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Encyclopedia > WGTZ
WGTZ
City of license Eaton, Ohio
Broadcast area Dayton
Branding "Z93"
Slogan "Dayton's #1 Hit Music Station"
First air date 1959
Frequency 92.9 MHZ
Format Top 40 Mainstream
ERP 40,000 watts (based on FCC reports)
Class B
Callsign meaning "We're Great Trails Z-93"
Owner Radio One (sale pending)
Sister stations WDHT, WGTZ, WING, WKSW, WROU
Website Z93's website

WGTZ (for "Great Trails Z-93") is a commercial FM station licensed to Eaton, Ohio at 92.9 mHz serving the Dayton and Springfield market area with a contemporary hit format. The format commenced in 1984 when Dayton-based Great Trails Broadcasting owned the station at the time. It is currently owned by Maryland-based Radio One. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... In the United States (and potentially elswhere), each radio station or TV station is assigned a city of license by the Federal Communications Commission that they must serve. While this has become far less meaningful over the decades, stations are still required to post their public file somewhere within the... Eaton is a city in Preble County, Ohio, United States. ... : Gem City : Birthplace of Aviation United States Ohio Montgomery 56. ... Look up slogan in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... FreQuency is a music video game developed by Harmonix and published by SCEI. It was released in November 2001. ... MegaHertz (MHz) is the name given to one million (106) Hertz, a measure of frequency. ... A radio format or programming format describes the overall content broadcast on a radio station. ... Top 40 Mainstream (often also called Mainstream Top 40) is an airplay format from Billboard Magazine. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Watt (disambiguation). ... This is a list of broadcast station classes applicable in much of North America under international agreements between the United States, Canada and Mexico. ... Call sign can refer to different types of call signs: Airline call sign Aviator call sign Cosmonaut call sign Radio and television call signs Tactical call sign, also known as a tactical designator See also: International Callsign Allocations, Maritime Mobile Service Identity This is a disambiguation page — a navigational... Radio One, Inc NASDAQ: ROIA is an African-American managed U.S. company which owns and operates 69 radio stations in 22 American cities, and programs a channel on XM Satellite Radio. ... In broadcasting, sister stations are broadcast stations owned by the same company. ... WDHT, Hot 102. ... WING ESPN 1410 is a commercial AM radio station in Dayton, Ohio operating with 5,000 watts at 1410 kHz with studios, offices and transmitter located on David Road in Kettering. ... WROU is an Urban Adult Contemporary radio station at 92. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Eaton is a city in Preble County, Ohio, United States. ... : Gem City : Birthplace of Aviation United States Ohio Montgomery 56. ... Springfield is the county seat of Clark County in the State of Ohio. ... Radio One, Inc NASDAQ: ROIA is an African-American managed U.S. company which owns and operates 69 radio stations in 22 American cities, and programs a channel on XM Satellite Radio. ...

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Early history

Founded in 1959 as WCTM co-founded by Stanley Coning and three other business partners (dba:Western Ohio Broadcasting Service Inc.) and aired mostly beautiful music but was essentially a middle of the road format in the beginning. It's original FM tower still stands today on North Barron Street in downtown Eaton near the Norfolk Southern railroad crossing with the original call letters still intact. In the 1960s,Coning was locked out of the station in an attempt by his partners to take over the operation but were taken to court. Coning won and became the sole owner. He originally wanted an AM station first but was unable to obtain a license at the time so he went for the FM license. A serious heart attack in the early 1970s forced him to put the station up for sale while at the same time Great Trails was looking to acquire an FM station as a sister for its Dayton AM station WING when no more commercial FM frequencies in Dayton were available. WCTM-FM was the logical choice. Coning sold the station and eventually was granted an AM frequency several years after his health improved. WCTM-AM was on the air from 1981 until 2004 when he retired and sold the station due to failing health and age. That station is now WEDI simulcasting WBZI(AM) in Xenia with a country oldies format. WCTM were the call letters assigned to an FM station, and later an AM station, both licensed to Eaton, Preble County, Ohio, U.S.A. // WCTM was originally an FM station built by Stan Coning and three partners in 1959. ... Beautiful music (sometimes abbreviated as BM / EZ) is a mostly-instrumental music format that was prominent in American radio from the 1960s through the 1980s. ... Middle of the Road was a Scottish pop group who enjoyed great success across Europe in the early 1970s. ... Norfolk Southern Corporation (AAR reporting mark NS) NYSE: NSC is a US publicly-traded stock corporation based in Norfolk, Virginia. ... WING ESPN 1410 is a commercial AM radio station in Dayton, Ohio operating with 5,000 watts at 1410 kHz with studios, offices and transmitter located on David Road in Kettering. ... WCTM were the call letters assigned to an FM station, and later an AM station, both licensed to Eaton, Preble County, Ohio, U.S.A. // WCTM was originally an FM station built by Stan Coning and three partners in 1959. ... WEDI Classic Country Radio (for Eaton,Dayton and Indiana)is a daytime-only commercial AM radio broadcasting station at 1130kHz licensed to Eaton, Ohio. ... WBZI Classic Country Radio is a daytime-only AM broadcasting station in Xenia, Ohio at 1500 kHz operating with 500 watts. ...


WCTM-FM becomes WJAI

After the station was acquired the calls were changed to WJAI (for "Jai-Alai" a popular game in Florida.) Its studios were moved to a former movie theater converted to an office building at the corner of Sommers and North Barron streets in downtown Eaton. The beautiful music continued under the new nickname "WJ-93" until 1979 when it switched to country music giving competition to WONE (AM) in Dayton and WBZI in Xenia (then at 95.3 FM.) By this time Kim Faris was on board doing mid-days...she was one of the first women DJs in the Dayton market area. She was joined by afternoon personality Ron Scott. This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... WONE is an AM radio station in Dayton, Ohio operating on 980 kHz with sports talk format. ...


