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Easy 106.5 Debuts In Jacksonville

Easy 106.5 WEZI Jacksonville Cox Media Soft AC Hot 99.5 Duval Cox Media launched Soft AC “Easy 106.5” WEZI Ponte Vedra Beach at 12pm today after a few hours of stunting with a loop of Commodore’s “Easy”.

The first hour of Easy 106.5 featured:
Gino Vannelli – Living Inside Myself
Stevie Nicks & Don Henley – Leather and Lace
Tina Turner – I Don’t Wanna Fight
Barbra Streisand & Andy Gibb – Guilty
Genesis – Follow You Follow Me
Stevie Wonder – Part Time Lover
Elton John – Little Jeannie
Billy Joel – Honesty
Michael Jackson – Man In The Mirror
Bananarama – Cruel Summer
Doobie Brothers – What A Fool Believes
Kool and the Gang – Joanna
Bette Midler – From A Distance

Sept. 29, 2015 – This afternoon at 12 p.m. Cox Media Group (CMG) Jacksonville launched the new Easy 106.5 (WEZI). Easy 106.5 will entertain listeners with an Adult Contemporary format featuring core artists like:
Lionel Richie
Elton John
Billy Joel
Air Supply
Hall & Oates

Listeners can also stream their favorite music online at www.easy1065.com.

“We couldn’t be more excited to bring this incredible music back to the listeners of Jacksonville,” said CMG Jacksonville Operations Manager Todd Shannon. “The New Easy 106.5’s unique blend of Refreshing and Relaxing music, paralleled with its dedication to community involvement and social engagement, will help it quickly become an at-work and at-play favorite to many on the First Coast.”

Original Report 8/28: Following the move of Urban AC “Hot 106.5” WHJX Ponte Vedra Beach/Jacksonville, FL to 99.5 W258CN, Cox Media will likely launch Soft AC “Easy 106.5” on Thursday, October 8.

WHJX has changed its call letters to WEZI and as we reported below Easy1065.com was registered the same day in April as MyHot995.com. A Twitter account with the new logo promoting the October 8 launch is already live.

The original report was only available to our Premium subscribers.

Original Report 9/23: Cox Media is preparing to launch a new format while moving another in Jacksonville, FL.

With the impending launch of 99.5 W258CN Jacksonville, Cox will move Urban AC “Hot 106.5” WHJX Ponte Vedra Beach to the 99.5 translator. MyHot995.com which was registered anonymously in April was transferred yesterday to Cox’s servers. The 210 watt at 276 meter translator CP was purchased by Cox last December for $350,000 (Coverage Map).

Following the move of Hot to 99.5, Cox will launch Soft AC “Easy 106.5” on WHJX. Easy1065.com was registered the same day as MyHot995.com and a Twitter account is already live with the logo and branding promoting a launch date of Thursday, October 8.

Since the launch of WHJX in May 2013, the station has forced a shift of iHeartMedia’s incumbent Urban AC “V101.5” WSOL-FM to Classic Hip-Hop. A Soft AC on 106.5, which was teased prior to the launch of Hot would take on Renda Broadcasting’s market leading AC 96.1 WEJZ.

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Lance Venta is the Owner and Publisher of RadioInsight.com and a consultant for RadioBB Networks specializing in integration of radio and the internet. Lance has two decades of experience tracking the audio industry and its use of digital platforms.

2 Comments

  1. Profile photo of JeremyAndrews


    Cox does a good Soft AC format.

  2. Profile photo of troygud1


    WEZI will eventually become Jacksonville’s first choice for workday music. Just fellow sibling stations WDUV & WFEZ (Easy 99.1)-Both stations have really captured their respect markets-In Tampa Bay & Miami, respectively.

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