KXNT (AM)

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KXNT
KXNT logo
City of license North Las Vegas, Nevada
Broadcast area Las Vegas metropolitan area
Branding NewsRadio 840 AM/100.5 FM KXNT
Slogan "The News Leader"
Frequency 840 (kHz) (also on HD Radio)
First air date 1986
Format News/Talk
Power 50,000 watts (day)
25,000 watts (night)
Class B
Facility ID 33068
Callsign meaning News/Talk
Former callsigns KVEG
Affiliations CBS News
The Weather Channel
Owner CBS Radio
Sister stations KLUC-FM, KMXB, KXNT-FM, KXTE, KXST
Webcast Listen Live!
Website cbsvegas.com

KXNT (840 AM) is a radio station licensed to North Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. It is owned by CBS Radio carrying a talk format[1] Programming on KXNT-AM is simulcast on its sister FM signal KXNT-FM, 100.5 FM in the greater Las Vegas area. The station's studios are located in the unincorporated Clark County area of Spring Valley, while KXNT-AM's transmitter is located near Nellis Air Force Base.


In 2008 KXNT filed an application with the FCC to move to a different transmitter site and decrease its night power to 10,000 watts.

History[edit]

Logo prior to August 16, 2010, before KXNT added an FM simulcast.

KXNT originally signed on the air in 1986 with the call letters KVEG, and a talk/sports format.

KVEG had a wide variety of drive-time talent including Sam Greenfield, Dominick Brascia, Lou Epton, Irwin Schiff and the syndicated Tom Leykis. In 1997, KVEG changed its calls to KXNT. Management was looking to head the station in a new direction. KXNT AM 840 would begin airing syndicating programs like Rush Limbaugh and Coast to Coast AM previously heard on rival station KDWN. Others included Dr. Laura and Bill Handel.

Shows[edit]

Currently, mornings include The Wall Street Journal Report (5-6 AM) followed by Las Vegas' Morning News, with host Joe Gillespe and news anchor/sidekick Kristen Flowers. Corey Olson reports from the field, with reporters Mark Thomas and Brian Shaprio, and afternoon news anchor Robert Rytina also contributing.

Alan Stock joined KXNT in 1999, initially hosting afternoon drive, moving to mornings with Co-host Heidi Harris from 2001–2006, until Harris moved to KDWN. She was replaced by Kerri Kasem, who returned to Los Angeles in 2008. He continued to solo host the "KXNT Morning Source" until May 2010, when he was moved back to afternoons. The Alan Stock Afternoon News Show ended its run in July 2011. Kevin Wall became the permanent host for the "Live and Local" block (3-6 PM) in November 2011.

The KXNT lineup also includes syndicated Rush Limbaugh (9am-Noon), Sean Hannity (Noon-3 PM), Dave Ramsey (6-9 PM), and Mark Levin (9-12 midnight), and Coast to Coast AM (12AM-5AM).

Simulcast[edit]

Sister station KXNT-FM was born in 2010 and currently simulcasts the programming of the AM station, providing listeners two options to receive it. This is being done in a number of markets, such as Salt Lake City and Phoenix, with FM simulcasting beginning on the higher rated AM stations.

Former hosts[edit]

  • Alan Stock (Currently at KDWN in Las Vegas)
  • Kerri Kasem (Currently co-hosts "Sixx Sense" with Nikki Sixx)
  • Heidi Harris (Now heard on KRLA Los Angeles and KTIE San Bernardino)
  • Jeff Katz (Currently at WXKS in Boston)
  • Sam Greenfield (Currently at WVNJ in New Jersey)
  • Dominick Brascia (Currently at KOLE in Beaumont, TX)
  • Ciara (Turns) Matthews
  • Casey Hendrickson (Currently at WTRC in Mishawaka/South Bend, IN)
  • Heather Kydd

References[edit]

  1. ^ "KXNT Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved 2010-08-17. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 36°16′00″N 115°02′42″W / 36.26667°N 115.04500°W / 36.26667; -115.04500