KARS-FM
Power1029Noco.png
Broadcast areaCheyenne, Wyoming
Fort Collins-Loveland-Greeley
Frequency102.9 MHz
BrandingPower 102.9
Programming
FormatRhythmic Top 40
Ownership
OwnerThe Fort Collins/Lafayette Divestiture Trust
OperatorTownsquare Media
KCGY, KOWB, KKPL, KMAX, KTRR and KUAD
History
First air date
1974 (as KIOZ)[citation needed]
Former call signs
KIOZ (1974-1984)
KRQU (1984–2002)
Technical information
Facility ID10334
ClassC1
ERP83,000 watts
HAAT248 meters (814 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
40°52′36.9″N 105°41′46″W / 40.876917°N 105.69611°W / 40.876917; -105.69611Coordinates: 40°52′36.9″N 105°41′46″W / 40.876917°N 105.69611°W / 40.876917; -105.69611 (NAD83)
Translator(s)103.7 K279DE (Steamboat Springs, CO)
Repeater(s)102.9 KARS-FM1 Fort Collins, Colorado
Links
WebcastListen Live
Websitepower1029noco.com

KARS-FM (102.9 FM) is a commercial radio station licensed for Laramie, Wyoming and broadcasting to the Cheyenne, Wyoming and Fort Collins-Greeley, Colorado areas. KARS-FM airs a Rhythmic Top 40 music format branded as "Power 102.9". The station is currently owned by a divestiture trust of Townsquare Media.[1]

The station has an FM booster, KARS-FM1, licensed for Fort Collins, Colorado on 102.9 MHz; the booster has been licensed since September 2007.

History

The station changed its call sign from KIOZ to KRQU on March 12, 1984. On March 25, 2002, the station changed its call sign to the current KARS.[2]

In December 2008, the station dropped the oldies format and began simulcasting KMAX-FM 94.3's classic hits format.

On March 12, 2009, KARS-FM changed their format to classic rock, branded as "Rock 102.9".

Previous format logo
Previous format logo

On September 5, 2019, KARS-FM flipped to Rhythmic contemporary as "Power 102.9," bringing the format to the state of Wyoming for the first time.[3]

References

  1. ^ "KARS-FM Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ "KARS Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  3. ^ "Townsquare Brings Hip-Hop Power 102.9 To Fort Collins" from Radio Insight (September 6, 2019)