WKZO-FM 96.5 Portage/Kalmazoo

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Simulcast on: WKZO AM 590 Kalamazoo

Slogan/Positioner: WKZO

Format: News-Talk

Web site: www.wkzo.com

E-Mail: visit web site

Power/Height/Class: 6,000 watts / 249 feet / A

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Call Sign History:

  • WKZO-FM: 4/5/2010
  • WYZO: 2/18/2008
  • WFAT: 6/9/1992
  • WUBU: 10/1/1989
  • WLWJ: 12/30/1988

Call Sign Origin: Kalamazoo

On Air Date: Feb 28, 1991

Owner: Midwest Radio Group

Telephone: (269) 327-9965

 

Notes/History:

  • 3/31/2010: Format change from country to news/talk mostly simulcasting sister station WKZO AM 590 Kalamazoo.
  • 2/15/2008: Format change from Classic Hits WFAT to Country as Y 96.5 Kalamazoo Country at 5pm. Final song under rock-based format was "Happy Trails" by Van Halen and the first song with the new country format was "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere" by Alan Jackson. Bob & Tom remain in place for morning drive.
  • 6/2003: License to cover granted for changes granted in Feb 2003
  • 2/2003: Construction permit granted to increase ERP to 6,000 watts @ 249 feet from 3,600 watts @ 259 feet
  • 10/2001: Format change from Adult Contemporary to Classic Hits. Mornings remain syndicated- Bob & Tom replace Rick Dees
  • 4/2000: Station repositions toward mainstream Adult Contemporary from Hot AC
  • June 1992: Acquired by Tri-State Radio from Larry Langford- WUBU calls and Urban AC format move to 106.3 South Bend and FM 96.5 becomes WFAT.
  • 2/28/1991: Station signs on as WUBU with Urban Adult Contemporary format, owned by Larry Langford who also owned 910 AM Cassopolis (which was WLLJ)

 


 

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Kalamazoo County

 

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