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Broadcast areaWaterbury/Hartford/New Haven/Bridgeport, Connecticut
Frequency92.5 MHz (HD Radio)
BrandingCountry 92-5
AffiliationsPremiere Networks
First air date
August 1, 1961; 61 years ago (1961-08-01)
Former call signs
WATR-FM (1961–1973)
WENU-FM (1973)
Technical information
Facility ID74205
ERP17,000 watts
HAAT268 meters (879 ft)
WebcastListen Live

WWYZ (92.5 FM) is a commercial radio station licensed to Waterbury, Connecticut, and serving the Central Connecticut, Greater Hartford and Southern Connecticut areas. It is owned by iHeartMedia, and airs a country radio format.

The studios and offices are located on Columbus Boulevard in Hartford. The station's transmitter is in Meriden, on West Peak in the Hanging Hills.[1]



The station signed on the air on August 1, 1961, as WATR-FM.[2] It was owned by the Gilmore family, which also owned AM 1320 WATR and Channel 53 WATR-TV (now Channel 20 WCCT-TV).

The call sign stood for the city of license, Waterbury. At first, WATR-FM simulcast the AM 1320 programming. In the early 1970s, it switched to an easy listening format. In 1973, it briefly changed to WENU-FM, before changing again to WWYZ.[3][4] With the new call sign, the station referred to itself as "The Music Lover's WISE Choice". In the 1980s, WWYZ broadcast a mix of formats from country to Top-40. In between late August and early September 1988, it became an all country formatted station.

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In July 1999, WWYZ was bought by AMFM, Inc.[5] The following year, AMFM was acquired by Clear Channel Communications, which changed its name in 2014 to iHeartMedia.


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  2. ^ Broadcasting Yearbook 1963 page B-33
  3. ^ "WWYZ history cards" (PDF). CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved November 21, 2022.
  4. ^ Broadcasting Yearbook 1975 page C-33
  5. ^ Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook 2001 page D-81

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