KIMN

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KIMN
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City of license Denver, Colorado
Broadcast area Denver, Colorado
Branding "Mix 100"
Slogan Denvers Best Music Mix
Frequency 100.3 MHz (also on HD Radio)
First air date August 8, 1959 (as KLIR)
Format Hot AC
ERP 97,000 watts
HAAT 345 meters
Class C
Facility ID 59597
Callsign meaning In homage to the former AM Top 40 station that served Denver from 1954 to 1988. Original callsign stood for "K InterMountain Network"
Former callsigns KLIR (1959-1984)
KMJI (1984-1989)
KXLT (1989-1992)
KMJI (1992-1995)
Owner Wilks Broadcasting
Sister stations KWOF, KXKL
Webcast Listen Live
Website mix100.com
If you are looking for the 1954-1988 AM station in Denver, see KRWZ

KIMN (100.3 FM, "Mix 100") is a Hot Adult Contemporary radio station in Denver, Colorado. This station broadcasts at 100.3 MHz with an effective radiated power of 97 kW and is under ownership of Wilks Broadcasting, which also acquired sister stations KXKL and KWOF from CBS Radio in 2008.[1] Its studios are located in Denver and the transmitter site is on Mount Morrison west of Lakewood.

History[edit]

The station signed on the air on August 8, 1959 as KLIR and spent most of its life as MOR and as a beautiful music outlet. On June 7, 1984 the station switched to an Adult Contemporary format as KMJI, but would later tweak its direction to Soft AC and change its calls to KXLT. In 1992 it reclaimed the KMJI calls and evolved to an all-70's direction in 1994. The KIMN calls were picked up in 1995. In 1997, KIMN return to AC (As "KIM 100.3"), and in 1999, the station evolve into a Hot AC format and adopt the "Mix" moniker. The weekends featured 80's music from Def Leppard to Madonna.

Today[edit]

Mix 100 is a Hot Adult Contemporary station that broadcasts a variety of music from artists like Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson, John Mayer and OneRepublic.

The popular morning show is the family-friendly "Dom & Jane Show" featuring Dom Testa & Jane London, with producers Jeremy Padgett and Emily McKenzie. The Dom & Jane Show regularly rates number 1 among Denver morning shows with adults 25-54.

Current Personalities[edit]

  • Dom & Jane (With Jeremy and Emily) 5am-10am
  • Mark Andrew 10am-3pm
  • Bo Jaxon 3pm-7pm

In June 2008, Mix became the Denver affiliate of the syndicated show "On-air with Ryan Seacrest" until February 2009. Mix also provides listeners with two HD subchannel stations: 100.3-HD2 features "Ultimate 80's Mix" and 100.3-HD3 plays Jazz favorites.

Origin[edit]

The call letters KIMN, originally belonged to a Denver AM station located at 950 on the dial. From the late 1950s to the 1980s KIMN was the dominant Top 40 music station in Denver. The station also highlighted the popular local rock n' roll bands of that era, such as the Astronauts, Daniels, Fogcutters, Moonrakers, Soul Survivors,and others.[2] The station had other nicknames as the Denver Tiger, Boss Radio, and 95 Fabulous KIMN.[3] The station was then owned and operated by the late Kenneth E. Palmer(1925-1984).[4]

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Coordinates: 39°40′19″N 105°13′16″W / 39.672°N 105.221°W / 39.672; -105.221