|City||Hertford, North Carolina|
|Broadcast area||Elizabeth City, NC
|Branding||Classic Rock 104.9 and 92.3|
|First air date||1991|
|Callsign meaning||Family Minded Zone (from former sister station WFMZ-TV in Allentown, PA)|
|Former callsigns||WELQ (1986-1988)
|Operator||Max Radio of the Carolinas Licenses LLC|
|Sister stations||WVOD, WZPR, WCMS-FM, WCXL|
WFMZ (104.9 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a classic rock format. Licensed to Hertford, North Carolina, USA, it serves Northeast North Carolina along with parts of the Hampton Roads area. The station is owned by Hengooch, LLC. Its studios are located at 907 B West Ehringhaus Street in Elizabeth City, NC.
The station started in 1988, a CP (construction permit) was granted to Maranatha Broadcasting for WFMZ but it wouldn’t sign on until 1991. It was a Christian Contemporary station known as Praise 105 from 1991 to 2003. It was sold to Convergent Broadcasting in mid-June 2003. It became Classic Hits 104.9 on September 2, 2003 just after 6 am. The first song on Classic Hits 104.9 was Hotel California by The Eagles.
Starting May 14, 2009, WFMZ began simulcasting on WZPR 92.3 FM.
Hengooch, LLC bought WZPR, WFMZ, WYND and WVOD in 2010 for $200,000.
History of call letters
The call letters WFMZ were previously assigned to an FM station in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
- Query the FCC's FM station database for WFMZ
- Radio-Locator information on WFMZ
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WFMZ
- WFMZ Changes from Christian Contemporary To Classic Hits
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