|City of license||Miami|
|Broadcast area||Miami metro area|
|Slogan||Continuous Soft and Easy Favorites|
|Frequency||93.1 MHz (also on HD Radio)|
|First air date||November 1, 1960 (as WKAT-FM)|
|Former callsigns||WKAT-FM (1960-1971)
|Owner||Cox Media Group|
|Webcast||Listen Live - Party 93.1 HD2|
WFEZ (93.1 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a Soft AC format on analog and HD1 and a Dance format on its HD2 channel. Licensed to Miami, Florida, USA, the stations serves Miami-Dade, Broward, and most of Palm Beach Counties. WFEZ is currently owned by Cox Media Group.1
93.1 FM was originally WKAT-FM, then classical WTMI, which ran from 1971 to noon, New Year's Eve 2001, when it flipped to a Pure Dance format and became WPYM, "Party 93.1, South Florida's Pure Dance Channel." The station earned an "Innovators Award" from Billboard magazine in 2002 and a "Best Dance Radio Station Award" at the 2004 Dancestar USA honors.2
WPYM's demise came on February 14, 2005. With poor ratings, Cox Radio took advantage of the sudden departure of WZTA (when it flipped from Rock to Hispanic Rhythmic as WMGE) by picking up the Active Rock format and taking the call letters WHDR, calling itself "93 Rock". It became a mainstream rock station per Mediabase & Nielsen BDS reports in 2008 after continued failure with the active rock format.
On November 20, 2010 at 6 am, due to underwhelming ratings with their Mainstream Rock Format, WHDR began stunting with Christmas music, with a new format after the holidays. At midnight on December 26, 2010, the station flipped to a Soft AC format and became "Easy 93.1". The first 5 songs to be played were "Easy" by The Commodores, "Something" by The Beatles, "You've Got a Friend" by James Taylor, "My Special Angel" by Bobby Helms, and "Greatest Love of All" by Whitney Houston. Unlike WHDR and WPYM, the station has become a runaway success, moreso then many analysts anticipated. As of May 2012, the station is in 2nd place in the PPMs, right behind Sister station WHQT.
- 6AM-10AM: Susan Wise
- 10AM-3PM: Gary Williams
- 3PM-7PM: Jeanne Ashley
- 7PM-12AM: Delilah
On March 24, 2008, Cox radio relaunched "Party 93.1" on its HD2 subcarrier. Like its predecessor, this one is also running jockless but the dance music being played this time around is more broadened with more music from the Trance & House genre. In March 2011, the station, which had only been available on HD radio devices within the WFEZ listening area, began streaming on the internet again for the first time since 2006.
- Query the FCC's FM station database for WFEZ
- Radio-Locator information on WFEZ
- Query Arbitron's FM station database for WFEZ