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City of license Lowell, Indiana
Broadcast area Northwest Indiana / South Suburban Chicago
Branding 107-1 The Z
Frequency 107.1 MHz
First air date 1972
Format Adult contemporary
ERP 2,650 watts
HAAT 152 meters (499 ft)
Class A
Facility ID 24727
Transmitter coordinates 41°21′10.00″N 87°24′12.10″W / 41.3527778°N 87.4033611°W / 41.3527778; -87.4033611
Former callsigns WLCL
Affiliations Jones Radio Network
Owner Radio One Communications
(Porter County Broadcasting Holding Corporation, LLC)
Sister stations WAKE, WLJE, WXRD
Webcast Listen Live
Website z1071.com

WZVN (107.1 FM) is an American radio station broadcasting an adult contemporary music format. Licensed to Lowell, Indiana, USA, it serves Northwest Indiana and Chicago's south suburbs. The station is currently owned by Radio One Communications[1] and features programing from Jones Radio Network. The format was shifted to adult contemporary from hot adult contemporary in August 2011 after rival WCFS-FM dropped it for all-news.

When WZVN first began broadcasting in 1972, the call letters were WLCL (which stood for Lowell and Cedar Lake); the original owner, William J. Dunn, planned a radio station of local interest serving the two towns. The call letters were changed to WZVN in 1981 when the station was purchased by White Advertising; the format was changed to a Top 40 format under the new call letters.

The current owner, Radio One Communications, which was founded by Leonard J. Ellis, has a 45 years history, according to their website.


  1. ^ Radio One Communications Accessed May 10, 2010

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