CENTENNIAL, Colo. May 28, 2015Colorado Public Radio (CPR) announced that OpenAir will start broadcasting on 88.3 FM in Fort Collins starting later this summer, meeting an expressed listener need to improve the quality and accessibility of CPR’s new music service. The new frequency builds on OpenAir’s recent move to FM on 102.3 in Denver/Boulder earlier this year.

“As Colorado’s destination for new music discovery, OpenAir needs to reflect what’s happening not just in the Denver metro area, but in key areas across the state,” said Senior Vice President of Programming Sean Nethery. “Since launching in 2011, we’ve featured a number of Fort Collins bands and artists on the air and in the CPR Performance Studio. Bringing OpenAir to Fort Collins will give listeners more access to these and the many terrific local musicians that are putting Colorado on the map as a major music destination.”  

Since its inception, OpenAir has highlighted Colorado’s music community and provided listeners with insight and commentary about local musicians, new albums and upcoming events. More than 300 local, national and international bands have recorded performances and interviews in the CPR Performance Studio.

The addition of 88.3 FM was made possible through a trade purchase agreement with Cedar Cove Broadcasting, exchanging CPR’s 1340 AM in Denver for the Fort Collins frequency. CPR will continue to own the 1340 AM tower and the surrounding 10 acres at Ruby Hill.

For more information, visit openaircpr.org and find us on Facebook, Twitter and all OpenAir sessions in the CPR Performance Studio on YouTube.

Colorado Public Radio is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that enriches the Colorado community by providing news, information and music for people who want to be informed, enlightened and entertained. Roughly 95 percent of CPR's funds come from the private support of listeners, businesses and foundations.

News: Denver 90.1 FM, Boulder 1490 AM, Pueblo 1230 AM, Vail 89.9 FM, Grand Junction 89.5 FM, Montrose / Craig / Parachute 88.3 FM, Gunnison 89.9 FM, Ouray 91.5 FM, Meeker / Rangely 91.1 FM, and online at www.cprnews.org.

Classical: Denver 88.1 FM, Boulder 99.9 FM, Pueblo 91.9 FM, Colorado Springs 94.7 FM, Vail 89.1 FM, Glenwood Springs 90.5 FM, Aspen 101.5 FM, Western Slope 103.3 FM, Dove Creek 88.7 FM, Gunnison 89.1 FM, Cortez 102.5 FM, Crystal River Valley / Old Snowmass 93.9 FM, Thomasville 98.3 FM, Basalt 90.1 FM and online at www.cprclassical.org.

OpenAir: Denver 102.3 FM, 1340 AM and online at www.openaircpr.org.