Bonneville Sports “104.3 The Fan” KKFN Denver has announced former Denver Bronco and ESPN analyst Mark Schlereth will become co-host of the station’s morning show with Mike Evans starting Monday, January 25. Schlereth co-hosted the evening show on ESPN Radio with Jorge Sedano until his exit last March. The 12 year NFL pro still contribute’s to the network’s television coverage of the NFL and previously was part of the KKFN afternoon show. Schlereth fills the spot vacated by former Program Director Nate Lundy upon his exit last August. Sports Radio 104.3 The Fan (KKFN-FM) Program Director Armen Williams announced today that Mark Schlereth will be joining Mike Evans to host “Schlereth and Evans”, weekdays from 6am-9am on Sports Radio 104.3 The Fan, beginning Mon...Read More
If there’s one thing we know to expect every November most of the same stations that flipped to Christmas music last year and the year before that and the year before that will do so again this year. That is the primary reason we are no longer producing the list of all stations playing Christmas music. It is very predictable what station will play Christmas music in each market and that they will then return to their regular playlist as soon as the calendar changes to December 26. But there are still the stations that use the holiday music to clear out their previous audience and build attention for a format change after the holidays. Those are the stations we will be tracking. Completed Changes 12/28: American General Media Rhythmic CHR “Power 106.7” KAGM let go of its a...Read More
iHeartMedia has confirmed that it will flip “Real Talk 760” KKZN Thornton CO to “Denver Sports 760” KDSP on Monday, January 4. The new format will feature a mix of local hosts with an emphasis on the Denver Broncos and Fox Sports Radio programming. Dave Logan and Susie Wagrin, who co-host the afternoon news block on sister News/Talk 850 KOA will add a 10am-12pm talk show on KDSP. Logan also is the longtime play-by-play voice of the Broncos and a former NFL player. Another KOA host, Andy Lindahl, will also pull double-duty as afternoon host on 760 from 3-6pm. Lindahl will continue anchoring “Prime Time Sports” on KOA from 7-8p. The rest of the “Denver Sports 760” lineup will feature Fox Sports Radio network programming including Dan Patrick fr...Read More
Kroenke will pay $3.8 million for KRWZ. Additionally the “Cruisin Oldies” intellectual property will remain with Entercom and move to 1430 KEZW Denver. Original Report 12/17: Stan Kroenke’s KSE Media Ventures is adding a fourth Denver station to its portfolio. Entercom will sell “Cruisin’ Oldies 950” KRWZ Parker CO to KSE for an undisclosed price. KSE is in the process of acquiring Country “92.5 The Wolf” KWOF, Hot AC “Mix 100.3” KIMN and Classic Hits “Kool 105.1” KXKL Denver from Wilks Broadcast Group for $54 million. KRWZ currently serves as the flagship station of Kroenke’s NBA Denver Nuggets and NHL Colorado Avalanche.
Entercom has announced that it will combine the formats of “Cruisin Oldies 950” KRWZ and Soft AC/Standards “Studio 1430” KEZW Denver on Sunday, December 27. The announcement comes following Entercom’s announcement earlier today that it will sell KRWZ to KSE Media Ventures. “Cruisin 1430” will focus on music from the 1950s and 60s with an airstaff made up of employees of both stations. Entercom announced today that on Sunday, December 27th, Entercom Denver will introduce the new Cruisin’ Oldies 1430 AM. The New Cruisin’ 1430 AM will be the best of Cruisin’ and KEZW and will deliver the best oldies music to an active and engaged audience in Denver. Crusin’ 1430 will play the Baby Boomer soundtrack, spinning the greatest music from the birth of Rock ‘...Read More
Salem Communications continues to take control of the final five stations it acquired from Disney in September. In Denver, 1690 KDDZ Arvada has changed call letters to KDMT and is now stunting with the music of Johnny Cash as “Cash Country 1690“. The stunt will lead into the launch of Salem’s “Wall Street Business Network” programming as “Money Talk 1690“. In Minneapolis/St. Paul Salem has moved their Business programming from 1570 KYCR Golden Valley to 1440 KDIZ Golden Valley. A call letter swap is expected to follow. What’s next for 1570? Salem has registered KDIZ1570.com, KDIZAM.com, and TwinCitiesWellnessRadio.com. It looks like a Brokered Health Talk format will be forthcoming.
With the announced sale of “ESPN Denver” 105.5 KJAC Timnath CO, the network will move its in-market affiliation to Bonneville’s “104.3 The Fan” KKFN Longmont and 1600 KEPN Lakewood. The ESPN programming will be heard in full on 1600 KEPN, which as you can tell by the call letters is a return to the network’s prior affiliate in the market where it was heard from 2007-2009. “1600 The Zone” as it is currently known right now airs a mix of of programming from Yahoo!, CBS, Fox and NBC Sports Radio networks including Yahoo’s Steve Czaban, Fox’s Dan Patrick and Steve Gorman, and CBS’s Jim Rome. The ESPN programming will also replace Fox and NBC Sports programming in overnights and weekends on KKFN. The Denver stations will join Bon...Read More
Community Radio For Northern Colorado, owners of Public News/Talk/AAA 91.5 KUNC Greeley/Fort Collins CO, has announced the acquisition of Front Range Sports Network’s “ESPN Denver” 105.5 KJAC Timnath. The current sports format will cease on January 3, 2016 with CRNC launching a non-commercial AAA on the signal on Monday, February 29 All of KUNC’s music programming will move to the new signal, while KUNC will move to all Public News/Talk programming. More information regarding the purchase can be seen here. Despite one station currently targeting Denver and the other Fort Collins, both are located on the same tower outside Fort Collins. KJAC operates with 50kW at 397 meters (Coverage Map). Prior to flipping to Sports in 2012, KJAC was the first station in the United ...Read More
Station Sales After selling 94.1 K231BQ Golden CO to iHeartMedia, Marc Paskin’s Marco Broadcasting Corporation winds down operations with the sale of 1550 KBUD Golden/Denver to Chuck Lontine’s Marconi Wireless of Colorado for $25,000. Lontine’s group is planning on launching “96.9 The Cloud” K245AD Arvada/Boulder in early 2016, which KBUD could serve as originating signal. In addition to beginning to operate 590 KFNS Wood River IL/St. Louis via LMA, Markel Radio Group LLC will acquire the station for $250,000 plus an additional $50,000 in fees from Detalus Consulting, the bankruptcy receiver for Grand Slam Sports. Prior to the sale closing, Markel will end its LMA with 1380 KXFN St. Louis. Grand Crown Resorts of Pigeon Forge sells Silent 930 WSEV Sevierville T...Read More
iHeartMedia News/Talk 850 KOA Denver officially announced the launch of its simulcast on 94.1 K231BQ Golden/KBCO-HD3 during this evening’s Denver Broncos pre-game show. In a few weeks 94.1 K231AA Boulder (which currently rebroadcasts CHR “95.7 The Party” KPTT) will also begin simulcasting KOA as the two translator signals are synchronized to maximize coverage. KOA had quietly been rebroadcasting on 107.9 K300CP Denver for the past couple years. With the addition of the two 94.1 translators, K300CP/103.5 KRFX-HD2 have begun stunting as “Colorado Christmas 107.9“. The former “Smokin 94.1” format continues for now on 1550 KBUD Golden and online. iHeartMedia Denver announced today the addition of an FM simulcast for KOA NewsRadio. Effective immediately...Read More