WPOZ

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WPOZ
City Orlando, Florida
Broadcast area Central Florida
BrandingZ88.3
SloganSafe For Little Ears.
Frequency88.3 MHz ( HD Radio)
Translator(s) See § Frequencies
Repeater(s) See § Frequencies
First air dateAugust 14, 1995
Format
ERP98,400 watts (100,000 watts with beam tilt)
HAAT452 meters (1,483 ft)
ClassC
Facility ID9876
Transmitter coordinates 28°36′08″N 81°05′36″W / 28.60234°N 81.09330°W / 28.60234; -81.09330
Latitude and Longitude:

28°36′08″N 81°05′36″W / 28.60234°N 81.09330°W / 28.60234; -81.09330
Call sign meaningPOZitive Hits [ sic]
Former call signsWAEZ (1993-1994)
WEAZ (1994-1998)
OperatorZ Ministries, Inc.
OwnerCentral Florida Educational Foundation, Inc.
Sister stationsWDOZ, WHYZ, WMYZ, WPOZ-HD2 (W240BV)
Webcast Listen Live
Website zradio.com

WPOZ (88.3 FM, Positive Hits Z88.3) is a radio station in Orlando, Florida, which broadcasts contemporary Christian music. WPOZ is home of one of the famous radio air staff workers, Ellis B. Feaster.

Frequencies

In addition to 88.3 MHz, this station also broadcasts on other frequencies in different areas of Central Florida: [1]

Call sign Frequency City of license Facility ID ERP
W
Height
m ( ft)
Class FCC info
WDOZ 91.7 FM Pierson, Florida 176311 5,000 108 m (354 ft) C3 FCC
WHYZ 91.1 FM ( HD) Palm Coast, Florida 92508 9,200 49 m (161 ft) C3 FCC
WMYZ 88.7 FM ( HD) The Villages, Florida 27291 35,000 82 m (269 ft) C2 FCC
Broadcast translators of WPOZ (FM/HD1)
Call sign Frequency
( MHz)
City of license Facility
ID
ERP
W
Height
m (ft)
Class FCC info
W209BW 89.7 Dunnellon, Florida 155456 16 69 m (226 ft) D FCC
W274BB 102.7 Haines City, Florida 142441 38 66 m (217 ft) D FCC
W298BO 107.5 Winter Haven, Florida 142420 27 92 m (302 ft) D FCC
W300CL 107.9 Lakeland, Florida 142414 55 59 m (194 ft) D FCC

WPOZ, WMYZ and WHYZ also broadcast in HD Radio.

In late 2008, WPOZ was granted authorization by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to increase its signal strength to 100,000 watts; this was accomplished when the Central Florida Educational Foundation acquired a station in Lecanto, Florida, WLMS, from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saint Petersburg. As that station also broadcast on 88.3 FM, Central Florida Educational Foundation closed down WLMS, enabling WPOZ to increase its signal strength without interfering with that station. After the upgrade, WPOZ's main signal would sufficiently cover areas already served by some of its repeaters, making them redundant. Those were moved into Orlando to rebroadcast the HD offerings.

WPOZ had a repeater in Daytona Beach, WEAZ 88.1 MHz, licensed to Holly Hill; this station signed on in 1995 as WANX, becoming a simulcast of WPOZ as WEAZ in 1998. The station closed in December 2008, and its license was soon cancelled, following WPOZ's power increase that made this rebroadcaster redundant. [2] On its website, it was announced that it had moved WMYZ 88.7 from Clermont to The Villages/Ocala, Florida. This made Clermont listeners redirect from 88.7 to 88.3. [3]

WPOZ, WMYZ & WHYZ HD2

WPOZ-HD2 broadcasts a Christian rhythmic contemporary format as Hot 95.9; for those without HD radio receivers, it is heard on the following translators: [4]

Call sign Frequency
( MHz)
City of license Facility
ID
ERP
W
Height
m (ft)
Class FCC info Notes
W240BV 95.9 Orlando, Florida 157091 99 141 m (463 ft) D FCC Relays WPOZ HD2
W250BH 97.9 Melbourne, Florida 142447 250 121 m (397 ft) D FCC Relays WPOZ HD2
W278BP 103.5 Palm Coast, Florida 157073 54 65 m (213 ft) D FCC Relays WHYZ HD2

WPOZ HD3

WPOZ-HD3 broadcasts an urban gospel format as G106.3; this station also relays to the following translators:

Broadcast translators of WPOZ HD3
Call sign Frequency
( MHz)
City of license Facility
ID
ERP
W
Height
m (ft)
Class FCC info
W227CP 93.3 Sanford, Florida 143886 250 117 m (384 ft) D FCC
W275BZ 102.9 Port Orange, Florida 142468 250 84 m (276 ft) D FCC
W292DZ 106.3 Orlando, Florida 40157 215 141 m (463 ft) D FCC

WMYZ HD3

WMYZ-HD3 broadcasts a Christian oldies format as "Z Rewind"; it is also heard on the following translator:

Broadcast translators of WMYZ HD3
Call sign Frequency
( MHz)
City of license Facility
ID
ERP
W
Height
m (ft)
Class FCC info
W245AZ 96.9 The Villages, Florida 142461 19 97 m (318 ft) D FCC

WPOZ & WHYZ HD4

WPOZ-HD4 used to broadcast a Christian rock format as 103.7 The Rock and had a low-powered repeater in Clermont, W279CT.

W240BV, W273CA and W292DZ used to be low-powered repeaters that rebroadcast WPOZ in the Lake County area but were moved to Orlando.

As of October 2018, W273CA has since taken back control by Central Florida Educational Foundation following the expiration of the lease with iHeartMedia in September 2018. It now broadcasts a Spanish Christian contemporary format, following a stunt with 1950s/60s oldies two days prior to the launch of "La Z 102.5" via WPOZ-HD4.

Broadcast translators of WPOZ HD4
Call sign Frequency
( MHz)
City of license Facility
ID
ERP
W
Height
m (ft)
Class FCC info
W273CA 102.5 Orlando, Florida 157099 250 141 m (463 ft) D FCC
W279CT 103.7 Clermont, Florida 142410 180 114 m (374 ft) D FCC

WMYZ HD4

WMYZ-HD4 broadcasts a Christian rock format as The Rock HD.

References

  1. ^ "About Z88.3".
  2. ^ Central Florida Radio -- WEAZ
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ https://hdradio.com/station_guides/widget.php?id=39 HD Radio Guide for Orlando, Florida

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