FM Technical Profile: WGMZ


Station Name:
Z 93.1
Frequency:
93.1
Format:
Classic Rock
Transmitter Location:
[map] North of CR-64, just west of Colvin Gap, east of Glencoe.
Power (ERP):
1.65 kW
Antenna:
Omnidirectional
Antenna HAAT:
620 feet
Other Information:
60 dBu protected contour map, from the FCC.
More Information:
[FCC]
[RECnet]
[Radio-Locator]
[Wikipedia]
[Facebook]
[Studio] Street View imagery of the old WQEN studios off Rainbow Highway, now home to iHeartMedia's WGMZ and WAAX.
Owner:
iHeartMedia
History:
A company called Appalachian Broadcasting Company filed for this frequency back in 1992, as WZJV, licensed to Glencoe near Gadsden. The station went through a few minor changes before finally coming on the air in late 1993 as WGMZ.  The format was a mix of beautiful music and middle-of-the-road oldies, an unusual format for a station of the era.  In 1999 the station was sold to Clear Channel, who flipped the station to its current format of classic rock.