KEXO

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KEXO FŰLE
City of license Grand Junction, Colorado
Broadcast area Grand Junction and vicinity
Branding "1230 KEXO"
Slogan "Western Colorado's Sports Leader"
Frequency 1230 kHz
First air date May, 1948
Format Sports, Talk
Power 1,000 watts unlimited
Class C
Facility ID 47113
Transmitter coordinates 39°5′41″N 108°34′41″W / 39.09472°N 108.57806°W / 39.09472; -108.57806
Owner Townsquare Media
(Townsquare Media Grand Junction License, LLC)
Sister stations KBKL, KDBN, KEKB, KKNN, KMXY
Webcast Listen live
Website www.1230espn.com

KEXO is a radio station serving Grand Junction, Colorado and vicinity with a sports talk format affiliated with ESPN, and providing play-by-play coverage of Colorado Mesa University Athletics as well as local high school football. This station broadcasts on a frequency of 1230 kHz AM and is under ownership of Townsquare Media.[1]

The radio tower for KEXO, located near downtown.

History[edit]

KEXO began broadcasting February 29, 1948, on 1230 kHz with 250 W power (full-time). It was licensed to Voice of Western Colorado.[2]

Later power was raised to 1000 watts days, but returned to 250 watts at sunset. Studios were located in a downtown storefront, with news wire machines facing the street, and an observation window where pedestrians could watch the DJ at work. The station was a Top 40 station for Grand Junction for many years, which then turned to adult contemporary in the mid to late 1970s. "Music & More 1230 KEXO" was its slogan.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "KEXO Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved 2010-02-21. 
  2. ^ "KEXO Grand Junction Goes on Air Fulltime". Broadcasting. March 15, 1948. Retrieved 15 November 2014. 

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