WIZK

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WIZK
City of license Bay Springs, Mississippi
Broadcast area Jasper County, Mississippi
Frequency 1570 kHz
Format Country
Power 3,200 watts (day only)
Class D
Facility ID 14022
Transmitter coordinates 31°57′56″N 89°18′03″W / 31.96556°N 89.30083°W / 31.96556; -89.30083
Former callsigns WHII (?-1987)[1]
Owner M. Jerome Huey

WIZK (1570 AM) is a radio station licensed to serve Bay Springs, Mississippi. The station is owned by M. Jerome Huey. It airs a country music format.[2] The station was assigned the WIZK call letters by the Federal Communications Commission in 1987.[1]

It is one of the few stations left in the United States that are owned by an individual rather than a corporation. WHII had a sister station, WXIY at 94.3 FM on which was a simulcast of the AM programming. In the 1970s, WHII was a daytime only station, and when WHII (AM) signed off, the sister station WXIY (FM) changed to R&B format until its signoff at midnight. In the 1980s, the WXIY dropped its callsign in favor of WHII, still a country music station, simulcasting. In the late 1980s or early 1990s, the FM station was sold to Blakeney Communications, Inc. and became WKZW "KZ-94".

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. 
  2. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. 

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