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KRVN (AM) logo.jpg
City of license Lexington, Nebraska
Broadcast area Grand Island-Kearney-Hastings-Cozad-Gothenburg
Branding Rural Radio Rural Voice
Frequency 880 kHz
First air date 1951
Format News Talk Information
Power 50,000 watts
Class B
Facility ID 48002
Transmitter coordinates 40°30′57″N 99°23′47.″W / 40.51583°N 99.39639°W / 40.51583; -99.39639
Callsign meaning K Rural Voice of Nebraska
Owner Nebraska Rural Radio Association

KRVN 880 is an AM radio station broadcasting a News Talk Information format. Its operators launched a sister music station with a similar callsign, KRVN-FM (River 93.1), in 1962.[1] Licensed to Lexington, Nebraska, USA, the station serves the central and western Nebraska area.[2] The station features agricultural news programming.[3]

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.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b "About Us". Rural Radio Network. Retrieved March 11, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "KRVN Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  3. ^ "Programming Schedule". Nebraska Rural Radio Association. Retrieved November 27, 2008. 

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