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City Manitou Springs, Colorado
Broadcast area Colorado Springs area
Branding Colorado Public Radio
Frequency 1490 kHz
Translator(s) 102.1 K271CK (Manitou Springs)
Format News-talk
Power 500 watts day
1,000 watts night
ERP 99 watts (FM)
Class C
Facility ID 54258
Transmitter coordinates 38°51′43″N 104°55′32″W / 38.86194°N 104.92556°W / 38.86194; -104.92556
Former callsigns KIKX (1984-1987)
KRYN (1987-1988)
Owner Colorado Public Radio
Website cpr.org

KXRE (1490 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a news and NPR format. Licensed to Manitou Springs, Colorado, the station serves the Colorado Springs area. The station is currently owned by Colorado Public Radio.[1]


The station went on the air as KIKX on 1984-09-15. on 1987-09-17, the station changed its call sign to KRYN, on 1988-02-01 to the current KXRE,[2]

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. [3]


  1. ^ "KXRE Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  2. ^ "KXRE Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  3. ^ "Colorado Public Radio buying two Colorado Springs stations". Colorado Springs Gazette, January 12, 2017. 

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