WXTF-LP (97.9 FM, "WTF Radio") is an American low-power broadcast radio station licensed to serve the community of Harrisville, Michigan. The station's broadcast license is held by the Alcona Music Project, Inc..

Broadcast areaAlcona County, Michigan
Frequency97.9 MHz
BrandingWTF Radio
OwnerAlcona Music Project, Inc.
First air date
May 27, 2014
Technical information
Facility ID193532
ERP100 watts
HAAT29.5 meters (97 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
44°38′54″N 83°19′19″W / 44.64833°N 83.32194°W / 44.64833; -83.32194

Programming edit

The format is described as "Variety." Volunteers provide close to 100% of the programming - mostly music based. WXTF-LP works with the Alcona Community Schools offering guidance and air time for students interested in radio broadcasting. WXTF-LP provides local news and is The Sunrise Side's only broadcast outlet for Pacifica's "Democracy Now" and Harry Shearer's "Le Show" programs. In addition to a state-of-the-art air studio, WXTF-LP has a dedicated "Playroom" live performance studio where local musicians are invited to play.

This station received its original construction permit from the Federal Communications Commission on January 15, 2014.[1] The new station was assigned the WXTF-LP call sign by the FCC on January 23, 2014.[2] WXTF-LP received its license to cover from the FCC on May 22, 2014, and was the first of the new LPFM applicants in Michigan to begin licensed broadcasting.[3] The station counts May 27, 2014, as its first official day of broadcasting.

The station is staffed by volunteers and funded by local contributions.[4]

This community radio station is committed to being on air at least 12 hours per day, and sometimes exceeds that. Generally it broadcasts between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m.[4]

In 2017 WXTF-LP moved to a new studio location along with its 50 foot (15 m) aerial, which overlooks the entrance to Harrisville Harbor.[4] When this studio became unsuitable in 2021, the station ceased operations for a short time until a new location in downtown Harrisville was acquired in 2022 and operations resumed.

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References edit

  1. ^ "Application Search Details (BNPL-20131021AED)". FCC Media Bureau. January 15, 2014. Retrieved May 9, 2015.
  2. ^ "Call Sign History". CDBS Public Access Database. FCC Media Bureau. January 23, 2014. Retrieved May 9, 2015.
  3. ^ "Application Search Details (BLL-20140519AAH)". FCC Media Bureau. May 22, 2014. Retrieved May 9, 2015.
  4. ^ a b c Weber, Mary (July 26, 2017). "Local radio station to hold fundraiser band". Alcona Review. Vol. 146, no. 28. Harrisville, Michigan. pp. 1, 16.

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