Friday, March 16, 2007

670 History

This is the 18th station history I have posted and this one focuses on AM 670 which is an oldies station playing fifties and sixties music.

670 History

On November 10, 1988, 670 signed on as WTNN-AM and carried “The Breeze” satellite smooth jazz radio network. Ironically, the smooth jazz would be heard a few years later on WSMJ-FM 98.7 as “Smooth Jazz WSMJ 98.7” with live jocks.

A few years later, WTNN-AM 670 would change formats to talk as “All-American Talk 670”. The station also carried religious programming. In 1999, WTNN changed calls to WKFN and continued the talk format but no religious programming would be heard.

In 2000, WKFN changed formats from talk to big band. The big band format on WKFN would be heard until 2002 when they changed formats from big band to R&B adult contemporary. On August 11, 2005, a lightning strike caused WMTY-AM 670 to be knocked off the air for a few weeks.

On November 10, 2005, WMTY-AM was back on the air and became the newest broadcast offering from Horne Radio. The station became an oldies station that currently plays music from the fifties and sixties.

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