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Colorado Radio and TV Station Photos from the John in Arizona Collection


The photos in the Colorado section are listed in alphabetical order by call letters. All photos are the property of John In Arizona and may not be used in any form elsewhere.

KADX: KADX FM 105.1 Denver was known as "The Jazz Station" during the '70s era. The station photo is from 1972.
KADX FM 105.1 Denver studios - 1972.



KATC: KATC FM 95.1 Colorado Springs came on the air in 2006 with a country music format. Known as "Cat Country" they are part of Citadel Broadcasting sharing studios with KCSF, KKFM, KKMG, KKPK, and KVOR. The studio photos from 2011 show the master control room along with a station banner and signed guitars.

KATC FM 95.1 Colorado Springs banner - 2011.
KATC FM 95.1 Colorado Springs control room - 2011.
KATC FM 95.1 Colorado Springs signed guitars - 2011.

KBCO: 97.3 Denver started out as KFEL-FM in the 1950'a. Prior to becoming KBCO they were KRNW. Known as "World Class Rock" the station is part of the Clear Channel group in Denver. Pictured are two of their vehicles as seen in 2011.
KBCO FM 97.3 Denver vehicle - 2011.
KBCO FM 97.3 Denver vehicle - 2011.

KBNO: 1280 Denver has seen numerous call letters from KTLN to KTLK, the KXKL, KRRF, KEXX, KXXL, and even KVOD. As KBNO they broadcast a regional Mexican format. Their towers are located just east of South Broadway in the Miliken Park area as seen in this photo from 2011.
KBNO 1280 Denver towers in the Miliken Park area - 2011.

KBPI: KBPI Rocks the Rockies at 106.7. A KBPI van from 2011 is pictured.
KBPI FM 106.7 Denver vehicle - 2011.

KBTV: Channel 9 Denver came on the air in 1952 as KBTV. The change to KUSA TV came in 1984. Their studios were located at 1089 Bannock Street when this photo was taken in 1971. At the time they were owned by Mullins Broadcasting. KBTR Radio 710 was co-owned. After moving to new studios this location was sold to KRMA-TV Channel 6 in 1990. The on air ID for KBTV channel 9 is from 1971. The print ad is from the late 1950's.
KBTV Channel 9 Denver 1089 Bannock Street studios - 1971.
KBTV Channel 9 Denver on air ID - 1971.
KBTV Channel 9 Denver print ad - 1971.

KCBR: KCBR 1040 is licensed to Monument, but has studios in Colorado Springs along with KCMN. They broadcast a religious format and on weekends a Spanish format using the slogan "Vida 1040." A station banner hangs near the control room. The banner and control room photos are from 2011.
KCBR Radio 1040 Monument studios in Colorado Springs - 2011
KCBR Radio 1040 Monument studios in Colorado Springs - 2011

KCEC TV: This station started out in 1990 as KSHP and changed to KCEC in 1991. They are a Univision affiliate.

KCEC TV 50 Denver, Colorado KCEC 50.1 Denver

KCKK: 1510 Littleton (Denver market) came on the air in 1957 as KMOR. The call letters were changed to KDKO and then to KCKK (KiCK's K). Their transmitter and towers are located east of Riverdale Road just south of the Thornton Parkway as seen in this photo from 2011.
KCKK Radio 1510 Littleton towers - 2011.

KCMN: KCMN 1530 Colorado Springs transmitter and tower are located east of South Circle Drive and north of Highway 24 as seen in this photo from 2011. A KCMN banner was noticed during a station tour in 2011.

KCMN Radio 1530 Colorado Springs tower - 2011.
KCMN Radio 1530 Colorado Springs banner - 2011.

