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City of license Laramie, Wyoming
Broadcast area Cheyenne, Wyoming
Ft. Collins-Greeley
Branding Rock 102.9
Slogan Commercial Free Rock
Frequency 102.9 MHz
Repeaters 102.9 KARS-FM1 Fort Collins, Colorado
First air date 1974 (as KIOZ)[citation needed]
Format Classic rock
ERP 83,000 watts
HAAT 248 meters (814 ft)
Class C1
Facility ID 10334
Transmitter coordinates 40°52′36.9″N 105°41′46″W / 40.876917°N 105.69611°W / 40.876917; -105.69611Coordinates: 40°52′36.9″N 105°41′46″W / 40.876917°N 105.69611°W / 40.876917; -105.69611 (NAD83)
Former callsigns KIOZ (1974-1984)
KRQU (1984–2002)
Owner Townsquare Media (sale pending)
(The Fort Collins/Lafayette Divestiture Trust)
Webcast Listen Live (PLS)
Listen Live Player
Website rock1029.com

KARS-FM (102.9 FM) is a commercial radio station licensed for Laramie, Wyoming and broadcasting to the Cheyenne, Wyoming and Fort Collins-Greeley, Colorado areas. KARS-FM airs a classic rock music format branded as "Rock 102.9". The station is currently owned by a divestiture trust of Townsquare Media.[1]

The station has an FM booster, KARS-FM1, licensed for Fort Collins, Colorado on 102.9 MHz; the booster has been licensed since September 2007.


The station changed its call sign from KIOZ to KRQU on March 12, 1984. On March 25, 2002, the station changed its call sign to the current KARS.[2]

In December 2008, the station dropped the Oldies format and began simulcasting KMAX-FM 94.3's Classic Hits format.

On March 12, 2009, KARS-FM changed their format to classic rock, branded as "Rock 102.9".

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