WRGZ FM 96.7 Rogers City

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Simulcast of WATZ-FM 99.3 Alpena

Slogan/Positioner: Today's Country; WATZ

Format: Country

Web site: www.watz.com

E-mail: visit web site

Power/Height/Class: 42,000 watts / 531 feet / C2

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Call Sign History:

  • WRGZ: 5/30/2006
  • WVXA: 4/1/1998
  • WMLQ: 3/5/1984
  • WNSR: 1/9/1984
  • WOEA: 7/19/1983

Call Sign Origin: Rogerz(s) City

On Air Date: 1983

Owner: Midwestern Broadcasting

Telephone: (989) 354-8400

 

Notes/History:

  • 5/2006: As WRGZ, station begins simulcasting Country format of new sister station WATZ-FM 99.3 Alpena
  • 4/2006: FCC approves sale of WVXA to Midwestern Broadcasting and assignment of license for W237CF 95.3 Mackinaw City to Interlochen Center for the Arts. Midwestern has reserved the calls WRGZ for the station once the sale closes completely.
  • 2/2006: License to cover granted for increase in power from 26,000 watts @ 384 feet to 42,000 watts @ 531 feet
  • 2/2006: Midwestern Broadcasting agrees to purchase WVXA-FM 96.7 Rogers City and W237CF 95.3 Mackinaw City from Cincinnati Classical Public Radio for $411,000 pending FCC approval and closing. W237CF will be donated to the Interlochen Center for the Arts upon closure of the deal. Call sign for the station will change to WRGZ upon completion of the sale.
  • 8/22/2005: Cincinnati Classical Public Radio takes over operations, station becomes full simulcast of WVXU 91.7 Cincinnati. Station is taken off the air temporarily to complete replacement of broadcast tower.
  • 6/2005: FCC approves sale of X-Star Network to Cincinnati Classical Public Radio from Xavier University
  • 3/2005: Xavier University sells X-Star Network, which includes WVXA (X-Star Network, Alpena), WVXH, and WVXM in Northern Michigan, for $15 million to Cincinati Classical Public Radio (WGUC-FM) pending FCC approval.
  • 12/2004: License to cover granted for translator W237CF 95.3 Mackinaw City
  • 9/2004: Construction permit granted for translator at 95.3 Mackinaw City (W237CF)
  • 8/17/2004: Construction permit granted to increase power from 26,000 watts @ 384 feet to 42,000 watts @ 581 feet
  • 1998: Xavier University purchases station, format change to public X-Star Network (WVXU)
  • 199x: Station changes frequency to 96.7, format it Adult Standards 'Silver 97'
  • 1984: WMLQ signs on at 97.7 FM as 'Mello Q', format is Adult Contemporary

 


 

Transmitter location:

Presque Isle County

 


 

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