WDCZ is an American radio station in Buffalo, New York which until midnight November 30, 2012 simulcasted WBFO at a frequency of 970 kHz. The owner at that time had announced at 10pm that it would cease operations at midnight. The station was silent for an entire month which gave those who enjoy trying to receive distant stations an opportunity to receive distant signals at or near that frequency that they would not otherwise have. The station returned to the air as WDCZ on January 1, 2013 as a simulcast of WDCX-FM (99.5).On August 29, 2012, Crawford Broadcasting, a Denver based firm, announced its intention to buy the then-WNED for $875,000. A spokeswoman for WNED said a closing date for the sale depended on approval by regulators. Donald B. Crawford, the Crawford Broadcasting president said that he expected his company to take over the station and begin programming it around January 1, 2013. This is a second station for Crawford in the Buffalo market as it is the long time owner of WDCX-FM, whose programming it planned to simulcast in order to further its reach into southern Ontario. The finalization of the sale took place at midnight November 30, 2012, through licensee Kimtron, Inc; the station's call sign was changed the same day to WDCZ.HistoryWDCZ was launched on October 14, 1924 as WEBR. Fran Striker, later famous for co-creating the Lone Ranger, worked for the station in the early 1930s. The station was a commercial operation for its first five decades on air, competing (generally with a measure of success, despite the weakness of its highly directional signal) against competing Buffalo stations. At at least two points in its history it was a sister station to WBEN, during the times when regulatory rules allowed it.