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KAMP
Broadcast areaDenver metropolitan area
Frequency1430 kHz
Branding1430 AM The Bet
Programming
Language(s)English
FormatSports gambling
Affiliations
Ownership
Owner
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[1]
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
Links
Public license information
WebcastListen live (via Audacy)
Websitewww.audacy.com/thebet1430

KAMP (1430 kHz) – branded as 1430 AM The Bet – is a commercial sports AM 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.[2]

History

In 1954, the station signed on as KOSI. The station was purchased by Bill Armstrong in 1959.[3] 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,[4] which was sold to Kroenke Sports and Entertainment and flipped to sports as KKSE.[5]

On September 4, 2018, KEZW changed its format to a hybrid of soft oldies and adult standards, branded as "EZ 1430".[6]

On January 25, 2021, KEZW flipped to a gambling-focused sports talk format as "1430 AM The Bet". The change coincided with the launch of Entercom's BetQL Audio Network; the station's lineup included the network's two inaugural programs, BetQL Daily and You Better You Bet, along with programming from CBS Sports Radio.[7]

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.

References

  1. ^ "Facility Technical Data for KAMP". Licensing and Management System. Federal Communications Commission.
  2. ^ Radio-Locator.com/KAMP
  3. ^ "Bill Armstrong, Broadcaster". The Armstrong Project. Retrieved February 9, 2021.
  4. ^ "1430 KEZW Denver To Assume Cruisin Oldies Format - RadioInsight". radioinsight.com. 17 December 2015. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  5. ^ "KSE Media Ventures Acquires KRWZ Denver From Entercom - RadioInsight". radioinsight.com. 18 December 2015. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  6. ^ KEZW Denver Moves in an EZier Direction Radioinsight - September 4, 2018
  7. ^ 1430 The Bet Launches in Denver