KQMT

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KQMT
KQMT 99.5TheMountain logo.png
CityDenver, Colorado
Broadcast areaDenver, Colorado
Branding99.5 The Mountain
SloganA Mountain of Classics
Frequency99.5 MHz (also on HD Radio)
First air dateOctober 2, 1958 (as KDEN-FM)
FormatFM/HD1: Classic rock
HD2: Adult standards (KEZW simulcast)
HD3: Heavy metal "The Metal Channel"
ERP74,000 watts
HAAT513 meters (1,683 ft)
ClassC
Facility ID26929
Transmitter coordinates39°43′43.96″N 105°14′9.96″W / 39.7288778°N 105.2361000°W / 39.7288778; -105.2361000
Former callsignsKDEN-FM (1958–1969)
KVOD (1969–1996)
KKHK (3/22/1996– 5/22/2002)[1]
OwnerEntercom
(Entercom License, LLC)
Sister stationsKALC, K276FK, KEZW, KQKS
WebcastListen Live
Website995themountain.com

KQMT (99.5 FM, "99.5 The Mountain") is a classic rock radio station serving Denver and is owned by Entercom Communications Corp. Its studios are located in the Denver Tech Center district, with its transmitter being located on Lookout Mountain near Golden. Its backup transmitter is on Ruby Hill in Denver.

KQMT broadcasts in HD.[2] Current 99.5 The Mountain On-Air Personalities are Cathy Taylor, Dan Hardee and "The G-Man".

History[edit]

In October 1957, the station signed on as KDEN-FM, and then in 1969, changed call letters to KVOD.[3]

KVOD was originally a commercial radio station, marketing as the voice of classical music for the Denver Metro area. In November 1995, Henry Broadcasting Company announced it would sell the station to Tribune Broadcasting.[4][5]

On February 18, 1996, as part of a format transfer, KVOD began simulcasting on 92.5 FM following the sale of the 99.5 frequency to Tribune, who launched a classic rock format called KKHK ("The Hawk") on March 4th.[6][7] Tribune then sold the station to Entercom Communications in January 2002.[8]

Its original studios were located on South Girard Street in southeast Denver, near KWGN's old studios until 2005, when they moved into their current studios in the Denver Technology Center.

On November 19, 2018 at 6:00AM the Mountain started Stunting with all rolling stones songs to promote an upcoming spring concert "Stones no filter" at "Broncos Stadium @ Mile High", it ended at 12:02AM the following morning.

In January 2019, after sixteen years at 99.5 The Mountain, Mike Casey left as Morning Host. Casey had previously served as Music Director and Midday host before he moved to Morning Host in 2008. [9]

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