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 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."