KVNU

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KVNU
KVNU logo.jpg
City of license Logan, Utah
Broadcast area Northern Utah[1]
Branding Newstalk 610
Frequency 610 kHz
First air date 1938
Format News/Talk
Power 10,000 watts day
1,000 watts night
Class B
Facility ID 55459
Transmitter coordinates 41°40′30″N 111°56′6″W / 41.67500°N 111.93500°W / 41.67500; -111.93500
Callsign meaning The Voice of Northern Utah
Affiliations ABC Radio , Premiere Radio Networks
Owner Cache Valley Media Group
(Sun Valley Radio, Inc.)
Webcast Listen live
Website www.610kvnu.com

KVNU (AM 610) is a news talk radio station in Logan, Utah, USA. The call letters stand for "the Voice of Northern Utah". The station was started in 1938 by Reed Bullen, who owned the station until 1996 when it was sold to the Cache Valley Media Group. The KVNU studios are in the same building, informally called "the Radio Ranch", with the rest of the stations in the Cache Valley Media Group including KKEX "Kix 96", KBLQ "Q 92", KVFX "94-5/98-3 VFX", KGNT "KOOL 103.9", KLZX 95.9 FM, KLGN 1390 AM/103.3 FM and 104.9 La Sabrosa (KLZX HD2).[2][3]

KVNU is the flagship station of the Utah State Aggie radio network. Men's basketball and football games are broadcast with Al Lewis providing play by play.

Programming[edit]

The station begins the day with local programming such as "KVNU Morning News with Al Lewis & Craig Hislop" and "Crosstalk with Jennie Christensen" followed by a Trading Post hosted by Jay Eubanks. Afternoon drivetime and early evening hours feature For the People with Jason Williams, Jonathan Choate and Michael Reis; local news provided by Bill Walter and Full Court Press with Eric Frandsen, "Hurricane" John Newbold and John Russell. The remainder of the day features syndicated shows: The Rush Limbaugh Show, Dave Ramsey, The Sean Hannity Show and concludes late night and overnight with Coast To Coast AM with George Noory and Daybreak USA.

Utah State Aggie Radio Network[edit]

610 KVNU is the flagship station for the Utah State Aggie Radio Network, which broadcasts football and men's basketball games. Al Lewis has handled play-by-play for both sports since 1989, and also doubles as program director and sports director of KVNU. During football season Craig Hislop provides color commentary, while that duty is filled by Rod Tueller during basketball season. Coverage of Aggie games includes a two-hour pregame show during the football season beginning with the Touchdown Countdown (a pregame call-in show) but only a one hour pregame show during the basketball season. Each pregame and postgame features interviews conducted by Lewis with players and coaches. Each postgame show is followed by Aggie Call, where Aggie fans call in and share their thoughts and opinions on the game.

Other Sports Programming[edit]

610 KVNU is also the home of Logan High Grizzly sports, featuring both football and boys basketball. Evan Nyman and "Hurricane" John Newbold provide play by play during football season, while Rob Flygare covers basketball season. KVNU's coverage of the Grizzlies is the longest running radio/high school sports association in the state of Utah.

In addition to Logan High Sports, KVNU is a part of the Utah Jazz Radio Network and broadcasts all Jazz games that do not occur on nights with Logan High or Utah State Aggie games.

Airstaff[edit]

Al Lewis "The Big Silk", Program Director, host of KVNU's Morning News and play-by-play announcer for the Utah State Aggies.
Craig Hislop, cohost of KVNU's Morning News and color-commentator for Utah State Football broadcasts
Jennie Christensen, News Director, host of Crosstalk
Heather Bailey, news
Bill Walter, airstaff and news announcer
Eric Frandsen, cohost of KVNU's Full Court Press, cohost of Aggie Call
"Hurricane" John Newbold, Producer of Utah State Aggie Radio Network, color-commentator for Logan High Football, cohost of Full Court Press
John Russell, cohost of Full Court Press
Jason Williams, cohost of For the People
Jonathan Choate, cohost of For the People
Michael Reis, cohost of For the People, KVNU Saturday Morning News
Evan Nyman, Logan High football play by play
Bob Appuhn, cohost of Aggie Call

Translator[edit]

In addition to the main station, KVNU is relayed by a translator on the FM band to widen its broadcast area.

Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license ERP
W
Class FCC info
K271BI 102.1 Wellsville, Utah 210 D FCC

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