KRZI

KRZI
City Waco, Texas
Broadcast area Waco, Texas
Branding 1660 ESPN Radio
Frequency 1660 kHz
Translator(s) 99.1 K256BW (Waco)
First air date January 9, 1998 (as KAXY)
Format Sports
Power 10,000 watts (day)
1,000 watts (night)
Class B
Facility ID 87179
Transmitter coordinates 31°24′46.00″N 97°12′38.00″W / 31.4127778°N 97.2105556°W / 31.4127778; -97.2105556
Former callsigns KAXY (1998–1999)
KRZX (1999–2004)
Affiliations ESPN Radio, Westwood One
Owner M&M Broadcasters
(M&M Broadcasters, Ltd.)
Sister stations KLRK, KRQX, KWBT
Webcast Listen Live
Website 1660espn.com

KRZI (1660 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a sports format. Licensed to Waco, Texas, United States, the station serves the Waco area. The station was formerly owned by Simmons Media Group[1] which sold its entire Waco station cluster to M&M Broadcasters.[2] KRZI features programming from ESPN Radio and Westwood One.

KRZI and its sister stations were formerly owned by a company named Simmons Media (now Red Rock Broadcasting). The transition was officially made in the summer of 2004. While the station airs local programming, roughly 75 percent is ESPN content. The stations have the broadcast rights for the NFL, the Texas Rangers, The Baylor Bears and NCAA Basketball and Football. Simmons, based in Salt Lake City, Utah, owns and operates Simmons Radio in Utah, Western Broadcasting, Simmons Lone Star Media, Simmons Outdoor Media, Simmons Ventures and the most prominent travel-related company in the Western United States, Morris Murdock Travel. KRZI is considered the de facto replacement for 1580 KQRL Waco, which was surrendered by M&M Broadcasters in order to upgrade and move 1590 KLRK Mexia further west in Limestone County, to cover Waco proper with its daytime signal.

History

The station was assigned the callsign KAXY on January 9, 1998. On August 30, 1999, the station changed its call sign to KRZX; then on October 7, 2004 it changed calls again to the current KRZI.[3]

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