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CityKingstree, South Carolina
BrandingRock 94.1 - 97.9 - 105.9
SloganThe Pee Dee's Classic Rock
Frequency94.1 MHz
970 kHz (WWRK)
Translator(s)105.9 W290CD (Darlington)
First air date1998 (as WGSS)
FormatClassic rock
ERP6,000 watts
HAAT100 meters (330 ft)
Facility ID3121
Transmitter coordinates33°43′32.00″N 79°58′19.00″W / 33.7255556°N 79.9719444°W / 33.7255556; -79.9719444
Former callsignsWAOT (1995-1996, CP)
WGSS (1996-2009)
OwneriHeartMedia, Inc.
(AMFM Radio Licenses, L.L.C.)
WebcastListen Live

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.[1]


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.[2] Qantum Communications Inc. purchased Florence's Root Communications Group LP stations in 2003.[3]

WGSS was "94.1 The Light", an Urban gospel station, prior to 2009.

At one time, WRZE simulcast WDAR-FM and played adult contemporary music.[4]

In 2012, Sunny 94.1 was flipped to Mainstream Urban "Swagga". It was also simulcast on WWRK.[5] Later WWRK moved from 1400 to 970 AM.[6][7]

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.[8] The transaction was consummated on September 9, 2014.

In August 2017, WRZE, WWRK and the translators began simulcasting WDAR-FM, which took over the urban contemporary format.[9]

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".[10]


In addition to the main station, WRZE is relayed by a translator to widen its broadcast area.[11]

Call sign Frequency
City of license ERP
Class FCC info
W290CD 105.9 Darlington, South Carolina 145 D FCC

Call letter history[edit]

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.[12]


  1. ^ "WRZE Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ Hager-Van Dyke, Charlene (1997-02-20). "Root Communications Eyes 8 Radio Stations In Carolinas". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved 2011-11-01.
  3. ^ "Changing Hands". Broadcasting & Cable. 2003-03-16. Retrieved 2011-10-13.
  4. ^ "Florence, SC Metro Survey Area Overview". Retrieved 2009-04-14.
  5. ^ "Station Overview". Retrieved 2012-09-13.
  6. ^ "Call Sign History (WJMX)". Retrieved 2014-05-21.
  7. ^ "Call Sign History (WWRK)". Retrieved 2014-05-21.
  8. ^ Venta, Lance (May 15, 2014). "Qantum Sells To Clear Channel; Connoisseur Expands In Long Island". RadioInsight. Retrieved May 15, 2014.
  9. ^ Venta, Lance (August 21, 2017). "iHeart's Swagga Moves & Rebrands In Florence". radioinsight. Retrieved August 23, 2017.
  10. ^ Classic Rock Trimulcast Debuts in Florence Radioinsight - September 14, 2017
  11. ^ "W290CD Radio Station Information". Retrieved 2012-09-13.
  12. ^ "WRZE Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.

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