WAVW
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Broadcast areaTreasure Coast (Vero Beach - Port St. Lucie)
Frequency92.7 MHz (HD Radio)
BrandingWave 92.7
Programming
FormatCountry music
Ownership
Owner
WBZT, WCZR, WJNO, WKGR, WLDI, WOLL, WQOL, WZTA, WZZR
History
First air date
December 24, 1964 (1964-12-24) (as WMCF)
Former call signs
WMCF (1972–1980)
WRIT (1980–1987)
WZZR (1987–2003)
Call sign meaning
WAVe
Technical information
Facility ID14376
ClassC2
ERP50,000 watts
HAAT147 m (482 ft)
Links
WebcastListen Live
Websitewave927.iheart.com

WAVW (92.7 FM) is a commercial radio station licensed to Stuart, Florida, and serving the Treasure Coast, including Port St. Lucie and Vero Beach. The station broadcasts a country music radio format and is owned by iHeartMedia, Inc. Each weekday, WAVW carries two syndicated shows from co-owned Premiere Networks. The Bobby Bones Show from WSIX-FM in Nashville is heard in morning drive time. And overnight, CMT Nites with Cody Alan is heard.

WAVW has an effective radiated power (ERP) of 50,000 watts. The transmitter is on SE Lennard Road in Port St. Lucie, near South Federal Highway (U.S. Route 1).[1]

History

On December 24, 1964, the station first signed on the air.[2] Its original call sign was WMCF and it was powered at only 3,000 watts, a fraction of its current output.

WMCF was the FM counterpart to WSTU 1450 AM, which had been on the air since 1954. Part of the day the two stations simulcast and some hours were separately programmed. WSTU was a middle of the road station with news from the Mutual Broadcasting System.

In 1980, the call letters switched to WRIT and in 1987, it became WZZR. The current call sign began to be used in 2003.

References

Coordinates: 27°16′30″N 80°17′10″W / 27.275056°N 80.286167°W / 27.275056; -80.286167