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KNUS (710 AM) is a News/Talk radio station licensed in the city of Denver, Colorado. The station serves the Denver/Boulder Metropolitan area. 710 KNUS is owned and operated by Salem Media of Colorado, Inc. and features programming from Salem Media Group, CBS Radio News and Westwood One.[1] Studios are located in Aurora and the transmitter is located in Brighton.

KNUS
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CityDenver, Colorado
Broadcast areaDenver-Aurora-Brighton and Greeley, Colorado
Branding710 KNUS
SloganThe Local Talk Leader
Frequency710 kHz
FormatNews/Talk
Power5,000 watts unlimited
ClassB
Facility ID42377
Transmitter coordinates39°57′19″N 104°51′1″W / 39.95528°N 104.85028°W / 39.95528; -104.85028
Callsign meaningKolorado's NUS (NUS sounds like NEWS)
Former callsignsKMYR (1941-1960)
KICN (1960-1961)
KBTR (1961-1973)
KERE (1973-1988)
KBPI (1988-1989)
KBXG (1989-1990)
AffiliationsSalem Communications, Westwood One , CBS Radio News
OwnerSalem Media Group
(Salem Media of Colorado, Inc.)
Sister stationsKRKS, KRKS-FM, KDMT, KBJD
WebcastListen Live
Website710knus.com

The 710 KNUS weekday lineup includes local hosts Peter Boyles, Steffan Tubbs, Chuck Bonniwell, and Julie Hayden, with Randy Corporon, Craig Silverman, Mike Boyle, Jimmy Sengenberger, and Matt Dunn handling weekend shifts. 710 KNUS is similar to many of Salem's other talk stations, airing hosts Dennis Prager, Hugh Hewitt, Mark Levin, and Sebastian Gorka. 710 KNUS is a CBS Radio News affiliate and a member of the Associated Press and winner of the Colorado Broadcasters Association's 2018 Best Regularly Scheduled Newscast award.

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History of 710 KNUSEdit

710 KNUS came on the air as KMYR in May, 1941 on 1340 kHz. It moved to 710 kHz in April, 1956. When it was KBTR-AM it had a news partnership with then KBTV now KUSA-TV this ended sometime in the mid 80's. from the 1970s to late 1980s it was owned by Mullins Broadcasting. In the late 1980s, the station changed its name to KXBG when it was bought by a Boulder coal company. In the 1990s, the station was the home of Ken Hamblin, Gary Tessler, Alan Dumas, Carol McKinley, Nia Bender, Pierre Wolfe, Mason Lewis, Warren Byrne, Gabby Gourmet, Ron Krieter, and many others. At one point in 1991, it had Peter Boyles 5:00 am till 9:00 am, Gary Tessler 9:00 till 1:00. Ken Hamblin 1:00 till 4:00, Jim Turner 4:00 till 8:00 and Jann Scott 8:00 till Midnight. It broadcast from the 23rd floor studios of the Tabor Center.

710 KNUS would simulcast then-sister KBPI from 1988 to 1989.

In 1993, 710 KNUS was Denver's first station to carry The Rush Limbaugh Show. When Limbaugh came to Fort Collins for an appearance, thousands of people showed up. Jann Scott also did a live show from Fort Collins where some negative comments were made about Rush. Limbaugh heard the show from his hotel room and came over. Limbaugh and Scott bantered back and forth and then ended up telling jokes and talking to the crowd for two hours. Some say Limbaugh converted Scott into a conservative that night.

Former On-AirEdit

Alan Berg; Ken Hamblin, Jann Scott, Marty Nalitz; Jimmy Lakey; Mike Rosen. Alan Dumas. Jim Turner. Gary Tessler, Carol McKinley, Nia Bender, Brody Scott, Pierre Wolfe, Warren Byrne, Gabby Gourmet, Mason Lewis, Bill Jones, Connor Shreve, Steve Kelley. Krista Kafer, and Dan Caplis, Peter Boyles returned to 710 KNUS in the summer of 2013.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "KNUS Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.

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