KCNC TV: Channel 4 Denver came on the air in 1953 as KOA-TV. Call letters were changed to KCNC-TV in 1983. The calls stand for "Colorado's News Channe." Channel 4 came on the air taking NBC affilation from Channel 9 because of KOA Radio's affilation with NBC. Later owned by GE, when sold to CBS TV in 1995 affiliation was changed to CBS. The photos of KCNC TV 1044 Lincoln Street location were taken in 2011. See below for KOA and KOA-TV.
KCNC TV Channel 4 Denver 1044 Lincoln Street studios - 2011.
KCNC TV Channel 4 Denver 1044 Lincoln Street entrance - 2011.
KCNC TV Channel 4 Denver 1044 Lincoln Street news vehicles - 2011.
KCNC TV Channel 4 Denver, Colorado KCNC 4.1 Denver

KCNC TV Channel 4 Denver, Colorado KCNC 4.1 Denver

KCNC TV Channel 4 Denver, Colorado KCNC 4.1 Denver

KCSF: 1300 Colorado Springs came on the air in 1922. The station has seen numerous call letter changes. They were KVOR, KSSS, KTWK, KUBL, KBZC, KKML, and now KCSF. Their transmitter and tower are located just south of I-25 at the end of East Brookside Street as seen in the photo from 2011. In 2004 as KKML the "Sports Animal" slogan was created. In 2008 a change in formats to country lasted one year and they returned to a sports format. Note the banner hanging in the control room. The photo of John at the 1300 control room was taken in 2011.

KCSF Radio 1300 Colorado Springs tower - 2011.
KCSF Radio 1300 Colorado Springs vehicle - 2011.
KCSF Radio 1300 Colorado Springs banner - 2011.
KCSF Radio 1300 Colorado Springs automation computer - 2011.
John at the KCSF Radio 1300 control board - 2011.

KDEN: 1340 Denver started out in 1940 as KMYR. As KDEN in the 1970's their studios were at 1601 West Jewell Avenue as seen in this photo from 1972. As KCFR, they are in the same building.
KDEN Radio 1340 Denver 1601 West Jewell Avenue studios - 1972.

KDVR TV: KDVR TV came on the air in 1983 as the first TV station to sign on in Denver since 1953. They are a Fox affiliate.

KDVR TV 31 Denver, Colorado KDVR 31.1 Denver

KDVR TV 31 Denver, Colorado KDVR 31.1 Denver

KDZA: 107.9 Pueblo came on the air as KRYT in 1986. In 1993 the calls were changed to KDAZ.The station serves the Pueblo and Colorado Springs area. The two photos from 2011 show a KDZA FM van and a remove tent set up in Colorado Springs.

KDZA FM 107.9 Pueblo remote setup in Colorado Springs - 2011.
KDZA FM 107.9 Pueblo remote setup in Colorado Springs - 2011.

KEZW: 1430 Denver came on the air in 1954 as KOSI and later changed to KEZW. Their transmitter and towers are located just south of East County Line Road near South Holly Street as seen in this photo from 2011.
KEZW Rasdio 1430 Denver towers - 2011.

KHOW: KHOW 630 Denver came on the air in 1925. The station changed to KHIH for a few years, but returned to the KHOW call letters. Their transmitter and towers are located east of Holly Street south of East 120th Avenue as seen in this photo from 2011.
KHOW Radio 630 Denver towers - 2011.

KIMN: 950 Denver started out in 1922 as KFEL. In 1954 the call letters were changed to KIMN and they were the flagship station for the "Inter-Mountain Network." In 1988 the calls were changed to KYGO ending an era of top-40 rock in Denver. The photo of their Edgewater studios is from 1971.
KIMN Radio 950 Denver Edgewater studios - 1971.

KKPK: 92.9 Colorado Springs was KSPZ in the 1980's. Eventually the calls were changed to KXPK with "The Peak" slogan ending up on 92.9. Studio photos are from 2011. A KKPK "The Peak" banner hangs in the control room Music Director Coyote McCloud is pictured at the control board during his on air shift.

KKPK FM 92.9 Colorado Springs vehicle - 2011.
KKPK FM 92.9 Colorado Springs banner - 2011.
KKPK FM 92.9 Music Director Coyote McCloud on air - 2011.

KKTV: KKTV Channel 11 Colorado Springs came on the air in 1952 as the third TV station in Colorado. At that time the station was affiliated with CBS, NBC, ABC, and DuMont. Studios are located at 3100 North Nevada in Colorado Springs. These photos from 2011 show the entrance door in the north building, the north building, then the south building. Some of the KKTV news vehicles are shown.

KKTV Channel 11 Colorado Springs 3100 North Nevada studios - 2011.
KKTV Channel 11 Colorado Springs 3100 North Nevada studios - 2011.
KKTV Channel 11 Colorado Springs 3100 North Nevada studios - 2011.
KKTV Channel 11 Colorado Springs 3100 North Nevada studios - 2011.

