WBZO

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WBZO
City of license Bay Shore, New York
Broadcast area Long Island
Branding 103.1 Max FM
Slogan Classic Hits of the 70s, 80s, and More
Frequency 103.1 MHz
First air date February 1993 (as WBSI)
Format Classic Hits
Language(s) English
ERP 1,550 watts
HAAT 141 meters (463 ft)
Class A
Facility ID 60245
Transmitter coordinates 40°45′3.00″N 73°12′49.00″W / 40.7508333°N 73.2136111°W / 40.7508333; -73.2136111
Former callsigns WQIA (1/1992-2/1992)
WBSI (1992-1993)[1]
Owner Connoisseur Media
(Connoisseur Media Licenses, LLC)
Sister stations WHLI, WALK, WALK-FM, WKJY, WWSK
Webcast Listen Live
Website www.1031maxfm.com

WBZO (103.1 FM, "Max FM") is an American classic hits music formatted radio station licensed to Bay Shore, New York.

103.1 Max FM Plays Classic Hits - featuring music from the 70s, 80s, and More. Studios are located at Airport Plaza in Farmingdale.

History[edit]

103.1 FM first signed on the air in February 1993 as WBSI, broadcasting from studios located on Sunrise Highway in Bay Shore and playing oldies from the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. The WBSI calls were dropped only a few months after the station signed on because WBLI complained the WBSI calls were too similar and would taint the Arbitrons.

WBZO — along with WHLI,WKJY, and WWSK — was sold by Barnstable Broadcasting to Connoisseur Media effective July 3, 2012 for $23 million. Since then, Connoisseur has made extensive investments in research and marketing to better serve the local Long Island community and the loyal listeners of B103, including purchasing WALK-FM.

On May 15, 2015 WBZO rebranded as "103.1 Max FM".[2]

Currently, the station's weekday on-air personalities include Jim Douglas and Kelly Dyson in Morning Drive, Patrick Shea, Middays and Ralph Tortora in Afternoon Drive.[3]

Weekend personalities include, Mike Ewald and Chris Simmons.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Call Sign History". CDBS Public Access Database. FCC Media Bureau. Retrieved April 21, 2013. 
  2. ^ WBZO Long Island Rebrands as Max FM
  3. ^ [1]

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