WROZ

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WROZ
City Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Broadcast area South Central Pennsylvania
Branding Fun 101.3
Slogan More Music Less Talk
Frequency 101.3 MHz (also on HD Radio)
First air date 1944 (as WGAL-FM)
Format Adult contemporary
ERP 7,400 watts
HAAT 379 meters
Class B
Facility ID 25865
Callsign meaning W ROZe (Rose, previous branding)
Former callsigns WGAL-FM (1944-1977)
WNCE (1977-11/15/1992)
Owner Hall Communications
Sister stations WLPA (AM), WONN-FM
Webcast Listen Live
Website fun1013.com

WROZ (101.3 FM "Fun 101.3") is a commercial FM radio station licensed to serve Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The station is owned by Hall Communications and broadcasts an adult contemporary format. Its antenna is on the WGAL-TV broadcast tower located in Hellam Township, York County at (40°02′4.0″N 76°37′7.0″W / 40.034444°N 76.618611°W / 40.034444; -76.618611).[1][2]

History[edit]

The station signed on for the first time in 1944 as WGAL-FM, sister station to WGAL. The stations were owned by Steinman Stations.[3][4]

In March 1976, Steinman Stations sold WGAL-FM (along with WGAL (AM) and WGAL-TV) to Hall Communications for $850,000.[5]

In April 1977, the call sign was changed to WNCE, and the branding to "Nice 101".[6] The station's beautiful music format was not changed.[7]

In 1992, the station changed call signs from WNCE to WROZ and its format from beautiful music[8] to adult contemporary, rebranding as "The Rose".[9]

On Thursday, May 14, 2015 the station switched branding from "The Rose" to "Fun 101.3".[9]

On-Air Personalites[edit]

Dennis and Michelle, Michael C. Anthony, Patsy Sympson , and Ronnie Ramone

Christmas music[edit]

WROZ changes format to christmas music each November and December and re-brands as "Central PA's Christmas Station".[10]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "FM Query Results for WROZ". fcc.gov. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved 2016-05-23. 
  2. ^ "TV Query Results for WGAL". fcc.gov. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved 2016-05-23. 
  3. ^ "The National Broadcasting Company Radio Affiliates". Billboard (Lancaster, PA). December 1, 1951. p. 50. Retrieved 2016-05-23. 
  4. ^ "WGAL 30 Years of Public Service". Billboard (Lancaster, PA). June 7, 1952. p. 7. Retrieved 2016-05-23. 
  5. ^ "Changing Hands" (PDF). Broadcasting (Washington, DC). March 29, 1976. p. 37. Retrieved 2016-05-23. 
  6. ^ "Readers' Reports and FM Industry News" (PDF). VHF-UHF Digest (Worldwide TV-FM DX Association): 10. May 1977. Retrieved 2016-05-23. 
  7. ^ "New Call Letters". Billboard (Lancaster, PA). April 2, 1977. p. 33. Retrieved 2016-05-23. 
  8. ^ Venta, Lance (May 13, 2015). "WROZ Completes Fun Relaunch". radioinsight.com. Retrieved 2016-05-23. 
  9. ^ a b Negley, Erin (May 15, 2015). "WROZ changes format to Fun 101.3". lancasteronline.com. LNP. Retrieved 2016-05-23. 
  10. ^ Frankows, Megan (November 20, 2014). "Too early for Christmas music? Susquehanna Valley radio station now playing it". wgal.com. LNP. Retrieved 2016-05-23. 

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Coordinates: 40°02′06″N 76°37′08″W / 40.035°N 76.619°W / 40.035; -76.619