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City of license Centerville, Utah
Broadcast area Salt Lake City, Utah
Branding Talk Radio 105.9 FM/570 AM
Slogan Hear About It. Talk About It.
Frequency 105.9 MHz (also on HD Radio)
First air date 1979 (as KCGL at 105.5)
Format Talk
ERP 25,000 watts
HAAT 1,140 meters (3,740 ft)
Class C
Facility ID 69555
Transmitter coordinates 40°39′34″N 112°12′5″W / 40.65944°N 112.20139°W / 40.65944; -112.20139
Former callsigns KCGL (1979-1990)
KBCK (1990-1992)
KUMT (1992-1999)
KCPX (1999-2004)
KXRV (2004-2008)
KTMY (2008-2009)
Former frequencies 105.5 MHz (1979-1992)
105.7 MHz (1992-2015)
Affiliations Fox News Radio, Premiere Radio Networks
Owner iHeartMedia, Inc.
Webcast Listen Live

KNRS-FM (105.9 FM) is a commercial radio station, owned by iHeart Radio. KNRS-FM is licensed to Centerville, Utah, broadcasting to Salt Lake City and its suburbs. KNRS-FM began airing a talk radio format in early August 2009.[1] The station's studios are located in West Valley City and its transmitter site is located southwest of the city on Farnsworth Peak in the Oquirrh Mountains.

KNRS-FM carries the same call letters and programming heard on its sister station 570 AM KNRS, where the call letters originated.

The station broadcasts from a tower located on Farnsworth Peak, 18 miles (29 km) southwest of Salt Lake City, Utah.[2]


The station originally signed on in 1979 as KCGL at 105.5 FM. In 1992 the station moved to 105.7 FM and operated as KBCK as part of Buck Owen's "Real Country" Network. In 1992 the call signs were changed and it aired an adult album alternative format as KUMT ("105.7 The Mountain"). From November 2001 until November 2004, the station's call letters were KCPX which broadcast as "Channel 105.7, The Cutting Edge of Rock". From November 2004 until November 1, 2007 the station aired an Album Adult Alternative (AAA) format as KXRV with the "105.7 The River, Quality Music from Then and Now" branding. Beginning on November 1, 2007 KXRV changed their format to country, branded "My Country 105.7" which featured voice mail messages from listeners, no on-air jocks and tags after each song noting the title and artist. The call letters were changed to KTMY on January 17, 2008 to reflect the new format. In January 2009, the station flipped to Spanish AC as "La Preciosa 105.7", and by August, KTMY became known as KNRS, and began carrying a news/talk format.[2]

On October 8, 2015 at 5 pm KNRS-FM moved up the dial from 105.7 FM to 105.9 FM, rebranding as "Talk Radio 105.9".


The station features predominantly conservative syndicated national talk show hosts, including Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Glenn Beck along with Coast to Coast AM with George Noory and family financial advice from Dave Ramsey. On Saturdays, KNRS originates the regionally syndicated weekend "Travel Show" hosted by Don Shafer and Larry Gelwix.

KNRS has a full news department, with live, local news every thirty minutes. In addition, the station is an affiliate of Fox News Radio for national news coverage. In August 2008, KNRS entered into a strategic alliance with KSTU-TV Fox 13 for local news and weather coverage. KNRS airs live traffic reports on weekdays from 5:00AM until 10:00PM and on Saturdays from 10:00AM until 6:00PM. Traffic reports are provided by iHeart Radio's Total Traffic Network, based at the Utah Department of Transportation in Salt Lake City.

KNRS-FM's sister stations include KAAZ-FM; KZHT; KODJ; KNRS; and KJMY.

All KNRS programming is streamed live on the station's website: [1]. In addition, all of the station's local shows (both weekday and weekend) and select national shows are available by way of podcast.


  1. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Summer 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-02. 
  2. ^ a b "KNRS-FM Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved 2009-09-02. 

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