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KEAZ
City Kensett, Arkansas
Broadcast areaNorthern Suburbs of Little Rock
BrandingMy Z100.7
SloganAll the Hits
Frequency100.7 MHz
First air dateSeptember 1, 1972 (as 96.7 KAWW-FM Heber Springs)
Format Contemporary Hit Radio (Top 40)
ERP50,000 watts
HAAT129 meters (423 ft)
ClassC2
Facility ID48748
Transmitter coordinates 35°27′26″N 92°02′11″W / 35.45722°N 92.03639°W / 35.45722; -92.03639
Former callsignsKAWW-FM (1979-2008) [1]
OwnerCrain Media Group, LLC
Sister stationsKSMD, KRZS, KCNY, KHTE-FM, KAPZ, KAWW
Webcast Listen Live
Website MyZ100.com

KEAZ (100.7 MHz, "My Z100.7") is a radio station licensed to Kensett, Arkansas, serving the northern suburbs of Little Rock. The station is owned by Crain Media Group, LLC, and airs a Top 40 radio format. It uses the slogan, "All The Hits."

The studios and offices are on North Spring Street in Searcy, Arkansas. [2] The transmitter is off McIntosh Drive, near Route 16, also in Searcy. [3]

History

On September 1, 1972, the station first signed on as KAWW-FM at 96.7 MHz in Heber Springs, Arkansas. [4] It was the FM counterpart to AM 1370 KAWW and the two stations simulcast their programming. KAWW-FM was powered at only 3,000 watts, limiting its coverage to Heber Springs and its adjacent communities.

In 1998, Equity Broadcasting bought KAWW-AM-FM. In the early 2000s, the Federal Communications Commission granted a request to move KAWW-FM to 100.7 MHz. That was coupled with an increase in its coverage area, boosting the power to 50,000 watts. [5]

The station was assigned the call sign KEAZ by the Federal Communications Commission on December 17, 2008. [1] Those call letters referred to the format at the time, soft adult contemporary, described as "Easy." The city of license was switched to Kensett, Arkansas.

In the mid-2010s, the format moved to contemporary hit radio (Top 40).

References

  1. ^ a b "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database.
  2. ^ MyZ100.com/contact-us
  3. ^ Google.com/maps
  4. ^ Broadcasting Yearbook 1973 page B-14
  5. ^ page Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook 2010 page D-72

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