Blarney Stone Broadcasting’s WGRY-AM 1230 (Grayling) has become WMQU-AM 1230, after a partnership with Baraga Radio.
Baraga Radio Network – The Catholic Light for Northern Michigan – will lease the station for seven years. At the conclusion of the contract on Feb. 28, 2023, BSB will donate the FCC license and transmitting equipment to Baraga.
“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 Sheryl Coyne, President and CEO of Blarney Stone Broadcasting. “We’re extremely 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.”
On January 15, the call letters were changed to WMQU (Mary Queen of the Universe); the format change went into effect on March 1.
Baraga Broadcasting, a listener-supported radio network in Northern Michigan, proclaims the Truth and beauty of the Roman Catholic Faith by offering educational and inspirational programming that aims to engage its listeners and encourage them to live out their Faith in Jesus Christ.
“We are so excited to be able to bring Catholic radio to the people of Grayling and the surrounding communities,” said Therese O’Brien, general manager of the Baraga Radio Network. “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.”