|City||St. Charles, Minnesota|
|Broadcast area||Rochester, Minnesota|
|Slogan||The Rock of Rochester|
|First air date||April 18, 1998(as KLCX)|
|HAAT||174 m (571 ft)|
|Former callsigns||KANP (1996–1997)|
|Owner||Townsquare Media |
(Townsquare Media Rochester License, LLC)
|Sister stations||KDOC-FM, KFIL, KFIL-FM, KOLM, KROC, KROC-FM, KWWK, KYBA|
KDCZ (107.7 FM, "Z Rock 107.7") is a radio station broadcasting a mainstream rock format. KDCZ is licensed to St. Charles, Minnesota, and serves the Rochester, Minnesota metropolitan area. The station is owned by Townsquare Media.
KDCZ signed on April 18, 1998 as KLCX. The KLCX call letters were originally assigned to a station in the Palm Springs, California market in the early 1990s but were surrendered when its new owners changed the format to smooth jazz and the call letters to KJJZ. KLCX aired a classic hits format on 107.7, which moved to 103.9 FM on April 1, 2008, as 107.7 FM flipped to active rock as "Z-Rock 107.7". On March 23, 2010, KDZZ began simulcasting on KDCZ 103.9 FM.
On August 30, 2013, a deal was announced in which Townsquare would acquire 53 Cumulus Media stations, including KDZZ/KDCZ, for $238 million. The deal was part of Cumulus' acquisition of Dial Global; Townsquare and Dial Global were both controlled by Oaktree Capital Management. The transaction was consummated effective November 14, 2013.
On April 13, 2017 at 7:30 a.m., KDCZ split from its simulcast with KDZZ and changed its format to adult hits, branded as "103.9 The Doc". On June 2, 2017, KDZZ took on the KDCZ call sign, after 103.9 changed its call letters to KDOC-FM on May 16.
- Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook 2009 (PDF). 2009. p. D-304. Retrieved October 6, 2018.
- "Official: Cumulus Buys Dial Global, Spins Some Stations To Townsquare; Peak Stations Sold To Townsquare, Fresno Spun To Cumulus". All Access. August 30, 2013. Retrieved August 30, 2013.
- "Cumulus Makes Dial Global And Townsquare Deals Official". RadioInsight. August 30, 2013. Retrieved August 30, 2013.
- Variety Hits 103.9 The Doc is in Rochester Radioinsight - April 13, 2017
- Official website
- Query the FCC's FM station database for KDCZ
- Radio-Locator information on KDCZ
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for KDCZ
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