KELS-LP

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KELS-LP
City of license Greeley, Colorado
Broadcast area Ft. Collins, Colorado
Slogan Pirate Radio 104.7 FM
Frequency 104.7 MHz
First air date 1983
Format Variety
ERP 61 watts
HAAT 38.4 meters
Class L1
Facility ID 131356
Transmitter coordinates 40°23′5″N 104°44′11″W / 40.38472°N 104.73639°W / 40.38472; -104.73639Coordinates: 40°23′5″N 104°44′11″W / 40.38472°N 104.73639°W / 40.38472; -104.73639
Owner Plymouth Gathering Inc.
Webcast Listen Live Link 1
Listen Live Link 2
Website pirate1047.com

KELS-LP (104.7 FM), also known as "The Pirate", is a low-power radio station licensed to Greeley, Colorado, USA. The station serves the Ft. Collins-Greeley area and is currently owned by Plymouth Gathering, Inc.[1][2]

In early 2011, the station aired a commentary regarding Martin Luther King, Jr. that caused national controversy. The commentary was based on information provided by a listener regarding moral concerns with the civil rights leader. Though the commentary was reported to be generally factual and has been aired in previous years, the controversy developed because the station owner, Brett Reese, is currently a member of the local school board.[3] Reese has repeatedly denied any racial intent and has voiced his support of the civil rights movement. Reese says that his intent is that the truth should be known regarding those that are held up as role models.[4]

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