FM Technical Profile: WZLB


Station Name:
103.1 The Blaze
Frequency:
103.1
Format:
Rock
Transmitter Location:
[map] [street view] South of Hollywood Boulevard in Fort Walton Beach, behind the VW dealer.
AUX: [map] South of Hollywood Boulevard in Fort Walton Beach, behind the VW dealer.
Power (ERP):
50 kW
Antenna:
Omnidirectional
Antenna HAAT:
407 feet
Other Information:
60 dBu protected contour map, from the FCC.
AUX: 50 kW @ 407 feet. 60 dBu protected contour map, from the FCC.
:
PS-THE BLAZE ROCKS
Time-unknown
Text-
THE BLAZE ROCKS
PTY-
Rock
PI-
WZLB-FM
More Information:
[FCC]
[FCCdata]
[Radio-Locator]
[Wikipedia]
[Studio] Street View imagery of the Apex cluster's Fort Walton Beach studios, at Perry and Ferry and Chestnut.
Owner:
Community Broadcasters, LLC
History:
103.1 was a DeFuniak Springs class A station, affiliated with a local daytimer AM. Was at one time WQUH. Upgraded to C2 and moved closer to Ft. Walton Beach. Their first format attempt was jazz and new age music. Later settled with adult contemporary. Later re-licensed to Valparaiso with no physical change in facilities. In December 2011 all the Qantum stations in the FWB market were sold to Apex.  In February 2012 Apex began revamping its area stations, first with moving Fly 92.1 to a more CHR presentation as Q 92.  Then they began stunting on WMXZ, which lasted over a week.  The new format which debuted on 2 March 2012, rock as "The Blaze", with calls shifting to WZLB.  Apex also began a process of consolidating their stations to a common transmitting site in 2014.  The transmitter site for WZLB was previously between Miramar Beach and Santa Rosa Beach, east of Destin and Fort Walton Beach.  The new site is in Fort Walton Beach proper, and went on the air in January 2017.  In late June 2016 it was announced that the South Carolina-based Community Broadcasters, LLC, acquired the entire Apex Fort Walton radio ground for an undisclosed sum.