KLLZ-FM

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KLLZ-FM
KLLZ logo
City Walker, Minnesota
Broadcast area Bemidji, Minnesota
Branding Z99
Slogan "Northern Minnesota's Classic Rock Station Z99"
Frequency 99.1 FM (MHz)
First air date 1984
Format Classic rock
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 154 meters
Class C1
Facility ID 28656
Owner Hubbard Broadcasting, Inc.
(HBI Radio Bemidji, LLC)
Sister stations KBUN, KBHP, KBUN-FM, KKZY
Website z99fm.com

KLLZ-FM (99.1 FM, "Z99") is a radio station broadcasting from Bemidji, Minnesota (licensed to Walker, Minnesota), and airs a classic rock format. It has a wide coverage area across northern Minnesota, and enjoys a huge listening audience. KLLZ is owned by Hubbard Broadcasting, Inc. The Bemidji studios are located at 502 Beltrami Avenue, downtown Bemidji. The original transmitter site was along Highway 71, near Lake George. At the same time as the Hubbard sale, a new transmitter and antenna were installed at the existing KBHP transmitter site.

Z99 is the official radio station of Moondance Jam, a four-day outdoor concert held in Walker, Minnesota every July.

Hubbard Broadcasting announced on November 13, 2014 that it would purchase the Omni Broadcasting stations, including KLLZ-FM.[1] The sale was completed on February 27, 2015, at a purchase price of $8 million for the 16 stations and one translator.[2]

Programming[edit]

Live programming begins at 6 am with Jack Hicks and Scott Williams. Their show features sports reporting with Kevin Jackson, weather with Tom Szymanski and local news with Rob Mills. Scott is also the voice of Bemidji State Hockey on (Lakeland Public Television) KAWE channel 9, covers Beaver Football and Basketball for the campus television station KBSU channel 17, and is co-host of "College Hockey Tonight" on KBUN AM 1450. Mark Edwards is live from 2 pm to 7pm. Mark is a radio veteran from the Duluth area who arrived at Z99 in 2001.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hubbard Picks up 16 Stations From Omni". Radio Ink. November 13, 2014. Retrieved November 13, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Hubbard Closes on 16 MN Stations from Omni". Radio Online. February 27, 2015. Retrieved March 2, 2015. 

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Coordinates: 47°12′50″N 94°55′19″W / 47.214°N 94.922°W / 47.214; -94.922