WZJZ
WZJZ Y100.1 logo.png
Broadcast areaFort Myers/Southwest Florida
Frequency100.1 MHz (HD Radio)
BrandingY100.1
Programming
FormatHot AC
Ownership
Owner
WBCG, WBTT, WCCF, WCKT, WCVU, WIKX, WKII, WOLZ
History
First air date
1976 (as WEEJ 103.1)
Former call signs
WEEJ (1976-1996)
WFSN (1996-1997)
WXRM (1997-1998)
WOST (1998-2000)
WKFF (2000-2001)
WRLR (2001-2003)
WCKT (2003-2007)
Call sign meaning
W Z JazZ (former format)
Technical information
Facility ID35213
ClassC1
ERP84,000 watts
HAAT323 meters (1,060 ft)
Links
WebcastListen Live
Websitey100florida.iheart.com

WZJZ (100.1 FM) is a commercial radio station licensed to Port Charlotte, Florida,[1] and broadcasting to the Fort Myers/Southwest Florida media market. WZJZ is owned by iHeartMedia, Inc. and airs a hot adult contemporary music format branded as "Y100.1".

The station's studios and offices are on Metro Parkway in Fort Myers.[2] The transmitter is off Horseshoe Road in Punta Gorda.[3] With a good radio, WZJZ's 84,000 watt signal can be heard from Bradenton, Florida to Lake Okeechobee to Everglades City.

WZJZ broadcasts in the HD Radio format.[4]

History

Disco and Smooth Jazz

In 1976, the station first signed on at 100.1 MHz in Port Charlotte. It had the call sign WEEJ and was powered at 3,000 watts.[5] It began with an all disco format[6] Through most of the 1980s it had an adult contemporary sound until switching formats various times through the 1990s. In 2003, it took the callsign WCKT as "Cat Country 100."

logo, 2003-2007
logo, 2003-2007

On March 21, 2007, when it was a Smooth Jazz station, WZJZ moved from 107.1 FM to 100.1 FM, swapping frequencies with co-owned country music station WCKT. WCKT is now heard at 107.1, while WZJZ continues at 100.1, with both stations getting sizable signal improvements, going from Class A to Class C.

Z100

On March 29, 2009, at midnight, WZJZ began to repeatedly play the same portion of the song "I Like To Move It" by Reel 2 Real as a stunt in preparation for a format change. The new station was slated to be called Move 100.1. On March 30, 2009 WZJZ flipped to an upbeat rhythmic adult contemporary sound and adopted the "Z100" moniker. Its logo was patterned after its Top 40 sister stations KKRZ in Portland, Oregon, and WHTZ in New York, New York.

Y100

former Y100 logo
former Y100 logo

On July 25, 2011, after a weekend of stunting, WZJZ flipped to Top 40 (CHR), using the moniker Y100 even though there is no Y in the call letters.[7] The station's format and logo is patterned after its sister station in nearby Miami, WHYI, but is customized for Southwest Floridians. The flip to Top 40 gave iHeartMedia two Top 40 stations in the Fort Myers market, along with rhythmic contemporary WBTT. In 2013, Y100 once again switched its logo to match WHYI, but with some slight differences.[8]

On March 24, 2016 at midnight, WZJZ tweaked its format to Hot AC and began billing itself as "Y100.1".[9]

References

  1. ^ FCC.gov
  2. ^ Y100 Contact Page
  3. ^ Radio-Locator.com
  4. ^ http://hdradio.com/station_guides/widget.php?id=65 HD Radio Guide for Fort Myers, Naples and Marco Island, Florida
  5. ^ Broadcasting Yearbook 1977 page C-46
  6. ^ "日本高清在线不卡中文va_一本到高清v免费一二三区_亚洲色国产在线观看另类^&".
  7. ^ "Rhythmic AC WZJZ Flips to Top 40 as the New Y100".
  8. ^ 100 - Z = Y In Fort Myers
  9. ^ Y100 Fort Myers Shifts To Hot AC

Coordinates: 26°47′10″N 81°47′46″W / 26.786°N 81.796°W / 26.786; -81.796