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For the 1954-1988 AM station in Denver, see KRWZ
KRWZ
KRWZ is a radio station licensed to Denver, Colorado, USA, the station serves the Denver area. It carries an oldies format. The station is currently owned by Lincoln Financial Media Company of Colorado....



KIMN (Mix 100.3) is a Hot Adult Contemporary radio station in Denver, Colorado
Colorado
Colorado is a U.S. state that encompasses much of the Rocky Mountains as well as the northeastern portion of the Colorado Plateau and the western edge of the Great Plains...

. This station broadcasts at 100.3 MHz with an effective radiated power
Effective radiated power
In radio telecommunications, effective radiated power or equivalent radiated power is a standardized theoretical measurement of radio frequency energy using the SI unit watts, and is determined by subtracting system losses and adding system gains...

 of 97 kW and is under ownership of Wilks Broadcasting
Wilks Broadcasting
Wilks Broadcasting Group, LLC is a media company based in Alpharetta, Georgia, United States, and is owning 21 radio stations in 6 mid-size markets. Jeff Wilks is the CEO of this company....

, which has bought the entire Denver area cluster (including KIMN) from CBS Radio
CBS Radio
CBS Radio, Inc., formerly known as Infinity Broadcasting Corporation, is one of the largest owners and operators of radio stations in the United States, third behind main rival Clear Channel Communications and Cumulus Media. CBS Radio owns around 130 radio stations across the country...

.

History


The station signed on the air on August 8, 1959 as KLIR and spent most of its life as MOR and as a Beautiful music outlet. By June 7, 1984 it would switch to Adult Contemporary as KMJI but would later tweak its direction to Soft AC and change its calls to KXLT. By 1992 it would reclaim the KMJI calls and evolve to All-70's direction in 1994 (They would also pick up the KIMN calls by 1995). By 1997 they would return to AC (As "KIM 100.3"), and by 1999 would evolve into a hot AC format and adopt the "Mix" moniker. The morning show is family-friendly and features Dom Testa & Jane London- The Dom & Jane Show which is regularly number 1 with adults 25-54. The weekends featured 80s music from Def Leppard to Madonna.

Today


Mix 100 is a Hot Adult Contemporary station that broadcasts a variety of music from artists like Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson, John Mayer and One Republic. The stations on-air talent includes The Dom & Jane Show from 5-10 a.m, Mark Andrew from 10am-3pm,followed by Geronimo from 3-7pm. In June 2008, Mix began broadcasting the syndicated show "On-air with Ryan Seacrest" from 4-7pm and ended it in February 2009. Mix also provides listeners with two extra stations in HD-2 Mix Loves the 80's which is all 80's and HD-3 Mix Plus which plays Contemporary Christian.

Origin


The call letters KIMN, originally belonged to a Denver AM station located at 950 on the dial. From the late 1950s to the 1980s KIMN was the dominant Top 40 music station in Denver. The station also highlighted the popular local rock n' roll bands of that era, such as the Astronauts, Daniels, Fogcutters, Moonrakes, Soul Survivors,and others. The station had other nicknames as the Denver Tiger, Boss Radio, and 95 Fabulous KIMN. The station was then owned and operated by the late Kenneth E. Palmer(1925-1984).