KDZA
Fox 1350 - Pueblo.png
CityPueblo, Colorado
Broadcast areaPueblo/Colorado Springs
Frequency1350 kHz (HD Radio)
BrandingFox Sports 1350
Programming
FormatSports
AffiliationsFox Sports Radio
Ownership
OwneriHeartMedia, Inc.
(iHM Licenses, LLC)
History
First air date
1927 (as KGHF)
Former call signs
KGHF (1927–1964)
KKAM (1964–1976)
KIDN (1976–1988)
KRYT (1988–1989)
KGHF (1989–2008)
KDZA (2008–2012)
KCCY (2012–2018)
KBPL (1/16/2018-1/23/2018)
Technical information
Facility ID53850
ClassB
Power1,300 watts day
150 watts night
Transmitter coordinates
38°21′28″N 104°38′19″W / 38.35778°N 104.63861°W / 38.35778; -104.63861
Links
WebcastListen Live
Websitefoxsportspueblo.iheart.com

KDZA (1350 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a sports format. Licensed to Pueblo, Colorado, United States, it serves the Colorado Springs area. The station is currently owned by iHeartMedia, Inc. and licensed as CC Licenses.

History

KDZA for most of the 1960s, '70s, and '80s was Pueblo's Top 40 radio station broadcasting at 1230 AM. For a time in the early-to-mid-seventies, KDZA competed with a top-40 station on 1350 AM known as KKAM or "13K." KKAM would eventually become country KIDN, and later return to its KGHF call letters.

KDZA/1230 was shut down in the early 1990s and was sold to Pueblo Community College a few years later, which dropped the legendary call letters for KKPC. KKPC was later sold to Colorado Public Radio. The KDZA call sign was picked up for a Pueblo-based FM oldies station at 107.9 and the station remained a success. When KDZA-FM adopted the Jet 107.9 moniker along with a move towards '70s based hits along with a focus on the Colorado Springs area; current owner Clear Channel decided to revive the KDZA call sign on the signal of its former competitor, AM 1350, by dropping the sports talk format on AM 1350. In late July 2009, the station went back to the sports format. On April 3, 2012, KDZA changed their call letters to KCCY. On April 13, 2012, KCCY changed their format from sports to classic country.

On May 22, 2013, KCCY changed their format back to sports, branded as "Fox Sports 1350".[1] The station changed its call sign to KBPL on January 16, 2018, and back to KDZA on January 23, 2018.

References

  1. ^ "KCCY Returns to Sports".