|City||Coral Cove, Florida|
|Broadcast area||Sarasota, Florida|
|Slogan||The Suncoast's Greatest Hits|
|Frequency||107.9 MHz (also on HD Radio)|
|First air date||1991-05-03 (as WVFE)|
|Former callsigns||WVFE (1991-1994)
(Citicasters Licenses, Inc.)
WSRZ-FM (107.9 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a classic hits format. Licensed to Coral Cove, Florida, United States, the station serves the Sarasota area. The station is currently owned by iHeartMedia, Inc..
As an oldies station, WSRZ was originally located at 106.5 MHz, known as 'Oldies 106' and played music from the 1950s to the early '70s. Weekend specialty programming included street corner harmony "Doo Wop". In 1999, a major shift was done among Clear Channel stations, with Country WCTQ (92 CTQ) moving to the superior 106.5 position, WSRZ moving to the slightly smaller 107.9 position, and the hard rocker WYNF moving from 107.9 to the newly created (and much lower powered) 105.9. 92.1 adopted an easy listening format as the Dove.
At 107.9, WSRZ-FM was originally known as "Oldies 108" and played an oldies format, continuing to focus on music from the 1950s through the early 1970s. In early 2007, the moniker was changed to the present "107.9 WSRZ", dropping music from the 1950s and early 1960s; the current format is classic hits, focusing on music from the mid-1960s through the early 1980s.
Currently there are two live shows on 107.9, The Morning Crew with Jones & Crane, and Drew Thomas on afternoon drive. All other shows are voice tracked.
The Jones and Crane Morning Show
The Jones and Crane Morning Show is a weekday radio show that features David Jones and Christina Crane.
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- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WSRZ
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