KNRV

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KNRV
City Englewood, Colorado
Broadcast area Denver, Colorado
Frequency 1150 kHz
Format Spanish News/Talk
Power 10,000 Watts (day)
1,000 Watts (night)
Class B
Facility ID 56643
Transmitter coordinates 39°36′18″N 104°50′25″W / 39.60500°N 104.84028°W / 39.60500; -104.84028
Callsign meaning New Radio Venture (former owners)
Owner Amigo Multimedia, Inc.
Website www.onda1150am.com

KNRV (1150 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a Spanish News/Talk format. Licensed to Englewood, Colorado in the United States, KNRV mainly serves the Denver metropolitan area, but it has decent reception from Colorado Springs to Fort Collins. The station is currently owned by Amigo Multimedia Inc.

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KNRV began on 1220 kHz as KEGW. Before signing on, the station became KGMC, the calls it used when it signed on in 1952. The next year, the station moved to 1150 kHz. Grady Maples sold KGMC to MacLee Radio in 1958, and MacLee sold the station to Western Broadcasting Corporation, owned by Corky Cartwright and Marvin Davis, in 1975. Western changed the calls to KWBZ. During this time, Alan Berg hosted a talk show on the station; he was fired when the station flipped to country music, though returned when the station returned to a talk format.

In 1982, the station became KRZN after another sale. The station would change calls multiple times, becoming KFRR in 1989 and KCUV in 1992, Radio Unica Communications bought the station in 1999 from Den-Mex LLC for $2.8 million. More changes followed, with 1150 AM becoming KNRC in March 2003 (KCUV, in turn, would move to 1510 AM). The station went dark on July 27, 2004, due to the failure of KNRC's talk format.[1] The station returned to the air in 2005 as KNRV, upon its acquisition by New Radio Venture.

As of 2012, KNRV hosts a variety of local news, talk, and musical programs. KNRV’s inventory[clarification needed] is sold on a per hour basis. Local programing starts at 6:00 AM and generally ends by 7:00 PM. Nighttime programming consists of live, international Spanish content from Radio Fórmula. KNRV is also the radio home for Colorado Rockies baseball games in Spanish.

New Radio Venture, including its Spanish talk radio stations in Denver and Phoenix, was sold out of bankruptcy to Amigo Multimedia in 2011. Amigo is headquartered in Denver.

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