El Patrón 105.3 - WBZY - FM 105.3 - Bowdon, GA


The station began in May 1994 as country-music "Y 105.5" WYAI FM, a class-A serving Carrollton to the west-southwest of metro Atlanta. Having co-channel RF ... See more interference with station WCHK-FM 105.5 in Canton, Georgia (north-northwest of Atlanta), both stations changed radio frequencies (the other station now being WWVA-FM 105.7) and moved closer to Atlanta. In late February 2002, the station upgraded to a class C1 as an Atlanta move-in and it became WMAX-FM "The Max", playing all 1980s music. In February 2004, it became a talk radio station known as "Real Radio" that aired talk on weekdays and '80s music on weekends. The WMAX-FM callsign now resides on another Clear Channel station in Holland, Michigan, which is currently branded as RAdio X 9-6-1. In September 2004, the station changed to Spanish top 40 WWVA-FM "Viva 105.3", as part of efforts by owner Clear Channel Communications to expand into Hispanic radio markets. During the last quarter of 2004, it was the second-top-rated radio station in Atlanta. In early May 2005, that station and callsign switched to 105.7, the previous WLCL FM "Cool 105.7". Meanwhile, Clear Channel started "96.7 the Buzz" on the 96.7 frequency. On May 5, 2005, WVWA and WBZY switched frequencies, turning WBZY into "105.3 the Buzz". For two weeks, the calls of 105.3 were changed to WLCL, so the local media wouldn't be able to predict the move. After the switch, the calls were changed to WBZY. On November 17, 2006, at 9am, 105.3 The Buzz ceased to exist. Some of the on-air staff were fired, and others moved down the dial to sister station WKLS FM 96.1, which was changed from "96 Rock" to "Project 9-6-1". For several days, WBZY-FM simulcasted the new network until it began a loop telling listeners to tune into the new station, as well as advertising the new format of the station. The 105.3 frequency debuted a new regional Mexican format under the name El Patrón on November 26, at 9am. On October 19, 2009, sister station WWVA-FM (then known as Viva 105.7), who had been broadcasting a Spanish AC format, flipped to Rhythmic AC as "Groove 105.7", thus leaving WBZY as Atlanta's only FM Spanish station. This move prompted Clear Channel to merge 105.7's Spanish adult contemporary format with 105.3 (El Patron)'s regional Mexican format. The "Viva" format has moved to El Patron's HD-2 channel.

Bowdon - Georgia, United States - Spanish

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404-607-1336 JUSTIN SCHAFLANDER General Sales Manager 404-962-7059 Richard Rocha Local Sales Manager 404-962-7027 Liz Leos Director of Promotions 404-875-8080

1819 Peachtree St. Suite 700 Atlanta GA, 30309

Justinschaflander@clearchannel.com richardrocha@clearchannel.com Raffy Contigo Director of Programming raffycontigo@clearchannel.com lizleos@clearchannel.com

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