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is a radio station
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which is part of the Smile FM
Smile FM is a network of 19 non-commercial, contemporary Christian radio stations. Most programming originates from studios in Williamston, Michigan and is relayed by an expanding number of stations throughout the state...
radio network licensed to Michigamme, Michigan
Michigamme is an unincorporated community in Marquette County of the U.S. state of Michigan. It is a census-designated place for statistical purposes and without any legal status as a municipality. As of the 2000 census, the CDP population was 287....
. It was licensed on July 22, 2008, to operate on 88.3 MHz with 15 kW. The station broadcasts from the same tower used by WFXD and WKQS in Marquette, Michigan
Marquette is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and the county seat of Marquette County. The population was 21,355 at the 2010 census, making it the most populated city of the Upper Peninsula. Marquette is a major port on Lake Superior, primarily for shipping iron ore and is the home of Northern...
. WKPK broadcasts Smile FM programming from flagship station WLGH
WLGH is a non-commercial, contemporary Christian FM radio station located in Lansing, Michigan. The station, which broadcasts on 88.1 MHz FM, is owned by Superior Communications which is in turn owned by Jennifer and Edward Czelada.The station is officially licensed to operate in Leroy Township,...
in Lansing. WKPK is owned by Smile FM.
The original construction permit called for the station to transmit from a tower closer to Michigamme with 100 kW on 88.1 MHz. On October 26, 2007 a modification of the original construction permit was granted to move the station northwest of Marquette on 88.3 MHz with reduced power from a much higher tower. During final station construction the antenna height was reduced by 12 meters to avoid other antennas on the same tower.
The call letters WKPK were used for many years by WSRT 106.7 in Gaylord, Michigan.