KEZO-FM

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KEZO-FM
KEZO logo.png
City of license Omaha, Nebraska
Broadcast area Omaha, Nebraska
Branding Z-92
Slogan Everything That Rocks
Frequency 92.3 MHz (also on HD Radio)
Format Mainstream rock
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 360.9 meters
Class C0
Facility ID 74105
Transmitter coordinates 41°18′16″N 96°1′41″W / 41.30444°N 96.02806°W / 41.30444; -96.02806Coordinates: 41°18′16″N 96°1′41″W / 41.30444°N 96.02806°W / 41.30444; -96.02806
Callsign meaning EZ listening Omaha -- refers to the beautiful music format the station had prior to becoming Z-92
Owner Journal Communications
(sale to The E.W. Scripps Company pending)
(Journal Broadcast Corporation)
Sister stations KKCD, KMTV-TV, KQCH, KSRZ, KXSP
Webcast Listen Live
Website z92.com

KEZO-FM (92.3 FM), better known as Z-92, is a mainstream rock radio station in Omaha, Nebraska. It is owned by Journal Broadcast Group.[1]

Todd-n-Tyler host the station's morning show, with a replay starting at 10:00 P.M.

Notable former Z-92 announcers include Otis XII of the group Ogden Edsl and his long-time partner Diver Dan Doomey. A popular long-running feature of their morning show was Space Commander Wack, produced by Ralph Caldwell who was also the voice of announcer Yerzik Narge. Other recurring characters included the Mean Farmer and Lance Stallion, Radio Detective. Some notable DJs include Chuck Yates (also known as "Chuckster of Love"), Joe Blood, and Rick Setchell.

KEZO broadcasts ESPN Radio originating from sister station KXSP on its HD Radio digital audio subchannel.

History[edit]

The station began as WOW-FM, sister station to WOW (now KXSP), broadcasting beautiful music. After becoming a Top 40 station for a short time in the early 1970s under the call letters KFMX, it reverted to beautiful music and, in 1973, changed the call letters to KEZO. The station became Z-92 in 1978.[2]

Journal Communications and The E.W. Scripps Company announced on July 30, 2014 that the two companies would merge to create a new broadcast company under the E.W. Scripps Company name that will own the two companies' broadcast properties, including KEZO-FM. The transaction is slated to be completed in 2015, pending shareholder and regulatory approvals.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.allaccess.com/mediabase/q/report/stations/by/format/for/R5
  2. ^ "KEZO History" (HTML). NebraskaRadio.com. Retrieved March 11, 2013. 
  3. ^ "E.W. Scripps, Journal Merging Broadcast Ops". TVNewsCheck. July 30, 2014. Retrieved July 31, 2014. 

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