WDEZ

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WDEZ
WDEZ logo
City of licenseWausau, Wisconsin
Broadcast areaWausau-Stevens Point
BrandingWDEZ 101.9
SloganGreat Country
Frequency101.9 MHz (also on HD Radio)
First air date1964
FormatCountry
Audience share14.0 (Sp'06, R&R[1])
ERP100,000 watts
HAAT329.0 meters
ClassC
Facility ID70522
Transmitter coordinates44°55′14.00″N 89°41′28.00″W / 44.92056°N 89.69111°W / 44.92056; -89.69111
Callsign meaning"Duke's EZ after owner Duke Wright
Former callsignsWRIG-FM
OwnerMidwest Communications
(Wrig, Inc.)
Sister stationsWIFC, WOZZ, WRIG, WSAU-AM, WSAU-FM
WebcastListen Live!
Websitewdez.com
 
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WDEZ
WDEZ logo
City of licenseWausau, Wisconsin
Broadcast areaWausau-Stevens Point
BrandingWDEZ 101.9
SloganGreat Country
Frequency101.9 MHz (also on HD Radio)
First air date1964
FormatCountry
Audience share14.0 (Sp'06, R&R[1])
ERP100,000 watts
HAAT329.0 meters
ClassC
Facility ID70522
Transmitter coordinates44°55′14.00″N 89°41′28.00″W / 44.92056°N 89.69111°W / 44.92056; -89.69111
Callsign meaning"Duke's EZ after owner Duke Wright
Former callsignsWRIG-FM
OwnerMidwest Communications
(Wrig, Inc.)
Sister stationsWIFC, WOZZ, WRIG, WSAU-AM, WSAU-FM
WebcastListen Live!
Websitewdez.com
Studios in 2012

WDEZ (101.9 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a Country music format. Licensed to Wausau, Wisconsin, USA the station serves the Wausau-Stevens Point area. The station is currently owned by Midwest Communications.[2] The station is also broadcast on HD radio.[3]

History

Formerly WRIG-FM, The station simulcasted the Top-40 format of its AM sister station, until 1973, when programming was split, and a Beautiful Music Format was adopted, along with the current calls (Meaning "Duke's E-Z", after owner Duke Wright). In October 1980, the station switched to a syndicated Country Music format from TM programming, then dropping its automation for a live and local staff by the late 1980s.

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