KEXO
Broadcast areaGrand Junction and vicinity
Frequency1230 kHz
BrandingESPN Westwrn Colorado
Programming
FormatSports
AffiliationsESPN Radio
Ownership
Owner
KBKL, KEKB, KKNN, KMXY
History
First air date
May 1948
Technical information
Facility ID47113
ClassC
Power1,000 watts unlimited
Transmitter coordinates
39°5′41″N 108°34′41″W / 39.09472°N 108.57806°W / 39.09472; -108.57806
Translator(s)96.5 K243CP (Grand Junction)
Links
WebcastListen Live
Websiteespnwesterncolorado.com

KEXO (1230 AM) is a radio station serving Grand Junction, Colorado and vicinity with a sports radio format affiliated with ESPN Radio. This station is under ownership of Townsquare Media.[1]

The radio tower for KEXO, located near downtown.

History

KEXO began broadcasting February 29, 1948, on 1230 kHz with 250 W power (full-time). It was licensed to Voice of Western Colorado.[2]

Later, power was raised to 1000 watts days, but returned to 250 watts at sunset. Studios were located in a downtown storefront, with news wire machines facing the street, and an observation window where pedestrians could watch the DJ at work. KEXO's former studios were located on North 25th Street in Grand Junction from 1948 until 1963. In 1963, KEXO's studios were relocated after their own former studios were demolished by a fire. The station was a Top 40 station for Grand Junction for many years, which then turned to adult contemporary in the mid to late 1970s. "Music & More 1230 KEXO" was its slogan. On January 18, 2021, KEXO began simulcasting on 96.5 FM via translator K243CP.[3]

Logo before translator sign on

References

  1. ^ "KEXO Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved 2010-02-21.
  2. ^ "KEXO Grand Junction Goes on Air Fulltime" (PDF). Broadcasting. March 15, 1948. Retrieved 15 November 2014.
  3. ^ "ESPN Sports activities Radio now broadcasts on 96.5 FM in Grand Junction | DAILY COLORADO NEWS". Retrieved 2021-03-14.