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95.9 WAKZ
City Sharpsville, Pennsylvania
Broadcast area Youngstown, Ohio
Branding 95.9 Kiss FM
Slogan Youngstown's #1 Hit Music Station
Frequency 95.9 MHz
First air date December 28, 1976
(as WFAR-FM)
Format Top 40 (CHR)
ERP 6,000 watts
HAAT 100 meters (328 feet)
Class A
Facility ID 292075
Transmitter coordinates 41°13′05.00″N 80°33′43.00″W / 41.2180556°N 80.5619444°W / 41.2180556; -80.5619444
Callsign meaning "With-A-Kis(Z)"
Former callsigns 1998-2001: WTNX
1996-1998: WWSY
1994-1996: 'WRKU
1992-1994: WHTX
1991-1992: WAXF
1989-1991: WOJY-FM
1982-1989: WMGZ-FM
1980-1982: WGBZ
1976-1980: WFAR-FM
Owner iHeartMedia, Inc.
(Citicasters Licenses, Inc.)
Sister stations WBBG, WKBN, WMXY, WNCD, WNIO, W263CL
Webcast Listen Live!
Website http://www.959kiss.com/

WAKZ (95.9 FM, "95-9 Kiss FM") is a radio station licensed to Sharpsville, Pennsylvania, and serving Youngstown, Ohio. The station is owned by iHeartMedia, Inc.. The station used to air a Rhythmic format but it is shifting back to Top 40 (CHR). WAKZ competes with WDJQ Q92 (from nearby Canton), WHOT-FM "Hot 101", WQAL "Q-104"(from nearby Cleveland), and WENZ "Z 1079" (also from nearby Cleveland). Another competitor, WRBP "Jamz 101.9", was to change its format in June 2012 due to a change in ownership.[1][2] WAKZ has fellow Kiss FM sister stations in Cleveland and Pittsburgh. WAKZ also has a top 40 sister station as a non-KissFM brand WKDD (from nearby Canton).




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