Friday, October 3, 2008

MarconiHallmark: Fine Arts Radio | Denver

In 2001, Colorado Public Radio president Max Wycisk and Chuck Lontine reached an agreement for CPR to purchase KWAB-AM (Radio for Change) for $1.2mm. Thus, expanding CPR's News & Information channel into the Boulder market.

Seven years later, CPR relied on us again when it was time to expand even further into the Denver-Boulder market with the $8.1mm purchase of KFDN-FM from The Educational Media Foundation.

The end result? CPR listeners can now hear both classical music & CPR's News & Information channel on the new KVOD-FM (88.1 MHz) and KCFR-FM (90.1 MHz).

We discovered available spectrum in Morrison, Colorado
The new station as KVOD "Classical Voice of Denver" signed on its new channel this summer (2008) on 88.1 MHz.

Chuck Lontine represented the seller in this transaction.

Preserving fine arts radio in the Denver-Boulder Market will remain a Marconi hallmark for years to come for several reasons.
First, it renewed a heritage FM home for KVOD, which was launched as the regions only classical and fine arts radio station by Gene Amole in the 1960's from a radio tower atop Ruby Hill (ironically not far from Chuck's boyhood home in Denver).

Second, it renewed a very special relationship with Max Wycisk and Jenny Gentry from Colorado Public Radio & our wonderful client Joe Miller at Educational Media Foundation.

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