WUEZ

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WUEZ
WUEZ Magic95.1 logo.png
City Carterville, Illinois
Broadcast area Marion-Carbondale (IL) area
Branding Magic 95.1
Slogan Southern Illinois Greatest Hits
Frequency 95.1 MHz
First air date February 22, 1991
Format Classic Hits
ERP 17,600 watts
HAAT 119 meters
Class B1
Facility ID 39520
Transmitter coordinates 37°43′31.00″N 89°15′25.00″W / 37.7252778°N 89.2569444°W / 37.7252778; -89.2569444
Former callsigns WYGF (1991-1991)
WEZS (1991-1993)
WXLT (1993-2001)
Owner Max Media
(MRR License LLC)
Sister stations WCIL, WCIL-FM, WJPF, WOOZ-FM, WXLT
Webcast Listen Live
Website magic951.com

WUEZ (95.1 FM, "Magic 95.1") is a radio station broadcasting a classic hits format. Licensed to Carterville, Illinois, United States, the station serves the Marion-Carbondale (IL) area. The station is currently owned by Max Media and licensed to MRR License LLC.[1]

History[edit]

The station was assigned the call letters WYGF on 1991-02-22. On 1991-12-27, the station changed its call sign to WEZS, on 1993-09-10 to WXLT, and on 2001-03-19 to the current WUEZ.[2]

On March 20, 2015 WUEZ changed their format from adult contemporary to classic hits, retaining the "Magic 95.1" branding.[3]

Ownership[edit]

In December 2003, Mississippi River Radio, acting as Max Media LLC (John Trinder, president/COO), reached an agreement to purchase WCIL, WCIL-FM, WJPF, WOOZ-FM, WUEZ, WXLT, KCGQ-FM, KEZS-FM, KGIR, KGKS, KJEZ, KKLR-FM, KLSC, KMAL, KSIM, KWOC, and KZIM from the Zimmer Radio Group (James L. Zimmer, owner).[4] The reported value of this 17 station transaction was $43 million.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WUEZ Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  2. ^ "WUEZ Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  3. ^ "WUEZ Shifts To Classic Hits". RadioInsight. 
  4. ^ Homan, John D. (2003-12-19). "Zimmer sells 17 radio stations". Southern Illinoisan. The Zimmer Radio Group, a family-owned media company, announced Wednesday it will sell 17 of its 32 stations [...] to Mississippi River Radio. 
  5. ^ "Changing Hands - 1/12/2004". Broadcasting & Cable. 2004-01-12. 

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