KLZT
Broadcast areaAustin, Texas
Frequency107.1 MHz (HD Radio)
BrandingLa Z 107.1
Programming
FormatRegional Mexican
SubchannelsHD1: KLZT analog
HD3: Keilah Radio 106.5 (Spanish Christian)
Ownership
Owner
  • Sinclair Telecable Inc.
  • (Waterloo Media Group, L.P.)
KBPA, KGSR, KLBJ-FM, KLBJ, KROX-FM
History
First air date
1986 (as KLIO-FM)
Former call signs
KLIO-FM (7/1986-9/1986)
KSSR (1986–1989)
KGSR (1989–2009)
Technical information
Facility ID9973
ClassC2
ERP49,000 watts
HAAT152 meters (499 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
30°7′18.00″N 97°34′47.60″W / 30.1216667°N 97.5798889°W / 30.1216667; -97.5798889
Translator(s)HD3: 106.5 K293BF (Comanche Trail)
Links
WebcastFM/HD1: Listen live
WebsiteFM/HD1: www.1071laz.com
HD3: www.keilahradio.com

KLZT (107.1 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a Regional Mexican format. Licensed to Bastrop, Texas, United States, the station serves the Austin area. The station is owned by Sinclair Telecable Inc. (not related to television broadcaster Sinclair Broadcast Group, who owns CBS station KEYE-TV) and operated under the name Waterloo Media.[1] The station is also broadcast on HD radio.[2] It bills itself as La Z 107.1 (Spanish for "The Z 107.1"). The station has studios along Interstate 35 in North Austin, and the transmitter site is located southeast of Austin Bergstrom International Airport.

History

The station went on the air as KLIO-FM on July 7, 1986. On September 9, 1986, the station changed its call sign to KSSR; on April 9, 1989, to KGSR; and on December 9, 2009, to the current KLZT.[3]

As KGSR, a series of lineup changes occurred in 2008–09. KROX program director Lynn Barstow added the program director title during this period that saw the exit of long-time employees Susan Castle, "Big" Jyl Herschman, and Bobby Ray (Eakin). Journalist Andy Langer joined Bryan Beck to form an abbreviated morning show called The Late Show, which aired from 8-10 a.m. Beck held down the 6-8 a.m. slot. Long-time program director (and at that time, content coordinator) Jody Denberg was on-air from 1-6 p.m., and long-time KLBJ-FM music director and air personality Loris Lowe holds the 6 p.m.-midnight shift (as well as being the voice of the station's imaging and between song sweepers).

On November 17, 2009, KDHT began stunting, leading to speculation that it would flip to Talk, but on November 20, 2009, Emmis revealed that KGSR would move over to the 93.3 frequency to start a 10-day simulcast until December 1, when KGSR's former 107.1 FM signal takes a Regional Mexican format as KLZT.

KLZT-HD2

On May 27, 2021, KLZT-HD2, which is fed on translator K274AX, changed its format from Spanish contemporary hit radio as "Latino 102.7" to rhythmic hot adult contemporary as "102.7 The Vibe".[4]

On January 18, 2022, K274AX changed its format from rhythmic adult contemporary as "The Vibe 102.7" to Spanish CHR as "Mega 102.7".[5]

On July 25, 2022, K274AX changed its format from Spanish CHR to sports, branded as "ESPN 102.7". KLZT-HD2 has since been silent as the translator parent station has moved back to KBPA-HD2[6]

See also

References

  1. ^ "KLZT Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ "HD Radio Station Guide". HD Radio. iBiquity.
  3. ^ "KLZT Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  4. ^ "The New 102.7 The Vibe Brings a Party to Austin". RadioInsight. Retrieved 2022-09-04.
  5. ^ "Waterloo Media Launches Mega 102.7 Austin". RadioInsight. Retrieved 2022-01-18.
  6. ^ Waterloo Media Launches ESPN 102.7 Austin Radioinsight - July 26, 2022