KKTV Channel 11 Colorado Springs, Colorado KKTV 11.1 Colorado Springs

KKTV Channel 11 Colorado Springs, Colorado KKTV 11.1 Colorado Springs

KKTV Channel 11 Colorado Springs, Colorado KKTV 11.1 Colorado Springs

KLIR: KLIR FM 100.3 Denver came on the air in 1959. In 1972 studios were located at 6535 West Jewell Avenue. This area is now housing and the Green Gables Country Club. KLIR changed calls to KMJI, then KXLT, and back KMJI before changing to KIMN (formerly the AM calls on 950).
KLIR FM 100.3 Denver 6535 West Jewell Avenue studios - 1971.

KLZ: KLZ 560 Denver came on the air in 1922 and is Denver's oldest radio station. Their transmitter and towers are located west of Welby Road just north of East 78th Avenue as seen in the photo from 2011. The KLZ "Missing K" promotional billboard photo is from 1972.
KLZ Radio 560 towers - 2011.
KLZ Radio 560 promotional billboard - 1972.

KLZ TV: KLZ TV Channel 7 came on the air in 1953. The on air ID is from 1971. In 1971 their studios were at 123 Spear Boulevard. Not long after this photo was taken the station was sold to McGraw-Hill and the call letters were changed to KMGH-TV.
KLZ TV Channel 7 Denver on air ID - 1971.
KLZ TV Channel 7 Denver 123 Spear Voulevard studios - 1971.

KMGH TV: KLZ TV to KMGH when McGraw-Hill purchased channel 7. They were a CBS affiliate until 1996 when affiliation was switched to ABC which had been on channel 9. CBS moved to Channel 4 and NBC moved to channel 9. KMGH studios remain at 123 Spear Boulevard as seen in these photos from 2011.
KMGH TV Channel 7 Denver 123 Spear Voulevard studios - 2011.
KMGH TV Channel 7 Denver 123 Spear Voulevard studios - 2011.
KMGH TV Channel 7 Denver 123 Spear Voulevard studios - 2011.

KNRC: KNRC Radio 1150 Denver went off the air in 2004. Their transmitter and towers are still located north of the Cherry Creek State Park area east of South Peoria Street and north of East Arapahoe Road as seen in this photo from 2011.
KNRC Radio 1150 Denver towers - 2011.

KOA: KOA Radio Denver came on the air in 1924. The station has a rich history in Denver. Their transmitter and 660 foot tower are located south of Denver in Parker as seen in these photos from 2011. Studios are located along with the other Clear Channel stations at 4695 South Monaco Street.
KOA Radio 850 Denver tower in Parker - 2011.
KOA Radio 850 Denver tower and transmitterr in Parker - 2011.
KOA Radio 850 Denver 4695 South Monaco Street studios - 2011 .

KOA TV: KOA TV Channel 4 Denver came on the air in 1953. One of the original stockholders was Bob Hope. The station was the NBC affiliate for Denver for many years as noted on this on air ID from 1971. The photo of their 1044 Lincoln Street studios shows how the building looked in 1971. Note the GE logo on the building. GE owned the station at that time. Channel 4 is now a CBS affiliate with the KCNC TV call letters (see above).
KOA-TV Channel 4 Denver on air ID - 1971.
KOA-TV Channel 4 Denver Election Night Coverage - 1964.
KOA-TV Channel 4 Denver 1044 Lincoln Street studios - 1971.
KOA-TV Channel 4 Denver print ad - 1972.

KOAA TV: Channel 5 Pueblo came on the air in 1953 as KCSJ-TV. In 1961 the station was sold to the owners of KOA AM-FM-TV Denver and the call letters were changed to KOAA-TV.

KOAA TV Channel 5 Pueblo, Colorado KOAA 5.1 Pueblo

KOAA TV Channel 5 Pueblo, Colorado KOAA 5.1 Pueblo

KOAA TV Channel 5 Pueblo, Colorado KOAA 5.1 Pueblo

KOAA TV Channel 5 Pueblo, Colorado KOAA 5.1 Pueblo


KPTT: KPTT FM 95.7 Denver is known as "The Party" as seen on this vehicle in 2011.
KPTT FM 95.7 Denver vehicle - 2011.

