KKZQ

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KKZQ
City of license Tehachapi, California
Broadcast area Antelope Valley
Branding 100.1 The Quake
Slogan The AV's Rock Station
Frequency 100.1 MHz
First air date 2001
Format Mainstream rock
ERP 340 watts
HAAT 189 meters
Class A
Facility ID 85024
Owner High Desert Broadcasting LLC
Sister stations KCEL, KGMX, KQAV, KMVE, KOSS, KUTY
Website 1001thequake.com

KKZQ (100.1 FM, "The Quake") is a commercial radio station registered to Tehachapi, California, and broadcasting from Palmdale, California to the Antelope Valley area. KKZQ leases space on KSRY's tower.

History[edit]

KKZQ signed on in 2001 as Rhythmic Oldies "Mojo 100.1 FM".

In 2002, KKZQ flipped to Soft AC as "The Breeze 100.1", formatted very similarly to the already well established KOST 103.5 FM in Los Angeles (which could be received in the Antelope Valley).

In 2003, KKZQ flipped its format to Modern Rock The Edge 100.1. The format stuck because there were no other Modern Rock formatted stations audible in the Antelope Valley.

On March 10, 2015 KKZQ shifted their format to mainstream rock, branded as "100.1 The Quake".[1]

Programming[edit]

The station programming includes local programming starting with Mitchell, who is on during the morning. Gilbert is on during the midday and hosts the Lunchblocks at noon. Barone is on afternoons. Hardrive XL is on evenings. Hardrive can also be heard for two hours Sunday evenings followed by two hours with Full Metal Jackie.

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Coordinates: 35°04′30″N 118°22′12″W / 35.075°N 118.370°W / 35.075; -118.370