KZIZ

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KZIZ
City of licenseSumner, Washington
Broadcast areaSeattle
BrandingThe Z Twins
Frequency1560 kHz
First air date1965
FormatSmooth Jazz
Power5,000 watts day
3,300 watts critical hours
900 watts night
ClassD
Callsign meaningOne of the Z Twins: KRIZ(s) Bennett, owner
Former callsignsKDFL (1965-1986)
OwnerSeattle Medium
(Kris Bennett Broadcasting)
Websitewww.ztwins.com
 
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KZIZ
City of licenseSumner, Washington
Broadcast areaSeattle
BrandingThe Z Twins
Frequency1560 kHz
First air date1965
FormatSmooth Jazz
Power5,000 watts day
3,300 watts critical hours
900 watts night
ClassD
Callsign meaningOne of the Z Twins: KRIZ(s) Bennett, owner
Former callsignsKDFL (1965-1986)
OwnerSeattle Medium
(Kris Bennett Broadcasting)
Websitewww.ztwins.com

KZIZ (1560 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a Smooth Jazz format. Licensed to Sumner, Washington, USA, it serves the Seattle area. The station is currently owned by the Seattle Medium.

KZIZ is one of three stations in the Puget Sound region that make up The Z Twins, serving the African-American communities of King and Pierce County, Washington with a diverse R&B, Gospel & Talk format as well as Hispanic programming.

KZIZ switched to the Smooth Jazz Network on Thursday, May 24, 2013. See www.smoothjazznetwork.com for affiliation. The move returned the smooth jazz format to analog radio in Seattle/Tacoma for the first time since KWJZ-FM's switch to KLCK-FM in December 2010.

KZIZ shares its studios with KRIZ and KYIZ in the city's Central District east of downtown, and its transmitter is located in Sumner.

As KDFL[edit]

KZIZ originally went on the air in 1965 as KDFL, which aired religious programming, but was sold to Kris Bennet Broadcasting in 1986 and became KZIZ and started simulcasting the Urban Contemporary format that sister-station KRIZ 1420 had, then switched to Urban Gospel in 2001.

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Coordinates: 47°12′48″N 122°13′25″W / 47.21333°N 122.22361°W / 47.21333; -122.22361