On October 29, 2017, Cheyenne Mountain Public Broadcast House launched a 24/7 jazz service on translator K228EM at 93.5 FM. This service brings a wide variety of jazz programming to a population of 435,499 people in its 60 dBu interference free zone.
Like Classical KCME, the jazz service is locally hosted and programmed from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day, and several hosts are active professional musicians. Following the classical model, Jazz 93.5 FM represents the community through airplay of concerts from local jazz venues, recordings of resident jazz artists, and robust promotion of jazz events around Colorado Springs through PSAs and interviews.
Jazz 93.5 FM also provides an additional platform for The Culture Zone, a weekly interview/magazine hour, which airs weekly on Jazz 93.5, highlighting the broad range of culture in the Pikes Peak Region. While there is some overlap between the audiences of KCME and Jazz 93.5 FM, the station is thrilled to reach a new audience of jazz enthusiasts and to engage them in the mission to support cultural endeavors in southern Colorado. With continued institutional and personal partnership, Jazz 93.5 can help revitalize and serve as a catalyst for a robust local jazz scene.