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City of license Harbor Beach, Michigan
Broadcast area [1]
Branding Positive Country
Slogan Positive County 103.7 for Farm, Family & Country
Frequency 103.7 MHz
First air date April, 2005
Format Country music
ERP 43,000 watts
HAAT 161 meters
Class C2
Callsign meaning Czelada
Owner Jennifer & Edward Czelada

WCZE is a Commercial broadcasting, country music FM radio station, licensed to Harbor Beach, Michigan.

WCZE is owned by Jennifer and Edward Czelada. Jennifer and Edward Czelada are the founders of non-commercial Superior Communications, Michigan Community Radio, Northland Community Broadcasters, and Smile FM.

WCZE began broadcasting in April 2005 from a transmitter near Bad Axe, Michigan. The station has a signal that covers the thumb area of Michigan and can be heard out to Bay City and Tawas City and often as far as London, Ontario. Oddly, the station broadcast without a license to cover for nearly 7 years due to a complaint filed by Thumb Broadcasting, Inc. (owners of WLEW and WLEW-FM in Bad Axe, Huron County's only other commercial radio stations) with the FCC stating the station wasn't providing a strong enough signal to Harbor Beach. The station disputed the claim, but also offered to slightly increase power to 47 kW. On March 26, 2012, the FCC found in WCZE's favor and granted a license of the original construction permit.

WCZE relayed Smile FM until the new Smile FM station, WSMB (FM) 89.3 Harbor Beach came on the air. On December 12, 2012, at 12:12 pm WCZE began operating as a commercial station with a country music format.

The morning DJ is Dennis Edwards. The afternoon DJ is Jennifer Czelada using the name Jenni Jackson. Mornings she can be heard on Smile FM.


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Coordinates: 43°41′10″N 82°59′40″W / 43.6861°N 82.9944°W / 43.6861; -82.9944