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KCNV logo.png
CityLas Vegas, Nevada
Broadcast areaLas Vegas area
BrandingClassical 89.7
Frequency89.7 MHz (also on HD Radio)
First air date1973
FormatClassical music (Public Radio)
ERP550 watts[1]
HAAT1122.0 meters
Facility ID48348
Transmitter coordinates35°57′57″N 115°30′3″W / 35.96583°N 115.50083°W / 35.96583; -115.50083Coordinates: 35°57′57″N 115°30′3″W / 35.96583°N 115.50083°W / 35.96583; -115.50083
AffiliationsAmerican Public Media, National Public Radio, Public Radio International
OwnerNevada Public Radio
Sister stations
WebcastListen Live

KCNV (89.7 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a Classical music and Public Radio format. Licensed to Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, the station serves the Las Vegas area. The station is currently owned by Nevada Public Radio and features programming from American Public Media, National Public Radio and Public Radio International.[2] The station is also broadcast on HD radio.[3]

The broadcast schedule consists of playlists of various classical recordings, as well as nationally syndicated broadcasts, including those from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic. On the weekends, the NPR program From the Top, showcasing young classical musicians, is heard on Classical 89.7, as well as other syndicated programs heard on many classical music stations around the country, such as Pipedreams (showcasing organ music) and Sunday Baroque, which originates from WSHU-FM in Fairfield, Connecticut, and features music composed in and around the Baroque Era.

With 550 watts of effective radiated power,[4] KCNV's main station signal in the Las Vegas valley is substantially weaker than that of its sister station KNPR, which broadcasts at 22,000 watts.


In addition to the main station, KCNV is relayed by an additional three translators to widen its broadcast area.

Call sign Frequency
City of license ERP
Class FCC info
K208BB 89.5 Laughlin, Nevada 135 D FCC
K207CY 89.3 Round Mountain, Nevada 9 D FCC
K201BF 88.1 Scotty's Junction, Nevada 110 D FCC

See also[edit]

Radio Reception, Nevada Public Radio


  1. ^ "FM Query Results, KCNV". Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved 5 September 2018.
  2. ^ "KCNV Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  3. ^ "HD Radio Station Guide". HD Radio. iBiquity.
  4. ^ "FM Query Results". Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved 5 September 2018.

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