WIZZ

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WIZZ
WIZZ AM1520 logo.jpg
City Greenfield, Massachusetts
Slogan "Your radio station for Music Memories"
Frequency 1520 kHz
First air date August 26, 1980[1]
Format Adult standards
Power 10,000 watts (day only)
Class D
Facility ID 54779
Transmitter coordinates 42°36′12″N 72°36′21″W / 42.60333°N 72.60583°W / 42.60333; -72.60583
Former callsigns WPOE, WGAM[2]
Affiliations AP Radio
Owner P. & M. Radio, LLC
Website http://www.wizzradio.com/

WIZZ (A.M. 1520 kHz) is a daytimer radio station licensed to serve Greenfield, Massachusetts, United States; 1520 AM is a United States clear-channel frequency. The station is owned by P. & M. Radio, LLC. It airs a locally programmed adult standards format,[3] and plays the national AP news feed on the half-hour.

The station verifies signal reports by QSL card. At the top of the hour, WIZZ uses the same "V for Victory" time tone as WTIC in Hartford, Connecticut.

The station was assigned the WIZZ call letters by the Federal Communications Commission on February 1, 2003.[2] The frequency originally belonged to WPOE (Poet's Seat Broadcasting) in Greenfield, which first went on the air in 1980 with an adult contemporary format. By 1985, the call had changed to WGAM, with a format of Big Band/adult standards.

Its owner and DJ, Phil D (Phillip Drumheller), was inducted into the Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2010, and has been active in broadcasting for 60 years; he is the first inductee into the MBHOF to have had his career outside the Boston market.[4]

The station streams its broadcast over the Internet from its website, as well as running its usual format 24 hours a day.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Youtube silent film of WPOE signing on the air on August 26, 1980. Retrieved February 24, 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. 
  3. ^ "About WIZZ". 
  4. ^ "Phillip G. Drumheller". Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame. 

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