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The Essentials

Call Letters: WAZY
Frequency: 96.5fm
City of License: Lafayette
Metro(s): Lafayette
Power: 50,000 watts @ 499 feet (Class B)
Format: CHR
Address: P.O. Box 1410, Lafayette, IN, 47902-1410
Address: 3824 South 18th Street, Lafayette, IN 47909-9102
Phone: 765.474.1410
Ownership: Artistic Media Partners, Inc.
Web Presence:

Station Personnel


GM: Bob Dakin
Chief Engineer: Bob Henning
PD: Chloe D.
SM: Ski Anderson
Production Director: Roger Forsythe
Mornings: Chloe D. (6am - 10am)
Middays: Chloe D. (10am - 1pm)
Afternoons: Kevin Case (3pm - 7pm)
Weekends: "Open House Party" (Saturday 7pm - 12am)
Weekends: "Open House Party" (Sunday 7pm - 12am)


GM: Bob Ford
(Interim) GM: Sandy Zehr (Now out of radio)
GM: Hal Youart (Retired)
GM: Robert Ingram
Director of Sales: Tom Morgenthal (July 2014 - December 2014) (From Director of Sales for the Oasis Radio Group/Fort Wayne radio stations)
GSM: Nancy May (May 1999 - ?)
SM: Doug Kern
SM: Sandy Zehr (Now out of radio)
OM: Jeff Weber (1977 - 1980)
OM: Dan McClintock (October 1998 - November 1998) (Now PD at KCMO(AM) and KCFX-FM in Kansas City)
OM: Jimmy Knight (2006 - January 2011) (Now PD/Middays at WMEE)
PD: Michael Stone (? - September 1998)
PD: Steve Clark
PD: J.J. Davis (March 2001 - October 24, 2003) (From OM at WARU and WHZR)
PD: Beau Derek (October 2003 - ?) (From afternoons at WJFX)
PD: Tommy Frank (? - November 2004) (Deceased 30 October 2008)
PD: Dave Michaels (April 2005 - August 2005) (Was also Group PD of WBTU, then-WDDB, and WLFF) (Now PD/MD/afternoons at WQHK)
PD: Dana Marshall (Now out of radio)
PD: Dan Baisden (August 2006 - December 2006) (From PD at WQHY in Prestonburg, Kentucky) (Now PD at WAJI)
PD: Dave Allison
PD: CeeJay Skala
APD: Hunter (? - July 2004)
APD: Tara Madison
MD: Hunter (? - July 2004)
MD: Zak Taylor (January 2003 - ?)
MD: Scotty Blades
MD: Kim Iverson (March 2007 - ?)
MD: Joe Blum (December 29, 2014 - ?)
Production Director: Kevin Murphy (? - April 2000) (Now Production Director/mornings at KKOR in Gallup, New Mexico)
Production Director: Mike Warner
Imaging Director: Zak Taylor (March 2002 - ?) (Nights: March 2002 - January 2003; Afternoons: January 2003 - ?) (From nights at WVSR in Charleston, West Virginia)
Imaging Director: Tara Madison
Mornings: Jeff Weber (Now Consulting Operations Executive of the Blue Star Media Group)
Mornings: Bob Richards (5am - 10am) (February 2000 - December 2002)
Mornings: J.J. Davis (5am - 10am) (? - October 24, 2003; Afternoons: March 2001 - ?)
Mornings: Stephanie Patterson (5am - 10am)
Mornings: Gavin Todd (November 2003 - August 2006) (From weekends at WCCQ in Joliet, Illinois)
Mornings: Larry Clisby (5am - 10am) (February 2000 - ?)
Mornings: Tara Madison
Mornings: Kim Iverson (6am - 10am)
Mornings: Jake (6am - 10am)
Mornings: CeeJay ("Z96-5's Morning Zoo") (6am - 10am)
Middays: Rachel Morgan (10am - 3pm)
Afternoons: Dave Allison
Afternoons: Dave North (February 2000 - March 15, 2000; Mornings: ? - February 2000) (Now afternoons at KXTC in Gallup, New Mexico)
Afternoons: Hunter (? - July 2004)
Afternoons: Beau Derek (2pm - 6pm) (October 2003 - ?) (From afternoons at WJFX)
Afternoons: Jimmy Knight (? - January 2011) (3pm - 7pm) (Now PD/middays at WMEE)
Afternoons: Bitsy Matatall ("Bitsy") (2pm - 6pm)
Nights: Matt Ryan (6pm - 11pm)
Nights: Marci (January 2003 - ?)
Nights: Chris Cruise
Nights: Scotty Blades (6pm - 10pm)
Nights: Joe Blum (December 29, 2014 - ?)
Nights: "Kori with a K" (May 2015 - August 2016)
Airstaff: Charly Butcher (Now mornings at WOWO/W298BJ)
Airstaff: Dan Michaels

Station History

96.5fm signed on in March 1965. In the early to mid-1970's, WAZY-FM moved dial positions from 96.7fm to 96.5fm. Also with that move came a power increase: from 3,000 watts to its present-day 50,000 watts. Following in the footsteps of many CHRs across the country in the early 90s, Z-96 dropped CHR in favor of Hot AC, calling themselves simply "96 WAZY." WAZY went to satellite Hot AC in 1998 (via Westwood One's Bright AC format) as "96-5 WAZY". Briefly in the fall of 2000, WAZY flipped to mainstream AC (through Westwood One's Soft AC format). Finally on March 16, 2001, the station went back to CHR, bringing the format back to Lafayette after an 8 year hiatus. The station continued as "96-5 WAZY" until March 2004 when WAZY reimaged to "Z 96-5." The CHR format continues to this day.

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