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Thursday, December 18, 2014

History

AM 1600 History

  • 1964 - WHVL signs on.
  • 1977 - WHVL moves to a Top 40 format.
  • 1986 - WHVL is sold to Butler Broadcasting. Mystle and Jim Butler.
  • 1987 - WHVL changes to WTZQ and begins "Solid Gold" format.
  • 1987 - Lake Lure is the scene for Swingfest '87. A large scale oldies music festival held on the lake. Guest artists included the Del Vikings, Rufus and Carla Thomas and a variety of shag and beach groups.
  • 1988 - By mid summer WTZQ changes to "Simply Beautiful" format.
  • 1990 - WTZQ sold by Butler Broadcasting to Ralph Conner.
  • 1993 - WTZQ is sold to United Broadcasting Enterprises, Inc.
  • 1997 - March 10th station transferred from Glenn W. Wilcox, Sr. to J. Ardell Sink.
  • 2002 - WTZQ purchased by Houston Broadcasting.
  • 2008 - WTZQ purchased by Mark Media (J. Ardell Sink)
  • 2014-  WTZQ increases in power to 5000 Watts

List of Former Personalities at WTZQ

  • Don Adams (1986-1988)
  • Andy Brittain (1986-1987)
  • Brother Bill (1979-1981, 1983)
  • Mitt Butler (1986-1989)
  • Tom Cassidy (1986)
  • Chuck Finley (1979)
  • Jason Forbis (1987-1988)
  • Gaby (1985-1986)
  • GT (1981-1985, 2002-2006)
  • Dave Hogan (1993-2000)
  • Clarke Hutchinson (1987)
  • Kenny B (1984-1985)
  • Sarah Kurkowski (1986-1987)
  • Al B. Lake (1982-1991)
  • David Lawrence (1986-1987)
  • Dave Lyons (1980)
  • Drew McLain (1985-1988)
  • Mountain Man (1984)
  • TC McCall (1986)
  • Kevin McKee (1983-1984)
  • Tom Moog (1989)
  • Thorg Morton & Goober (1982-1985)
  • Robin Muchler (1982-1985)
  • Doug O'Brien/Chris Kelly (1982-1983, 1987)*
  • Tracy Peltier (1985)
  • Kevin Scott (1981-1984)
  • Chris Smart (1986-1987)
  • Mark Sterling (1978-1980)
  • Paul Stevens (1988)
  • Randy Houston (2002-2008)
  • George Henry  (2007-Present)