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KAMP
Aurora, Colorado
Broadcast areaDenver metropolitan area
Frequency1430 kHz
Branding1430 AM The Bet
Programming
Language(s)English
FormatSports gambling
Sports
AffiliationsBetQL Audio Network
CBS Sports Radio
Ownership
OwnerAudacy, Inc.
(Audacy License, LLC)
History
First air date
December 1, 1954 (1954-12-01) (as KOSI)
Former call signs
KOSI (1954–1981)
KEZW (1981–2021)
Call sign meaning
Warehoused from 97.1 FM in Los Angeles
Technical information
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID67843
ClassB
Power10,000 watts (day)
5,000 watts (night)
Transmitter coordinates
39°33′47″N 104°55′46″W / 39.56306°N 104.92944°W / 39.56306; -104.92944
Repeater(s)99.5 KQMT-HD2 (Denver)
Links
Public license information
Profile
LMS
WebcastListen live (via Audacy)
Websitewww.audacy.com/thebet1430

KAMP (1430 AM) – branded as 1430 AM The Bet – is a commercial sports radio station licensed to Aurora, Colorado, and serving the Denver metropolitan area. Owned by Audacy, Inc., the station's format focuses on sports betting, and is the market affiliate for CBS Sports Radio and the BetQL Network. The KAMP studios located in the Denver Tech Center, while the transmitter is located in nearby Highlands Ranch, near Colorado State Highway 470.[1] In addition to a standard analog transmission, KAMP is also available on the second HD subchannel of KQMT, and is available online via Audacy.

History

In 1954, the station signed on as KOSI. The station was purchased by Bill Armstrong in 1959.[2] In 1968, sister station KOSI-FM was launched on 101.1 FM. The two stations were successful in the Denver radio market, carrying a beautiful music format.

In 1981, KOSI became KEZW, and adopted an adult standards format, which would last for the next three decades. On December 27, 2015, KEZW adopted the oldies format from sister station KRWZ,[3] which was sold to Kroenke Sports and Entertainment and flipped to sports as KKSE.[4]

On September 4, 2018, KEZW changed its format to a hybrid of soft oldies and adult standards, branded as "EZ 1430".[5]

On January 25, 2021, KEZW flipped to a gambling-focused sports talk format as "1430 AM The Bet". The change was done as part of the launch of Entercom's new BetQL Audio Network that day, KEZW's main source of gambling programming. As the first station on the network, KEZW was the de facto flagship station of the network. KEZW's line-up included “BetQL Daily” from 8am-11am and “You Better You Bet” from 2-6pm daily. The remainder of the programming lineup came from CBS Sports Radio.[6]

On April 22, 2021, KEZW changed call letters to KAMP, as part of a warehousing move due to a change of call letters at sister station KAMP-FM in Los Angeles.

Previous logos

KEZW Cruisin1430am logo.png
KEZW EZ1430 logo.png

References

  1. ^ Radio-Locator.com/KAMP
  2. ^ "Bill Armstrong, Broadcaster". The Armstrong Project. Retrieved February 9, 2021.
  3. ^ "1430 KEZW Denver To Assume Cruisin Oldies Format - RadioInsight". radioinsight.com. 17 December 2015. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  4. ^ "KSE Media Ventures Acquires KRWZ Denver From Entercom - RadioInsight". radioinsight.com. 18 December 2015. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  5. ^ KEZW Denver Moves in an EZier Direction Radioinsight - September 4, 2018
  6. ^ 1430 The Bet Launches in Denver