Colorado Springs

JP Joins KKFM

Cumulus Media Classic Rock 98.1 KKFM Colorado Springs has announced the addition of Jonathan ‘JP’ Peletis as Promotions Director and Afternoon Host. Peletis most recently served in the same role for Matrix Broadcasting Rock “103.9 The Fox” WFXF West Dundee IL and has worked at a number of Chicago area stations and ad agencies. Cumulus Media announces that it has appointed Jonathan “J.P.” Peletis as PM Drive On-Air Talent and Promotions Director for Classic Rock 98.1 KKFM-FM in Colorado Springs, CO.   Peletis served most recently as PM Drive On-Air Talent/Promotions Director at 103.9 The Fox in Crystal Lake, IL. He was previously Producer at Chicago’s JBTV Music Television, and was On-Air Talent and Video Producer at Star 105.5 and 95.9 The River in suburban Chicago....[Read More]

FCC Report 12/23: Lots Of Violation Notices Round Out The Year

FCC Actions The FCC ended the year by issuing a number of Violation Notices to numerous operators across the country. Westface Ventures' 98.5 K253AN Sunset Valley/Austin TX has been issued a Notice of Violation for operating from an unauthorized location 13 miles from its licensed tower site at a higher power and height. K253AN is licensed to rebroadcast Genuine Austin Radio's 1260 KTAE Elgin with 200w/141m. Mount Olive Broadcasting Company's Christian 1430 WDJS Mount Olive NC was issued a Notice of Violation for operating from a tower 3.9 miles from its authorized facility and not making its public file available to the agency due to no staff presence at its facility when it visited between 11:10am and 1:45pm. Machine Project's 99.1 KZUT-LP Los Angeles was issued its Notice of V...[Read More]

KBPI Moves To 107.9 As Three Station Trimulcast In Denver, Fort Collins & Colorado Springs

A shuffle that started out with two stations in Cheyenne WY will now have its ramifications felt as far south as Pueblo CO. As we previously reported iHeartMedia Active Rock 106.7 KBPI has begun its move to 107.9. The station will be heard on not only 107.9 K300CP Denver and the soon-to-be former KPAW Fort Collins, but also replaced the similar Active Rock format of “Z107.9” KDZA-FM Pueblo/Colorado Springs. The move creates a KBPI trimulcast stretching nearly along the entire Interstate 25 corridor in the state of Colorado and into the Cheyenne WY market as well. The station will simulcast on 106.7 through the end of the year before a new format is launched. No changes to the KBPI lineup accompany the frequency change. iHeartMedia’s Denver Region today announced new programming...[Read More]

KCME Colorado Springs Launches Jazz Translator

Cheyenne Mountain Public Broadcast House Classical 88.7 KCME Manitou Springs/Colorado Springs will launch “Jazz 93.5” K228EM/KCME-HD2 on Sunday, October 29. The station’s launch is timed to take place during the annual Colorado Springs Jazz Party with a live remote launch at noon. K228EM was moved in from Woodland Park and will operate with 170w/-157m covering Colorado Springs proper.

Aaron ‘Goose’ Seller Joins KYGO Morning Show

Bonneville Media Country 98.5 KYGO Denver has added Aaron ‘Goose’ Seller to its morning show. Goose joins KYGO from Cumulus AC “92.9 Peak-FM” KKPK Colorado Springs where he co-hosted mornings for the past ten years. He joins Tracy Dixon and Guy David at the KYGO morning show. Bonneville Country 98.5 KYGO/Denver has added Aaron “Goose” Seller to its morning line-up joining Tracy Dixon and Guy David from 5a-9am. “With the addition of ‘Goose’ we now have all the pieces of what will be a great morning show for the Denver audience for years to come” says PD John E. Kage. Seller adds; “I want to thank OM Bobby Irwin and GM Scott Jones for an awesome 10 years in Colorado Springs. I would also like to thank Cumulus EVPP Mike McVay and RVP Doug Hammond for everything t...[Read More]

Rex Long Moves To KKMG Colorado Springs

Cumulus Media CHR “98.9 Magic-FM” KKMG Colorado Springs has appointed Rex Long as their new Program Director. Long transfers to KKMG from Cumulus’ “Y102” 101.9 WHHY Montgomery AL where he served as PD/Afternoon host since 2010. He also has programmed for the company at “Power 103” KCDD Abilene TX. He fills the opening created by the departure of Nikki Landry earlier this year. Cumulus Media announces that it has appointed radio programming professional and on-air personality Rex Long as Program Director and On-Air Talent for 98.9 Magic FM in Colorado Springs, CO. Long joins 98.9 Magic FM from Cumulus Media-Montgomery, AL, where he has been Program Director for the past seven years at CHR station Y-102 (WHHY-FM). He was also Program Director for Cum...[Read More]

