Colorado Public Radio Goes All-FM in Denver July 9
KCFR News moves to 90.1 FM; KVOD Classical to 88.1 FM
CENTENNIAL, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Beginning July 9, both of Colorado Public Radio's services will move to new FM dial locations in Denver. KCFR in-depth news and information will be heard on 90.1 FM, and KVOD classical music will be on 88.1 FM.
“We are so pleased to be part of Colorado Public Radio’s efforts to now be able to provide both their classical and news/information services on FM”
The Federal Communications Commission's final order approving the change became effective June 24.
The moves mark the completion of Colorado Public Radio's seven-year quest to provide the greatest possible service by delivering both of its programming formats on FM in the metro area.
“We are thrilled to reach this milestone in Colorado Public Radio's evolution,” said CPR President Max Wycisk. “KCFR's national, international, and expanded state news can now reach a wider audience on 90.1 FM, and KVOD will continue to serve metro-area classical music listeners with a clear FM signal on 88.1.”
The 88.1 FM frequency will be silent until KVOD begins broadcasting there the morning of July 9. The week of silence will allow Colorado Public Radio engineers to perform the technical work necessary for the transition.
CPR is offering KCFR's current frequency, 1340 AM, for sale, and will simulcast KCFR there temporarily.
Colorado Public Radio will continue to broadcast HD Radio signals on 90.1 FM. HD Radio is a digital technology that allows broadcasters to offer multiple “channels” simultaneously on the same radio frequency. An HD Radio receiver is needed to listen to these broadcasts. After July 9, KCFR will also be available on 90.1 FM HD-1, and KVOD on 90.1 FM HD-2.
Both KCFR and KVOD are available online at www.cpr.org.
Colorado Public Radio will operate 88.1 FM under a long-term operating lease agreement with Public Radio Capital, which is purchasing 88.1 FM from EMF Broadcasting of Rocklin, CA.
Public Radio Capital is a national nonprofit organization that helps public radio stations to buy and finance new channels, preserve existing public radio outlets, and strengthen their organizations and services. Public Radio Capital’s mission is to strengthen and expand noncommercial media to provide local communities with more in-depth information, unbiased news, diverse music and cultural programming.
“We are so pleased to be part of Colorado Public Radio’s efforts to now be able to provide both their classical and news/information services on FM,” said Marc Hand, managing director for Public Radio Capital. “This is a great example of how Public Radio Capital works with stations to strengthen and expand services.”
Outside of Denver, Colorado Public Radio News is heard on 1490 AM in Boulder, 1230 AM in Pueblo, 89.5 FM in Grand Junction, 88.3 FM in Montrose, and 88.3 FM in Craig, and online at www.cpr.org.
Colorado Public Radio Classical Music is heard outside of Denver on: 91.9 FM in Pueblo, 94.7 FM in Colorado Springs, 89.9 FM in Vail, 90.5 FM in Glenwood Springs, 103.3 FM along the Western Slope, and online at www.cpr.org. Colorado Public Radio News and Classical Music are available on HD Radio in Denver, Boulder, and Vail.
Colorado Public Radio’s statewide two-channel network reaches more than 85% of the state’s population. About 350,000 people listen every week (source: Arbitron, Spring/Fall 2007), and more than 90% of Colorado Public Radio's operating funds come from the private support of listeners, businesses and foundations.
Since its founding in 2001, Public Radio Capital has completed transactions totaling more than $154 million and secured access to public radio services for more than 31 million people.