Colorado Public Radio unveils new format for its Denver AM

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Colorado Public Radio is launching a new music station on 1340 AM in the Denver metro area and online beginning this fall. The programming will focus on current contemporary music, “including notable releases of the past 15 years and the earlier music that inspired it,” the station said in a statement. Mike Flanagan, g.m. of KVCU/Radio 1190 at the University of Colorado Boulder, will manage the new station. Flanagan has more than 30 years of experience in radio, including eight years with CPR in the 1990s as an on-air and Midday Mozart music host. CPR will continue to broadcast news on 90.1 FM and classical music 88.1 FM. CPR had been trying to sell the 1340 AM frequency since 2008, which left it with a $4.7 million bond debt (Current, March 16, 2009).

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