Broadcast areaDenver metropolitan area.
Frequency630 kHz
BrandingTalk Radio 630 KHOW
AffiliationsABC News Radio
Fox News Radio
Compass Media Networks
Westwood One
Former call signs
KFXF (1923–1934)
KVOD (1934–1958)
Technical information
Facility ID48962
Power5,000 watts
Transmitter coordinates
39°54′36.0″N 104°54′50.0″W / 39.910000°N 104.913889°W / 39.910000; -104.913889 (KHOW)
Repeater(s)103.5 KRFX-HD2 (Denver)
WebcastListen Live!

KHOW (630 AM) is a commercial radio station licensed to Denver, Colorado, and serving the Denver metropolitan area. The station is owned by iHeartMedia, Inc. KHOW is one of three iHeart-owned stations in Denver with a news/talk radio format. Co-owned KOA has mostly local shows, KDFD carries nationally syndicated programs, while KHOW airs a mix of local and syndicated hosts. Studios and offices are on South Monaco Street in Denver.

KHOW's transmitter is off East 120th Avenue in Thornton, Colorado. It transmits with 5,000 watts and uses a directional antenna at all times. Its signal can be easily heard from Greeley to Colorado Springs.[1] Programming is also heard on an HD Radio digital subchannel of co-owned KRFX 103.5 FM and on the iHeartRadio website and app.


Weekdays begin with a news and interview program hosted by former Federal Emergency Management Agency chief Michael Brown. The rest of the weekday schedule includes "The Troubleshooter Show" with consumer advocate Tom Martino, Leland Conway and attorney Dan Caplis. Evenings feature nationally syndicated talk shows from Joe Pags, Red Eye Radio and Our American Stories with Lee Habeeb.

Weekends feature shows on money, real estate, home repair, food, law, a public affairs show called "Front Range Focus," a political talk show with Ben Ferguson, a syndicated home improvement show with Gary Sullivan and two tech shows with Kim Komando and Leo Laporte. Some weekend shows are paid brokered programming. Most hours begin with world and national news from ABC News Radio.


Cultural reference

The longtime morning team of "Hal & Charley" can be heard in the 1980 Stanley Kubrick film The Shining when Dick Hallorann is attempting to reach the Overlook Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado. The station is identified as "63 KHOW" during the sequence. A jingle from the "Class Action" package from JAM Creative Productions is also heard in scene.

History of ownership

former logo

Former hosts

Claudia Lamb; Jay Marvin; Alan Berg; Hal Moore and Charley Martin; Don Wade; Bill Ashford; Harry Smith; Reggie Rivers; Scott Redmond; Peter Boyles; Ray Durkee; Lynn Woods; Michael D. Brown.

Peter Boyles left the station in June 2013 following a scuffle with his producer.[15] Boyles' former slot was filled starting on August 19 when Mandy Connell moved from fellow iHeartMedia (then Clear Channel) station WHAS in Louisville.[16] Connell and Brown moved to co-owned 850 KOA.


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  15. ^ Ostrow, Joanne (June 3, 2013). "Peter Boyles out at KHOW: Longtime Denver radio talk-show host gone from Clear Channel". The Denver Post. Retrieved July 28, 2013.
  16. ^ Ostrow, Joanne (July 24, 2013). "KHOW's successor to Peter Boyles is Mandy Connell". Ostrow Off the Record. The Denver Post. Retrieved July 28, 2013.