For a considerable part of the 2000s, KVEN was an oldies radio station. It was originally formatted by radio veteran Lee Marshall, and later transitioned to a syndicated feed called The True Oldies Channel. They used to broadcast the syndicated Wolfman Jack Radio Program, and, on Sunday nights, the Dr. Demento show, but both shows ceased airing upon the switchover to "True Oldies."  KVEN was affiliated with ABC Radio's The True Oldies Channel between June 23, 2008, and its conversion to an ESPN radio affiliate. On February 1, 2011 KVEN flipped their oldies music format to sports, with programming from ESPN Radio, which it carried until CBS Sports Radio programming was adopted on January 3, 2013.