WFIZ

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WFIZ
Z955FM 2014 logo.png
CityOdessa, New York
Broadcast areaIthaca, New York
BrandingZ95.5
Slogan"Ithaca's Hit Music"
Frequency95.5 MHz (also on HD Radio)
Translator(s)94.9 W235BR (Ithaca)
107.7 W299BI (Ithaca, relays HD2)
First air date1968 (as WFLR-FM at 95.9)
FormatTop 40 (CHR)
HD2: Classic Hits "Rewind 107.7"
ERP850 watts
HAAT265 meters
ClassA
Facility ID36406
Transmitter coordinates42°23′13.00″N 76°40′11.00″W / 42.3869444°N 76.6697222°W / 42.3869444; -76.6697222
Former callsignsWFLR-FM (1968-2008)
Former frequencies95.9 MHz (1968-2008)
OwnerSaga Communications, Inc.
(Saga Communications of New England, LLC)
Websitez955.com
rewind1077.com (HD2)

WFIZ (95.5 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a Top 40 (CHR) format. Licensed to Odessa, New York, United States, the station serves the Ithaca, New York area. The station is currently owned by Saga Communications, Inc. as of February 2014.[1]

History[edit]

The station signed on in 1968 as "WFLR-FM" and had been broadcasting a Country music format on 95.9 FM in Dundee, New York as "Country 95.9". On September 15, 2008, the station was moved to the current 95.5 FM frequency in Odessa, New York (Ithaca market) with a Top 40 format as "Z95.5".[2]

In February 2014, Saga Communications completed their purchase of WFIZ-FM, along with its HD-2 frequency. In August of that year, the broadcast studio was moved from its original location on Danby Road in Ithaca to join the other studios already owned by the company.

On-air schedule[edit]

Monday Through Friday

  • 7 AM To 11 AM: The Morning Buzz, Mike McCabe
  • 3 PM To 7 PM: The Kickback, Tori V
  • 7 PM To 12 AM: Zach Sang Show

Saturday On Air Schedule

Sunday On Air Schedule

  • 12 AM To 2 AM: Club Z
  • 10 AM To 2 PM: Rotating Personalities
  • 2 PM To 7 PM: Leon
  • 7 PM To 11 PM: The Weekend Throwdown, Jagger
  • 11 PM To 3 AM: Sunday Nite Slow Jams, R-Dub

Past Air Talent from Z95.5

  • Corey (Previously did mornings, moved to another radio station)
  • Anthony From The Deli (Previously did evenings, Club Z and weekends)
  • Mikey V (Previously did evenings, moved to another radio station)
  • Jess (Previously did Morning Show with Corey and middays)
  • Nikki (Previously did Morning Show with Corey and middays)
  • Guido (Previously did evenings, weekends)
  • EJ (Previously did evenings)
  • Harper (Previously did mornings and middays)
  • Bentley (Previously did evenings before moving to afternoons)
  • Nikki (Previously co-hosted The Morning Buzz)
  • Gabe (Previously hosted The Morning Buzz)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WFIZ Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ http://www.fybush.com/NERW/2008/080922/nerw.html#ny

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