102.1FM Frequency History
Though 102.1FM first signed on in 1948 as a shortlived simulcast of WHB-AM, then returned in the early '60s as the first WDAF-FM, the frequency will be forever remembered for one occupant. KY. On July 1, 1974, Taft Broadcasting launched KY-102, and over the next 23 years, the legendary rocker would change Kansas City radio. KY was a pioneer, featuring innovative promotions and developing beloved, accessible air talent. On the heels of a 1997 sale to American Radio Systems (who the same day would immediately flip the station into the hands of Infinity Broadcasting), KY-102 met its demise in favor of modern AC as "The Zone." In January 1999, KOZN would disappear in favor of AC-formatted Star 102, which remained for 11 years, until being replaced by Alice 102 in January 2011.