WAVD (97.1 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a classic hits format. Licensed to Ocean Pines, Maryland, United States, the station serves Ocean City, Maryland. The station is currently owned by Forever Media.

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Broadcast areaOcean City, Maryland
Frequency97.1 MHz (HD Radio)
Branding97.1 The Wave
FormatClassic hits
AffiliationsBroadcast Architecture
Westwood One
  • Forever Media
  • (FM Radio Licenses, LLC)
First air date
1991 (as WZJO)
Former call signs
WZJO (1991-1994)
WLFX (1994-1998)
WQJZ (1998-2011)
Call sign meaning
WAVe Delmarva
Technical information
Facility ID53490
ERP4,600 watts
HAAT114 meters (374 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
38°22′52.00″N 75°10′32.00″W / 38.3811111°N 75.1755556°W / 38.3811111; -75.1755556
WebcastListen Live

WQJZ featured Jones Radio Networks' Smooth Jazz programming until that feed was discontinued on September 30, 2008, as a consequence of Jones having been purchased by Triton Media Group, which also operates the Dial Global stable of 24-hour music formats. Like other former Jones affiliates, WQJZ aired programming from the Broadcast Architecture Network's smooth/urban AC format.

On April 8, 2011, WQJZ changed their format to classic hits, branded as "97.1 The Wave". On April 19, 2011, WQJZ changed their call letters to WAVD to go with "The Wave" branding.



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