WQYZ
CityOcean Springs, Mississippi
Broadcast areaBiloxi-Gulfport, Mississippi
Frequency92.5 MHz
BrandingRock 92.5
Programming
FormatClassic rock
Ownership
OwneriHeartMedia, Inc.
(iHM Licenses, LLC)
WBUV, WKNN, WMJY
History
First air date
September 1, 1992 (1992-09-01) (as WWXX)
Former call signs
WWXX (1992–1994)
WXCR (1994–1998)
Technical information
Facility ID24513
ClassA
ERP6,000 watts
HAAT98 meters (322 ft)
Links
WebcastListen Live
Website925rocks.iheart.com

WQYZ (92.5 MHz "Rock 92.5") is a commercial FM radio station licensed to Ocean Springs, Mississippi, and serving the Biloxi-Gulfport radio market. It airs a hard-edged classic rock format and is owned by iHeartMedia, Inc. Core artists include AC/DC, Metallica, Pearl Jam and Van Halen. Weekday mornings begin with Rover's Morning Glory, a syndicated wake up comedy and music show from WMMS Cleveland, hosted by Shane French, known as Rover.

WQYZ has an effective radiated power (ERP) of 6,000 watts, as a Class A FM station. The transmitter is off Big Ridge Road in St. Martin, Mississippi, near Interstate 10.

History

On September 1, 1992, the station signed on as WWXX.[1] It was owned by Golden Gulf Coast Broadcasting with its studios and offices in Biloxi. It later switched to the call sign WXCR as a Contemporary Christian music station. In 1998, the call letters flipped to WQYZ with an urban adult contemporary sound.

On October 25, 2017, at 7 p.m., WQYZ dropped its urban AC format (branded as "92.5 The Beat") and began stunting as "Roulette Radio." On October 31, WQYZ launched a classic rock format, branded as "Rock 92.5."[2]

References

Coordinates: 30°27′11″N 88°51′22″W / 30.453°N 88.856°W / 30.453; -88.856