|City of license||Colorado Springs, Colorado|
|Broadcast area||Colorado Springs, Colorado
|Branding||Colorado's 740 KVOR|
|Slogan||Depend On It!|
|Frequency||740 kHz (also on HD Radio)|
|First air date||1920's|
|Power||3,300 watts (daytime)
1,500 watts (nighttime)
|Callsign meaning||Voice Of the Rockies|
|Affiliations||ABC News Radio
Air Force Falcons
Premiere Radio Networks
Cumulus Media Networks
(Radio License Holding CBC, LLC)
|Sister stations||KATC, KCSF, KKFM, KKMG, KKPK|
KVOR is a heritage radio station serving the Colorado Springs, USA, vicinity with a News/Talk format. It broadcasts on AM frequency 740 kHz and is under the ownership of Cumulus Media. KVOR broadcasts the Air Force Falcons football and basketball games.
The KVOR newsroom operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with newscasts at the top and bottom of each hour. The station features local and national political coverage and also has a partnership with local TV stations KXRM and KKTV, using the television resources to further its news gathering services. Programming on KVOR includes The Rush Limbaugh Show, The Sean Hannity Show, Glenn Beck Program, The Mark Levin Show, Coast to Coast AM, a morning news magazine, and a late-night show hosted by former congressman, presidential candidate and gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo.
As of June 13, 2013, KVOR is not broadcasting at 740 kHz due to damage sustained to their broadcast transmission line from the Black Forest Fire. Instead it is broadcasting at 1300 kHz, using KCSF's transmitter.
- December 10, 1924 — Colorado Springs' first commercial radio station, KFUM ("Known For Unsurpassed Mountain scenery"), was licensed. Its broadcast frequency was 1300 kHz. Its call sign changed to KVOR when the station was purchased by the Reynolds Radio Co., founded by Denver radio pioneer Dr. William "Doc" Reynolds. As of 1933, the studio and transmitter were both located at the Mining Exchange Building.
- At one time, KVOR and KSPZ (Now KKPK) were sister stations owned by Springs Radio, Inc. The studios and transmitter located were just south of downtown Colorado Springs.
- 1996 — KVOR and KSPZ (now KKPK) were acquired by Triathlon Broadcasting Of Colorado Springs, and combined with KVUU and KSSS (now KCSF). During this time, advertising time on these stations was controlled by Citadel Broadcasting through a Local Marketing Agreement, while the actual broadcast operations were under the control of Triathlon.
- 1999 — Citadel Broadcasting fully acquired KVOR, KSPZ and KTWK by exchanging KKLI with Triathlon (Now Clear Channel) thus ending the Lease Marketing Agreement. Citadel merged with Cumulus Media on September 16, 2011.
- 2000 — In order to provide extended coverage to the growing Colorado Springs market, KVOR switched AM frequencies with sister station KCSF (then KTWK) from 1300 AM to its present day 740 AM, broadcasting from a transmitter located in Black Forest, Colorado. This transmitter was temporarily offline during the 2013 Black Forest Fire.
The station was known for a long time as "News/Talk 740," "Newsradio 740," and most recently "Colorado Springs' Talk Station."
- Bernicky, Norm. "Colorado Springs Radio History". Pikes Peak Radio & Electronics Museum. Retrieved 5 July 2012.
- Pierre Key's Radio Annual (PDF). P. Key Pub. Corporation. 1933. p. 345.
- "Cumulus now owns Citadel Broadcasting". Atlanta Business Journal. September 16, 2011. Retrieved September 16, 2011.
- KVOR Official site
- Query the FCC's AM station database for KVOR
- Radio-Locator Information on KVOR
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for KVOR