Station Sales Week Of 3/24

Station Sales Educational Media Foundation and multiple affiliates of Vic Michael are exchanging eight properties. EMF will acquire Kona Coast Radio’s Hawaiian 95.9 KKHI Kaunakakai HI, Future Modulation Broadcasting’s Hot AC “My 100.7” Kihei HI, and Mountain Community Translators’ 94.5 K233DC Kailua HI, 96.5 K243AM Colorado Springs CO, and 101.7 K269EQ Loveland CO in exchange for 102.9 KMKV Paia HI, 96.5 K243BN Laveen/Phoenix AZ, and 96.5 K243BP Casa Grande AZ. New South Radio adds a sixth station in Jackson MS with the purchase of Christian AC “Star 93.5” WHJT Kearney Park from Mississippi Broadcasters for $600,000. Upon closing of the sale, New South will terminate its LMA with Flinn Broadcasting’s WJXN Utica which currently operates as Cla...[Read More]

All Beatles “890 Yesterday” Launches In Colorado Springs

We’ve seen an All-Beatles stunt format many times over the years. Timothy Cutforth’s 890 KJME Fountain CO is apparently trying to make it a permanent format. “890 Yesterday” replaced NBC Sports Radio in late 2016 with programming consisting of nothing but Beatles music. KJME is carrying the syndicated “Breakfast with The Beatles” hosted by Dennis Mitchell on Sunday mornings.

Station Sales Week Of 1/13

Station Sales Public Broadcasting of Colorado purchases Regional Mexican 1490 KXRE/102.1 K271CK Manitou Springs/Colorado Springs CO from Latino Communications for $550,000. KXRE will simulcast the Public News/Talk programming of 90.1 KCFR Denver. Apex Broadcasting sells Gospel “Heaven 1390” WSPO Charleston SC and their translator CP 100.1 W261DG to John Cardillo’s Chatter Media for $375,000. Cardillo hosts a syndicated Conservative Talk show and mornings on Salem Media’s “880 The Biz” Sweetwater/Miami FL. Last Chance Public Radio Association donates their CP for 88.5 in Helena MT to Montana State University – Billings’ Yellowstone Public Radio. The new CP will rebroadcast the Public News/Talk/Classical programming originating at 91.7 KEMC Billings,...[Read More]

Classic Hip-Hop & Pot Shows Blaze Into Colorado Springs

SoCo Radio has flipped Oldies “Cruisin’ 1040 & 98.5” KCBR Monument/K253AH Colorado Springs CO to Classic Hip-Hop “Blazin 98.5“. The station is combining the Classic Hip-Hop music with the marijuana culture in the state. The “Wake & Bake Morning Show” focusing on issues relating to pot culture aired on short-lived sister station “1580 K-High” KHIG. The pot theme stretches to the midday personality named Miranda Rights and “Weed Pimps” afternoon show.

KKMG Adds Brooke & Jubal For Mornings

Cumulus Media CHR “98.9 Magic-FM” KKMG Colorado Springs becomes the fourth station to pick up the Brooke & Jubal show for mornings. Debuting this morning, KKMG joins show flagship “Movin 92.5” KQMV Seattle and Alpha Media’s “Energy 94.1” KTFM San Antonio and “Live 95.5” KBFF Portland in airing the program. Brooke & Jubal will replace Bobby Adan, who had been handling mornings solo since co-host Derreck ‘D-Rock’ Rusch exited in December following an incident with management caused by a payroll error. Cumulus Media announces that it will bring burgeoning personality-driven morning radio show “Brooke & Jubal in the Morning” to KKMG-FM/98.9 Magic FM in Colorado Springs. The show will air weekdays from 6:00 a.m.-10...[Read More]

Mountain Country Debuts In Colorado Springs

Mountain Radio Group has flipped its recently acquired 1530 KQSC and 107.3 K294CH Colorado Springs CO to Country “Mountain Country“. The station is focusing on what it considers “traditional country” as well as Red Dirt Country normally only heard in Texas and Oklahoma. Owner Dave West previously spent eleven years overseeing Air Force Academy’s cadet-run “97.7 KAFA” and ten years on-air for Jones Radio Networks. He purchased then Silent 1530 KKHI last summer for $200,000. KQSC staffers includes Derek Shane and Jason Laird serving as on-air hosts and sales personnel. Lo Harris is on-air and Public Relations Director.