WKZA

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For the now-defunct station known for most of its life as WKZA, see WQLE.
WKZA
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City of license Lakewood, New York
Broadcast area Jamestown NY area
Slogan Kiss FM Todays Best Music
Frequency 106.9 MHz
First air date 5 September 2000 (as WKSQ-FM)
Format Hot Adult Contemporary
ERP 5,100 watts
HAAT 225.0 meters
Class B1
Facility ID 48736
Transmitter coordinates 41°57′31.00″N 79°16′11.00″W / 41.9586111°N 79.2697222°W / 41.9586111; -79.2697222
Callsign meaning KinzuA
tribute to WKZA-AM
Kisz
Former callsigns WKSQ-FM (2000-2000)
Affiliations American Top 40 with Ryan Seacrest, Backtrax USA, Randy Jackson's Hit List and Nina Blackwood's New Wave Nation
Owner Cross Country Communications, LLC
Sister stations WLKW-FM
Website 1069kissfm.com

WKZA (106.9 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a Hot Adult Contemporary/Contemporary hit radio format. Licensed to Lakewood, New York, USA, the station serves the Jamestown, New York area. The station is currently owned by Cross Country Communications, LLC;[1] it is one of only two commercial radio stations based in southern Chautauqua County not owned by Media One Group (the other being sister station WLKW-FM in Celoron.

History[edit]

The station originally intended to sign on as WKSQ-FM, as FCC records dated 5 September 2000 indicate. On 9 October 2000, the station changed its call sign to the current WKZA,[2] the call sign made popular by a now defunct AM station in nearby Kane, Pennsylvania. However, the station did not sign on until late November 2000.

The station's first format was a stunt, airing continuous Christmas music. Soon after, the station "officially" signed on with its format of KISS-FM hit radio, which it has maintained ever since.

Personalities heard on WKZA include Bill Dorion (KISS-FM Morning Show), JJ Michaels, Joel Keefer and Tom Kent. Syndicated programs include Fox All Access, American Top 40 with Ryan Seacrest, Backtrax USA, Randy Jackson's Hit List, and Nina Blackwood's New Wave Nation. Weather is provided by Mike Cejka of WIVB-TV in Buffalo, New York.

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