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KLWN logo.png
City of license Lawrence, Kansas
Branding News & Talk of Lawrence
Frequency 1320 kHz
First air date February 22, 1951
Format News Talk Information
Power 500 watts day
250 watts night
Class B
Facility ID 36744
Transmitter coordinates 38°56′5″N 95°17′12″W / 38.93472°N 95.28667°W / 38.93472; -95.28667Coordinates: 38°56′5″N 95°17′12″W / 38.93472°N 95.28667°W / 38.93472; -95.28667
Callsign meaning K LaWreNce
Affiliations Fox News Radio, Westwood One, Jayhawk IMG Sports Network
Owner Great Plains Media, Inc.
Webcast [1]
Website klwn.com

KLWN (1320 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a News Talk Information format. Licensed to Lawrence, Kansas, USA. The station is currently owned by Great Plains Media, Inc. and features programing from Fox News Radio and Westwood One.[1]

The station also broadcasts University of Kansas football and basketball. KLWN is the flagship radio station of the Jayhawk IMG Sports Network.

KLWN's FM counterpart is KKSW, which used to have the KLWN call letters and identified itself as "The Music Station, 106."

The stations were owned for years by Arden Booth, who also served as a Kansas State Senator. Booth had a five-minute daily poetry program called "Poetic License." His son Hank served as General Manager, morning news anchor and play-by-play voice of Lawrence High School football games.

The current local lineup consists of Great Day Lawrence with Kim Murphree from 6-8am, According to the Record with Hank Booth from 8-9am, John Flood and Friends from 9-11am and Rock Chalk Sports Talk with Sean Levine, Bud Stallworth, Scot Pollard and David Lawrence from 3-6 p.m.


  • Ed Abels, newscaster (1952-1955) was also host of Comments on Local Affairs.[2]


  1. ^ "KLWN Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  2. ^ Sies, Luther F. (2014). Encyclopedia of American Radio, 1920-1960, 2nd Edition, Volume 1. McFarland & Company, Inc. ISBN 978-0-7864-5149-4. P. 10.

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