WDEZ
CityWausau, Wisconsin
Broadcast areaWausau-Stevens Point
Frequency101.9 MHz (HD Radio)
BrandingWDEZ 101.9
Programming
FormatCountry
Ownership
OwnerDuey E. Wright
(WRIG, Inc.)
WIFC, WOZZ, WRIG, WSAU, WSAU-FM
History
First air date
1964
Former call signs
WRIG-FM
Call sign meaning
"Duke's EZ after owner Duke Wright
Technical information
Facility ID70522
ClassC
ERP100,000 watts
HAAT329.0 meters
Transmitter coordinates
44°55′14.00″N 89°41′28.00″W / 44.9205556°N 89.6911111°W / 44.9205556; -89.6911111
Links
WebcastListen Live!
Websitewdez.com

WDEZ (101.9 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a country music format. Licensed to Wausau, Wisconsin, United States, the station serves the Wausau-Stevens Point area. The station is currently owned by Midwest Communications.[1] The station is also broadcast on HD radio.[2]

Current on-air staff

History

Formerly WRIG-FM, The station simulcasted the Top-40 format of its AM sister station, until 1973, when programming was split, and a Beautiful Music Format was adopted, along with the current calls (Meaning "Duke's E-Z", after owner Duke Wright). In October 1980, the station switched to a syndicated Country Music format from TM programming with a live local morning show featuring broadcast veteran Al Sellers then dropping its automation for an expanded live and local staff by the late 1980s.

References

  1. ^ "WDEZ Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ "HD Radio Station Guide". HD Radio. iBiquity.