For the radio station in Vancouver, Washington at 910 AM known as KVAN from 1941-1959, see KMTT. For the radio station in Vancouver, Washington at 1480 AM known as KVAN from 1967-1980, see KBMS. For the radio station in Vancouver, Washington at 1550 AM known as KVAN from 1981-1989 and 1991-2003, see KKOV. For the radio station in Pilot Rock, Oregon at 92.1 FM known as KVAN-FM from 2007-2010, see KUMA-FM.
Between 1967 and 1979, the call letters KVAN were assigned to a progressive rock station located in Vancouver, Washington, operating on 1480 kHz. At first a daytime-only station, it began nighttime transmissions in 1975. Disk jockeys during this period included Gloria Johnson, Michael Deal, Iris Harrison, Bob Ancheta "The Big B.A.", Robin Banks, Dave Lind, Jeff Clark, Les Friedman, Andy Brown; Willie Nelson, who hosted The Western Express, Bruce Funkhouser, Chuck Scott, Paul Mitchell, Alan Mason, Bill St. James, Rob Sample, Ron Maita, Larry Scott, Kevin West, Sleepy John,Valerie Ring and Lowell King. Bob moved on to KGON 92.3 for 18 years with stops at KKRH and KINK 101.9 where he hosted the Sunday Night Blues Room for 13 years before retiring in 2011. He currently is the founder and owner of <internetjock.com> A voice over company in Beaverton, Oregon.