Infobox Radio station
name = WVMV
area = [http://www.radio-locator.com/cgi-bin/pat?call=WVMV&service=FM&status=L&hours=U]
branding = "Smooth Jazz V 98.7"
slogan = "Detroit's Home for Smooth Jazz"
airdate = 1961
frequency = 98.7
98.7 HD-2: Mainstreet 98.7 (Traditional Jazz)
Smooth Jazz/ New Adult Contemporary
power = 50,000
haat = 141 meters
class = B
facility_id = 25448
coordinates = coord|42|23|42|N|83|08|58|W|type:landmark
callsign_meaning = V98.7
former_callsigns = WLLZ (1980-1996)
WOMC, WWJ, WXYT, WXYT-FM, WYCD
webcast = [http://cbsplayer.streamtheworld.com/index.php?CALLSIGN=WVMVFM Listen live]
website = [http://www.wvmv.com/ www.wvmv.com]
WVMV, known on-air as "
Smooth JazzV98.7," is an FM radio station serving the Metropolitan Detroitarea in Southeastern Michigan. WVMV broadcasts at 98.7 MHz. The stations transmitter is located near Livernois and West Davison in the City of Detroit. WVMV broadcasts with an Effective Radiated Powerof 50,000 from an antenna 463 feet in height.
The station signed on the air in 1961 as WBFG ("We Broadcast For God"). The station broadcast religious programming for nearly two decades. On
July 16, 1980, WBFG was sold and soon changed its calls to WLLZ.
August 11, 1980, at 5:07 p.m., WLLZ debuted a new album oriented rockformat; the first song played on the new "Detroit's Wheels" was "Let It Rock" by Bob Seger. (The WLLZ calls were also rumored to stand for "We Love Led Zeppelin" or "Whole Lotta Led Zeppelin".) The new WLLZ became an instant hit. Competing AOR station WWWW had already switched to country music, and WABX 99.5 would change to a CHR-oriented format in 1982, leaving WLLZ and 101 WRIFto go head-to-head in the AOR format for the rest of the 1980s and into the early 1990s, with WLLZ occasionally beating heritage rocker WRIF in the 12+ ratings. In an "Ann Arbor News" article in 1987, Michael Solon, the station's general manager at the time of the rock format's launch, credited WLLZ's success to the perception that the station featured less chatter and took a more mass-appeal, hit-oriented approach to its music than competing stations: "It was a wonderful time, making such a splash with an all-new station. I was no genius. It just figured that if the other stations were awfully chatty and going four songs deep on albums, we would do well by playing album-music hits."
In 1988, WLLZ also introduced the nation's first weekly sports talk show on an FM rock and roll station, "The Sunday Sports Albom" hosted by
mooth Jazz V98.7
WLLZ saw its fortunes slip in the early 1990s with the emergence of "alternative" rock groups like Nirvana and Pearl Jam who drove many of the 1980s "hair bands" off the charts. A format tweak from AOR to
modern rockin the mid-1990s which put the station in competition with 89x and The Planet 96.3 for the alternative audience failed to reverse the station's dropping ratings, and on December 20, 1995, WLLZ became a smooth jazz station, which it has been ever since. The WVMV calls were adopted in February 1996.
For a while, WVMV and WJZZ were competitors in the Smooth Jazz format. When 105.9 was flipped to an urban format in August 1996, the WJZZ callsign was also discontinued, and it is now used for a Smooth Jazz station in
Atlanta, Georgia— which, like WVMV, is the second (if one discounts Detroit's previous new age-format stations, WVAE 92.3 and WXCD 102.7) such formatted station to serve its city (WJZF was the first). Atlanta's WJZZ broadcasts at 107.5 FM.
mooth Jazz V98.7 Today
"Smooth Jazz V98.7" usually beats its mainstream
Adult Contemporarycompetition in the ratings, with a playlist that incorporates a great deal of soft R&B and AC pop. Smooth jazz flautist Alexander Zonjicis the station's morning drive host, and his music-intensive morning show is highly rated.
HD Radiosubchannel features traditional jazz.
The current lineup (as of February 2008) is as follows
* Morning Show: The Alexander Zonjic Morning Show - Alexander Zonjic
with Kevin Sanderson (News)
* Mid-Days: Sandy Kovach
* Afternoon Drive: Dave Koz
* Nighttime: Jon Bond
* Overnights: Aubrey Lee
* Weekend/Fill-ins: Kelly Holmes & George Moore (Moore also does traffic on the afternoon drive)
* Quinn Dalton (former evening anchor)
* Janet G (former midday host)
* Toni Garcia
* Madison Leigh (longtime midday host, later co-hosted with Alexander Zonjic)
* Maxine Michaels
Current Station Rating
Smoothy Jazz V98.7 currently ranks at #3 in the Detroit market according to the Summer 2008 Phase II ratings release.
According to a preliminary Arbitron report released September 16, 2008
* [http://www.michiguide.com/dials/rad-v/wvmv.html Michiguide.com - WVMV History]
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