|City||La Vergne, Tennessee|
|Broadcast area||Nashville, Tennessee|
|Branding||102-9 The Buzz|
|Slogan||Nashville's Rock Station!|
|Frequency||102.9 MHz (also on HD Radio)|
|First air date||1962 (as WTCV)|
HD2: Sports (repeater of WPRT-FM)
HD3: Sports "94.9 The Game 2"
|Former callsigns||WTCV (1962–1980)
|Owner||The Cromwell Group, Inc.|
|Sister stations||WPRT-FM, WQZQ|
WBUZ (102.9 FM, "The Buzz") is a commercial radio station located in La Vergne, Tennessee, broadcasting to the Nashville, Tennessee, area . WBUZ airs an active rock music format. The station was assigned the WBUZ call letters by the Federal Communications Commission on October 16, 2001. The station's studios are located in southeast Nashville along the Murfreesboro Pike, and the transmitter is near Eagleville, Tennessee.
Originally licensed to (and based in) Shelbyville, Tennessee, the station signed on as WYCQ and operated for several years under the Q102 banner. After a power increase and move into the Nashville market, the station flipped to a hybrid country/Southern Rock format known as "Rockin' Country 102.9". The station's mascot was an anthropomorphic cow playing an electric guitar, and the station eventually changed its name to "Moo 102" (WMMU) to match its mascot. 102.9 then shifted toward a mainstream country format and became known as "PC103" and "Power Country 103", before settling on "Power Country 102.9" (WZPC) until April 2, 1999. On that date, WZPC flipped to a Rock format, essentially "trading" formats with 103.3 WKDF, which had changed formats from new rock to country on April 1, 1999. The call letters were changed to WBUZ in 2001.
Current on-air staff at The Buzz include Dagwood, Zigz, Parker Minor, Roman Haviland, J'Me Penc, Squeeg, Eric Steel, Hayley St. John, and Rebecca Blake. WBUZ is also an affiliate of The Free Beer and Hot Wings Show which replaced The Bob & Tom Show on November 22, 2006.
In addition, WBUZ airs a weekly syndicated program, Out of Order with Jed the Fish on Sunday Mornings.
|City of license||ERP
W235BW relays WBUZ-HD3.
History of call letters
The call letters WBUZ-FM were originally assigned to a station in Bradbury Heights, Maryland. It began broadcasting January 18, 1948.
- "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database.
- "Buzz on Air". 1029thebuzz.com. Retrieved 2013-03-17.
- http://www.hdradio.com/station_guides/widget.php?id=33 HD Radio Guide for Nashville
- "WBUZ (FM) on Air" (PDF). Broadcasting. January 5, 1948. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
- WBUZ official website
- Query the FCC's FM station database for WBUZ
- Radio-Locator information on WBUZ
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WBUZ
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