KXDE

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KXDE
City of license Bennett, Colorado
Broadcast area Denver, Colorado
Branding 107X
Slogan Denver's Rock Alternative
Frequency 107.1 MHz
Repeaters 107.1 KXDE-FM3 (Aurora)
First air date 1985 (as KKDD)
Format Alternative rock
ERP 93,000 watts
HAAT 624 meters
Class C
Facility ID 35023
Transmitter coordinates 39°55′21.8″N 103°58′20.2″W / 39.922722°N 103.972278°W / 39.922722; -103.972278 (KXDE)
Callsign meaning K 107X DEnver
Former callsigns KKDD (1985-1991)
KSIR (1991-1993)
KSIR-FM (1993-2006)
KSYY-FM (2006-2008)
KONN-FM (2008-2009)
KDHT-FM (2009-2014)
Owner Max Media
(Max Radio of Denver LLC)
Webcast Listen Live
Website project107x.com

KXDE (107.1 FM) is a commercial radio station located in Bennett, Colorado, broadcasting to the Denver, Colorado area with an alternative rock music format as "107X". Its studios are in Aurora and the transmitter is in Bennett.

History[edit]

The station was originally KKDD, licensed to Brush, Colorado with an easy listening format. Its call sign changed to KSIR on July 1, 1991. On March 20, 2006, as the station was being relocated to Denver, its call sign changed to KSYY-FM to stand for "Sassy 107" and its soft adult contemporary format. This lasted until February 7, 2008, when it flipped to Top 40 as "One FM". On February 29, 2008, its call sign changed to KONN. At first, the station was billing their direction as "Rhythm-based hit music," but in actuality, has moved into a more mainstream Top 40/CHR approach since the format flip.

HOT 107 as KDHT[edit]

On April 1, 2009, "One FM" changed its branding to "HOT 107.1". Competing in the Rhythmic/Top 40 ratings against KONN were KQKS and KPTT.

On December 15, 2009, KONN changed its call letters to KDHT to better reflect its current branding.

The KDHT call letters were on another Denver station in 1993 on 92.5, which is now KWOF, before being dropped and picked up by Emmis Communications for their station in Austin, Texas on 93.3 FM (now KGSR).

Dance returns as Hot 107[edit]

On March 30, 2012, KDHT flipped to a Dance music format while keeping the same moniker and airstaff in place. The format and playlist consisted mostly of current Dance, Electronica, and remixed Rhythmic/Pop hits.[1]

Dance gives way to Jack FM[edit]

On November 30, 2012, at 3 PM, after playing "Unforgivable" by Armin Van Buuren, the station began stunting with marijuana-themed music (in reference to the recent legalization of personal marijuana usage in Colorado), branded as "Pot 107.1." The first song on the "Pot" stunting was "Rocky Mountain High" by John Denver. The stunt lasted until 3 PM the following Monday, when, after playing "Smoke on the Water" by Deep Purple, "Jack FM" returned to Denver with "a bunch of songs in a row", with "What I Like About You" by The Romantics being the first song played. This marks the second time the format/moniker was used in the Denver market, the first time being on KJAC (105.5) from April 2004 until September 2012, when it flipped to ESPN Radio.

Jack becomes 107X[edit]

On March 24, 2014, KDHT changed their format to alternative rock, branded as "107X", launching with 5,000 songs in a row through April 7th of that year.[2] The first song on "107X" was "Anarchy in the U.K." by The Sex Pistols. On March 27, 2014, KDHT changed their call letters to KXDE to go with the "107X" branding.

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