KQMT

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KQMT
KQMT 99.5TheMountain logo.png
City Denver, Colorado
Broadcast area Denver, Colorado
Branding 99.5 The Mountain
Slogan A Mountain of Classics
Frequency 99.5 MHz (also on HD Radio)
First air date October 2, 1958 (as KDEN-FM)
Format FM/HD1: Classic rock
HD2: Adult standards (KEZW simulcast)
HD3: Heavy metal "The Metal Channel"
ERP 74,000 watts
HAAT 495 meters
Class C
Facility ID 26929
Transmitter coordinates 39°43′45″N 105°14′6″W / 39.72917°N 105.23500°W / 39.72917; -105.23500
Former callsigns KDEN-FM (1958–1969)
KVOD (1969–1996)
KKHK (3/22/1996– 5/22/2002)[1]
Owner Entercom
(Entercom License, LLC)
Sister stations KALC, K276FK, KEZW, KQKS
Webcast Listen Live
Website 995themountain.com

KQMT (99.5 FM, "99.5 The Mountain") is a classic rock radio station serving Denver and is owned by Entercom Communications Corp. Its studios are located in the Denver Tech Center district, with its transmitter being located on Lookout Mountain near Golden. Its backup transmitter is on Ruby Hill in Denver.

KQMT broadcasts in HD.[2] Current 99.5 The Mountain On-Air Personalities are Mike Casey, Cathy Taylor, Dan Hardee and "The G-Man".

History

In October 1957, the station signed on as KDEN-FM, and then in 1969, changed call letters to KVOD.[3]

KVOD was originally a commercial radio station, marketing as the voice of classical music for the Denver Metro area. In November 1995, Henry Broadcasting Company announced it would sell the station to Tribune Broadcasting.[4][5]

On February 18, 1996, as part of a format transfer, KVOD began simulcasting on 92.5 FM following the sale of the 99.5 frequency to Tribune, who launched a classic rock format called KKHK ("The Hawk") on March 4th.[6][7] Tribune then sold the station to Entercom Communications in January 2002.[8]

Its original studios were located on South Girard Street in southeast Denver, near KWGN's old studios until 2005, when they moved into their current studios in the Denver Technology Center.

External links

  • KQMT official website
  • Query the FCC's FM station database for KQMT
  • Radio-Locator information on KQMT
  • Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for KQMT

References

  1. ^ http://licensing.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/ws.exe/prod/cdbs/pubacc/prod/call_hist.pl?Facility_id=26929&Callsign=KQMT
  2. ^ http://www.hdradio.com/station_guides/widget.php?id=22
  3. ^ https://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-67762041.html
  4. ^ "Tribune gets KVOD-FM in swap deal", The Denver Post, November 22, 1995.
  5. ^ https://www.nytimes.com/1995/05/11/business/tribune-plans-a-station-swap.html
  6. ^ http://www.americanradiohistory.com/Archive-RandR/1990s/1996/R&R-1996-03-08.pdf
  7. ^ "Let's try fill-the-format game as musical chairs plays on", The Denver Post, February 26, 1996.
  8. ^ http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/stories/2002/03/04/focus5.html
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