Radio station KGNU expands broadcast area to Fort Collins

BOULDER — KGNU Community Radio has purchased a translator that will allow it to broadcast in Fort Collins at 98.7 FM.

KGNU is a volunteer-powered, listener-supported community radio station.

It can be heard at 88.5 FM in Boulder and Denver, 1390 AM in Denver and  93.7 FM in the Nederland.

“This is a timely milestone for us as we prepare to celebrate 40 years of broadcasting in 2018,” said Tim Russo, KGNU’s station manager. “KGNU’s mission to provide the Front Range with independent, noncommercial, music, news, and cultural programming will now reach more listeners than ever following approval by the Federal Communication Commission to expand our reach to a wider audience in Fort Collins.”

KGNU’s Boulder station, now located at 4700 Walnut St., began operations in 1978. The Denver studio at 700 Kalamath St., opened in 2006.

KGNU’s roster of more than 200 volunteers produces, hosts, reports, DJs, administers and governs the station. KGNU broadcasts 18 to 20 hours of locally produced programming per day and provides hands-on training for volunteers.

The station has received local and national awards for its programming that includes Democracy Now!, the Thom Hartmann Hour, Free Speech Radio News, The Ralph Nader Hour, Indian Voices, Counterspin, the Tavis Smiley Show, A Public Affair, Alternative Radio, the BBC Newshour and BBC Headlines as well as Colorado’s oldest running reggae, hip hop and bluegrass music programs.

 

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