KJMN

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KJMN
KJMN & KMXA (AM) La Suavecita 92.1 & 1090 logo.jpg
City Castle Rock, Colorado
Broadcast area Denver-Boulder
Branding La Suavecita 92.1/1090
Frequency 92.1 MHz (also on HD Radio)
Repeater(s) 1090 kHz KMXA (AM)
First air date 1979 (as KMJD)
Format Spanish Adult Hits
ERP 42,000 watts
HAAT 163 meters
Class C2
Facility ID 10056
Transmitter coordinates 39°23′7″N 105°2′52″W / 39.38528°N 105.04778°W / 39.38528; -105.04778Coordinates: 39°23′7″N 105°2′52″W / 39.38528°N 105.04778°W / 39.38528; -105.04778
Callsign meaning K JaMmiN' (previous branding of its Rhythmic Dance Top 40 format)
Former callsigns KMJD (1979-1983)
KRKY (1983-1984)
KADX (1984-1988)
KZRZ (1988-1989)
KYBG-FM (1989-1995)
KNRX (1995-1996)
Owner Entravision Holdings, LLC
Webcast Listen Live
Website radiolasuavecita.com/denver/

KJMN (92.1 FM, "La Suavecita 92.1") is a radio station broadcasting a Spanish adult hits format licensed to Castle Rock, Colorado, United States, serving the Denver-Boulder area. The station is currently owned by Entravision Holdings, LLC.[1][2] Its studios are located in Denver near Sports Authority Field at Mile High, and the transmitter is west of Castle Rock.

History[edit]

KJMN signed on the air in 1979 as adult contemporary KMJD, but would go through various formats and call letters as rock outlets KRKY (1983–84), KADX (1984–88) and KZRZ (1988–89), country KYBG (1989–95), and modern rock KNRX (1995–96).[3]

KNRX/92-X[edit]

During the KNRX stretch, 92.1 was called "92-X," and catered to the modern rock and alternative rock listeners. One DJ was known as Malcolm, and he spoke in a low monotone.

KJMN/JAM'N 92.1[edit]

On February 29, 1996, at 8:00 PM, KNRX shook up the market by luring the airstaffers away from Rhythmic Top 40 KQKS (then known as KS104) and launched KJMN "JAM'N 92.1". During its Rhythmic tenure, they would attack KQKS on air and on the streets, but the tactics would backfire the following November when KQKS was sold to Jefferson-Pilot, who would later shake up the airwaves in February 1997 by moving KQKS to 107.5 FM and quickly reclaiming their listeners/ratings.

KJMN On-Air Staff: Mornings—Mark & Laurie, Mark & Mercedes, Middays/Overnights—Brody Scott, Afternoons—Michael Hayes, Nights—Sweet G, Late Nights—Ed Atkins. Weekends—Kevin O'Brien, Jess Kendall, Jay.

Excel purchases 92.1[edit]

After EXCL Communications (later Entravision) acquired the station in January 1997, they pulled the plug on "JAM'N 92.1" that March 30 to bring Denver its first Spanish FM outlet, launching Spanish AC "Radio Romántica 92.1", but kept the KJMN calls. However, by 2004, they would flip to Entravision's Spanish Top 40 "Super Estrella" format. The station is currently a "satellite" repeater station programmed out of Los Angeles, California, running local Denver advertising. No original programming is done in Denver.

In January 2009, KJMN switched formats from Super Estrella's Spanish AC format to the Jose Spanish adult hits format.[4]

On January 10, 2018, as part of a company-wide change, KJMN and sister simulcaster KMXA dropped the "Jose" format and flipped to an 80s/90s Spanish hits format as "La Suavecita."[5]

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