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City Gaffney, South Carolina
Branding Gaffney's Hot FM
Frequency 1500 kHz
Translator(s) 104.3 W282AX (Gaffney)
First air date 1962 (as WEAC)
Format Adult Hits, local news and sports
Power 1,000 watts (day)
500 watts (critical hours)
Class D
Facility ID 23005
Transmitter coordinates 35°05′18″N 81°38′40″W / 35.08833°N 81.64444°W / 35.08833; -81.64444
Former callsigns WEAC (1962-2009)
Owner Dennis Fowler
(Fowler Broadcast Communications Inc.)
Webcast Listen Live
Website wzzqradio.com

WZZQ (1500 AM) is a radio station licensed to Gaffney, South Carolina.

As WEAC, the station took over the former programming of sister FM WAGI in 2007.[1] WOLT took over Gaffney High School broadcasts. Dennis Fowler, who served as Gaffney Broadcasting station manager, bought WEAC at the time Davidson Media Group bought WAGI.[2]

Unless the listener was in Cherokee County, it was nearly impossible to receive the AM broadcast, due to its low power 1,000 watt daytime only transmitter. WZZQ transmits from the original WAGI studio on Providence Road in Gaffney and broadcast in the daytime only until August 23, 2009, when the translator W282AX was added at 104.3 to add nighttime programming and a wider signal range.[1]

For the 2009 season, Gaffney High School sports moved from WOLT to WZZQ's FM translator.[1]

WZZQ began broadcasting pre-game coverage of the football games of the Limestone College Saints during their debut season in 2014. WZZQ also airs broadcasts of "Saints Live!" relating to Limestone sports from Limestone's campus and Fatz Cafe in Gaffney. The program often features interviews with student athletes from Limestone.

On July 6, 2015 WZZQ changed their format from country to adult hits, branded as "Gaffney's Hot FM".


  1. ^ a b c Spencer, Janet (2009-08-24). "New FM station to provide 24-hour service to Cherokee County". Spartanburg Herald-Journal. Retrieved 2009-08-25. 
  2. ^ Powell, Scott (2008-08-01). "Fowler reaches agreement to acquire WEAC 1500 AM radio station Gaffney". Gaffney Ledger. Retrieved 2012-09-04. 

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