WBGZ
CityAlton, Illinois
Broadcast areaSt. Louis, Missouri
Frequency1570 kHz
BrandingThe Big Z
Programming
FormatTalk
AffiliationsSalem Radio Network
Ownership
OwnerMetroplex Communications, Inc.
History
First air date
February 4, 1948 (as WOKZ)
Former call signs
WOKZ (1948-1984)
Technical information
Facility ID41384
ClassD
Power1,000 watts day
74 watts night
Transmitter coordinates
38°55′44.00″N 90°13′3.00″W / 38.9288889°N 90.2175000°W / 38.9288889; -90.2175000
Translator(s)107.1 W296DR (Alton)
Links
WebcastListen Live
Websitewbgzradio.com

WBGZ (1570 AM) is a radio station licensed to Alton, Illinois. The station carries a talk radio format. The station has been broadcasting for more than 70 years. The station also broadcasts on translator W296DR 107.1 in Alton.

History

WOKZ began broadcasting Wednesday, Feb. 4, 1948. Studios were located in the Stratford Hotel in downtown Alton. It was owned by the Illinois-Alton Broadcasting Company.[1]

References

  1. ^ "WOKZ-FM Alton, 99.9 mc Is Now in Operation" (PDF). Broadcasting. June 28, 1948. Retrieved 21 December 2014.