WTRS/Gainesville-Ocala Adds Southern Rock To Country Mix, Rebrands As WXUS (US 102-3)
June 29, 2016 at 2:29 AM (PT)
JVC MEDIA Country WTRS/GAINESVILLE-OCALA evolved its Country format into a custom music mix of Country and Southern Rock as "US 102-3 – THE CROSSROADS OF COUNTRY AND ROCK." The new calls, WXUS, signed on TODAY (6/29) at 10a. Listen online at US1023.com.
“US 102-3 has been researched and designed exclusively for NORTH CENTRAL FLORIDA”, said PD BO HAMILTON. “We spent weeks talking to our listeners, partners, and community leaders and found there is no need for another ‘cookie-cutter’ Top 40 Country station. This area has a rich Country and Southern Rock heritage that is unserved, and US 102-3 fills that void.”
OM BEN BURRIS adds, “Country music is hotter than ever. The listeners in OCALA, GAINESVILLE, CRYSTAL RIVER, and all points in between say they want more variety and a different sounding station. We will tap into the deep musical heritage here by highlighting today’s biggest Country stars like LUKE BRYAN and JASON ALDEAN alongside legendary influencing acts, including those with ties to NORTH FLORIDA including LYNYRD SKYNYRD and TOM PETTY, plus we’ll throw in icons like .38 SPECIAL and EAGLES.”
GM SAM GERACE said, “JVC MEDIA is and always will be dedicated to giving all of our clients, both advertisers and listeners, the best product possible. The new US 102-3 will be a radio station specifically for this part of FLORIDA. With local businessman and legendary talk host BUBBA THE LOVE SPONGE in mornings and The Crossroads of Country and Rock, we expect US 102-3 to take NORTH CENTRAL FLORIDA by storm,"