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Encyclopedia > WZZN
WZZN
City of license Chicago
Broadcast area Greater Chicago
Branding 94.7 True Oldies
Slogan "Chicago's Classic Hits and True Oldies"
Frequency 94.7 FM (MHz) (Also on HD Radio)
94.7 HD-2 for simulcast of WLS-AM
Format Oldies
ERP 4,400 watts
Class B
Callsign meaning W Z Zone (previous format)
Owner Citadel Broadcasting
(Radio License Holding V, LLC)
Sister stations WLS
Webcast Listen Live
Website www.947trueoldies.com

WZZN 94.7 FM is an Oldies radio station playing the hits of the late '50s, '60s, and early '70s. The station is owned by Citadel Broadcasting and licensed to Chicago, Illinois, serving that metropolitan area. The station switched to Oldies on September 26, 2005 first carrying only syndicated "The True Oldies Channel" programming, but later added local personalities including Scott Mackay, and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame disc jockeys Greg Browm and Dick Biondi. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... 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... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... Chicagoland is an informal name for the Chicago metropolitan area, used primarily by copywriters, advertising agencies, native residents, and traffic reporters. ... Look up slogan in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other uses, see Frequency (disambiguation). ... FM radio is a broadcast technology invented by Edwin Howard Armstrong that uses frequency modulation to provide high-fidelity sound over broadcast radio. ... 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. ... WLS is a pioneer Chicago radio station. ... A radio format or programming format describes the overall content broadcast on a radio station. ... Oldies is a generic term commonly used to describe a radio format that usually concentrates on Top 40 music from the 50s, 60s and 70s. ... 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... Citadel Broadcasting Corporation NYSE: CDL is a Las Vegas, Nevada based broadcast holding company. ... In broadcasting, sister stations are broadcast stations owned by the same company. ... WLS is a pioneer Chicago radio station. ... A webcast is a live media file distributed over the Internet using streaming media technology. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or 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... Oldies is a generic term commonly used to describe a radio format that usually concentrates on Top 40 music from the 50s, 60s and 70s. ... Citadel Broadcasting Corporation NYSE: CDL is a Las Vegas, Nevada based broadcast holding company. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... Oldies is a generic term commonly used to describe a radio format that usually concentrates on Top 40 music from the 50s, 60s and 70s. ... is the 269th day of the year (270th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The True Oldies Channel is a syndicated radio programming stream, hosted by legendary American radio personality Scott Shannon. ... For other meanings of DJ, see DJ (disambiguation). ... Dick Biondi (born 1933, Endicott, New York, USA) is a Radio Hall of Fame and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Top 40 and Oldies disc jockey. ...


History

In the 1970s, 94.7 FM was known as WLS-FM and simulcast WLS 890's Top 40/rock format. By the early 1980s, WLS-FM programmed separately during the day leaning rock and simulcast WLS at night. It had previously been WENR-FM, WLS-FM, WDAI, and WRCK. WLS (Worlds Largest Store) is the callsign two broadcast stations in Chicago: radio station WLS AM 890 TV station WLS-TV 7 (DTV 52) WLS (Weight Loss Surgery) see Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery   This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that...


In 1984, WLS-FM broke away from WLS and became known as WYTZ "Hot 94.7". Initially, the station played Top 40 and keamed rock but by the early 1990s, the station was more mainstream as WBBM-FM increasingly focused on R & B and dance music. WYTZ, known as "Z95", could not withstand the competition from WBBM-FM, "B96." WBBM-FM,B96, is a very successful Rhythmic Top 40 outlet in Chicago, Illinois. ... WBBM-FM,B96, is a very successful Rhythmic Top 40 outlet in Chicago, Illinois. ...


After a couple years of very low ratings WYTZ again beacme WLS-FM and became a talk station simulcasting WLS much of the time. After still achieving low ratings, WLS-FM separated from WLS again in 1995. The station took a Country Music format and became "Kick 94.7" WKXK. Unfortunately, Infinity (now CBS Radio) station WUSN continued to do excellent with Country Music and WKXK was unable to even achieve mediocre ratings. CBS Radio Inc. ... WUSN 99. ...


By 1997, Infinity/CBS's then Classic Rock station WCKG was increasingly becoming an FM Talk station with music only in the evenings, overnights, and weekends. At that point, in the spring of 1997, WKXK would drop the country format and become "CD 94-7" WXCD and take on a broad-based Classic Rock format. Ratings were mediocre until 1999. By 2000 Bonneville's (now an Emmis station) WLUP was carrying a Classic-leaning Rock format while WDRV was carrying a pop-based Classic Rock/Hits format. On November 29, 2000, WXCD became WZZN "The Zone", the station abruptly switched to 1980s music that leaned rock and uptempo pop. By 2001, the station evolved into a gold based rock Adult Contemporary format. In September of that year, the station changed its format to Alternative to take on WKQX, which previously had it to itself. For the magazine, see Classic Rock (magazine). ... WCKG, also known as The Package, is a talk radio station serving the Chicago market and is owned by CBS Radio. ... For the magazine, see Classic Rock (magazine). ... WLUP (97. ... For the magazine, see Classic Rock (magazine). ... Mainstream rock is a radio format used by many commercial radio stations in the United States and Canada. ... WDRV (97. ... For the magazine, see Classic Rock (magazine). ... Classic hits is a popular music radio format, a variation on the classic rock theme that provides most of the playlist of classic rock with an addition of contemporaneous R&B and pop hits as well, striking a balance between the mostly 70s-focused classic rock genre and the more... Alternative music redirects here. ... This article is about the Chicago radio station. ...


By 2003, "The Zone" morphed into more of an Active Rock format all the while going by "94.7 The Zone." This station continued to flounder in the ratings. Active rock is a radio format used by many commercial radio stations in Canada and the United States. ...


On June 3, 2005, WJMK would drop its 60's/70's Oldies format (the station previously had a 1955-1972 based Oldies) for an adult rock format called, Jack FM. There was still an AM station on 1690 carrying a traditional Oldies format at the time. After several months, that Fall, WZZN dropped its rock format for an Oldies format playing the hits of 1964 to 1969 with some 1955-64 Oldies and some early 70s hits mixed in. The format would be strictly off ABC's satellite "The True Oldies Channel". In 2006, the station added some local air personalities previously from WJMK. Ratings have been good for this format. Recently, in a corporate deal ABC/Disney sold the radio division including WLS and WZZN to Citadel. ABC still retains minority ownership in these stations but the station is now primarily owned by Citadel. WJMK Inc. ... Jack FM logo Jack FM is the moniker and on-air brand of several radio stations in Canada, the United States and now the United Kingdom. ... The True Oldies Channel is a syndicated radio programming stream, hosted by legendary American radio personality Scott Shannon. ... This article is about a type of fortification. ...


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me[three]dia = Andrew Huff: Radio, Radio, Part 2. (487 words)
As follow-up to this post back in August, I went back and compared playlists for the four music stations on my car stereo presets -- WXRT, WZZN, WKQX, WTMX -- and cross-checked them against WWCD in Columbus, OH.
The bottom five songs on their list were played only once in the week reported.
Q101 (WKQX) and The Zone (WZZN) duplicated 16 of 40 songs, especially toward the top end of their lists -- seven of The Zone's top 10 were played on Q101, and six of Q101's top 10 were on The Zone.
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