|Broadcast area||Amarillo, Texas|
|Branding||93.1 the Beat|
|Slogan||"The Beat of Amarillo"|
|First air date||1977|
|Format||Rhythmic Top 40|
(Cumulus Licensing LLC)
|Sister stations||KARX, KNSH, KPUR-FM/AM, KZRK-FM|
KQIZ-FM is a Rhythmic Top 40 music formatted radio station in Amarillo, Texas, United States. KQIZ is owned by the media company, Cumulus Media. Its studios are located at the Amarillo Building downtown on Polk Street, and its transmitter tower is based north of the city on the property of television station KFDA-TV in unincorporated Potter County.
It was originally a Top 40 radio station called Z-93. In September 2000, it altered its format from the Pop/CHR-styled Top 40 format to the current one consisting of Hip Hop, R&B and some Dance music and changed its name to 93.1 The Beat. The first song under their new format was "Party Up" by rapper DMX.
KQIZ was owned by Wiskes Abaris Communications until they were acquired by Cumulus Media in 1998.
As of February 1, the full-time personalities were:
- The Kidd Kraddick Morning Show
- Deana E! McGuire
- "93.1 KQIZ picking up 'The Beat'." Amarillo Globe-News. Retrieved July 18, 2006.
- "Firm buys Z-93, Z-Rock, 4 other stations pending FCC's OK " Amarillo Globe-News. Retrieved July 18, 2006.
- Query the FCC's FM station database for KQIZ
- Radio-Locator information on KQIZ
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for KQIZ
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