KVOR
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Broadcast areaColorado Springs-Pueblo Metropolitan Area
Frequency740 kHz (HD Radio)
BrandingColorado's 740 KVOR
Programming
FormatNews/Talk
AffiliationsWestwood One Network
Premiere Networks
Air Force Falcons
CBS Radio News
Ownership
Owner
KATC, KCSF, KKFM, KKMG, KKPK
History
First air date
1955
Former call signs
KWBY (1955-1959)[1]
KSSS (1959-1993)[1][2]
KTWK (1993-2000)
Call sign meaning
K Voice Of the Rockies
Technical information
Facility ID35869
ClassB
Power3,300 watts (daytime)
1,500 watts (nighttime)
Links
WebcastListen Live
Websitekvor.com

KVOR (740 kHz, "AM 740 KVOR") is a commercial AM radio station in Colorado Springs, Colorado, serving Colorado Springs and Pueblo. It is owned by Cumulus Media and airs a news/talk radio format.

KVOR is powered at 3,300 watts by day. But because AM 740 is a clear-channel frequency reserved for Class A CFZM Toronto, KVOR must reduce power at night to 1,500 watts to avoid interference.[3] It uses a directional antenna at all times, with a north-south pattern that covers Pueblo, even though the station's transmitter is located north of downtown Colorado Springs, near Thompson Road. Studios and offices are located on Corporate Drive in Colorado Springs.

The KVOR weekday schedule begins with Colorado Springs' Morning News followed by a local late morning talk show hosted by Richard Randall. The rest of the weekday line up is made up of nationally syndicated talk shows: The Dan Bongino Show, The Ben Shapiro Show, The Mark Levin Show, Ground Zero with Clyde Lewis, The Chris Plante Show, Red Eye Radio and America in the Morning. Weekends feature shows on money, food, computers, law and religion including Bill Handel on the Law and The Jesus Christ Show with Neil Saavedra. KVOR partners with local TV station KOAA (an NBC TV Network affiliate) for news and weather coverage. Most hours begin with world and national news from CBS Radio News.

KVOR broadcasts the Air Force Falcons football and basketball games.[4]

History

In order to provide extended coverage to the growing Colorado Springs and Pueblo media markets, in 2000 KVOR switched frequencies with sister station 740 KTWK. KVOR continued its news-talk format on AM 740 while AM 1300 became adult standards outlet KTWK, carrying the Music of Your Life radio network. (Today it is CBS Sports Radio station KCSF.)

KVOR's transmitter was temporarily offline during the 2013 Black Forest Fire. The station was known previously as "News/Talk 740," "Newsradio 740," and most recently "Colorado Springs' Talk Station."

References

  1. ^ a b History Cards for KVOR, fcc.gov. Retrieved August 20, 2019.
  2. ^ Call Sign History, fcc.gov. Retrieved August 20, 2019.
  3. ^ Radio-Locator.com/KVOR
  4. ^ InsideRadio.com/KVOR

Coordinates: 39°05′02″N 104°42′41″W / 39.08389°N 104.71139°W / 39.08389; -104.71139