KTRR
CityLoveland, Colorado
Broadcast areaFort Collins-Greeley
Frequency102.5 MHz (HD Radio)
BrandingRetro 102.5
Programming
FormatClassic hits
Ownership
OwnerTownsquare Media
(Townsquare Media of Ft. Collins, Inc.)
KKPL, KMAX, KUAD
History
First air date
February 2, 1966 (as KLOV-FM)[1]
Former call signs
KLOV-FM (1966–1988)[1][2]
Call sign meaning
K reTRo it also means K TRI former branding (2nd R doesn’t mean anything)
Technical information
Facility ID50375
ClassC2
ERP17,000 watts
HAAT234 meters (768 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
40°38′31″N 104°49′5″W / 40.64194°N 104.81806°W / 40.64194; -104.81806 (KTRR)
Links
WebcastListen Live
Websiteretro1025.com

KTRR (102.5 MHz, "Retro 102.5") is a commercial FM radio station broadcasting a classic hits radio format. Licensed to Loveland, Colorado, United States, the station is currently owned by Townsquare Media.[3]

History

On February 2, 1966, the station signed on as KLOV-FM.[4] It was the FM counterpart to AM 1570 KLOV (now KXJJ). KLOV-FM originally simulcast the AM station. It later aired an automated easy listening format. In the 1980s, it switched to a mix of easy listening and soft adult contemporary music. Ninety percent of the playlist was vocals.

Through the next twenty-five years, it operated as an adult contemporary or soft adult contemporary station. For a time in the early 2000s, TRI 102 flirted with a Hot AC format before returning to mainstream AC a few years later.

During the 2010, 2012, 2013, and 2014 holiday seasons, TRI 102.5 played all Christmas music, which ran each year from 8 a.m. on November 15 until midnight on December 26.

In 2015 TRI 102 went in a new direction, changing from soft AC to a more current-based format. The station discontinued the evening syndicated Delilah show which the new Sunny 107 picked up. For a time, TRI 102.5 was considered the hot AC station for Fort Collins and Northern Colorado.

The makeover failed to raise ratings, and on September 9, 2016, KTRR flipped to classic hits, retaining the "Tri 102.5" name and most of its 1980s and 90s hits, but dropping all post-2000 music and bringing back some 1970s titles.

On March 22, 2019, KTRR rebranded as "Retro 102.5".[5]

References

  1. ^ a b History Cards for KTRR, fcc.gov. Retrieved August 8, 2018.
  2. ^ Call Sign History, fcc.gov. Retrieved August 8, 2018.
  3. ^ "KTRR Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  4. ^ Broadcasting Yearbook 1967 page B-27
  5. ^ KTRR Fort Collins Goes Retro Radioinsight - March 22, 2019