WAZR

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WAZR
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City Woodstock, Virginia
Broadcast area Central Shenandoah Valley
Branding "93-7 NOW"
Slogan "The Valley's Hit Music Station"
Frequency 93.7 FM MHz
First air date October 18, 1985[1]
Format Contemporary Hit Radio[2]
Power 15,500 Watts
HAAT 128 meters (420 ft)
Class B1
Facility ID 57910
Transmitter coordinates 38°37′4.0″N 78°42′39.0″W / 38.617778°N 78.710833°W / 38.617778; -78.710833
Callsign meaning WAZ Radio
from former sister station WAZT
Former callsigns WAZR (1985-Present)[3]
Owner iHeartCommunications, Inc.
(CC Licenses, LLC)
Sister stations WACL, WKCI, WKCY, WKCY-FM, WKDW, WSVO
Webcast WAZR Webstream
Website WAZR Online

WAZR is a Contemporary Hit Radio formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Woodstock, Virginia, serving the Central Shenandoah Valley.[2] WAZR is owned and operated by iHeartCommunications, Inc.[4]

History[edit]

WAZR launched on October 18, 1985 and officially took its callsign on December 3.[3] It was owned by Ruarch Associates, LLC of Woodstock, Virginia. The station would carry an Adult Standards format,[5] branded as "Z-93". Ruarch Associates, LLC sold WAZR to Clear Channel for an unknown sum, and in May 2002, the Adult Standards format was moved from WAZR to WAMM at 1230 AM, while WAZR became a Contemporary Hit Radio format, branded as "93.7 Kiss FM; The Valley's Hit Music". The station's tower was moved south into Rockingham County and puts a poor signal into Woodstock.

At noon on September 20, 2010, WAZR shifted to Hot Adult Contemporary, branded as "Alice 93.7; Music of the 90s, 2K and Today".[6] At the same time, the station dropped the syndicated "Elvis Duran and the Morning Show", which had been carried since May 4, 2009 from 6 to 10am. Elvis returned on July 11, 2011.

On September 5, 2011, WAZR reverted to its Contemporary Hit Radio format, branded as "All The Hits; Alice 93-7". It would continue to keep the Alice name until noon on August 1, 2012, when it changed to "93-7 Hit Music NOW", keeping the Contemporary Hit Radio format and was shortly thereafter shortened to "93-7 NOW; The Valley's Hit Music Station".[7]

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