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For other radio stations nicknamed "The Mountain", see The Mountain (disambiguation).
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City Denver, Colorado
Broadcast area Denver, Colorado
Branding 99.5 The Mountain
Slogan A Mountain of Classics
Frequency 99.5 MHz (also on HD Radio)
First air date October 2, 1958 (as KDEN-FM)
Format Classic rock
HD2: KEZW simulcast
HD3: Heavy metal "The Metal Channel"
ERP 74,000 watts
HAAT 495 meters
Class C
Facility ID 26929
Transmitter coordinates 39°43′45″N 105°14′6″W / 39.72917°N 105.23500°W / 39.72917; -105.23500
Former callsigns KDEN-FM (1958–1969)
KVOD (1969–1996)
KKHK (1996–2002)
Owner Entercom
(Entercom License, LLC)
Webcast Listen Live
Website 995themountain.com

KQMT (99.5 FM, "The Mountain", previously, 99.5 The Hawk) is an album rock/classic rock station serving the Denver area and is owned by Entercom Communications Corp. Its studios are located in the Denver Tech Center district, and the transmitter is on Lookout Mountain near Golden.

KQMT broadcasts in HD.[1] 99.5 The Mountain On Air Personalities are Mike Casey, Cathy Taylor and Dan Mitchell.


In October 1957, the station signed on as KDEN-FM, and then in 1969, changed call letters to KVOD.[2]

KVOD was originally a commercial radio station, marketing as the voice of classical music for the Denver Metro area. 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 Broadcasting, who launched a classic rock format called KKHK ("The Hawk") on March 4.[3] Tribune Broadcasting acquired the station in November of 1995 from Henry Broadcasting Company. [4] Tribune then sold the station to Entercom Communications in January 2002.[5]

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.

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