In October 1958 the station signed on as KDEN-FM and then in 1969 changed call letters to KVOD and began airing a classical music format.
KVOD was originally a commercial radio station, marketing as the voice of classical music for the Denver Metro area on 99.5 FM from 1969 to 1996. On March 13, 1996 the station moved to 92.5 FM following the sale of the 99.5 frequency to Tribune Broadcasting who launched a classic rock station called KKHK ("The Hawk"). Tribune Broadcasting acquired the station in November of 1995 from Henry Broadcasting Company.  Tribune then sold the station to Entercom Communications in January 2002.  Its original studios were located on S. Girard St in southeast Denver not far from the old KWGN TV Studio, until 2005 when they moved into there current studios in the Denver Technology Center.