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



  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