WVEZ

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WVEZ
WVEZ logo.png
City of license St. Matthews, Kentucky
Broadcast area Louisville, Kentucky
Branding Lite 106.9 Soft Rock
Frequency 106.9 MHz (also on HD Radio)
Format Adult Contemporary
Audience share 5.6 (Sp'08 P2, R&R[1])
ERP 24,500 watts
HAAT 204 meters
Class B
Facility ID 53595
Transmitter coordinates 38°22′19.00″N 85°49′33.00″W / 38.3719444°N 85.8258333°W / 38.3719444; -85.8258333
Former callsigns WKRX 1966-1974
WVEZ 1974-1988
WVEZ-FM (1988-1999)
Owner Summit Media LLC
(SM-WVEZ, LLC)
Webcast Listen Live
Website lite1069.com

WVEZ (106.9 FM) is a radio station broadcasting an Adult Contemporary format. Licensed to St. Matthews, Kentucky, USA, the station serves the Louisville area. The station is currently owned by Summit Media LLC.[2] The station is also broadcast on HD radio.[3] The station's studios are located at Chestnut Centre in Downtown Louisville and the transmitter site is in New Albany, Indiana.

History[edit]

The station came on the air in 1966 playing CBS' "Young Sound" Adult Contemporary format.

It switched to a Schulke Beautiful Music format in 1970. In 1974, it was acquired by Stoner Broadcasting and its call letters changed from WKRX to WVEZ [1].

The station continued to play the Schulke format until 1984, but remained Beautiful Music until 1986. In April, 1986, the station switched to a satellite Adult Contemporary format, before going live in 1989. The station name changed in 1993 from "EZ107" to "Lite 106.9" in 1993.

The call letters were changed to WVEZ-FM in 1988 when its AM "sister station", now WKRD, changed its call letters to WVEZ. It remained WVEZ-FM until 1999-12-07[4]

In early 2013, Cox Radio, Inc. sold WVEZ and 22 other stations to Summit Media LLC at a purchase price of $66.25 million. The transaction was consummated on May 3, 2013.

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