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City of license Vail, Colorado
Branding The Mile
Frequency 104.7 MHz
Format Album Adult Alternative
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 102 meters (335 ft)
Class C1
Facility ID 16269
Transmitter coordinates 39°38′5″N 106°26′47″W / 39.63472°N 106.44639°W / 39.63472; -106.44639Coordinates: 39°38′5″N 106°26′47″W / 39.63472°N 106.44639°W / 39.63472; -106.44639
Former callsigns KVMT (?-1989)
KSKE (1989-1990)
KSKE-FM (1990-2009)
KBTB (2009-2011)
Owner Vail Radio Partners, LLC
Webcast Listen Live
Website www.themile.fm

KKVM (104.7 FM) is a radio station broadcasting an album adult alternative format.[1] Licensed to Vail, Colorado, USA, the station is currently owned by Vail Radio Partners, LLC.[2]


The station was assigned the call letters KSKE on 1989-12-21. On 1990-01-29, the station changed its call sign to KSKE-FM. On 2009-09-08, the station changed its callsign to KBTB, and on 2011-04-26 to the current KKVM.[3]

In 2011, the station call letters where changed to KKVM to reflect the new format designed and launched by Chuck Lontine of Marconi Media Ventures. Mr. Lontine also created the format, logo and design of the stations overall sound and audio imaging with the help of music programer Jayme A. Bregman. That new sound, "The Mile" is a popular mix of soft alternative rock music. The Mile was named after the popular background ski trail "the Mile" between Vail Mountain and Minturn, Colorado by Mr. Lontine.

Mr. Lontine's firm Marconi also owns a percentage of the radio station. The station is located on Main Street in Minturn, Colorado to reflect its local roots in the Eagle County community.

KKVM-FM "The Mile" has been featured in The Denver Post, Denver Business Journal and Vail Daily and was recently presented two first place awards by The Colorado Broadcasters Association for excellent in news reporting by Jenny Griffin and Paul Reinertson.


  1. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Summer 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-22. 
  2. ^ "KKVM Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved 2009-08-22. 
  3. ^ "KKVM Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved 2009-08-22. 

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