|Broadcast area||Denver-Aurora-Brighton and Greeley, Colorado|
|Power||5,000 watts unlimited|
|Former callsigns||KMYR (1941-1960)
|Affiliations||Salem Communications, Westwood One , ABC News Radio|
|Owner||Salem Media Group
(Salem Media of Colorado, Inc.)
|Sister stations||KRKS, KRKS-FM|
KNUS (710 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a Talk radio format. Licensed to Denver, Colorado, the station serves the Denver area. The station is owned by Salem Media of Colorado, Inc. and features programming from Salem Communications, ABC Radio and Westwood One. Its studios are located in Aurora, and the transmitter is located in Brighton.
The 710 KNUS weekday lineup includes local hosts Peter Boyles, Dan Caplis and Kelley & Kafer, featuring market veteran Steve Kelley. KNUS is similar to many of Salem's other Talk Radio stations, airing hosts William Bennett, Michael Medved, Dennis Prager, Hugh Hewitt and Mike Gallagher. KNUS also airs the syndicated Mark Levin Show. 710 KNUS is an ABC News affiliate and a member of the Associated Press.
Weekend shows include local programs The Mike Boyle Restaurant Show, Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn and Krista Kafer, Business Unconventional with David Biondo and Dean Rotbart, and a sports program called Artificial Turf, featuring 710 KNUS Sports Director Bill Rogan, Andy Cornell and Casey Bloyer. Syndicated programs from financial experts such as Larry Kudlow and Bob Brinker are also part of the 710 KNUS weekend lineup.
History of KNUS
KNUS came on the air as KMYR in May, 1941 on 1340 kHz. It moved to 710 kHz in April, 1956. In the late 1980s, the station changed its name to KXBG when it was bought by a Boulder coal company. In the 1990s, the station was the home of Ken Hamblin, Gary Tessler, Alan Dumas, Carol McKinnly, Nia Bender, Piere Wolfe, Mason Lewis, Warren Byrne, Gabby Gourmet, Ron Krieter, and many others. At one point in 1991, it had Peter Boyles 5:00 am till 9:00 am, Gary Tessler 9:00 till 1:00. Ken Hamblin 1:00 till 4:00, Jim Turner 4:00 till 8:00 and Jann Scott 8:00 till Midnight. It broadcast from the 23rd floor studios of the Tabor Center. Scott hosted a show called Jann Scott Tonight. This show often went on night time remote locations including crime scenes, Colfax buses, coffee houses, truck stops, theater openings, bars including Wynkoop Brewery. Jann Scott simulcast the show with Comcast cable. Jann Scott also went up against the popular Rollie James and then George Webber on KOA. The three of them could often be seen dining together at Racine's before and after their shows.
710 would simulcast then-sister KBPI from 1988 to 1989.
In 1993, KNUS was Denver's first station to carry the The Rush Limbaugh Show. When Limbaugh came to Fort Collins for an appearance, thousands of people showed up. Jann Scott also did a live show from Fort Collins where some negative comments were made about Rush. Limbaugh heard the show from his hotel room and came over. Limbaugh and Scott bantered back and forth and then ended up telling jokes and talking to the crowd for two hours. Some say Limbaugh converted Scott into a conservative that night.
Former local hosts
Alan Berg; Ken Hamblin, Peter Boyles; Jann Scott, Marty Nalitz; Jimmy Lakey; Mike Rosen. Alan Dumas. Jim Turner. Gary Tessler, Carol McKinnly, Nia Bender, Pierre Wolf, Warren Byrne, Gabby Gourmet, Mason Lewis Peter Boyles returned to KNUS in the summer of 2013.
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- Denver Radiog: 80 Years of Change by Tom Mulvey – Advertising & Marketing Review.
- Denver's KBTR/71: "Home of the All Americans" – Denver Radio Memories.