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"KECC" redirects here. For the El Centro, California/Yuma, Arizona television station that once used the callsign, see KECY-TV.
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)
Format NPR/eclectic music
ERP 2,100 watts
HAAT 687 meters
Class C1
Facility ID 65563
Transmitter coordinates 38°44′43″N 104°51′42″W / 38.74528°N 104.86167°W / 38.74528; -104.86167
Callsign meaning Radio Colorado College
Affiliations National Public Radio, American Public Media, Public Radio International, Pacifica Radio, Public Radio Exchange, Rocky Mountain Community Radio
Owner Colorado College
Webcast Listen Live

KRCC (91.5 FM) is a radio station broadcasting National Public Radio and eclectic music, licensed to Colorado Springs, Colorado and owned by Colorado College.[1]


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:


  1. ^ "KRCC Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 

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