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Wmax (am)

City of license Bay City, Michigan
Broadcast area Saginaw-Bay City-Midland
Branding Ave Maria Radio
Frequency 1440 kHz
First air date April 23, 1925
Format Religious; Catholic based talk/sermons
Power 5,000 watts (Daytime)
2,500 watts (Nighttime)
Class B
Former callsigns WUNI (7/30/91-7/30/92)
WRDD (?-7/30/91)
WBCM (?-?)
WSKC (1925-?)
Owner Word Broadcasters
(AM Media Services)

WMAX (1440 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a Catholic religious format. It is co-owned with WDEO 990 AM in Ypsilanti, Michigan, and features the same programming from the EWTN Global Catholic Radio network. Licensed to Bay City, Michigan, it first began broadcasting in 1925 under the WSKC call sign, and served the Bay City area as a local station for many years as WBCM with a variety of formats including MOR and country music. Today, WMAX is physically located in Saginaw.

WMAX is of no relation to WMAX-FM 96.1, a Clear Channel Communications-owned radio station in Holland, Michigan.

WMAX is also the former call sign of an AM station at 1480 kHz in Grand Rapids, Michigan (now WGVU-AM).


  • - WMAX History

External links

  • Query the FCC's AM station database for WMAX
  • Radio-Locator Information on WMAX
  • Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WMAX

Coordinates: 43°31′27″N 83°57′58″W / 43.52417°N 83.96611°W / 43.52417; -83.96611

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