1280 on the AM Dial in Denver
KTLK started off as KTLN, featuring a Top 40 format and challenging Denver leader KIMN. The station had it’s ups and downs changing formats here and there. During the early 1970’s the station continued featuring a Top 40 and this continued through the remainder of the decade. In March of 1978 the station paired down it’s play list to a Top 30 format. I’ve managed to round up several survey sheets from the 1970’s decade for this page. Eventually the station would become KVDO.
KTLK featured itself as “Denver’s Double K” initially in the early 1970’s then in November of 1976 moved to the moniker “Rockin’ The Rockies”. That was then dropped in May of 1977 with nothing taking it’s place until September 10th, 1978 when “K-T Denver’s All Hit Music” appeared with the additional “Just Say ‘K-T’ 1280 (Katy – 1280)” added to promote the slogan. In very short order (a few weeks later) “Katy” was modified to “Katie” perhaps all as a past nod to KIMN’s “Just Call Me KIM”. Visit the new KTLK page to view 100’s of weekly survey sheets from 1970 into the early 1980’s.
Here are several survey sheet backs featuring a few of the jocks who passed through radio station KTLK.