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City Spokane, Washington
Broadcast area Spokane/Eastern Washington, Northeastern Oregon, Northern Idaho, Western Montana and Northwestern Wyoming areas
Branding Oz 95.7
Slogan Legends of Rock
Frequency 1330 kHz
Translator(s) 95.7 K239CL (Spokane)
First air date 1960 (as KCFA)
Format Classic rock
Power 5,000 watts (daytime only)
Class D
Facility ID 65985
Callsign meaning OZ (station branding)
Former callsigns KCFA (1959-1974)
KMBI (1974-2016)
Owner Legend Broadcasting, LLC
(Radio Station KMJY, LLC)
Sister stations KNHK-FM
Webcast Listen Live

KYOZ is a radio station based in Spokane, Washington, serving Eastern Washington, Northeastern Oregon, Northern Idaho, Western Montana and Northwestern Wyoming, owned by Legend Broadcasting, LLC. The AM station broadcasts at 1330 kHz during daytime hours only. In November 2013, the station, then known as KMBI, was knocked off the air by copper thieves. It was estimated to cost thousands of dollars to get the station back on the air.[1]

On December 29, 2014, KMBI broke away from its simulcast of KMBI-FM to bring Spokane its first Spanish outlet. Selected programming from Moody Radio continued to be featured on the AM.

On September 21, 2016, KMJY, LLC was granted a construction permit to move K237DS, an FM translator licensed to Walla Walla, Washington to Spokane as a translator for KMBI, operating on 95.7 MHz with a power of 127 watts.

On October 11, 2016, the Moody Bible Institute sold KMBI to Radio Station KMJY, LLC, who changed the station's call letters to KYOZ and began stunting.

On October 28, 2016, KMJY, LLC, signed K237DS (operating on channel 239, 95.7 MHz) on the air simulcasting the stunt programming of KYOZ. The translator was issued a license to operate at 95.7 MHz on November 29, 2016, as K239CL.

On October 29, 2016, KYOZ began airing a classic rock format, branded as "Oz 95.7". The station is an affiliate of the syndicated Pink Floyd program "Floydian Slip."

On January 31, 2017, KYOZ was granted an FCC construction permit that would allow night operation of 23 watts.


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Coordinates: 47°36′17″N 117°21′27″W / 47.60472°N 117.35750°W / 47.60472; -117.35750