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Colorado Boss Stations

I came across this chronology relating to the history of Denver broadcasting (radio and television).  The story begins in 1920 when Denver dentist Dr. William (Doc) Reynolds “founded 9ZAF at his 1124 S. University home in Denver.   The studio was on the front porch and the transmitter was in the back yard.” The story picks up there running through 2006!

I am moving the Colorado radio station long play records over to this section.

Colorado Radio Station Long Play Records

KAZY Radio

LP – Listen Up 37953 – “KAZY’s Thunder On The Mountain” – 1980

KAZY COV (1) Stitch KAZY COV (3) Stitch

KAZY RA KAZY RB

KBPI

KBPI Radio Survey – May 12th, 1975

KCFR

KCFR & FRIENDS (1)KCFR & FRIENDS (2)

KCFR & FRIENDS - CBS 17073 - RA KCFR & FRIENDS - CBS 17073 - RB

KDAB

KDAB Radio Survey – August 29th, 1964

KDAB_1964-08-29_1[1]

KDAB Radio Survey – February 2nd, 1965

KDAB_1965-02-22_1[1]

KPKE 96 FM

LP – Starstream RTR-8260 – “Colorado Rocks” – 1982

RADIO KPKE (3) RADIO KPKE (4)

RADIO KPKE (2) RADIO KPKE (1)

KBTR 710 AM Radio

kbtr programs

FROM DENVER RADIO: “710 AM Denver’s Seven-One-Oh. Featured the “All Americans”, and was a worthy opponent of KIMN for a relatively brief time.  KBTR featured DJ’s like “King” George Michael before his Philadelphia and Sports days, Johnny Williams before KHJ and “Boss Radio” and late night manic man Bud Ballou who later left his imprint on Boston Top 40 radio.

KBTR was originally KMYR, signing on in 1941 on 1340am before the eventual move to 710. About 1960 it became KICN, a Top 40 station which was a shirt tail cousin of Don Burdens’ “Star Stations” which included KOIL in Omaha, WIFE in Indianapolis and KISN in Portland.  KICN became KBTR in 1964, as the radio affiliate of KBTV, Channel 9, owned by Mullins Broadcasting.”

Read and View the Full Acccount

KCMS FM Radio Broadcast Crew

45 – KCMS 1085 – Link Automatic Piano-Volano Vituoso b/w Wertz Orchestra-National Automatic Player

According to the liner notes – the original taping was obtained in 1956 at the Gold Coin Bar in Central City, Colorado. Further to KCMS – the Colorado Springs FM station also served as a recording studio outlet for the likes of Danny Griffith and Max Morath (both performing from the Gold Bar in the Imperial Hotel in Cripple Creek, Colorado. Sessions were often engineered by Bud Edmonds who resided in adjacent Manitou Springs.

KCMS 1085 - COLD COINS MM - C KCMS 1085 - COLD COINS MM - D

KCMS 1085 - COLD COINS MM - A KCMS 1085 - COLD COINS MM - B

45 – KCMS – Pikes Ghost Town Mechanical Musical Machines b/w The Party Line

KCMS 1223-4 - PIKES PEAK GHOST - MACHINES KCMS 1223-4 - PIKES PEAK GHOST - PARTY LINE

KCRF Radio

LP – Columbia 17073 – KCRF & Friends – 1983

KCFR & FRIENDS (1) KCFR & FRIENDS (2)

KCFR & FRIENDS - CBS 17073 - RA KCFR & FRIENDS - CBS 17073 - RB

KERE Top Dog Radio (formerly KBTR)

LP – Special Products CFS-3515 – “Country”

KFML Denver Radio 1390 AM & 98.5 FM

kfml radio

FROM DENVER RADIO WEB SITE: A pioneer “Free Form”, or “Underground” station, following in the footsteps and furthering the mission and feel of original Denver Free Form station KMYR-FM

KFML tended to be unpredictable with each announcer playing what they felt, without repercussion… well, almost. “Up against the wall, M.F’s” was a little tough to explain to Joe McGoy, the owner.  Listeners could expect the unexpected, from contemporary pop artists to the roots of the blues. From in studio performances by a folk rocker like Eric Anderson, to electric poets.”

Read/View the KFML Story Here

KLAK Denver Radio

LP – KTel 324 – 24 of the Greatest Country & Western Hits

KLAK - KTEL 325 _0003A (2) KLAK - KTEL 325 _0003A (3)

KLAK - KTEL 325 _0003A (4)

KLAK - KTEL 325 _0003A (5)KLAK - KTEL 325 _0003A (6)

KLAK - KTEL 325 _0003A (1) KLAK - KTEL 325 _0003A (7)

KLAK Radio Survey – Top 100 – 1974

KLAK - 1974 - TOP 100

KLAK - 1974 - TOP 100 DJS

KLAK Radio Survey – July 12th, 1976

KLAK - 1976 - 07-12 - F

KLAK - 1976 - 07-12 - B

KLAK Radio Survey – July 26th, 1976

KLAK - 1976 - 07-26 F

KLAK - 1976 - 07-26 B

KLAK Radio Survey – August 16th, 1976

KLAK - 1976 - 08-16 - F

KLAK - 1976 - 08-16 - B

KLAK Radio Survey – September 8th, 1976

KLAK - 1976 - 09-08 F

KLAK - 1976 - 09-08 B

KLAK Radio Survey – September 13th, 1976

KLAK - 1976 - 09-13 F

KLAK - 1976 - 09-13 B

KOA

LP – Standard – “Year of the Broncos” – 1978

Don Martin (broadcaster) – Fred Gehrke (general manager) – Red Miller (head coach)

RADIO - KOA 3104 AA (3) RADIO - KOA 3104 AA (4)

