Augusta's rock station gets a signal boost

Monday, Jan. 16, 2012 11:56 AM
Last updated 9:42 PM
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Rock music returned to Augusta’s airwaves Monday afternoon at 5 p.m., and fans were celebrating on the Facebook page of Beasley Broadcast Group’s 95 Rock, radio station WCHZ-FM.

Talk radio replaced rock back in August on 95.1 FM, with the rock music bumped back on the dial to 93.1 FM, a signal many listeners complained was too weak to pick up in Augusta. Until Monday, listeners were urged to stream the station online at 95rock.com.

No immediate reason was given for the changeover, but Producer Chuck Williams thanked listeners on the Facebook page for their support and patience “as we worked through all of this.”

“Could NOT have done it without all of you,” Williams wrote.

Facebook posts from listeners on WCHZ’s page indicated the station could be heard in Augusta, Edgefield County, S.C., and Waynesboro, Ga., but not Salley.

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augfootballfan
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augfootballfan 01/16/12 - 12:16 pm
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Does this mean Lex and Terry

Does this mean Lex and Terry will resume as well. Was the only good reason to listen to that station

Insider Information
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Insider Information 01/16/12 - 01:29 pm
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Music or Austin? Easy choice.

Music or Austin? Easy choice.

dhpsmp
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dhpsmp 01/16/12 - 01:40 pm
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Talk Radio and Austin will
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Talk Radio and Austin will still be on 95.1 and all you others who do not wish to know what is happening can still listen to banging trash can lids on 95.5

David Parker
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David Parker 01/16/12 - 02:22 pm
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Wonder if the return will

Wonder if the return will include the drive home w/ Jordan? Hate it all you want, it ain't boring while sitting on Bobby Jones waiting for green lights.

formerlawman1217
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formerlawman1217 01/16/12 - 04:32 pm
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glad to have our traditional

glad to have our traditional rock station back on the air, bout dang time. sure do miss lex and terry in tha morning on the drive to work.

wildman
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wildman 01/16/12 - 04:36 pm
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MUSIC is the answer.

MUSIC is the answer.

fatboyhog
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fatboyhog 01/16/12 - 05:24 pm
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Austin who?

Austin who?

MercadiesMX1983
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MercadiesMX1983 01/16/12 - 07:44 pm
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Lex & terry will resume as

Lex & terry will resume as scheduled but no Jordan zah. So glad to have you guys back!!!! PLEASE never leave us again!

tgentry
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tgentry 01/16/12 - 09:14 pm
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Glad to hear Rock is back

Glad to hear Rock is back instead of simulcasting the AM station. I tried to listen to the news talk but found it came in better on the AM side instead of the FM. which was strange. Anyway Augusta needs more music choices. The few they have are not that good. BOB is a rerun of a mp3 playlist that has gotten old. No decent country stations, etc. etc.

Insider Information
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Insider Information 01/16/12 - 09:50 pm
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Austin is the name of the

Austin is the name of the narrator on the audio book version of the Chronicle.

David Parker
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David Parker 01/17/12 - 07:06 am
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Not quite on topic here,

Not quite on topic here, however, I'd really like to see the ASU radio station start developing itself and become more of a presence. Put it on the list anyway.

Clemintime
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Clemintime 01/17/12 - 08:15 am
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I'm still a little confused.

I'm still a little confused. Did the Beasley Group boost the signal on 93.1, replace the talk with rock on 95.1, or just make the rock available online?

Austin Rhodes
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Austin Rhodes 01/17/12 - 08:41 am
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The company secured the 95.5

The company secured the 95.5 signal from another local broadcaster (Rob Hunnicutt, the owner of WKZK), so 95 Rock will be on both (95.5 and 93.1) frequencies, as well as delivered over the internet.

95.1 will remain WGAC-FM.

bdouglas
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bdouglas 01/17/12 - 08:54 am
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I, for one, enjoy the talk on

I, for one, enjoy the talk on 95.1, including Austin's show. I never could listen to AM stations...something about the lo-fi sound bugged me as a musician, so I never could stand to listen to anything but a football game now and then. So I went from no talk radio at all to quite a bit. I wouldn't be mad if they got rid of Rush (will never happen) and that Michael Savage guy. If I wanted to hear people full of themselves and angry all day long, I'd just bring up politics at work. heh

omnomnom
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omnomnom 01/17/12 - 09:05 am
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amen bdouglas.

amen bdouglas.

Austin Rhodes
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Austin Rhodes 01/17/12 - 11:40 am
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David Parker...the ASU radio

David Parker...the ASU radio station battle has been waged since before I was a student there in the mid-80's. We learned the hard way that the "college station" , WACG, has a permanent trust fund in place AS LONG AS they favor/feature classical music.

ll2
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ll2 01/17/12 - 06:37 pm
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@Clemintime...u are correct.

@Clemintime...u are correct. It's not a well written enough piece to make that determination.

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