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WHTD
City of license Mount Clemens, Michigan
Broadcast area [1]
Branding Hot 102-7
Slogan "The Hip Hip Station"; "we r hip hop"; "Interactive Hip-Hop & R&B"
First air date November 6, 1960
Frequency 102.7 MHz (Also on HD Radio)
Format Hip Hop/Urban
Power 50,000 watts
ERP 50 kW
Class B
Callsign meaning HoT Detroit
Former callsigns WDMK (3/31/99-6/28/05)
WWBR (11/18/96-3/31/99)
WDZR (3/12/92-11/18/96)
WXCD (4/26/91-3/12/92)
WKSG (11/9/84-4/26/91)
WLBS (?-11/9/84)
WBRB-FM (11/6/60-?)
Owner Radio One
Sister stations WCHB, WDMK
Webcast Listen live
Website www.hot1027detroit.com

WHTD, known on the air as Hot 102-7, Interactive Hip-Hop & R&B, is an urban contemporary radio station licensed to Mount Clemens, Michigan, and serving the Detroit metropolitan area. The station broadcasts with 50,000 watts of power from an antenna located near the intersection of Gratiot Avenue and Fourteen Mile Road in Clinton Township, Macomb County, Michigan, and directs its signal mainly toward the north and east to avoid interfering with Country WWWW-FM 102.9 in Ann Arbor. Despite this strongly directional signal which has poor coverage in much of the western and southwestern Detroit metro the signal can be head as far north as Owen Sound Ontario during clear days in the summer, 102.7 FM, which has been through a multitude of failed formats since its sign-on in 1960, is now enjoying its strongest Arbitron ratings in years. WHTD is owned by Radio One along with WDMK-FM 105.9 and WCHB-AM 1200, and is also licensed for HD Radio service. 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History

WBRB Years

What is now WHTD began life on November 6, 1960, as WBRB-FM, the FM simulcast side of WBRB-AM 1430, also licensed to Mount Clemens. For years, WBRB ("Where Better Records Begin") was a full-service radio station targeting Macomb County with local and ABC news, weather and information and middle-of-the-road music. During non-simulcast dayparts, WBRB-FM aired Beautiful Music programming. The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... Beautiful music (sometimes abbreviated as BM / EZ) is a mostly-instrumental music format that was prominent in American radio from the 1960s through the 1980s. ...


Eventually, ownership of the AM and FM portions of WBRB was separated, and Gilda Radner and her husband Michael took control of the AM station. WBRB-AM is no longer on the air, having degenerated into a brokered Motivational Talk station before going dark around 1990. Gilda Susan Radner (28 June 1946 – 20 May 1989) was an American comedian and actress, best known for her five years as part of the original cast of the NBC comedy series Saturday Night Live. ...


WLBS/WKSG Years

WBRB-FM changed its calls to WLBS (an homage to New York's legendary WBLS, with even a similar-looking logo for a time) and went to a disco music format, evolving into urban contemporary by 1982. With many competitors for the R&B audience in metro Detroit, WLBS was not successful, and changed to a "Rock of the '80s"-style new wave music format in 1983. This was followed, in November 1984, by what would be the station's most successful format yet: oldies of the 1950s and 1960s as WKSG, "Solid Gold Kiss 102.7." With broadcasters such as Paul Christy, Johnny Molson, and Detroit radio legend Lee Alan (who hosted a syndicated show called Back in the '60s Again), and despite competition in the format from WHND-AM (560), WMTG-AM (1310), and CKLW-FM (93.9) in the late 1980s, WKSG did well until WOMC-FM 104.3 changed its format from Adult Contemporary to Oldies in 1989. WBLS is an Urban Adult Contemporary FM radio station that is licensed to New York City, operating on 107. ... Disco is a genre of dance-oriented pop music that was popularized in dance clubs (discothèques) in the mid-1970s, and which dominated mainstream pop until the late 1970s. ... The term urban contemporary was coined by the late New York DJ Frankie Crocker in the mid 1970s. ... New Wave is a term that has been used to describe many developments in music, but is most commonly associated with a movement in Western popular music in the late 1970s and early 1980s inspired by the punk rock movement. ... WOMC is an FM radio station broadcasting on 104. ...


CD102.7/WDZR

In April 1991, WKSG became WXCD, "CD102.7, Detroit's Smooth Sounds," with a new age/smooth jazz format. Less than a year later, in March 1992, WXCD became WDZR, airing ABC's satellite-fed Z-Rock format of hard rock and heavy metal. With a playlist that rocked harder than more established AOR outlets WRIF and WLLZ, WDZR achieved decent ratings for a time, but in 1996, ABC discontinued the Z-Rock format. New Age describes a broad movement characterized by alternative approaches to traditional Western culture. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... Z Rock was a radio network based out of Dallas, Texas in the mid-1980s through the mid-1990s that played heavy metal and hard rock music. ...


102.7 The Bear

In November 1996, WDZR changed its calls to WWBR, "102.7 The Bear, Detroit's Rock Animal," keeping the hard-rock format but transitioning to a local air staff with Ted Nugent as morning personality. "The Bear" eventually evolved into a "Classic Rock That Really Rocks" outlet to compete with softer-edged classic-rock competitor WCSX. Theodore Ted Nugent (born December 13, 1948) (a. ... WCSX is a Detroit based classic rock radio station. ...


