History of WVCM/WLZT/WKAZ, Miami

The 1987 Broadcasting Yearbook has:

WVCM(FM)—November 1985: 107.3 mhz/ 50 kw. Stereo. Box 107 (25130). (304) 344-9826. Boone Broadcasting Co. Format: C&W. Dick Callaway, gen mgr; Ken Mills, gen sls mgr; Von Blake, mus dir & prom mgr; Frank Blake, news dir; James Hoge, chief engr.

In 1988 the call letters were changed to WLZT.

The 1992 Broadcasting Yearbook has:

WLZT(FM)—November 1985: 107.3 mhz; 50 kw. Ant 600 ft. TL: N38 16 25 W81 31 27. Stereo. Hrs opn: 24. 136 High St., Charleston (25311). (304) 342-4166. Empire Broadcasting System (acq 4-8-88). Rep: Durpetti. Format: Oldies. Target aud: 25-54. Steve Kingston, pres; Howard Johnson, gen mgr; Chuck Edwards, gen sls mgr; Doc Brock, progmg dir; Bill Geyer, chief engr.

In 1992 the call letters were changed to WKAZ(FM) and in 2006 the call letters were changed to WKAZ-FM.

Jeff Batten, who worked as a contract engineer for the station, wrote on Facebook:

It was owned by Don Cavaliere and Steve Kingston (Z100). They bought it from Frank Blake and Dick Callaway, along with WXIT 1490 and moved the studios out of the Daniel Boone to 136 High Street. I helped build the new studios. They were running a very tight oldies format (about 500 titles, I think) and Dick Finley was the GM. John was the PD at one point, but the only time I met him was after I went to WCHS as CE, about 1991.

Clarke Ingram writes, “Those pictures are circa 1990, when the station was owned by Steve Kingston, program director of Z100 in New York City. The Z107 logo is an exact copy of Z100’s.”

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