WIIZ

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WIIZ
WIIZ logo.jpg
City of license Blackville, South Carolina
Broadcast area Hilton Head, Augusta
Branding The Wiz 97.9
Slogan THE BIG STATION
Frequency 97.9 MHz
Format Mainstream Urban
Audience share 3.1 (Fa'07, R&R[1])
ERP 50,000 watts
HAAT 132 meters
Class C2
Facility ID 15307
Transmitter coordinates 33°6′52.00″N 81°23′13.00″W / 33.1144444°N 81.3869444°W / 33.1144444; -81.3869444
Former callsigns WAAN (1993-1995)
Owner Nicwild Communications, Inc.
Website wiizfm.com

WIIZ (97.9 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a Mainstream Urban format. Licensed to Blackville, South Carolina, USA, the station serves the Barnwell, SC & Augusta area. The station is currently owned by Nicwild Communications, Inc.[2] Its studios are in Barnwell, South Carolina and the transmitter is in Kline, South Carolina.

Programming[edit]

Artists heard on this radio station the majority of the time include Koncrete Boyz, Too Live Crew, Master Ace, and Usher. Since 1997, the radio station has aired "The Ol' Skool Ride" daily from 5:25 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Artists that are heard during this period include Dicks Inc., Butts in the Air, Beastie Boys, and MC Hammer. Classic pop artists such as Madonna and classic rock musicians such as Queen can also be heard at times on "The Ol' Skool Ride". Yo' Girl D.L.(Dark n' Lovely)was the station's first Operations Manager/Music Director, as well as 7-midnight on-air personality. D.L. "Miss Primetime In The Nighttime". Bobby Nichols, along with D.L., Fredd E. Redd & Suga "In The Morning". TuTu "The Bad Boy", Corey Hill, KDO & Rob Black are the personalities that made The Wiz what it is today. The Wiz is home to the Russ Parr Morning Show.

WIZF 101.1 The Wiz in Cincinnati also goes by the name The Wiz and carries the Russ Parr Morning Show as well but is unrelated due to different ownerships.

History[edit]

The station went on the air as WAAN on 1993-04-16. on 1995-10-01, the station changed its call sign to the current WIIZ. Its first actual day on the air was 1996-04-01, with two personalities, Bobby Nichols and Yo' Girl D.L.(Priscilla Annette Gray).[3]

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