KDZZ

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KDZZ
KDZZ ZROCK107.7-103.9 logo.png
City St. Charles, Minnesota
Broadcast area Rochester, Minnesota
Branding Z-Rock 107.7
Slogan The Rock of Rochester
Frequency 107.7 MHz
First air date 1996 (as KANP)
Format Mainstream rock
ERP 1,950 watts
HAAT 174 m (571 ft)
Class A
Facility ID 56252
Former callsigns KANP (1996-1997)
KLCX (1997-2008)
Owner Townsquare Media
(Townsquare Media Rochester License, LLC)
Sister stations KDCZ, KFIL, KFIL-FM, KOLM, KROC, KROC-FM, KWWK, KYBA
Webcast Listen Live!
Website therockofrochester.com
KDCZ
City Eyota, Minnesota
Broadcast area Rochester, Minnesota
Branding 103.9 The Doc
Slogan Musical Doctor
Frequency 103.9 MHz
First air date April 1, 2008 (as KDZZ on 103.9)
Format Adult hits
ERP 1,300 watts
HAAT 172.7 m (567 ft)
Class A
Facility ID 162261
Former callsigns KDZZ (3/05/2008-3/21/2008)
KLCX (2008-2010)
Owner Townsquare Media
(Townsquare Media Rochester License, LLC)
Sister stations KDZZ, KFIL, KFIL-FM, KOLM, KROC, KROC-FM, KWWK, KYBA
Website 1039thedoc.com

KDZZ (107.7 FM, "Z Rock 107.7") and KDCZ (103.9 FM) were a pair of simulcasting radio stations broadcasting a mainstream rock format. KDZZ is licensed to St. Charles, Minnesota and KDCZ is licensed to Eyota, Minnesota, they serve the Rochester, Minnesota metropolitan area. The stations are owned by Townsquare Media.

History[edit]

KDCZ began as KLCX on the 107.7 frequency, which is now KDZZ, and moved to 103.9 on April 1, 2008. 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 in 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 is part of Cumulus' acquisition of Dial Global; Townsquare and Dial Global are both controlled by Oaktree Capital Management.[1][2] The transaction was consummated effective November 14, 2013.

On April 13, 2017 at 7:30 am KDCZ split from its simulcast with KDZZ and changed their format to adult hits, branded as "103.9 The Doc".[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "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. 
  2. ^ "Cumulus Makes Dial Global And Townsquare Deals Official". RadioInsight. August 30, 2013. Retrieved August 30, 2013. 
  3. ^ Variety Hits 103.9 The Doc is in Rochester Radioinsight - April 13, 2017

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Coordinates: 44°02′24″N 92°13′05″W / 44.040°N 92.218°W / 44.040; -92.218