|Broadcast area||Fort Worth|
|Branding||Zona MX 99.1|
|Slogan||Banda Para La Banda|
|Frequency||99.1 MHz (also on HD Radio)|
|First air date||1987 (as KWDC)|
|HAAT||356 meters (1,168 ft)|
|Callsign meaning||K Fort Worth ZOne|
|Former callsigns||KWDC (1987–1988)|
|Owner||Uforia Audio Network |
(Univision Radio San Francisco, Inc.)
|Sister stations||KDXX, KESS-FM, KFLC, KLNO|
Also part of the Univision Cluster: KUVN-TV and KSTR-TV
|Webcast||Listen Live (via iHeartRadio)|
KFZO (99.1 FM), branded as ZonaMX 99.1, is a Regional Mexican formatted radio station. This station serves the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex, and is owned and operated by Univision Radio. The station's studios are located along the John W. Carpenter Freeway in the Stemmons Corridor of Northwest Dallas, and the transmitter is located north of Decatur.
The station began broadcasting as KWDC on September 15, 1988, playing Jazz music. Less than a month after the station went on the air, owners Bill Mercer and Fred Graham sold it to Larry Greene, who changed the callsign to KJZY ("Jazzy 99.1"). In 1991, KJZY made an unusual move for a commercial station: they developed "Operation Jazzy" to help save the station by soliciting listener donations. Some $25,000 was raised, which was only a small portion of the needed $150,000. By December, the station went dark and was sold. In December 1992, the station went back on the air as KDZR ("Z-Rock 99.1 FM"), playing Rock music from ABC Radio Network's Z Rock satellite feed, which was based in Dallas.
The station had been branded as "La Kalle" (Spanish for "The Street") prior to February 19, 2009, when "La Que Buena" was moved from 107.9 FM (KESS-FM) and simulcasted on 107.1 FM (KFZO). The Reggaeton station known as "Radio La Kalle" was then moved to 107.9 FM and retooled its format to Latin Pop where it remained until late 2011.
In early 2011, its sister station KDXX (now KFZO) broke away from the "La Jefa" simulcast.
On June 28, 2012, KFZO changed their format to Spanish AC, branded as "Máxima 99.1" and changed their call letters to KDXX.
On July 29, 2013, KDXX started simulcasting on KFZO 107.1.
In September 2014, the "Máxima" branding was changed to "Latino Mix 99.1 & 107.1" and retooled to a Latin Pop format.
On February 17, 2016, Univision swapped callsigns and formats once again on 99.1 and 107.9, marking the return of the KFZO call letters to 99.1 FM. A day later, 99.1 returned to its current Regional Mexican format as "La Jefa", also marking the return of said branding to the frequency. That return only lasted a year before the station rebranded as ZonaMX.
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- La Jefa On The Move In Dallas – RadioInsight (published February 17, 2016)
- "Máxima 99.1 & 107.1" Official Website
- Query the FCC's FM station database for KFZO
- Radio-Locator information on KFZO
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for KFZO
- DFW Radio/TV History