KZNT

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KZNT
City of license Colorado Springs, Colorado
Broadcast area Colorado Springs Metropolitan Area
Branding News Talk 1460
Slogan "Where Your Opinion Counts"
Frequency 1460 kHz
First air date 2003
Format News/Talk
Power 5,000 watts day
540 watts night
Class B
Callsign meaning News/Talk
Former callsigns KYSN (1960's-1983)
KKHT (1983-1985)
KKCS (1985-2003)
Affiliations Salem Radio Networks
Owner Salem Communications
(Bison Media, Inc.)
Sister stations KBIQ, KGFT
Webcast Listen Live
Website newstalk1460.com

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[edit]

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.

Trivia[edit]

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.

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Coordinates: 38°49′34″N 104°44′29″W / 38.82611°N 104.74139°W / 38.82611; -104.74139