WZJZ

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WZJZ
WZJZ Y100.1 logo.png
City Port Charlotte, Florida
Broadcast area Fort Myers/Southwest Florida
Branding Y100.1
Slogan SWFL's '90s to Now!
Frequency 100.1 MHz(also on HD Radio)
First air date 1976 (as WEEJ 103.1)
Format Hot AC
ERP 84,000 watts
HAAT 323 meters (1,060 ft)
Class C1
Facility ID 35213
Callsign meaning W Z JazZ (former format)
Former callsigns WEEJ (1976-1996)
WFSN (1996-1997)
WXRM (1997-1998)
WOST (1998-2000)
WKFF (2000-2001)
WRLR (2001-2003)
WCKT (2003-2007)
Owner iHeartMedia, Inc.
(Clear Channel Broadcasting Licenses, Inc.)
Sister stations WBTT, WCKT, WOLZ
Webcast Listen Live
Website y100florida.com

WZJZ (100.1 MHz) is a commercial FM radio station licensed to Port Charlotte, Florida,[1] and broadcasting to the Fort Myers/Southwest Florida media market. WZJZ is owned by iHeartMedia, Inc. and airs a hot adult contemporary music format branded as "Y100.1".

The station's studios and offices are on Metro Parkway in Fort Myers.[2] The transmitter is off Horseshoe Road in Punta Gorda.[3] With a good radio, WZJZ's 84,000 watt signal can be heard from Sarasota to Marco Island.

WZJZ broadcasts in the HD Radio format.[4]

History[edit]

Disco and Smooth Jazz[edit]

In 1976, the station first signed on at 100.1 MHz in Port Charlotte. It had the call sign WEEJ and was powered at 3000 watts.[5] It began with an all disco format[6] Through most of the 1980s it had an adult contemporary sound until switching formats various times through the 1990s. In 2003, it took the call letters WCKT as "Cat Country 100."

logo, 2003-2007

On March 21, 2007, when it was a Smooth Jazz station, WZJZ moved from 107.1 FM to 100.1 FM, swapping frequencies with co-owned country music station WCKT. WCKT is now heard at 107.1, while WZJZ continues at 100.1, with both stations getting sizable signal improvements, going from Class A to Class C.

Z100[edit]

On March 29, 2009, at midnight, WZJZ began to repeatedly play the same portion of the song I Like To Move It by Reel 2 Real as a stunt in preparation for a format change. The new station was slated to be called Move 100.1. On March 30, 2009 WZJZ flipped to an upbeat rhythmic adult contemporary sound and adopted the "Z100" moniker. Its logo was patterned after its Top 40 sister stations KKRZ in Portland, Oregon, and WHTZ in New York, New York.

Y100[edit]

former Y100 logo

On July 25, 2011, after a weekend of stunting, WZJZ flipped to Top 40 (CHR), using the moniker Y100 even though there is no Y in the call letters.[7] The station's format and logo is patterned after its sister station in nearby Miami, WHYI, but is customized for Southwest Floridians. The flip to Top 40 gave iHeartMedia two Top 40 stations in the Fort Myers market, along with rhythmic contemporary WBTT. In 2013, Y100 once again switched its logo to match WHYI, but with some slight differences.

On March 24, 2016 at midnight, WZJZ tweaked its format to Hot AC and began billing itself as "Y100.1".

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Y100 Florida.png (WZJZ's logo under previous CHR format)

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Coordinates: 26°47′10″N 81°47′46″W / 26.786°N 81.796°W / 26.786; -81.796