KATC-FM

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KATC-FM
WFBE (Nash FM 95.1) logo.png
City Colorado Springs, Colorado
Broadcast area Colorado Springs-Pueblo metropolitan area
Branding Nash FM 95.1
Nash Icon 95.1 HD2
Slogan Southern Colorado's Country Leader
Southern Colorado's Nash Icon (HD2)
Frequency 95.1 MHz (also on HD Radio)
Translator(s) 104.9 K285EE (Canon City, CO)
First air date October 1, 1969 (as KRDO-FM)
Format FM/HD1:Country
HD2: Classic country "Nash Icon 95.1 HD2"
ERP 72,000 watts
HAAT 695 meters (2280 ft)
Class C
Facility ID 66249
Transmitter coordinates 38°44′43″N 104°51′39″W / 38.74528°N 104.86083°W / 38.74528; -104.86083Coordinates: 38°44′43″N 104°51′39″W / 38.74528°N 104.86083°W / 38.74528; -104.86083
Callsign meaning Disambiguation of CAT for "Cat Country 95.1" (previous branding)
Former callsigns KRDO-FM (1969-2006)
Owner Cumulus Media
(ERadio License Holding CBC, LLC)
Sister stations KCSF, KKFM, KKMG, KKPK, KVOR
Webcast Listen Live
Website 951nashfm.com
nashicon951.com

KATC-FM (95.1 MHz) is a commercial radio station in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The station has been broadcasting a Country music format since 2006 and its on-air moniker is Nash FM 95.1. The station is owned and operated by Cumulus Media, with its studios and offices on Commerce Drive. Its transmitter is located near Cheyenne Mountain State Park.[1] Programming is also heard on 30 watt translator station K285EE at 104.9 MHz in Canon City, Colorado.[2]

KATC-FM features locally hosted country music shows on weekdays. After dark, it carries two national Nash FM shows, "Nash Nights with Shawn Parr" in the evening and "The Blair Garner Show" overnight. Both are syndicated by co-owned Westwood One.

History[edit]

On October 1, 1969, the station first signed on.[3] It was locally owned by Harry Hoth's Pikes Peak Broadcasting Company under the call sign KRDO-FM. It was the sister station to AM 1240 KRDO, which Hoth had first put on the air in 1947, Colorado Springs' second radio station. KRDO-FM broadcast a beautiful music format of instrumental songs.

As the easy listening format began to decline due to older demographics, KRDO-FM flipped to a soft adult contemporary sound and adopted the moniker "Peak 95.1" in 1994. In 1998 Peak 95.1 evolved into a Hot AC format.

After being purchased by Citadel Broadcasting, the station prepared for a major format switch. "Cat Country 95.1" began broadcasting on July 1, 2006, stunting by repeatedly playing Brooks & Dunn's "Play Something Country" while temporarily using the its former KRDO-FM call letters. After several days of stunting, the station began its regular mainstream country programming, featuring a complete air staff. The call sign was changed to KATC-FM with the call letters a disambiguation of CAT. Citadel would revive the Peak moniker and AC format in late 2006 on sister station 92.9 FM with the new call letters KKPK. The KRDO-FM call sign was quickly picked up by the News-Press & Gazette Company/Pikes Peak Radio, to pair with its previous partners, 1240 KRDO and Channel 13 KRDO-TV. The New KRDO-FM station broadcasts on 105.5 FM.

Citadel merged with Cumulus Media on September 16, 2011.[4] On October 31st, 2014, KATC rebranded as "Nash FM 95.1". The Nash FM moniker is used on numerous Cumulus country stations around the U.S.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Radio-Locator.com/KATC
  2. ^ Radio-Locator.com/K284EE
  3. ^ Broadcasting Yearbook 1971 page B-32
  4. ^ "Cumulus now owns Citadel Broadcasting". Atlanta Business Journal. September 16, 2011. Retrieved September 16, 2011. 

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