105.5 Denver

Keefer Returns To KBCO

iHeartMedia AAA 97.3 KBCO Boulder/Denver has announced that David ‘Keefer’ Fulgham will return to the station on March 20 to host afternoons from 3-8pm. Keefer served as Music Director/afternoon host on KBCO from 1999 through 2012 when he was the victim of one of then-Clear Channel’s mass layoffs. Since then he has worked for Community Radio for Northern Colorado’s 91.5 KUNC and “105.5 The Colorado Sound” KJAC where he was involved with the launch of the non-comm AAA and served as MD/Afternoon host. Prior to coming to Colorado in 1999, he spent four years as PD of AAA KBXR Columbia MO. iHeartMedia Denver announced today the return of popular afternoon host Keefer to 97.3 KBCO, Denver’s World Class Rock, effective March 20, 2017. Keefer will broadcast wee...[Read More]

KJAC Returns As The Colorado Sound

Community Radio For Northern Colorado debuted its new AAA “105.5 The Colorado Sound” KJAC Tinmath/Fort Collins CO today. CRNC purchased then Sports “ESPN Denver” in December from Front Range Sports Network for $3 million. KJAC will allow new sister 91.5 KUNC Greeley to drop its music programming to focus completely on Public News/Talk. The KJAC staff will include former KBCO host Ron Bostwick in mornings and former “92.9 Dave-FM” WZGC Atlanta host Margot Chobanian in middays. Former KBCO host Keefer Fulgham, who joined KUNC last year will serve as MD/afternoon host and KUNC host Benji will move to nights.

2015 Post Christmas Format Change Rundown & Watchlist

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]

KUNC Acquires “ESPN Denver” 105.5 KJAC

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]

Colorado Public Radio Acquires ESPN 102.3 Denver

Colorado Public Radio has announced they have purchased Sports “ESPN 102.3” KDSP Greenwood Village/Denver, CO from Front Range Sports Network. Paying $5.75 million for the station, Colorado Public Radio will flip it on January 27 to a simulcast of its Adult Alternative “Open Air” 1340 KVOQ Denver. “Open Air” focuses on new music with an emphasis on local artists. It is one of three brands operated by CPR including a statewide Public News/Talk network based at 90.1 KCFR-FM Denver and a Classical network based at 88.1 KVOD-FM Lakewood. Public Media Company represented CPR in the transaction. The purchase of KDSP will be financed through the issuance of tax-exempt bonds, which is the same financing process CPR has followed for the past 15 years. Over time, ...[Read More]

Jack Throws In The Towel In Denver

The first JackFM in the United States is no more. Currently stunting as Classic Country “105.5 Bob-FM“, Front Range Sports Network will flip “105.5 Jack-FM” KJAC Timnath/Fort Collins CO to a simulcast of “ESPN 102.3” KDSP Greenwood Village/Denver. The move brings the stations, which simulcasted from 2008 to 2010 as Jack-FM back together as KJAC covers the northern portions of the Denver market, while 102.3 serves Denver and the western suburbs. 105.5 was supposed to flip to the national ESPN feed in January of this year, but Front Range Sports instead merged the national programming with 102.3’s local programming. KJAC became the first station in the United States to take the Jack branding in April of 2004. (Correction as Robert Corbin of VARTV.com...[Read More]

ESPN Radio To Move To 105.5 Denver In 2012

Update 3/28: Ticket morning host Gary Miller clarifies the report from the Denver Business Journal putting it more in line with what we’ve expected. The local programming will remain on 102.3 KDSP, while the national ESPN feed will move from Lincoln Financial Media’s 1600 KEPN to Front Range Sports Variety Hits “105.5 Jack-FM” KJAC on January 1, 2012. That is, unless Front Range acquires another station in the market. Front Range GM Tom Manoogian tells Westword that there are options for the group to add additional signals in the market. Update 3/27: The Denver Business Journal reports that ESPN has announced it will shift its Denver affiliation from KKFN and KEPN to Front Range Sports Network’s 102.3 KDSP on January 1, 2012. A little sooner will see the frequ...[Read More]