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City of license Joplin, Missouri
Branding NewsTalk 1310 KZRG
Slogan "Radio You Can Depend On!"
Frequency 1310 (kHz)
First air date 1943
Format News/Talk
Power 5,000 Watts (Day)
1,000 Watts (Night)
Class B
Facility ID 71605
Transmitter coordinates 37°7′3″N 94°32′41″W / 37.11750°N 94.54472°W / 37.11750; -94.54472Coordinates: 37°7′3″N 94°32′41″W / 37.11750°N 94.54472°W / 37.11750; -94.54472
Callsign meaning "K-Zimmer Radio Group"
Owner Zimmer Radio, Inc.

KZRG (1310 AM) is a radio station broadcasting from Joplin, Missouri. KZRG can also be heard on 102.9 FM via translator K275BD and HD radio via sister station KIXQ.


The station was previously KOCR and was a Contemporary Christian format owned by Ozark Christian College and was sold to Zimmer Radio in December 2005. Originally the station was launched in 1943 as KFSB (call letters standing for Four States Broadcasting) as a full service A/C and talk station. The current news/talk format was launched December 2005.


Notable weekday programming includes Coast To Coast AM, The KZRG Morning Newswatch, Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, Jason Lewis. Other notable personalities on the station include Kim Komando, Handel On the Law and Route 66 music show celebrating the great mother road.


KZRG has a news operation that includes four full-time news talent. They provide 36 news updates per day Monday-Friday and local news on Saturdays. KZRG is the only news talk station in the 4-state area and the only radio station with local news.


KZRG airs University of Missouri Football, Men's Basketball and select Women's Basketball games. Previous to the 2008-2009 season, all games were broadcast on KZYM, which began carrying Missouri Southern State University Sports.

The station is the home of Carl Junction Football.

May 22, 2011 Tornado[edit]

KZRG was the station on the air with live storm coverage before, during and after the May 22nd Tornado that claimed 161 lives. The third most deadly tornado in American history. The station's of Zimmer Radio lead by KZRG were on the air around the clock for 9 consecutive days with wall to wall storm recovery information.

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