KZNT is a News-Talk AM radio station owned by Salem Communications broadcasting in Colorado Springs, Colorado. In addition to broadcasting nationally syndicated talk shows, it has two locally produced shows: the Mike Boyle Restaurant Show and Springs Radio Real Estate.
|City||Colorado Springs, Colorado|
|Broadcast area||Colorado Springs metropolitan area|
|Branding||1460 The Answer|
|Translator(s)||K266CK (101.1 MHz, Colorado Springs)|
|First air date||1956 (as KYSN)|
|Power||5,000 watts day|
540 watts night
|Callsign meaning||K Z News/Talk|
|Former callsigns||KYSN (1956-1983)|
|Affiliations||Salem Radio Networks|
|Owner||Salem Communications |
(Bison Media, Inc.)
|Sister stations||KBIQ, KGFT|
AM 1460 historyEdit
From 1956 until 1983, the station was known as Top 40 KYSN (Kissin). Despite having a restrictive directional signal and never more than 1000 watts of power the station dominated radio listening in the Pikes Peak region into the mid-seventies. A combination of the limited signal and inconsistent programming made KYSN vulnerable to the many FM signals booming off of Cheyenne Mountain. They declined throughout the late 1970s. In 1983 the station changed to an oldies format and changed its calls to KKHT (AM 1460 KHT).
In 1985, 1460 flipped to a simulcast of its then sister station KKCS-FM (Country) and adopted the same call letters for the AM band.
KKCS deviated away from the simulcast several times, adopting a Classic County format and later a News/Talk format. In 2003, Salem Communications purchased AM 1460, adopting a News/Talk format with the call letters KZNT.
On January 5, 2015, KZNT rebranded as "1460 The Answer".
The Classic Country Format Brand of KKCS had been revived in Colorado Springs in 2008 on KCSF AM 1300, currently owned by Citadel Broadcasting. The station switched to a sports format on November 5, 2009.