Update: WDMJ AM 1320 using temporary antenna after radio tower burned

Published: Dec. 31, 2019 at 11:29 AM EST
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Update: February 20, 2:20p.m:

According to Sovereign Communications, WDMJ AM 1320 and the Catholic radio station WNOA-FM 103.9 are currently on the air using a temporary antenna.

They are running at a reduced power so the signal may not reach as far. The company hopes to get the tower repaired once the snow melts.


A fire on Monday destroyed the WDMJ AM 1320 radio tower in Marquette.

According to Sovereign Communications, the owner of WDMJ, the fire was in the tuning shed at the base of the 260 foot tower.

The shed was fully engulfed in flames and the heat from the fire compromised the base of the tower, causing it to collapse.

WDMJ and the Catholic radio station WNOA-FM 103.9, that also uses the tower, are currently off the air.

Sovereign Communications hopes to have a temporary antenna installed to get both stations back on the air over the next few days.

The estimated cost of repairs is a minimum of $250,000.