SoCo Radio has made multiple format changes at their stations in Colorado Springs and Pueblo under new General Manager “Sports Guy” Mike Luper. Country “KIQ’N Country” moved from 94.7 KFVR Beulah and 93.9 K230BB Fowler to 103.3 KJQY Colorado City replacing its Soft AC programming. That makes room on 94.7/93.9 for Classic Hip-Hop “The Beat“. Shopping “The Bargain Channel” 101.3 KFEZ Walsenburg flips to Sports “ESPN The Rock“ Party Hits “Tailgate 98” 1040 KCBR Monument/98.5 K253AH Colorado Springs shifted to Oldies “Cruisin’ 98.5“. That move pairs KCBR with the identical brand heard in Pueblo on 690 KWRP/100.3 K262BB
Multiple stations have found new homes in Pueblo, CO. With Educational Media Foundation closing on its acquisition of Country 106.9 KIQN Pueblo from United States CP a chain reaction of moves have taken place as KIQN has joined EMF’s Christian AC “K-Love” network. The previous Country format of KIQN has moved to 94.7 KFVR-FM Beulah and 93.9 K230BB Fowler under the management of SoCo Radio. KFVR’s previous Classic Hits “I-25 Oldies” format moves to 690 KWRP Pueblo and 100.3 K262BB Boone replacing “I-25 Talk“.
Mike Knar’s SOCO Radio is expanding its portfolio in Pueblo, CO. SOCO has agreed to begin operating United States CP’s Classic Hits “I25 Oldies” 94.7 KFVR-FM Beulah and Talk “I25 Talk” 690 KWRP Pueblo/93.9 K230BB Fowler/100.3 K262BB Boone via LMA. SOCO currently operates Soft AC “Easy 101.3” KFEZ Walsenburg, CHR “Power 103.3” Colorado City, Classic Country 780 KCEG Fountain, and Standards 890 KJME Fountain all via LMA. No word on the status of the current format have been included. KFVR-FM will lose its simulcast with 1530 KCMN Colorado Springs and KWRP will lose its simulcast with 1040 KCBR Monument/Colorado Springs as those two AMs were not included in the new lease with SOCO Radio.