KOA Adds FM Simulcast; Christmas Debuts On 107.9 Denver
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, all KOA NewsRadio programming will be heard on both 850 AM and 94.1 FM. The new 94.1 FM signal covers the Denver area. 850 AM is one of the most powerful stations in North America, and will continue to reach areas well beyond Colorado’s Front Range. In the coming weeks, KOA NewsRadio will expand its coverage on 94.1 FM in Boulder, resulting in full market coverage of 94.1 FM in the Denver-Boulder metropolitan area.
“We’re excited to extend KOA NewsRadio’s reach to 94.1 FM,” said Pat Connor, Market President of iHeartMedia Denver. “This enhancement will allow KOA NewsRadio to reach more people and better serve our listeners, partners and clients.”
KOA NewsRadio 850 AM and 94.1 FM features 24/7 coverage of local news, traffic and weather, as well as exclusive play-by-play of the Denver Broncos, Colorado Rockies and University of Colorado Football and Basketball.
iHeartMedia is a leading media outlet in the Denver market and its programming and content are available across multiple platforms, including its broadcast stations; online via its branded digital sites; mobile; and social, with nationwide listening through iHeartRadio — with its more than 700 million downloads, more than 75 million social media followers and 87 million digital uniques across the Network.
Original Report 10/23: The Pot Rock format of “Smokin 94.1” K231BQ/1550 KBUD Golden, CO will come to a premature end after just five months.
Marco Broadcasting has sold the K231BQ translator to iHeartMedia for $950,000. The 250 watt translator will begin to carry programming of News/Talk 850 KOA via 97.3 KBCO-HD3 on Friday, October 30 according to the Rebroadcasting Agreement included in the contract.
Midday host Bo “Stoney” Reynolds, a longtime veteran of the Denver market posted online earlier this week that he’s out with the sale. 1550 KBUD is not included in the sale, but a sale of that should be forthcoming as the demise of the station was forced by a medical situation involving owner Marc Paskin. Paskin has also been hosting afternoons on Smokin as “Gary Ganja”.
Paskin launched the station on June 1 with a mix of Rock music, Marijuana news, and the Bubba The Love Sponge morning show.