|City of license||Security, Colorado|
|Broadcast area||Colorado Springs, Colorado|
|Branding||KRDO NEWSRADIO FM105.5 AM1240|
|First air date||1973 (as KWYD-FM)|
|Format||News Talk Information|
|Audience share||1.1, #19 (Fa'07, R&R)|
|ERP||1,600 watts horizontal
1,470 watts vertical
|HAAT||682 metres (2,238 ft)|
|Callsign meaning||Kolorado's Radio Dynamic Outlet-FM|
|Former callsigns||KWYD-FM (1973–1989)
|Affiliations||ABC News Radio
KRDO-FM (105.5 FM) is a News/Talk radio station simulcast on KRDO 1240 and based in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The format complements KRDO-TV's news broadcasts. It is owned by Optima Communications and operated by the News-Press & Gazette Company of St. Joseph, Missouri under a time brokerage agreement.
The station signed on in the early 1970s as KWYD-FM. For the first few years, KWYD-FM broadcast a country music format before flipping to a Christian radio format in 1975, programming a combination of brokered preaching/teaching programs (local and national), Inspirational music, news and information. In 1989, KWYD-FM was sold to Optima Communications which flipped the station to a NAC/Smooth Jazz format as KBZE, using the on-air moniker "The Breeze." On October 31, 2008 the KWYD FM calls where picked up by a radio station in Boise, Idaho which broadcasts a Rhythmic Contemporary format.
Two years later, the call letters and format were changed again. It became a country station with the calls KHII, using the on-air handle "K-High." Optima Communications entered into a time brokerage agreement with Pikes Peak Broadcasting Company in 1993. In the fall of 1996 Pikes Peak flipped the station back to a smooth jazz format. This time it was called "Sax 105.5" and adopted the KSKX call letters. The station remained smooth jazz until News Press & Gazette launched its News/Talk Radio format as KRDO-FM in August 2006.
KRDO (1240 AM) is a News/Talk radio station simulcasting KRDO-FM 105.5 and based in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The format complements KRDO-TV's news broadcasts. KRDO is owned and operated by the News-Press & Gazette Company of St. Joseph, Missouri.
KRDO FM History
Prior to the sale to News-Press Gazette Company, KRDO-FM was locally owned by Harry Hoth's Pikes Peak Broadcasting Company on the 95.1 frequency. The station signed on in the late 1960s broadcasting an easy listening/beautiful music format.
In 1994 KRDO-FM dropped the format due to its decline nationwide and flipped it to adult contemporary and adopted the moniker "Peak 95.1." In 1998 Peak 95.1 evolved into a Hot AC format which it maintained until Citadel Broadcasting took over operations of the station.
- "Colorado Springs Market Ratings". Radio and Records.
- Query the FCC's FM station database for KRDO
- Radio-Locator information on KRDO
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for KRDO