WAEZ

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WAEZ
Logo for WAEZ-FM
City of license Greeneville, Tennessee
Broadcast area Tri-Cities
Branding Electric 94.9
Slogan Tri-Cities #1 Hit Music Station
Frequency 94.9 MHZ
First air date January 1, 1997
Format Top 40
ERP H-100. watts/V-87. watts
HAAT 332 meters
Class C0
Owner Bristol Broadcasting Company
Webcast Listen LIVE!
Website Electric949.com

WAEZ (94.9 FM) is a Top 40 radio station serving the Tri-Cities TN-VA Metropolitan Statistical Area with an ERP of 100,000 watts. It is licensed to Greeneville, TennesseeThe station started out as a Top 40 station until 2004, when the station went with a Hot AC format, but due to lower ratings, the station went back to the Top 40 format in early 2006. WAEZ is owned by Bristol Broadcasting Company, along with "twin stations" WVSR-FM (Electric 102.7) in Charleston, West Virginia, and WDDJ-FM (Electric 96.9) in Paducah, Kentucky. The station targets active young adult females ages 18 to 34, according to Bristol Broadcasting.

Electric 94.9 is one of the most popular stations in the Tri-Cities and currently ranks 2nd in the Arbitron ratings for the Tri-Cities market.

In 2011, Bristol Broadcasting purchased a translator (W237DV) and it currently re-broadcasts WAEZ on 95.3 in Kingsport, Tennessee. Previously, WAEZ dealt with a lot of (terrain) issues getting the main signal into parts of Kingsport.

The station also has to deal with tremendous co-channel interference in and around Marion, Virginia from WSLC-FM in Roanoke.

Programming[edit]

Monday-Friday[edit]

  • "Electric 94.9" overnights (12 a.m. - 6 a.m.)
  • "Jinger & Izzy" mornings (6 a.m. - 10 a.m.)
  • "Jessica Gamble" mid-days (10 a.m. - 3 p.m.)
  • "Jason Reed" afternoons (3 p.m. - 7 p.m.)
  • "Logan" evenings (7 p.m. - 12 a.m.)

Weekends[edit]

  • AT40 (Saturdays 6 a.m. - 10 a.m.)
  • Club Electric (Saturdays 9 p.m. - 12 a.m.)
  • Club Electric (Sundays 12 a.m. - 5 a.m.)
  • Best Of Jinger & Izzy (Sundays 5 a.m. - 9 a.m.)
  • Son Rise (Sundays 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.)
  • AT40 (Sundays 8 p.m. - 12 a.m.)

History[edit]

  • Until August 2000, WAEZ was located on 99.3 as "Electric 99-3".
  • From 1985 until 1993, the WAEZ callsign was formerly in Milton, West Virginia located on 106.3 FM. That station is now WAMX.
  • The 94.9 frequency was a country station known as "Big Dog Country" with WIKQ as their call letters up until 2000 when Bristol bought the frequency. The WIKQ call letters are now on the 103.1 FM frequency.
  • In the early 1970s, the 94.9 frequency carried the call letters WOFM. The station broadcast a country music format.
  • In the mid-1960s, WAEZ was owned by and named for Arthur E. Zucker in Miami Beach, Florida. WAEZ was an easy listening station playing the likes of the Ray Conniff Singers, Percy Faith and Big Band music with no more than four vocals per hour. Studios were located in the lower lobby of the Deauville Hotel on Collins Avenue. Zucker negotiated free rent for the station in return for frequent mention of the hotel name during weather forecast. An announcer might say, "The temperature in Miami is 88 degrees. Here at the beautiful Deauville Hotel on Miami Beach, it's 85."

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Coordinates: 36°04′34″N 82°41′28″W / 36.076°N 82.691°W / 36.076; -82.691