|City||Colorado Springs, Colorado|
|Broadcast area||Colorado Springs, Colorado|
|Slogan||Radio Colorado College
Public Radio for Southern Colorado
|Frequency||91.5 MHz (also on HD Radio)|
|First air date||1951 (originally carrier current 1946-1951)|
|Callsign meaning||Radio Colorado College|
|Affiliations||National Public Radio, American Public Media, Public Radio International, Pacifica Radio, Public Radio Exchange, Rocky Mountain Community Radio|
KRCC began in 1944 as a public address system for the Colorado College campus. It became a carrier current two years later. In April 1951, it received the first noncommercial FM license in the state of Colorado, operating from a World War II surplus transmitter.
Originally a training program for radio and speech students, it became a conventional college radio station in 1968 after Colorado College dropped radio and speech classes. In 1978, the station opened its microphones to the greater Colorado Springs community, paving the way for it to become Colorado's third NPR member station in 1984. From the 1980s onward, it built a series of translators to help better penetrate its largely mountainous service area.
Programming is simulcast on KECC in La Junta (740 watts). Query the FCC's FM station database for KECC and KCCS in Starkville (south of Trinidad, Colorado) (370 watts). Query the FCC's FM station database for KCCS.
KRCC operates seven translators:
- K203AT 88.5 FM Westcliffe / Gardner (250 watts)
- K210CC 89.9 FM Limon (250 watts)
- K211AW 90.1 FM Manitou Springs (86 watts)
- K216DQ 91.1 FM Trinidad / Raton, New Mexico (80 watts)
- K231BR 94.1 FM Walsenburg (50 watts)
- K238BP 95.5 FM Lake George / Florissant / Hartsel (10 watts)
- K239AE 95.7 FM Salida / Buena Vista / Villa Grove (250 watts)
- K289AH 105.7 FM Cañon City (75 watts)