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Encyclopedia > WZGC (FM)
WZGC
City of license Atlanta, Georgia
Broadcast area Atlanta metropolitan area
Branding dave fm
Slogan Music Matters Here
Frequency 92.9 MHz Also on HD Radio
92.9 HD-2 for Deep Classic Hits
Format Adult Album Alternative
ERP 64,000 watts
Class C1
Callsign meaning The Z was used on former classic rock station Z93
General Cinema (Their owner in the 1970s)
Affiliations Atlanta Falcons Radio Network
Owner CBS Radio
Sister stations WAOK, WVEE, WZGC
Website 929dave.fm

WZGC FM ("92.9 dave fm") is an Atlanta FM radio station playing the adult album alternative radio format. Deep classic hits can also be heard on 92.9 HD-2 (HD Radio needed). 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... This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ... The Atlanta metropolitan area, commonly referred to as Metro Atlanta or the Metro area in Georgia, is the ninth-largest metropolitan area in the United States and consists of 28 counties in Georgia. ... 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. ... HD Radio is an in-band on-channel (IBOC) digital radio system created by iBiquity for broadcasting via existing FM and AM radio stations. ... A radio format or programming format describes the overall content broadcast on a radio station. ... Adult Album Alternative (also Triple-A, AAA, or adult alternative) is a radio format broadcast mostly on FM. A spin off of the Album-oriented rock format, its roots may have been established sometime during the 60s from what was called underground music and later progressive. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The watt (symbol: W) is the SI derived unit of power, equal to one joule per second. ... This is the list of broadcast station classes. ... 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... City Atlanta, Georgia Team colors Black, Red, and White Head Coach Bobby Petrino Owner Arthur Blank General manager Rich McKay Mascot Freddie Falcon League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1966–present) Eastern Conference (1966) Western Conference (1967-69) Coastal Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC West (1970... CBS Radio Inc. ... In broadcasting, sister stations are broadcast stations owned by the same company. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... WVEE FM (V-103, 103. ... 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... The abbreviations FM, Fm, and fm may refer to: Electrical engineering Frequency modulation (FM) and its most common applications: FM broadcasting, used primarily to broadcast music and speech at VHF frequencies FM synthesis, a sound-generation technique popularized by early digital synthesizers Science Femtometre (fm), an SI measure of length... Atlanta FM WRAS 88. ... Adult Album Alternative (also Triple-A, AAA, or adult alternative) is a radio format broadcast mostly on FM. A spin off of the Album-oriented rock format, its roots may have been established sometime during the 60s from what was called underground music and later progressive. ... A radio format or programming format describes the overall content broadcast on a radio station. ... HD Radio is an in-band on-channel (IBOC) digital radio system created by iBiquity for broadcasting via existing FM and AM radio stations. ...


From 1974 through July 2004, the station was called Z93, with a classic rock format from 1989 to 2004. The name change and format switch to adult album alternative came on July 22. Competitor 96 Rock (WKLS-FM) then switched back to classic rock, as it was up until 1999. Classic rock was originally conceived as a radio station programming format which evolved from the album oriented rock (AOR) format in the early-1980s. ... Adult Album Alternative (also Triple-A, AAA, or adult alternative) is a radio format broadcast mostly on FM. A spin off of the Album-oriented rock format, its roots may have been established sometime during the 60s from what was called underground music and later progressive. ... is the 203rd day of the year (204th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... WKLS FM (96 Rock, 96. ... Classic rock was originally conceived as a radio station programming format which evolved from the album oriented rock (AOR) format in the early-1980s. ...


Up until the change, the station was one of the most rigid Atlanta FM radio stations in terms of name and callsign. Originally one of the first full-time Atlanta classical music stations, with the call letters WGKA-FM, it changed to WZGC in the early 1970s, when it began as an oldies station. It switched to top 40 in the early 1970s, then to an urban format during the summer of 1987, and then to classic rock in January 1989. Atlanta FM WRAS 88. ... A moniker (or monicker) is a pseudonym, or cognomen, which one gives to oneself. ... In broadcasting and radio communication, a callsign or call sign (also call letters) is a unique designation for a transmitting station. ... This article discusses classical music in the first sense (see below). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Top 40 is a radio format based on frequent repetition of songs from a constantly-updated list of the forty best-selling singles. ... Classic rock was originally conceived as a radio station programming format which evolved from the album oriented rock (AOR) format in the early-1980s. ...


