WEZL

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WEZL
City Charleston, South Carolina
Broadcast area Charleston, South Carolina
Branding 103.5 WEZL
Slogan New Country for the Lowcountry
Frequency 103.5 MHz
First air date 1970
Format Country
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 201 meters
Class C1
Facility ID 2441
Transmitter coordinates 32°49′4.00″N 79°50′9.00″W / 32.8177778°N 79.8358333°W / 32.8177778; -79.8358333
Callsign meaning WEaseL
Owner iHeartMedia, Inc.
(Citicasters Licenses, Inc.)
Webcast Listen Live
Website wezlfm.com

WEZL (103.5 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a country music format. Licensed to Charleston, South Carolina, USA, the station is currently owned by iHeartMedia, Inc.. The station's studios and transmitter are located (separately) in Mount Pleasant.

The Weasel Morning Show consisted of longtime radio personalities TJ Phillips, Gary Griffin and Ric Rush. TJ, Gary and Ric were consistently the top rated morning show in Charleston, SC. After Griffin retired in 2012,[1] Phillips and Rush continued as a duo before being replaced by the syndicated Bobby Bones Show and being moved to afternoons.[2]

WEZL has been the Lowcountry's biggest country station for over 35 years.[citation needed] In 2007, it started competing with Citadel Broadcasting's new country station, WIWF.

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"The Weasel" had the number one morning show for years prior to the arrival of Mike Tyler in January 1999. Tyler, Griffin and Janet Walsh fell to number 5 but regained the top spot in Fall 1999.[3]

In Spring 2002, WEZL dropped from first place to eighth in the Arbitron ratings.[4]

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