WZCY-FM

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WZCY-FM
City Hershey, Pennsylvania
Broadcast area South Central Pennsylvania
Branding Nash FM 106.7
Slogan The 90s To Now
Frequency 106.7 MHz
First air date 1964 (as WPDC-FM)
Format Country
ERP 14,000 watts
HAAT 283 meters
Class B
Facility ID 64842
Callsign meaning W Z-CountrY (previous branding)
Former callsigns WPDC-FM (1964-1980's)
WRKZ (1980's-2002)
WCAT-FM (2002-2004)
WCPP (2004-2005)
WMHX (2005-2012)
Owner Cumulus Media
(Radio License Holding CBC, LLC)
Sister stations WHGB, WNNK-FM, WQXA-FM, WWKL
Webcast Listen Live
Website nashfm1067.com

WZCY-FM (106.7 FM "Nash FM 106.7") is a commercial FM radio station licensed to serve Hershey, Pennsylvania. The station is owned by Cumulus Media, Inc., through licensee Radio License Holding CBC, LLC, and broadcasts a country format.

History[edit]

Originally WPDC-FM, the station changed its callsign to WRKZ and branded as "Z107" with a country format in the early 1980s.

On February 19, 2004, the station changed its callsign to WCPP and rebranded as "Coolpop"[1] after over 24 hours of playing "Pop Goes the Weasel" on a continuous loop. Many rumors circulated in the community to explain the loop, including rumors of a staff member taking hostages and locking him/herself in the studio and playing the loop. This proved false when the new format launched with "Hey Ya!" by Outkast.

The original airstaff of Coolpop included only one live show, "Michelle & Mitchell" in the morning, while the midday and afternoon shifts were voicetracked by talent from Citadel Broadcasting Company sister station 93Q in Syracuse, New York. As of Spring, 2004, a full line up of live talent was hired. Sarah Vaughn on middays and Justin Louis on afternoons were added to the already live morning show.

Coolpop was marketed as "The World's First Coolpop Station", mixing a standard Mainstream CHR format along with some 1970s and 1980s "Cassette Classics" (later renamed "Coolpop Classics").

Coolpop also alternated theme weekends every other weekend. Some theme weekends included "One Hit Wonders", "Diva Doubleplays", "Coolpop Classics", and the very popular 1970s themed "Studio 106.7".

In early fall 2004, Michelle & Mitchell were replaced with Ed Coffey and Amy Warner, the long running morning show from Harrisburg's WTPA-FM (now WWKL), who had been fired from that station earlier in the summer.

On July 1, 2005, Coolpop was quietly replaced with Adult Hits formatted "Mix 106.7".

On April 9, 2010, Mix 106.7 was flipped to "Channel 106.7", and was rebranded with an 1980s and 1990s Hits/Gen X format.

Citadel merged with Cumulus Media on September 16, 2011.[2]

The Gen X format was dropped on January 20, 2012 at 1:06pm as the station became "Z Country 106.7". The last song on Channel 106.7 was Bye Bye Bye by *Nsync, and the first song on Z Country 106.7 was This Is Country Music by Brad Paisley.

On February 3, 2014, at 12 noon local time, WZCY-FM, along with 9 other Cumulus owned country music stations, made the switch to the Nash FM branding as "Nash FM 106.7".[3] The final song on Z Country 106.7 was Prayin' for Daylight by Rascal Flatts, while the first song on Nash FM 106.7 was How Country Feels by Randy Houser.

Former logos[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Citadel Gives Harrisburg "Cool Pop"". fmqb.com. 2004-02-19. Retrieved 2016-05-12. 
  2. ^ "Cumulus now owns Citadel Broadcasting". Atlanta Business Journal. September 16, 2011. Retrieved September 16, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Cumulus Adds 11 More NashFM’s". radioinsight.com. Retrieved 2016-05-12. 

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Coordinates: 40°10′16″N 76°35′50″W / 40.17110°N 76.59723°W / 40.17110; -76.59723