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Wtza

WTZA
City of license Atlanta, Georgia
Broadcast area Atlanta metropolitan area
Branding Old School 99.3
Frequency 1010 kHz
Translator(s) 99.3 W257DF (Dallas)
First air date 1947 (as WEAS)
Format Classic hip hop
Power 50,000 watts daytime
45,000 watts critical hours
78 watts nighttime
26 watts PSRA
24–26 watts PSSA
Class D
Facility ID 72134
Transmitter coordinates
Former callsigns WEAS (1947-1963)
WGUN (1963-2013)
Affiliations Radio One
Owner WGUN, Inc.
Sister stations WGUN, WLYX
Webcast Listen Live
Website oldschool993.com

WTZA critical hours and 78 watts during nighttime hours, using an omnidirectional antenna. WTZA is classified as a class D AM broadcast station according to the Federal Communications Commission.

Contents

  • History 1
    • Callsigns 1.1
  • References 2
  • External links 3

History

The station originally signed-on in 1947 with the kHz.

Callsigns

On January 25, 2013, the station changed its callsign to WTZA. On January 31, 2013, after a brief simulcast with W233BF "Streetz 94.5", WGUN changed their format to urban oldies, branded as "Old School 1010".[4]

Again after a simulcast of 94.5 (broadcast range. It transmits at 99 watts instead of 250, to protect WRAS FM 88.5, which overlaps its 10.7MHz intermediate frequency centered on 88.6.

Originally applied-for during the Douglasville. Upon submitting the application for the broadcast license to cover that 130-watt permit, it again applied almost immediately to move east again to Mableton, still keeping Dallas as its supposed city of license, despite being even further away from there than the first two locations. Like other "translator" stations, it is trying to make small "skips" toward the city (and its primary demographic) through a series of "minor modifications". The change of W256BO on 99.1 to W255CJ on 98.9 was also required to allow for this.

References

  1. ^ http://radiodiscussions.com/smf/index.php?topic=228367.0 Streetz 94.5 LMAs WGUN 1010
  2. ^ a b c d e Some Savannah/Lowcountry Station history?
  3. ^ a b Atlanta Area AM Radio Stations
  4. ^ http://radioinsight.com/blog/headlines/80787/old-school-comes-to-atlanta/

External links

  • Query the FCC's AM station database for WTZA
  • Radio-Locator Information on WTZA
  • Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WTZA
  • Query the FCC's FM station database for W257DF
  • Radio-Locator information on W257DF
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