KZGF

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KZGF
Z94.7 logo
City of license Grand Forks, North Dakota
Broadcast area Grand Forks, North Dakota
Branding Z94.7
Slogan "Today's Hit Music"
Frequency 94.7 FM (MHz)
First air date 1970s
Format Commercial; Top 40 (CHR)
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 104 meters
Class C1
Facility ID 54593
Callsign meaning Z94.7 Grand Forks
Former callsigns KNOX-FM (1988-2011)
Owner Leighton Broadcasting
Sister stations KGFK, KNOX, KYCK, KZGF, KZLT-FM
Webcast Listen Live!
Website http://www.z947.com/

KZGF (94.7 FM, "Z94.7") is a radio station broadcasting a Top 40 (CHR) format serving Grand Forks, North Dakota. It first began broadcasting in the 1970s under the call sign KYTN and used the call sign KNOX-FM for several years until 2011. The station is currently owned by Leighton Broadcasting, and competes with Clear Channel's KKXL-FM "XL93".

History[edit]

Formats of KNOX-FM
Name (call signs) Format
Kitten 95 (KYTN) Beautiful Music (1970s-1980)
Lite Rock 95 Adult Contemporary (1980–1984)
Y95 CHR/Top 40 (1984–1988)
Power 95/Laser 95 (KNOX-FM) AOR (1988–1990)
Kool 94.7 Oldies (1990-1995)
Real Country 94.7 Classic Country (1995-2002)
The Rooster 94.7 Classic Country (2002–2007)
Power 94.7 Classic Rock (2007–2009)
94.7 Rocks Classic Rock (2009–2010)
Z94.7 (KZGF) CHR/Top 40 (2010–present)

94.7 first signed on in the 1970s as KYTN, and aired a Beautiful Music format as "Kitten 95". The station later tweaked to adult contemporary as "Lite Rock 95" in 1980, which lasted until May 1984 when it flipped to CHR/Top 40 format as "Y95", competing with KKXL-FM "XL93".

"Y-95" later flipped to album oriented rock (the predecessor to the classic rock format) as "Power 95" with the KNOX-FM call sign in 1988. KNOX-FM later became "Laser 95", until flipping to oldies in 1990 as "Kool 94.7". The station later flipped to a satellite fed classic country format as "Real Country 94.7" during the 1990s. In 2002, it switched to a locally originated classic country as "The New Rooster 94.7".

On September 27, 2007, the station returned to rock with the "Power" moniker as "Power 94.7" with a classic rock format, to compete with Clear Channel's KQHT "96.1 The Fox" and KJKJ "KJ108". The previous classic country format as "The Rooster" was moved to KCNN.

On December 2009, the station rebranded itself as "94.7 Rocks" and added 1990s rock to its classic rock format. On August 23, 2010, the station began stunting as "94.7 Santa FM" under a purely Christmas Music format. On August 25, 2010, the station flipped to "Z94.7" under a CHR/Top 40 format and changed the call sign to KZGF in February 2011. The station began with a Rhythmic CHR lean, but shifted towards a Mainstream CHR format in October 2011.

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former Power 94.7 logo

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Coordinates: 47°48′50″N 96°55′48″W / 47.814°N 96.930°W / 47.814; -96.930