WUEZ

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WUEZ
WUEZ logo.png
City of license Carterville, Illinois
Broadcast area Marion-Carbondale (IL) area
Branding Magic 95.1
Frequency 95.1 MHz
First air date February 22, 1991
Format Adult Contemporary
Audience share 8.2 (Fa'06, R&R[1])
ERP 17,600 watts
HAAT 119.0 meters
Class B1
Facility ID 39520
Transmitter coordinates 37°43′31.00″N 89°15′25.00″W / 37.7252778°N 89.2569444°W / 37.7252778; -89.2569444
Former callsigns WYGF (1991-1991)
WEZS (1991-1993)
WXLT (1993-2001)
Owner Max Media
(MRR License LLC)
Sister stations WCIL, WCIL-FM, WJPF, WOOZ-FM, WXLT
Webcast listen live
Website http://www.magic951.com

WUEZ (95.1 FM, "Magic 95.1") is a radio station broadcasting an Adult Contemporary format. Licensed to Carterville, Illinois, USA, the station serves the Marion-Carbondale (IL) area. The station is currently owned by Max Media and licensed to MRR License LLC.[2]

History[edit]

The station was assigned the call letters WYGF on 1991-02-22. On 1991-12-27, the station changed its call sign to WEZS, on 1993-09-10 to WXLT, and on 2001-03-19 to the current WUEZ.[3]

Ownership[edit]

In December 2003, Mississippi River Radio, acting as Max Media LLC (John Trinder, president/COO), reached an agreement to purchase WCIL, WCIL-FM, WJPF, WOOZ-FM, WUEZ, WXLT, KCGQ-FM, KEZS-FM, KGIR, KGKS, KJEZ, KKLR-FM, KLSC, KMAL, KSIM, KWOC, and KZIM from the Zimmer Radio Group (James L. Zimmer, owner).[4] The reported value of this 17 station transaction was $43 million.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Marion-Carbondale (IL) Market Ratings". Radio & Records. 
  2. ^ "WUEZ Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  3. ^ "WUEZ Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  4. ^ Homan, John D. (2003-12-19). "Zimmer sells 17 radio stations". Southern Illinoisan. "The Zimmer Radio Group, a family-owned media company, announced Wednesday it will sell 17 of its 32 stations [...] to Mississippi River Radio." 
  5. ^ "Changing Hands - 1/12/2004". Broadcasting & Cable. 2004-01-12. 

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