What's in a Name?
Names are an important part of our identity in society. And since Uncle Sam wants to know where its taxes are coming from, our given name is 45 North Media, Inc. It pulls it's inspiration from our Gaylord, Michigan location, located along the 45th Parallel North. So, if you're looking at a chart, it would appear as 45°N Latitude. We currently operate radio stations in the Alpine Village of Gaylord (WMJZ-FM), as well as the Lake Michigan coastal community of Manistee, Michigan (WMTE-FM).
Meet the people behind 45 North Media
A combination of musical passion and media vision are the driving force behind 45 North Media. Together, that passion and vision are about to embark on their first acquisition of a radio station in Northern Michigan, with a commitment toward delivering a great community-focused and community-driven product.
Joyce & Bryan
Joyce and Bryan Hollenbaugh would likely have never met had it not been for a chance encounter at a radio station event in 2008. Neither would have likely been a part of the event, had it not been for unusual circumstances. However, their chance meeting has since formed a great partnership; combining her passion for music and the arts, and his love of providing great community-focused and community-driven radio. Together, they are the synergy behind 45 North Media.