The station now plays a rather predictable selection of music from the 1980s and 1990s, but also goes as far back as the 1970s and plays some current music as well. Artists with several songs in rotation at the station include Sting, U2, INXS, R.E.M. and Bob Marley. Weekdays from 5-6PM, DAVE-FM plays an 80's mix, titled Retro In the Metro. Hosted by drive time personality Sully. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... (Redirected from 1990s in music) 1990 in music International trends Barbadian artists like Gabby, Spice and Square One bring a new sound to Trinidadian soca Mari Boines Gula Gula, and its titular hit single, bring Sami joik-based folk to popular attention Paradise Lost emerges at the forefront of... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... (Redirected from 2000s in music) 2000 in music International trends Pop albums dominate the charts and set records for sales - N Sync (No Strings Attached), Britney Spears (Oops!... I Did It Again), Nelly (Country Grammar), Backstreet Boys (Black & Blue), Creed (Human Clay), Destinys Child (The Writings on the... In radio broadcasting, a spin is a single play of a song. ... Sting in Budapest, 2000 Gordon Matthew Sumner, CBE (born October 2, 1951), usually known by his stage name Sting, is an English musician from Newcastle upon Tyne. ... U2 are a rock band from Dublin, Ireland. ... INXS (pronounced In Excess) are an Australian rock group. ... This article is about the band. ... Robert Bob Nesta Marley OM (February 6, 1945 – May 11, 1981) was a Jamaican singer, songwriter, guitarist, and political activist. ...


WZGC is owned by CBS Radio, along with WVEE FM and WAOK AM in Atlanta. CBS Radio Inc. ... WVEE FM (V-103, 103. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ...


The current air staff includes former CNN Headline News gal Holly Firfer in the mornings with co-host Orff. Mid-days is Mara Davis, who does a theme lunch hour. Rich Sullivan (aka "Sully") works afternoon drive. Margot is the evening jock. She has a new music show on Thursday nights. The station does many specialty weekends, including themes such as "Adult Swim", focusing on deeper cuts, and specific artists such as Mark Knopfler. Mark Freuder Knopfler OBE (born August 12, 1949, Glasgow, Scotland) is a English-Hungarian guitarist, singer, songwriter, and film score composer. ...


Transmission facilities

The station's antenna tower was moved from the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel in late 2005. WZGC now transmits from a tower northeast of the old facility. A Yagi-Uda beam antenna Short Wave Curtain Antenna (Moosbrunn, Austria) A building rooftop supporting numerous dish and sectored mobile telecommunications antennas (Doncaster, Victoria, Australia) An antenna is a transducer designed to transmit or receive radio waves which are a class of electromagnetic waves. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Westin Peachtree Plaza is an impressive skyscraper 220 meters (722 feet) tall, and contains 73 stories of hotel rooms. ...


