WKZA

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For the now-defunct station known for most of its life as WKZA, see WQLE.
WKZA
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City Lakewood, New York
Broadcast area Jamestown NY area
Slogan Kiss FM Todays Best Music
Frequency 106.9 MHz
First air date September 5, 2000 (as WKSQ-FM)
Format Hot Adult Contemporary
ERP 5,100 watts
HAAT 225.0 meters
Class B1
Facility ID 48736
Transmitter coordinates 41°57′31.00″N 79°16′11.00″W / 41.9586111°N 79.2697222°W / 41.9586111; -79.2697222
Callsign meaning KinzuA
tribute to WKZA (AM)
Kisz
Former callsigns WKSQ-FM (2000-2000)
Affiliations American Top 40 with Ryan Seacrest, Backtrax USA, Randy Jackson's Hit List and Nina Blackwood's New Wave Nation
Owner Cross Country Communications, LLC
Sister stations WLKW-FM
Website 1069kissfm.com

WKZA (106.9 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a Hot Adult Contemporary/Contemporary hit radio format. Licensed to Lakewood, New York, USA, the station serves the Jamestown, New York area. The station is currently owned by Cross Country Communications, LLC;[1] it is one of only two commercial radio stations based in southern Chautauqua County not owned by Media One Group (the other being sister station WLKW-FM in Celoron.

History[edit]

The station originally intended to sign on as WKSQ-FM, as FCC records dated September 5, 2000 indicate. On October 9, 2000, the station changed its call sign to the current WKZA,[2] the call sign made popular by a now-defunct AM station in nearby Kane, Pennsylvania. However, the station did not sign on until late November 2000.

The station's first format was a stunt, airing continuous Christmas music. Soon after, the station "officially" signed on with its format of KISS-FM hit radio, which it has maintained ever since.

Personalities heard on WKZA include Heather Skuggen (KISS-FM Morning Show), Joe McMillan and Johnny Nixon. Syndicated programs include American Top 40 with Ryan Seacrest and various shows hosted by Tom Kent.

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