WRZE

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For radio station in the Dennis, Massachusetts that held the WRZE call sign from 1993 to 2009, see WEII.
WRZE
City Kingstree, South Carolina
Branding Swagga 94.1 & 105.9
Frequency 94.1 MHz
Format Mainstream Urban
ERP 6,000 watts
HAAT 100 meters
Class A
Facility ID 3121
Transmitter coordinates 33°43′32.00″N 79°58′19.00″W / 33.7255556°N 79.9719444°W / 33.7255556; -79.9719444
Former callsigns WAOT (1995-1996)
WGSS (1996-2009)
Owner iHeartMedia, Inc.
(AMFM Radio Licenses, L.L.C.)
Sister stations WDAR-FM, WDSC, WEGX, WJMX, WJMX-FM, WWRK, WZTF
Website http://swagga941.com

WRZE (94.1 FM) is a radio station airing a Mainstream Urban format. Licensed to Kingstree, South Carolina, USA, the station is owned by iHeartMedia, Inc., through licensee AMFM Radio Licenses, L.L.C.[1]

History[edit]

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 and played adult contemporary music.[4]

In 2012, Sunny 94.1 was flipped to Mainstream Urban "Swagga". It is also simulcast on WWRK.[5]

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

Translators[edit]

In addition to the main station, WRZE is relayed by a translator to widen its broadcast area.[7]

Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license ERP
W
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.[8]

Previously (circ 1952) the call sign WRZE was assigned to an FM station in the York, PA area. This is mentioned in the history of WSBA-AM and is listed in radio listings of that era in the The Evening Sun Hanover, PA. [9] The reference shows one listing from May 1953 but there are listings for it as far back as mid-1950.

References[edit]

  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. ^ Venta, Lance (May 15, 2014). "Qantum Sells To Clear Channel; Connoisseur Expands In Long Island". RadioInsight. Retrieved May 15, 2014. 
  7. ^ "W290CD Radio Station Information". Retrieved 2012-09-13. 
  8. ^ "WRZE Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  9. ^ https://www.newspapers.com/image/48699630/?terms=wsba

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