KZAP (FM)

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KZAP
City of license Paradise, California
Broadcast area Chico, California
Branding 96.7 KZAP
Slogan Chico's Greatest Hits
Frequency 96.7 MHz
First air date June 4, 1977 (as KNVR)
Format Classic Hits
ERP 1,500 watts
HAAT 393 meters
Class B1
Facility ID 56714
Former callsigns KNVR (1977-1992)
KZZP (1992-1995)
Owner Mapleton Communications
Website classichits967.com

KZAP (96.7 FM) is a commercial radio station licensed to Paradise, California, with studios and offices in and broadcasting to the Chico, California, area. KZAP airs a classic hits format.

History[edit]

The station signed on the air on June 4, 1977 as KNVR-FM, then in 1992 changed to KZZP. In 1995 The "Z" switched to "A" and the current call letters KZAP became reality. KZAP became the market's AC leader in 2000 as "Star 96.7" and in 2002 switched to Rhythmic Top 40 as "Club 96.7". Program director is Randy Zachary, former owner and main on-air personality at KYIX-FM.

On June 18, 2007 KZAP flipped to adult album alternative and adopted the KPIG brand for the Chico area. The format was not successful in the market, and on May 10, 2010 the station switched to its news/talk format.[1] The station then decided to change to an oldies format in March 2011 called "Classic Hits 96.7".

KZAP has become Chico's mainstream local radio station with mornings hosted by long-time Chico radio personalities Randy and Monica Zachary complemented by local news, local sports, weather and NBC News.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Urseny, Laura (May 11, 2010). "Local station switches to talk radio". Chico Enterprise-Record. Retrieved May 11, 2010. 

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Coordinates: 39°57′45″N 121°42′44″W / 39.9624°N 121.7122°W / 39.9624; -121.7122