WBNZ FM 92.3 Frankfort
Slogan/Positioner: EZ Rock 92.3
Format: Adult Contemporary
Power/Height/Class: 50,000 watts / 446 feet / C2, directional
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Call Sign History:
- WBNZ: 7/06/2009
- WOUF: 4/05/2001
- WSRI: 7/13/1999
- WBVE: 7/19/1996
- WRQT: 6/17/1994
Call Sign Origin: Benzie County
On Air Date: about 1994
Telephone: (231) 947-3220
- WBNZ operated for many years on FM 99.3 Frankfort before moving to an upgraded FM 92.3 in 2009.
- 7/2009: Soft rock format of WBNZ FM 99.3 moves to FM 92.3 which changes call sign from WOUF to WBNZ. WOUF calls move to 99.3 which changes format to rock.
- 7/2009: License to cover granted for changes as specified below - the station now broadcasts from Benzie county with 50,000 watts.
- 5/2008: Construction permit modified to change location of transmitter from Manistee to Benzie county with a directional antenna.
- 12/2007: Frequency change from 92.1 to 92.3 with special temporary authority granted by the FCC due to issues with the station's tower.
- 6/2006: Construction permit granted to change frequency to 92.3, increase power from 1,600 watts @ 600 feet (Class A) to 50,000 watts @ 492 feet (Class C2), and move its transmitter south of Bear Lake in Manistee County.
- 5/2006: Reported that the station has ended its simulcast of WLDR-FM 101.9 and is now identifying itself as 'The Wolf' with a 'Texas' Country format.
- 4/2005: Application filed to change frequency to 92.3 and increase power from 1,600 watts @ 600 feet (Class A) to 50,000 watts @ 492 feet (Class C2) from a tower location near Bear Lake in Manistee County. The FCC previously had granted the station's petition to move to 92.3 from 92.1.
- 3/15/2004: WLDR-FM 101.9 changes format from Adult Contemporary to Country as "Sunny Country". WOUF continues simulcast.
- 3/2001: Station returns to the air simulcasting sister station WLDR-FM 101.9 Traverse City (Adult Contemporary)
- 9/27/2000: FCC approves sale
- 8/2000: Station sold from D&B Broadcasting to Fort Bend Broadcasting along with WSRQ-FM 100.1 Bear Lake, pending FCC approval
- 11/1999: Station falls silent along with WSRQ-FM 100.1 Bear Lake due to local staffing issues.
- 6/21/1999: On air testing
- 6/1999: Information is released that station will return to the air as 'Star' with 100.1 and 92.1 simulcasting
- 3/1999: FCC approves transfer of station along with WZTU-FM 100.1 Bear Lake from Roger Hoppe II to D&B Broadcasting