WZZQ

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WZZQ
City of licenseGaffney, South Carolina
Frequency1500 kHz
Formatcountry music
Power1,000 watts (day)
500 watts (critical hours)
Facility ID23005
Transmitter coordinates35°05′18″N 81°38′40″W / 35.08833°N 81.64444°W / 35.08833; -81.64444
Former callsignsWEAC
 
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WZZQ
City of licenseGaffney, South Carolina
Frequency1500 kHz
Formatcountry music
Power1,000 watts (day)
500 watts (critical hours)
Facility ID23005
Transmitter coordinates35°05′18″N 81°38′40″W / 35.08833°N 81.64444°W / 35.08833; -81.64444
Former callsignsWEAC

WZZQ (1500 AM) is a radio station licensed to Gaffney, South Carolina.

As WEAC, the station took over the former programming of sister FM WAGI in 2007.[1] WOLT took over Gaffney High School broadcasts. Dennis Fowler, who served as Gaffney Broadcasting station manager, bought WEAC at the time Davidson Media Group bought WAGI.[2]

Unless the listener was in Cherokee County, it was nearly impossible to receive the AM broadcast, due to its low power 1,000 watt daytime only transmitter. WZZQ transmits from the original WAGI studio on Providence Road in Gaffney and broadcast in the daytime only until August 23, 2009, when the translator W282AX was added at 104.3 to add nighttime programming and a wider signal range.[1]

For the 2009 season, Gaffney High School sports moved from WOLT to WZZQ's FM translator.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Spencer, Janet (2009-08-24). "New FM station to provide 24-hour service to Cherokee County". Spartanburg Herald-Journal. Retrieved 2009-08-25. 
  2. ^ Powell, Scott (2008-08-01). "Fowler reaches agreement to acquire WEAC 1500 AM radio station Gaffney". Gaffney Ledger. Retrieved 2012-09-04. 

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