KRAI: KRAI Radio 550 Craig is owned by Wild West Radio, Inc. In 1973 their studios were located in the building pictured. The station moved to the Centennial Mall a decade later.
KRAI Radio 550 Craig studios - 1973.

KRDO: KRDO Radio 1240 came on the air in 1947 and has retained those call letters which stand for (K)Colorado Radio Dynamic Outlet. The KRDO Radio 1240 tower is located behind the station at 399 South 8th Street as seen in the photos from 2011.

KRDO Radio 1240 Colorado Springs 399 South 8th Street studios - 2011.
KRDO Radio 1240 Colorado Springs 399 South 8th Street studios - 2011.
KRDO Radio 1240 Colorado Springs tower - 2011.

KRDO TV: KRDO TV Channel 13 Colorado Springs came on the air in 1953. They started out was an NBC affiliate, but in 1960 they changed to ABC TV. Studios are located at 399 South 8th Street along with KRDO Radio (see above).

KRDO TV Channel 13 Colorado Springs, Colorado KRDO 13.1 Colorado Springs

KRDO TV Channel 13 Colorado Springs, Colorado KRDO 13.1 Colorado Springs

KRDO TV Channel 13 Colorado Springs, Colorado KRDO 13.1 Colorado Springs

KREX TV: KREX TV Channel 5 Grand Junction came on the air in 1954 as KFXJ-TV. Call letters were changed to KREX TV a year later. The photos are from 1973, note the KREX sign on the tower. The building is located at 345 Hillcrest Drive was damaged by a fire in the inter of 2007.

KREX TV Channel 5 Grand Junction 345 Hillcrest Drive studios - 1973.
KREX TV Channel 5 Grand Junction 345 Hillcrest Drive tower - 1973.

KREZ TV: Channel 6 Durango came on the air in 1963 as KJFL-TV. They went off the air in early 1964 returning in the fall of 1965 as KREZ-TV a satellite of KREX-TV Grand Junction. They are now a satellite of KRQE Albuquerque, New Mexico.

KREZ TV Channel 6 Durango, Colorado KREZ 6.1 Durango

KRFX: FM 103.5 Denver came on the air in 1960 as KOA-FM. They were KOAQ from 1974 to 1989. Now they are KRFX. A KRFX vehicle was spotted in 2011.
KRFX FM 103.5 Denver vehicle - 2011.

KRMA TV: KRMA TV Channel 6 Denver came on the air in 1956 and is the oldest public TV station in the Rockies. The studios started out in a converted car repair building at the Emily Griffith Opportunity School at the corner of Glenarm Place and Thirteenth Street in downtown Denver. When Channel 9 moved to new studios, their old building at 1089 Bannock Street was purchased by KRMA in 1990. The on air ID is from 1971. The studio photos are from 2011.
KRMA TV Channel 6 Denver on air ID - 1971.
KRMA TV Channel 6 Denver 1089 Bannock Street studios - 2011.

KRMA TV Channel 6 Denver 1089 Bannock Street studios - 2011.

KRMA TV Channel 6 Denver, Colorado KRMA 6.1 Denver

KRWZ: 950 Denver came on the air in 1954 as KIMN (see above), call letters were changed to KYGO in 1988 and then to KKFN in 1994. In 2008 a sports format was dumped in favor of rock oldies and new call letters, KRWZ. Their transmitter and towers are located south of East 100th Avenue along Riverdale Road. Studios are located at 7800 East Orchard Road. In addition to KRWZ, this location is also home to KYGO, KQKS, KKFN, and KEPN. The photos are from 2011.
KRWZ Radio 950 Denver towers - 2011.
KRWZ 950 Denver 7800 East Orchard Road studios - 2011.

KTCL: FM 93.3 Denver came on the air in 1965 as KFMF. Now as KTCL the station licensed to Wheat Ridge serves the Denver market. A KTCL vehicle was spotted in 2011.
KTCL FM 93.3 Wheat Ridge vehicle - 2011.

KUSA TV: Channel 9 came on the air in 1952 as Denver's second TV station with the call letters KBTV (see above) and in 1984 changed to KUSA TV. Studios are located at 500 East Speer Boulevard as seen in this photo from 2011.
KUSA TV Channel 9 Denver 500 East Speer Boulevard studios - 2011.

