|City||Kingstree, South Carolina|
|Branding||Rock 94.1 - 97.9 - 105.9|
|Slogan||The Pee Dee's Classic Rock|
970 kHz (WWRK)
|Translator(s)||105.9 W290CD (Darlington)|
|First air date||1998 (as WGSS)|
|HAAT||100 meters (330 ft)|
|Former callsigns||WAOT (1995-1996, CP)|
|Owner||iHeartMedia, Inc. |
(AMFM Radio Licenses, L.L.C.)
|Sister stations||WDAR-FM, WDSC, WEGX, WJMX, WJMX-FM, WWRK, WZTF|
WRZE (94.1 FM) is a radio station airing a classic rock format. Licensed to Kingstree, South Carolina, United States, the station is owned by iHeartMedia, Inc., through licensee AMFM Radio Licenses, L.L.C.
In a deal announced in February 1997, Root Communications Ltd. announced plans to buy eight radio stations owned by Florence, South Carolina-based Atlantic Broadcasting, including WGSS. Qantum Communications Inc. purchased Florence's Root Communications Group LP stations in 2003.
WGSS was "94.1 The Light", an Urban gospel station, prior to 2009.
On May 15, 2014, Qantum Communications announced that it would sell its 29 stations, including WRZE, to Clear Channel Communications (now iHeartMedia) for WALK AM-FM in Patchogue, New York as part of the sale of the WALK stations to Connoisseur Media. The transaction was consummated on September 9, 2014.
On September 14, 2017 WRZE, WWRK and the translators dropped the urban simulcast with WDAR-FM and switched to classic rock, branded as "Rock 94.1 - 97.9 - 105.9". The station airs the syndicated "Rover's Morning Glory".
|City of license||ERP
|W290CD||105.9||Darlington, South Carolina||145||D||FCC|
Call letter history
The station was assigned the call letters WAOT on 1995-12-01. On 1996-03-22, the station changed its call sign to WGSS. On 2009-03-26, the station changed its call sign to WRZE.
- "WRZE Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
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- "Changing Hands". Broadcasting & Cable. 2003-03-16. Retrieved 2011-10-13.
- "Florence, SC Metro Survey Area Overview". Retrieved 2009-04-14.
- "Station Overview". Retrieved 2012-09-13.
- "Call Sign History (WJMX)". Retrieved 2014-05-21.
- "Call Sign History (WWRK)". Retrieved 2014-05-21.
- Venta, Lance (May 15, 2014). "Qantum Sells To Clear Channel; Connoisseur Expands In Long Island". RadioInsight. Retrieved May 15, 2014.
- Venta, Lance (August 21, 2017). "iHeart's Swagga Moves & Rebrands In Florence". radioinsight. Retrieved August 23, 2017.
- Classic Rock Trimulcast Debuts in Florence Radioinsight - September 14, 2017
- "W290CD Radio Station Information". Retrieved 2012-09-13.
- "WRZE Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
- Official website
- Query the FCC's FM station database for WRZE
- Radio-Locator information on WRZE
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WRZE