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Broadcast area Winona/Tyler, Texas
Branding The Blaze 102.7 - 106.9
Frequency 102.7 MHz
First air date 1998
Format Rhythmic Contemporary
ERP 9,300W
HAAT 162 m (531 feet)
Class C3
Callsign meaning K BLAZE
calls are worded to say "Blaze"
Owner Reynolds Radio
Website http://www.theblaze.fm/

KBLZ ("The Blaze 102.7/106.9") is a Rhythmic Contemporary radio station serving East Texas. KBLZ in Winona, Texas broadcasts at 102.7 MHz with an ERP of 9.3 kW. The station is part of a simulcast with KAZE, licensed to Ore City, Texas and serves the Longview area, which broadcasts at 106.9 MHz with an ERP of 8.2 kW. Both stations are owned by Reynolds Radio. Studios are located on Grande Boulevard south of downtown Tyler, and KBLZ's transmitter is located east of Tyler in Smith County.


KBLZ, which signed on in 1998 (as KBKV), and KAZE, whose sign-on was in 1989 (as KWSK, licensed previously to Daingerfield), have been simulcasting their format since 1999. This format has a Hip Hop/R&B music lean but also incorporates Rhythmic Pop/Dance into the mix, the only station in Tyler and Longview to do so.

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Coordinates: 32°23′10″N 95°06′43″W / 32.386°N 95.112°W / 32.386; -95.112