WEZX

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WEZX
Wezx.png
City Scranton, Pennsylvania
Broadcast area Northeastern Pennsylvania
Branding Rock 107
Slogan "NEPA's Classic Rock"
Frequency 106.9 MHz (also on HD Radio)
Translator(s) See § Simulcasts and translators
Repeater(s) See § Simulcasts and translators
First air date 1967
Format Analog/HD1: Classic rock
HD2: Alternative rock (WFUZ simulcast)
ERP 1,450 watts (analog)
58 watts (digital)[1]
HAAT 188 meters
Class A
Facility ID 66364
Transmitter coordinates 41°20′53″N 75°39′00″W / 41.348°N 75.650°W / 41.348; -75.650 (WEZX)
Owner Times-Shamrock Communications
(Scranton Times, L.P.)
Sister stations WFUZ, WEJL, WEJL-FM, WBAX
Webcast Listen Live
Website rock107.com

WEZX (106.9 FM, "Rock 107") is a commercial FM radio station licensed to serve Scranton, Pennsylvania. The station is owned by Times-Shamrock Communications, through licensee Scranton Times, L.P., and broadcasts a classic rock format.

WEZX programming is simulcast on WPZX 105.9 FM in Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania, WQFM 104.5 FM in Hancock, New York and on three translators. The station's programming is also available via streaming on the station's website.

WEZX uses HD Radio, and simulcasts the alternative rock programming of sister station WFUZ on its HD2 subchannel.

History[edit]

The station signed on for the first time in 1967.[2] In the early 1970s, Times-Shamrock branded the station "FM 107" with a soft rock format. The format was changed to rock in 1980 and the station rebranded as "Rock 107".

In 2000, sister station WPZX began simulcasting WEZX programming, followed by WVZX (now WQFM) in 2007.[2]

WEZX celebrated 30 years as "Rock 107" in 2010.[2]

The station commenced digital broadcasting on August 15, 2011.[1]

Weekend Themes[edit]

Rock 107 used to feature a theme each weekend from Friday afternoon to Sunday at midnight, but it's sometimes extended for holiday weekends such as Memorial Day weekend. Some popular themes include:

  • Nice Pair Weekend - Blocks of two songs by the same artist are played through the weekend.
  • Perfect Ten Weekend - Listeners submit lists of ten songs via e-mail (often following a certain theme, i.e. "songs about cars", "Halloween songs", or simply their personal top ten songs). The lists are played throughout the week.
  • Time Travel Weekend - When the clocks change for Daylight Saving Time the station plays blocks of songs from the same year. Blocks can be as short as 3 songs and sometimes longer than 10 songs. Time machine sound effects and facts about each year are included.
  • British Invasion Weekend - Primarily music from the British Invasion Era is played throughout the week, often accompanied by history of the era.
  • Flashback Weekend - Music from a specific span of time is played throughout the weekend. Often historic highlights from the year, quotes from movies popular during the era, and music facts are also aired.
  • Block Party (Rock Block) Weekend - Similarly to the Nice Pair Weekend, blocks of songs by the same artist (three to six) are aired throughout the weekend.
  • All Request Weekend - Listener requested songs are featured through the weekend.
  • Oh Wow Weekend - Songs that are rarely played or are believed to have personal significance for many people are played, with the intention of giving listeners an "oh, wow." feeling, for not hearing them in a while.

Simulcasts and translators[edit]

Two full-power stations are licensed to simulcast the programming of WEZX:

Call sign Frequency City of license Facility ID ERP
W
Height
m (ft)
Class Transmitter coordinates Call sign assigned
WPZX 105.9 FM Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania 88753 5,000 103 m (338 ft) A 41°08′17″N 75°33′35″W / 41.13806°N 75.55972°W / 41.13806; -75.55972 (WPZX) (NAD27) February 23, 2000
WQFM 104.5 FM Hancock, New York 165339 6,000 33.8 m (111 ft) A 41°57′43.4″N 75°16′16.9″W / 41.962056°N 75.271361°W / 41.962056; -75.271361 (WQFM) (NAD27)

WEZX programming is broadcast on the following translators:

Broadcast translators of WEZX
Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license ERP
W
Height
m (ft)
Class FCC info
W264CP 100.7 Clarks Green, Pennsylvania 25 0 m (0 ft) D FCC
W297AF 107.3 Scranton, Pennsylvania 250 −70 m (−230 ft) D FCC
Broadcast translators of WPZX
Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license ERP
W
Height
m (ft)
Class FCC info
W288DF 105.5 Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania 30 0 m (0 ft) D FCC

W241AZ and W274AO relay WEZX-HD2, which simulcasts WFUZ 92.1 FM Nanticoke.

Broadcast translators of WEZX-HD2
Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license ERP
W
Height
m (ft)
Class FCC info
W241AZ 96.1 Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania 85 228.5 m (750 ft) D FCC
W274AO 102.7 Scranton, Pennsylvania 250 −78.3 m (−257 ft) D FCC

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Digital Notification [WEZX]". fcc.gov. Federal Communications Commission. August 18, 2011. Retrieved 2016-11-30. 
  2. ^ a b c Brown, Stacy (March 29, 2010). "Rock 107 celebrates decades of rock 'n' roll". citizensvoice.com. The Citizens' Voice. Retrieved 2016-09-24. 

External links[edit]

Other station data

Translator data