KATC-FM

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KATC-FM
WFBE (Nash FM 95.1) logo.png
City of license Colorado Springs, Colorado
Broadcast area Colorado Springs, Colorado
Pueblo, Colorado
Commerce City, Colorado
Branding Nash FM 95.1
Frequency 95.1 MHz
First air date 1969 (as KRDO-FM)
July 1, 2006 (as KATC-FM)
Format Country
ERP 72,000 watts
HAAT 695 meters
Class C
Facility ID 66249
Transmitter coordinates 38°44′43″N 104°51′39″W / 38.74528°N 104.86083°W / 38.74528; -104.86083Coordinates: 38°44′43″N 104°51′39″W / 38.74528°N 104.86083°W / 38.74528; -104.86083
Callsign meaning KAT=Cat
Country (previous branding)
Former callsigns KRDO-FM (1969-2006)
Owner Cumulus Media
Sister stations KCSF, KKFM, KKMG, KKPK, KVOR
Webcast Listen Live
Website 951nashfm.com

KATC-FM is a radio station in Colorado Springs, Colorado, broadcasting at 95.1 FM. The station has been broadcasting a Country music format since July 2006. Its on air moniker is Nash FM 95.1, and is owned and operated by Cumulus Media.

History[edit]

Originally, the station was locally owned by Harry Hoth's Pikes Peak Broadcasting Company under the call letters KRDO-FM. The station signed on in 1969 broadcasting an easy listening/beautiful music format.

In 1994 KRDO-FM dropped the format due to its decline nationwide and flipped it to adult contemporary and adopted the moniker "Peak 95.1." In 1998 Peak 95.1 evolved into a Hot AC format.

After being purchased by Citadel Broadcasting, Cat Country 95.1 officially began broadcasting on July 1, 2006, stunting by repeatedly playing Brooks & Dunn's "Play Something Country" while temporarily using the its former KRDO-FM call letters. After several days of stunting, the station began its regular mainstream country programming, featuring a complete air staff. The calls were also changed to KATC-FM. Citadel would revive the Peak moniker in late 2006 on sister station 92.9 FM with the new call letters KKPK. The KRDO-FM calls were quickly picked up by station that was formally operated by Pikes Peak Broadcasting and now is operated by News-Press & Gazette Company/Pikes Peak Radio, LLC.

Citadel merged with Cumulus Media on September 16, 2011.[1]

On October 31st, 2014, KATC rebranded as "Nash FM 95.1".

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cumulus now owns Citadel Broadcasting". Atlanta Business Journal. September 16, 2011. Retrieved September 16, 2011. 

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