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