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Wezy

WEZY
City of license Racine
Broadcast area Racine, Kenosha and Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Branding "Lite Rock 92-1"
Format Adult Contemporary
Power 2,700 watts
HAAT 150 meters
Class A
Facility ID 41438
Callsign meaning We're EaZY
Owner Bliss Communications
(Racine Broadcasting, L.L.C.)
Sister stations WRJN, WBWI-FM, WBKV
Website www.literock921.com

WEZY (92.1 FM) is a light adult contemporary-formatted radio station in Racine in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. It serves Racine, Kenosha and the greater Milwaukee area. WEZY is owned by Bliss Communications, along with sister stations WRJN and West Bend-based WBWI-FM and WBKV.

History

The station signed on in 1961 as WFNY, (taken from owner William Feeny's name) broadcasting a beautiful music format. Eventually an automated music playback system was installed, but live announcers remained on staff. Some of the air personalities over the years have included Paul Weyrich, Lou Rugani, Dave Garland, Don Jensen, Jerry Grimmer, Kevin Kellogg, Mike Kristof, Tim Yorgan, Gene Miller and Frank Ricchio.

WFNY was sold in 1986 and the format was flipped to adult contemporary as WHKQ. Two years later, WHKQ became "Country 92". The station was sold once again in 1991, with the format returning to its easy listening origins. Later, the station adopted the WEZY call letters

In 1997, Bliss Communications, owners of eight radio stations in Wisconsin and numerous newspapers in Wisconsin, Illinois and Michigan, purchased the station and its sister, WRJN. On December 26, 1997, the station adopted an adult contemporary format once again, becoming "EZ92". On January 2, 2007, WEZY changed its moniker to "Lite Rock 92.1".

WEZY in fiction

In the movie O Brother, Where Art Thou? the dapper, smooth-talking con man named Ulysses "Everett" McGill visits a fictitious radio station "WEZY". He and his friends scam the blind proprietor of the radio station, and record what will become their hit song and eventual salvation.

Past Logos

External links

  • WEZY Website
  • Query the FCC's FM station database for WEZY
  • Radio-Locator information on WEZY
  • Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WEZY

Coordinates: 42°45′36″N 87°57′54″W / 42.760°N 87.965°W / 42.760; -87.965

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