WHIZ-FM

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For the current occupant of 102.5 MHz, WHIZ-FM's old frequency, see WWCD.
WHIZ-FM
City South Zanesville, Ohio
Broadcast area Zanesville, Ohio
Branding Z92
Slogan Southeastern Ohio's Hit Music Station
Frequency 92.7 (MHz)
Translator(s) W300AQ 107.9
Williamstown
First air date October 17, 2008
(at 92.7 MHz)
December 16, 1961
(at 102.5 MHz)
Format Top 40
ERP 16,000 watts
HAAT 124 meters
Class B1
Facility ID 11126
Transmitter coordinates 39°42′52.00″N 82°4′10.00″W / 39.7144444°N 82.0694444°W / 39.7144444; -82.0694444
Callsign meaning "We're Here IZanesville"
Former callsigns 2008-2009: WCVZ
1961-2008: WHIZ-FM
Former frequencies 1961-2008: 102.5 MHz
Owner WHIZ Media Group
(Southeastern Ohio Broadcasting System, Inc.)
Sister stations WHIZ-TV, WHIZ
Webcast Listen Live
Website z92radio.com

WHIZ-FM (92.7 FM) — Z92 — is a radio station broadcasting a Top 40 format. Licensed to South Zanesville, Ohio, United States. The station is owned by Southeastern Ohio Broadcasting Systems (WHIZ Media Group).[1]

WHIZ-FM was previously broadcast on 102.5 FM. On October 17, 2008, the WHIZ Media Group announced the purchase of WCVZ (92.7), allowing 102.5 FM to move out of the Zanesville area.

Under a local marketing agreement, WCVZ then simulcast WHIZ-FM's adult contemporary music format in preparation for this move[2] until December 7, 2008, when WCVZ assumed WHIZ-FM's identity as "Z92," and WHIZ-FM became "Highway 102," featuring an automated country music format.

When 102.5 FM moved to its new location serving Baltimore, Ohio, it took the WCVZ call sign from 92.7, allowing 92.7 to use the WHIZ call sign.[3]

Former owner Christian Voice of Central Ohio continues to serve the Zanesville area on newly acquired WZNP (89.3 FM) licensed to Newark, Ohio, a part of the company's "Promise Network".[4] The WCVZ calls remained with WHIZ Media Group, and were used on 102.5 FM until December 23, 2010, when local marketing agreement operator Fun With Radio, LLC's WWCD calls were moved to the frequency.

On October 2, 2014, Z92 transitioned from a Hot Adult Contemporary format to Top 40 playing "more hit music" than their previous format.

Studios on Downard Road, Zanesville, Ohio

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WHIZ Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  2. ^ Hiotis, George (October 17, 2008). "WHIZ Buys WCVZ 92.7 F-M Radio". WHIZ-TV. Retrieved December 22, 2010. Today The WHIZ Media Group and Christian Voice of Central Ohio are announcing an agreement for WHIZ to acquire WCVZ 92.7-FM. WHIZ will take over 92.7 and WCVZ is inviting its listeners to listen at 89.3 - The Promise. WHIZ President Hank Littick says it's a win-win for both radio groups. 
  3. ^ Jeffries, Katie (September 30, 2009). "Changes at the WHIZ radio stations". WHIZ-TV. Retrieved December 22, 2010. Some of your Favorite WHIZ Radio Stations are making a change. 102.5 FM, known as Highway 102, is moving to Baltimore, Ohio and will become WCVZ. The current WCVZ signal, known as 92.7, will revert to WHIZ FM here in Zanesville... It will open up access to hundreds of thousands of listeners west of Zanesville and all around the Columbus market. Littick says where a lot of impact will be felt is the northwest and west side of Columbus. He says starting today (Wednesday) that area will have a new radio station. Littick says the move will also be a big win for advertisers who will have access to over 1.4 million potential listeners in the new signal area in an affordable, economical way. 
  4. ^ 92.7 The River - We Are Moving

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Preceded by
First
FM 102.5 MHz in Zanesville, Ohio
December 16, 1961-September 30, 2009
Succeeded by
WCVZ (COL reassigned
to Baltimore, Ohio)
Preceded by
WCVZ
FM 92.7 MHz in South Zanesville, Ohio
September 30, 2009-Present
Succeeded by
Incumbent