WKQZ

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WKQZ
WKQZ logo.png
City of license Midland, Michigan
Broadcast area Saginaw-Bay City-Midland
Branding Z-93
Slogan The Rock Station
Frequency 93.3 MHz
Format Active Rock
Power 39,000 watts
HAAT 169 meters
Class C2
Facility ID 72924
Transmitter coordinates 43°50′46″N 84°05′32″W / 43.84611°N 84.09222°W / 43.84611; -84.09222
Former callsigns WRCI (?-1/31/86)
Former frequencies 93.5 MHz (?-1986)
Owner Cumulus Media
Sister stations WHNN, WILZ, WIOG
Webcast Listen Live
Website z93kqz.fm

WKQZ (aka The Rock Station, Z93) is an active rock radio station at 93.3 on the FM dial serving east-central Michigan, owned by Cumulus Media. The station is licensed to Midland, Michigan, although its studios are in Saginaw.

WKQZ can be reached in most of the Mid-Michigan thumb as the signal increases as listeners travel north toward Midland, and decreases as listeners travel south of Flint and Lapeer. As listeners travel southward, WDRQ 93.1 Detroit's signal tends to "bleed" into WKQZ's signal.

Programming[edit]

Z93 plays mostly modern rock tracks, but also frequents in classic rock.

During the weekday morning hours from 5-10 AM (and a re-run program on Saturdays), "Joe and the Poorboy," a local comedic program, airs with select music played during the runtime.

Z93 airs Detroit Lions football in the fall. [1]

History[edit]

What is now Z93 was originally WRCI "Easy 93-5", an adult contemporary music station at 93.5 FM in Midland. WRCI was locally programmed at first, but in 1982 affiliated with the "Star Station" adult contemporary format delivered via satellite by Satellite Music Network. The station then tried a country format, known as "Kickin' Country 93.5 WRCI", for a very short period of time. After going off the air briefly, the station changed its calls to WKQZ and adopted its current rock format in 1986, and the station soon afterward shifted from 93.5 to 93.3, enabling a boost in power from 3,000 to 39,000 watts.

Coverage[edit]

The WKQZ signal covers a large amount of territory in east-central Michigan, from Mio in the north down to Flint in the south and from west of Mount Pleasant eastward into the Thumb.

The station also has many remote broadcasts from different areas, frequenting the counties of Midland, Bay and Saginaw.

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