WBZC

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WBZC
City Pemberton, New Jersey
Broadcast area Burlington County College
Branding Z88.9 A Festival of Music on Your Radio!
Frequency 88.9 MHz
Format AAA/Rock/Reggae
ERP 10,000 watts
HAAT 67.0 meters
Class B1
Facility ID 7844
Transmitter coordinates 39°50′34.00″N 74°32′40.00″W / 39.8427778°N 74.5444444°W / 39.8427778; -74.5444444
Owner Burlington County College
Website z889.org

WBZC (88.9 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a AAA format, licensed to Pemberton, New Jersey, United States. The station serves the Burlington County area. WBZC began broadcasting in the mid-1990s after WXPN in nearby Philadelphia moved from 88.9 FM to its present location of 88.5 FM.

WBZC is owned by Burlington County College (BCC).[1]

Programming[edit]

The station serves most of South Jersey and parts of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and Philadelphia. The station's main format is AAA with heavy focus on new alternative mixed with new reggae, edm, and classic cuts from the radio vault.

WBZC also broadcasts Burlington County High School Football games

WBZC has been nominated for several awards including Best U.S. Dance station at the International Music Awards and is a six time finalist at the Philadelphia Achievement In Radio Awards, in which they competed against the major commercial stations. It has since shifted to a AAA presentation, with the Dance/EDM programming being reduced.

Transmitter and translators[edit]

In early 2007, the station completed a power upgrade, going from 7.5 kW vertical/350 watts horizontal to 10 kW vertical/470 watts horizontal, with a vertical directional antenna. The transmitter site is a communications tower in Chatsworth, New Jersey, near the intersection of State Route 72 and County Route 563. In addition to the main transmitter, WBZC is relayed by two translators to widen its broadcast area. The W236AF translator is mounted atop the Burlington-Bristol Bridge. The W264BH translator is located atop Virtua Hospital in Mount Holly. Plans to add a third translator in the Cinnaminson area never developed.

Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license ERP
W
Class FCC info
W236AF 95.1 Burlington, New Jersey 120 D FCC
W264BH 100.7 Mount Holly Township, New Jersey 16 D FCC

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ "WBZC Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 

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