Station Profile

WTUZ Radio Inc. is celebrating 23 years of dedicated community service in Tuscarawas County

WTUZ Radio Inc., also know as Z-Country, is a full service station programming local news, sports, weather, FOX News Radio and modern country music." Tuscarawas County is located in the eastern part of Ohio, about 11/2 hours south of Cleveland and west of Pittsburgh, two hours northeast of Columbus and 30 miles south of Canton. Tuscarawas County has a population of 92,000 and growing.

Format: WTUZ 99.9 FM entertains with today’s best country offering a unique format that combines today’s hits with classic country songs. Programming also includes the popular FOX News Radio.

Demographics: WTUZ 99.9FM attracts listeners from a wide-range of generations. Around the nation Country Music draws over 45.5 million adults each week, making it the highest cumulative audience of all formats.  In a six county area we have over 35,000 listeners each week. (2005 survey)

WTUZ was awarded the prestigious National Association of Broadcaster’s 2009 "Crystal Award" for outstanding community service.

Power: WTUZ 99.9FM broadcasts with 5,300 watts at 347 ft. above average terrain making it the most powerful station in Tuscarawas County.

Coverage: WTUZ 99.9FM has a primary signal covering 965 miles. The population within our primary coverage is approximately 120,000.

News & Sports: WTUZ 99.9FM provides local news Monday-Friday every thirty minutes from 6:00am- 9:00am. The afternoon news airs at Noon, and every hour from 3:00pm to 6:00pm. Saturday News begins at 8:00am and runs every hour until noon. WTUZ also airs FOX News Radio throughout the week at the top of the hour every hour to keep our local community informed. The WTUZ News Team has been recognized in 2012 and 2013 in Division II as the Most Outstanding News Operation in the State of Ohio by the Associated Press. Local weather is provided by Severe Weather Team 9 meteorologist and runs twice an hour every hour with the exception of special programming.

Promotions: WTUZ 99.9FM, Z-Country, holds a variety of contests including daily birthday contests, monthly anniversary contests and on-air and/or website contests. We give away concert tickets for local events and major concerts within our community and region. There is always something happening at WTUZ 99.9FM Z-Country. 
Listeners: WTUZ Radio's mass-market appeal is reflected in the growing popularity of country music. Country music is the most listened-to format with the target audience for this format 18 to 54, with a core of 25 to 45 year old adults.

WTUZ Radio's listeners include working men and women. These PRIME CONSUMERS respond to advertising on WTUZ. For over 20 years, the buying power of our audience has motivated businesses to invest in advertising on WTUZ. WTUZ offers an excellent return on your advertising dollar.

According to the Country Music Associations MRI Country Listener Analysis the following data reflects the popularity of Country Music:

39.8% of Country Music listeners reside in the top Demographic Market Area.

Each week, more than 45,487,700 adults listen to Country radio stations nationwide.

More than 25% of adult radio listeners tune to Country radio.

Country Music artists are used in national ads and corporate promotions by: Bud Light,
Chevrolet, Dillards, Dodge, Dr. Pepper, FeBreze Scentstories, KFC, Stetson, TracFone Wireless, Waffle House and Whirlpool