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For the airport in Renton, Washington, assigned ICAO code KRNT, see Renton Municipal Airport.
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City of license Des Moines, Iowa
Broadcast area Des Moines area
Slogan Where The Legends Live!"; "America's Best Music"
Frequency 1350 kHz
Format Adult Standards/MOR
Audience share 2.5, #14 (Fa'07, R&R[1])
Power 5,000 watts
Class B
Facility ID 58534
Transmitter coordinates 41°33′31.00″N 93°34′45.00″W / 41.5586111°N 93.5791667°W / 41.5586111; -93.5791667
Callsign meaning Des Moines Register aNd Tribune (founding owners)
Affiliations CBS Radio, CNN Radio, America's Best Music
Owner Saga Communications of Iowa, LLC
Sister stations KAZR, KPSZ, KIOA, KMYR, KSTZ

KRNT (1350 AM) is a radio station broadcasting an Adult Standards/MOR format. Serving the Des Moines, Iowa, USA area, the station is licensed to Saga Communications of Iowa, LLC and features programing from CBS Radio, CNN Radio and Dial Global's America's Best Music syndicated format.[2] It features music from the 1950s through the 1980s, along with Chicago Cubs baseball broadcasts and Drake University sports programming. The night schedule includes a talk show from Jim Bohannon. The station won a Peabody Award in 1945 for outstanding reporting of news.[citation needed]


KSO, located at 1370 AM, moved from Clarinda, Iowa into Des Moines in 1932. On March 17, 1935, the station officially became KRNT[3] and moved to 1320 AM (KWCR moved from Cedar Rapids, Iowa that same year and adopted the KSO call sign, also effective March 17, 1935[3]). At that time, both stations were owned and operated by subsidiary corporations of the Des Moines Register-Tribune.[3] KRNT moved to the current 1350 AM frequency in 1941.

Then-owners Cowles Media started up a sister station, KRNT-FM (104.5) in 1948, but took it off the air and returned the license in 1955, the same year they started up KRNT-TV (Ch. 8). In 1970, they signed on another KRNT-FM (102.5 FM).[4]


  1. ^ "Des Moines Market Ratings". Radio and Records. 
  2. ^ "KRNT Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  3. ^ a b c "Change in Iowa Calls". Broadcasting. April 1, 1935. Retrieved 19 October 2014. 
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