WZDB

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WZDB
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City Sykesville, Pennsylvania
Broadcast area DuBois, Pennsylvania
Slogan "Rockin the Northern Alleghenies"
Frequency 95.9 (MHz)
First air date May 5, 2009
Format Mainstream Rock
ERP 1,500 watts
HAAT 196 meters
Class A
Facility ID 170958
Owner First Media Radio
Sister stations WLUI, WLAK, WMRF-FM, WZWW, WOWQ, WZDD
Website 959zdb.com

WZDB is a Mainstream Rock formatted radio station licensed in Sykesville, Pennsylvania. It is owned by the First Media Company. They carry Penn State Football games.

History[edit]

The roots of WZDB can be traced back to the early 1980s, when the 95.9 mHz channel was first assigned to Brookville, Pennsylvania; operating then as WMKX, a mostly automated station that played adult contemporary music. In the mid-90s, Renda Broadcasting Corporation, which owned competitors WECZ and WPXZ in Punxsutawney, applied to put a new 25,000 watt station on the air in Brookville at 103.3 mHz. For that station, WKQL, to go on the air, several FM channel shuffles would have to take place.

This affected the operation of WMKX, which under the plan, would move to 105.5 mHz from 95.9. Not long after the changes took place in 2000, the FCC opened a window for a series of low-power FM license applications by non-profit groups or organizations. A local church applied for the 95.9 frequency while it was still fairly fresh in local listeners' minds, and began to broadcast a Contemporary Christian music format under the call letters WWJL and the moniker "Where Jesus Lives".

WWJL continued to operate until May 31, 2007, after it was learned that an FCC license renewal application had not been completed correctly. First Media, which owned stations WOWQ, WCED, and WQYX, immediately filed an application to move the channel from Brookville to Sykesville and increase its power back to its original Class A status it had originally during the early years of WMKX. The station as it is today, WZDB, signed on the air May 5, 2009. To help extend its signal in the east, First Media put a second FM station, WZDD, on the air in Strattanville to be used as a simulcast outlet of WZDB.

Programming Schedule[edit]

Monday - Saturday:

  • 6:00 a.m. - 10 a.m. - John Boy & Billy
  • 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Mike Donovan
  • 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. - Tom Howard
  • 7 p.m. - Midnight - Nights with Alice Cooper

Sunday:

  • 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m. - The Beatle Years
  • 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - The Acoustic Storm
  • 10:00 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Flashback
  • 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - House of Blues
  • 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - The Classics

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 41°02′46″N 78°42′11″W / 41.046°N 78.703°W / 41.046; -78.703