WOOZ-FM

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WOOZ-FM
WOOZ Z100 logo.png
City Harrisburg, Illinois
Broadcast area Marion-Carbondale (IL) area
Branding New Country Z100
Frequency 99.9 MHz
First air date February 13, 1981
Format Country
Audience share 9.9 (Fa'06, R&R[1])
ERP 32,000 watts
HAAT 189.0 meters
Class B
Facility ID 74581
Transmitter coordinates 37°36′45.00″N 88°52′3.00″W / 37.6125000°N 88.8675000°W / 37.6125000; -88.8675000
Former callsigns WEBQ-FM (1981-1989)
Owner Max Media
(MRR License LLC)
Sister stations WCIL, WCIL-FM, WUEZ, WJPF, WXLT
Website http://www.z100fm.com

WOOZ-FM (99.9 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a Country music format. Licensed to Harrisburg, Illinois, United States, the station serves the Marion-Carbondale (IL) area. The station is currently owned by Max Media and licensed to MRR License LLC.[2]

History[edit]

The station was assigned the call letters WEBQ-FM on 1981-02-13. On 1989-08-02, the station changed its call sign to the current WOOZ-FM.[3]

Ownership[edit]

In December 2003, Mississippi River Radio, acting as Max Media LLC (John Trinder, president/COO), reached an agreement to purchase WCIL, WCIL-FM, WJPF, WOOZ-FM, WUEZ, WXLT, KCGQ-FM, KEZS-FM, KGIR, KGKS, KJEZ, KKLR-FM, KLSC, KMAL, KSIM, KWOC, and KZIM from the Zimmer Radio Group (James L. Zimmer, owner).[4] The reported value of this 17 station transaction was $43 million.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Marion-Carbondale (IL) Market Ratings". Radio & Records. 
  2. ^ "WOOZ-FM Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  3. ^ "WOOZ Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  4. ^ Homan, John D. (2003-12-19). "Zimmer sells 17 radio stations". Southern Illinoisan. The Zimmer Radio Group, a family-owned media company, announced Wednesday it will sell 17 of its 32 stations [...] to Mississippi River Radio. 
  5. ^ "Changing Hands - 1/12/2004". Broadcasting & Cable. 2004-01-12. 

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