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WDEZ logo
City Wausau, Wisconsin
Broadcast area Wausau-Stevens Point
Branding WDEZ 101.9
Slogan Great Country
Frequency 101.9 MHz (also on HD Radio)
First air date 1964
Format Country
Audience share 14.0 (Sp'06, R&R[1])
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 329.0 meters
Class C
Facility ID 70522
Transmitter coordinates 44°55′14.00″N 89°41′28.00″W / 44.9205556°N 89.6911111°W / 44.9205556; -89.6911111
Callsign meaning "Duke's EZ after owner Duke Wright
Former callsigns WRIG-FM
Owner Duey E. Wright
(WRIG, Inc.)
Sister stations WIFC, WOZZ, WRIG, WSAU-AM, WSAU-FM
Webcast Listen Live!
Website wdez.com

WDEZ (101.9 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a Country music format. Licensed to Wausau, Wisconsin, United States, the station serves the Wausau-Stevens Point area. The station is currently owned by Midwest Communications.[2] The station is also broadcast on HD radio.[3]

Current on-air staff[edit]

  • Bryan Scott
  • Vanessa Ryan
  • Nikki Montgomery
  • Joe Malone
  • Terry Stevens
  • Jeff Heinz


Formerly WRIG-FM, The station simulcasted the Top-40 format of its AM sister station, until 1973, when programming was split, and a Beautiful Music Format was adopted, along with the current calls (Meaning "Duke's E-Z", after owner Duke Wright). In October 1980, the station switched to a syndicated Country Music format from TM programming with a live local morning show featuring broadcast veteran Al Sellers then dropping its automation for an expanded live and local staff by the late 1980s.


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