|City of license||Lexington, Illinois|
|Broadcast area||Bloomington-Normal, Illinois|
|Slogan||80s, 90s, & Now!|
|First air date||2001 (as WCSO)|
|Former callsigns||WMOS (5/2001-6/2001, CP)
|Owner||Pilot Media, LLC|
|Sister stations||KKSW, KMXN, WKSW, WGSQ, WHUB, WPTN, KLWN, WRPW, WYST|
WZIM (99.5 FM) is a radio station serving the Bloomington-Normal, Illinois. The station is currently stunting. The station signed on in late 2001 as WCSO, with the call letters quickly changing to WDQZ. It was a classic hits simulcast with WDQX in Peoria. In December 2005 WDQX was sold, and the simulcast with WDQZ was split. Since then the station has evolved into a more straight-ahead classic rock station. In September 2009 WDQZ stunted as an all TV theme station for a day and a half. On September 18, 2009 WDQZ changed back to a classic hits format.
Scott Robbins, longtime Bloomington/Normal personality, hosted mornings on The Eagle for many years, with two different co-hosts. In April 2007 Mancow's Morning Madhouse was added, and Scott moved to Afternoons, then off the station in August 2007 to host mornings on Cities 92.9. In February 2008 Scott returned to middays on the Eagle. The syndicated "Nights With Alice Cooper" serves as the night show.
On August 17, 2010 WDQZ changed their call letters to WZIM.
On April 5, 2012 WZIM changed their format from classic hits to sports, branded as "The Ticket". The move meant that Bloomington-Normal had an all-sports radio station for the first time. Immediately after announcing the switch, 99.5 The Ticket became the B-N flagship of the Chicago Cubs, taking over from WJEZ. WZIM is also the Bloomington-Normal affiliate for the Chicago White Sox, although the station gives first priority to the Cubs. The Ticket will also air Indianapolis Colts games in the fall. Although 99.5 The Ticket is the only sports station in the Bloomington-Normal market, it is highly unlikely that the station will gain rights to any local sports teams because WJBC airs nearly all of them.
WZIM aired one local program, The Front Row, from 4-6 p.m. The show was hosted by Dan Swaney and Paul Jackson. It was cancelled sometime in the fall of 2012.
On November 13, 2013 WZIM dropped its sports format and began stunting towards a new format. On November 15th, it flipped to AC as Magic 99.5, with the slogan, "80s, 90s, And Now!" and promoting themselves as the new home in Bloomington and Lexington for the syndicated John Tesh radio show in the morning.
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