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Elko, Nevada
United States
City of license Elko
Branding Channel 10 (general)
News 10 (newscasts)
Channels Digital: 10 (VHF)
Subchannels 10.1/.2 NBC
Affiliations NBC
Owner Intermountain West Communications Company
(operated by Sinclair Broadcast Group; sale to Cunningham Broadcasting pending; to remain operated by Sinclair thereafter.)
(Ruby Mountain Broadcasting, LLC)
First air date March 25, 1997; 18 years ago (1997-03-25)
Call letters' meaning Elko, NeVada
Former channel number(s) 10 (VHF, 1997–2009)
Transmitter power 1.5 kW
Height 567 m
Class DT
Facility ID 63845
Transmitter coordinates 40°41′52.0″N 115°54′13.0″W / 40.697778°N 115.903611°W / 40.697778; -115.903611
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile

KENV-DT, virtual channel 10, is the NBC-affiliated television station in Elko, Nevada. Owned by Intermountain West Communications Company and operated by Sinclair Broadcast Group, it is a sister station of KRNV-DT in Reno. It serves as the NBC affiliate for part of the Nevada side of the Salt Lake City market. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on VHF channel 10 from a transmitter on Grindstone Mountain. This can also be seen on Satview Cable channel 10.[1]

Though identifying as a station in its own right, KENV is reckoned as a semi-satellite of KRNV. KENV has studios on the campus of Great Basin College on 1025 Chilton Circle in Elko along I-80, though some internal operations are handled at KRNV's studios on Vassar Street in Reno. It simulcasts KRNV except for local inserts, commercials, and identifications.

Digital television[edit]

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming
10.1 1080i 16:9 KENV-DT Main KENV-DT programming / NBC
10.2 480i 4:3


On March 25, 1997, KENV signed-on as a semi-satellite of KRNV, extending its signal into Northeastern Nevada; it remains the only full-powered television station in Elko. KENV started broadcasting digital-only on March 26, 2009, after its analog transmitter broke down and forced a switch to digital three months ahead of schedule.

On November 22, 2013, Sinclair Broadcast Group announced the acquisition of KRNV's non-license assets, for $26 million.[2] On December 19, it was announced that Cunningham Broadcasting will acquire the license assets of KRNV and KENV for $6.5 million.[3][4] Since Sinclair already owns Fox affiliate KRXI-TV, it could not buy KRNV/KENV outright.

News operation[edit]

KENV News Set

KENV produces local news inserts during KRNV's shows. On May 5, 2008, that channel began producing a fifteen-minute news and weather insert weekday mornings at 6:45. KENV now offers a one-hour long morning show.


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