KXRZ

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KXRZ (FM)
KXRZ - Z99 (logo).jpg
CityAlexandria, Minnesota
Broadcast areaDouglas County, Minnesota
BrandingKXRZ - Z99
Slogan"90s and Now!"
Frequency99.3 MHz
First air dateFebruary 2000
FormatCommercial; Hot Adult Contemporary/Adult Top 40
ERP12,000 watts
HAAT85 meters
ClassC3
Facility ID6651
Former callsignsKSTQ (1983-1999)
AffiliationsWestwood One
OwnerParadis Broadcasting Inc.
Sister stationsKXRA-FM, KXRA
WebsiteZ99 Website

KXRZ (99.3 FM, "Z99") is a Hot Adult Contemporary/Adult Top 40 formatted radio station in Alexandria, Minnesota, United States. "Z99" is owned by Paradis Broadcasting Inc. which also owns KXRA-FM and KXRA.

The station airs Westwood One's Hot AC format at all times besides the morning show. Every Sunday, Calvary Lutheran Church airs their 8:30am worship service at 10:30am.

History[edit]

Lakes 99.3 (KSTQ)[edit]

Z99 originally started out as The Lakes 99.3 (KSTQ) owned by Branstock Communications. In December 1998, the FCC canceled the license of 3 radio stations: KSTQ Alexandria, KMSR Sauk Centre, and KMGK Glenwood. The station was purchased by Paradis Broadcasting in 2000 at which time the call letters were changed to KXRZ.

Z99 (KXRZ)[edit]

In February 2000, Paradis Broadcasting began broadcasting Z99 on a Hot Adult Contemporary satellite feed from Jones Radio Networks. until December 2008, due to the purchase from Triton Media Group. Jones Hot AC was then relocated into Dial Global's portfolio replacing "Bright AC". KXRZ - Z99 currently is an affiliate of Westwood One and carries their Hot AC format.

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