KCCY-FM
Y969New.webp
Broadcast areaColorado Springs-Pueblo-Denver
Frequency96.9 MHz (HD Radio)
BrandingY96.9
Programming
FormatCountry
SubchannelsHD2: Christmas music "iHeartChristmas"
Ownership
Owner
History
First air date
1975 (as KDJQ at 97.9)
Former call signs
KDJQ (1975–1978)
KCSJ-FM (1978–1979)
KCCY (1979–2012)
Former frequencies
97.9 MHz (1975–1993)
Technical information
Facility ID40847
ClassC
ERP72,000 watts
HAAT695 meters (2,280 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
38°44′43″N 104°51′41″W / 38.74528°N 104.86139°W / 38.74528; -104.86139Coordinates: 38°44′43″N 104°51′41″W / 38.74528°N 104.86139°W / 38.74528; -104.86139
Links
WebcastListen Live
Websitey969.iheart.com
iHeart Christmas

KCCY-FM (96.9 FM, "Y96.9") is a radio station broadcasting a country format. Licensed to Pueblo, Colorado, United States, it serves the Colorado Springs area. The station is currently owned by iHeartMedia, Inc.

KCCY was originally owned by McCoy Broadcasting, with its offices and studio located in Pueblo. In 2001, the station was acquired by Clear Channel Communications. Its offices and studios were then moved to Colorado Springs.

History

Original call letters for this facility were KDJQ when the station signed on in 1975 as an automated Top 40 station on 97.9. The station was assigned the call letters KCSJ-FM on October 11, 1978. On January 25, 1979, the station changed its call sign to KCCY; the "-FM" suffix was added on April 1, 2012.[1] In 1993, the station moved from its original 97.9 FM frequency to 96.9 in order to make room for KKFM, which moved to 98.1.

Former White House press secretary now Fox News Channel personality Dana Perino worked there on the 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. shift while attending college.[2]

References

  1. ^ "KCCY Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ "Perino's Faux Pas: Brian's Boner Recalled". wordpress.com. Retrieved 25 August 2012.