WVZA Flips To AC - Adds SIU Sports
September 2, 2008 at 2:23 PM (PT)
WITHERS BROADCASTING CO. Top 40 WVZA (KISS FM 92.7)/MARION-CARBONDALE, IL relaunches as AC under the moniker "REAL MUSIC VARIETY...THE NEW 92.7 V-Z-A."
And as mentioned previously on ALL ACCESS (NET NEWS 6/2), WVZA will also serve as the flagship station for SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY SALUKI SPORTS NETWORK football and men's basketball through a five-year agreement with LEARFIELD SPORTS. SALUKI SPORTS had previously been heard on cross-town AC WUEZ (MAGIC 95.1).
WVZA is currently running jockless, and current OM PAXTON GUY will program the new station with current SIU Announcer MIKE REIS continuing the Sports play-by-play. WVZA was previously AC prior to flipping to Top 40 in 2001.