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Mountain Chill® - 95.5FM

Inspiring, adventurous, worldwide, chill. The planet’s destination for Chillout, Downtempo, and Eclectic music. KRKQ is an independently owned radio in western Colorado and broadcasts on 95.5 FM to Telluride and Western Colorado.

Mountainchill® embodies the Colorado freeform community radio spirit that began forty some years ago. That spirit lives on today with an updated sound focusing on current independent music from around the world and a relaxed "chilled-out" vibe. This music is medicine for our souls. It also serves as the perfect backdrop to our stellar Colorado scenery. Hence the name "Mountain Chill." We broadcast worldwide on the Internet and on 95.5 FM from Grayhead (peak) at 11,000 ft. (3.4 km) elevation. Our FM signal stretches from Telluride, CO to the fringes of Moab, UT -- one of the most scenic drives in the world. Our music format reflects an inclusive spirit. We serve up a generous helping of current downtempo electronica, dub/reggae, latin, soul, funk, and european world grooves. We represent a tribe that is informed by the ideals of artistic expression and ecological responsibility. We are powered by renewable energy through both SMPA's Green Blocks and local solar power for our entire signal chain from studio-to transmitter. We are funded mostly by our advertisers and partly by sales in our online store. Though we may sound like public radio, we do not receive grant money from any government or other organizations.
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Mountainchill® embodies the Colorado freeform community radio spirit that began forty some years ago. That spirit lives on today with an updated sound focusing on current independent music from around the world and a relaxed "chilled-out" vibe. This music is medicine for our souls. It also serves as the perfect backdrop to our stellar Colorado scenery. Hence the name "Mountain Chill."

We broadcast worldwide on the Internet and on 95.5 FM from Grayhead (peak) at 11,000 ft. (3.4 km) elevation. Our FM signal stretches from Telluride, CO to the fringes of Moab, UT -- one of the most scenic drives in the world.

Our music format reflects an inclusive spirit. We serve up a generous helping of current downtempo electronica, dub/reggae, latin, soul, funk, and european world grooves. We represent a tribe that is informed by the ideals of artistic expression and ecological responsibility. We are powered by renewable energy through both SMPA's Green Blocks and local solar power for our entire signal chain from studio-to transmitter.

We are funded mostly by our advertisers and partly by sales in our online store. Though we may sound like public radio, we do not receive grant money from any government or other organizations.
Station owner
Brown Mountain Broadcasting LLC
Year of establishment
2011
Address
331 Sixth Ave., PO BOX 1056
Postal / zip code
81427
City
Ouray, CO
History
The Mountain Chill story began in 1995 when Eric Funk was a graduate engineering student at the Univ. of Maryland and visited the San Juans on a weekend trip following an academic conference on the front range. Eric fell in love with the area and came back countless times to ski and hike in the intervening years, often visiting to ski with his brother, Ethan.

By the early 2000s, both Eric and Ethan (The Funk Brothers) had their fill of the east coast pace. They both took the plunge and left engineering jobs to form Red Mountain Radio LLC, a radio frequency design firm headquartered in Ouray, CO. At the time, Ouray was the only community in the area with high speed Internet service. During that time the brothers started Mountain Chill® as an Internet radio station and background music for their work space.

In 2011, Eric & Ethan jumped at an opportunity to finish the construction of KRKQ in Telluride and lease the signal to air Mountain Chill on the terrestrial airwaves; the then-owner had a construction permit and just a few months left to put the station on-the-air. The brothers finished the construction in 2011 and, in 2012, purchased the newly constructed station.

Effective January 1st 2016, the US Copyright Royalty Board did away with the affordable Small Webcasters license that was offered by Sound Exchange and used by many small family-owned webcasting operations to cover music royalties. With the station's high online listenership, license fees would have reached over $30,000 per year. Mountain Chill was forced to suspend live webcasting while continuing on FM and sharing archived programing through Mixcloud.com. In 2018 Mountain Chill joined the Radio Coalition and revived Internet streaming, this time as a member station and under the Radio Coalition's license with Sound Exchange.
Morning Drive

Monday-Wednesday and Friday from 07:30 to 08:30
DJ: Janet
Genres: Alternative, Lounge

Janet starts the work day with an eclectic mix of mid and downtempo music.

Morning Drive

Monday-Wednesday and Friday from 07:30 to 08:30
DJ: Janet
Genres: Alternative, Lounge

Janet starts the work day with an eclectic mix of mid and downtempo music.

Lunch Lounge

Monday-Wednesday and Friday from 12:00 to 13:00
DJ: Eric Funk
Genres: Alternative, Lounge

Eric Funk hosts a diverse and eclectic mix of current-leaning music with a mid/downtempo vibe.

Evening Drive

Monday-Friday from 16:30 to 17:30
DJ: Ethan
Genres: Alternative, Lounge

Ethan hosts a relaxing chilled mix to wrap up the work day.

Kimberly

DJ: Kimberly
Genres: Alternative, Lounge

Kimberly hosts a relaxing chilled mix at various times.

Kimberly

DJ: Kimberly
Genres: Alternative, Lounge

Kimberly hosts a relaxing chilled mix at various times.

SUNSET MIX

Monday-Sunday from 18:30 to 20:30
Genres: Lounge

Say goodbye to the sun with some Ibiza style sunset chill and later night urban vibes.

ICEHOUSE

Monday-Sunday from 08:30 to 10:30
Genres: House

Deeply chilled night time grooves with a house atmosphere.

AMBIENCE

Monday-Sunday from 22:30 to 03:00
Genres: Lounge

Wrap up your day with minimal beats, music that is perfect for unwinding, de-stressing, and meditation.

FRIDAY NIGHT GET RIGHT

Friday from 21:00 to 22:00
DJ: DJ Funko Deluxe
Genres: Dance

A inspiring Friday night DJ mix hosted by DJ Funko Deluxe. (During the ICEHOUSE program on the second Friday of the month.)

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