KKBZ

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KKBZ
KKBZ-FM 105.1 The Blaze logo.jpg
City of license Auberry, California
Broadcast area Fresno, California
Branding 105.1 The Blaze
Slogan Fresno's Best Rock
Frequency 105.1 MHz
First air date 1992 (as KSLK)
Format Mainstream rock
ERP 600 watts
HAAT 570 meters (1,870 ft)
Class B1
Facility ID 38455
Transmitter coordinates 37°4′25″N 119°25′52″W / 37.07361°N 119.43111°W / 37.07361; -119.43111Coordinates: 37°4′25″N 119°25′52″W / 37.07361°N 119.43111°W / 37.07361; -119.43111
Former callsigns KXDR (1990-1992)
KSLK (1992-1994)
KGST-FM (1994-1995)
KLBN (1995-2008)
Owner Lotus Communications
Sister stations KLBN, KHIT-FM, and KGST
Webcast Listen Live
Website 1051theblaze.com

KKBZ (105.1 FM, "The Blaze") is an American radio station broadcasting a mainstream rock format. Licensed to Auberry, California, the station serves the greater Fresno/Clovis area. "105.1 The Blaze" features bands such as AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, Metallica, Mötley Crüe, Stone Temple Pilots, Rush and Def Leppard. The station is currently owned by Lotus Communications Corp.[1]

History[edit]

The station was assigned call sign KXDR on July 12, 1990. On March 27, 1992, the station changed its call sign to KSLK, on October 7, 1994, to KGST-FM, on August 1, 1995, to KLBN, and on May 5, 2008, to the current KKBZ. The station did make headlines when they fired they're very popular morning show "Jen Lipp in the Morning," hosted by largely popular morning rock DJ Jennifer Lipp and co-hosted by a new-to-the business Kris DeVold. The station got major backlash from social media as well as local press. They then cycled through a syndicated morning show out of Sacramento only to eventually return to an all-music morning.

Programming[edit]

The current weekday lineup includes music in the mornings followed by a 105-minute commercial-free music block. The mid-day shift allows listeners to make request's and win concert tickets, prizes, and food. Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx of Mötley Crüe airs overnight. Weekends include Dee Snider with a 2 hour show called House Of Hair which features hair and metal bands from the 1980s.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "KKBZ Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 

The current weekday lineup includes music in the mornings followed by a 105-minute commercial-free music block. The mid-day shift allows listeners to make request's and win concert tickets, prizes, and food. "Mandatory Metallica" at 9pm (3 Metallica songs in a row). Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx of Mötley Crüe airs overnight. Weekends include Dee Snider with a 2 hour show called House Of Hair which features hair and metal bands from the 1980s.

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