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Wzzo

WZZO
City of license Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Broadcast area Lehigh Valley
Branding 95.1 ZZO
Slogan The Valley's Rock Station
Frequency 95.1 MHz (also on HD Radio)
First air date 1946 (as WGPA-FM)
Format Mainstream rock
HD2: Classic rock
Language(s) English
ERP 30,000 watts
HAAT 192 meters
Class B
Facility ID 14375
Transmitter coordinates
Former callsigns WGPA-FM (1946-1973)
WEZV (1973-1978)
Owner iHeartMedia, Inc.
(Capstar TX LLC)
Sister stations WAEB, WAEB-FM, WSAN
Webcast Listen Live
Website 951zzo.com

WZZO, popularly known as "95.1 WZZO", is a commercial rock radio station located in Whitehall Township, outside of Allentown, in the Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania, in the United States.

WZZO broadcasts locally at 95.1 MHz FM. The station's tag line is: "The Valley's Rock Station."

The station's broadcast is also available globally through online streaming at: WZZO live stream broadcast.

WZZO regularly sponsors live music and nightclub events in the Lehigh Valley and Philadelphia areas.[1]

The station is owned by iHeartMedia, Inc., along with WAEB-FM, WAEB-AM, WSAN-AM.

In addition to a standard analog transmission, WZZO broadcasts over two HD Radio channels, and is available online via iHeartRadio.[2]

History

former logo; new version omits W.

Originally station started at WGPA AM & FM, owned and operated by the Bethlehem Globe-Times. Broadcast was simucast during daylight hours with the sister station (WGPA-AM 1100) that is a daylight radio station broadcasting sunrise to sunset. Broadcast continued on FM only until 11 PM. At that time they used a sub-carrier on the FM to broadcast "elevator" type music from reel-to-reel tapes for playing over paging systems inside a retail business. Call sign from when WGPA parted company from original owners was WEZV (according to FCC site this was before 1978 when WZZO call began) Joe McClain from WAEB "Mighty 790" days was one of the DJ's. Their broadcast tower remains to this day off Applebutter Rd. in Lower Saucon Township and can be easily spotted from Rt. 78 just east of the Rt. 412 Bethlehem Exit on the north side of the highway. Original broadcast studios were at 428 Brodhead Ave. (now a Lehigh University building) in Bethlehem, PA just behind what was the Globe-Times Newspaper building (now a video rental store). Before moving to Whitehall Township, Pennsylvania, the WZZO broadcast studios were located in the Westgate Mall in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

On air

Weekdays

Mornings: The Bearman and Keith
10am-2pm: Chris Line
2pm-7pm: Samantha Layne
7pm-12am: Sixx Sense w/ Nikki Sixx

Competition

WZZO's primary rock station competitors include Philadelphia's WMMR, WMGK, and WRFF, Reading's WRFY, and the Lehigh Valley's WODE-FM and WWYY ("107 The Bone"). Until September, 2011, Philadelphia's WYSP was also a competitor.

See also

References

  1. ^ WZZO Events at WZZO.com.
  2. ^ http://www.ibiquity.com/hd_radio/hdradio_find_a_station?state=SA&thisBeColorOver=ff920f&thisBeColorOut=11839d&theCity=4#stationlist

External links

  • WZZO Official Website
  • WZZO live streaming audio
  • Query the FCC's FM station database for WZZO
  • Radio-Locator information on WZZO
  • Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WZZO


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