KCLZ
Simulcasting KCLB-FM Coachella
Broadcast areaTwentynine Palms, Palm Springs
Frequency95.5 MHz
Branding93.7 KCLB
Programming
FormatMainstream rock
Ownership
Owner
KCLB-FM, KDES-FM, KDGL, KKUU, KNWZ, KPSI-FM, K297BO
History
First air date
1996
Former call signs
KKCM (6/2011-10/2011)
KQCM (2011-2014)
Technical information
Facility ID183327
ClassA
ERP3,800 watts
HAAT70 meters (230 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
34°09′16″N 116°12′4″W / 34.15444°N 116.20111°W / 34.15444; -116.20111Coordinates: 34°09′16″N 116°12′4″W / 34.15444°N 116.20111°W / 34.15444; -116.20111
Repeater(s)93.7 MHz (KCLB)
Links
WebcastListen Live
Website937kclb.com

KCLZ (95.5 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a mainstream rock music format, simulcasting KCLB 93.7 FM Coachella, California.[1] Licensed to Twentynine Palms, California, United States, the station is currently owned by Alpha Media LLC, through licensee Alpha Media Licensee LLC.[2]

On September 22, 2016, KCLZ was granted a Federal Communications Commission construction permit to increase the effective radiated power to 6,000 watts.

History

The Federal Communications Commission issued a construction permit for the station to Desert Willow Broadcasters on February 5, 1993.[3] The station was assigned the call sign KHWX on March 12, 1993, and changed its call sign to KKJT on July 22, 1994. The station received its license to cover on October 21, 1996.[4] On October 6, 1997, the station's license was assigned by Desert Willow to Three D Radio, Inc.[5] On January 26, 1999, the station changed its call sign to KDHI. Following a bankruptcy filing by Three D, the station's license was assigned on July 6, 2004, to Copper Mountain Broadcasting. The price for the transaction, which included the license for sister station KKJT, was $350,000.[6] The station changed its call sign to the current KCLZ on January 3, 2014.[7]

On October 20, 2011, KQCM and its CHR format moved from 92.1 FM Joshua Tree, CA (now KKCM, simulcasting country-formatted KXCM 96.3 FM Twentynine Palms, CA) to 95.5 FM Twentynine Palms, CA (new frequency that just signed on the air).

On January 1, 2014, KQCM and its CHR format moved to 105.3 FM Twentynine Palms, CA (formerly talk-formatted KRSX-FM), while the 95.5 FM frequency became a simulcast of mainstream rock-formatted KCLB 93.7 FM Coachella, CA, under new calls, KCLZ.

On May 21, 2015, Morris Communications' MCC Radio, LLC closed on its acquisition of KCLZ in exchange for KFSQ.

Morris Communications sold KCLZ and thirty-two other stations to Alpha Media LLC effective September 1, 2015, at a purchase price of $38.25 million.

References

  1. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Summer 2009. Retrieved August 4, 2009.
  2. ^ "KCLZ Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved May 4, 2017.
  3. ^ "Application Search Details". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved May 4, 2017.
  4. ^ "Application Search Details". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved May 4, 2017.
  5. ^ "Application Search Details". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved May 4, 2017.
  6. ^ "Application Search Details". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved May 4, 2017.
  7. ^ "KCLZ Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved May 4, 2017.