In the early 1980s, the syndicated Al Ham's "Music Of Your Life" a big band/ballad-themed 1940s/early 50s format was gaining a following on stations in Indianapolis,Chicago and other market areas. WJAI did its own take on the format though they themselves furnished the music instead. That format ran from 1982 to 1984.


WJAI becomes Z-93

The Z-93 nickname has been used by many hit stations since the late 1970s in other radio market areas...so Great Trails gave the nickname a try while at the same time moving the Top 40 format over from WING to the newer FM. In the spring of 1984,the nostalgia format was dropped becoming WGTZ "Z-93" playing "Ten Thousand and Ninety Three In A Row" without commercial interruption. King and Dorsey(originally afternoons at WING) came to Z-93 being the first "Z-Morning Zoo Crew" for a year then followed by "Dr. Dave" Gross and Wild Bill taking the reigns until 1989. Kim Faris stayed on at the station doing mid-days and later as a morning sidekick to Jeff Wicker and others,eventually moving back to middays several years later where she remained until 2006 when she was inducted into the Ohio Broadcasters Hall Of Fame. She announced her departure from the Z-93 airstaff in December of that year and thanked her many fans who sent in countless letters and e-mails thanking her for a job well done. In 2007,Faris was also inducted into the Dayton Area Broadcasters Hall of Fame. She was joined by fellow broadcasters from WING's hit music era including Kathy O'Conner Bow,Charlie Reeder,Bill Nance and Reetha Phillips. Faris returned to the air in the summer of 2007 as the morning personality of competitor WLQT. WING ESPN 1410 is a commercial AM radio station in Dayton, Ohio operating with 5,000 watts at 1410 kHz with studios, offices and transmitter located on David Road in Kettering. ... WING ESPN 1410 is a commercial AM radio station in Dayton, Ohio operating with 5,000 watts at 1410 kHz with studios, offices and transmitter located on David Road in Kettering. ... WING ESPN 1410 is a commercial AM radio station in Dayton, Ohio operating with 5,000 watts at 1410 kHz with studios, offices and transmitter located on David Road in Kettering. ... WLQT Lite 99. ...


The catchy (and barely legal) top of hour ID "WGTZ, Eaton/Dayton and Springfield ALIVE!" first caught the attention of listeners that same year when there was no contemporary hit station in Dayton at the time. Earlier in the decade WING switched to adult contemporary mixed with oldies and the former WDJX in Xenia (transplanted to Beavercreek as WYMJ "Majic 104"...later "Oldies 104") followed suit. Former album rocker WVUD,then owned by The University of Dayton tried its hand as a hit format for a brief time but was later sold and became WLQT "Lite 99.9" WING ESPN 1410 is a commercial AM radio station in Dayton, Ohio operating with 5,000 watts at 1410 kHz with studios, offices and transmitter located on David Road in Kettering. ... Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreciated to just AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream and pop music, without hip-hop or rap since, as per the name, it is geared more towards adults than teens. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The University of Dayton is a private Catholic university operated by the Society of Mary located in Dayton, Ohio. ... WLQT Lite 99. ...


Great Trails also owned Z-93's then sister stations WCOL and WXGT in Columbus. WCOL 1230 AM was Columbus' heritage Top-40 station through the 1970s. WCOL-FM 92.3 played album-oriented progressive rock music. Largely because of the demise of AM radio, Great Trails abandoned Top-40 music on its AM station and moved it to its FM signal. WCOL-FM changed its call letters to WXGT and became more commonly known as 92X, Columbus' first and most popular contemporary hit station. It was largely due to the success of 92X, that Great Trails made the decision to bring the format to Dayton. WXGT and WGTZ were virtual clones of each other, using similar playlists, imaging, jingles and even station logos. WCOL General information The call letters WCOL are used by a radio station in Columbus, Ohio owned by Clear Channel Communications. ...


Z-93 Today

Its studios are now located on David Road in Kettering,the same location as its AM sister WING with transmitter moved in 1985 to Brookville between Eaton and Englewood, a Dayton suburb. It currently shares its studio location with WDHT "Hot 102.9" with a hip-hop fusioned R&B format and the recently-acquired WROU at 92.1 which airs Classic Soul and Urban Contemporary. Radio One's stations are mostly R&B formatted. WING ESPN 1410 is a commercial AM radio station in Dayton, Ohio operating with 5,000 watts at 1410 kHz with studios, offices and transmitter located on David Road in Kettering. ... WDHT, Hot 102. ... WROU is an Urban Adult Contemporary radio station at 92. ... Radio One, Inc NASDAQ: ROIA is an African-American managed U.S. company which owns and operates 69 radio stations in 22 American cities, and programs a channel on XM Satellite Radio. ...


On May 17,2007 Philadelphia-based Main Line Broadcasting announced the acquisition of Radio One's stations in the Dayton and Louisville market areas.(pending FCC approval)


See also

WCTM were the call letters assigned to an FM station, and later an AM station, both licensed to Eaton, Preble County, Ohio, U.S.A. // WCTM was originally an FM station built by Stan Coning and three partners in 1959. ... WING ESPN 1410 is a commercial AM radio station in Dayton, Ohio operating with 5,000 watts at 1410 kHz with studios, offices and transmitter located on David Road in Kettering. ... WROU is an Urban Adult Contemporary radio station at 92. ... WDHT, Hot 102. ... Radio One, Inc NASDAQ: ROIA is an African-American managed U.S. company which owns and operates 69 radio stations in 22 American cities, and programs a channel on XM Satellite Radio. ... The following is a comprehensive list of AM and FM stations that operate in, or are marketed towards, the state of Ohio. ...

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