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The Essentials

Call Letters: WGZB
Frequency: 96.5fm
City of License: Lanesville
Metro(s): Louisville, Kentucky
Power: 1600 watts @ 213 feet (Class A)
Format: Urban
Address: 981 S. 3rd St., Suite 400, Louisville, KY 40203-2261
Phone: 502.581.9798
Phone: 502.636.0600
Ownership: Alpha Media, LLC
Web Presence:

Station Personnel


VP/Programming: Tony Fields
GM: Steve Bearance (June 2018 - Current)
OM: Ben Davis
SM: George Demaree
PD: Brown
Promotions Director: Jessica Taylor (January 2016 - Current)
Mornings: Rickey Smiley ("The Rickey Smiley Morning Show") (6am - 10am)
Middays: Bella Rae (10am - 2pm)
Afternoons: Juan Hustle (2pm - 6pm)
Nights: Big Homie (7pm - 12am)
Late Nights: DJ Empty Beats (10pm - 2am)
Weekends: Marlyce Woods-Johnson (Sunday 8am - 12pm)



GM: Dennis R. Hill
Chief Engineer: Joe Pollack


GM: Connie Balthrop (January 1998 - April 1999)
GM: Bill Gentry
GSM: Kevin Hughes
OM: Barry Fox (January 2001 - ?) (From PD/middays at WDJX in Louisville, Kentucky) (Now OM at iHeart in Lexington, Kentucky)
GSM: Doug James (September 2000 - ?) (From GSM at Clear Channel in Louisville, Kentucky)
SM: Jerome Hutchinson
SM: John Otting
PD: Tony Fields (Now VP/Programming)
PD: Karen Jordan
PD: Mark Gunn (January 2002 - ?)
MD: DJ Cynnamixx (Now overnights at WVEE in Atlanta, Georgia)
MD: Gerald Harrison
Mornings: The Tom Joyner Morning Show (October 1999 - ?)
Mornings: The Doug Banks Show (6am - 10am)
Mornings: The Russ Parr Morning Show (6am - 10am)
Middays: Gerald Harrison (10am - 2pm)
Middays: Mark Gunn (10am - 3pm)
Middays: "DJ Q" (10am - 3pm) (From Nights)
Afternoons: Keisha Nicole (3pm - 7pm) (Now Afternoons at WHHH)
Nights: DJ Cynnamixx (Now overnights at WVEE in Atlanta, Georgia)
Nights: J.C. White (December 2003 - ?) (From middays)
Nights: B-Real (6pm - 10pm)
Late Nights: Herlon Robinson (10pm - 1am)
Weekends: EZ Bluegrass (Sunday 6pm - 12am)

Station History

Signed on in 1988.


Licensed to Corydon. Soft AC format.


Switched City of License from Corydon to Lanesville in 2005. Previously owned by Radio One, Inc. and by Main Line Broadcasting. Formerly known as "B96 Jams" with website

For Further Reading...

"For the Record." Broadcasting 109, no. 23 (1985): 108-109.
"Changing Hands." Broadcasting 116, no. 5 (1989): 68.
"For the Record." Broadcasting 116, no. 11 (1985): 67.
"For the Record." Broadcasting 116, no. 12 (1985): 79.
"Fox OM For Blue Chip/Louisville." Radio & Records. February 16, 2001. Page 21.
Yorke, Jeffrey. "Radio One Buys Blue Chip." Radio & Records. 16 February 2001. Pages 1, 28.

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