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WTUZ

WTUZ-FM 99.9FM is an American radio station with studios located in New Philadelphia, Ohio, serving Tuscarawas County and surrounding counties. WTUZ's primary signal covers 965 square miles. The population within this primary coverage area is approximately 120,000.

The station first broadcast on Tuscarawas Valley radios on May 1, 1990. It operates 24 hours a day with a power output of 5,300 watts at 347 feet (106 m) above average terrain at 99.9 MHz FM making it Tuscarawas County's most powerful station.

Known as Z-Country, the station combines today's best country music with classic country songs. WTUZ's news department reports Fox News and local news, weather and area sports.

Ed Schumacher headed a group that acquired the license for 99.9 FM in September 1989. The station continues to be locally owned with Schumacher being the principle of the corporation, serving as President and General Manager.

WTUZ is a member of the National Association of Broadcasters, the Ohio Association of Broadcasters, and the station has been accepted into the ranks of the International Broadcasters Idea Bank.

The station has twice been nominated by the National Association of Broadcasters as Small Market Station of the Year and the station was nominated in 2006 for a Crystal Award for outstanding community service.

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