WCNZ
CityMarco Island, Florida
Broadcast areaNaples, Florida / Florida Keys
Frequency1660 kHz
BrandingRelevant Radio
Programming
FormatCatholic talk
AffiliationsRelevant Radio
Ownership
OwnerRelevant Radio, Inc.
WMYR, WVOI
History
First air date
May 21, 1999 (as WMIB)
Former call signs
WMIB (1999–2002)
Technical information
Facility ID86909
ClassB
Power10,000 watts day
1,000 watts night
Transmitter coordinates
25°59′30.00″N 81°37′30.00″W / 25.9916667°N 81.6250000°W / 25.9916667; -81.6250000
Links
WebcastListen Live
Websiterelevantradio.com

WCNZ (1660 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a Catholic talk format as an affiliate of Relevant Radio. Licensed to Marco Island, Florida, United States, it serves the Naples area. The station is owned by Relevant Radio, Inc.[1]

History

The station went on the air as WMIB on May 21, 1999. On January 18, 2002, the station changed its call sign to the current WCNZ.[2]

In February 2009 WCNZ and its simulcast sister, WMYR 1410 AM in Fort Myers, changed from Catholic programming to Scott Shannon's The True Oldies Channel. In the fall of that same year, WMYR/WCNZ changed to their current "Timeless Cool" format branded as "The Avenue."

On April 1, 2013, WCNZ flipped its format to its original call letters WMYR, branding itself "Original Classic Country 1410." Its Web site mentions it was "The First station to bring ELVIS to town, before he was a superstar. We are proud to bring back the great music of Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire....along with new classic country artists like Alan Jackson, Toby Keith, Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw."

The Florida Everblades ice hockey team inked a deal with The Avenue to carry the team's games for the 2010–2011 season.[3]

On April 1, 2013 WCNZ and WMYR changed their format to classic country.[4]

WCNZ switched to the current format in April 2014.[5]

In November 2016, the station was observed identifying as "Relevant Radio". The website of Ardiente Radio does not mention any AM frequency.

References

  1. ^ "WCNZ Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ "WCNZ Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  3. ^ "Everblades Head to Avenue". The News-Press (dated September 27, 2010).
  4. ^ http://radioinsight.com/blog/headlines/81471/fort-myers-avenue-leads-to-classic-country/
  5. ^ https://www.facebook.com/ardienteradio