KRVN is one of two 50,000-watt stations in Nebraska, the other being KFAB in Omaha. It is the second-most powerful station in the state; unlike KFAB, it is not a clear-channel. KRVN broadcasts from a four-tower antenna array located in the middle of cornfields in Holdrege, Nebraska. During the day, tower #3 radiates the transmitter's full power that covers almost all of Nebraska, as well as more than half of Kansas and northeastern Colorado. At night, power is fed to all four towers to provide a directional signal aimed to the west to protect WCBS in New York City. Even with this arrangement, it is able to beam classic country music to western Nebraska, northwestern Kansas and northeastern Colorado.
The KRVN network is unique in that it is owned and operated by a cooperative of farmers and ranchers, the Nebraska Rural Radio Association, founded in 1948 and opening its first station, KRVN, in 1951.