FM Technical Profile: WZNF
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- Station Name:
- 95.3 the Gorilla
view] Just northeast of the intersection of Wire Road and City
Bridge Road southeast of Wiggins. Co-located or beside WZKX.
- Power (ERP):
- 100 kW
- Antenna HAAT:
- 1426 feet
- 60 dBu protected
map, from the FCC.
- More Information:
Image of an Insignia HD portable's display showing the Radio Text
and PI (call sign) RDS fields.
Image from a Mazda sedan's radio, showing the PS (station name),
Radio Text and PTY (format) fields, from August 2017.
- JLE, Inc.
- WZNF started out
as WLUN, a class A station licensed to Lumberton. The station got an
upgrade to class C1 with increased coverage, and now competes in the
Biloxi-Gulfport metro area. Before the move to classic rock, the
station was WLNF (Live Ninety Five), a straight-up rock
station. Despite being the only heritage classic rock station
on the Mississippi gulf coast, the owners flipped the format to top
40 and rebranded the station as "The Gorilla" in early April of
2014. They are now going head to head with the small class A
competitor "107.1 The Monkey".
In January 2022 it was announced the Biloxi/Gulfport Dowdy and Dowdy
stations were being sold to JLE, Inc., for $3.25 million. JLE,
Inc. is owned by John Dowdy's two daughters.