|City of license||Greenwood Village, Colorado|
|Broadcast area||Denver, Colorado|
|Slogan||Denver's Sports Station|
|Repeaters||96.9 K245AD (Arvada)
102.3 KDSP-FM2 (Boulder)
|First air date||1996 (as KAGM)|
|Callsign meaning||Denver SPorts|
|Former callsigns||KAGM (1992-2005)
|Owner||Front Range Sports Network, LLC|
|Webcast||Listen Live and Listen Live|
KCUV (as the station was previously known) originally began on 1510 AM, and moved to the 102.3 FM signal in 2005, replacing the former KAGM (licensed to Strasburg, Colorado) that aired a contemporary country format for many years. The station's city of license was moved to the Denver suburb of Greenwood Village.
KCUV featured a very large and diverse playlist, including a mix of rhythm and blues, classic rock, folk, alternative, modern rock, and blues and soul. The station's lineup included "KCUV's Live From Ebbets Field," a concert show featuring live, intimate performances from the best bands performing at Chuck Morris' Ebbets Field concert club in downtown Denver. KCUV also periodically had CD releases of "Live From Ebbets Field" performances in cooperation with Chuck Morris and Listen Up, with proceeds going to the Morgan Adams Foundation.
On September 1, 2008 at 12:00 AM, KCUV ended broadcasting and became a simulcast of sister station KJAC (licensed to Timnath, Colorado), which aired the Jack FM-branded adult hits format (the first United States radio station to be so branded). The simulcast gave KJAC better coverage in the Denver area.
In the Summer of 2010, after KCUV and KJAC were purchased by Moreland Properties, LLC, from NRC Broadcasting, KCUV dropped the Jack FM simulcast and began stunting. The Denver Post revealed in a July 15, 2010 report that KCUV would be adopting an all-sports format under the new call sign of KDSP, which would make it the 4th all-sports station in the Denver market. The format is scheduled to launch on July 26, 2010, and confirmed talent on the station include longtime KCNC and KEPN personalities Vic Lombardi and Gary Miller in an expected 7-9AM weekday slot.
On July 27, 2010 KDSP changed their format to ESPN Deportes Spanish sports.
In May 2010, the station was sold to Front Range Sports Network, LLC.
On March 31, 2011, KXDP-LP and KDSP switched formats and titles, with KXDP-LP becoming the ESPN Deportes affiliate and KDSP becoming 102.3 The Ticket. It has been announced that in 2012 they will become an ESPN Radio affiliate.
On January 1, 2012 KDSP rebranded as "102.3 ESPN".
- "KDSP Ownership Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved 2010-12-10.
- Saunders, Dusty (July 15, 2010). "Shakeup in Denver sports talk radio, FM dial has new station". The Denver Post.
- "Dealin' Doug Moreland talks about KDSP, new sports-talk station debuting next week", from Westword, 7/21/2010
- "Vic Lombardi on making the jump from ESPN Radio to the new KDSP", from Westword, 7/23/2010
- Dusty Saunders: New names, dial places for Denver's sports-talk radio
- Denver Business Journal (March 27, 2011). "ESPN Radio switching from The Fan to The Ticket". Retrieved 2011-04-04.
- Query the FCC's FM station database for KDSP
- Radio-Locator information on KDSP
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for KDSP
- Query the FCC's FM station database for K245AD
- Radio-Locator information on K245AD