From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
KVNI Kootenai FM.png
CityCoeur d'Alene, Idaho
Broadcast areaSpokane metropolitan area
Branding92.5 Kootenai FM
SloganNorth Idaho's Favorites
Frequency1080 kHz
Translator(s)92.5 K223AN (Coeur d'Alene)
First air dateOctober 1946
Formatvariety hits, 90s based classic hits
Power10,000 watts (day)
1,000 watts (night)
88 watts (translator)
Facility ID49245
Transmitter coordinates47°36′59.00″N 116°43′11.00″W / 47.6163889°N 116.7197222°W / 47.6163889; -116.7197222
OwnerMorgan Murphy Media / Spokane Television Group
(QueenB Radio, Inc.)
WebcastListen Live

KVNI (1080 kHz) is a commercial AM radio station licensed to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, serving the Spokane metropolitan area of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho. It is owned by Morgan Murphy Media[1] but is run by QueenB Radio, Inc., under a local marketing agreement. Queen B owns seven radio stations and a TV station in the Spokane area.

KVNI airs a variety hits radio format, which is also carried on an FM translator station, K223AN.[2] The two stations call themselves "92.5 Kootenai FM," referring to the translator's dial position at 92.5 MHz. (Couer d'Alene is the county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho.)

KVNI studios are at the QueenB Radio offices on West Boone Avenue in Spokane, Washington.[3] The transmitter is located several miles southeast of Couer d'Alene.[4] The station is powered at 10,000 watts, using a non-directional antenna by day. But because AM 1080 is a clear-channel frequency, reserved for Class A stations KRLD in Dallas and WTIC in Hartford, Connecticut, KVNI reduces power at night to 1000 watts directional to avoid interference.


KVNI first signed on the air in October 1946.[5] It originally broadcast on AM 1240 with 1000 watts by day and 250 watts by night. It later moved to AM 1080, increasing its daytime power to 10,000 watts and nighttime power to 1000 watts.

On November 20, 2015 KVNI dropped its ESPN Radio all-sports format and began playing Christmas music, branded as "92.5 Kootenai FM." On December 26, 2016, the station began airing an adult contemporary format. Less than a year later the format was adjusted to 90's based adult hits.[6]


ESPN North Idaho.jpg


  1. ^ "KVNI Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ http://radio-locator.com/info/K223AN-FX
  3. ^ http://kootenaifm.com/contact-2/
  4. ^ http://radio-locator.com/cgi-bin/pat?call=KVNI&service=AM&status=L&hours=N
  5. ^ Broadcasting Yearbook 1977 page C-88
  6. ^ QueenB Launches Kootenai FM in Coeur d'Alene

External links[edit]