Began in early 60's
as WABF FM, counterpart to WABF AM. Format was easy listening. About 10
years later, it was sold to Mobile R&B daytimer WGOK to provide night
service as WGOK FM. Later in the 70's the AM and FM were sold seperately
and the FM because a religious outlet with the calls WHSP (With Holy Spirit
Power). In the 80's it became album rocker WZEW, The Zoo. Critically acclaimed,
it was never a ratings success mainly because of signal limitations. It's
a class A signal transmitting from the Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay. Station
went into bankruptcy in 1989. A new owner boosted the station to class
C3 status with a new tower in Mobile. Still not a ratings success with
it's eclectic rock format, it changed to WGCX classic rock when those and
format were given up by 104.1 FM. The demise of WZEW brewed furor by a
small but vocal group of listeners. After a short period of time off the
air, yet another license put up the WZEW calls and format back on the air.
Station is now co-owned with WAVH.