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City Las Vegas, Nevada
Frequency88.9 ( MHz)( HD Radio)
BrandingNews 88.9
Slogan"Nevada Public Radio"
FormatNews/Talk ( Public Radio)
Affiliations National Public Radio
American Public Media
Public Radio International
BBC World Service
Owner Nevada Public Radio
First air date
March 24, 1980 (on 89.5 FM, moved to 88.9 FM in 2003)
Call sign meaning
K Nevada Public Radio
Technical information
ERP22,000 watts
HAAT1,190 meters (3,900 ft)
Webcast Listen Live

KNPR (88.9 FM, "News 88.9") is a non-commercial radio station located in Las Vegas, Nevada. KNPR airs news/ talk programming syndicated by National Public Radio (NPR).

KNPR signed on for the first time on March 24, 1980. Founded by Lamar Marchese, [1] [2] the station was the first NPR member in Nevada, originally airing NPR news and classical music at 89.5 FM. In 2003, KNPR moved to 88.9 and switched to NPR news and talk. Classical music moved to a new station, KCNV at 89.7.

KNPR broadcasts in HD. [3]

KNPR published the magazine Desert Companion.


A sixth transmitter, KSGU at St. George, Utah, was sold in 2020 to the Educational Media Foundation.


  1. ^ "Leaving her mark on Las Vegas' culture, arts scenes - Las Vegas Sun Newspaper". 26 March 2007.
  2. ^ "KNPR – Las Vegas, Nevada – Case Study". The Harwood Institute.
  3. ^ HD Radio Stations

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Latitude and Longitude:

35°57′55″N 115°30′02″W / 35.9652°N 115.5005°W / 35.9652; -115.5005