The end of "The Bear" came on January 16, 1999, following the station's sale from Allur Detroit to Radio One. At 6:33 p.m., after playing The Doors' "When The Music's Over" (the same song that ended the legendary 99.5 WABX rock format in 1984), the station went silent for nearly 20 minutes and then emerged as an Adult Contemporary station. This page is about the rock band. ... WYCD is a FM radio station in Detroit, Michigan. ... Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreciated to just AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream and pop music, without hip-hop or rap since, as per the name, it is geared more towards adults than teens. ...


Kiss 102.7

The first song played was "another day" by Jon Secada, They also revived the "Kiss-FM" brand name as " The new 102.7 kiss fm, with the best variety of light rock from the 80's, 90's and today" The also Debuted the syndicated love-song dedication phones of Delilah to the Detroit airwaves for the first time. The station requested the new calls WKSK but went with WDMK ("Detroit Michigan's Kiss") after failing to secure its first choice. Then, in August 1999, WDMK shifted to an Urban Adult Contemporary format to compete with powerhouse WMXD-FM "Mix" 92.3, retaining the "Kiss" name. The fact that the mainstream AC format lasted only eight months led some to believe that Radio One had always planned to shift the station's format in an R&B direction and used the AC format as a smokescreen to catch WMXD off guard. Samson and Delilah by Tintoretto (1518–1594) Delilah or (דְּלִילָה, Standard Hebrew meaning [One who] weakened or uprooted or impoverished from the root dal meaning weak or poor. Also: Dəlila, Tiberian Hebrew Dəlîlāh; Arabic Dalilah), was the woman in the valley of Sorek whom Samson loved, and... Urban Adult Contemporary is the name for a format of radio music, similar to an urban contemporary format. ...


As "Kiss 102.7 Detroit's Adult R&B Station," WDMK remained low in the ratings until October 2002, when the station once again shifted format to Rhythmic Oldies and hired away longtime WJLB personality and Detroit Pistons announcer John Mason to do the morning show. The change brought 102.7 its highest ratings in years, and listeners also welcomed the musical shift to more "old school" R&B as opposed to current hits by neo-soul artists which could already be heard on other stations in the market. Rhythmic Oldies is a radio format which concentrates on the rhythmic, disco or dance genre of oldies music. ... WJLB, is a Clear Channel-owned mainstream urban radio station in Detroit that broadcasts on 97. ... The Detroit Pistons are a team in the National Basketball Association based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ... Captain John Mason (1586–1635) was born in Norfolk. ... Neo soul (also known as nu soul) is a musical genre of the late 1990s and early 2000s that fuses contemporary R&B, 1970s style soul, classical music, jazz, and elements of alternative-hip hop. ...


Hot 102-7

On June 25, 2005, Radio One swapped the formats of WDMK and its hip-hop-formatted sister station WDTJ "105.9 Jamz." The WDMK calls and "old school" format were moved to 105.9, with the "old school" format evolving into a very gold-based Urban AC. Also making the switch was John Mason, who was switched to afternoon drive at the new "105.9 Kiss-FM" as the popular syndicated Tom Joyner morning show also moved to 105.9 from WMXD. 102.7 took on the hip-hop/rhythmic CHR format and the new calls WHTD. Despite 102.7's continued signal difficulties, and despite the ready availability of hip-hop in Detroit on Clear Channel-owned WJLB and WKQI, WHTD is currently Detroit's 18th ranked radio station. It carries two syndicated shows: Russ Parr In the Morning and The Wendy Williams Experience. Urban Adult Contemporary is the name for a format of radio music, similar to an urban contemporary format. ... Tom Joyner (born November 23, 1949) is an African American radio host. ... Clear channel stations are AM radio stations that are designated as such so that only one or two 50,000 watt powerhouses operate at night on each designated frequency, covering a wide area via sky wave propagation. ... WJLB, is a Clear Channel-owned mainstream urban radio station in Detroit that broadcasts on 97. ... WKQI, known as Channel 9-5-5, is a Contemporary Hit Music (CHR/Top 40) radio station in Detroit, Michigan, owned by Clear Channel Communications. ... Russ Parr is an American radio and television personality. ... Wendy Williams (born 1964) is an African-American radio host and television personality. ...


Then and Now

WHTD has moved from R&R's Rhythmic Airplay panel to its Urban Contemporary Airplay panel. Hot 102.7 is no longer Rhythmic, but Urban. The R&R Rhythmic Airplay panel is a list of Rhythmic Contemporary Hit stations that are monitored by Nielsen BDS. The stations are ranked by the highest audience cumes based on Arbitron ratings and are modified twice a year. ... The R&R Urban Contemporary Airplay panel is a list of Mainstream Urban radio stations that are monitored by Nielsen BDS. The stations are ranked by the highest audience cumes based on Arbitron ratings and are modified twice a year. ...


Summer Jamz

Every summer for the past 10 years they have had Summer Jamz in the summer with an ever shrinking audience. Five years ago this event attracted crowds of 20-30,000 people, this years event drew 3000.


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