KBZN

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KBZN
City of license Ogden, Utah
Broadcast area Salt Lake City-Ogden-Provo, Utah
Branding Now 97.9
Slogan Today's Best Music
Frequency 97.9 MHz
First air date 1978 (as KZAN)
Format Hot Adult Contemporary
ERP 26,000 watts
HAAT 1149 meters
Class C
Facility ID 8690
Transmitter coordinates 40°39′35″N 112°12′5″W / 40.65972°N 112.20139°W / 40.65972; -112.20139Coordinates: 40°39′35″N 112°12′5″W / 40.65972°N 112.20139°W / 40.65972; -112.20139
Former callsigns KZAN (1978-1988)
KKGB (1988-1989)
KKWY (1989-1990)
Owner Capital Broadcasting
Webcast Listen Live
Website now979.com

KBZN (Now 97.9 FM, "97.9 FM") is an Hot Adult Contemporary music formatted radio station broadcasting to the Salt Lake City metropolitan area. The station is owned by Capital Broadcasting.[1][2] KBZN was formerly a Smooth Jazz formatted station until September 2008. The station's studios are located at the 257 Tower building in Downtown Salt Lake City and its transmitter site is located southwest of the city on Farnsworth Peak in the Oquirrh Mountains.

History[edit]

During the early 1980s the call letters were KZAN. It was a country format station using the slogan "Great Utah Country."

The station then became known as KKGB, beginning 1988. In 1989, the station changed its call sign to KKWY. As KKGB and KKWY, the station aired a primarily top 40 format. In late 1989, the station's owners placed it into bankruptcy court. The signal went off the air for several months before being purchased by Capital Broadcasting and becoming KBZN ("The Breeze") in 1990, returning to the air with a Smooth Jazz format. In 2009, KBZN made the format switch to Hot AC and the "Now 97.9" moniker.[3]

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