WDIZ

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WDIZ
City of license Panama City, Florida
Broadcast area Panama City, Florida
Branding Fox Sports 590
Slogan Panama City's Sports Radio Station
Frequency 590 kHz
First air date 1987-01-01 (as WGNE)
Format Sports
Power 1,700 watts day
2,500 watts night
Class B
Facility ID 66666
Transmitter coordinates 30°10′20.00″N 85°36′49.00″W / 30.1722222°N 85.6136111°W / 30.1722222; -85.6136111
Callsign meaning no local meaning; originally used for Orlando sister station WRUM
Former callsigns WGNE (1987–1996)
Affiliations Fox Sports Radio
Owner iHeartMedia, Inc.
(Clear Channel Broadcasting Licenses, Inc.)
Sister stations WEBZ, WFLF-FM, WFSY, WPAP
Website foxsports590.com

WDIZ (590 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a sports format provided from Fox Sports Radio. Licensed to Panama City, Florida, USA, the station is currently owned by iHeartMedia, Inc..[1]

History[edit]

The station went on the air as WDLP in 1939, and in the 1960s was a top 40 station. For a time in the 1980s the station had a broadcasting studio on Panama City Beach. On 01/01/1987 the then adult contemporary/oldies format was largely transported to 98.5 to become Sunny FM WFSY, with the Beautiful Music format at 98.5 moving to the AM (WGNE stood for Genie Nighty Eight) and the new Beautiful Music station was Genie Five Ninety. At some point after this, the station tried a vacation radio format running infomercials for various Bay County tourist attractions. After this 590 moved to easy listening and later adult standards with "The Breeze" branding. On 1996-11-08, the station changed its call sign to the current WDIZ.[2]

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References[edit]

WDIZ call letters were originally assigned to an FM station (100.3) covering the greater Orlando, Florida area in the early 1970s with Oldies and in the 1980s with Album Oriented Rock formats.

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