|City||Colorado Springs, Colorado|
|Broadcast area||Colorado Springs-Pueblo Metropolitan Area|
|Branding||Colorado's 740 KVOR|
|Slogan||Depend On It!|
|Frequency||740 kHz (also on HD Radio)|
|First air date||1955|
|Power||3,300 watts (daytime)|
1,500 watts (nighttime)
|Callsign meaning||K Voice Of the Rockies|
|Former callsigns||KWBY (1955-1959)|
|Affiliations||Westwood One Network|
Air Force Falcons
CBS Radio News
|Owner||Cumulus Media |
(Radio License Holding CBC, LLC)
|Sister stations||KATC, KCSF, KKFM, KKMG, KKPK|
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. 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.
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."
- KVOR Official site
- Query the FCC's AM station database for KVOR
- Radio-Locator Information on KVOR
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for KVOR