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KFYZ Z 94.5 logo.jpg
City Ellwood, California
Broadcast area Santa Barbara, California
Branding Z 94.5
Slogan The New Sound Of Z94.5
Frequency 94.5 MHz
First air date February 6, 1989 (as KCQR)
Format Top 40 (CHR)
ERP 810 watts
880 watts with beam tilt
HAAT 899 metres (2,949 feet)
Class B
Facility ID 61058
Transmitter coordinates 34°31′34″N 119°57′32″W / 34.526°N 119.959°W / 34.526; -119.959
Former callsigns KCQR (1989–1995)
KSPE-FM (1995–2010)
Owner Rincon Broadcasting LLC
(Rincon License Subsidiary LLC)
Sister stations KIST, KSBL, KSPE, KTMS, KTYD
Website z945.com

KFYZ (94.5 FM, "Z94.5") is a commercial radio station in Santa Barbara, California, broadcasting on 94.5 FM. Previously a simulcast of Regional Mexican KIST, the station flipped to a Top 40/CHR format on December 23, 2010, with an emphasis on upbeat currents and classic party hits from the 1980s and 1990s. In April 2012, the station started to shift its focus on more present day Top 40 hits.[1]


Rock (1989–1995) 94 Rock
Regional Mexican (1995–2005) La Musical
Regional Mexican (2005-2010) La Preciosa
Rhythmic AC (2010–2012) Z94.5
CHR/Top 40 (2012–present)


  1. ^ "KFYZ Flips From Spanish To English Hits" from All Access (December 23, 2010)

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Coordinates: 34°31′34″N 119°57′32″W / 34.526°N 119.959°W / 34.526; -119.959