KLZT

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KLZT
La Z 107.1.png
City Bastrop, Texas
Broadcast area Austin, Texas
Branding La Z 107.1
Slogan ¡Puros Trancazos!
Frequency 107.1 MHz (also on HD Radio)
Translator(s) 102.7 K274AX (Austin, relays HD2)
First air date 1986 (as KLIO-FM)
Format Regional Mexican
HD2: Spanish CHR Latino 102.7
HD3: Americana KDRP-LP
ERP 49,000 watts
HAAT 152 meters (499 ft)
Class C2
Facility ID 9973
Transmitter coordinates 30°7′18.00″N 97°34′47.60″W / 30.1216667°N 97.5798889°W / 30.1216667; -97.5798889Coordinates: 30°7′18.00″N 97°34′47.60″W / 30.1216667°N 97.5798889°W / 30.1216667; -97.5798889
Former callsigns KLIO-FM (7/1986-9/1986)
KSSR (1986-1989)
KGSR (1989-2009)
Owner Emmis Communications
(Emmis Austin Radio Broadcasting Company, L.P.)
Sister stations KBPA, KGSR, KLBJ-FM, KLBJ (AM), KROX-FM
Webcast Listen Live
Website 1071LaZ.com
latino1027.com (HD2)

KLZT (107.1 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a Regional Mexican format. Licensed to Bastrop, Texas, United States, the station serves the Austin area. The station is currently owned by Emmis Communications.[1] The station is also broadcast on HD radio.[2] It bills itself as La Z 107.1 (Spanish for "The Z 107.1"). The station has studios along Interstate 35 in North Austin, and the transmitter site is located southeast of Austin Bergstrom International Airport.

History[edit]

The station went on the air as KLIO-FM on July 7, 1986. On September 9, 1986, the station changed its call sign to KSSR; on April 9, 1989, to KGSR; and on December 9, 2009, to the current KLZT.[3]

As KGSR, a series of lineup changes occurred in 2008-09. KROX program director Lynn Barstow added the program director title during this period that saw the exit of long-time employees Susan Castle, "Big" Jyl Herschman, and Bobby Ray (Eakin). Journalist Andy Langer joined Bryan Beck to form an abbreviated morning show called The Late Show, which aired from 8-10 a.m. Beck held down the 6-8 a.m. slot. Long-time program director (and at that time, content coordinator) Jody Denberg was on-air from 1-6 p.m., and long-time KLBJ-FM music director and air personality Loris Lowe helds the 6 p.m.-midnight shift (as well as being the voice of the station's imaging and between song sweepers).

On November 17, 2009, KDHT began stunting, leading to speculation that it would flip to Talk, but on November 20, 2009, Emmis revealed that KGSR would move over to the 93.3 frequency to start a 10-day simulcast until December 1, when KGSR's former 107.1 FM signal takes a Regional Mexican format as KLZT.

Latino 102.7[edit]

On May 23, 2013, translator K274AX switched its feed from KGSR-HD3's comedy format to KLZT-HD2's Spanish-language pop as "Latino 102.7."[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "KLZT Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  2. ^ "HD Radio Station Guide". HD Radio. iBiquity. 
  3. ^ "KLZT Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  4. ^ "Emmis Launches Hispanic Format in Austin". Radio Ink. May 23, 2013. Retrieved May 23, 2013. 

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