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WLEC changes formats and bumpers, seems to have gone Classic Hits

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WLEC changes formats and bumpers, seems to have gone Classic Hits

Post by innate-in-you » Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:18 pm

Driving home this afternoon, I was surprised to hear an ELO song, Johnny River's Secret Agent Man and America's Sister Golden Hair on WLEC, a complete shift in bumpers, and an announcer who is retiring.

The new sound almost borders on Classic Hits. First impression is that it resembles the old WHNE "Honeyradio 560" or Manistique's WTIQ before in flipped to Country.



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Re: WLEC changes formats and bumpers, seems to have gone Classic Hits

Post by Deleted User 15342 » Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:17 am

I receive them on occasion here in Southgate. I’ll try to tune them in to hear the change.



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Re: WLEC changes formats and bumpers, seems to have gone Classic Hits

Post by WOHO » Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:28 am

Who's retiring from WLEC? And isn't their HD-2 the same as the HD-1 most of the time?



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Re: WLEC changes formats and bumpers, seems to have gone Classic Hits

Post by ChrisWL1980 » Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:58 am

WOHO wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:28 am
Who's retiring from WLEC? And isn't their HD-2 the same as the HD-1 most of the time?
WLEC is an AM/FM translator combo in Sandusky. Are you perhaps thinking of WLEN in Adrian? (Their HD2 was the same as their HD1 until recently when they adopted a sports format on HD2 and the 96.5 translator.)

Mark Fogg is the WLEC personality who's retiring. He's been with the station since 1975.

Speaking of which, WCPZ-FM celebrated its 40th birthday about a month ago. (They were WLEC-FM for over two decades before that.)


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Post by Deleted User 15342 » Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:28 pm

Didn’t WCPZ 102.7 have a call letter change in the late 90’s as WMTX and then eventually went back to WCPZ.



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Re: WLEC changes formats and bumpers, seems to have gone Classic Hits

Post by ChrisWL1980 » Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:35 pm

Lucky615 wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:28 pm
Didn’t WCPZ 102.7 have a call letter change in the late 90’s as WMTX and then eventually went back to WCPZ.
You're correct. I think the WCPZ calls were temporarily moved to 100.9 in Clyde during that time.


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Post by Myron Falwell » Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:58 am

Lucky615 wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:28 pm
Didn’t WCPZ 102.7 have a call letter change in the late 90’s as WMTX and then eventually went back to WCPZ.
Yes, then-owner Jacor transferred them up from Tampa at what is now WBTP 95.7 in a brand extension of what was WMVX 106.5 Cleveland.

When 104.9 Lorain adopted the KISS-FM brand as WAKS in September 1999, the WMTX calls were moved back to Tampa at the former WAKS 100.7.


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Re: WLEC changes formats and bumpers, seems to have gone Classic Hits

Post by ftballfan » Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:41 am

Yet WCPZ is still Mix 102.7. Before they went to WMTX, was WCPZ Z102.7 or Z103?



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Re: WLEC changes formats and bumpers, seems to have gone Classic Hits

Post by ChrisWL1980 » Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:06 pm

FWIW, WLEC is using Westwood One's Good Time Oldies feed. The online playlist matches that on WCHY 97.7 FM in northern Michigan which uses the same format.

I wish they'd gone Soft AC with the WW1 format heard on 94.1/94.3 in Upper Michigan.


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Re: WLEC changes formats and bumpers, seems to have gone Classic Hits

Post by ChrisWL1980 » Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:19 pm

ftballfan wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:41 am
Yet WCPZ is still Mix 102.7. Before they went to WMTX, was WCPZ Z102.7 or Z103?
I remember listening to them on school trips to Cedar Point prior to the Mix rebranding and I'm pretty sure they were identifying with the call letters at that point. But I could be wrong.


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