CENTENNIAL, Colo., April 25, 2018 – Colorado Public Radio (CPR) today announced it has increased the service area of its classical music station (CPR Classical) along the Front Range, broadening the reach of 88.1 FM to extend further into northern Colorado. The change is part of efforts to increase accessibility and reliability of the organization’s broadcast transmissions, while building on CPR’s vision to be a statewide music resource.
The service area expansion comes as a result of CPR relocating two radio antennas from towers on Lookout Mountain and Mount Morrison to a single permanent location on Lookout Mountain. The new location provides a larger coverage area with less terrain blockage, while also allowing CPR to quadruple the signal strength of 88.1 FM, enabling it to reach northern Colorado for the first time since 2008.
“When we moved CPR Classical from 90.1 FM to 88.1. FM in 2008, we knew we needed to find a way to bring our classical music service to areas of northern Colorado that were lost in the transition,” said Senior Vice President of Programming Sean Nethery. “This move does just that, offering more listeners the opportunity to explore the world of classical music, while also supporting community enrichment and cultural enlightenment throughout the region.”
The relocated radio antennas also improved CPR News’ broadcast reach, which now extends further across all of metro Denver and northern Colorado.
Colorado Public Radio is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization that produces and curates in-depth and meaningful news and music, establishing thoughtful connections to Colorado for listeners seeking to be informed, enlightened and entertained. Roughly 95 percent of CPR’s funds come from the private support of listeners, businesses and foundations.
CPR News delivers in-depth, insightful and impartial news and information from around the world, across the nation and throughout Colorado, examining its relevance to our state and connecting it to our community.
CPR Classical takes listeners on an in-depth exploration of thoughtfully curated music – with an emphasis on Colorado’s classical community – providing context to a broad range of meaningful and compelling works from past to present.
CPR’s OpenAir takes listeners inside the world of new and independent music – exposing them to up-and-coming artists and highlighting Colorado’s local music scene.