|City||Marco Island, Florida|
|Broadcast area||Naples, Florida|
|Slogan||El Calor Musícal|
|First air date||May 21, 1999 (as WMIB)|
|Format||Spanish tropical/Hispanic urban|
|Power||10,000 watts day
1,000 watts night
|Former callsigns||WMIB (1999-2002)|
|Owner||Almodovar Media Corporation|
|Webcast||Listen Live (TuneIn)
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WCNZ (1660 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a Spanish tropical/Hispanic urban format, under the name Ardiente 1660. Licensed to Marco Island, Florida, USA, it serves the Naples area. The station is currently owned by Almodovar Media Corporation.
The station went on the air as WMIB on May 21, 1999. On January 18, 2002, the station changed its call sign to the current WCNZ.
In February 2009 WCNZ and its simulcast sister, WMYR 1410 AM in Fort Myers, changed from Catholic programming to Scott Shannon's The True Oldies Channel. In the fall of that same year, WMYR/WCNZ changed to their current "Timeless Cool" format branded as "The Avenue."
On April 1, 2013, WCNZ flipped its format to its original call letters WMYR, branding itself "Original Classic Country 1410." Its Web site mentions it was "The First station to bring ELVIS to town, before he was a superstar. We are proud to bring back the great music of Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire....along with new classic country artists like Alan Jackson, Toby Keith, Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw."
On April 1, 2013 WCNZ and WMYR changed their format to classic country.
WCNZ switched to the current format in April 2014.
In November 2016, the station was observed identifying as "Relevant Radio". The website of Ardiente Radio does not mention any AM frequency.
- "WCNZ Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
- "WCNZ Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
- "Everblades Head to Avenue". The News-Press (dated September 27, 2010).
- Official website
- Facebook - Ardiente Radio
- Query the FCC's AM station database for WCNZ
- Radio-Locator Information on WCNZ
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WCNZ
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