WNAZ Changes Format

WNAZ-FM/Nashville, a Christian radio pioneer station in the Nashville market for over 36 years, will change their programming on August 13, 2003 to a progressive Christian CHR format.
With the constant changing scenery within contemporary music, the management of WNAZ (89.1 in Nashville, 91.5 in Dickson) has decided to transform their programming to a more aggressive format, which they are calling “progressive CHR.” The move comes after spending several years as a Christian AC outlet in middle Tennessee.
Station PD Dave Queen says, “We took a good hard look at where we were formatically, and looked at the Nashville radio landscape, and found there to be a niche that no one was filling. For whatever reason, the more youthful music that is available with an affirmative message simply isn’t being played in this community. We plan to change that.
“With the rise of artists like Stacie Orrico, Sixpence None The Richer, P.O.D., Switchfoot, MercyMe and others, the mass population is obviously wanting more positive music to listen to as an alternative to what is now out there. Our focus will be the best music from different genres that hit the populace on the bulls-eye of their listening preferences.”
The format flip will take place on the morning show at precisely 6:00am with a fresh, new direction in imaging, production and music. The station will now be called “The All New NAZ – The New Music Revolution.” Prior to the launch, the station will go “dark” for several hours on Tuesday, August 12 to notify listeners and the public of its move to the new format.
WNAZ is an outreach of Trevecca Nazarene University on the eastside of Nashville, TN. The station reports their heavy hits to ChristianActivities.com on a monthly basis.

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