WBIZ
CityEau Claire, Wisconsin
Broadcast areaEau Claire–Chippewa Falls
Frequency1400 kHz
Branding98.7 The Fan
Programming
FormatSports
AffiliationsFox Sports Radio
Ownership
OwneriHeartMedia, Inc.
(iHM Licenses, LLC)
WATQ, WBIZ-FM, WMEQ, WMEQ-FM, WQRB
History
First air date
1947
Former call signs
WBIZ (1947–1988)
WEUZ (1988–1991)
Technical information
Facility ID2107
ClassC
Power970 watts
Transmitter coordinates
44°48′58.00″N 91°31′9.00″W / 44.8161111°N 91.5191667°W / 44.8161111; -91.5191667
Translator(s)98.7 W254CN (Eau Claire)
Links
WebcastListen Live
Websitethefanec.iheart.com

WBIZ (1400 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a sports format. Licensed to Eau Claire, Wisconsin, the station serves the Eau Claire area. The station is owned by iHeartMedia, Inc.[1]

History

The station signed on in 1947 as WBIZ. The call sign was changed to WEUZ on May 19, 1988. On April 8, 1991, the station changed back to WBIZ.[2]

In July 2012, WBIZ filed an application for a U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) construction permit to decrease power to 970 watts.

On July 18, 2016, the station flipped from sports talk (largely carrying the Fox Sports Radio network) to classic rock as 98.7 The Brew, adding an FM simulcast at 98.7.[3]

On July 24, 2020, WBIZ returned to sports talk as 98.7 The Fan. The station carries a mix of programming from sister stations KFXN-FM in Minneapolis and WRNW in Milwaukee, with Fox Sports Radio programming during nights and weekends; it also broadcasts local high school sports, the Milwaukee Bucks, and the Minnesota Twins, Vikings, and Wild.[4]

References

  1. ^ "WBIZ Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ "WBIZ Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  3. ^ "98.7 The Brew Debuts In Eau Claire". RadioInsight. 2016-07-18. Retrieved 2020-07-29.
  4. ^ "98.7 The Fan Debuts In Eau Claire To Serve Divided Loyalties". RadioInsight. 2020-07-24. Retrieved 2020-07-29.