|City||Manitou Springs, Colorado|
|Broadcast area||Colorado Springs area|
|Branding||Colorado Public Radio|
|Translator(s)||102.1 K271CK (Manitou Springs)|
|Format||Public radio news-talk|
|Power||500 watts day|
1,000 watts night
|Former callsigns||KCMS (1956–1970)|
|Owner||Colorado Public Radio |
(Public Broadcasting of Colorado, Inc.)
KXRE (1490 kHz) is an AM radio station broadcasting a public radio news and information radio format. Licensed to Manitou Springs, Colorado, the station serves the Colorado Springs radio market. The station is currently owned by Colorado Public Radio, through licensee Public Broadcasting of Colorado, Inc.
In early 1970, Edmonds sold KCMS-AM-FM to a group of retired Air Force officers doing business as the Black Forest Development Company. Black Forest took the AM station into an "information and education" format, taking the call letters KEDI. KEDI-KCMS was sold in 1974 and the stations became KIIQ-AM-FM.
The station changed its call letters to KIKX on September 15, 1984. KIKX became KRYN on September 17, 1987 and KXRE on February 1, 1988,
In December 2016, Colorado Public Radio agreed to pay Latino Communications $550,000 for KXRE and FM translator K271CK (102.1 FM). KXRE began broadcasting CPR's NPR/news format, originating from KCFR-FM in Denver, in April 2017.
- "KXRE Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
- "1959 Broadcasting Yearbook" (PDF). 1959. p. B-122. Retrieved June 12, 2019.
- "KXRE Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
- "Colorado Public Radio buying two Colorado Springs stations". Colorado Springs Gazette, January 12, 2017.
- Query the FCC's AM station database for KXRE
- Radio-Locator Information on KXRE
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for KXRE
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