CPR’s First-Ever Broadcast And Other Cool Moments In State Radio History

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Joe Haupt -- Vintage Radio

KCFR-FM Denver launched in 1970 to the sounds of the Rolling Stones. Forty-six years later, the station is now known as Colorado Public Radio. Call letters come and go and Steve Conklin waxes nostalgic for them. He's the president of the Broadcast Pioneers of Colorado and he assembled some of his favorite clips.

Conklin played an advisory role in creating, "Don't Touch That Dial," a new exhibit about the golden age of radio currently at the Aurora History Museum. The exhibit runs through April 17.

Click the links below to see and hear clips of Colorado's radio history.


Doc Reynolds and KLZ, Colorado's First Radio License

Ruth June Hay -- "Reveille with Beverly"

KTLN Newscast with Ken White, Early 1950s


KTLN News Promo 1951


KIMN Beachboys/Jock Chant, 1965


KIMN Batman Stinger, late 1960s