ZCountry Launches In Monterey

K-Mozart KMozart 95.1 Monterey 95.9 KMZT-FM Big Sur ZCountry Z Country 97.9 KYZZMount Wilson FM has flipped Classical “K-Mozart” 97.9 KMZT-FM Salinas/Monterey, CA to Country “Z-Country 97.9“.

The new format is launching with 10,000 songs commercial free and brings a second Country station to the market joining Clear Channel’s 92.7 KTOM-FM Marina. With the change, 97.9 has returned to its previous KYZZ call letters.

The Classical format will remain on 95.9 KMZT-FM (formerly KYZZ) Big Sur and 95.1 K236BK Monterey. Mount Wilson acquired KYZZ in 2013 and flipped the station from Sports to Classical last August. The company also owns Jazz 1240 KNRY in the market.

Mount Wilson also owns “Go Country 105” KKGO Los Angeles

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Lance Venta is the Owner and Publisher of RadioInsight.com and a consultant for RadioBB Networks specializing in integration of radio and the internet. Lance has two decades of experience tracking the audio industry and its use of digital platforms.

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