KRZI

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KRZI
KRZI logo.jpg
City of license Waco, Texas
Broadcast area Waco, Texas
Branding 1660 ESPN Radio
Frequency 1660 kHz
Translator(s) 100.9 K265DV (Temple)
First air date January 9, 1998
Format Sports
Audience share 2.1, #11 (Fa'05, R&R[1])
Power 10,000 watts (day)
1,000 watts (night)
Class B
Facility ID 87179
Transmitter coordinates 31°24′46.00″N 97°12′38.00″W / 31.4127778°N 97.2105556°W / 31.4127778; -97.2105556
Former callsigns KAXY (1998–1999)
KRZX (1999–2004)
Affiliations ESPN Radio, Westwood One
Owner Simmons Media Group
(Simmons Austin, LS, LLC)
Sister stations KLRK, KRQX, KWBT
Website 1660espn.com

KRZI (1660 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a sports format. Licensed to Waco, Texas, USA, the station serves the Waco area. The station is currently owned by Simmons Media Group[2] which has announced that it will be selling its entire Waco station cluster to M&M Broadcasters. The sale is expected to imminently close upon FCC approval.[3] KRZI features programing from ESPN Radio and Westwood One.

KRZI and its sister stations gained ownership by a company named Simmons Media. The transition was officially made in the summer of 2004. While the station airs local programming, roughly 75 percent is ESPN content. The stations have the broadcast rights for the NFL, the Texas Rangers, The Baylor Bears and NCAA Basketball and Football. Simmons, based in Salt Lake City, Utah, owns and operates Simmons Radio in Utah, Western Broadcasting, Simmons Lone Star Media, Simmons Outdoor Media, Simmons Ventures and the most prominent travel-related company in the Western United States, Morris Murdock Travel.

History[edit]

The station was assigned the call letters KAXY on 1998-01-09. On 1999-08-30, the station changed its call sign to KRZX then on 2004-10-07 to the current KRZI.[4]

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