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The station has claimed to be "America's Pioneer Broadcasting Station", WWJ's regular programming is news and weather.It is Michigan's only commercial all-news radio station, despite the fact that co-owned WWJ-TV (channel 62) is the sole CBS owned-and-operated television station without a local news presence.That facility, although inactive, is reserved by the Canadian government in case it would be reactivated.In August 2006 WWJ began to also broadcast in the HD Radio format.Anchors heard on WWJ on weekdays include Roberta Jasina and Tom Jordan mornings, Jackie Paige middays, and Greg Bowman and Jane Bauer at afternoon drive.In cases where there are schedule conflicts, it also carries sports events normally broadcast by sister stations (example: Detroit Tigers baseball games, carried when 97.1 The Ticket is broadcasting the Detroit Red Wings hockey playoffs.) WWJ has reduced the use of its main slogan, "All news, all the time", due to its occasional inclusion of sporting events.
is an all-news radio station located in Detroit, Michigan.
Owned by the CBS Radio subsidiary of CBS Corporation, WWJ's studios are in the Panasonic Building in Southfield, and its transmitter is located near Newport.
WWJ produces several feature programs heard during the day, including The Automotive Minute with Jeff Gilbert and Eye on Health with Dr. WWJ broadcasts fulltime with 50,000 watts, using a five-tower directional antenna system during daytime hours, and its entire six-tower array at night. With this powerful signal primarily sent due north, the station can be heard in parts of northern Michigan during nighttime hours, including the Upper Peninsula and Mackinac areas, and much of southern Lower Michigan during the day.
WWJ has the highest field strength — 7,980 m V/m at a distance of 1 km — in a single direction (nighttime pattern) of any U. The northeastern reaches of Metro Detroit receive only a fair signal because of the need to limit WWJ's signal in that direction in order to protect a facility in Barrie, Ontario.
WWJ began daily broadcasts on August 20, 1920, operating under an amateur radio license with the call sign "8MK".
August 20, 2016 marked the beginning of its 97th year of broadcasting.