WIZB

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WIZB
City Abbeville, Alabama
Broadcast area Dothan, Alabama
Branding Joy FM 94.3
Slogan "Dothan's Christian Music Station"
Frequency 94.3 MHz
First air date February 22, 1968
Format Contemporary Christian
ERP 19,500 watts
HAAT 113 meters (371 feet)
Class C3
Facility ID 23615
Transmitter coordinates 31°26′19.5″N 85°17′19″W / 31.438750°N 85.28861°W / 31.438750; -85.28861
Former callsigns WARI-FM (1968-1976)
WXLE (1976-1985)
WIZB-FM (1986)
WXLE (1986)
Owner Radio Training Network, Inc.
Webcast Listen Live
Website alabama.thejoyfm.com

WIZB (94.3 FM, "Joy FM 94.3") is a radio station licensed to serve Abbeville, Alabama, USA. The station is owned by Radio Training Network, Inc.

It broadcasts a Contemporary Christian format to the Dothan, Alabama, area.[1]

History[edit]

WIZB started as WARI-FM on February 22, 1968 as the sister station to WARI/1480. It changed callsigns to WXLE in 1976. In August 1985, Henry County Radio, Inc., reached an agreement to sell WXLE to Abbeville Wireless Corporation. The deal was approved by the Federal Communications Commission on October 2, 1985, and the transaction was consummated on January 7, 1986.[2]

The station was assigned the WIZB call letters by the FCC on April 2, 1986.[3]

In July 1994, Abbeville Wireless Corporation reached an agreement to sell this station to Genesis Radio Company, Inc. The deal was approved by the FCC on November 8, 1994, and the transaction was consummated on November 25, 1994.[4]

In March 2005, Celebration Communications Company, Inc. (Art Morris, acting chairman) reached an agreement to sell this station to Radio Training Network, Inc. (James L. Campbell, president/CEO) for a reported $288,416.[5] The deal was approved by the FCC on April 29, 2005, and the transaction was consummated on May 26, 2005.[6]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Archived from the original on March 1, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Application Search Details (BALH-19850807EL)". FCC Media Bureau. 
  3. ^ "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. 
  4. ^ "Application Search Details (BALH-19940721GF)". FCC Media Bureau. November 25, 1994. 
  5. ^ "Deals - 4/4/2005". Broadcasting & Cable. April 4, 2005. 
  6. ^ "Application Search Details (BALH-20050301ABG)". FCC Media Bureau. May 26, 2005.