Colorado Public Radio to acquire FM signal for OpenAir music station

Clone of Photo: Chella & the Charm video still
OpenAir often hosts Colorado bands, like Denver-based Chella & the Charm.

Colorado Public Radio announced Monday it will soon broadcast its OpenAir music station on an FM signal in the Denver-Boulder metro area.

OpenAir, which features local bands and currently broadcasts on 1340 AM, launched in 2011. It will begin broadcasting on 102.3 FM on Jan. 27.

"This is the natural next step for OpenAir's evolution," Colorado Public Radio President Max Wycisk said in a press release. "It meets an expressed listener need to strengthen the quality of the service while also making it more accessible across the Front Range."

CPR will acquire the signal from Front Range Sports Network, LLC for $5.75 million.