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For the AM radio station in Colfax, Washington, United States, see KMAX (AM).
City of license Wellington, Colorado
Broadcast area Fort Collins-Greeley
Branding 94.3 Loudwire
Slogan "Northern Colorado's Maximum Rock"
Frequency 94.3 MHz
First air date 2002 (as KKQZ)
Format Mainstream rock
ERP 8,700 watts
HAAT 168 meters
Class C3
Facility ID 84497
Transmitter coordinates 40°55′41″N 105°08′36″W / 40.92806°N 105.14333°W / 40.92806; -105.14333Coordinates: 40°55′41″N 105°08′36″W / 40.92806°N 105.14333°W / 40.92806; -105.14333
Former callsigns KKQZ (2002-2007)
Owner Townsquare Media
(Townsquare Media of Ft. Collins, Inc.)
Webcast Listen Live

KMAX-FM (94.3 FM) is a mainstream rock radio station. Licensed to Wellington, Colorado, USA, the station serves the Fort Collins-Greeley area. The station is currently owned by Townsquare Media.[1]


The station was granted a construction permit on April 21, 2000 under a temporary call sign, and on October 15, 2002, the station changed its call sign to KKQZ. The FCC issued a license to cover on February 26, 2003 and on May 7, 2007, the call sign was changed to the current KMAX-FM.[2]

On November 11, 2011 KMAX-FM began stunting with Christmas music branded as "Santa 94.3".

The station changed its programming to mainstream rock as 94.3 Loudwire on December 3, 2012.[3]


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