|City of license||Colorado Springs, Colorado|
|Broadcast area||Colorado Springs Metropolitan Area|
|Branding||News Talk 1460|
|Slogan||"Where Your Opinion Counts"|
|First air date||2003|
|Power||5,000 watts day
540 watts night
|Former callsigns||KYSN (1960's-1983)
|Affiliations||Salem Radio Networks|
(Bison Media, Inc.)
|Sister stations||KBIQ, KGFT|
KZNT is a News-Talk AM radio station owned by Salem Communications broadcasting in Colorado Springs, Colorado. In addition to broadcasting nationally syndicated talk shows, it has two locally-produced shows: the Mike Boyle Restaurant Show and Springs Radio Real Estate.
AM 1460 history
From the 1960s until 1983 the station was known as Top 40 KYSN (Kissin). Despite having a restrictive directional signal and never more than 1000 watts of power the station dominated radio listening in the Pikes Peak region into the mid-seventies. A combination of the limited signal and inconsistent programming made KYSN vulnerable to the many FM signals booming off of Cheyenne Mountain. They declined throughout the late 1970s. In 1983 the station changed to an oldies format and changed its calls to KKHT (AM 1460 KHT).
In 1985 1460 flipped to a simulcast of its then sister station KKCS-FM (Country) and adopted the same call letters for the AM band.
KKCS deviated away from the simulcast several times, adopting a Classic County format and later a News/Talk format. In 2003, Salem Communications purchased AM 1460, adopting a News/Talk format with the call letters KZNT.
The Classic Country Format Brand of KKCS had been revived in Colorado Springs in 2008 on KCSF AM 1300, currently owned by Citadel Broadcasting. The station switched to a sports format on November 5, 2009.
- News Talk 1460 - Official site
- Query the FCC's AM station database for KZNT
- Radio-Locator Information on KZNT
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for KZNT
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