|Broadcast area||Mankato, Minnesota|
|Slogan||"All The Hits"|
|Frequency||99.1 FM (MHz)|
|First air date||1974|
|Format||Top 40 /CHR|
|HAAT||239 m (784 ft)|
(Digity 3E License, LLC)
|Sister stations||KMKO-FM, KRBI-FM, KYSM-FM|
KEEZ-FM (99.1 FM, "Z99") is an American radio station licensed to serve the community of Mankato, Minnesota and serving the Minnesota River Valley with a Top 40 (CHR) format. The station is owned by Alpha Media, through licensee Digity 3E License, LLC, along with sister stations KYSM-FM, KRBI-FM and KMKO-FM.
The station was granted license on May 15, 1968 as KEYC-FM. The station was started by Lee Enterprises, which also owned KEYC-TV. The station was sold in 1977 to Faribault County Broadcasting Co. for $200,000, principally owned by Paul C. Hedberg and his wife. The station was a Top 40 (CHR) station, and shifted to a Hot AC format in the early 1990s. Hedberg Broadcasting sold the station in 1993 to Nolan Broadcast Group.
From January 1993 to the fall of 2000, KEEZ was owned and operated by Nolan Broadcast Group. KEEZ was managed by Michael E. Nolan, who along with his father Philip E. Nolan owned KAUS-AM/KAUS-FM in Austin, Minnesota. In 2000, the station was sold to Three Eagles Communications.
While Z99 was a Hot Adult Contemporary format playing a mix of hit music from the 1980s, 1990s, 2000s and today, it became a full-fledged Top 40 (CHR) at night as it added hip-hop and Rhythmic Contemporary product to its rotation, thus it could be considered an Adult Top 40. By 2012, Z99 evolved into a full-fledged Top 40 (CHR).
- Z99 website
- Query the FCC's FM station database for KEEZ
- Radio-Locator information on KEEZ
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for KEEZ
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