WUKZ

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WUKZ
WUKZ-AM 2011.PNG
City of license Marion, Virginia
Broadcast area Marion, Virginia
Smyth County, Virginia
Branding "KZ-101.1FM"
Slogan "Classic Hits of the '70s and '80s"
Frequency 1010 kHz
First air date December 12, 1948 (as WMEV)
Format Classic Hits
Power 1,000 watts daytime
35 watts nighttime
Class B
Facility ID 63710
Transmitter coordinates 36°51′23.0″N 81°30′21.0″W / 36.856389°N 81.505833°W / 36.856389; -81.505833
Former callsigns WMEV (1948-2010)
Owner Glenwood Communications Corporation
(Holston Valley Broadcasting Corporation)
Sister stations WKPT, WMEV-FM, WOPI, WRZK, WTFM, WVEK-FM
Website WUKZ Online

WUKZ (1010 AM) is a broadcast radio station licensed to serve the community of Marion, Virginia, United States. The station broadcasts a Classic Hits format to Marion and Smyth County, Virginia. WUKZ is owned and operated by Glenwood Communications Corporation, through subsidiary Holston Valley Broadcasting Corporation.

History[edit]

The station was known as WMEV from its initial sign-on date of December 12, 1948, under the ownership of Mountain Empire Broadcasting Corporation, through the late 1982 sale to Summit Broadcasting, Inc., and the mid-1998 acquisition by Glenwood Communications Corporation. The call sign stood for Wonderful Mountain Empire of Virginia.

On November 20, 2010, the station dropped its longtime WMEV call sign to become WUKZ. Concurrent with this change, the station dropped its Southern Gospel format and has rebranded itself as "Christmas 101.1" with an all-Christmas music format.

On January 1, 2011, WUKZ dropped Christmas music for Classic Hits and picked up the branding "KZ-101.1FM".

Translator[edit]

In addition to the main station, WUKZ is relayed by an FM translator to widen its broadcast area.[1]

Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license Facility
ID
ERP
W
Height
m (ft)
Class FCC info
W266BM 101.1 Rural Retreat, Virginia 84775 250 watts 408.9 m (1,342 ft) D FCC

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