Although innovative, W. H. Smith's claim that his transmissions would be sent "to all parts of the continent" greatly exaggerated his station's range. These news summaries were sent using Morse code, however, the Denver YMCA would go on to establish that city's second broadcasting station, KOA, which was licenced from March 20, 1922 to June 23, 1923. (This station is unrelated to the current KOA, first licenced in late 1924 to General Electric). Rocky Mountain (Denver) News, January 1, 1920, page 2:
Wireless News Bulletins Flashed Over Continent
WIRELESS News bulletins furnished by The Rocky Mountain News will be flashed from Denver to all parts of the continent nightly, beginning tonight by W. H. Smith, wireless operator at the Y. M. C A. building. Short bulletins on the big news stories of the day will be briefed to a dozen or so words each.
In this way wireless stations, of which there are thousands in the United States, will be informed of the important happenings in the Rocky Mountain states. Only the limitations of receiving apparatus, which is not "in tune" with the Denver wireless will prevent these bulletins from being flashed all parts of the country. The messages liberated here pass thru the air and become transformed into language at as many stations as are properly equiped to receive. The local station can penetrate to all coasts and both borders, Smith declared.
In the state there are large stations at Denver, Colorado Springs, Boulder, Pueblo, Fort Collins, Greeley, Cripple Creek, Slater and Grand Junction as well as smaller stations maintained by amateurs in almost every city, town and village.
Other important stations which will be served by the News-Y. M. C A. wireless bureau are at Topeka, Phoenix, Roswell, Salt Lake City and the Pacific coast towns, Smith said.
The bulletins will be prepared in the editorial room of the News and taken by messenger to the Y. M. C A. station where they will be sent by wireless. The message then has the freedom of the air and may be picked up anywhere there is a "tuneful" station.
January 2, 1920, page 2:
NEWS RADIO SERVICE FLASHES BULLETINS
The hottest news from Washington on the high cost of living, a Greeley dispatch on the Shank murder inquest, a bulletin from Berlin that the Huns will bring their leaders to trial and a London story on the success of the Soviet government's arms were flashed last night to hundreds of wireless stations in the Rocky Mountain and West Central states by the Rocky Mountain News and The Denver Times-Young Men's Christian association wireless, established as a nightly news service.
The brief bulletins, containing in all slightly more than 150 words, were keyed slowly by W. H. Smith, wireless operator at the Young Men's Christian association station, to enable the hundreds or amateur wireless operators to receive the messages accurately. About fifteen minutes were required to send the flashes at the speed Smith judged was about right for the tyro operators.
The bulletins were prefaced with announcement that the service was furnished by The Rocky Mountain News and The Denver Times. A request was included that the bulletins be copied and posted in conspicuous places for the public.
Stations picking up the messages were also requested to notify The News, The Times or Y. M. C A. Within a few days letters are expected to arrive from stations in practically every town in several surrounding states as well as many from larger stations at more distant points.
February 5, 1920, page 7:
Denver Wireless Transmits News To Distant Parts
A new and unique standard of amateur wireless telegraph messages containing definite and useful information instead of mere catch phrases and disconnected sentences has been established by a Denver man, W. H. Smith, wireless instructor of the Y. M. C A. Since Jan. 1 Mr. Smith has created a great deal of interest in wireless circles all over the United States by sending out, nightly, messages bearing the latest local and telegraph news dispatches published by The Rocky Mountain News, the weather reports for Colorado and vicinity and similar pieces of information.
Mr. Smith is one of the best-known American experts in the United States, and was one of the first men in Denver to make experiments with the system here, in 1917, with E. M. Doig, also of Denver, he was awarded the first prize for having constructed and operated the best amateur wireless station in the United States.
Every evening at 10 o'clock Mr. Smith sends out his messages. These have been caught by dozens of stations within a radius of 1,000 to 2,000 miles of Denver, and in proof of this Mr. Smith has received letters from operators in many states, telling him that they have received his news service. A few messages have even been caught as far away as Alaska. Among the letters received from various op erators by him are several from Idaho, New Mexico, California and Minnesota.
Mr. Smith is a member of the Colorado Wireless association. At the present time he is sending out many messages every night and says he believes they are doing a great deal of good, as in this way he can relay weather conditions to various parts of the state and adjoining states hours before any other news service can accomplish it.