KRDO-FM

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For the AM radio station at 1240 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, see KRDO (AM). For the FM radio station at 95.1 in Colorado Springs, Colorado known as KRDO-FM from 1960s-2006, see KATC-FM.
KRDO-FM
KRDO-FM logo.jpg
City of license Security, Colorado
Broadcast area Colorado Springs, Colorado
Branding KRDO NEWSRADIO FM105.5 AM1240
Frequency 105.5 MHz
First air date 1973 (as KWYD-FM)
Format News Talk Information
Audience share 1.1, #19 (Fa'07, R&R[1])
ERP 1,600 watts horizontal
1,470 watts vertical
HAAT 682 metres (2,238 ft)
Class C2
Facility ID 50402
Transmitter coordinates 38°44′40.00″N 104°51′41.00″W / 38.7444444°N 104.8613889°W / 38.7444444; -104.8613889
Callsign meaning Kolorado's Radio Dynamic Outlet
Former callsigns KWYD-FM (1973–1989)
KBZE (1989–1991)
KHII (1991–1996)
KSKX (1996–2006)
Affiliations ABC News Radio
ESPN Radio
Westwood One
Owner Optima Communications
Sister stations KRDO
Webcast Listen Live
Website krdo.com

KRDO-FM (105.5 FM) is a News/Talk radio station simulcast on KRDO 1240 and based in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The format complements KRDO-TV's news broadcasts. It is owned by Optima Communications and operated by the News-Press & Gazette Company of St. Joseph, Missouri under a time brokerage agreement.

Throughout the day, KRDO carries syndicated talk show hosts Dave Ramsey, Clark Howard, and Laura Ingraham.

105.5 History[edit]

The station signed on in the early 1970s as KWYD-FM. For the first few years, KWYD-FM broadcast a country music format before flipping to a Christian radio format in 1975, programming a combination of brokered preaching/teaching programs (local and national), Inspirational music, news and information. In 1989, KWYD-FM was sold to Optima Communications which flipped the station to a NAC/Smooth Jazz format as KBZE, using the on-air moniker "The Breeze." On October 31, 2008 the KWYD FM calls where picked up by a radio station in Boise, Idaho which broadcasts a Rhythmic Contemporary format.

Two years later, the call letters and format were changed again. It became a country station with the calls KHII, using the on-air handle "K-High." Optima Communications entered into a time brokerage agreement with Pikes Peak Broadcasting Company in 1993. In the fall of 1996 Pikes Peak flipped the station back to a smooth jazz format. This time it was called "Sax 105.5" and adopted the KSKX call letters. The station remained smooth jazz until News Press & Gazette launched its News/Talk Radio format as KRDO-FM in August 2006.

KRDO (1240 AM) is a News/Talk radio station simulcasting KRDO-FM 105.5 and based in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The format complements KRDO-TV's news broadcasts. KRDO is owned and operated by the News-Press & Gazette Company of St. Joseph, Missouri.

KRDO FM History[edit]

Prior to the sale to News-Press Gazette Company, KRDO-FM was locally owned by Harry Hoth's Pikes Peak Broadcasting Company on the 95.1 frequency. The station signed on in the late 1960s broadcasting an easy listening/beautiful music format.

In 1994 KRDO-FM dropped the format due to its decline nationwide and flipped it to adult contemporary and adopted the moniker "Peak 95.1." In 1998 Peak 95.1 evolved into a Hot AC format which it maintained until Citadel Broadcasting took over operations of the station.

Citadel Broadcasting would revive the "Peak" moniker on its sister station 92.9 FM with the new call letters KKPK. The 95.1 frequency is now home to Cat Country 95.1 (KATC-FM)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Colorado Springs Market Ratings". Radio and Records. 

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