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For the Tuscaloosa, Alabama, airport assigned the ICAO code KTCL, see Tuscaloosa Regional Airport.
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City Wheat Ridge, Colorado
Broadcast area Denver metro area
Branding Channel 93.3
Slogan Denver's Modern Rock
Frequency 93.3 MHz (also on HD Radio)
First air date September 1965
Format Alternative Rock
HD2: Classic alternative
ERP 71,000 watts
HAAT 346 meters
Class C1
Facility ID 68684
Transmitter coordinates 39°43′59.00″N 105°14′12.00″W / 39.7330556°N 105.2366667°W / 39.7330556; -105.2366667
Former callsigns KFMF (1965–70's)
KIIX-FM (1970's–75)
Owner iHeartMedia, Inc.
(Citicasters Licenses, Inc.)
Sister stations KBCO, KBPI, KHOW, KDSP, KOA, KPTT, KRFX, K300CP
Webcast Listen Live
Website area93.com

KTCL (93.3 FM) – branded Channel 93.3 – is a commercial Alternative Rock radio station, licensed to Wheat Ridge, Colorado. Owned iHeartMedia, Inc., KTCL serves the Denver metro area. The KTCL studios are located in Denver, while the station transmitter resides in Golden.

HD programming[edit]

Besides a standard analog transmission, KTCL broadcasts over two HD Radio channels,[1] and is available online via iHeartRadio. KTCL- HD2 features a punk music format called "Punk Tacos"


The station signed on in September 1965 as KFMF licensed to Fort Collins, Colorado. It simulcasted the Top 40 format of KIIX-AM 600 (now on 1410, the old 600 frequency is now KCOL). In the 1970s, the station became KIIX-FM and adopted a freeform Progressive Music format. It changed its calls to KTCL in 1975 and evolving to the modern rock format in the mid 1980s.

KTCL, part of a joint sales agreement with KBPI and KRFX in 1995, moved to a more pop-oriented sound when KBPI began playing more new rock.[2]

In 2007, KTCL changed its city of license to Wheat Ridge to provide clearer coverage over the Denver area. It can still be received in Fort Collins.

KTCL helped break local bands The Fray, Meese, 3OH!3, Single File, Tickle Me Pink, and Flobots onto the national scene.[citation needed]

KTCL has become a source of pride for listeners of modern rock in Colorado, largely due to its commitment to the promotion of local modern rock bands. This promotion of local bands was the primary catalyst for success for the aforementioned bands. In fact, the unexpected and immense success enjoyed by The Fray as a result of their promotion by KTCL has caused many Colorado modern rock listeners to refer to The Fray as "93.3's baby."[citation needed]

Current Programming[edit]

KTCL's current talent line up is:

Steve Burrell in mornings

Bailey - Midday's

Nick Cage - Throwback lunch

Nerf - Afternoons

B-Large Nights

KTCL is currently the #136 station in Denver in every demographic, except for white males, where we rank #137.


  1. ^ http://www.hdradio.com/station_guides/widget.php?id=22 HD Radio Guide for Denver
  2. ^ "Vox Jox". Billboard. 107 (41): 79. Oct 14, 1995. 

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