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City of license Renton, Washington
Broadcast area Seattle
Branding The Z Twins
Frequency 1420 kHz
First air date 1982
Format Urban AC, Blues
Power 1,000 watts (day)
500 watts (night)
Class B
Callsign meaning One of theZ Twins: KRIZ(s) Bennett, owner
Former callsigns KSCR (1982-1984)
Owner Seattle Medium
(Kris Bennett Broadcasting)

KRIZ (1420 AM) is a radio station broadcasting an Urban Contemporary format. Licensed to Renton, Washington, USA, it serves the Seattle area. The station is currently owned by the Seattle Medium.

KRIZ is a flagship station for The Z Twins, a trio of radio stations serving the Puget Sound region, most notably the African-American communities of King and Pierce County, Washington.

The Z Twins were so named as, at the time, the company only owned two stations, KRIZ and KZIZ. After KYIZ signed on, however, the name stuck, despite now having three stations in the family.

KRIZ shares its studios with KYIZ and KZIZ in the city's Central District east of downtown, and its transmitter is located in Renton.

As KSCR[edit]

KRIZ originally began in 1982 as KSCR with the slogan South(King)County Radio & had an Adult Contemporary music format. Today, the KSCR calls belong to a station in Eugene, Oregon.

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Coordinates: 47°26′25″N 122°12′09″W / 47.44028°N 122.20250°W / 47.44028; -122.20250