KSKE-FM

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For the Vail, Colorado radio station that held the call sign KSKE-FM at 104.7 FM from 1990-2009, see KKVM.
KSKE-FM
City of license Eagle, Colorado
Broadcast area Aspen
Branding Ski Country
Frequency 101.7 MHz
Format Country
ERP 12,000 watts
HAAT 667 meters
Class C1
Facility ID 44012
Callsign meaning SKi Eagle
Owner Patricia MacDonald Garber and Peter Benedetti
(AlwaysMountainTime, LLC)
Webcast Listen Live
Website kskeradio.com

KSKE-FM (101.7 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a country music format. Licensed to Eagle, Colorado, USA, it serves the Roaring Fork Valley, the Vail Valley, and Summit County. The station is currently owned by Patricia MacDonald Garber and Peter Benedetti, through licensee AlwaysMountainTime, LLC.

The Rocky Mountains' favorite Classic rock station, KTUN, was a personality-driven radio station, The Eagle’s average listener is the educated baby boomer. Some artists featured on “The Eagle” include: The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, Grateful Dead, CSNY, The Eagles, Tom Petty and Rolling Stones. KTUN sponsors several local events to support our local communities.

KSKE-FM launched in 1984 as KGMJ, a country-music formatted radio station transmitting at 101.5 MHz with 36.6 kW radiated power. Original owners, Gloria and George "Judge" Jones Sr. launched the station in the ground floor of a building owned by Eagle Telecommunications, Inc., in downtown Eagle, CO. Transmitter and antenna were then, as now, located at West Castle Peak in the New York Mountain range. To differentiate itself from other stations, the station featured many local artists and bands of the time. Personalities were live around the clock until late 1985, when expense cuts caused the owners to bring in a satellite delivered country music format.

KGMJ flipped formats and call letters to KEYQ in January 1987, originating an adult contemporary format mixed with smooth jazz selections. The Jones family sold the station in 1987 to an absentee owner out of San Diego.

On September 7, 2009 KTUN changed their format to country (moved from 104.7 FM Vail, CO (now KBTB)) and on September 15, 2009 changed their call letters to KSKE-\

KSKE-FM originally broadcast from Kremmling, CO beginning in late 1983 at 106.3 FM and in 1984 was run by then GM Don Erismann and a conglomerate of ex University of Alaska students. Those broadcasters included Malcolm Atteberry, Kate Carlyle, Vince King, Michael Zokel, Rick Thompson, Dave Bergen "the engineer", Danny Manning, RJ Bishop, Kathy Beris, and JJ Valentine. The format was a mix of top 40 and AOR. The studios were located in the top floor of Kremmling's old movie theater, the structure of which still stands today. There were times when none of the airstaff were paid, but the station remained on the air for several years until it was shut down in 1987.

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Coordinates: 39°44′17″N 106°48′00″W / 39.738°N 106.800°W / 39.738; -106.800