walled Lake, Michigan. It is not clear at this time whether this arrangement is permanent, but the station has a construction permit to change its city of license to Wixom in Oakland County and increase its daytime power to 15,000 watts, which would effectively make it a suburban Detroit station. WPON went silent in October 2010 so improvements could be made to its signal with WPON's programming continuing on WCXI.

The WCXI calls were used in Detroit from the late 1970s to the early 1990s at what is now WDFN 1130 AM, and also in the early 1980s as WCXI-FM at 92.3 FM (now WMXD). It has also been used at what was previously and is now WIBM 1450 AM in Jackson, Michigan. Fittingly, all stations previously using the WCXI calls played country music.

A new transmitter site is proposed in Milford Township, Michigan to serve both WCXI and the now silent WPON.[1]

WCXI is widely known throughout Detroit's large Indian American and Desi population. It has many shows featuring Hindi and other Indian language songs in the superhit Rockin' Raaga hosted by Anu, Geetmala and Voice of Pakistan.

References

Sources

  • Michiguide.com - WCXI History

External links

  • Query the FCC's AM station database for WCXI
  • Radio-Locator Information on WCXI
  • Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WCXI
  • Two entries about WCXI including MP3 airchecks - at the Radio Kitchen blog

Coordinates: 42°32′39″N 83°33′36″W / 42.54417°N 83.56000°W / 42.54417; -83.56000


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