KDCZ
KDCZ Sasquatch 107.7 Rochester 2021.png
Broadcast areaRochester, Minnesota
Frequency107.7 MHz
BrandingSasquatch 107.7
Programming
FormatClassic rock
Ownership
Owner
KDOC-FM, KFIL, KFIL-FM, KOLM, KROC, KROC-FM, KWWK, KYBA
History
First air date
April 18, 1998 (1998-04-18) (as KLCX)
Former call signs
KANP (1996–1997)
KLCX (1997–2008)
KDZZ (2008–2017)
Technical information
Facility ID56252
ClassA
ERP1,950 watts
HAAT174 m (571 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
44°02′24″N 92°13′05″W / 44.040°N 92.218°W / 44.040; -92.218Coordinates: 44°02′24″N 92°13′05″W / 44.040°N 92.218°W / 44.040; -92.218
Links
WebcastListen live
Websitetherockofrochester.com

KDCZ (107.7 FM, "Sasquatch 107.7") is a radio station broadcasting a classic rock format. KDCZ is licensed to St. Charles, Minnesota, and serves the Rochester, Minnesota metropolitan area. The station is owned by Townsquare Media.

History

Logo as KLCX
Logo as KLCX

KDCZ signed on April 18, 1998[1] as KLCX. The KLCX call letters were originally assigned to a station in the Palm Springs, California market in the early 1990s but were surrendered when its new owners changed the format to smooth jazz and the call letters to KJJZ.

Z-Rock 107.7 logo
Z-Rock 107.7 logo

KLCX aired a classic hits format on 107.7, which moved to 103.9 FM on April 1, 2008, as 107.7 FM flipped to active rock as "Z-Rock 107.7". On March 23, 2010, KDZZ began simulcasting on KDCZ 103.9 FM.

On August 30, 2013, a deal was announced in which Townsquare would acquire 53 Cumulus Media stations, including KDZZ/KDCZ, for $238 million. The deal was part of Cumulus' acquisition of Dial Global; Townsquare and Dial Global were both controlled by Oaktree Capital Management.[2][3] The transaction was consummated effective November 14, 2013.

On April 13, 2017 at 7:30 a.m., KDCZ split from its simulcast with KDZZ and changed its format to adult hits, branded as "103.9 The Doc".[4] On June 2, 2017, KDZZ took on the KDCZ call sign, after 103.9 changed its call letters to KDOC-FM on May 16.

On September 2, 2021, at Noon, KDCZ dropped the "Z-Rock" moniker and began stunting with sounds of people hiking around Southeast Minnesota. At 3 p.m. on September 3, the station relaunched as classic rock-formatted "Sasquatch 107.7" (a name already in use at a sister station in Duluth).

References

  1. ^ Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook 2009 (PDF). 2009. p. D-304. Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  2. ^ "Official: Cumulus Buys Dial Global, Spins Some Stations To Townsquare; Peak Stations Sold To Townsquare, Fresno Spun To Cumulus". All Access. August 30, 2013. Retrieved August 30, 2013.
  3. ^ "Cumulus Makes Dial Global And Townsquare Deals Official". RadioInsight. August 30, 2013. Retrieved August 30, 2013.
  4. ^ Variety Hits 103.9 The Doc is in Rochester Radioinsight - April 13, 2017