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KQIZ-FM 93.1 logo
City of license Amarillo, Texas
Broadcast area Amarillo, Texas
Branding 93.1 the Beat
Slogan "The Beat of Amarillo"
Frequency 93.1 MHz
First air date 1977
Format Rhythmic Top 40
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 213 meters
Class C1
Facility ID 41567
Owner Cumulus Media
(Cumulus Licensing LLC)
Sister stations KARX, KNSH, KPUR-FM/AM, KZRK-FM
Webcast Listen Live
Website 931thebeat.com

KQIZ-FM is a Rhythmic Top 40 music formatted radio station in Amarillo, Texas, U.S.A.. KQIZ is owned by the media company, Cumulus Media. Its studios are located at the Amarillo Building downtown on Polk Street, and its transmitter tower is based north of the city on the property of television station KFDA-TV in unincorporated Potter County.

It was originally a Top 40 radio station called Z-93. In September 2000, it altered its format from the Pop/CHR-styled Top 40 format to the current one consisting of Hip Hop, R&B and some Dance music and changed its name to 93.1 The Beat. The first song under their new format was "Party Up" by rapper DMX.[1]

KQIZ was owned by Wiskes Abaris Communications until they were acquired by Cumulus Media in 1998.[2]


As of February 1, the full-time personalities were:

The station is also an affiliate of the syndicated Baka Boyz, Clinton Sparks Smash Time Radio, MTV TRL Hip Hop Countdown, Sunday Nite Slow Jams with R-Dub, and Live in the Den with Big Tigger.


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