KJAC
KJAC The Colorado Sound @ 105.5 FM.jpg
Broadcast areaFort Collins-Greeley, Colorado
Denver, Colorado
Frequency105.5 MHz (HD Radio)
Branding105.5 The Colorado Sound
Programming
FormatAdult album alternative (AAA)
Ownership
OwnerCommunity Radio for Northern Colorado
History
First air date
1989 (as KIMX)
Former call signs
KLWG (1987-1988, CP)
KIMX (1988-2003)
KKHI-FM (2003-2004)
Call sign meaning
K JACk FM (former format)
Technical information
Facility ID38345
ClassC1
ERP50,000 watts
HAAT397 meters
Transmitter coordinates
40°37′3″N 105°19′39″W / 40.61750°N 105.32750°W / 40.61750; -105.32750
Translator(s)88.9 K205FZ (Steamboat Springs)
94.3 K232AC (Breckenridge)
Repeater(s)105.5 KJAC-FM1 (Boulder)
Links
Websitecoloradosound.org

KJAC is a non-commercial public radio station located in Timnath, Colorado, broadcasting to the Fort Collins-Denver, Colorado area on 105.5 FM. The station previously aired an adult hits music format branded as "Jack FM".

Jack FM Denver was the first Jack radio station in the United States. Denver's Jack employed a comedic irreverence in its presentation, and a style of music endemic to the varied tastes of Colorado's front-range listeners. Each Jack station is a little different, and KJAC's attention to the style of Colorado gave the station a unique and local feel.

On September 1, 2008, NRC Broadcasting converted KCUV into a rebroadcast of the current Jack FM feed, utilizing the 102.3 FM frequency to serve the broader Denver metropolitan area, while retaining the current 105.5 FM frequency that serves Northern Colorado. Jingles broadcast over the air often interchanged 102.3 FM and 105.5 FM, depending on whether the focus was on Denver, or the station in general.

On July 15, 2010, it was announced that KJAC would stick with the current format while sister station KDSP flipped to sports on July 19, 2010.

In 2011, 105.5 Jack FM dropped the local version and started using the Dial Global StorQ version that smaller market Jacks use. On September 7, 2012, KJAC started stunting with classic country as "Bob FM", which led to a flip to ESPN Radio.[1]

On December 7, 2015, Front Range Sports Networks sold KJAC to Community Radio for Northern Colorado, who will convert the station to a non-commercial Adult Album Alternative format on February 29, 2016, allowing primary station KUNC/Fort Collins, Colorado to focus on News/Talk programming. After KJAC ended its programming on January 3, 2016, ESPN Radio returned to former Denver affiliate KEPN in a full-time status with sister KKFN adding overnight programming (and dropping Fox Sports Radio from the schedule) starting January 4.[2]

On February 29, 2016, the adult album alternative format was officially launched as "The Colorado Sound".[3] The sale to Community Radio for Northern Colorado was consummated on April 5, 2016, at a price of $3 million.

On July 14, 2017, KJAC began simulcasting on translator K232AC 94.3 FM Breckenridge.[4]

References

  1. ^ "Jack Throws In The Towel In Denver".
  2. ^ "ESPN to affiliate with 104.3 The Fan on 1600 AM; KUNC buys 105.5 FM" from The Denver Post (December 7, 2015)
  3. ^ KJAC Returns As The Colorado Sound
  4. ^ Colorado Sound Expands to Breckenridge Radioinsight - July 14, 2017