WIEZ

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WIEZ
WOWZ-FM 2016.PNG
City Chincoteague, Virginia
Broadcast area Chincoteague, Virginia
Accomac, Virginia
Pocomoke City, Maryland
Branding "Wow 101-5"
Slogan "That's Country!"
Frequency 101.5 FM MHz
First air date August 29, 2016[1]
Format Country[2]
Power 5,000 Watts
HAAT 72 meters (236 ft)
Class A
Facility ID 198743
Transmitter coordinates 37°51′15.0″N 75°33′19.0″W / 37.854167°N 75.555278°W / 37.854167; -75.555278
Former callsigns WOWZ (2016-2017)[3]
Affiliations CBS Radio News
Owner GSB Broadcasting
(Jackman Holding Company, LLC)
Sister stations WCTG, WICO-FM
Webcast WIEZ Webstream
Website WIEZ Online

WIEZ is a Country-formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Chincoteague, Virginia, serving Chincoteague and Accomac in Virginia and Pocomoke City in Maryland.[2] WIEZ is owned and operated by GSB Broadcasting.[4]

History[edit]

WOWZ signed on for the first time on August 29, 2016 and began stunting with a "wheel of formats".[1] At 10 AM the next day, the station officially launched with a Country format, branded as "Wow 101-5".[1] The first song on "Wow" was "Gone Country" by Alan Jackson.[1][5] The station changed its call sign to the current WIEZ on April 3, 2017.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Venta, Lance (August 29, 2016). "WOWZ To Wow Eastern Shore". RadioBB Networks. Retrieved August 30, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Arbitron Station Information Profiles". Nielsen Audio/Nielsen Holdings. Retrieved August 30, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Call Sign History". Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved August 30, 2016. 
  4. ^ "WIEZ Facility Record". Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved August 30, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Wow 101.5 Debuts". RadioBB Networks. August 30, 2016. Retrieved September 5, 2016. 

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