KKMG

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KKMG
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City of license Pueblo, Colorado
Broadcast area Colorado Springs Metropolitan Area
Pueblo, Colorado
Branding 98.9 Magic FM
Slogan "Today's Best Music"
Frequency 98.9 MHz (also on HD Radio)
First air date 1983
Format Top 40 (CHR)
ERP 57,000 watts
HAAT 695 meters
Class C
Facility ID 11229
Callsign meaning MaGic
Owner Cumulus Media
Sister stations KATC, KCSF, KKFM, KKPK, KVOR
Webcast Listen Live
Website 989magicfm.com

KKMG (98.9 FM), known as "98.9 Magic FM", is a heritage CHR/Top 40 radio station in Colorado Springs-Pueblo radio market. The Cumulus Media outlet is licensed to Pueblo.

Magic FM is one of the most popular and recognized radio stations in southern Colorado.

History[edit]

KKMG signed on in 1983 and originally served only the Pueblo area. KKMG had a slightly different moniker calling itself "Magic 99," in spite of the fact it was on 98.9 and KVUU was on the 99.9 frequency.

In 1987 KKMG changed their moniker to "Magic FM," ending confusion between them and KVUU. In the fall of 1988 KKMG moved its office and studios into the Colorado Springs area. Around this time, direct competitor KATM also made a move into the city to compete with the CHR leader at the time KIKX. To coincide with the move to Colorado Springs, KKMG switched to a Churban format (CHR-Urban).

The new Churban format was an instant success, and KKMG would eventually force KIKX and KATM out of the CHR format. KKMG would move back to a CHR/Pop lean in 1994. In spite of its good ratings, KKMG lost money, and entered a Lease Marketing Agreement with Classic Rocker KKFM in 1991. KKFM's parent company Citadel Broadcasting then purchased KKMG a few years later. Citadel merged with Cumulus Media on September 16, 2011.[1]

KKMG dominated the radio ratings in Colorado Springs until 2004 when KIBT signed on with a Rhythmic Top 40 format.

In 2006, the Colorado Springs Gazette voted Magic FM as the "Best Radio Station In Colorado Springs."

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cumulus now owns Citadel Broadcasting". Atlanta Business Journal. September 16, 2011. Retrieved September 16, 2011. 

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Coordinates: 38°44′42″N 104°51′43″W / 38.745°N 104.862°W / 38.745; -104.862