KATC-FM

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KATC-FM
KATC-FM logo.png
City of license Colorado Springs, Colorado
Broadcast area Colorado Springs, Colorado
Pueblo, Colorado
Branding Cat Country 95.1
Slogan 95 In A Row!
Frequency 95.1 MHz
First air date 1960s (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
Former callsigns KRDO-FM (1960s-2006)
Affiliations Great American Country
Owner Cumulus Media
Sister stations KCSF, KKFM, KKMG, KKPK, KVOR
Webcast Listen Live
Website catcountry951.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 Cat Country 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 the late 1960s 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]

References[edit]

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

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