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CityAmarillo, Texas, United States
Broadcast areaAmarillo, Texas
Branding"Radio By Grace"
Frequency99.7 MHz
(HD Radio)
Translator(s)K272EM (102.3 MHz, Amarillo, rebroadcasts HD2)
K284BH (104.7 MHz, Amarillo, rebroadcasts HD4)
First air date1994 (as KRQA)
FormatContemporary Christian (KRBG simulcast)
ERP21,500 watts
HAAT107 meters
Facility ID33449
Former call signsKRQA (1993-1994)
KFMA (2/1994-10/1994)
KBUD (1994-1995)
KLLR (1995-1997)
OwnerGrace Community Church of Amarillo
WebcastListen Live

KBZD (99.7 FM) known as "Radio By Grace" is a contemporary Christian formatted radio station in Amarillo, Texas, United States. Its studios are located in west Amarillo and its transmitter is in unincorporated Randall County.


KBZD signed on as soft AC KRQA in 1993 and quickly changed its call letters to KFMA, known on the air as 99.7 KFM in early 1994. In late 1994, the call letters and format changed again, this time to KBUD, an automated rhythmic leaning mainstream CHR that billed itself as "Your Bud 99.7." In May 1995, the call letters and format changed again and it became KLLR "Clear 99.7" another soft AC format. In 1997, the call letters changed one final time to KBZD and the station started broadcasting a blues format. Bilingual Top 40 was next Hot 997 (2003-2004) and later flipped to Tejano as Tejano FM (2004-2005). Next, KBZD became Rhythmic Contemporary 99.7 The Party from 2005 to 2006, followed by 99.7 for the holidays from November 15, 2006 to December 25, 2006, when it became Energy 99-7. In December 2007 to late March 2008.

In late March 2008, KBZD switched to a Tejano format.

In October 2012, KBZD changed formats once again switching from a tejano format to a classic country format

In June 2013, KBZD switched formats once again from classic country to an all divas format.

On July 26, 2013, KBZD changed their format to hot adult contemporary, branded as "Fun 99.7".

On July 10, 2017, KBZD changed their format from hot adult contemporary to a simulcast of religious-formatted KRBG 88.7 FM Umbargar.[1]


  1. ^ Radio By Grace Expands Into Amarillo Radioinsight - July 11, 2017

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Coordinates: 35°06′50″N 101°49′19″W / 35.114°N 101.822°W / 35.114; -101.822