KVOR

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KVOR
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CityColorado Springs, Colorado
Broadcast areaColorado Springs-Pueblo Metropolitan Area
BrandingColorado's 740 KVOR
SloganDepend On It!
Frequency740 kHz (also on HD Radio)
First air date1955
FormatNews/Talk
Power3,300 watts (daytime)
1,500 watts (nighttime)
ClassB
Facility ID35869
Callsign meaningK Voice Of the Rockies
Former callsignsKWBY (1955-1959)[1]
KSSS (1959-1993)[1][2]
KTWK (1993-2000)
AffiliationsWestwood One Network
Premiere Networks
Air Force Falcons
CBS Radio News
OwnerCumulus Media
(Radio License Holding CBC, LLC)
Sister stationsKATC, KCSF, KKFM, KKMG, KKPK
WebcastListen Live
Websitekvor.com

KVOR (740 kHz, "AM 740 KVOR") is a commercial AM radio station in Colorado Springs, Colorado, serving Colorado Springs and Pueblo. It is owned by Cumulus Media and airs a news/talk radio format.

KVOR is powered at 3,300 watts by day, but because AM 740 is a clear-channel frequency reserved for Class A CFZM Toronto, KVOR must reduce power at night to 1,500 watts.[3] It uses a directional antenna at all times, with a north-south pattern that covers Pueblo, even though the station's transmitter is located north of downtown Colorado Springs, near Thompson Road. Studios and offices are located on Corporate Drive in Colorado Springs.

The KVOR weekday schedule begins with Colorado Springs' Morning News followed by a local late morning talk show hosted by Richard Randall. (A repeat hour of Randall's show also airs at 10pm.) The rest of the weekday line up is made up of nationally syndicated talk shows: The Rush Limbaugh Show, The Savage Nation, The Mark Levin Show, Red Eye Radio, First Light and America in the Morning. Weekends feature shows on money, food, computers, law and religion with hosts Larry Kudlow, Leo Laporte, Bill Handel and Jim Daly. KVOR partners with local TV station KOAA (NBC affiliate) for news and weather coverage. Most hours begin with world and national news from Westwood One.

KVOR broadcasts the Air Force Falcons football and basketball games.[4]

History[edit]

In order to provide extended coverage to the growing Colorado Springs and Pueblo media markets, in 2000 KVOR switched frequencies with sister station 740 KTWK. KVOR continued its news-talk format on AM 740 while AM 1300 became adult standards outlet KTWK, carrying the Music of Your Life radio network. (Today it is CBS Sports Radio station KCSF.)

KVOR's transmitter was temporarily offline during the 2013 Black Forest Fire. The station was known previously as "News/Talk 740," "Newsradio 740," and most recently "Colorado Springs' Talk Station."

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b History Cards for KVOR, fcc.gov. Retrieved August 20, 2019.
  2. ^ Call Sign History, fcc.gov. Retrieved August 20, 2019.
  3. ^ Radio-Locator.com/KVOR
  4. ^ InsideRadio.com/KVOR

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Coordinates: 39°05′02″N 104°42′41″W / 39.08389°N 104.71139°W / 39.08389; -104.71139