WKAZ-FM

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WKAZ-FM
WKAZ Tailgate107.3 logo.jpg
City Miami, West Virginia
Broadcast area Metro Charleston, West Virginia
Branding Tailgate 107.3
Slogan Party Songs for Party People
Frequency 107.3 MHz (also on HD Radio)
First air date June 6, 1983
Format adult hits
ERP 23,500 watts
HAAT 206 meters
Class B
Facility ID 19535
Transmitter coordinates 38°16′25.0″N 81°31′27.0″W / 38.273611°N 81.524167°W / 38.273611; -81.524167
Affiliations West Virginia MetroNews
Owner West Virginia Radio Corporation
(West Virginia Radio Corporation of Charleston)
Sister stations WCHS, WKAZ, WKWS, WRVZ, WSWW, WSWW-FM, WVAF
Webcast WKAZ-FM Webstream
Website WKAZ-FM Online

WKAZ-FM is a Variety (radio) formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Miami, West Virginia, serving Metro Charleston. WKAZ-FM is owned and operated by West Virginia Radio Corporation. WKAZ broadcasts in HD.[1]

WKAZ-FM's logo under previous "Classic Top 40" format.

History[edit]

The West Virginia Radio Corporation purchased WKAZ-FM and WSWW-AM in 1995. In 2006, WKAZ flipped from Oldies to Adult Hits under the "Jack FM" branding, using the ABC Radio satellite feed. In March 2007, WKAZ-FM restored the previous oldies format using Tom Kent's "Classic Top 40" branding. It positioned itself as "107.3 WKAZ-FM, Classic Top 40".

On April 25, 2011, WKAZ-FM changed its format to classic rock, branded as "107.3 K-Rock".

On August 8, 2014, after stunting for a day with patriotic-themed songs, WKAZ-FM rebranded itself as "Tailgate 107.3," using a "no rules" very broad variety hits format, technically bringing the Variety Hits format to Charleston on the frequency that originally carried it. Tailgate's format seems to be a combination of CHR, Hip-Hop, Pop, Country, Rock, and Classic Hits. A sample hour include such artists such as Brad Paisley, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, and Rage Against The Machine.[2]

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