KBAD

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KBAD
City of license Las Vegas, Nevada
Broadcast area Las Vegas metropolitan area
Branding 920 The Game
Slogan The Sports Leader
Frequency 920 kHz
First air date 1953 (as KORK)
Format Sports Talk
Power 5,000 watts (daytime)
500 watts (nighttime)
Class B
Facility ID 38448
Former callsigns KORK (1953-1997)
Affiliations NBC Sports Radio
Owner Lotus Broadcasting Corp.
Webcast Listen Live
Website KBAD Online

KBAD AM 920 is an NBC Sports Radio affiliate and local sports station licensed to Las Vegas, Nevada and is owned by Lotus Broadcasting.[1] KBAD was formerly known as KORK prior to 1997. Its studios are in the unincorporated community of Spring Valley in Clark County and its transmitter is located northwest of downtown Las Vegas.

KORK[edit]

During its heyday under the ownership of Donrey Media KORK with an adult contemporary format was among the most popular stations in Las Vegas for the 18+ listenership. Its lineup included well-known disc jockeys, such as Red McIlvaine, Walt Reno and Ron Murphy. The simulcast morning drive newscasts of KORK/KORK-FM in the 1970s were among the highest radio news broadcasts in southern Nevada history. During the latter part of the decade the newsroom was led by news director Bill Buckmaster (now a talk show host at KWFM in Tucson) and included reporters Jackie Glass (now a District Court Judge in Las Vegas) and Steven L. Herman, currently a Voice of America correspondent in Asia. The trio was frequently heard on NBC radio network newscasts.

KORK later became an big band station similar to KJUL. KORK changed its call sign to KBAD in 1997 and began airing sports talk radio. It was known briefly as "K-BAD AM 920".

Programming[edit]

KBAD is the flagship station of the sports programs at UNLV including their football and basketball teams. It is also the flagship station of the Las Vegas 51s' radio network. The station also carried games of the San Diego Chargers. KBAD was the flagship station of the former Arena Football League's Las Vegas Gladiators who moved to Cleveland, Ohio. Boxing analyst Al Bernstein once had a daily show on KBAD.

Currently, KBAD is carrying NBC Sports Radio. It previously carried programming from Fox Sports Radio and before that, ESPN Radio until March 3, 2008, when that programming was transferred to KWWN. Fox Sports Radio was previously heard on another Las Vegas station, KENO AM 1460, which also changed its format on March 3, 2008 to ESPN Deportes Radio. The station also aired The Jim Rome Show" which has since moved to "CBS Sports Radio".

On July 1, 2013 KBAD switched affiliations to NBC Sports Radio and rebranded as "920 The Game".[2]

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Kbadlogo.png (KBAD's logo under previous Fox Sports Radio affiliation) Kbad920.jpg (Former logo when the station was an ESPN radio affiliate)

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Coordinates: 36°11′25″N 115°10′35″W / 36.19028°N 115.17639°W / 36.19028; -115.17639