WNVZ

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WNVZ
WNVZ-FM 2009.PNG
City Norfolk, Virginia
Broadcast area Hampton Roads
Branding "Z104"
Slogan "All The Hits"
Frequency 104.5 MHz (also on HD Radio)
First air date July 1967 (as WTID-FM)
Format Contemporary Hit Radio
Power 49,000 Watts
HAAT 146 Meters (479 ft)
Class B
Facility ID 40755
Transmitter coordinates 37°2′18.0″N 76°18′29.0″W / 37.038333°N 76.308056°W / 37.038333; -76.308056
Callsign meaning W Norfolk Virginia Z
Former callsigns WTID-FM (1967-1972)
WQRK (1973-1981)
Owner Entercom
(Entercom License, LLC)
Sister stations WPTE, WVKL, WWDE-FM
Webcast WNVZ Webstream
Website WNVZ Online

WNVZ (104.5 MHz "Z104") is a commercial FM radio station licensed to Norfolk, Virginia, serving Hampton Roads. WNVZ is owned and operated by Entercom.[1] It airs a contemporary hit radio (CHR/Top 40) format.

The studios and offices are at Entercom Communications' Hampton Roads headquarters on Clearfield Avenue in Virginia Beach.[2] The transmitter tower is off East Pembroke Avenue in Hampton.[3]

History[edit]

The station first signed on in July of 1967 as WTID-FM.[4] It was the FM sister station of AM 1270 WTID (now WTJZ) in nearby Newport News. (The TID call letters stood for TIDewater, another name for the Hampton Roads section of Virginia.) For much of its history, 104.5 was a Contemporary Hits/Top 40 radio station, picking up the format in 1973 as WQRK. In the 1980s, it subscribed to noted programmer Mike Joseph's "Hot Hits" format, as WNVZ, playing only songs from the current Top 40 Charts. Through the 1990s and early 2000s, it leaned toward a more rhythmic contemporary sound. Several years ago, it moved back to a more mainstream Top 40 approach.

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