Former DJs

  • World Famous Steve Taylor (nights 1978-1980). His live DJ shows at Six Flags in 1979 drew audiences of 5,000 to 15,000 at the height of the disco era. Taylor later became Program Director of WXBQ-FM in 1982, in the wake of the "urban cowboy" era. Under his guidance, he built the highest rated per capita "modern" country station in the US (21.1 12+ ARB spring 1984). WXBQ remains a cornerstone of the country music industry today. Steve still makes personal appearances with his groundbreaking mobile DJ show < http://www.TaylorDJ.com > . His voice has been heard on TV and Radio commercials from coast to coast.
  • Robbie Spears 1984-1991 - overnights (Hit Radio Z-93), part-time (Hot New Z-93), middays - Classic Cafe (Z-93 Classic Rock)now part-time on 94.9 Lite FM.
  • Bob Bailey (afternoons - Traffic Jam & Jokes, Blues Sunday) now works for 100.1 in Atlanta.
  • Steve Barnes (host of the All Access morning show) with Holly Firfer.
  • The Fat Mattress (morning show) with Chase and Woodside. Once the morning show was finished, Scott Woodside was heard doing traffic part-time, along with running a pen business and currently does partime at Atlanta's Kicks 101.5 WKHX
  • Slats (morning show) with producer Jeff. Slats' catchphrase was "How ya doing?"
  • Moby (mornings) was the morning show for six months in 2002-03 after he was let go from Kicks 101.5. WKHX He now hosts a country-music morning show for small stations throughout the southeast.
  • Kaedy Kiely (drivetime) was afternoon drivetime host for several years before Z93 became Dave in 2004
  • The Greaseman (syndicated morning show), with local producer Roger King.
  • Caroline (evenings)
  • Jason Davis (weekends), www.jasondavis.com
  • Charles Henry (overnights)
  • Adam Caskey (overnights)
  • Randy Miller (morning show) from 1986 until the end of 1988, just prior to Z93's switch to classic rock.
  • Steve McCoy (morning show) with Program Director John Young during the early 1980s through 1986, when McCoy departed to join the fledging Power 99. He is now partnered with Vikki Lock at WSTR Star 94.
  • Chris Thomas (afternoons) also was Assistant Program Director and Music Director from 1982 through 1986. After a short stint at then Power-99 (now 99X), moved to WGST (News/Talk) as Sports Anchor/Talk-show host under real name, Dale Mitchell. Now living in Chattanooga and operates Announcerboy Productions [1] as a voice talent.
  • Mary Glenn Lassiter (mornings), worked with both Steve McCoy and Randy Miller.
  • Doug Banks (nights 1978) Later became famous for his nationally syndicated Urban music radio show from Chicago.
  • Ross & Wilson's radio show became so popular, that the team moved from Atlanta to New York City, to become the last great morning show on the Legendary AM WABC.
  • Jay Andrews (overnights) worked from 1981 to 1984 and became first McCoy show morning producer. Now VP Broadcasting for Jacobs Media [2], mornings on MAJIC 1029 [3] (oldies) Gainesville, GA and voiceover talent[4].
  • Z-93 Top 40 years 1974-1987
    • Ross Brittain and Brian Wilson "Ross & Wilson" (mornings 1978-1980)
    • Steve McCoy/John Young/Mary Glenn Lassiter (mornings)
    • Randy Miller (mornings 1986-1988)
    • Randy Reeves (midday)
    • Dale O'Brian (afternoons)
    • Chris Thomas (afternoons)
    • Robbie Spears (overnights)
    • Michelle (evenings)
    • Lindsay (evenings)
    • World Famous Steve Taylor (nights 1978-1980)
    • Steve Davis (nights)
    • Mel Cargle (nights then morning news with Steve McCoy in 1983)
    • Steve Mapel (nights)
    • Jay Andrews (overnights)
    • Doug Banks (1978)
    • Kris O'Kelley (Program Director)
    • John Young (Program Director)
    • Beau Bock (sports)

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WZGC (FM) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (809 words)
WZGC FM ("92.9 Dave FM") is an Atlanta FM radio station playing the adult album alternative radio format.
Up until the change, the station was one of the most rigid Atlanta FM radio stations in terms of name and callsign.
WZGC is owned by CBS Radio, along with WVEE FM and WAOK AM in Atlanta.
WUPA - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (787 words)
WZGC FM still uses this tower (located at 33°45′34″N, 84°23′19″W), while WUPA built a new tower to accommodate a second antenna for itself, due to the forced transition to digital TV.
The original tower still houses the auxiliary (backup) antenna shared by both WZGC FM and a construction permit for WVEE FM, and which was originally used for regular broadcasting of WWWQ FM.
It may have also been the previous location for WSTR FM as well (the allotment is still listed there, according to the FCC database).
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