KKZQ
KKZQ-FM 1001 The Quake logo.png
Broadcast areaAntelope Valley
Frequency100.1 MHz
Branding100.1 The Quake
Programming
FormatClassic rock
Ownership
Owner
KCEL, KGMX, KQAV, KMVE, KOSS, KUTY
History
First air date
2001
Technical information
Facility ID85024
ClassA
ERP340 watts
HAAT189 meters (620 ft)
Links
WebcastListen Live
Website1001thequake.com

KKZQ (100.1 FM, "100.1 The Quake") is a commercial radio station that is licensed to Tehachapi, California, United States and serves the Antelope Valley area. The station is owned by High Desert Broadcasting and broadcasts a classic rock format. KKZQ leases space on KSRY's transmission tower.

History

KKZQ signed on in 2001 with a rhythmic oldies format branded "Mojo 100.1 FM". In 2002, the station flipped to soft adult contemporary as "The Breeze 100.1", formatted very similarly to KOST (103.5 FM), a Los Angeles-based station that could be received in the Antelope Valley. In 2003, KKZQ flipped to modern rock with the branding "The Edge 100.1". That format succeeded because there were no other modern rock-formatted stations audible in the Antelope Valley.

In August 2007, former WLUP-FM (Chicago) on-air personality Mark Zander joined KKZQ as programming director, adding to his existing duties in the same role with sister station KLKZ.[1] Zander resigned from High Desert Broadcasting on June 13, 2008 to manage his own radio content production company.[2]

On March 9, 2015, High Desert Broadcasting merged the active rock programming of KKZQ with the classic rock format of KQAV into a new mainstream rock station, branded "100.1 The Quake".[3] KQAV simulcast KKZQ for five days, then stunted that weekend with a looped message directing listeners to the latter station at 100.1 FM; on March 16, the 93.5 FM frequency flipped to rhythmic oldies. KQAV morning show host Gary Crewes moved to middays on the new KKZQ, while The Edge's Mitchell retained his morning drive timeslot.[4] In October 2017, KKZQ adjusted its format to classic rock, dropping the newer music that it was playing but keeping the Quake branding.

References

  1. ^ "Mark Zander Adds PD Duties At KKZQ". All Access. All Access Music Group. August 6, 2007. Retrieved January 6, 2019.
  2. ^ "Zander Leaves High Desert". All Access. All Access Music Group. June 13, 2008. Retrieved January 6, 2019.
  3. ^ Venta, Lance (March 17, 2015). "Old School 93.5 Launches In Antelope Valley After Quake Move". RadioInsight. RadioBB Networks. Retrieved June 6, 2018.
  4. ^ "KQAV Staffers, Format Merge With Sister KKZQ To Be 100.1 The Quake; Classic Hip-Hop Debuts At 93.5". All Access. All Access Music Group. March 11, 2015. Retrieved June 6, 2018.

Coordinates: 35°04′30″N 118°22′12″W / 35.075°N 118.370°W / 35.075; -118.370