WZCH

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WZCH
City of license Warner Robins, Georgia
Broadcast area Macon, Georgia
Branding K-Love
Slogan Positive & Encouraging
Frequency 102.5 MHz
Format Christian Music
ERP 4,000 watts
HAAT 100 meters
Class A
Facility ID 29129
Transmitter coordinates 32°34′20″N 83°40′13″W / 32.57222°N 83.67028°W / 32.57222; -83.67028
Callsign meaning disambiguation of WPCH calls for former simulcast with that station
Former callsigns WHRH (1991-1993)
WYIQ (1993-1997)
WLCG-FM (1997-2002)
WELV-FM (2002-2004)
WEBL (2004-2008)[1]
Owner Educational Media Foundation
(Educational Media Foundation)
Webcast http://www.klove.com/listen/
Website http://www.klove.com/

WZCH (102.5 FM) is a radio station that is an affiliation of K-LOVE. The station is owned by Educational Media Foundation. WZCH was a simulcast of sister station WPCH (96.5 FM). This station was assigned the WZCH call letters by the Federal Communications Commission on September 17, 2008.[1]

History[edit]

History as Peach[edit]

On the week of March 17, 2008, fans of the "Peach 96.5" were told that they can listen to the station online until the station returned to the air as "Peach 102.5" on March 24, 2008. During this week, a country format known as "96.5 The Bull" broadcast on both the 102.5 and 96.5 frequencies. "The Peach" returned to return to the air on its new frequency at 102.5 on March 24, 2008. Prior to this, the station aired a Spanish format.

On September 15, 2008, the country format at 96.5 as "96.5 The Bull" was removed and replaced with a Peach simulcast of 102.5 and 96.5. This is the second time that "The Peach" has aired at 96.5. With the simulcast, WZCH at 102.5 covers Warner-Robins clearly, while WPCH covers Macon and surrounding areas clearly. Unlike when it aired only on 96.5 or 102.5, "The Peach" can now be heard clearly throughout the whole Macon/Warner-Robins area.

On March 22, 2011, the station broke away from the simulcast on 96.5. The new format was announced at 4 PM on Friday, March 25, 2011. Since breaking away from the 96.5 simulcast, 102.5 started playing various formats before finally deciding on a country format. They were then known as New Country 102.5.

The country format, proved to be a failure from the start, when on September 29, 2011, Clear Channel Communications announced that they were selling WZCH to the Educational Media Foundation and would be affiliated with K-Love, a station that plays Christian music. The format started not long after that date.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. Retrieved 2008-10-19. 
  2. ^ "The Clear Channel Aloha Station Trust sells Macon-market WZCH (102.5) to K-Love". Retrieved 2012-01-28. 

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