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KRZA

We've written a mission statement, and a vision statement, and are constantly looking at ways that we can better serve our community. KRZA, now more than ever, is a living, changing entity - community-powered and community driven. We're all looking forward to many more years!

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General Information

General
Official Name
KRZA​​​​​​​
DBA/Trade Name(s)
N/A
Former Name(s)
N/A
Acronym
ERMAC
Date Established
1985
Offers Additional Colorado State Tax Credit
EZ Tax Credit
Tax ID
74-2128865
Addresses
Headquarters Address
528 9th Street
Alamosa, CO 81101
Colorado Location
528 9th Street
Alamosa, CO 81101
Mailing Address
528 9th Street
Alamosa, CO 81101
Other Address
N/A
Phone/Fax
Main Phone Number
719-589-8844
Fax Number
N/A
Other Phone Number
N/A
Web/Email
Email
gm@krza.org
Website
www.krza.org/
Social Media Links
     

Mission Statement

KRZA is dedicated to maintaining its role as a connecting force in the community. We honor and preserve our Hispanic heritage and recognize the changing demographics that form the listenership of today. We serve our audience through quality programming that; entertains, provides information, and furthers the discussion of peace, social justice, the environment and intercultural sharing. Connecting cultures along the Upper Rio Grande.

Organization History

KRZA Community Radio signed on the air officially in October of 1985. Getting to that point was a 10-year odyssey, and a tribute to the determination of the community. Originally conceived in the mid-70's, KRZA was the brainchild of a collective of women in the San Luis Valley who felt the need for an outlet that would serve the area's Hispanic community. It took ten years to get the funding, licensing, and know-how necessary to bring KRZA to the air-waves. With help from the Colorado Migrant Council, who donated the use of the second floor of the building on 9th Street and State Ave. KRZA signed on the 27th of October, 1985. We remained on the air for nearly two hours before there were technical difficulties with the transmitter. By the end of November, things were up and running - and twenty plus years of community radio had begun.
That's how KRZA started. Since then, we've adjusted the original mix of Spanish/English programming to add NPR, Pacifica, Native Voice 1, Radio Bilingue, and other regionally relevant programs. We installed a new transmitter in 2002, and two translators in 2005, so that we can now reach the west end of the San Luis Valley.

Testimonials

I want to thank our KRZA friends! Thank you so much for all you do for each of us in the San Luis Valley and Northern New Mexico! Much gratitude and respect from your pals at the Alamosa Live Music Association! Without the station we wouldn't have as successful of events that we do.


-ALMA (Alamosa Live Music Association)

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