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City of license Denver, Colorado
Broadcast area Denver-Boulder-Longmont
Branding KOOL 105
Slogan Greatest Hits of the 70s & 80s
Frequency 105.1 MHz (also on HD Radio)
First air date December 1, 1956 (as KTGM)
Format Classic Hits
HD2: No. 1 Hits
HD3: 50s-60s Oldies
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 356 meters
Class C
Facility ID 59599
Callsign meaning K X KooL
Former callsigns KTGM (1956-1969)
KADX (1969-1982)
KBRQ-FM (1982-1987)
Owner Wilks Broadcasting
Sister stations KIMN, KWOF
Webcast Listen Live
Website kool105.com

KXKL-FM, AKA "KOOL 105", is an Classic Hits station serving the Denver-Boulder area. This station is licensed to Denver, Colorado and broadcasts at 105.1 MHz with an ERP of 100 kW and is under ownership of Wilks Broadcasting, which has bought the entire Denver radio cluster (including KXKL) from CBS Radio.[1] Its studios are located on Colorado Boulevard in Denver, southeast of downtown, and the transmitter is located near Mount Lindo west of Littleton.


KXKL began as an oldies radio station in July 1987 under the ownership of Shamrock Communications. The format was also simulcast for a short time on 1280 AM. After several ownership changes during the 1990s, including Chancellor Media, AM/FM, Infinity and CBS Radio, Wilks Broadcasting acquired the station in 2008, along with sister stations KIMN and KWOF. KXKL continues the Classic Hits format today, playing music from the 1970s and 1980s.

An established Denver tradition is the annual KOOL Concert, featuring live performances from artists from the genre ranging from Earth, Wind & Fire to Huey Lewis & The News.

HD Channels[edit]

  • KXKL-HD2 simulcasts sister station KWOF, which airs a Country format.
  • KXKL-HD3 plays an oldies format of the 1950s and 1960s, similar to the format KXKL adopted upon their original sign-on.


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Coordinates: 39°36′00″N 105°12′36″W / 39.600°N 105.210°W / 39.600; -105.210