Creating The New Home for KRCC
Connecting Colorado Communities
KRCC has a new home to better serve Southern Colorado. KRCC and Colorado Public Radio have transformed a building in downtown Colorado Springs into a state-of-the-art space. The Southern Colorado Public Media Center includes a new home for KRCC, the Colorado College Journalism Institute, Rocky Mountain PBS’s Regional Innovation Center and Colorado Public Radio. The SCPMC is a hub for collaboration and community, enabling the participating organizations to educate the next generation of journalists and public media professionals and more fully engage and entertain Coloradans.
Help build the future of enriching and fact-based public media in Southern Colorado.
KRCC: A Vital Resource for Southern Coloradans
Audiences in Southern Colorado have long enjoyed the benefits of a staff dedicated to serving the communities of the region. However, KRCC has been an under-resourced station that has unmet potential to deliver increased levels of audience service.
The KRCC network reaches a potential audience of 900,000 people via 13 broadcast stations and digital platforms. For too long, KRCC’s heroic staff worked with outdated and failing equipment. The new space is designed for 21st-century media opportunities!
Audiences elsewhere in Colorado have not heard the stories and voices that bring important perspectives and experience to our statewide conversation. Southern Colorado is often defined by the unique influences of U.S. military facilities, aerospace, cybersecurity, non-profit sector, health care, education, creative industries, a vibrant outdoor recreation industry, and sports industries. These industries shape our state and reflect our people. Understanding these unique perspectives helps all Coloradans be better informed, engaged and connected.
Why did KRCC move?
In 2021, KRCC celebrated 70 years on the air. In its 70 years in Colorado Springs, KRCC has had various homes on the Colorado College campus, including its former location in a historic house on Weber Street. Legend has it the station first broadcast from a World War II surplus transmitter relocated from Fort Carson to the campus. While the Victorian on Weber Street was full of character, it had too many creaks and groans for us to do professional broadcasting, and we outgrew it. The new home for KRCC is something that we have dreamed of for some time, and the new building means a better KRCC for both the staff and all our listeners.
When can I visit the new building?
Construction is done! We hope to welcome you to the new space soon.
What is the new address?
720 N. Tejon St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
- Join Paula Poundstone for a virtual tour of the new Southern Colorado Public Media Center, KRCC's new home.
- Comedian Paula Poundstone takes a peek inside the old Victorian building that's been KRCC's home for decades.
- Hear Paula Poundstone's impressions of our new space just a few weeks away from completion.
- We asked Joe Johnson to perform at the Southern Colorado Public Media Center while it was still under construction.
- Watch a time-lapse of the construction inside the new Southern Colorado Public Media Center.
- As we begin to move into our new home at 720 N. Tejon, we look back at the Victorian building that KRCC has called home for decades.
- Take a peek at the new Southern Colorado Public Media Center, with renderings of what it will look like when it’s complete and the work in progress!