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WSHZ
City of license Muskegon, Michigan
Broadcast area [1]
Branding Lakeshore's Star 108
Slogan A Better Variety
Frequency 107.9 MHz
Format Adult Contemporary
Power 15,000 watts
Class B1
Former callsigns WMHG (3/19/93-11/18/96)
WKBZ-FM (?-3/19/93)
Owner Clear Channel Communications
Sister stations WKBZ, WMRR, WMUS, WSHZ
Website http://www.star108.com/

WSHZ (107.9 FM, "Star 108") is a radio station broadcasting an adult contemporary format in Muskegon, Michigan. The station is currently owned by Clear Channel Communications. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... In the United States (and potentially elswhere), each radio station or TV station is assigned a city of license by the Federal Communications Commission that they must serve. While this has become far less meaningful over the decades, stations are still required to post their public file somewhere within the... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Look up slogan in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other uses, see Frequency (disambiguation). ... A megahertz (MHz) is one million (106) hertz, a measure of frequency. ... A radio format or programming format describes the overall content broadcast on a radio station. ... 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. ... Nominal power is a measurement of a mediumwave radio stations output used in the United States. ... For other uses, see Watt (disambiguation). ... This is a list of broadcast station classes applicable in much of North America under international agreements between the United States, Canada and Mexico. ... Not to be confused with clear channel radio stations, which are AM radio stations with certain technical parameters. ... In broadcasting, sister stations are broadcast stations owned by the same company. ... WKBZ is a news/talk radio station in Muskegon, Michigan on the frequency of 1090 AM owned by Clear Channel Communications. ... WMRR (101. ... WMUS (106. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... A radio station is an audio (sound) broadcasting service, traditionally broadcast through the air as radio waves (a form of electromagnetic radiation) from a transmitter to an antenna and a thus to a receiving device. ... 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. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Not to be confused with clear channel radio stations, which are AM radio stations with certain technical parameters. ...


Star 108 is Muskegon's affiliate station for Whoopi Goldberg's morning show and for Delilah's nighttime love-songs program, both syndicated by Clear Channel's Premiere Radio Networks. Midday jock Britta Cleveland is a veteran of West Michigan radio, having worked for several years at WSNX-FM, and is host of Star 108's popular "Wayback Lunch," which features retro hits from the 1970s through the 1990s. Whoopi Goldberg performing stand-up at a benefit for Rainforest Action Network. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Premiere Radio Networks is a radio syndication and preparation company based in the United States. ... WSNX-Muskegon, MI This station is located in Clear Channels Grand Rapids, MI headquarters. ...


The station signed on originally around 1988 as WKBZ-FM. In 1993, the station became WMHG, "Magic 108," playing urban contemporary music. In 1996, WMHG's calls and format moved to 1600 AM, and 107.9 FM became WSHZ, "Z108," with a satellite-fed hot AC format. Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... The term urban contemporary was coined by the late New York DJ Frankie Crocker in the mid 1970s. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... WMHG (1600 AM, Unforgettable Magic) is a radio station in Muskegon, Michigan, broadcasting a MOR/Oldies format. ... 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. ...


In October 1999, "Z108," by then owned by Connoisseur Communications, began dropping hints that a change was coming to the station. Some interpreted the hints to mean that WSHZ would change to a CHR format to challenge former sister station WSNX, particularly when it was learned that Britta Cleveland would be part of the new local air staff. Instead, WSHZ transitioned from hot AC to mainstream AC as "Star 108," with a mostly local (except for Delilah) air staff. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Top 40 (radio format). ...


Like many other AC stations, WSHZ plays continuous Christmas music during most of the months of November and December.


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