WEZS

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For the radio station in Richmond, Virginia, formerly known as WEZS-FM, see WURV.
WEZS
City of license Laconia, New Hampshire
Broadcast area Laconia/Franklin, New Hampshire
Slogan The New Talk Authority
Frequency 1350 kHz
First air date 1922
Format Full-time news and talk
Power 5,000 watts (day)
112 watts (night)
Class D
Facility ID 23321
Transmitter coordinates 43°30′27.0″N 71°31′0.0″W / 43.507500°N 71.516667°W / 43.507500; -71.516667
Former callsigns WLNH, WKZU, WMRS
Owner Gary W. Hammond
Webcast Listen Live
Website wezs.com

WEZS (1350 AM) is a broadcast radio station licensed to Laconia, New Hampshire, serving the Laconia and Franklin, New Hampshire area. WEZS is owned and operated by Gary W. Hammond.

History[edit]

Former WEZS logo through March 2008

WEZS traces its origins to New Hampshire's first broadcast radio station, WKAV, an experimental station run by a local radio club, which went on the air in 1922 but went dark about a decade later after a myriad of financial problems. In 1934, the station was reborn as WLNH at 1310 kHz on the AM dial, moving to 1340 in 1941 and to the current 1350 frequency in 1954. The station has also featured the calls WKZU and WMRS (1986–1987) and returned to WLNH (1987–1994) before becoming WEZS in June 1994.[1]

Programming[edit]

WEZS logo from 2008-2012

As WEZS, the station initially featured a beautiful music/easy listening format which was eventually modified to smooth jazz. WEZS was a rare AM station to play smooth jazz, along with WCIN in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The station's format changed in March 2008 to "Good Times and Great Oldies", then in December 2012 to full-time news and talk. The programming includes syndicated shows hosted by Michael Savage, Dennis Miller, Dave Ramsey, and Roger Hedgecock; hourly news by Fox News Radio; and programming produced locally: Newsday with Allan Harrison, Niel Young and The Advocates and The Tom Brown Show.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Database. 

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