WKQZ

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WKQZ
WKQZ logo.png
CityMidland, Michigan
Broadcast areaSaginaw-Bay City-Midland
BrandingZ-93
SloganThe Rock Station
Frequency93.3 MHz
FormatActive Rock
Power39,000 watts
HAAT169 meters
ClassC2
Facility ID72924
Transmitter coordinates43°50′46″N 84°05′32″W / 43.84611°N 84.09222°W / 43.84611; -84.09222
Former callsignsWRCI (?-1/31/86)
Former frequencies93.5 MHz (?-1986)
AffiliationsDetroit Lions
OwnerCumulus Media
(Radio License Holding CBC, LLC)
Sister stationsWHNN, WILZ, WIOG
WebcastListen Live
Website[1]

WKQZ (a.k.a. The Rock Station, Z93) is an active rock radio station at 93.3 on the FM dial serving east-central Michigan, owned by Cumulus Media. The station is licensed to Midland, Michigan, although its studios are in Saginaw. It also airs Detroit Lions games in the fall.[1]

Programming[edit]

Z93 plays mostly active rock tracks, but also frequents in some classic rock.

Since November 2016, Z93 mornings have been known as "The Morning After with Matt and Adam", hosted by longtime morning show host Adam Shilling and program director Matt Bingham, who returned to the station after he was downsized in 2011. The show replaced "Joe and the Poorboy" as long time morning show mainstay Joe Volk was terminated in August 2016 after being with the station for over 25 years. Middays are voice tracked by longtime Z93 mainstay Jay Randall and afternoons are hosted by MacKenzie.

History[edit]

What is now Z93 was originally WRCI "Easy 93-5", an adult contemporary music station at 93.5 FM in Midland. WRCI was locally programmed at first, but in 1982 affiliated with the "Star Station" adult contemporary format delivered via satellite by Satellite Music Network. The station then tried a country format, known as "Kickin' Country 93.5 WRCI", for a very short period of time. After going off the air briefly, the station changed its calls to WKQZ and adopted its current rock format in 1986, and the station soon afterward shifted from 93.5 to 93.3, enabling a boost in power from 3,000 to 39,000 watts.

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