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City Billings, Montana
Broadcast area Billings Metropolitan Area
Branding The Zone
Slogan "Today's New Rock"
Frequency 96.3 MHz
First air date 1998
Format Active rock
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 212 meters (696 ft)
Class C1
Facility ID 78476
Transmitter coordinates 45°45′37″N 108°27′9″W / 45.76028°N 108.45250°W / 45.76028; -108.45250Coordinates: 45°45′37″N 108°27′9″W / 45.76028°N 108.45250°W / 45.76028; -108.45250
Owner Connoisseur Media
(Connoisseur Media Licenses, LLC)
Webcast Listen Live

KRZN (96.3 FM, "The Zone") is a commercial radio station in Billings, Montana. KRZN airs an active rock music format. Among the programs it airs is the Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx program. The station airs what it calls "6-packs" of rock which are commercial-free six-song blocks.

"The Zone" became Billings' first modern rock or alternative radio station. The format of music it plays has sometimes been referred to as new rock as well. Its playlist tends to be a mix of alternative acts, active rock, as well as 1980s classic rock. It began broadcasting as "The Zone" in June 2000. It had formerly played a country music format.


In June 2006, KRZN was acquired by Cherry Creek Radio from Fisher Radio Regional Group as part of a 24 station deal with a total reported sale price of $33.3 million.[1] It was later acquired by Connoisseur Media.[2]


  1. ^ "Deals". Broadcasting & Cable. 2006-06-19. 
  2. ^ KBLG-AM, KRKX and KRZN in Billings sold

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