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KEZO logo.png
City Omaha, Nebraska
Broadcast area Omaha–Council Bluffs metropolitan area
Branding Z-92
Slogan Everything That Rocks
Frequency 92.3 MHz (also on HD Radio)
92.3 HD2 KXSP
First air date May 15, 1961
Format Mainstream Rock
ERP 95,000 watts
HAAT 360.9 meters (1184 feet)
Class C0
Facility ID 74105
Transmitter coordinates 41°18′16″N 96°1′41″W / 41.30444°N 96.02806°W / 41.30444; -96.02806Coordinates: 41°18′16″N 96°1′41″W / 41.30444°N 96.02806°W / 41.30444; -96.02806
Callsign meaning EaZy listening Omaha - refers to previous format
Owner E.W. Scripps Company
(Scripps Broadcasting Holdings LLC)
Sister stations KKCD, KMTV-TV, KQCH, KSRZ, KXSP
Webcast Listen Live

KEZO-FM (92.3 MHz Z-92) is a commercial FM radio station in Omaha, Nebraska. It is owned by E.W. Scripps Company.[1] KEZO airs a mainstream rock radio format. Studios and offices are on Mockingbird Drive in south Omaha, and the station's transmitter is off North 72nd Street and Crown Point at the Omaha master antenna farm.[2]

Todd-n-Tyler (Mike Tyler and Todd Brandt) host the station's morning show, with the program syndicated to other radio stations. KEZO broadcasts the sports programming from its sister station KXSP on its HD Radio digital audio subchannel.


On May 15, 1961, the station signed on as WOW-FM, a sister station to 590 WOW (now KXSP).[3] After initially simulcasting the AM station, it switched to broadcasting beautiful music. It become a Top 40 station for a short time in the early 1970s under the call letters KFMX. Then it switched back to easy listening music, and, in 1973, changed its call letters to KEZO, standing for EaZy Omaha. The station flipped to rock music at 9 a.m. on September 6, 1978, still keeping its KEZO call letters but using the identification Z-92.[4]

Notable former Z-92 announcers include Otis XII of the group Ogden Edsl and his long-time partner Diver Dan Doomey. A popular long-running feature of their morning show was Space Commander Wack, produced by Ralph Caldwell who was also the voice of announcer Yerzik Narge. Other recurring characters included the Mean Farmer and Lance Stallion, Radio Detective. Some notable DJs include Chuck Yates, Joe Blood, Rick Setchell, and Tim Bourke.

Corporate Merger[edit]

Journal Communications and The E.W. Scripps Company announced on July 30, 2014 that the two companies would merge to create a new media company under the E.W. Scripps Company name that would own the two companies' broadcast properties, including KEZO-FM. The transaction was completed in 2015.[5]


  1. ^ "Login to All Access - Breaking Radio News and Free New Music -". Retrieved 23 April 2018. 
  2. ^ "KEZO-FM Radio Station Coverage Map". Retrieved 23 April 2018. 
  3. ^ Broadcasting Yearbook 1977 page C-137
  4. ^ "KEZO History". Retrieved March 11, 2013. 
  5. ^ "E.W. Scripps, Journal Merging Broadcast Ops". TVNewsCheck. July 30, 2014. Retrieved July 31, 2014. 

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