seeking an unbiased opinion about country music radio

Bill Dillane
Fri Aug 9 21:52:57 EDT 2013

Mark Casey wrote...
>WWYZ, 92.5 (Waterbury-Hartford) came on with a similar format and has been almost always been in the top 5, and sometimes #1, in the Hartford market ever since, and a consistent player in the New Haven and Springfield markets also.  WWYZ is somewhat personality driven also.

WWYZ became Country 92.5 in 1988, and it has really been an adult-contemporary station playing modern country music.  Most of the announcers had worked in AC or Top 40 elsewhere in the state, including at DRC-FM, TIC-FM and WICC, and they knew the type of  presentation they had to do to be successful in Hartford and New Haven. Transmitting from the center of the state on West Peak, Meriden is a big plus for hitting both markets, plus reaching Bridgeport and Danbury.

Like WHN, WWYZ has played a lot of cross-over hits, and some oldies from Elvis Presley and Creedence Clearwater Revival.  One time when the station played Jose Feliciano's "Feliz Navidad" at Christmastime, Jose called the station from his Fairfield county home to say he had never heard one of his songs on a country station before. :)

Jingles used in the 90s were the Jam Q-Cut ones that were meant for AC stations.  

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