Colorado Public Radio Plans New Music Format On KCFR-A/Denver
June 28, 2011 at 4:00 AM (PT)
COLORADO PUBLIC RADIO will flip News-Talk KCFR-A/DENVER to a pop music format, which will "focus on current contemporary music, including notable releases of the past 15 years and the earlier music that inspired it," according to a press release. UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO FOUNDATION Variety KVCU-A/BOULDER GM MIKE FLANAGAN has been named to manage the new station, which will debut this FALL. The talk programming will continue on KCFR-F.
"The new station is for curious and engaged music enthusiasts who want to explore and discover the who, what, where, why and how of the current music scene and everything it involves," said FLANAGAN. "This station will be for radio, computer and mobile listeners who want to understand the inspiration and background of genres and performers, the people and places that influence their sound and where to hear them live and local. COLORADO plays a big part in this. You'll hear a lot of current local artists as well as those who came before."
"Today's music reflects the influences of many genres," FLANAGAN added. "So, in a given hour you might hear a mixture of rock, country, soul, folk, world, roots, and blues. The job of our announcers will be to provide a comprehensive music experience focusing on music discovery with a COLORADO viewpoint. It'll be a fun and educational destination, complete with interviews, exclusive previews, vinyl classics and much more."
"In-depth exploration of current music is a natural extension of our mission to enrich the COLORADO community," said CPR President MAX WYCISK. "Since the majority of our DENVER metro listeners get their news on 90.1 FM, we don't anticipate any issues for those who currently still listen to news on 1340 AM. We'll have plenty of time to make sure listeners know about the change and make the switch to 90.1 FM as we prepare to begin airing the new station in the FALL."