FM Technical Profile: WZNS
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- Station Name:
- Z 96
view] East of Memorial Parkway NW on the northern side of
Hollywood Boulevard SW. Co-located with WKSM.
- Power (ERP):
- 100 kW
- Antenna HAAT:
- 440 feet
- 60 dBu protected
map, from the FCC.
PS-song/artist ONE STATION. ALL THE HITS. Z96!
Station. All The Hits. - Z96!
Image showing the RDS text display from a Mazda's radio, showing the
PS (station name), Radio Text and PTY (format) fields.
Street View imagery of the Cumulus Fort Walton Beach studios on
- While this frequency was
allocated to the area back in the 70's, it wasn't until the late 90's
that a station debuted here, due to a lengthy FCC comparative hearing
involving numerous applicants. The allocation originally was for
100 kW from a site near Crestview; the people behind WKSM in Fort
Walton Beach at one time had a permit for the frequency but eventually
lost out or gave it up. The curiously-named Juanina Inc. finally
won the permit after years of wrangling, but wound up passing it on to
F.W.B. Radio, Inc., who in turn passed it along to Dothan-based
Holladay Broadcasting. They got the station on the air --
finally -- in the early fall of 1997, from the current site in
downtown Fort Walton Beach. They launched the station with the
same calls and format that they have today: WZNS (Z Ninety Six)
and Contemporary Hit Radio (CHR).