WCZE

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WCZE
City Harbor Beach, Michigan
Broadcast area [1]
Branding Positive Country
Slogan Positive County 103.7 for Farm, Family & Country
Frequency 103.7 MHz
First air date April, 2005
Format Country music
ERP 43,000 watts
HAAT 161 meters
Class C2
Callsign meaning Czelada
Owner Jennifer & Edward Czelada
Website https://www.facebook.com/PositiveCountryFM

WCZE is a Commercial broadcasting, country music FM radio station, with a FCC community of license of Harbor Beach, Michigan, however the Ubly, Michigan transmitter site is located centrally to the Thumb's three main counties of Huron, Tuscola and Sanilac.

WCZE is licensed by the FCC to Jennifer and Edward Czelada. Jennifer and Edward Czelada are the founders of non-commercial Superior Communications, Michigan Community Radio, Northland Community Broadcasters, and Smile FM.

The "Positive Country" format gives the station a unique country playlist that is family-friendly. They have been known to play some artists you don't normally hear on the radio such as Granger Smith. On the top of each hour they have local news and weather.

WCZE began broadcasting in April 2005 from a 450 foot tower near Ubly, Michigan, which is one of the highest land areas in the thumb. The combined tower height and land elevation gives WCZE a total antenna height of 1289 feet above sea level. The station has a signal that covers the thumb area of Michigan and can be heard out to Bay City, Imlay City, Tawas City and often as far as London, Ontario. Oddly, the station broadcast without a license to cover for nearly 7 years due to a complaint filed by Thumb Broadcasting, Inc. (owners of WLEW and WLEW-FM in Bad Axe, Huron County's only other commercial radio stations) with the FCC stating the station wasn't providing a strong enough signal to Harbor Beach. The station disputed the claim, but also offered to slightly increase power to 47 kW. On March 26, 2012, the FCC found in WCZE's favor and granted a license of the original construction permit.

WCZE relayed Smile FM until the new Smile FM station, WSMB (FM) 89.3 Harbor Beach came on the air. On December 12, 2012, at 12:12 pm WCZE began operating as a commercial station with a country music format.

The morning DJ is Dennis Edwards. Morning News is by Vivian. The afternoon DJ is Jenni Jackson. Afternoon/Evening News is by Jim Miller. Weather is by meteorologist Rob Dale.

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Coordinates: 43°41′10″N 82°59′40″W / 43.6861°N 82.9944°W / 43.6861; -82.9944