Ways to Listen

Colorado Public Radio is available in Denver at 90.1 FM (CPR News), 88.1 FM (CPR Classical), and 102.3 FM (Indie 102.3). Outside of Denver, CPR News and CPR Classical are available via standard radio through a network of transmitters and translators that serve approximately 80% of Colorado. Use the map to find the station nearest to you.

Besides CPR's broadcast signals, you can also explore ways to stay on top of news and music on these platforms:

On Your Radio (News)

CPR News

KCFR 90.1 FM:
KCFC 1490 AM:
Also at 106.3 FM
KXRE 1490 AM:
Colorado Springs
Also at 102.1 FM

KKPC 1230 AM: Pueblo
Also at 101.9 FM
KPYR 88.3 FM: Craig 
KPRH 88.3 FM: Montrose
KPRE 89.9 FM: Vail

KPRN 89.5 FM:
Grand Junction 
Gunnison: 89.9 FM
Meeker: 91.1 FM
Ouray: 91.5 FM
Parachute: 88.5 FM
Rangely: 91.1 FM

On Your Radio (Music)

CPR Classical

KVOD 88.1 FM:
Boulder: 99.9 FM
Mancos: 102.5 FM
Cortez: 105.7 FM
Dove Creek: 88.7 FM
KCFP 91.9 FM:

KVXO 88.3 FM: 
Fort Collins
KPRU 103.3 FM:
(Grand Junction to Montrose)
Gunnison: 89.1 FM

KVOV 90.5 FM:
Glenwood Springs
Aspen: 101.5 FM
Crystal Valley River: 93.9 FM
Old Snowmass: 93.9 FM
Thomasville: 93.7 FM
Basalt: 90.1 FM
Vail: 89.1 FM

Indie 102.3

KVOQ 102.3 FM: Denver/Boulder
Fort Collins: 90.9 FM

On Your Computer

To listen to the same programming you hear on the radio right now, click on the "Listen Live" bar at the top of your browser, and select the station you want to listen to. You'll also see a "Listen" link on many articles throughout this site, which allow you to listen to on-demand content relevant to the article you're reading. Feel free to keep browsing while you're listening!

On Your Phone

Whether you’re at home or on the go, download these apps for easy and convenient access to Colorado Public Radio programs and stories.


Stay up-to-date on local news and music with on-demand streaming access to CPR News, CPR Classical and Indie 102.3. Search for Colorado Public Radio in the App Store or Google Play to download our app.

App Store
Google Play


This audio app connects you to a stream of curated public radio stories and podcasts, both from NPR and CPR.


Podcasts are a great way to stay connected to local stories and information when you want to, wherever you want it. Check out our Shows and Podcasts page for the full list of podcasts produced by Colorado Public Radio. These include:

CPR News

CPR Classical

See our guide to listening to podcasts and access NPR’s podcast directory for more podcasts from NPR and other public radio stations around the country.

Smart Speakers

Colorado Public Radio is just one voice command away. Just ask your smart speaker to "Play CPR News" to get the audio stream of CPR. Ask your smart speaker to "Play CPR Classical" to hear the CPR Classical stream, or "Play KVOQ" to hear Indie 102.3. To learn how to get CPR News' Flash Briefing, go to our Smart Speakers page.


The easiest way to stream CPR programming is to use our site's built-in player. Look for the "Listen Live" text in the banner above, click the arrow and select your desired service to start listening.

If you're experiencing issues with our site's built-in player or simply prefer to listen using your own audio software, Colorado Public Radio offers several other formats through which you can stream our programming. Please use the table below to select a stream.

 NewsClassicalIndie 102.3
MP3 Stream (.pls)
(click to download, then open with VLC, Winamp, iTunes, etc.)
Windows Media Player Stream (.asx)
(click to download, then open with Windows Media Player)
High-Quality AAC Stream (.pls)
(higher quality than MP3, but may not work on legacy software)
Direct Streaming Links
(click to start playing in your browser)

HD Radio

HD Radio is a digital technology that produces the highest quality audio available. With HD Radio, you’ll hear crystal clear reception and CD-quality sound on our FM stations, and superior audio quality on our AM stations, too.

The new technology effectively eliminates noise, interference and fades (also known as multipath interference) from our FM signal, and greatly reduces these problems for AM. If you’ve experienced static on a standard radio at home, or while driving around town or waiting at a red light, you’ll appreciate the clear, consistent sound HD Radio delivers.

Colorado Public Radio transmits several stations in HD:

  • KCFR, Denver (90.1 FM)
  • KCFR HD-1 (News)
  • KVOD HD-2 (Classical)
  • KCFC, Boulder (1490 AM)

To purchase an HD radio or get help finding the best HD radio for your needs, please contact our valued partner ListenUp.

If you have trouble listening to Colorado Public Radio on any of these platforms: