KREL

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KREL
City of license Colorado Springs, Colorado
Broadcast area Southern Colorado
Branding ESPN Radio 1580
Slogan All ESPN all the time
Frequency 1580 kHz
First air date 1957 (as KPIK)
Format Sports Talk/ESPN
Power 10,000 watts (day)
140 watts (night)
Class D
Facility ID 51816
Transmitter coordinates 38°43′11.0″N 104°43′18.0″W / 38.719722°N 104.721667°W / 38.719722; -104.721667Coordinates: 38°43′11.0″N 104°43′18.0″W / 38.719722°N 104.721667°W / 38.719722; -104.721667
Former callsigns KPIK (1957-1987)
KWYD (1987-2005)
KKKK (2005-2010)
Affiliations ESPN Radio
Owner Pilgrim Communications, Inc.
Webcast Listen Live
Website espn1580.com

KREL (1580 AM) is an ESPN Radio affiliate as of January 2013. From June 2012 to December 2012, it was a news-talk station that carried Fox News Radio and had a news sharing agreement with KXRM-TV. Even after the switch to ESPN, KREL morning host Dan Cochell still does morning traffic reports for both KREL and KXRM Fox 21. KREL is licensed to Colorado Springs, Colorado, the station is owned by Pilgrim Communications, Inc., although it hasn't simulcasted Pilgrim's Radio Colorado Network since the Spring of 2012. KREL has a street side studio at 8 S Tejon Street in downtown Colorado Springs.

KREL is operated by the Radio Colorado Network (RCN) Les Haber VP General Manager.

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