|City of license||Traverse City, Michigan|
|Branding||104.5 Bob FM|
|Slogan||"80's, 90's, & Whatever"|
|First air date||2011|
|HAAT||187 meters (614 ft)|
|Callsign meaning||W Z Traverse City|
|Owner||MacDonald Garber Broadcasting
(Playtime Media, LLC)
|Sister stations||WKHQ-FM, WLXV, WMKT, WMBN|
WZTC (104.5 FM, "104.5 Bob FM") is an American radio station licensed to serve the community of Traverse City, Michigan. The station, established in 2011, is owned by MacDonald Garber Broadcasting and the broadcast license is held by Playtime Media, LLC.
In October 1994, the MacDonald Broadcasting Company applied to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for a construction permit for a new broadcast radio station. After this and several other applications were "frozen" while the FCC determined how to allocate these permits, an auction was finally held in July 2010 in which MacDonald Broadcasting prevailed. The FCC granted this permit on February 7, 2011, with a scheduled expiration date of February 7, 2014. The new station was assigned call sign "WZTC" on March 16, 2011. After construction and testing were completed in August 2011, the station was granted its broadcast license on September 30, 2011.
In July 2011, the MacDonald Broadcasting Company reached an agreement to transfer the permit for still-under construction WZTC to Patricia MacDonald Garber's Playtime Media, LLC, for a token payment of $1. The FCC approved the transfer on September 27, 2011, and the transaction was consummated on October 1, 2011.
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- "Application Search Details (BAPH-20110715ACA)". FCC Media Bureau. October 1, 2011. Retrieved February 20, 2012.
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- "Call Sign History". CDBS Public Access Database. Federal Communications Commission Media Bureau. Retrieved February 20, 2012.
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- "Transactions: 8-1-11". Radio Business Report. August 1, 2011. Retrieved February 20, 2012.
- WZTC official website
- Query the FCC's FM station database for WZTC
- Radio-Locator information on WZTC
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WZTC