KVON

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KVON
City Napa, California
Broadcast area Napa County/Sonoma County
Slogan "The Voice of Napa County Sports"
Frequency 1440 kHz
First air date November 17, 1947
Format sports radio
Power 5,000 watts day
1,000 watts night
Class B
Facility ID 74430
Transmitter coordinates 38°15′45.00″N 122°16′56.00″W / 38.2625000°N 122.2822222°W / 38.2625000; -122.2822222
Affiliations Fox Sports Radio
Premiere Radio Networks
Owner Wine Country Broadcasting Company
Sister stations KVYN
Webcast AM Listen Live
Website kvon.com

KVON (1440 kHz) is a commercial AM radio station broadcasting a sports radio format. Licensed to Napa, California, it serves the Napa County/Sonoma County region of Northern California. The station is owned by Wine Country Broadcasting Company and features programming provided by Fox Sports Radio and Premiere Networks.

The station carries nationally syndicated shows from Dan Patrick and Jay Mohr. Some non-sports talk programming is heard in late mornings.

History[edit]

On November 17, 1947, KVON first signed on.[1] Originally it broadcast with 500 watts of power around the clock, before getting a power increase.[2] The station was owned by Thomas L. Young from 1971 to 1996. During Young's ownership, he founded sister station KVYN which went on the air in 1975. [3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Broadcasting Yearbook 1977 page C-23
  2. ^ "Mayor to Pull Switch as KVON Napa Starts" (PDF). Broadcasting. December 15, 1947. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  3. ^ Sestito, Maria (December 1, 2015). "Former radio station owner dies at age 94". Napa Valley Register. Napa, CA: Lee Enterprises, Inc. Retrieved December 5, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Thomas L. Young". Napa Valley Register. Napa, CA: Lee Enterprises, Inc. December 4, 2015. Retrieved December 5, 2015. 

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