KTZR (AM)

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KTZR
City Tucson, Arizona
Branding 1450 KTZR
Slogan The Talk of Tucson
Frequency 1450 (kHz) (also on HD Radio)
First air date 1947
Format News/Talk
Power 1,000 watts
Class C
Facility ID 68316
Former callsigns KKPW (1986-1988)
KFXX (1/1988-5/1988)
KTZR 1988-2003)
KWFM (2003-2011)
Owner iHeartMedia, Inc.
(CC Licenses, LLC)
Sister stations KMIY, KNST, KYWD, KOHT, KRQQ, KXEW
Webcast Listen Live
Website 1450ktzr.iheart.com

KTZR is a commercial radio station located in Tucson, Arizona, broadcasting on 1450 AM. KTZR airs a news/talk format. Its studios are located north of downtown Tucson along Oracle Road, while the transmitter site is southeast of downtown.

History[edit]

For years the station played an oldies format that played rock and roll hits of the 1950s and 1960s as "Cool 1450".

This station became "Funny 1450", as a comedy station, at 10AM on January 26, 2011; the last song on Cool was "Hello, Goodbye" by The Beatles.

On November 28, 2011, KWFM changed their format to Spanish adult hits, branded as "La Preciosa 1450" under new calls, KTZR.

On September 25, 2016 iHeartMedia announced that KTZR would flip to News/Talk the following day. The new “Talk Of Tucson” will duplicate some of the programming of sister station KNST in different timeslots. The Glenn Beck Radio Program will add a live clearance on KTZR while continuing on KNST on a delay. Other shows that will air on KTZR include Trending Today with Rusty Humphries, The Savage Nation, Michael Berry, Rob Hunter, America Now with Meghan McCain, Ground Zero with Clyde Lewis, and Alex Jones. KTZR will also serve as the flagship for the new Tucson Roadrunners of the American Hockey League.[1]

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Coordinates: 32°12′04″N 110°56′48″W / 32.20111°N 110.94667°W / 32.20111; -110.94667