EMF spins Denver noncom


Educational Media Foundation has two stations in Denver — it really only needs one; and Colorado Public Radio has one station, but it would like to broadcast fulltime Classical and fulltime News/Info. The two non-profits have come together in a mutually-beneficial deal which will give CPR its station and infuse EMF with cash. The result will be the transfer of KFDN-FM (88.1 MHz, licensed to Lakewood CO) to CPR. According to noncom brokerage specialist Public Radio Capital, which represented the buyer, EMF will get 8.2M cash for the station. It will also hang on to the call letters. EMF will continue to operate in the market on 99.1 MHz. CPR President Max Wycisk says the new 88.1 stick will operate as Classical KVOD-FM, moving over from 90.1, while KCFR-AM will migrate with its News programming from 1340 kHZ to 90.1 as KCFR-FM. The AM will be put up for sale.