WEZS

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WEZS
WEZS logo (2014).gif
CityLaconia, New Hampshire
Broadcast areaLaconia/Franklin, New Hampshire
SloganThe New Talk Authority
Frequency1350 kHz
Translator(s)W277DJ (103.3 MHz, Laconia)
First air date1922
FormatTalk radio/all-news radio
Power5,000 watts (day)
112 watts (night)
ClassD
Facility ID23321
Transmitter coordinates43°30′27.0″N 71°31′0.0″W / 43.507500°N 71.516667°W / 43.507500; -71.516667
Former callsignsWLNH, WKZU, WMRS
OwnerGary W. Hammond
WebcastListen Live
Websitewezs.com

WEZS (1350 AM) is a broadcast radio station licensed to Laconia, New Hampshire, serving the Laconia and Franklin, New Hampshire area. WEZS is owned and operated by Gary W. Hammond.

History[edit]

WEZS traces its origins to New Hampshire's first broadcast radio station, WKAV, an experimental station run by a local radio club, which went on the air in 1922 but went dark about a decade later after a myriad of financial problems. In 1934, the station was reborn as WLNH at 1310 kHz on the AM dial, moving to 1340 in 1941 and to the current 1350 frequency in 1954. The station has also featured the calls WKZU and WMRS (1986–1987) and returned to WLNH (1987–1994) before becoming WEZS in June 1994.[1]

Programming[edit]

WEZS logo from 2008-2012

As WEZS, the station initially featured a beautiful music/easy listening format which was eventually modified to smooth jazz. WEZS was a rare AM station to play smooth jazz, along with WCIN in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The station's format changed in March 2008 to "Good Times and Great Oldies", then in December 2012 to full-time news and talk. The programming includes syndicated shows hosted by Mark Levin, Michael Savage, Dennis Prager, and Dave Ramsey; hourly news by Fox News Radio; and programming produced locally: Newsday with Allan Harrison.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Database.

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