WROZ

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WROZ
WROZ fun101.3 logo.png
City Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Broadcast area South Central Pennsylvania
Branding Fun 101.3
Slogan More Music Less Talk
The Christmas Station (Nov.-Dec.)
Frequency 101.3 MHz (also on HD Radio)
First air date 1944 (as WGAL-FM)
Format Adult contemporary
Christmas music (Nov.-Dec.)
ERP 7,400 watts (analog)
74 watts (digital)[1]
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).[2][3]

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.[4][5]

In March 1976, Steinman Stations sold WGAL-FM (along with WGAL (AM) and WGAL-TV) to Hall Communications for $850,000.[6]

In April 1977, the call sign was changed to WNCE, and the branding to "Nice 101".[7] The station's beautiful music format was not changed.[8]

In 1992, the station changed call signs from WNCE to WROZ and its format from beautiful music[9] to adult contemporary, rebranding as "The Rose".[10]

On Thursday, May 14, 2015 the station switched branding from "The Rose" to "Fun 101.3".[10]

Christmas Music[edit]

WROZ changes format to Christmas music each November and December and re-brands as "The Christmas Station".[11]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "APPLICATION FOR RENEWAL OF BROADCAST STATION LICENSE, Exhibit 15 [WROZ]". fcc.gov. Federal Communications Commission. January 30, 2014. Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  2. ^ "FM Query Results for WROZ". fcc.gov. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved 2016-05-23. 
  3. ^ "TV Query Results for WGAL". fcc.gov. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved 2016-05-23. 
  4. ^ "The National Broadcasting Company Radio Affiliates". Billboard. Lancaster, PA. December 1, 1951. p. 50. Retrieved 2016-05-23. 
  5. ^ "WGAL 30 Years of Public Service". Billboard. Lancaster, PA. June 7, 1952. p. 7. Retrieved 2016-05-23. 
  6. ^ "Changing Hands" (PDF). Broadcasting. Washington, DC. March 29, 1976. p. 37. Retrieved 2016-05-23. 
  7. ^ "Readers' Reports and FM Industry News" (PDF). VHF-UHF Digest. Worldwide TV-FM DX Association: 10. May 1977. Retrieved 2016-05-23. 
  8. ^ "New Call Letters". Billboard. Lancaster, PA. April 2, 1977. p. 33. Retrieved 2016-05-23. 
  9. ^ Venta, Lance (May 13, 2015). "WROZ Completes Fun Relaunch". radioinsight.com. Retrieved 2016-05-23. 
  10. ^ a b Negley, Erin (May 15, 2015). "WROZ changes format to Fun 101.3". lancasteronline.com. LNP. Retrieved 2016-05-23. 
  11. ^ 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