KVON

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KVON
CityNapa, California
Broadcast areaNapa County/Sonoma County
Slogan"The Voice of Napa County Sports"
Frequency1440 kHz
First air dateNovember 17, 1947
FormatSports radio
Power5,000 watts day
1,000 watts night
ClassB
Facility ID74430
Transmitter coordinates38°15′45.00″N 122°16′56.00″W / 38.2625000°N 122.2822222°W / 38.2625000; -122.2822222
AffiliationsFox Sports Radio
Premiere Radio Networks
OwnerWilfred Alexander Marcencia and Julissa Marcencia
(Wine Down Media LLC)
Sister stationsKVYN
WebcastListen Live
Websitekvon.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 Wilfred Alexander Marcencia and Julissa Marcencia, through licensee Wine Down Media LLC, 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] In May 2017 an announcement was made that the station along with KVYN had been sold by Wine Country Broadcasting to Wine Down Media for $425,000. The transaction was consummated on August 1, 2017.[5]

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.
  5. ^ Huffman, Jennifer (May 14, 2017). "New owners for Napa radio stations KVYN/KVON". Napa Valley Register. Napa, CA: Lee Enterprises, Inc. Retrieved May 14, 2017.

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