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City Kennewick-Richland-Pasco, Washington
Broadcast area Tri-Cities, Washington
Branding News Radio 610 KONA
Frequency 610 kHz
First air date January 1948 (1948-01)[1]
Format News Talk
Power 5,000 watts day and night
Class B
Facility ID 67668
Transmitter coordinates 46°10′23″N 119°4′7″W / 46.17306°N 119.06861°W / 46.17306; -119.06861
Former callsigns KWIE (1948–1957)
KEPR (1957–1969)
Affiliations ABC News Radio, Premiere Networks, Westwood One
Owner Cherry Creek Radio
(CCR-Tri Cities IV, LLC)
Sister stations KONA-FM, KZHR
Webcast Listen Live
Website 610kona.com

KONA (610 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a News Talk Information format. Licensed to Kennewick-Richland-Pasco, Washington, United States, the station serves the Tri-Cities/Yakima area. The station is owned by Cherry Creek Radio, through subsidiary CCR-Tri Cities IV, LLC, and features programming from ABC News Radio, Premiere Networks, and Westwood One.[2][3]


  1. ^ Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook 1999 (PDF). 1999. p. D-478. Retrieved June 8, 2016. 
  2. ^ "KONA Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  3. ^ "KONA Station Information Profile". Arbitron. 

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