WCNZ

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WCNZ
City Marco Island, Florida
Broadcast area Naples, Florida
Branding Ardiente 1660
Slogan El Calor Musícal
Frequency 1660 kHz
First air date May 21, 1999 (as WMIB)
Format Spanish tropical/Hispanic urban
Power 10,000 watts day
1,000 watts night
Class B
Facility ID 86909
Transmitter coordinates 25°59′30.00″N 81°37′30.00″W / 25.9916667°N 81.6250000°W / 25.9916667; -81.6250000
Former callsigns WMIB (1999-2002)
Owner Almodovar Media Corporation
Sister stations WVOI
Webcast Listen Live (TuneIn)
Listen Live (PLS)
Website Ardiente Radio

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.[1]

History[edit]

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.[2]

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."

The Florida Everblades ice hockey team has inked a deal with The Avenue to carry the team's games for the 2010-2011 season.[3]

On April 1, 2013 WCNZ and WMYR changed their format to classic country.[4]

WCNZ switched to the current format in April 2014.[5]

In November 2016, the station was observed identifying as "Relevant Radio". The website of Ardiente Radio does not mention any AM frequency.

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