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KJZY (93.7 FM, "93.7 The Beat") is a radio station in licensed to Sebastopol, California. Owned by Redwood Empire Stereocasters, it broadcasts a Rhythmic/Dance-leaning Top 40 format targeting Sonoma County.

KJZY
CitySebastopol, California
Broadcast areaSonoma County, California
Branding93.7 The Beat
SloganSonoma County’s NEW Hit Music Station
Frequency93.7 MHz
(also on HD Radio)
Translator(s)99.1 K256DA (Santa Rosa, relays HD2)
Repeater(s)93.7 KJZY-FM1 (Rohnert Park)
First air date1995
FormatFM/HD1: Dance-leaning Top 40
HD2: Smooth jazz "Smooth Jazz 99.1"
ERP6,000 watts
HAAT66 meters (217 feet)
ClassA
Facility ID31444
Callsign meaningK JazZY (previous format)
OwnerRedwood Empire Stereocasters
Sister stationsKBBL, KWVF, KZST
WebcastFM/HD1: 93.7 Listen Live
HD2: 99.1 Listen Live
WebsiteFM/HD1: 937thebeat.com
HD2: kjzy.com

Its studios are co-located with its sister stations on Mendocino Drive in Santa Rosa. A 1,200 watt booster transmitter operates on 93.7 FM in Rohnert Park, California, with the call sign KJZY-FM1.

KJZY broadcasts in the HD Radio format. Its HD2 subchannel airs a smooth jazz format, also heard on a 250 watt translator station, 99.1 K256DA in Santa Rosa. It is known as "Smooth Jazz 99.1."

HistoryEdit

On November 5, 1995, KJZY first signed on the air.[1] It was begun by Gordon Zlot, and remains under the ownership of his company, Redwood Empire Stereocasters. The station played smooth jazz, featuring contemporary artists like Dave Koz, Wayman Tisdale, David Benoit, Mindi Abair and Lee Ritenour, classic artists like Ramsey Lewis and Wes Montgomery and vocalists such as Anita Baker, Sting, Sade and Basia. Music Director Rob Singleton said modern smooth jazz "is the evolution of fusion—milder fusion, the original fusion was pretty electric."[2]

On September 11, 2017, KJZY changed its format from smooth jazz to soft adult contemporary, branded as "Smooth FM 93.7."[3] The Smooth Jazz format moved to KJZY's HD2 subchannel and translator station K256DA at 99.1 FM in Santa Rosa, known as "Smooth Jazz 99.1." The move gives a larger coverage area for the soft AC format, while maintaining the smooth jazz format in Santa Rosa and its adjacent communities. The same personalities are heard on both stations, by voice-tracking Smooth Jazz 99.1.

On August 5, 2019, and after playing “The Tide is High” by Blondie, KJZY flipped to a rhythmic/Dance-leaning contemporary hit radio format as 93.7 The Beat. The station is featuring Jamtraxx Media’s club mixed oriented SPiN-FM format. The first song on The Beat was a remix of "Happier" by Marshmello and Bastille.[4]

Former LogosEdit

 

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook page D-65
  2. ^ "Smoothjazz.Com Road Trip - Santa Rosa, CA". smoothjazz.com. Retrieved 2 April 2006.
  3. ^ KJZY Goes Soft AC; Moves Smooth Jazz to Translator Radioinsight - September 25, 2017
  4. ^ "93.7 The Beat Launching In Santa Rosa". RadioInsight. 2019-08-04. Retrieved 2019-08-04.

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