WEUZ

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WEUZ
City Minor Hill, Tennessee
Broadcast area Huntsville, Alabama
Branding 103.1 WEUP
Slogan "Tennessee Valley's #1 for The Most Hip Hop and R&B"
Frequency 92.1 MHz
First air date 1987
Format Urban Contemporary
ERP 2600 Watts
HAAT 146 meters (479 feet)
Class A
Facility ID 7053
Transmitter coordinates 35°07′18″N 87°11′17″W / 35.12167°N 87.18806°W / 35.12167; -87.18806
Callsign meaning a variation of WEUP
Former callsigns WLLX, WYBM, WEUP-FM[1]
Owner Broadcast One
(Hundley Batts, Sr. & Virginia Caples)
Sister stations WEUP (AM), WEUP-FM, WEUV, WHIY
Website http://www.103weup.com/

WEUZ (92.1 FM) is an urban contemporary format radio station that serves north Alabama and south-central Tennessee, United States.[2] Its programming is a simulcast of co-owned WEUP-FM. This programming is also simulcast on several broadcast translators. The station's studios are located along Jordan Lane (U.S. Highway 231) in Northwest Huntsville, and its transmitter is located west of Goodspring, Tennessee.

This station was assigned the WEUZ call letters by the Federal Communications Commission on April 6, 2000.[1]

Ownership[edit]

In 1987, a married couple, Hundley Batts, Sr. and Dr. Virginia Caples, acquired WXKI (92.1 FM, now WEUZ-FM), licensed to Minor Hill, Tennessee, (just north of the Alabama border). This followed their assumption of the ownership and operation of WEUP (AM). They combined these operations and brought WEUP onto the FM broadcast airwaves.

They operated WEUP & WEUZ-FM under the parent company name of Broadcast One. They continued to expand the station's audience by acquiring WHIY (1190 AM, now WEUV) and WXKI (103.1 FM, now WEUP-FM), both licensed to Moulton, Alabama, in 1989. The stations were sold to Hundley Batts and Virginia Caples as part of a two-station deal by Moulton Broadcasting Co. Inc. (WHIY) and Lawco FM Ltd. (WXKI).[3] WEUV (1700 AM, now WEUP (AM)) was later added to the group of stations that are part of the WEUP broadcast family.

Translators[edit]

Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license ERP
W
Class FCC info
W275AA 102.9 FM Huntsville, Alabama 10 D FCC
W238AD 95.5 FM Trinity, Alabama 13 D FCC

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. 
  2. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. 
  3. ^ Holmes, Alisa (1999-05-10). "Changing Hands". Broadcasting & Cable. 

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