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City of license Denver, Colorado
Broadcast area Denver-Aurora-Brighton and Greeley, Colorado
Slogan 710 K-News News-talk
Frequency 710 kHz
Format News Talk Information
Power 5,000 watts unlimited
Class B
Facility ID 42377
Transmitter coordinates 39°57′19″N 104°51′1″W / 39.95528°N 104.85028°W / 39.95528; -104.85028
Callsign meaning "K-News"
Former callsigns KMYR (1941-1960)
KICN (1960-1961)
KBTR (1961-1973)
KBPI (1988-1989)
KBXG (1989-1990)
Affiliations Salem Communications, ABC Radio , AP Radio
Owner Salem Media of Colorado, Inc.
Sister stations KRKS, KRKS-FM
Webcast Listen Live

KNUS (710 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a News/Talk format. Licensed to Denver, Colorado, the station serves the Denver area. The station is owned by Salem Media of Colorado, Inc. and features programing from Salem Communications, ABC Radio and Dial Global.[1] Its studios are located in Aurora, and the transmitter is located in Brighton.

The 710 KNUS weekday lineup features Peter Boyles, Dan Caplis, Kelley & Company, a locally produced morning program featuring market veteran Steve Kelley, and includes a mix of various syndicated conservative talk programs including The Dennis Miller Show, The Mark Levin Show, The Dennis Prager Show, and The Hugh Hewitt Show. 710 KNUS is an ABC News affiliate, member of the Associated Press, and is Denver's home of the Wall Street Journal Report heard throughout the day.

Weekend shows include local favorites including The Mike Boyle Restaurant Show, Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn and Krista Kafer, Business Unconventional with David Biondo and Dean Rotbart, and a sports program called Artificial Turf featuring 710 KNUS Sports Director Bill Rogan, Andy Cornell and Casey Bloyer. Syndicated programs from financial experts such as Larry Kudlow and Bob Brinker are also part of the 710 KNUS weekend lineup.

News anchors are Tom Moller, Cliff Powers, Jason Hickman, and Connor Shreve.

KNUS is not licensed to broadcast in HD.[2]

History of KNUS[edit]

KNUS came on the air as KMYR in May, 1941 on 1340 kHz. It moved to 710 kHz in April, 1956. There is much missing here on the history of KNUS like the entire 70's, 80's and 90's. In general the 1980s was a heyday for KNUS. Everyone who is anyone got their start on here. In the late 1980s the station changed its name to KXBG when it was bought by a Boulder coal company. In the 1990s the station was the home of Ken Hamblin, Gary Tessler, Alan Dumas, Carol McKinnly, Nia Bender, Piere Wolfe, Mason Lewis, Warren Byrne, Gabby Gourmet, Ron Krieter, and many others. It was a constant recycling of talent and ownership. At one point in 1991 it had Peter Boyles 5:00 am till 9:00 am, Gary Tessler 9:00 till 1:00. Ken Hamblin 1:00 till 4:00, Jim Turner 4:00 till 8:00 and Jann Scott 8:00 till Midnight. It broadcast from the plush 23rd floor studios of the Tabor Center. During that time period everyone was fired and rehired multiple times including Peter Boyles, Ken Hamblin and Jann Scott. Hamblin and Boyles kept flipping morning spots. Scott remained on nights with show called Jann Scott Tonight. This show often went on night time remote locations including crime scenes, Colfax busses, coffee houses, truck stops, theater openings, bars including Wynkoop Brewery. Jann Scott simulcast the show with Comcast cable andit became a runnaway hit beating the morning show in ratings. Jann Scott also went up against the enormously popular Rollie James and then George Webber on KOA. The three of them could often be seen dining together at Racine's before and after their shows.

In 1993 KNUS was Denver's first to carry the The Rush Limbaugh Show. "KNUS" was also the former call sign of what is now KLUV-FM, a classic hits station in Dallas, Texas. This show made constant headlines. When Limbaugh came to Fort Collins for Dan's Bake sale thousands of people showed up. The station broadcast live all day and night. Jann Scott did a live show from a Fort Collins coffee house with an anti Rush show. Limbaugh heard the show from his hotel room and came over. Limbaugh and Scott bantered back and forth and then ended up telling jokes and talking to the crowd for two hours. Some say Limbaugh converted Scott into a conservative that night. Scott denied it. But it was a moment in KNUS history.

Former local hosts[edit]

Alan Berg; Ken Hamblin, Peter Boyles; Jann Scott, Marty Nalitz; Jimmy Lakey; Mike Rosen. Alan Dumas. Jim Turner. Gary Tessler, Carol McKinnly, Nia Bender, Pierre Wolf, Warren Byrne, Gabby Gourmet, Mason Lewis Peter Boyles returned to KNUS in the summer of 2013.


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