WBNZ FM 92.3 Frankfort

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Slogan/Positioner: EZ Rock 92.3

Format: Adult Contemporary

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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

Owner: Roy E. Henderson / Fort Bend Broadcasting

Telephone: (231) 947-3220

 

Notes/History:

  • 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

 


 

Transmitter location:

Benzie County

 


 

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