RADIO - KOA 3104 AA (5) - Copy

RADIO - KOA 3104 AA (1) RADIO - KOA 3104 AA (2)

KOOL 105 FM Radio Denver

LP – Phoenix 8710 – Greatest Hits

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

KOOL 105 - PHOENIX 8710 RKOOL 105 - PHOENIX 8710 R_0001

KPKE – Denver’s New Peak

LP – Starstream RTR-8260 – “Colorado Rocks”

Includes: Alloy Czar – Randy Rock – Magician – Stiffwater – Razor’s Edge – Billy Ryan Band – Greg Nuebel – Renegade – The Jets – The Got Rocks

RADIO KPKE (3) RADIO KPKE (4)

RADIO KPKE (1) RADIO KPKE (2)

KTLN/KTLK Radio 1280 AM

KTLN SURVEY

FROM DENVER RADIO WEB SITE: “KTLK previously was KTLN, at one time a top 40 station, then news/talk… an not-so-common format in the mid-60’s.  As KTLN, the station was a keen competitor of KIMN. A good number of top jocks worked ther at one time or another. Johnnie Rowe (John Rook) was offered the program director’s job at KIMN by it’s former owner Ken Palmer.

After it’s news/talk years, KTLN became KTLK in 1968 and again featured a top-40 format-but with a twist. K-Talk played the music, but added a new feature…using jocks as talk moderators with youth about things important to kids of that time… the announcers becoming known as “The Mod Jocks”. Drugs, suicide, politics and religion… the jocks understood the need for kids to have someone to talk to and sometimes the music was merely a break from the talk.”

Read/View the KTLN History

LP – Nova BMC-80104 – “Colorado Music ’80 Album – Big Music America Contest”

Colorado Musicians on LP: Steve Stajich – Euporia – Berne Clifford – Short Change – Smi-Fi – Pierce Arrow – Rowland & Poindexter – Randy Bell & Vision – Ruth Clark – Steve Taylor – Mindy Lou – The Live Wire Choir

RADIO KTLK FM (1) RADIO KTLK FM (2)

KTLK LP BIG MUSIC KTLK LP BIG MUSIC_0001

KTLK LP BIG MUSIC_0002

KYGO Radio (Country Classics)

The LP below represented County & Western radio station KYGO’s second compilation release from 1983.

KYGO 01KYGO COUNTRY HARVEST SIDE 2

KYGO - JEFF PILOT 70785 - RAA (1) KYGO - JEFF PILOT 70785 - RAA (2)

LP – Jefferson Price 71766 – Heart of the Country – 1984

KYGO - KYGO 2 C (1) KYGO - KYGO 2 C (2)

KYGO - KYGO 2 KYGO - KYGO 2 _0001

Colorado Radio Station Weekly Survey Sheets

KDAB

KDAB was located in Arvada in the early 1960’s and became KQXI in 1965 – Like KICN the station went head-to-head with radio leader KIMN.

KDAB_1964-08-29_1[1] KDAB_1965-02-22_1[1]

KFML

This was Denver’s pioneer FM station boasting “free form” programing.  KFML began in the late 1960’s – Read the full KFML story here.

kfmlzot[1]

KMYR-FM (and AM)

Another Denver FM “underground” station they started up about 1968 with it’s roots as a late 1950’s AM Top 40 station.  Later it became KHOW-FM and later KHIH-FM jazz station.

KMYR_1958-5-23_1[1] KMYR_1958-11-28_1[1]

KOSI AM 1430

April 7th, 1958

KOSI - 1958-04-07

KOSI Radio Survey – February 2nd, 1959

KOSI_1959-02-02_1

KQXI

KQXI Radio Survey – July 6th, 1968

KQXI_1968-07-06_2

KQXI_1968-07-06_1

KTLK/KTLN

Starting off as KTLK  – the station became KTLN in 1968 mixing Top 40 with talk radio for teens – and finally again becoming “KTALK” in the 1970’s with an all talk format.  Here is the entire story.

May 29th, 1959 (KTLN)

KTLN 1959-05-29

ktdisc[1] KTLN_1961-02-03_2[1] ktlnfront[1]

KTLN_1959-05-01_1[1] KTLN_1959-10-30_1[1] KTLN_1960-03-11_1[1]

KTLK Survey 1971 ktlkreese[1]

KUDY AM – “Cutie Radio”

April 25th, 1958

KUDY - 1958-04-25

KUDY – April 25th, 1958 (Different Version)

KUDY_1958-04-25_1

KUDY – September 12th, 1958

KUDY_1958-09-12_1

KX 96

KX 96 Radio Survey – 1977 Top Hits

KX 96 - 1977 - TOP HITS B

KX 96 - 1977 - TOP HITS F

KX 96 Radio Survey – February 1st, 1978

KX 96 - 1978 - 02-01 F

KX 96 - 1978 - 02-01 B

KX 96 Radio Survey – February 15th, 1978

KX 96 - 1978 - 02-15 F

KX 96 - 1978 - 02-15 B

KX 96 Radio Survey – March 1st, 1978

KX 96 - 1978 - 03-01 - F

KX 96 - 1978 - 03-01 - B

KX 96 Radio Survey – April 17th, 1978

KX 96 - 1978 - 04-17 - F

KX 96 - 1978 - 04-17 - B

KX 96 Radio Survey – May 8th, 1978

KX 96 - 1978 - 05-08 - F

KX 96 - 1978 - 05-08 - B

Z.93 FM

LP – Shove Chapel – “A Class Performance – The Ronald McDonald House of Southern Colorado”

RADIO Z.93 FM (1) RADIO Z.93 FM (2)

Z 93 FM CLASS PERFORMANCE Z 93 FM CLASS PERFORMANCE_0001

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