Avid listeners of the confounded FM radio box now have a new favorite channel. CPR's OpenAir is now on 102.3 FM.
Avid listeners of the confounded FM radio box (surprisingly still one of the most popular forms of media intake) now have a new favorite channel. Last month, Colorado Public Radio announced its popular OpenAir — on channel 1340 AM since October of 2011 — would begin broadcasting on 102.3 FM beginning Jan. 27. CPR President Max Wycisk says the move is a “natural next step for OpenAir’s evolution” and it “meets an expressed listener need to strengthen the quality of the service while also making it more accessible across the Front Range.”
OpenAir is committed to the local music scene and hosts a variety of in-studio performances, artist interviews and exclusive content on its website. By moving to FM, it hopes to reach a broader audience and attract listeners who didn’t even realize the AM band was still in existence.
Next challenge: Figuring out how to program the goddamn car stereo. Curses!