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City Eagle River, Alaska
Broadcast area Anchorage, Alaska
Branding Valley News Talk 1020
Slogan "Fair and Balanced for Alaska"
Frequency 1020 kHz
Translator(s) 92.5 K223BJ (Eagle River)
Format News/Talk
Power 10,000 watts
Class A
Facility ID 53491
Callsign meaning K Valley News Talk
Former callsigns KCFA (1985-1992)
KFFR (1992-1997)
KAXX (1997-2008)
KABA (2008-2009)
KOAN (2009-2013)
Owner Christian Broadcasting, Inc.
Sister stations KLEF, KYKA, KMVN, KOAN, KZND-FM
Webcast Listen Live
Website 1020kvnt.com

KVNT (1020 AM) is an American commercial radio station in Eagle River, Alaska, broadcasting to the Anchorage, Alaska, area. KVNT was a simulcast of KLEF 98.1 FM (as KAXX) until February 12, 2007.

The FCC had granted the estate of the licensee permission to remain silent (called an STA) for 6 months in order to work out the details of transferring the license to another party. [1]. If the station stayed silent for a period of 12 months, the license was to expire as a matter of law.[2]

KAXX returned to the air January 19, 2008. The station then began airing a business news format. KAXX changed their call letters to KABA on March 28, 2008. The station is now owned by Alaska Integrated Media of Anchorage, Alaska.

KABA signed off once again September 15, 2008, this time due to transmitter failure.[1] The station changed its call letters to KOAN on June 9, 2009; the KOAN call letters were previously used on channel 6 in Anchorage (a low-power station operating as an 87.7 FM station), which took the KABA call letters and business format.

KOAN returned to the airwaves in December 2010 under the moniker "FOX News Talk 1020" using local talent from the now-silent progressive talk sister station KUDO and Fox News Radio personalities in other dayparts.[2]

On November 20, 2013, KOAN changed their call letters to KVNT and rebranded as "Valley News Talk 1020".


  1. ^ "Notification of Suspension of Operations / Request for Silent STA". October 1, 2008. Retrieved June 23, 2009. 
  2. ^ KUDO Announcement, KUDO Website, retrieved December 13, 2010

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Coordinates: 61°29′02″N 149°45′44″W / 61.48389°N 149.76222°W / 61.48389; -149.76222