WTZA

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For the Kingston, New York television station that held the call sign WTZA on channel 48 from 1985 to 1995, see WRNN-TV.
WTZA
City of license Atlanta, Georgia
Broadcast area Atlanta metropolitan area
Branding Old School 1010
Frequency 1010 kHz (analog)
First air date 1947
Format Urban Oldies
Power 50,000 watts daytime
45,000 watts critical hours
78 watts nighttime
26 watts PSRA
24–26 watts PSSA
Class D
Facility ID 72134
Transmitter coordinates 33°41′55″N 84°17′22″W / 33.698605°N 84.289421°W / 33.698605; -84.289421
Former callsigns WEAS (1947-1963)
WGUN (1963-2013)
Affiliations Radio One
Owner WGUN, Inc.
Sister stations WGUN, WLYX
Webcast Listen Live
Website oldschool1010.com

WTZA is an Atlanta area AM broadcasting station (licensed to Atlanta, Georgia) that broadcasts urban oldies music as "Old School 1010" [1] It broadcasts at a frequency of 1010 kHz with 50,000 watts of power during the daytime, covering Georgia and surrounding states, 45,000 watts during critical hours and 78 watts during nighttime hours, using a non-directional antenna. WTZA is classified as a Class-D AM broadcast station according to the Federal Communications Commission.

History[edit]

The station originally signed on in 1947 with the call sign WEAS and licensed to Decatur, Georgia.[2] The station was founded by Eurith Dickenson ("Dee") Rivers, Jr., son of former Georgia governor E.D. "Ed" Rivers.[2] The WEAS call-sign stood for Emory University & Agnes Scott College, both of which are located in Decatur.[2] WEAS' format grew into a combination of hillbilly (or country and western) music, southern gospel music and preaching.[2] In 1963, the station changed its call sign to WGUN[3] and a country music format with the station adopting "the big GUN" slogan.[2] WGUN had a News/Talk radio format in the early 1990s[3] before moving to a Christian music/ brokered-time format. The WEAS call signs were later assigned to a co-owned AM station in Savannah, Georgia at 900 kHz.

Callsign[edit]

On January 25, 2013, the station changed its call sign to WTZA. On January 31, 2013, after a brief simulcast with "Streetz 94.5" W233BF, WGUN changed their format to urban oldies, branded as "Old School 1010".[4]

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