|City||La Vergne, Tennessee|
|Broadcast area||Nashville, Tennessee|
|Frequency||102.9 MHz (HD Radio)|
|Branding||102.9 The Buzz|
|Slogan||Nashville's Rock Station|
|Format||HD1: Active rock|
HD2: Sports (repeater of WPRT-FM)
HD3: Sports "ESPN 94.9"
|Owner||The Cromwell Group, Inc.|
First air date
|1962 (as WTCV)|
Former call signs
Call sign meaning
|Translator(s)||See § Translators|
Listen Live (HD3)
WBUZ (102.9 FM, "The Buzz") is a commercial radio station located in La Vergne, Tennessee, broadcasting to the Nashville, Tennessee, area . WBUZ airs an active rock music format, with elements of alternative rock. The station was assigned the WBUZ call letters by the Federal Communications Commission on October 16, 2001. The station's studios are located in southeast Nashville along the Murfreesboro Pike, and the transmitter is near Eagleville, Tennessee.
Originally licensed to (and based in) Shelbyville, Tennessee, the station signed on as WYCQ and operated for several years under the "Q102" banner. After a power increase and move into the Nashville market, the station flipped to a hybrid country/Southern Rock format known as "Rockin' Country 102.9". The station's mascot was an anthropomorphic cow playing an electric guitar, and the station eventually changed its name to "Moo 102" (WMMU) to match its mascot. 102.9 then shifted toward a mainstream country format and became known as "PC103" and "Power Country 103", before settling on "Power Country 102.9" (WZPC) until April 2, 1999. On that date, WZPC flipped to a Rock format, essentially "trading" formats with WKDF, which had changed formats from new rock to country the day prior. The call letters were changed to WBUZ in 2001.
Current on-air staff at The Buzz include Dagwood, Zigz, Roman Haviland, Eric Steele, Hayley St. John, and Rebecca Blake. WBUZ is also an affiliate of The Free Beer and Hot Wings Show which replaced The Bob & Tom Show on November 22, 2006.
|City of license||Facility
|Class||Transmitter coordinates||FCC info||Notes|
|W235BW||94.9||Nashville, Tennessee||142861||250||243 m (797 ft)||D||FCC||Relays WBUZ-(FM) HD3|
|W236CI||94.9||Murfreesboro, Tennessee||141270||130||83 m (272 ft)||D||FCC||Relays WBUZ-(FM) HD1|
|W248BM||97.5||Murfreesboro, Tennessee||140645||250||83 m (272 ft)||D||FCC||Relays WBUZ-(FM) HD1|
|W292ED/WBUZ-HD2||106.3||Franklin, Tennessee||155680||149||139 m (456 ft)||D||W292ED/WBUZ-HD2 FCC]||Relays WBUZ-(FM) HD2|
W292ED relays WBUZ-HD2.
W235BW relays WBUZ-HD3.
History of call letters
The call letters WBUZ-FM were originally assigned to a station in Bradbury Heights, Maryland. It began broadcasting January 1, 1948.
- "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database.
- "Buzz on Air". 1029thebuzz.com. Retrieved March 17, 2013.
- http://www.hdradio.com/station_guides/widget.php?id=33 HD Radio Guide for Nashville
- "WBUZ (FM) on Air" (PDF). Broadcasting. January 5, 1948. Retrieved August 12, 2017.
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- WBUZ official website
- WBUZ in the FCC's FM station database
- WBUZ on Radio-Locator
- WBUZ in Nielsen Audio's FM station database