KXPK

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KXPK
City of license Evergreen, Colorado
Broadcast area Denver-Boulder
Branding Radio Tri-Color
Frequency 96.5 MHz
First air date 1994
Format Regional Mexican
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 530 meters
Class C
Facility ID 20300
Callsign meaning K X PeaK
Owner Entravision
Webcast Listen Live
Website 965tricolor.com

KXPK, "Radio Tri-Color", is a regional Mexican radio station serving the Denver-Boulder area of Colorado, USA. The Entravision station broadcasts at 96.5 MHz with an ERP of 100 kW and is licensed to Evergreen, Colorado. Its studios are located in Denver near Sports Authority Field at Mile High, and the transmitter is on Squaw Mountain near Evergreen.

History[edit]

As of 2014, KXPK is the newest full-power station in the Denver market. KXPK started broadcasting in June 1994 with an adult album alternative format known as "96.5 The Peak", competing with heritage station KBCO. On October 12, 1998, KXPK changed to alternative rock, added Howard Stern in morning drive, and retained the "Peak" moniker. The station gained some brief controversy when Stern commented negatively on the Columbine High School massacre in April 1999, with hundreds of complaints filed to the station. Possibly due to this, KXPK moved to a 1980s format in 2000, again with the "Peak" moniker. In 2002, Entercom Communications, which, among others, owns Alice 106 (currently Alice 105.9), sold the station to Entravision. The Peak officially ended on April 18, 2002, and began stunting with a 2-week simulcast of KALC advising KXPK listeners to move to their now former sister station. After the simulcast, Entravision took control of the station with its current format, using Entravision's "Radio Tri-Color" format.

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Coordinates: 39°40′34″N 105°29′10″W / 39.676°N 105.486°W / 39.676; -105.486