KQMT

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KQMT
CityDenver, Colorado
Broadcast areaDenver, Colorado
Branding99.5 The Mountain
Frequency99.5 MHz (also on HD Radio)
First air dateOctober 2, 1958 (as KDEN-FM)
FormatFM/HD1: Classic rock
HD2: Adult standards (KEZW simulcast)
ERP74,000 watts
HAAT513 meters (1,683 ft)
ClassC
Facility ID26929
Transmitter coordinates39°43′43.96″N 105°14′9.96″W / 39.7288778°N 105.2361000°W / 39.7288778; -105.2361000
Callsign meaningK cQlorado's MounTain (Q is a substitute for an O in COLORADO)
Former callsignsKDEN-FM (1958–1969)
KVOD (1969–1996)
KKHK (3/22/1996– 5/22/2002)[1]
OwnerEntercom
(Entercom License, LLC)
Sister stationsKALC, K276FK, KEZW, KQKS
WebcastListen Live
Website995themountain.com

KQMT (99.5 FM, "99.5 The Mountain") is a classic rock radio station serving Denver and is owned by Entercom Communications Corp. Its studios are located in the Denver Tech Center district, with its transmitter being located on Lookout Mountain near Golden. Its backup transmitter is on Ruby Hill in Denver.

KQMT broadcasts in HD.[2] Current 99.5 The Mountain On-Air Personalities are Dave O'Brien, Allie Hartwick, Cathy Taylor, Dan Hardee, "The G-Man" & Rob Hart on weekends.

History[edit]

In October 1957, the station signed on as KDEN-FM, and then in 1969, changed call letters to KVOD.[3]

KVOD was originally a commercial radio station, marketing as the voice of classical music for the Denver Metro area. In November 1995, Henry Broadcasting Company announced it would sell the station to Tribune Broadcasting.[4][5]

On February 18, 1996, as part of a format transfer, KVOD began simulcasting on 92.5 FM following the sale of the 99.5 frequency to Tribune, who launched a classic rock format called KKHK ("The Hawk") on March 4th.[6][7] Tribune then sold the station to Entercom Communications in January 2002.[8]

KQMT's original studios were located on South Girard Street in southeast Denver, near KWGN's old studios, until 2005, when they moved into their current studios in the Denver Tech Center.

On November 19, 2018, at 6:00 a.m., KQMT started Stunting with all-Rolling Stones songs to promote upcoming spring concert "Stones No Filter" at Broncos Stadium at Mile High; it ended at 12:02 a.m. the following morning.

In January 2019, after sixteen years at KQMT, Mike Casey left as Morning Host. Casey had previously served as Music Director and Midday host before moving to Mornings in 2008. [9] While with KQMT, Casey was famous for hosting Barrel of Monkeys Weekends and the Resurrection Jukebox.

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