Urban AC KMEZ/New Orleans Moves Home to 102.9 as Z102.9


Cumulus Media is moving Urban AC KMEZ-FM/New Orleans from its current 106.7 frequency back to its original home at 102.9 FM on Thursday, December 6. The station replaces "Power 102.9" and will be known as "Z102.9." Z102.9 will retain its Urban AC format, with local and syndicated personalities including Papa Smurf, D.L. Hughley and Downtown Lesli Brown.

Cumulus New Orleans Regional VP/Market Manager Pat Galloway said, "102.9 FM is where KMEZ had its most successful ratings and we are looking forward to making KMEZ bigger and better than ever. At Z102.9, we will be all about New Orleans and continuing to provide New Orleanians with incredible music and entertainment, and timely local News, Sports, Weather and Traffic that they can rely on. KMEZ is a very strong brand in the New Orleans market and our goal is to simply make it better."

KMEZ Program Director J'Michael Francois added, "During the first 30 days, Z 102.9 will be heard both on Z102.9 and on 106.7 FM so that all our current listeners will know that KMEZ will now be heard on 102.9 FM. The goal at Cumulus New Orleans is to provide our listeners with great products and make our stations as strong as possible for both our listeners and our advertisers. The combination of our four radio stations and our digital platforms leads to great success for both our listeners and our sponsors."

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