KLZT

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KLZT
City of license Bastrop, Texas
Broadcast area Austin, Texas
Branding La Z 107.1
Slogan ¡Puros Trancazos!
Frequency 107.1 MHz (also on HD Radio)
Translator(s) 102.7 K274AX (Austin, relays HD2)
First air date 1986 (as KLIO-FM)
Format Regional Mexican
HD2: Spanish CHR Latino 102.7
HD3: Americana KDRP
ERP 49,000 watts
HAAT 152 meters (499 ft)
Class C2
Facility ID 9973
Transmitter coordinates 30°7′18.00″N 97°34′47.60″W / 30.1216667°N 97.5798889°W / 30.1216667; -97.5798889Coordinates: 30°7′18.00″N 97°34′47.60″W / 30.1216667°N 97.5798889°W / 30.1216667; -97.5798889
Former callsigns KLIO-FM (7/1986-9/1986)
KSSR (1986-1989)
KGSR (1989-2009)
Owner Emmis Communications
(Emmis Austin Broadcasting Company, LP)
Sister stations KBPA, KGSR, KLBJ-FM, KLBJ (AM), KROX
Webcast Listen Live
Website 1071LaZ.com

KLZT (107.1 FM) is a radio station broadcasting an Regional Mexican format. Licensed to Bastrop, Texas, USA, the station serves the Austin area. The station is currently owned by Emmis Communications.[1] The station is also broadcast on HD radio.[2] It builds itself as La Z 107.1, (Spanish for "The Z 107.1.") The station has studios along Interstate 35 in North Austin, and the transmitter site is located southeast of Austin Bergstrom International Airport.

History[edit]

The station went on the air as KLIO-FM on 1986-07-02. On 1986-09-09, the station changed its call sign to KSSR, on 1989-04-09 to KGSR, and on 2009-12-09 to the current KLZT.[3]

A series of lineup changes occurred in 2009, wherein journalist Andy Langer joined Bryan Beck to form an abbreviated morning show called "The Late Show," which airs from 8-10am. Beck holds down the 6-8am slot. Long-time program director (currently content coordinator) Jody Denberg is on-air from 1-6pm and long-time KLBJ-FM music director and air personality Loris Lowe holds the 6P-MID shift (as well as being the voice of the station's imaging and between-song sweepers). KROX program director Lynn Barstow added program director stripes in the 2008-9 shakeup that saw the exit of long-time employees Susan Castle, "Big" Jyl Herschman, and Bobby Ray (Eakin).

Latino 102.7[edit]

On May 23, 2013, translator K274AX switched its feed from KGSR-HD3's comedy format to KLZT-HD2's Spanish-language pop as "Latino 102.7."[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "KLZT Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  2. ^ "HD Radio Station Guide". HD Radio. iBiquity. 
  3. ^ "KLZT Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  4. ^ "Emmis Launches Hispanic Format in Austin". Radio Ink. May 23, 2013. Retrieved May 23, 2013. 

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