|This article relies on references to primary sources. (April 2010)|
|City of license||Bethlehem, Pennsylvania|
|Broadcast area||Lehigh Valley|
|Slogan||"The Valley's Only REAL ROCK"|
|Frequency||95.1 MHz (also on HD Radio)|
|First air date||1946 (as WGPA-FM)|
HD2: Classic rock
|Former callsigns||WGPA-FM (1946-1973)
|Owner||Clear Channel Communications
(Capstar TX LLC)
|Sister stations||WAEB, WAEB-FM, WSAN|
The station is owned by Clear Channel Communications, along with WAEB-FM, WAEB-AM, WSAN-AM.
Originally station started at WGPA AM & FM, owned and operated by the Bethlehem Globe-Times. Broadcast was simucast during daylight hours with the sister station (WGPA-AM 1100) that is a daylight radio station broadcasting sunrise to sunset. Broadcast continued on FM only until 11 PM. At that time they used a sub-carrier on the FM to broadcast "elevator" type music from reel-to-reel tapes for playing over paging systems inside a retail business. Call sign from when WGPA parted company from original owners was WEZV (according to FCC site this was before 1978 when WZZO call began) Joe McClain from WAEB "Mighty 790" days was one of the DJ's. Their broadcast tower remains to this day off Applebutter Rd. in Lower Saucon Township and can be easily spotted from Rt. 78 just east of the Rt. 412 Bethlehem Exit on the north side of the highway. Original broadcast studios were at 428 Brodhead Ave. (now a Lehigh University building) in Bethlehem, PA just behind what was the Globe-Times Newspaper building (now a video rental store). Before moving to Whitehall Township, Pennsylvania, the WZZO broadcast studios were located in the Westgate Mall in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
Mornings: The Bearman and Keith
10am-2pm: Chris Line
2pm-7pm: Samantha Layne
7pm-12am: Sixx Sense w/ Nikki Sixx
WZZO's primary rock station competitors include Philadelphia's WMMR, WMGK, and WRFF, Reading's WRFY, and the Lehigh Valley's WODE-FM and WWYY ("107 The Bone"). Until September, 2011, Philadelphia's WYSP was also a competitor.
- WZZO Official Website
- WZZO live streaming audio
- Query the FCC's FM station database for WZZO
- Radio-Locator information on WZZO
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WZZO