Michigan AM Flipping To Religion
February 29, 2016 at 8:26 AM (PT)
BLARNEY STONE BROADCASTING has leased Sports WMQU-A/GRAYLING, MI to BARAGA RADIO NETWORK, which is flipping the format to Catholic Religion, effective TOMORROW (3/1). At the end of the seven year lease, the station, formerly WGRY-A and simulcasting Sports WGRY-F (Y 101.1), will be donated to BARAGA. The Sports format continues on the FM station.
“People may know us for our world-class rock station and our sports talk station, but we’re thrilled to join BARAGA and help expand faith-based radio in NORTHERN MICHIGAN,” said BLARNEY STONE Pres./CEO SHERYL COYNE. “We’re extremely we’re proud to show yet another aspect of our commitment to this community.
“While we liked having our AM station as an alternative during conflicts in our live sports coverage, we feel this is a much better use for it, and we look forward to a tremendous partnership with the good people at BARAGA.”
“We are so excited to be able to bring Catholic radio to the people of GRAYLING and the surrounding communities,” said BARAGA RADIO NETWORK GM THERESE O'BRIEN. “We have been overwhelmed by the positive interest received from all of the local Catholic churches. BARAGA RADIO NETWORK will be a spiritual boost and a light in the darkness for these souls and for the many visitors to our area.”