KUSA TV Channel 9 Denver, Colorado KUSA 9.1 Denver

KVOD: The original KVOD FM Denver came on the air in 1969 on 99.5. The photo of the KVOD FM "Voice of Denver" studios is from 1971. From 1969 until 1955 they were a commercial station with a classical music format. Now the KVOD call letters are on 88.1 and are a public broadcast station, with classical music.
KVOD FM 99.5 Denver studios - 1971.

KVOR: 740 Colorado Springs came on the air in 1953 as KWBY. The call letters were changed to KSSS, then KTWK, and now they are KVOR. Those letters had been on 1300 for a number of years. The photos of the KVOR control room and vehicle are from 2011.
KVOR Radio 740 Colorado Springs control room - 2011.
KVOR Radio 740 Colorado Springs vehicle - 2011.

KWGN TV: Channel 2 Denver was Colorado's first TV station. They started out in 1952 as KFEL TV. In 1955 the call letters were changed to KTVR, then in 1963 to KCTO "See Two" which lasted until 1966 when new owner Tribune Broadcasting changed the call letters to KWGN reflecting their WGN Chicago call letters. The on air ID slides show the KWGN call letters and are from 1971 and 1972 ID for the "20-20 Vision" slogan celebrating being on the air for 20 years. The studios at 550 Lincoln Street can be seen in the photo from 1971. The station is now located at 100 East Speer Boulevard as seen in the photos from 2011. This building is also the location for KDVR Channel 31. KWGN is the CW affiliate for Denver and KDVR is Fox31. KDVR came on the air in 1983.
KWGN TV Channel 2 Denver on air ID - 1971.
KWGN TV Channel 2 Denver on air ID - 1971.
KWGN TV Channel 2 Denver on air ID - 1971.
KWGN TV Channel 2 Denver on air ID - 1972.
KWGN TV Channel 2 Denver 550 Lincoln Street studis - 1971.
KWGN TV Channel 2 Denver 100 East Speer Boulevard studios - 2011.
KWGN TV Channel 2 Denver 100 East Speer Boulevard studios - 2011.
KWGN TV Channel 2 Denver 100 East Speer Boulevard studios - 2011.

KXRE: 1490 Manitou Springs came on the air in 1956. The station has seen numerous call letter changes from KCMS to KEDI then KIIQ followed by KIKX then KRYN and currently KXRE. Their transmitter and tower are located on one of the steep hill sides located around Manitou Springs at the end of Mesa Avenue as seen in these photos from 2011.
KXRE Radio 1490 Manitou Springs tower at the end of Mesa Avenue - 2011.
KXRE Radio 1490 Manitou Springs transmitter at the end of Mesa Avenue - 2011.

KXRM TV: KXRM TV Channel 21 Colorado Springs came on the air in 1985. First as an independant then in 1986 they became a charter Fox network affiliate. Studios are located at 560 Wooten Road along with KXTU a low power station known as CW57. John is pictured in the control room and on the news set with then KXRM reporter Kelly Werthmann. Kelly later went to work for KCNC-TV Denver as a reporter and anchor. The KXRM photos are from 2011.
KXRM TV Channel 21 Colorado Springs 560 Wooten Road studios - 2011.
KXRM TV Channel 21 Colorado Springs 560 Wooten Road studios - 2011.
KXRM TV and KXTU TV control room - 2011.
KXRM TV Channel 21 Colorado Springs news set - 2011.
KXRM TV Channel 21 news vehicle - 2011.

KXRM TV Channel 21 Colorado Springs, Colorado KXRM 21.1 Colorado Springs

KXRM TV Channel 21 Colorado Springs, Colorado KXRM 21.1 Colorado Springs

KXRM TV Channel 21 Colorado Springs, Colorado KXRM 21.1 Colorado Springs

KXRM TV Channel 21 Colorado Springs, Colorado KXRM 21.1 Colorado Springs

KZNT: 1460 Colorado Springs started out in 1956 as KYSN "Kissin" and during the 1960's and 1970's dominated the market with rock music. In 1983 calls were changed to KKHT and in 1985 to KKCS. In 2003 they became KZNT. The photo of their towers is from 2011. Note Pike's Peak in the background
KZNT Radio 1460 Colorado Springs towers - 2011.

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