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KMEZ-FM (Old School 106.7)


KMEZ-FM (Old School 106.7)
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Last updated:
2012-06-17 02:37:08
Country: United StatesListen to radio stations broadcasting from United States
City: Port Sulphur
Address: 201 St. Charles Ave.Suite-201New Orleans, LA 70170 US
FM (MHz): 106.7
Genre: Soul
Phone: 504.581.7002
Fax: 504-566-4857
Language of broadcast: English
E-mail: Ariane.Gallardo@citcomm.com
Website:  www.oldschool1067.com
Description: KMEZ, is a radio station serving the New Orleans area. The Citadel Broadcasting Corporation station is licensed to Port Sulphur, Louisiana and broadcasts at 106.7 MHz with an ERP of 98 kW. At 3pm on 5/21/08, the station switched to a simulcast of KKND, which lasted until July 1, 2008, when it chose a Rhythmic contemporary format to air at the 102.9 frequencyKKND, whose previous formats were Gospel, Oldies, Country and Smooth Jazz, was Modern rocker "106.7 The End." from November 1996 to August 29, 2005, when Hurricane Katrina struck the area and took the station's transmitter off the air. Original jocks on The End were Laura Jones, Rod Ryan (now at 94.5 - The Buzz - Houston) and Jason Ginty (now at Mix 92.3, WDVW-FM, New Orleans). Some other notable air personalities to work on the station throughout the years were Denver Crabb, Darren Gauthier, Matt West and Wolfgang Velasco (now at 93.1 FM Miami).On January 7, 2006 KKND returned to the air with its new format, "Rockin' Country 106.7", a move that angered the loyal fans and listeners of 106.7 The End. During this time Scot Spinnato was an on air personality during the day. He was a former member of the Rod Ryan morning show cast.In early 2007 the station management decided the station was still too alternative so the Rockin was dropped and the station is now "New Country First." The station personalities are Trapper John, Darlas Rai, Chris Clare, Jim Patrick, Jason Peavy, and Chase Adams.On December 26, 2007 KKND flipped to "Fresh Country Favorites" 1067 "THE WOLF". The last song as 106-7 KKND was Kenny Chesney's "No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems", while the first song as 106-7 The Wolf was Shania Twain's "You're Still The One." On May 20, 2008 the station dropped its Country format at 2:50pm with the last country song being Sara Evans "Suds in the Bucket" and began simulcasting sister station KMEZ at 102.9 with the song "(Olivia)Lost and turned out" by The Whispers. KMEZ moved over to the 106.7 signal from their former home at 102.9, which became Rhythmic Contemporary "Power 102.9" in July 2008 after nearly two months of simulcasting.The station has had many callsigns in its 20 year history including KQLD under the oldies format (1988-1993; the first FM Oldies station in New Orleans), KGTR under its first run as a country station as "106.7 the Gator", KLJZ as "Smooth Jazz 106.7", KKND under its complete Modern Rock and second runs as a country station, a short 13 day run as KXOS and its current KMEZ broadcasting older Urban AC as "Old School 106.7".


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