Greely, Colorado NPR-affiliate KUNC has launched a new 24-hour music discovery station called “The Colorado Sound” on 105.5 FM. KUNC has been LMAing the station since January 4 and should be getting final FCC approval to purchase it in the next month. The station was airing NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered in addition to playing music. This new format is music 24-hours. The company is also expanding its news and information format at 91.5.
KUNC President and CEO Neil Best said, “We are changing, expanding, and doubling our service. KUNC is now news, information, and storytelling 24 hours a day. 105.5 is now The Colorado Sound, blending music styles, sharing emerging artists and well-known favorites.”
The non-commercial, listener-supported station will play a combination of emerging and established artists, blending rock, blues, soul, and more, reflecting Colorado’s unique lifestyle. Music from Colorado artists past and present will be prominently featured. The station purchase was made possible by a major gift from Amy and Paul Hach, along with station reserves and financing.
KUNC and its network of stations and translators — including 102.7 in Boulder, and 91.7 in Golden and the west metro area, will carry the news and information station. KUNC serves the Front Range and other areas around the state, including Breckenridge, Buena Vista, Estes Park, Grand County, Haxtun/Holyoke, Julesburg/Ovid, Leadville, Morgan County, North Park, Salida, Steamboat Springs, Sterling, Vail/Minturn & Eagle Valley, Wray, and Yuma.