WLRQ-FM
Lite Rock 99.3 WLRQ logo.png
Broadcast areaSpace Coast
Frequency99.3 MHz (HD Radio)
BrandingLite Rock 99.3
Programming
FormatAdult contemporary
SubchannelsHD2: Beach music, oldies "Real Fun Beach Radio!"
Ownership
Owner
WFKS, WMMB, WMMV
History
First air date
June 23, 1982 (1982-06-23) (as WEZY-FM)
Former call signs
WEZY-FM (1982–1988)
Call sign meaning
"Lite Rock"
Technical information
Facility ID20372
ClassC2
ERP50,000 watts
HAAT150 meters (490 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
28°16′42.00″N 80°42′3.00″W / 28.2783333°N 80.7008333°W / 28.2783333; -80.7008333Coordinates: 28°16′42.00″N 80°42′3.00″W / 28.2783333°N 80.7008333°W / 28.2783333; -80.7008333
Links
WebcastFM/HD1: Listen Live
HD2: Beach Radio Listen Live
Websiteliterock993.iheart.com

WLRQ-FM (99.3 MHz "Lite Rock 99.3") is a commercial FM radio station licensed to Cocoa, Florida, and serving the Space Coast including Melbourne and Brevard County. The station is owned by iHeartMedia, Inc..[1] It broadcasts an adult contemporary radio format, switching to Christmas music for much of November and December. On weekdays, WLRQ-FM carries syndicated shows from John Tesh "Intelligence for Your Life" in middays and Delilah's request and dedication show in the evening. Saturday mornings feature the Ellen K show from co-owned KOST Los Angeles.

WLRQ-FM has an effective radiated power (ERP) of 50,000 watts.[2] The station broadcasts using HD Radio technology. The HD-2 digital subchannel carries a beach music and oldies format.

History

On June 23, 1982 (1982-06-23), the station signed on the air. The call sign was WEZY-FM, with the EZ standing for easy listening and beautiful music. WEZY-FM played quarter hour sweeps of mostly instrumental cover versions of popular songs, as well as Broadway and Hollywood show tunes. But by the 1980s, the easy listening format was aging. At first WEZY-FM added more soft vocals and reduced the instrumentals. But by the late 1980s, it had made the transition to soft adult contemporary.

On January 15, 1988 (1988-01-15), the station changed its call sign to WLRQ-FM.[3] The new call letters helped separate the station from its beautiful music past, aiming at a more youthful audience, representing the new moniker Lite RocQ (Rock).

References

  1. ^ "WLRQ-FM Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ Radio-Locator.com/WLRQ
  3. ^ "WLRQ Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.