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Top 40 - Contemporary Hit Radio (CHR) - KACZ FM

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Z96.3 is Manhattan's #1 Hit Music Station!

Z96.3 FM dominates Manhattan, Junction City, Wamego, and Northeast Kansas and is also streaming worldwide on the web.  

Z96.3 FM Artist Profile: Rihanna, Katy Perry, Maroon 5, Harry Styles, Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran, Halsey, Alicia Keys, Jonas Brothers, Coldplay, PINK, Usher, Miley Cyrus, Beyonce, Kelly Clarkson, Bruno Mars, One Republic, Lady Gaga,  Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift, Chris Brown and more.

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Z96.3 FM targets the important demographic, Women 25 to 54 years of age. This group of consumers is in their prime acquisition years.

Z96.3 FM is committed to its continued level of outstanding involvement in the community.

Z96.3 FM provides the perfect atmosphere for successful advertising and will help you get more customers for your business. 

Z96.3 FM in Northeast Kansas is home for Elvis Duran and the Morning Show. Elvis Duran hosts the most-listened-to Top 40 syndicated radio morning show in the USA!

The Z96.3 Lunch Party, the Free Lunch Friday giveaway plus our concert hookups and American Top 40 with Ryan Seacrest are some of the best programming to help generate high ratings to get your message across to affluent consumers.

Z96.3 FM delivers active consumers to help you grow your business.

Demographic Profile

Z96.3 FM delivers listeners in their prime spending years.

Age: Z96.3 FM targets affluent adults in the prime 18 to 49 demographic. The median age of the Z96.3 FM.1 listener is approximately 30 years old, which is perfect for reaching the 18-34 and 18 to 49 demographic.

couple shopping 16Gender: Females 12+ living in America favor the CHR format. About 55% of Z96.3 FM's audience is female, and 45% male. Approximately 70% of this consumer group falls significantly into the 18 to 49 age group.

Household Income: Z96.3 FM 's listeners have earning power.

- Over 25% of CHR listeners in America have an annual household income of $25,000 to $50,000. 
- Over 20% of CHR listeners in America have an annual income of $50,00 and $75,000.
- Approximately 35% of CHR listen in America have an income of over $75,000.

couple shopping 18Occupation: Z96.3 FM targets individuals who are employed full time in a variety of occupations including owner, manager, professional, clerical, trade, skilled sales, and technical.

Investments: Z96.3 FM targets listeners who have high incomes and invest in mutual funds, stocks/bonds, retirement programs, savings accounts, etc.

Education: Z96.3 FM listeners are well educated. Almost 60% of Americans who listen to CHR music have attended college.

Activities: Z96.3 FM attracts listeners who are very active in participating in exercise and fitness, biking, golfing, and hiking. Z96.3 FM listeners enjoy going out to music concerts, sporting events, bars, and restaurants more so than the average American.

Get exposure to thousands of potential customers each week with Z96.3 FM.

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Home: Z96.3 FM targets homeowners. The majority of Z96.3 FM listeners own their own home.

A huge category with these consumers is home improvement and home decorating.

In the past year, many of Z96.3 FM listeners have spent money on painting or wallpaper, remodeling bathrooms, and kitchens, landscaping, carpeting or floor covering, replacing windows and other home improvements.

Z96.3 FM targets listeners with purchasing power.

Z96.3 FM Listeners:

woman carkeys 3- Purchase a wide variety of electronic devices including computers, tablets, smartphones, MP3 players, video games, HDTVs, digital video recorders (TiVo) and digital cameras.  
-  Are big consumers of furniture, major appliances, and automobiles.
-  Purchased fine and costume jewelry, cosmetics, perfume, and skincare products.
-  Enjoy going out to restaurants often every month. Over 80% went out in the past month.  
-  In the past year purchased men and women's clothing, infant and children clothing, men's and woman's shoes and accessories.

Reach potential consumers not available on any other radio station with Z96.3 FM.

Here's Why Z96.3 FM Targets Women

woman shopping 11080% of all (male, female, and child) apparel purchases are made by women.
94% of all home furnishing purchases are controlled by women.
85% of all household spending is controlled by women.
50% of new computers are bought by women.
91% of all real estate purchases are influenced by a woman.
20% of home purchases are made by single women.
85% of all new vehicle purchases are directly influenced by a woman.
92% of packaged goods spending is controlled by women.
52% of all new vehicle purchases are made by women.
70% of travel decisions are made by women.
92% of all vacation travel decisions are influenced by women.
55% of wine purchases are made by women.
45% of all electronics purchases are made by women, and 61% are influenced by a woman.
90% of women participate in decisions that affect household investment and retirement accounts.

Source: Bridget Brennan, author of Why She Buys and recognized expert on women consumer behaviors and motivations.

Get more customers and increase sales with Z96.3 FM

community 2We Live Here

We are committed to super-serving the Manhattan community and Northeast Kansas.

Our stations have a strong focus on local events, issues, entertainment, civic functions, as well as, charitable causes. We take pride in being an important part of the fabric of our community.

We also love taking part in community events and getting behind local causes that affect our listeners.

We are extremely proud of our commitment as the community radio stations that actively support hundreds of worthwhile causes.

radio 21Spring 19/Fall 19 Nielsen Highlights

#3 Mornings Women 18-34 Metro
#2 Persons 18-34 (tie) Tri-County
#2 Persons 18-34 Riley County
#1 Mornings Women 25-54 Riley Co
#1 Women 25-54 (tie) Riley Co. TSA

Reach 24,900 active affulient consumers with your message with on Z96.3 FM.

Wake up with Elvis Duran and the Morning Show on Z96.3 FM!

Z96.3 FM is proud to bring you the most-listened-to Top 40 radio morning show in the USA!

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Elvis Duran and his crew have the biggest stars in pop music and pop culture in the studio and at the center of your morning on Z96.3 FM.

Elvis Duran and his on-air crew entertain listeners with up-to-the-minute entertainment and pop culture news, celebrity guests, hit songs, and regular features such as the gossipy "Entertainment News" all of which have made Elvis Duran and the Morning Show the most-listened-to Top 40-morning show in the U.S.

The Elvis Duran Show consistently ranks #1 across multiple demographics in the USA.

Hit songs, the famous “Phone Tap” and the inside scoop from Hollywood make for an amazing morning show.  The “Best of Elvis” jump starts our Z weekends as well every Saturday morning.

Start your day with Elvis Duran weekday mornings 5 AM -9 AM only on Z96.3 FM

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