|City of license||Colorado Springs, Colorado|
|Broadcast area||Southern Colorado|
|Branding||Fox Sports Radio 1580|
|First air date||1957 (as KPIK)|
|Power||10,000 watts (day)
140 watts (night)
|Former callsigns||KPIK (1957-1987)
|Affiliations||Fox Sports Radio|
|Owner||Pilgrim Communications, Inc.|
KREL (1580 AM) is a ESPN Radio affiliate as of January 2013 and is currently a Fox Sports Radio affiliate as of October 2014. 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.
History of call letters
The call letters KREL were previously assigned to a station in Goose Creek, Texas, that began broadcasting December 2, 1947.
- "KREL Goose Creek, Tex, Started as 1-kw Outlet". Broadcasting. December 15, 1947. Retrieved 27 October 2014.
- Official website
- Query the FCC's AM station database for KREL
- Radio-Locator Information on KREL
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for KREL
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