WZAZ
CityJacksonville, Florida
Frequency1400 AM (kHz)
BrandingGospel 1400, The Light
Programming
FormatSilent,
was Gospel[1]
Ownership
OwnerTitus Harvest Dome Spectrum Church, Inc.
Technical information
Facility ID68761
ClassC
Power1,000 Watts
Transmitter coordinates
30°19′43″N 81°41′42″W / 30.32861°N 81.69500°W / 30.32861; -81.69500
Translator(s)W254CW (98.7 MHz, Jacksonville)
Links
Websitehttp://www.wzaz.com/

WZAZ (1400 AM) is a silent radio station in Jacksonville, Florida which formerly carried a Gospel music format. WZAZ went silent on August 20, 2017.

In media and pop culture

"WZAZ" is the name of the fictional Chicago radio station in the movie Airplane! from 1980. Shortly after repeating its motto, "Where Disco Lives Forever!," the station is knocked off the air when the eponymous airplane clips the station's broadcasting tower while attempting to make an emergency landing. The fictional call letters stood for initials of the writers of the film, David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, and Jerry Zucker.

A fictional television station bearing the "WZAZ" callsign appears twice on the side of a news reporter's 1974 Ford Country Squire station wagon as seen at the beginning of the 1976 movie The Big Bus. Briefly in another scene, a reporter's camera is seen at the bus terminal's front doors filming the busses passengers with the same callsign.

A fictional radio station bearing the "WZAZ" callsign also appeared in the original movie The Longest Yard released in 1974 with Burt Reynolds.

A fictional station bearing the "WZAZ" callsign appeared in episodes of four sitcoms: The Odd Couple episode The New Car (in which Dick Clark had a cameo as a DJ at the radio station); the One Day At A Time episode Peabody's War, in which Indianapolis TV station WZAZ conducts a news report on a tenant taking Schneider hostage in Mrs. Romano's apartment; The Andy Griffith Show episode "The Mayberry Chef"; first episode of the fourth season of Happy Days, Fonzie Loves Pinky (Part 1) and the Weezer's Happy Days music video, "Buddy Holly". Also appeared on a news camera on Death Wish.

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