KOZY (AM)

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KOZY
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City of license Grand Rapids, Minnesota
Broadcast area Iron Range
Branding 1320 KOZY
Frequency 1320 AM (kHz)
First air date January 29, 1948
Format Commercial; Oldies/ Sports; Talk
Power 5,000 watts
Class B
Facility ID 34971
Callsign meaning Pronounced as cozy
Former callsigns KBZY-AM
Affiliations ABC News Radio,
Minnesota Twins Radio Network
Minnesota News Network
Owner Jim and Colleen Lamke
Lamke Broadcasting
Sister stations KMFY
Website kozyradio.com

KOZY (originally pronounced as cozy) is a talk/oldies radio station broadcasting on 1320 AM in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. It is owned by Lamke Broadcasting along with its sister station, KMFY.

The Super Cruiser[edit]

The Super Cruiser is KOZY's promotional vehicle used in parades and on location reporting. Originally a 1971 Chevy Ambulance, It was retired and sold to KNNS-FM (Now KOZY's Sister station, KMFY). The Super Cruiser has had many color schemes over the years including Yellow, 2 tone blue, and the current black.

Programming[edit]

KOZY AM 1320 is a live, locally produced radio station.

KOZY is the Grand Rapids area affiliate for the ABC Information Network, with hourly news updates from ABC, and several ABC Sports reports as well. KOZY is also an affiliate of the Minnesota News Network with hourly newscasts of statewide news, generally at the bottom of each hour. MNN also provides several Minnesota sports programs throughout the day. KOZY's exclusive network of affiliations afford them the opportunity to present information of all types in an accurate and rapid fashion. You'll also hear live local area news throughout the day.

KOZY broadcasts games for the Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Timberwolves, Minnesota Golden Gophers (college), Minnesota Wild. The Minnesota Vikings NFL Football Games air on sister station, KMFY.

KOZY is also the longtime flagship station of Grand Rapids High School sports. They also feature "Thunderhawk Talk", a program of news from Grand Rapids High School.

KOZY airs syndicated programming including "Little Known Facts" with Chaz Allan, "The Hippie Radio Show" with Charlie Butcher, "Classic Countdown" with Dick Bartley, as well as "The Beatle Years", and "Elvis Only"

KOZY's music programming features the hit songs of the mid-1950s through the mid-1970s. A music library of literally thousands of musical selections provides a very wide music base generally exceeding that of typical "oldies" radio stations.

DJs[edit]

  • Morning - Tim Edwards & Jason Groth "The Morning Mess"
  • Mid-Day - Jason Groth
  • Afternoon - Kathy Lynn
  • Evening - Tyler Nesset
  • Late evenings - Hal 2000

Former D.J's[edit]

  • Bill Betz
  • Dale Randall
  • Dave Michaels (Frechette)
  • Neal Miller
  • Jon Paulson
  • Jim Voltz
  • Kenn Fideldy- News
  • Erin Anderson
  • Bill Kirwin (Also former owner)
  • Jim Mickelson (News & Sports)
  • Bobby Mambo (Hachey)
  • Greg Salo
  • Mr. Mergatroid
  • Larry Johnson
  • Harry Wills
  • "Bud" Germ
  • Dennis Melde
  • Clayton Kruger
  • Mark Masters (Lallak)
  • Jon Toivonen
  • Nicole Zorman
  • Michael Davis

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 47°10′22″N 93°27′10″W / 47.17278°N 93.45278°W / 47.17278; -93.45278