KXNT-FM

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KXNT-FM
KXNT logo
City of license Henderson, Nevada
Broadcast area Las Vegas, Nevada
Branding NewsRadio 840 AM/100.5 FM KXNT
Slogan "The News Leader"
Frequency 100.5 MHz (also on HD Radio)
First air date 1982 (as KMZQ)
Format

News/Talk (weekdays)
Sports (weekends)

HD2: Sports (KXST simulcast)
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 357 meters
Class C
Facility ID 12560
Callsign meaning K X News/Talk
Former callsigns KMZQ (1982-2005)
KKJJ (2005-2010)
Owner CBS Radio
Sister stations KLUC-FM, KMXB, KXNT, KXST, KXTE
Webcast Listen Live
Website cbsvegas.com

KXNT-FM is a commercial radio station located in Henderson, Nevada, broadcasting in the Las Vegas, Nevada area on 100.5 FM. KXNT-FM airs a news/talk format, simulcasting KXNT.[1] Owned by CBS Radio, the station's studios are located in the unincorporated Clark County area of Spring Valley, while KXNT-FM's transmitter is atop Black Mountain in Henderson.


History[edit]

KXNT-FM began in 1982 with the call letters KMZQ. KMZQ went through many changes over its 12 year run. KMZQ was known as "Q-100" and "Klassy 100." From 1995 to 2005, it has been known as Lite 100.5 FM. The first on-air personality was Ron Kirsh. Ron is still heard on the Las Vegas airwaves on KJUL.

On June 24, 2005, at 2 PM, after playing "Leaving Las Vegas" by Sheryl Crow, KMZQ began stunting with Christmas music; 45 minutes later, the stunt shifted to movie theme songs. At 3 PM, Lite 100.5 became Jack FM, with a variety hits format. Shortly thereafter, the call letters were changed to KKJJ. The first song on "Jack FM" was The Flying Lizards' cover of "Money (That's What I Want)". KMZQ-FM's call letters now belong to FM 99.3 in Payson, Arizona. However, KMZQ-AM airs on AM-670 in Las Vegas, which is a simulcast of KMZQ-FM in Payson.

CBS Radio announced in late July that starting August 16, 2010, Jack FM would be replaced with a simulcast of sister station KXNT, and would be known as Newsradio 840 AM/100.5 FM KXNT.[2] At 5:03 a.m., on August 16, after playing Talk Talk by Talk Talk, the KXNT Legal ID kicked in, officially ending Jack FM in Las Vegas and starting KXNT on FM Radio. The call letters were changed that day to KXNT-FM.

Shows[edit]

Currently, mornings include KXNT Sports with Mark Thomas followed by the Las Vegas Morning News, with host Joe Gillespe, news anchor/sidekick Dayna Roselli and Nathan Tannenbaum. Melissa Duran reports from the field, with Producer Tate South and KXNT news director and afternoon news anchor Chuck Meyer also contributing.

Afternoons include "Live and Local" with Kevin Wall

The KXNT lineup also includes syndicated Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Dave Ramsey, Mark Levin, and Coast to Coast AM.

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Coordinates: 36°00′30″N 115°00′23″W / 36.0083°N 115.0064°W / 36.0083; -115.0064