AM Technical Profile: WZNO

Southern Gospel
Transmitter Location:
On Palafox Street (US 29), about a mile north of downtown Pensacola. It's behind the building that was the 1230 WNVY studios (later used for 980, WCHZ).
Power (ERP):
1,000 watts days and nights.
Other Information:
1230 began as WEAR-AM, which spawned WEAR-TV 3 in 1954. In the late 50's the calls changed to WNVY (for NAvY, since Pensacola is a major Naval town.) Programming was top 40, competing with WBSR 1450 in the format. In the 70's, WNVY went country, to fill a void left by the fact that Pensacola only had daytimers playing country. Later, WBOP, black daytimer on 980 bought the frequency to go full time. For a time it was a half of the WBOP AM/FM combo. After the black format was abandoned, they tried everything, never staying with anything for long. The Format-of-the-Month progression included 50's oldies, then new rock as WTKX-AM, then all travel info radiom, then all sports.The current format is southern oriented gospel.
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