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KZJZ 106.7 Babbitt Ely MN.jpg
Broadcast areaEly, Minnesota
Frequency106.7 MHz
BrandingReal Presence Radio
FormatCatholic talk radio
OwnerReal Presence Radio
First air date
Former call signs
KOAD (1998-2017)
Technical information
Facility ID18530
ERP19,000 watts
HAAT131 meters
Transmitter coordinates
47°41′18″N 91°54′21″W / 47.68833°N 91.90583°W / 47.68833; -91.90583
Translator(s)W288AI (105.5 MHz, Ely)

KZJZ is an FM radio station on 106.7 MHz licensed to Babbitt, Minnesota. KZJZ is owned by Real Presence Radio.


95.3 FM Grand Marais (as WXXZ) and 106.7 FM Babbitt (as KOAD) formerly simulcast KQDS-FM from Duluth. In 2017, Midwest Communications sold W288AI (Ely), WXXZ (Grand Marais) and KAOD (Babbitt) to Aurora Broadcasting, finding that the rural stations did not fit their business.[1]

In 2017, WXXZ and KOAD both changed their callsigns. WXXZ changed their callsign to WVVE, and KOAD changed their callsign to KZJZ.

In May 2018, after stunting, WVVE and KZJZ launched an adult album alternative format branded as "Radio North Of Ordinary."[2] It was the first full-time AAA format in the region.[3]

In December 2018, Aurora Broadcasting announced that they would sell KZJZ (106.7 FM) and FM translator W288AI (105.5 FM) to Real Presence Radio.[4] The sale was consummated on April 30, 2019.


  1. ^ "New radio stations sign on for the North Shore, Boundary Waters". Boreal. May 29, 2018. Retrieved October 7, 2019.
  2. ^ "New AAA Radio Station Launches In Northeastern Minnesota". RadioInsight. May 16, 2018. Retrieved October 7, 2019.
  3. ^ "Aurora Broadcasting Announces Launch Of 'Radio North of Ordinary'". AllAccess. May 23, 2018. Retrieved October 7, 2019.
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