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City Wellington, Colorado
Broadcast area Fort Collins-Greeley
Branding 94.3 The X
Slogan Front Range Alternative
Frequency 94.3 MHz
First air date 2002 (as KKQZ)
Format Alternative Rock
ERP 8,700 watts
HAAT 168 meters
Class C3
Facility ID 84497
Transmitter coordinates 40°55′41″N 105°8′36″W / 40.92806°N 105.14333°W / 40.92806; -105.14333Coordinates: 40°55′41″N 105°8′36″W / 40.92806°N 105.14333°W / 40.92806; -105.14333
Former callsigns KKQZ (2002-2007)
Owner Townsquare Media
(Townsquare Media of Ft. Collins, Inc.)
Webcast Listen Live

KMAX-FM (94.3 FM, 94.3 The X) is a radio station broadcasting an Alternative Rock format. Licensed to Wellington, Colorado, United States, the station serves the Fort Collins-Greeley area. The station is currently owned by Townsquare Media.[1]


The station was granted a construction permit on April 21, 2000 under a temporary call sign, and on October 15, 2002, the station changed its call sign to KKQZ. The FCC issued a license to cover on February 26, 2003 and on May 7, 2007, the call sign was changed to the current KMAX-FM.[2]

On November 11, 2011 KMAX-FM began stunting with Christmas music branded as "Santa 94.3".

The station changed its programming to Mainstream Rock as 94.3 Loudwire on December 3, 2012.[3]

On August 1, 2015 KMAX-FM began stunting as "Spin 94", airing a new format each day with a new format starting with CHR as "94.3 Hit FM", followed by a Radio Disney knockoff as "Hide and Seek 94.3", classic country as "Classic 94.3", and finally Christmas music as "Ho Ho 94". On August 5th at Noon, 94.3 flipped to alternative rock as "94.3 The X". The announcement had been made at a listener concert for sister station KKPL on the first night of stunting.[4]


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